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Can a Campus Become a Cornucopia?

  • College of Charleston (SC)

As an urban campus in a food desert, the College of Charleston (CofC), lacks accessible produce. The only grocery store within a mile of campus caters to a high-income area ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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True Zero Waste - The Last 10%

  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Medical University of South Carolina (SC)
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington (NC)
  • Eco-Products (CO)

By many definitions, achieving Zero Waste requires a 90% diversion rate of all discarded materials from being land-filled or incinerated. Diverting the last 10% is complex, challenging, and potentially costly ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Recipes for Effective Campus-Community Partnerships: Perspectives on Food Security & Justice

  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • University of Utah (UT)

This combined session will present two cases of campus-community partnerships centered on food. The Stone Soup Collective College of Charleston Chapter is comprised of dozens of collectivists and volunteers who ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Institutionalizing Sustainability Literacy: Leveraging Opportunities for Sustainable Development

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Creating leveraging opportunities for institutionalizing sustainability is a pervasive issue for institutions of higher education. This presentation will discuss various potential barriers encountered at the College of Charleston and how ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Transition Campuses: Can Transition Towns Offer a Replicable Model?

  • College of Charleston (SC)

This presentation provides an overview of the recent Transition Town/Transition Movement (TM), both in the US and globally, and then reflects on the strengths and weaknesses of this model ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Personal Sustainability: The Sixth 'P' of Sustainable Development

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The normative power of sustainable development is to guide the future of the species and to scale the operationalization of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). The SDGs are designed to transform ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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A Novel Approach to Green Office Certification: Prioritizing Accessibility as Key Component

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The Office of Sustainability (OoS) at the College of Charleston (CofC) in South Carolina is launching the Green Office Certification Program in Fall 2019 after a one-year collaborative development period ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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ECOllective Fund

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Each student pays a Green Fee each semester to the ECOllective Fund that supports projects and initiatives that contribute to sustainability at the College of Charleston. A portion of the ...


Shaping Perceptions: Creative Explorations of Personal & Community Resiliency Through Art & Movement

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Life is stressful, and perception can hamper our ability to tackle our seemingly endless to-do lists. This workshop aims to equip participants with mechanisms to increase tolerance and productivity and ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Zero Waste Campus: Mitigating Landfill Waste on an Urban College Campus

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Charleston, South Carolina is a coastal city that is home to the College of Charleston, an integrated city campus. As the city is on the forefront to experiencing rising sea ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Designing Despite the Department of Transportation

  • College of Charleston (SC)

In a state, South Caroline, that is lacking in alternative transportation infrastructure and can barely maintain the infrastructure, how can a place of higher learning creative transportation? Most roads in ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Living Housed, Healthily and Happily: Conceptualizing Disparaging Circumstances in Queer Communities

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The data and implications aim to identify the meaning of social sustainability while highlighting issues within the field. LGBTQ communities are affected by many adverse circumstances and their lives can ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Building a Bigger Table: Engaging Communities on Food Security

  • College of Charleston (SC)

On our campus, and in the surrounding community, there appears to be a growing urge for increased engagement and 'silo-busting.' One of the largest focal points for this is food ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Inducing Paradigm Shifts through Complementary Curricular and Co-curricular Program Engagement

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The Office of Sustainability (OoS) at the College of Charleston offers a unique work environment. Housed in Business Affairs & led by 2 Staff who also serve as College Faculty ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Ideas into Actions: The ECOllective Fund and Student-led Sustainability Initiatives at CofC

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Each semester at the College of Charleston, students pay a 'Green Fee,' established in the fall of 2009 of $10 that is put into a fund that we call the ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Synergies in Sustainable Food Systems for Students, by Students

  • College of Charleston (SC)

In 2017, students, faculty, and staff at the College of Charleston were compelled by Charleston YOUth Count's data administered by the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Center for Livable Communities ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainabili-TEA: The Evolution and Efficacy of Podcasts as a Medium for Sustainability Literacy

