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Environmental Writing Minor

  • Chatham University (PA)

Students are exposed to the writing process but also gain entrance to the worlds of ecology and policy, enabling them to support their language skills with fact-based substance.

  • Posted July 10, 2019
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Botany Minor

  • Chatham University (PA)

Botany, or plant biology, is the scientific study of plants, from algae to giant sequoia trees. A minor in botany is ideal for students who wish to supplement their studies ...

  • Posted July 10, 2019
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Sustainability Minor

  • Chatham University (PA)

Students pursuing a minor in sustainability will explore society’s sustainability challenges and focus on data driven and entrepreneurial solutions. The sustainability minor consists of 18 credit hours (6 courses).

  • Posted July 10, 2019
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Environmental Science (BS)

  • Chatham University (PA)

The Environmental Science BS major provides students with an interdisciplinary, scientific perspective to help them develop an evidence-based approach to environmental challenges. Foundational courses in biology, chemistry, ecology, hydrology, climate ...

  • Posted July 10, 2019
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Master of Arts in Food Studies (MAFS) - MBA Dual Degree Program

  • Chatham University (PA)

Core courses provide breadth and depth in food studies, business, and sustainable business, equipping all students with a holistic understanding of food systems and business skills. All students are expected ...

  • Posted July 10, 2019
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Master of Sustainability (MSUS)

  • Chatham University (PA)

The Master of Sustainability (MSUS) program – part of Chatham's Falk School of Sustainability & Environment – is a cohort-based program that educates and trains future sustainability leaders. Students will explore ...

  • Posted July 9, 2019
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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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Achieving SDG Targets: The European Approach: Compliance - The Case of Energy & Irish Universities

  • Chatham University (PA)
  • Technological University Dublin

Ireland, as a nation, has signed up to the SDGs. The main drivers in reaching these targets will be through a set of interventions that are encompassing - legislation - compliance to ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Graduate Students Implement Sustainability During a Short Academic Window: Case Study Eden Hall

  • Chatham University (PA)

Eden Hall Campus at Chatham University was built to be a living learning lab for sustainable initiatives in the Falk School of Sustainability. Although the focus of the university is ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Campus Sustainability: A Motivational Analysis for Change

  • Chatham University (PA)

Current business practices are a leading source of environmental degradation, especially employee actions in the workplace that generate excessive waste to landfill, resource depletion, and other negative impacts. The UN ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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The Trials and Tribulations of Building a Living-Learning Sustainable Campus

  • Chatham University (PA)

What does it truly mean to be a living-learning sustainable campus? Eden Hall, just outside Pittsburgh, is a new 388 campus site, encompassing farmland, forests and two head-water catchments. Acquired ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Communicating sustainability: A content analysis of website communications in the United States

  • Chatham University (PA)
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV)

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate how institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the USA communicate sustainability through their websites. Specifically, the authors compare how and to what ...

  • Posted July 25, 2018
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Chatham University: Leading the Way to a More Sustainable Future

  • Chatham University (PA)
  • The Conservation Fund (DC)

Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus is pioneering a vision for a new kind of campus--one that strives to create more energy than it uses, and immerses students in sustainable ...

  • Posted Feb. 28, 2018
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Master of Arts in Food Studies

  • Chatham University (PA)

Chatham University's Master of Arts in Food Studies is a part of their Falk School of Sustainability & Environment. The interdisciplinary program trains students to understand and analyze holistic ...

  • Posted May 15, 2017
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Chatham University Grounds and Eden Hall Campus

  • Chatham University (PA)

Building on the legacy of alum Rachel Carson (‘29), Chatham University has practiced a pest management plan since 2000 that bans chemical pesticides on all campus grounds and actively preserves ...

  • Posted Sept. 13, 2016
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Green Chemistry (MS)

  • Chatham University (PA)

Focused on delivering a truly unique educational experience for students with undergraduate degrees in biochemistry, biology, and chemistry, the M.S. in Green Chemistry program delves into the design of ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Life after achieving your CAP Goals: What are teaching moments for others and how do you plan for the next big thing?

