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Motivators of Attendance at Eco-Friendly Events

  • Iowa State University (IA)

This study identifies the factors that attract U.S. residents to eco-friendly events. To achieve our research objective, we obtained data (N = 1,115) from a cross-national, web-based survey distributed ...


ISU Dining Compost Giveaway

  • Iowa State University (IA)

ISU Dining handed out pots, seeds, and compost to students. The compost was from our campus compost facility, which takes in food waste from our dining centers. ISU Dining contributes ...

  • Posted April 23, 2021
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U.S. Sustainable Food Market Generation Z Consumer Segments

  • Iowa State University (IA)

This study explores the interaction between environmental consciousness and sustainable food attributes as predictors in the market segmentation process for sustainable foods with respect to United States (U.S.) Generation ...


Integrating the Molecular Basis of Sustainability into General Chemistry through Systems Thinking

  • Iowa State University (IA)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)
  • The King's University (AB)
  • Imperial College London

The flow of materials and energy through society is an integral but poorly visible element of global sustainability agendas such as the Planetary Boundaries Framework and the UN Sustainable Development ...


“Box to Farm to Compost”: A Paradigm Shift from an Extractive Culture to Regenerative Culture

  • Iowa State University (IA)

As a land grant university with a student population of over 30,000 students and about 6000 faculty and staff, there are enormous packaging items that make its way to ...


Frederickson Court Trial Compost System

  • Iowa State University (IA)

With a campus compost facility already in operation, Iowa State University’s Compost Team sought to utilize the facility in more places around campus. The team identified Frederickson (Freddy) Court ...


From Energy to Apathy: Maintaining Positive Momentum on Student-Run Initiatives

  • Iowa State University (IA)
  • University of Northern Iowa (IA)

The greatest non-mandated catalyst for change at a college or university is the organized and educated student voice. A harmonized student voice creates the leaps in programming that are needed ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Live Green Revolving Loan Fund

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The Live Green! Revolving Loan Fund provides interest-free loans for campus projects that promote energy conservation and sustainability and provide a return on the investment through increased efficiencies including (but ...


Educating, Engaging and Empowering Sustainable Businesses Through a Smart Business Challenge

  • Iowa State University (IA)

A vital facet in ensuring a sustainable community is sustainable awareness and commitment of its businesses. As part of the Town Gown Collaboration with the Iowa State University Office of ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Bachelor in Horticulture

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Horticulturists grow fresh fruits and vegetables, plan and create beautiful landscapes, cultivate and maintain acres of turfgrass for recreation and function, breed new plants for pest resistance and environmental tolerance ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Organic Agriculture Program

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Our mission is to educate producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in Organic Agriculture both on-farm and in the Universities. Organic Agriculture involves a production ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Wind Energy Minor

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The curriculum of the newly approved PhD degree program for WESEP, as part of our IGERT project: A new PhD Program on Wind Energy Science, Engineering and Policy (WESEP), includes ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Wind Energy Science, Engineering & Policy (PhD)

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The curriculum of the newly approved PhD degree program for WESEP, as part of our IGERT project: A new PhD Program on Wind Energy Science, Engineering and Policy (WESEP), includes ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Science Bachelor

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Environmental Science provides an integrated, quantitative, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems. The magnitude and complexity of environmental problems are creating a growing need for scientists with ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Studies Bachelor

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The Environmental Studies Program deals with the relationship between humans and nature, or between humans and natural systems. The curriculum is designed to give students an understanding of regional and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Study of Employee Carsharing on the University Campus

  • Iowa State University (IA)

This manuscript analyzes personal and carsharing consumption characteristics of alternative commuters of the same university in Los Angeles, California. The paper finds that: (1) one can achieve a reasonably high ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 2017
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Carsharing on university campus: Subsidies, commuter benefits, and their impacts on carsharing

  • Iowa State University (IA)

This article examines, via a case study, what efforts a university needs to make to initiate and sustain a carsharing program. It also examines how subsidies offered to employees affect ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 2017
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Silence: a Luxury or Commodity

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Today's luxury items are increasingly demanded with one caveat, that they are silent. Silent appliances, cars, vacations all come with a high price. While the upper middle class reach ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Empowering Solidarity Through Shared Sustainability Vision and Leadership

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Solidarity unifies diversity, creativity and passion toward a common goal. Through a shared sustainability position, Iowa State University's Office of Sustainability and the City of Ames, Iowa, unite together ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Evaluation of teaching approach and student learning in a multidisciplinary sustainable engineering course

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Teaching sustainability concepts to multidisciplinary classes of engineering students is challenging due to their diverse background and discipline-specific skill set and the interdisciplinary nature of the sustainability issues at stake ...