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The Office of Sustainability has seen a strong response to using Podcasts to highlight stories, perspectives, and information to the campus and greater community. The efforts were first introduced as ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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#stopsucking: Leveraging Coalitions to Turn #strawlesssummer into an Endless Summer

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Approximately 630000 straws are used daily in Charleston, South Carolina. This single-use plastic often finds its way to the environment. Local branches of national organizations such as Surfrider, Lonely Whale ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainability Surveys for Program Enhancement

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • California State University, San Bernardino (CA)
  • Lehigh University (PA)
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ)
  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Indiana State University (IN)

For this session, panelists from Indiana State University (ISU), The College of Charleston (CofC), Ramapo College of New Jersey, California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB), Colorado State University (CSU), Lehigh ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainability Week: A Case Study in Diversity of Programing to Maximize Outreach Across Barriers

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The College of Charleston's Office of Sustainability has had several flagship programs and series over the years, but none near the scale and dynamism of the annual Sustainability Week ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Street Harassment Assessment at the College of Charleston

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Colleges and universities in urban areas are made up of many different types of environments. The nonprofit organization Stop Street Harassment, defines street harassment as 'unwanted whistling, leering, sexist, homophobic ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Bicycle Parking Assessment at the College of Charleston

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The College of Charleston's Sustainable Transportation Program, managed by the College's Office of Sustainability, is dedicated to providing accessible transportation options for students as well as advocating for ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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How Learning Interdependently in Outdoor Settings can Induce a Paradigm Shift & Foster a Yearn to Protect the Natural World

  • College of Charleston (SC)

As a vice president of the College of Charleston's Outdoors Club and long-time outdoor enthusiast, I have found that exposing people to the natural world has been one of ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Beyond the Triple Bottom Line; An Alternative Framework for Sustainability

  • College of Charleston (SC)

At nearly 25 years old, Elkington's triple bottom line is nearing obsolesce. While laudable in its intent to promote full cost accounting, the TBL's inherent focus on the ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Greeks Going Green: How and Why to Foster a Lasting Green Greek Life

  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • GreeniPhi (VA)

Greek life has a legacy of producing the change makers, leaders, and power brokers of the future. Consequently, educating Greeks about sustainability, and leading them to adopt sustainability measures as ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Social Justice Coffee Hour

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Social justice coffee hour is a forum for educated and informal dialogue about different social justice issues by presenting students and attendees with different viewpoints and voices on a certain ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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The College of Charleston - Zero Waste Initiative

  • College of Charleston (SC)

In 2012 the College of Charleston adopted the goal to dramatically reduce waste from processes on campus, and become a certified Zero Waste Institution by 2025. To achieve this goal ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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A Water Quality Argument for Vegetated Roofs in Charleston, South Carolina

  • College of Charleston (SC)

As part of the College of Charleston's Green Roofs initiative, we investigated the potential benefits of employing vegetated roof technology, specifically on the quality of Charleston's waterways. Using ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Sustainable Greek Initiative: Making the Campus Community Sustainable One Sorority and Fraternity at a Time

  • College of Charleston (SC)

In the Fall of 2012, the Sustainable Greek Initiative was started at the College of Charleston's Office of Sustainability. The initiative works with all three Greek councils at the ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Gaps in sustainability education: The impact of higher education coursework on perceptions of sustainability

  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Presbyterian College (SC)

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This paper aims to examine how both the amount and type of coursework impact students’ conceptualizations of sustainability. Previous research demonstrates that academic coursework influences students’ environmental attitudes, yet ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2016
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Facing of Failure and How to Use it to Work Towards Your Sustainability Goals

  • American University (DC)
  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

AASHE Conferences are great for discussing successes: they help guide burgeoning institutions, provide expansion support to veteran institutions, and help build the case for sustainability. But what about failures? This ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Fostering Sustainability in Residence Life Programming: Creating Sustainable Campus Communities

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The Office of Sustainability at the College of Charleston has worked on Residence Life Programming since 2012 and is now in its third phase of interns. In those years we ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Can You Hear Me Now? Amplifying and Measuring Sustainability Communications

