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Transferring Sustainability Solutions across Contexts through City–University Partnerships

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (DF)
  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

The urgency of climate change and other sustainability challenges makes transferring and scaling solutions between cities a necessity. However, solutions are deeply contextual. To accelerate solution efforts, there is a ...

  • Posted Nov. 26, 2018
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Prefiguring Sustainability through Participatory Action Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Reflections and Recommendations for Student Development

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

PAR-based UREs are undergraduate research experiences (UREs)—built into university-community partnerships—that apply principles of participatory action research (PAR) towards addressing community-defined challenges. In this paper, we advance PAR-based UREs ...

  • Posted Nov. 13, 2018
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On-Campus Water Reclamation: A Tale of Two Cities

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • Sustainable Water, LLC (VA)

Think globally. Act locally. Water is a critical issue in many parts of the world. See how Emory University and Arizona State University have turned to on-campus water reclamation as ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Urban, Rural, and On-Campus Solutions (UROC): Living Campus Accelerator Toolkit

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Arizona State University has committed to becoming carbon neutral for campus buildings by 2025. University Sustainability Practices (USP) is working tirelessly to help fulfill this vision. USP and partner universities ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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A Comparison of four Campuses Water Usage: A look at contrasting water profiles in the Southwest.

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

We will introduce you to four campuses of varying sizes, disciplines, histories - all located in the Southwest and part of one University. Each campus has its own water profile 'personality ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Mitigating Air Travel Emissions: Measuring, Pricing and Collaboration

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Presenters will discuss their approaches to tracking airline miles, estimating emissions, and counter-acting these emissions. Carbon neutral air travel requires data availability to accurately estimate emissions, but perhaps a larger ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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WEB of Science Database: Sustainable Knowledge of the Hopi A Prototype for the Future Research

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Hopi tribe of the US Southwest is the carrier of the traditional knowledge (TK) comprising the knowledge of sustainable living. The search of the Web of Science database has ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Driving Food Reconnection at Arizona State University through Collaboration between USP and Aramark

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

Surveys conducted at Arizona State University dining locations indicate that the vast majority of customers care about using natural resources responsibly and make a conscious effort to only take what ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Key Competencies in Sustainability: Curriculum and Program Development

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

Every year, new sustainability degree programs are launched at colleges and universities across the USA joining a global trend of sustainability degree programs offered at higher education institutions worldwide. This ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Applied Learning: Interventions for Sustainability Impacts

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University of Calgary (AB)

Applied learning (AL) for sustainability is an umbrella term and encompasses student engagement activities (e.g., internships, courses, research practicums) that deliver exceptional student experiences and a positive outcome for ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Key Competencies in Sustainability: Overview and Next Steps

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Chatham University (PA)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

The Panel-discussion is part of a nationwide process to solicit feedback on an initiative with the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). The goal of the initiative is ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Urban green spaces connecting people and place

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The following concept is a new project designed for the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus; the development and implementation of an urban green space titled The Lot @ ASU, that serves ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Fighting Food Waste on College Campuses

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

BACKGROUND: An estimated 40% of food produced in the US goes uneaten, yet 1 in 8 Americans struggle with hunger. And that number may be even higher on college campuses ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Changemaker Maps: A Roadmap to Transform Your Backyard and Your World

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

How ASU is leveraging 17 global goals as a framework to reach beyond the choir, transcend disciplines, connect with communities, and catalyze social change. Want to create change, but not ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Campus & Community Resilience: Experiences from Community College & University Partnerships

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • California State University, Northridge (CA)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Second Nature (MA)

Campuses in Portland, Los Angeles, and Phoenix were involved in the Climate Resilience in Urban Campuses + Communities (CRUX) project to support the implementation of resilience-related elements of the colleges and ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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The Role of Business in Education and Training for Sustainable Development

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Education is at the heart of human progress and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It enables people to build better lives and equips business and society to address our ...


Sustainable Tourism Certificate

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The graduate certificate in sustainable tourism, offered by the School of Community Resources and Development, is intended for professionals who work in or desire to work in the tourism industry ...

  • Posted Nov. 2, 2018
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Complex Adaptive Systems Science Concentration

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Complex adaptive systems science is the study of interactive and dynamic systems that change over time, producing their own emergent properties. The complex adaptive systems science graduate certificate can be ...

  • Posted Nov. 2, 2018
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Professional Skills in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • AASHE (PA)

There is often a mismatch between the learning outcomes of higher education programs and the professional skills required for sustainability jobs. This webinar provides an overview of professional skills in ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2018
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Mexican Grey Wolf Research and Annual Count

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

(landscape) Cyrenea Piper, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, stands near a Mexican gray wolf during the agency’s annual count. (Photo by Jenna Miller/Cronkite ...


Sustainable Energy for University Science Majors: Developing Guidelines for Educators

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Weizmann Institute of Science

This paper describes the basic tenets of a sustainable energy course for university science majors. First, it outlines the three core components of the course: 1. The scientific evidence for ...


Talking Sustainability with American Public Media’s Marketplace

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Can Social Media and Sustainability work together? Follow American Public Media's Marketplace correspondents and reporters in their discussion of the virtual world. They will explore Social Media's challenges ...

  • Posted May 8, 2018
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From Basic Research to Applied Solutions: are two approaches to sustainability science emerging?

