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Solar PV as a mitigation strategy for the US education sector

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (CA)

Solar photovoltaic (PV) is an important strategy to de-carbonize the energy sector in the United States and to reduce the health, environmental, and climate change damages associated with the production ...


Automated Gardening System with Solar Integration

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Industrialized agriculture has benefitted our society by feed billions but is also adding a burden to the environment. Inefficient watering techniques and indiscriminate use of chemicals in much of today ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Estimating the financial feasibility and technical potential for solar PV on all U.S. schools

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

In 2016, approximately 64% of total electricity generated in the United States came from fossil fuel sources, while approximately 2% came from solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation. Due to this ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Is your staff engaged with your sustainability practices?

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

At Carnegie Mellon University there are numerous sustainable practices on campus. Our presentation is to share the ways we engage the faculty, staff and students to raise awareness about green ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainability, Equity & Inclusivity: Diversifying the Conversation

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Sustainability Weekend is a conference organized by graduate and undergraduate students from various departments at CMU. This year's theme, 'Sustainability, Inclusivity & Equity' seeks to expand the scope of ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Acts of Art for the Environment

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

In Sustainable Earth, there are two different project groups, one focusing on the intersection of environmentalism and technology, the other on environmental art. My poster will focus on how art ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Leverage Your Renewable Energy Impact Through Emerging Avoided Emissions PPA Strategies

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Edison Energy (CA)
  • WattTime (CA)

Renewable energy procurement is a critical strategy for reducing an institution's greenhouse gas emissions. However, not all renewable energy projects avoid the same amount of GHG emissions per kWh ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainability Weekend Conference, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

‘Sustainability Weekend’ is a student-initiative held on Carnegie Mellon’s campus in Pittsburgh, PA, with the goal to promote inter-disciplinary conversations to raise awareness about the many sustainability issues surrounding ...


Toward Sustainable Chemistry

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

This essay argues that: "When chemists teach their students about the compositions, outcomes, mechanisms, controlling forces, and economic value of chemical processes, the attendant dangers to human health and to ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Institute for Green Science

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Institute for Green Science is a center for basic green science research in oxidation catalysis aimed at the invention of new green technologies designed to aid in the pursuit ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Bridging the Gap: Building High Performing K-12 Schools That Ready Students for Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Healthy school environments are an important part of maintaining the safety, health and well-being of students in their everyday lives in both K-12 and higher education. Higher education institutions have ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Gardens in the City: New Paradigms for Urban Community & Campus Gardens

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

While urban community gardens and campus farms are not a new concept, at Carnegie Mellon we are pioneering our own avenues for food production, health and wellness and community engagement ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Food Composting in the Real World

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Since 2007, incremental successes have taken our campus food composting weights from 0 to 419 tons, increasing every year! The Pittsburgh region food composting initiative started with stakeholder food audits ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Health Promotion: a vehicle for partnerships

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Public Health and Health Promotion on campus is uniquely positioned to partner and provide leadership on sustainability goals for higher education. Through a public health lens, we can offer support ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Diversity as the Guiding Principle: Sustainable Social Innovations

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Today institutions are cultivating a diversity of innovations to promote sustainability education, practice and development. Residence life may have a sustainability-themed living-learning community and student activities may have an environmental ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Create Leadership for Sustainability In Student Affairs

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Florida State University (FL)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Willamette University (OR)

Student Affairs divisions can play a critical role in the higher education sustainability movement through their efforts to recruit students, cultivate significant learning experiences outside the classroom, shape campus culture ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Living Buildings that Engage Students (and their Institution) in Sustainability

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)

There is a growing trend in education and architecture to create green ‘buildings that teach’, facilities that further occupant’s understanding and engagement in sustainability. Currently, the most progressive green ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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[eco]logical Succession: Cultivating Learning in Place

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Purdue University (IN)

Living buildings often rely on the Integrative Design Process to effectively gather information from a diverse ecosystem of project participants. This presentation will provide methods that leverage the design and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Campus Food Waste Management: Developing a Comprehensive Food Waste Management System for Green Campus

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Food waste is one of the most challenging components in the waste stream. Americans refuse 25% of all the food they prepare each year, leading to 33 million tons of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustain U: Centralizing the University Community Around Sustainability

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Sustainability has always had a presence on the Carnegie Mellon campus, but not one widely acknowledged. Students and staff often pass by the Solar Decathlon house or the recycling room ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability, A Living Experience

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

At Carnegie Mellon University sustainability has been stripped to “green.” Despite the greater on-campus attention of recycling and composting initiatives, six green roofs, zero-waste events, a community garden, and student ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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From Black Gold to White Gold: An Account Of The Feasibility Of On-Campus Solar Production

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Renewable energy production represents an integral part of the solution to the global climate change crisis. In the United States, universities often represent the cutting edge of science, progress, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Higher Education and Student Affairs Networking Luncheon

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Oregon State University (OR)
  • Waubonsee Community College (IL)

Drop by and join your student affairs colleagues for a conversation about the role of student affairs professionals in the sustainability movement. Hosted by the NASPA Knowledge Community on Sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Bridging the Gaps Between Student Affairs and Sustainability Professionals

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Ohio University (OH)

