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Earth Day 2017: Campus Program and Activities

  • Bridgewater College (VA)
  1. Earth Day 2017 Celeberation on Campus
    • Tree planting ceremony *Pictures showing is part of an effort to raise awareness on campus about the ubiquitous nature of plastic in our lives ...
  • Posted April 27, 2017
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EKU Earth Day Festival

  • Eastern Kentucky University (KY)

Eastern Kentucky University held its 1st Earth Day Festival on April 26th to celebrate achievements made in sustainability and connect students with local and on-campus environmental organizations. The event featured ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Earth Fest 2017 celebrates Space, Energy, and Water

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)

EDINBURG & BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS—APRIL 19-20, 2017-- This year’s Earth Fest theme is Space, Energy, and Water, featuring three guest speakers, an Exhibitor Expo, and a Dinner & Movie ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Shred Right Recycling Event

  • Western Technical College (WI)

Students and community members brought 1,500 lbs of paper for shredding. The shredded material is recylced and made into low-quality paper products like paper towel. Since the event is ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Bike-Powered Smoothie Maker

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

During our Earth Day event, students had the opportunity to make their own bike-powered smoothie. Our engineering students built the system, as a part of their class project.

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Chicago March for Science Preparation

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL)

SAIC Students attend a March for Science materials making session hosted by Sustainable SAIC to prepare for the Earth Day march.

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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SAIC Bike Tune-ups

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL)

Sustainable SAIC partners with Pedal to the People, a local bike shop, to offer students free bike tune-ups for the annual Chicagoland Bike2Campus Week that started the day before Earth ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Randolph College co-sponsors Satellite March for Science on Earth Day in Lynchburg

  • Randolph College (VA)

The Randolph College Sustainability Council co-sponsored a satellite March for Science in Lynchburg on Earth Day. Faculty, staff, students from Randolph College and neighboring Lynchburg College joined concerned citizens and ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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March for Science

  • Berea College (KY)

Members of Berea College and the Office of Sustainability traveled to Lexington, KY for the March for Science on Earth Day, April 22, 2017.

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Art Inspired by Climate Science Data

  • Northwestern University (IL)

Art exhibits on display on Northwestern's Chicago and Evanston campuses during April featured art inspired by the science of climate change. The works by artist and Northwestern Pritzker School ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Dandelion Festival

  • Berea College (KY)

The second annual Dandelion Festival sought to educate students and the public about the importance of organic and non-invasive lawn management. The Festival opened with workshops led by two professors ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Carbon Neutral Green Basketball Game Tree Planting

  • Berea College (KY)

Each year, the Berea College Office of Sustainability hosts a Carbon Neutral Green Basketball Game. Carbon emissions are tallied from the use of the gym for the game and for ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Dumpster Dive 2017 Western Technical College

  • Western Technical College (WI)

In our efforts to raise awareness of the items that can be recycled here on our Western Technical College Campus we held a “Dumpster Dive”.

We asked our college President ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Central Community College Hastings Wind Turbine Tour

  • Central Community College (NE)

Students, staff, and community members enjoyed a presentation on the new 1.7 MW wind turbine at Central Community College Hastings from the Bluestem Energy Solutions project manager.

Also at ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Central Community College Grand Island Earth Week Expo

  • Central Community College (NE)

Students from the Hospitality Management and Restaurant Management program giving away marigold seeds and promoting their Green Fling event which connected restaurant owners, farmers markets, and local farmers.

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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MUSC Earth Day 2017

  • Medical University of South Carolina (SC)

Charleston, SC – In celebration of Earth Day, MUSC’s Sustainability Program hosted its 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration in the MUSC Horseshoe on April 12th, 2017 from 11am – 2pm.

