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The Dining Hall as a Classroom: A Unique Model for a Life-Cycle Analysis Course

  • Northwestern University (IL)

Though students, faculty, and the dining service have all shown dedication to sustainable initiatives, there has been little academic research on the sustainability of our campus dining service. This year ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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“You Can’t Measure That!” Measuring Affective Learning Outcomes in an Undergraduate Urban Sustainability Course

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Traditional classroom assessments are unable to measure students’ development of the affective competencies and behavioral dispositions implicit in education for sustainability. This original research addresses the question of how to ...

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Teaching Sustainability 101: How Do We Structure An Introductory Course?

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Philadelphia University (PA)
  • Roosevelt University (IL)

This panel discussion brings together 5 university instructors who have been teaching some version of "Intro to Sustainability" for at least several years. The panelists will share and compare their ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Designing Introductory Courses in Sustainability for Undergraduate Learners

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Skagit Valley College (WA)
  • University of Washington, Bothell (WA)

Sustainability programs have proliferated in colleges and universities recently, including lower division courses designed to introduce students to the issues of sustainability. But as a field of study, sustainability is ...

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Investigating Sustainability-Focused Courses and their Impact on Student Learning

  • H&A Columbus-UBC

With the growing need for sustainability education, universities are looked upon for leadership to provide and integrate sustainability teaching and learning opportunities. The University of British Columbia's (UBC) vision ...

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Investing in the Future: Extending Enterprise Innovation through Biomimicry, Living Systems Design, and Systems Ecology in a Graduate Ecopreneurship Course

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Two graduate faculty share their success strategies for cultivating student leadership in ecopreneurship to take sustainability deeper designing regenerative enterprises. Businesses using green practices and operations are a positive step ...

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Imagining a Sustainable World: Duquesne University's Multi-Disciplinary Course on Sustainability

  • Duquesne University (PA)

In mid-2012 the University Academic Sustainability committee at Duquesne University began

development of a three-credit undergraduate course on sustainability to be taught by a multi-

disciplinary team of faculty from ...

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Sustainability Education Combines with Place-based Education in UVM Graduate-level Team-taught Service-learning Integrative Course

  • University of Vermont (VT)

PLACE (Place-based Landscape Analysis & Community Engagement) Program applies landscape analysis and whole systems thinking to fostering a sense of place and a sustainable future in local communities. It seeks ...

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Immersed in the Environment: A Concentrated Weekend Course

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Environment Today' course at Carnegie Mellon is organized by students held over one intense weekend in the spring semester. Course content is expansive and challenging; such as 'Biodiversity and ...

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A Sustainable Course on Sustainability

  • Dickinson College (PA)

My college recently offered me the opportunity to teach a new kind of course with a new set of technological teaching tools. This class, "Thoreau, Wilderness, and American Nature Writing ...

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The Imperative of a Sustainable Human Resource Management Course in MBA Programs

  • Kent State University (OH)

The MBA Human Resource Management core course covers all functional areas of HRM, with an emphasis on the manager's perspective and responsibilities. This session makes a case for the ...

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Energy Management in the Curriculum: The ENERGY STAR Course for Colleges and Universities

  • American University (DC)
  • Cadmus Group, Inc. (FL)

Understanding the fundamentals of energy management is a marketable skill in any economic climate. Further, understanding the means to and metrics of energy efficiency, and how policy decisions intertwine with ...

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A Service Learning Course that Engages a Student Workforce to Help Implement Stanford's Sustainability Programs

  • Stanford University (CA)

As a leader in resource management, demonstrated through infrastructural improvements and efficiency programs, Stanford has great potential to couple operational achievements with program-based local actions that promote both resource conservation ...

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A Course on Consumption and the Environment as an Entry Point to Practicing Sustainability

  • University of Oklahoma (OK)

Two colleagues have taught an introductory freshman level course titled Consumption and the Environment for the last 7 years. This freshman level course is a requirement for the environmental studies ...

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Developing a Service Learning Course on Sustainability Focused Nonprofit Organizations

  • Dickinson College (PA)

The objective of this service learning course offered during the fall 2010 term was to generally provide students with a clearer understanding of the ways nonprofit organizations individually and collectively ...