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Duke University (NC)

Despite its widespread emergence and adoption, sustainability science continues to suffer from definitional ambiguity within the academe. A review of efforts to provide direction and structure to the science reveal ...


The glocal curriculum: A model for transnational collaboration in higher education for sustainable development

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Transnational collaborations between universities provide an underutilized opportunity to teach sustainability competencies emphasizing the global and local nature of (un)sustainability. This article asks: what kind of curricula and teaching-learning ...

  • Posted April 18, 2018
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‘The Camels are Unsustainable’ Using Study Abroad as a Pedagogical Tool for Teaching Ethics and Sustainable Development

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Michigan State University (MI)

Sustainable development (SD) has contested meanings, and perspectives vary within and across societies. Emphases can range dramatically from recycling advocacy to eradication of poverty. Assumptions and approaches to sustainable development ...

  • Posted April 16, 2018
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Sustainable Horticulture Concentration, Applied Biological Sciences (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The sustainable horticulture concentration is designed for students who want theory and practical experiences in the unique aspects of the culture of plants in an urban desert environment. Students acquire ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Biology & Society Concentration, Biological Sciences (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The BS program in biology and society focuses on training biology students to understand the social context of their science, to ask how and why a biological problem has been ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Conservation Biology & Ecology Concentration, Biological Sciences (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Conservation biologists at ASU investigate the impact of humans on Earth's biodiversity and develop practical approaches to prevent the extinction of species and promote the sustainable use of biological ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Science Concentration, Biology (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

By learning in an integrative environment that underscores the connectedness of these disciplines, students gain a better understanding of larger scientific concepts and they can view these concepts from multiple ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainability Concentration, Business (BA)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The W. P. Carey BA degree program in business with a concentration in sustainability is an innovative, transdisciplinary program intended to prepare students for positions in a variety of professions ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Design (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The BS program in environmental design offers an integrated curriculum in environmental design primarily in a nonstudio format. This undergraduate program is designed to create a deep awareness and knowledge ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Education Certificate

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College certificate in environmental education is for traditional and nontraditional educators and is designed to establish standards for professional excellence in environmental education. Environmental education ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Electric Power & Energy Systems Concentration, Electrical Engineering (BSE)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The goal of the electric power and energy systems concentration is to prepare graduates for positions in industries dealing with generation, transmission and utilization of electric power. Generation includes conventional ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Alternative Energy Concentration, Electronics Engineering Technology (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The alternative energy technologies concentration explores the demands of energy resources in the new economy. This program strives to educate individuals in the use of energy sources such as solar ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering Concentration (BSE)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The ABET-accredited BSE engineering program prepares graduates to collaborate across disciplines to design and build solutions to real-world problems. In the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program, students apply fundamental ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Mechanical Engineering - Energy & Environment (BSE)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The concentration in energy and environment, within the BSE in mechanical engineering, is designed to prepare students to analyze technical problems in: air pollution, climate change, energy efficiency, environmental sustainability ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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MSE in Sustainable Engineering

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The MSE in sustainable engineering is a multidisciplinary graduate program ideal for professionals and graduate-level students with engineering and physical science backgrounds who wish to design a flexible individualized plan ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Earth & Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The BA program in earth and environmental studies provides a foundational understanding of the evolution of the earth system with an emphasis on the planetary context for sustainable human societies ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental & Resource Management (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The BS program in environmental and resource management provides critical scientific and management skills for graduates who will work in industry or government to ensure the health of natural ecosystems ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental & Resource Management (MS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The MS program in environmental and resource management provides students with a background in the sciences, engineering, environmental science, natural resources management, environmental health and safety, or other affiliated areas ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental & Resource Management Minor

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The minor in environmental and resource management provides students with a thorough introduction to environmental regulations and key environmental management issues such as the provision of clean, potable water, wastewater ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Life Sciences (PhD)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The focus is on collaborative and integrative study of the causes and consequences of environmental variation across scales ranging from the organism to the globe. The overall goal is to ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Global Health (BA)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The BA in global health is a transdisciplinary degree program designed for students who seek a broad and flexible set of skills for understanding contemporary health challenges and thinking about ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Global Health (PhD)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The PhD program in global health draws on the premise that sustainable and satisfying solutions to the most pressing global health challenges require a sophisticated understanding of how cultural context ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Humanities Certificate

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The environmental humanities certificate offers students who are interested in humanities-based approaches to the current global environmental crisis an option to focus in this vital area of study. Students take ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Chemistry Concentration, BS

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The BA program in earth and environmental studies provides a foundational understanding of the evolution of the earth system with an emphasis on the planetary context for sustainable human societies ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainability Concentration, Public Service & Public Policy (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The BS program in public service and public policy prepares students for work in government at all levels and nonprofit organizations through comprehensive coverage of topics in public policy, public ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Policy Concentration in Public Policy (MPP)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The MPP program with a concentration in environmental policy prepares students at the master's degree level to apply sustainability principles and approaches to careers in a variety of fields ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainable Tourism Concentration, Tourism Development & Management (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The tourism development and management program provides students with the theoretical understanding necessary to maneuver the complexities of one of the world's largest industries. A concentration in sustainable tourism ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Parks & Recreation Management (BS)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The BS program in parks and recreation management provides a transdisciplinary education in the management of parks, protected areas, community-based recreation services and special-event management. The parks and recreation field ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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