Many sustainability professionals are asked to expertly navigate student engagement despite a lack of formal training in student affairs. Management of such efforts can become frustrating; leading to poorly attended ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Institutionalizing Innovation: Student Government "sustainability"" bodies and roles"

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Once students (via student clubs or individually) begin experimenting with efforts to make their programs/campuses/communities more sustainable, additional leaders pick them up and want to incorporate such experiences ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Institutionalizing Zero Waste

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Once organizations (student clubs, departments/schools, campuses, etc.) begin experimenting with Zero Waste ("ZW"") efforts, additional leaders pick them up and want to incorporate such experiences and benefits into their ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Continuous and Retro Commissioning in High Performance Buildings

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

In the summer of 2010, our university contracted with a third party to perform a continuous commissioning and retro-commissioning pilot project for two LEED Silver Certified buildings. These buildings were ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Feasibility Study of Bio-Gas Digesters and Composting Systems for A University Campus

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Our research examines the feasibility of building and operating a biogas digestion unit for Carnegie Mellon University as a way to compost organic waste, offset energy use, and output a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Pittsburgh Climate Initiative In Review

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Pittsburgh Climate Initiative (PCI) is a collaborative effort designed to lead Pittsburgh's residents, businesses, government, and institutions of higher learning in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Student Green Fee Management and Project Implementation

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Green Mountain College (VT)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Pipelining Talent for Sustainable Careers: Role of Curriculum

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Business schools play a key role in producing leaders for tomorrow's global market today. As sustainability emerges as a distinct market force across industries and functions, schools are experiencing ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Institutionalizing Zero-Waste Events

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

University events that generate the most waste tend to include food or drink. Universities, their departments, and student groups host events with food and drink for many reasons. Food and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Pipelining Talent for Sustainable Careers: Linking it all together

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Business schools play a key role in producing leaders for tomorrow's global market today. As sustainability emerges as a distinct market force across industries and functions, schools are experiencing ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Deliberative Poll on Climate Change

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

For climate policy decisions to be accepted at any institutional level, it is critically important to gain public support. Unfortunately for issues with important scientific and technical details such as ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Framework for Academic Institutions Decision-Making on Climate Change and Sustainability Issues

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

As interest in climate change has increased, academic institutions have been actively engaged in discussing climate change mitigation measures. Among other things, schools have signed commitments like the Presidents' Climate ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Peer to Peer Sustainability Outreach Programs: From A to Z

  • Barnard College (NY)
  • Bowdoin College (ME)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

Student outreach is a goal of many sustainability programs. One model, using the peer to peer education approach, attempts to broaden the reach to all residential students. Often known as ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Posters for Change: the Power of Communication Design

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The course, "Design & Social Change," at Carnegie Mellon University strives to promote environmental literacy in the early years of secondary education, encouraging students to incorporate environmental thinking into their ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Development of Carbon Mitigation Tools and Benchmarks for Universities in the U.S.

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

A large share of U.S. universities is currently implementing campus green and sustainable initiatives. "Green" and "sustainable" initiatives can include a broad set of issues. For example, climate mitigation ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Design Institute

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Green Design Institute is a major interdisciplinary education and research effort to make an impact on environmental quality by partnering with companies, government agencies and foundations to develop pioneering ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education & Research

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research was established in 2004 with the generous support of Lowell and Jan Steinbrenner to change the way the world thinks and acts ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Sustainable Engineering

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The Center for Sustainable Engineering (CSE) is a partnership among five universities: Syracuse University (lead institution), Arizona State University, and Georgia Institute of Technology. Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Energy Science, Technology & Policy (MS)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Carnegie Mellon's Energy Science, Technology and Policy (EST&P) program offers a distinctive Master of Science based in engineering, aligned with new discoveries in science, attuned to sustainability and the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainability & Green Design Concentration (Civil & Environmental Engineering)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The concept of sustainability seeks to meet the needs of current generations without compromising those of future generations. This EESS concentration aims to create context for engineering decisions in the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Higher Education Sustainability in Pittsburgh

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Chatham University (PA)
  • Duquesne University (PA)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Supported by the Heinz Endowments, this AASHE publication profiles the sustainability innovations of the Pittsburgh institutions that hosted campus tours during the AASHE 2011 conference. Profiled innovations include green building ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Campus Ecological Footprint of Carnegie Mellon University

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

As Carnegie Mellon University is a rapidly growing and international educational institution with more number of campus members and visitors, the impacts of the school on ecological footprint are fast ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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It's Not Easy Being Green: Assessments and Strategies for Sustainable Institutions

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Colleges and universities in the United States are responsible for 3 to 9 percent of domestic climate change emissions and have about 16% of the US population currently enrolled. Bringing ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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The Greening of America's Campuses

  • Berea College (KY)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Emory University (GA)

Colleges have long marketed their campus amenities, their rosters of scholars, their selectivity and study-abroad programs. To that list, add one more thing: their green credentials. From Berea College in ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Big News on Campus

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Clemson University (SC)
  • Yale University (CT)

Provides information on the environmental practices of several colleges in the U.S. Benefits of the Yale Sustainable Food Project for local farmers; Condition of living at the dormitories in ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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