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Planning Campus Climate Action in a Service Learning Course

  • Dickinson College (PA)

In spring semester 2011, students in the Sustainability Practicum course offered at our college were charged by our President's Commission on Environmental Sustainability with reviewing the college's climate ...

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Laboratory for a Sustainable Energy Course

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

At our university all students are required to complete a general education science lecture course, a science and society lecture course, and a laboratory course that accompanies one of these ...

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Sustainability Course Inventory as a Foundation for Sustainability and Environmental Program Development using STARS

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, Canada, recently conducted an inventory of sustainability-related, sustainability-focused and environment courses as part of the requirements of the STARS accreditation process. The results of the ...

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Best Practices in Global Sustainability: A Course Offering

  • Bryant University (RI)

As a result of this slow economy, university resources are limited and most schools experienced several budget cuts. Therefore, the authors decided to streamline efforts in satisfying the three pillars ...

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Ecological Economics 101: Integrating Core Principles into Science and Social Science Courses

  • Creative Change Educational Solutions (MI)

For sustainability to take hold across the curriculum, educators must gain the skills to integrate ecological economics concepts into science and humanities courses. Yet the disciplinary boundaries of secondary and ...

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Teaching to transform: Proven and practical ways to design sustainability courses that inspire

  • Portland State University (OR)

This workshop will lead faculty and other sustainability educators through the practical steps of using the Burns Model of Sustainability Pedagogy (Burns, 2009; Burns, 2010) to design or re-design courses ...

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Introduction to Sustainability Studies: Design and Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Course

  • Rider University (NJ)

Like many schools, our institution is actively engaged in integrating sustainability across the curriculum. However, because we have also instituted a minor in sustainability studies, we have developed and are ...

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Working toward Sustainability: A capstone course about environmental citizenship and effective communication

  • Roger Williams University (RI)

Increasing individuals' awareness and knowledge about sustainability are essential to forming more sustainable societies. However, they are not sufficient. In addition, individuals must take action for progress to be made ...

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The Green Wave: Engaging Students and Benefitting the Community through an Energy Audit Training Course

  • San Jose State University (CA)

This session focus on a pilot energy efficiency audit training program, the Green Wave, launched in 2011 by San Jose State University and two partner organizations, the City of San ...

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Honey Bees: Pollinators as a Case Study in Sustainability-An Undergraduate Course

  • Southern Connecticut State University (CT)

Over 70% of the worlds flowering plants require a living organism for pollination. Many of these plants include the fruits, vegetables and grains humans consume, as well as feed for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Investing in a Sustainable Future

  • University of Virginia (VA)

This presentation illustrates one approach to teaching sustainability in business schools by describing the rationale and structure used to develop and deliver our course, "Investing in a Sustainable Future," a ...

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Sustainability in Civil and Environmental Engineering Courses at CU-Boulder

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Recent modifications have been made to two first-year courses for civil (CivE) and environmental (EnvE) engineering majors and the senior capstone design course in EnvE. A pre-survey was used to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The End of Oil: A Model Course for Sustainability Education

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Because energy is central to all socio-ecological systems, a course on energy can easily become a course on everything. Therein lies both the promise and the challenge of a course ...

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Lessons from a Capstone Course Focused on Campus Sustainability

  • University of Lynchburg (VA)

With the first offering of Lynchburg College's "Capstone Course in Environmental Studies" in Spring 2010 came the challenge of determining what would constitute an appropriate capstone experience for junior ...

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Cultivating Sustainable Campuses - One Conversation at a Time

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (AR)
  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)
  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Description: Our session will engage participants in our sustainability-themed discussion circles and will offer guidance on how to utilize these resources on campus. Presentation will highlight examples of colleges and ...

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Sustainability and the Moral Ecology of College Culture

  • St. Olaf College (MN)

To prepare for the ecological revolution of the 21st century, American college students need to know more than the traditional disciplines can teach them, even in interdisciplinary formats. They need ...

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Campus-Community Partnerships for a Sustainable Future: Service-Learning Courses

  • University of Vermont (VT)

It is important that universities not work in isolation on their sustainability initiatives, but extend beyond the walls of academe and link with others in the broader community. Service-learning partnerships ...

