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Lightsource bp Module Installation

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

70-MW Solar Power Purchase Agreement - Pennsylvania State University partnered with solar developer Lightsource bp on a 70-megawatt, off-site solar energy project to supply about 25% of the University's electricity ...


Nittany 3 Solar Farm - Southern View

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

70-MW Solar Power Purchase Agreement - Pennsylvania State University partnered with solar developer Lightsource bp on a 70-megawatt, off-site solar energy project to supply about 25% of the University's electricity ...


Nittany 3 Solar Farm

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

70-MW Solar Power Purchase Agreement - Pennsylvania State University partnered with solar developer Lightsource bp on a 70-megawatt, off-site solar energy project to supply about 25% of the University's electricity ...


Nittany 1 Solar Farm

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

70-MW Solar Power Purchase Agreement - Pennsylvania State University partnered with solar developer Lightsource bp on a 70-megawatt, off-site solar energy project to supply about 25% of the University's electricity ...


Creating or Improving Green Office and Lab Certification Programs: Best Practices

  • California State University, Stanislaus (CA)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • AASHE (PA)

If your institution is considering creating a Green Office Certification Program (GOCP) or improving an existing one, you have company. In 2019, several universities and colleges were in the same ...

  • Posted July 22, 2021
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What's in Your Paper? Organizational Fiber Consumption and the Purchasing Decisions that Drive it

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Institutions of higher education (HEI) today often pursue sustainability in a holistic manner, integrating sustainability into their day to day operations as well as their long-term strategic plans. One challenge ...


Infusing the UN Sustainable Development Goals into a global learning initiative

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of North Texas (TX)
  • University of South Florida (FL)

The Global Citizens Project (GCP) is a university-wide global learning initiative at the University of South Florida, aimed at enhancing undergraduate students’ global competencies through curricular and co-curricular experiences. The ...

  • Posted April 8, 2021
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Connecting Diversity with Sustainability - Penn State Overview

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The Educational Equity Green Team was invited by Penn State’s Sustainability Institute to present a webinar connecting sustainability with diversity as part of the Green Bag Lunch Series on ...


Carbon Negative: Reducing Dining’s Carbon Foodprint at Penn State

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Abstract Diet is an often unrecognized, but large contributor to our carbon footprint. An average American diet has a carbon footprint of 1.72 metric tons of CO2-eq every year ...

  • Posted Sept. 11, 2020
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From Zero Energy to Energy+: Community-University-Industry Partnerships for Sustainable Housing

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

From community design charrettes to international student design competitions, two housing research organizations at Penn State have collaborated with local affordable housing organizations and home builders to address long-term housing ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Award Winner Session: The High Costs of Sustainable Operations: Institutional Purpose and the Quadruple Bottom Line

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Increasing sustainability performance and reducing overall operating expenses are broad goals that are simultaneously present at nearly all universities. This paper presents an exploratory case study in which a major ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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A Solar PPA Designed for Positive Externalities

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • The Nature Conservancy (VA)

Drs. Meghan Hoskins and Peter Buckland from Penn State’s Sustainability Institute in collaboration with Elizabeth Johnson, The Nature Conservancy, PA and Emilie Wangerman, Lightsource BP will describe the rationale ...

  • Posted July 18, 2019
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Personal waste management in higher education: A case study illustrating the importance of a fourth bottom line

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Purpose This paper aims to propose a quadruple bottom line approach for higher education leaders who must decide whether to accept sustainability initiatives that do have not have a business ...


A Sustainability Theme for Introductory Programming Courses

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Sustainability is an important topic for modern college and universities, many of whom are actively promoting sustainable practices and integration of sustainability topics into course curricula. The inclusion of socially-relevant ...


Greening to campus Landscape

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Convert the campus landscape maintenance equipment from gas electric

  • Posted March 6, 2019
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Reinvention Fund

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The purpose of the Reinvention Fund was to create the necessary innovation “whitespace” to continue Penn State’s transformation into a Living Lab for Sustainability, and to demonstrate the value ...


Looking for Sustainable Systems on Campus

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • State University of New York at New Paltz (NY)

Higher education campuses play an important role in developing visionary models of sustainability that integrate campus facilities, student learning, and research. We reflect on a series of visits to campuses ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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The challenge of coordinated civic climate change education

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland (MD)
  • University at Albany (NY)
  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • James Madison University (VA)
  • University of Richmond (VA)
  • Bard College (NY)

Many sustainability educators want to more effectively engage their students with climate policy. They also seek to support students’ civic and change agent skills and dispositions to take on critical ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 2018
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Taking It to the Next Level: Campus-Community Partnerships

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Engagement between campus and the local community is a strong priority for many institutions, often focused in service learning and volunteerism. But siloed approaches to service learning and volunteerism do ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Lifting up the UN SDG's in Pennsylvania: The Power of the Penn State Sustainable Communities Network