MUSC ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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EarthTones - Earth Day events at Appalachian State University

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Appalachian State University chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASUSES) hosted the annual "Earth Tones" event on April 21. This event uses solar energy to power a day-long ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Earth Day Celebrations at University of Hong Kong

  • University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

The University of Hong Kong celebrated Earth Day over 2 days on March 21st and 22nd. March 21st featured an Earth Village carnival with booths from environmental groups, workshops, an ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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University of Alberta Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards recognizes those students, academic staff and support staff at the University of Alberta who are making progress integrating sustainability into teaching and learning; facilities, operations ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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UAB Recycling Earth Day on the Green

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)

UAB Recycling Coordinator Jon Paolone explains the intricacies of products made from recycled materials - in this case, a rubber jar opener made from recycled tires & a flying disc made ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Beauty in the World We Find: Earth Week at Wake Forest University

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Students, faculty, staff, and community members came together to celebrate our urban forests, waterways, and the landscapes that surround us during Earth Week at Wake Forest. Inspired by Terry Tempest ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Ohio State University Student Sustainability Fair 2017

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Student Sustainability Fair has become a fun tradition at Ohio State, educating students on the many organizations on campus they can join, as well as the community, government and ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Ohio State University Earth Day Give-Away: Reusable Lunch Bags for students

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Ohio State Office of Energy and Environment celebrates Earth Day by providing items to students that helps them be more sustainable. In 2017, students were given reusable lunch bags ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Successful Sustainability Efforts, Action from Constructive Communication

  • University of North Texas (TX)
  1. Understand the field and the reach of technical communication in relation to how it affects campus sustainability efforts, specifically, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) report and in ...
  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Making a Monarch Waystation

  • The University of Texas at Dallas (TX)

How easy it is to support plant diversity and insect habitat.

  • Posted April 25, 2017
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It's All About the People! Let's Talk About Social Sustainability

  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  1. Value social sustainability as a necessity for advancing campus sustainability.
  2. Identify strategies for including social sustainability on your campus.
  • Posted April 25, 2017
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Energy Efficiency Assessment at Texas State University

  • Texas State University, San Marcos (TX)
  1. How to calculate CO2 emissions from purchased electricity?
  2. What are the most important financial factors in energy efficiency assessment?
  3. How different energy efficiency plans can affect financial outcomes in a ...
  • Posted April 25, 2017
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Recycle Bikes

  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TX)

Attendees to this presentation will learn: 1. Who key stakeholders are on campus 2. How to set up the program 3. Where to find bikes 4. How to attract students ...

  • Posted April 25, 2017
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How Campus Solar Cuts Carbon and Boosts the Bottom Line

  • Cedar Valley College - DCCCD (TX)
  • Edison Energy (CA)

Learning Outcome 1: Learn how to assess on campus solar potential Learning Outcome 2: Understand how to compare on-site and off-site approaches Learning Outcome 3: Gain insight on how to ...

  • Posted April 25, 2017
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Process for UT Austin Sustainability Master Plan

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Ability to describe key process points of a planning process for sustainability.

  • Posted April 25, 2017
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"Staffulty”: When Sustainability Staff Take on Faculty Roles

  • Rice University (TX)
  1. Attendees will develop a rich understanding of the “staffulty” position.
  2. Attendees will learn the variety of ways that sustainability staff can engage with what is traditionally the faculty realm, including ...
  • Posted April 25, 2017
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Honored Members of the Sustainability Community

  • Indiana State University (IN)

Our student, faculty, and staff award winners! From left to right: Ivy Coble, Dara Middleton, Dr. Joy O'Keefe, and Dr. Jim Speer

These four people have worked so diligently ...

  • Posted April 25, 2017
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Earth Day Fair 2017 at Lehigh University

  • Lehigh University (PA)

Lehigh University celebrated its annual Earth Day Fair on Friday, April 21 from 11am-130pm on the UC Front Lawn. There were 30-40 interactive booths, 4 electric cars on display, an ...

  • Posted April 25, 2017
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James Madison University's Center for Faculty Innovation FLASHPOINT: Earth Day 2017. Protecting Scientific Knowledge, Protecting the Environment.

  • James Madison University (VA)

The Earth Day 2017 Flashpoint brings together faculty experts in environmental science, law, policy, conservation, and renewable energy on the occasion of the 2017 Earth Day and the Scientists’ March ...