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Educating Agents of Change: A Campus-wide Course on Global Sustainability

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Professors often collaborate with colleagues across disciplines to create innovative sustainable practices, institutions, and technologies for a resource-constrained world. Yet how can one educate undergraduate students to become future agents ...

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Sustainability courses for students with busy schedules: "The Environment Today"

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Carnegie Mellon University has instituted environmental education across its curriculum over the past five years. The latest course addition, "The Environment Today," was spearheaded by student organizations at Carnegie Mellon ...

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GIS and Sustainability: Project based Introductory GIS Course Curriculum

  • Furman University (SC)

An introductory level GIS course was modified to incorporate a sustainability focused term project. Students in the class learn the basics of GIS through lectures, intense classroom discussions, and structured ...

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Sustainability Internship Course Best Posters

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In a Sustainability Internship course offered at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, students designed posters telling the story of their experiences interning at non-profits, local government offices, businesses ...

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Heifer International's Alternative Spring Break: Experiential Immersion Course

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Heifer International (HI) facilitates an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) in Perryville, Arkansas, teaching individuals across the country about the organization's mission to "work with communities to end hunger and ...

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A Case Study on furthering Campus Sustainability by Smart Scheduling General Purpose Classrooms

  • West Virginia University (WV)

Today, higher education across the United States continues to use inefficient processes to schedule classrooms and events. Very little attention is given to optimal space allocation or usage efficiency. However ...

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Sustainability in the Business Curriculum

  • Goshen College (IN)

What happens when business majors complete a hands-on course helping local business become more sustainable? This year students in the Management Policy and Social Responsibility course analyzed renewable energy options ...

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Environmental Sustainability Cluster Course: Initiating Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Engaging Community, and Supporting Facilities Management

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

In the spring of 2008, the first environmental sustainability course offered at the University of Missouri Kansas City was a cluster course. Cluster courses are upper level, interdisciplinary, general education ...

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Integrating Sustainability and Science in an Urban Infrastructure Course - Experience and Learning Outcomes

  • Tulane University (LA)

In the fall of 2007, a course was developed on sustainable infrastructure in urban environments, and the course was taught in the following spring semester. Aimed mainly at undergraduate students ...

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Going Beyond the Classroom to Study Sustainability: How to Design Community-based Experiential Learning Courses

  • International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (Chiang Mai)

Education about sustainability should incorporate not just new ideas, but also innovative approaches to teaching. This presentation focuses on one such method-lessons learned and how to design experiential community-based courses ...

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Student Directed Bicycle Education Course Creates Community Understanding

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

This project addresses the challenges UCSC faces with implementing sustainable transportation. The primary mode of campus transportation is via automobile. The cost of automobile use for the UC, students, and ...

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Learning Through Eating: Bringing Campus Dining Operations into an Introductory Environmental Science Course

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Sustainability initiatives in higher education often flourish as the result of cross-functionality of teaching, research, and operational staff. At the University of Wisconsin - Madison, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Resources ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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An Investigation of Sustainability-Oriented Courses: Student Views & Experiences

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

With an increased awareness of climate change and environmental concerns, and a worldwide call for the integration of sustainability into the curriculum, universities are looked upon as agents of change ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Curriculum Improvement in Education for Sustainable Development: Measuring Learning Outcomes in an Introductory Urban Planning Course.

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Education for sustainable development (ESD) is an academic goal for many courses in higher learning. ESD encompasses a specific range of learning outcomes, competencies, skills and literacies that include and ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Shifting from Saying to Doing: Evaluation of an Environmental Course Designed to Create Environmental Change Agents

  • Tufts University (MA)

This study evaluated a semester-long environmental course designed to enable students to become environmental change agents. Sixteen undergraduate students self-selected into the program course, which integrated social science-focused materials with ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Developing Sustainability Literacy Among the Next Generation of Educators

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Sustainability Science Education Project at Arizona State University aims to develop sustainability literacy among future educators. An innovative course, Sustainability Science for Teachers (SSFT), leverages the power of digital ...

  • Posted June 10, 2015
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