Enhancing Community Networks through Sustainable Events: Case Study

  • Iowa State University (IA)

At colleges and universities across the world, students are engaging their campus and community in sustainability through creative event programming. As local organizations and on-campus organizations collaborate on meaningful projects ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Incorporating Organic and Agroecological Approaches into the University Curricula: The Iowa State University Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Organic agriculture has expanded to a $13 billion industry in the United States in 2005, continuing the nearly decade-long trend of 20% annual growth. Despite the growth in organic agriculture ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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Show me the money: Discovering revenue from reuse

  • Iowa State University (IA)
  • Oregon State University (OR)
  • University Surplus Property Association (UT)

With so much focus on recycling, many seem to forget the value of reuse and redeploying products. By implementing highest and best use practices, institutions are able to maximize the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Improving Recycling with an Existing 83% Diversion Rate: Solving Iowa State University's Recycling Enigma

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Recycling opportunities are a challenge for a university that collectively diverts 83% of its campus waste by partnering with a city refuse-derived fuel system. As a result, current campus wide ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building a solar house for interdisciplinary learning of sustainability

  • Iowa State University (IA)

In 2009 this Midwestern University participated for the first time in the Solar Decathlon. The resulting 800sft solar powered home was the product of a multiyear effort, which demonstrates the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Synergy between students, academia and industry: Prospects for curriculum enhancement

  • Iowa State University (IA)

In the 2010 Worldwatch Institute Report, David Orr asks the question, ―What kind of education will enable the rising generation to deal with increasingly complex and portentous global issues?(p ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Center for Building Energy Research

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The Center for Building Energy Research focuses on building energy efficiency and building integrated renewable energy production. The Center promotes design and develops and tests technologies to reduce energy consumption ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Research Centers & Institutes
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Iowa Energy Center

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The Iowa Energy Center was created by the Iowa General Assembly and signed into law in 1990, and is administered through Iowa State University. The Energy Center’s goal is ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainable Agriculture (PhD)

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The Sustainable Agriculture Interdepartmental Graduate Program at Iowa State University builds on a solid foundation of agricultural science and provides students opportunities to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Our program was ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainable Agriculture (MS)

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The Sustainable Agriculture Interdepartmental Graduate Program at Iowa State University builds on a solid foundation of agricultural science and provides students opportunities to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Our program was ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Minor in Sustainability

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The interdisciplinary minor in sustainability exposes students to ideas and issues related to a sustainable, balanced and ethical future for the planet and its inhabitants. The minor is at the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Simulating energy efficiency in laboratory buildings

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Today's laboratory buildings are large consumers of energy. The ventilation requirements of these buildings mandate that large quantities of outside air be brought into the building. The advent of ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Issues regarding sustainable agriculture as perceived by upper level undergraduate students involved in a student managed farm at Iowa State University

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of agriculture students regarding sustainable agriculture practices, issues related to sustainable agriculture and learning/teaching processes. These students were enrolled ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Student and Staff Cooperative Implementation of a Residential Recycling Program at Iowa State University

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The Department of Resdidence (DoR) and student leaders teamed up together to implement a residence hall wide recycling program. The program is intended to reduce waste of recyclables in residence ...


Implementing pre and post consumer composting, local food, recycling and trayless programs within ISU dining at Iowa State University

  • Iowa State University (IA)

ISU Dining has been actively expanding efforts in waste reduction, recycling, and encouraging local businesses. Farm to ISU, our local food program, works with local farmers to increase the amount ...

  • Posted June 30, 2010
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Iowa State University Recycling and Sustainability Program

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The purpose of our project was to create a more sustainable living environment for students living on campus. The effort included creating a convenient, easy to use department wide recycling ...

  • Posted June 30, 2010
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