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Colby College (ME)
  • Chatham University (PA)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This session will focus on three key concepts. First, for the institutions that are close to or have obtained climate neutrality, what are learning outcomes that they can provide to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Thinking Outside the Box: Evidence-based Data Collection for Sustainability Reporting

  • Chatham University (PA)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)
  • Sustrana LLC (PA)

This session will cover innovative and practical ways to gather meaningful data through real-world, applied scenarios. Specifically, the presenters will share methods for developing accurate heuristics for sustainability reporting in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Voluntary Sustainability Agreements as a Transition Niche

  • Chatham University (PA)

The lack of climate change leadership across many government levels in the United States has left a gap in the work of low-carbon transition for sustainability. Recognizing the importance and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integrating Sustainability Across Sites and Programs: Creating a new Campus

  • Chatham University (PA)

This session updates progress on a new sustainable campus and academic unit. This project integrates principles of sustainability across curriculum, research, facilities, purchasing, student life, and campus-community relations. In this ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Campus Citizenship Behavior: A Motivational Analysis for Change

  • Chatham University (PA)

All intentional behavior is a function of motivational forces within the individual to engage in certain actions while forgoing other actions. Classic theories of motivation such as expectancy theory, equity ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Rethinking Education: Building for a Sustainable Future

  • Chatham University (PA)

This session will tell the story of the creation of a new "ground up" School of Sustainability and the Environment (SSE) that will integrate the principles of sustainability and across ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Campus Development from the Ground Up

  • Chatham University (PA)

Constructing an entirely new campus from the ground up can be a daunting task, being the first academic institution to do so sustainably presents an even greater challenge. As our ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Business Coordinators: Regional Collective Impacts

  • Chatham University (PA)

A growing number of businesses around the world and in Southwestern Pennsylvania have appointed Sustainability Officers/Coordinators, mirroring the successes of such positions being established at universities.

To meet the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Eden Hall Campus: Laboratory for 21st century climate positive living

  • Chatham University (PA)
  • BNIM Architects (MO)

As the alma mater of Rachel Carson, Chatham University has long been committed to environmental education, advocacy and stewardship. In recent years, that commitment has included establishing a dorm focused ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Calculating and Communicating the Carbon Benefit of Campus Trees

  • Chatham University (PA)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)

This dialogue and discussion session will facilitate creation of a peer-reviewed methodology for calculating and reporting the carbon sequestration of campus trees, to further the design of responsible policies for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating a Learning Community for Solutions to Climate Change

  • Chatham University (PA)
  • Samford University (AL)

The rapidly evolving and interdisciplinary nature of climate change presents a challenge to colleges and universities as they seek to educate undergraduate students. To address this challenge, the National Council ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Price of Reduction: A Comparative Analysis of the Cost-Benefit Perceptions of Reduction Initiatives

  • Chatham University (PA)

This research contrasts the perceived benefits and costs of implementing two reduction initiatives (plastic bottle ban, pesticide ban) as perceived by key constituencies (students, faculty, administration). The two initiatives provide ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Bachelor of Sustainability (BSUS)

  • Chatham University (PA)

The Bachelor of Sustainability (BSUS) program emphasizes leadership, teamwork, entrepreneurialism, and experience. Students have the opportunity to specialize in one of four undergraduate concentrations: Sustainable Design and the Built Environment ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • Chatham University (PA)

The main goals of the Environmental Studies (ENV) program are to inform students about the state of the local and global environment, and to provide tools to become personal and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Certificate in Sustainable Management

  • Chatham University (PA)

From major international corporations to nonprofit organizations, and from healthcare to banking, sustainability is driving the shape, look and feel of tomorrow’s world. Chatham University’s online Certificate in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of Sustainability - MBA Dual Degree Program

  • Chatham University (PA)

Chatham University's Falk School of Sustainability Master of Sustainability program, in partnership with Chatham's MBA program, has developed a dual degree program that prepares graduates for sustainability management ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Certificate in Green & Sustainable Management

  • Chatham University (PA)

Developed to provide specialized knowledge for individuals planning careers in green building management, sustainable design, renewable energy, sustainability (viewed holistically), and environmental management. Students may concentrate their study in either ...

  • 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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