  • Posted April 24, 2017
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Suffolk County Community College - Earth Week!

  • Suffolk County Community College (NY)

Suffolk County Community College Earth Week Events!

  • Posted April 21, 2017
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Suffolk County Community College Earth Week!

  • Suffolk County Community College (NY)

Earth Week Events at Suffolk County Community College

  • Posted April 21, 2017
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Repeat performance: CSU earns second STARS Platinum

  • Colorado State University (CO)

This news story from Colorado State University mentions highlights from the university that helped it achieve AASHE STARS Platinum rating for the second time, the only university thus far to ...

  • Posted April 21, 2017
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Feeding the Flames: A Report on Student Hunger at UIC

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

This report represents the results of a yearlong study of student food insecurity at UIC conducted by students and faculty in the School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and ...

  • Posted April 21, 2017
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Restroom Water Reduction Potential at an Urban University

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

A water audit was conducted at a variety of University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) campus buildings to help evaluate the potential to conserve water and save the university money ...

  • Posted April 20, 2017
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Emory Earth Festival

  • Emory University (GA)

Emory's annual Earth Festival kicks off Earth Month. The Festival runs in conjunction with Emory's weekly Farmers Market and brings together Atlanta based non-profits, government agencies, and businesses ...

  • Posted April 17, 2017
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Opening up the Pandora's box of sustainability league tables of universities: a Kafkaesque perspective

The aim of this paper is to explore the institutional impact of sustainability league tables on current university agendas. It focuses on a narrative critique of one such league table ...

  • Posted April 12, 2017
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Quantity and Electricity Consumption of Plug Load Equipment on a University Campus

  • Stanford University (CA)

The percent of energy consumed by plug load equipment in commercial buildings is on the rise. Research conducted in the past has included surveying plug load equipment, measuring plug load ...

  • Posted April 3, 2017
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STARS & Beyond: Adventures of an Embedded Librarian in the Campus Sustainability Office

  • University of Utah (UT)

Webinar [30 mins], presented by Amy Brunvand for the American Library Association Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) on 3/9/17. Amy Brunvand, an academic librarian at the University of Utah ...

  • Posted March 15, 2017
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Sharing the Load: Aggregating Renewable Energy Purchases with Others

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

The idea of pooling resources to increase bargaining power is not new. But it is being newly applied to renewable energy purchases. Now, no matter the size or location of ...

  • Posted March 9, 2017
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Impact of a participatory analysis of a campus sustainability social network: A case study of Emory University

  • Emory University (GA)

Social network analysis makes visible the invisible connections and flows that underlie complex social relationships. Applied organizational researchers have used social network analysis to assess and improve organizational and leadership ...

  • Posted March 2, 2017
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College and University Sustainability Officers' Experiences with Green Office Programs: A Qualitative Investigation

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The number of sustainability programs in higher education continues to increase. Green office programs have become a cornerstone of sustainability programming on college and university campuses across the country. This ...


Sustainability in Canadian post-secondary institutions: The interrelationships among sustainability initiatives and geographic and institutional characteristics

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Purpose

This paper aims to report on a census of high-level sustainability initiatives at all accredited post-secondary institutions in Canada by documenting the institutions that have undertaken sustainability assessments, have ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2017
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Managing Organizational Sustainability: Demonstrating the Business Case for Sustainability Professionals in the Workplace

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • McGraw-Hill (NY)

The report provides a preliminary exploration of the relationship between the fast-growing new job class of sustainability professionals and performance. The report uses original research and literature review to find ...

  • Posted Dec. 19, 2016
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Campus Sustainability Month at Tufts University

  • Tufts University (MA)

To celebrate Campus Sustainability Month, Tufts University students and staff focused on increasing access to sustainable transportation, reducing waste, and promoting sustainable food choices.


Starting the Conversation: Bridging Diversity and Sustainability in the California State University System

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • California State University, San Marcos (CA)

At AASHE 2015, California State University East Bay shared efforts to build partnerships between campus diversity and sustainability programs. Over the past year, this discussion has expanded into the California ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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