  • Duke University (NC)
  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Princeton University (NJ)

Whether you are marketing an event, campaign, or simply advertising a service your office offers, building communications partnerships and tracking your communications success are essential to growing your audience and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Greek Initiative: Enhancing the Campus Community through Sustainability Initiatives within Greek Life

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Greek Life consists of individuals sharing leadership values and campus involvement, making it a great candidate for enacting sustainable practices. The Office of Sustainability created a program encouraging Greek involvement ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Developing a Model for a Residential Curbside Organics Collection System in Charleston, SC using the Business Model Canvas

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The Business Model Canvas (BMC) is a brainstorming and innovation tool used by businesses to map and design many different business models and ideas. While initially developed as a tool ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Striking a Balance Between Growth and Engagement: A Case Study of the Student Internship Program at the College of Charleston

  • College of Charleston (SC)

As sustainability continues to be one of the fastest growing fields in the country, institutions across the US are working to develop internship programs to meet the needs of both ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Role of Sustainability Offices in Career & Workforce Development

  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Connecticut College (CT)
  • University of Georgia (GA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Sustainability offices are in a unique position on campus. With the ability to work across departmental boundaries of campus on sustainability initiatives, our offices can provide professional development opportunities for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Online magazine and social media network for regional synergies

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Institutions of higher learning share the responsibility of empowering the individual, building community, and enriching society. The question is not whether to pursue community engagement and public outreach but how ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integrating Sustainability- the Land Grant University Lesson

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Programs in sustainable agriculture do more than teach how to farm sustainably. They actually expand and deepen the understanding of many dimensions of sustainability. When a sustainable agriculture curriculum is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Can you Hear me Now? Metrics for Sustainability Communications

  • American University (DC)
  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Princeton University (NJ)

Whether you are marketing an event, campaign, or simply advertising a service your office offers, tracking your communications success is essential to growing your audience and engaging your community. Every ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Birth of a Bike Share: Channeling Collaboration and Resource Sharing Towards Program Implementation

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Efforts to integrate sustainable initiatives across college campuses have been catalyzed though establishing sustainability offices. However, it often takes a collaboration of multiple campus stakeholders to complete and sustain a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Pulp Up the Volume: Maximizing Waste Diversion and Student Empowerment

  • College of Charleston (SC)

In the fall of 2012, the College of Charleston began composting with the use a pulper in the dining hall City Bistro. (This machine utilizes a recycled stream of water ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Connecting People to Products and Services: Creating Active Citizenry Through Knowledge Systems

  • College of Charleston (SC)

In 2005, The College of Charleston joined the Fair Labor Association in response to pressure from students, faculty, and staff, to be more cognizant of the impacts of their corporate ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Organizational Resilience through Sustainability Performance Indicators

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Approaches to sustainability implementation focus largely on campus sustainability, and most do so through a distinct office or department that directs sustainability efforts. Research and case studies highlight a wide ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Competencies to Meet Market & Societal Demand

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Sustainability and sustainable practices are growing to include every sector of global society. Therefore there is a growing demand for professionals to have basic sustainability competence. At the same time ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Funds 1.0: Getting a Fund Started

  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • College of Lake County (IL)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)

Green Funds 1.0: Getting a Fee Started will explore the stories, challenges and success of different institutions on their journey to adding a green fund to their sustainability initiatives ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Shaping Perceptions of Sustainability: The Role of Post-secondary Coursework

  • College of Charleston (SC)

This paper will gauge the role post-secondary academic instructions play in shaping student perceptions of the concept of sustainability. A comprehensive, web-based survey of College of Charleston students asked respondents ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating Sustainable Dining Options: Barriers and Hopeful Solutions for Feeding Hungry Students

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The presenters share their experience with analyzing the College of Charleston's (SC) current student dining options. Currently there is minimal institutional and contractural support for sustainable dining options, such ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Studies (MS)

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The MES Program at the College of Charleston has been designed to provide students with an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems through graduate level studies of both ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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