  • Penn State Brandywine (PA)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The Sustainable Communities Collaborative Network at Penn State is an example of the power of working across campus boundaries to address sustainable development projects state-wide. Six campuses have worked collaboratively ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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SDG2: Global Challenge, Local Solutions Powered by Penn State University Food Security Initiatives

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

With the mission of creating hunger-free and healthy communities through engaged scholarship, several Penn State campuses have joined forces to begin the efforts in their regions. They have partnered with ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Community Impacts Through Energy-Efficient Housing Education

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The Energy Efficient Housing Research Group (EEHR), an outreach arm of the Hamer Center for Community Design, is a conduit between high-performance housing research and housing stakeholders. EEHR connects multidisciplinary ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Campus Grown: Connecting Sustainability, Local Food Systems, and Experiential Student Learning

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

When farms, gardens, and other agricultural production takes place on college campuses those spaces can serve as hubs for sustainability education, local food systems, and transformative student learning. In this ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Mathematics for Sustainability: A New General Education Course and Textbook

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Would you rather learn the quadratic equation or would you rather save the world? For many students in non-technical majors, college algebra or a related course serves as their (frequently ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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A Framework for Sustainability Competencies for Your Campus

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Stanford University (CA)

Last fall we published a study on competencies for sustainability, 'Developing a framework for sustainability meta-competencies,' based on interviews and focus groups with Penn State University employees serving in a ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Countdown to Nowruz 2018

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The development of sustainability-focused homes on the campuses of college and universities has the potential to have significant and profound impacts on the teaching, research, and service missions of these ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Women Empowerment - Sustainable Development Goal 5

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Women are challenged by social norms and systems that limit their potential and stifle their development. Too often we view these challenges as problems to be solved with policies, laws ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainability in Corl Street Elementary School

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Corl Street Elementary is undergoing a renovation to meet the gold standard LEED Certification. The certification is more likely to be awarded if the school building serves as a teaching ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Evolving Building Sustainability: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Framework Principles

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  • University College Dublin, National University of Ireland

Buildings consume 40% of energy globally. As buildings are continuously enhanced to be more sustainable and healthy, a number of strategies have been employed to achieve energy reduction targets. This ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Evolving Pennsylvania State University's Sustainability Policy Within a Regenerative Paradigm

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Penn State University (PSU) is a public research university serving Pennsylvania and the global community with a vision to integrate sustainability throughout its campuses and to prepare students to be ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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2018 AASHE Conference & Expo Closing Keynote Address

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Dr. Paul Shrivastava, Chief Sustainability Officer at Penn State University and the Director of the Sustainability Institute and Professor of Organizations at the Smeal School of Business, was the closing ...

  • Posted Oct. 24, 2018
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Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The exhibition, PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials was on view at Penn State’s Palmer Museum of Art from February 13, 2018 to June 17, 2018 with additional commissioned and ...


What is your Communication Strategy? - Tools for Marketing Sustainability Across Campus (Webinar)

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

Join GreenerU and Penn State in this insightful webinar targeted at improving your school's communication strategies when it comes to sustainability. Learn helpful marketing tips from Penn State's ...

  • Posted May 8, 2018
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Penn State Green Team

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The Penn State Green Team hosted an earth day jeopardy competition with the College of the Liberal Arts department and the help of the Sustainability Institute every one enjoyed Earth ...


Developing a Framework for Sustainability Meta-Competencies

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Stanford University (CA)

Sustainability is a critical issue in higher education curriculum development and organisational culture, yet its contested nature necessitates a shared understanding to support a distinct mission across institutional efforts. Therefore ...

  • Posted April 25, 2018
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Bioenergy Graduate Certificate

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The graduate certificate in Bioenergy is designed specifically for current and aspiring practitioners who seek advanced skills for growing the bioenergy industry. To accommodate participation by working professionals the program ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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BioRenewable Systems (MS)

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Biorenewable Systems are the structures and processes that create and support biologically-based products capable of being continuously replaced through sound technology and management. BRS is positioned to be a world-renowned ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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BioRenewable Systems (PhD)

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Biorenewable Systems are the structures and processes that create and support biologically-based products capable of being continuously replaced through sound technology and management. BRS is positioned to be a world-renowned ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Geodesign MPS

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The World Campus Masters in Professional Studies in Geodesign program is offered in partnership with Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture and in cooperation with Penn State's ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Systems Engineering (BS)

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This interdisciplinary program has two options: (1) Environmental Systems Engineering is concerned with the impact of industrial activities on the environment and the choice of cost-effective remediation strategies; (2) Environmental ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental & Renewable Resource Economics Minor

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This minor introduces students to how fundamental economic principles can be used to explain and seek solutions for problems related to the degradation of the environment and unsustainable use of ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Human Dimensions of Natural Resources & the Environment (dual title MA/MS)

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This interdisciplinary dual-title intercollege graduate degree program exposes students to a broad base of state-of-the-art methodologies, theories, and technologies for addressing contemporary resource and societal issues, including, but not limited ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Human Dimensions of Natural Resources & the Environment (dual title PhD)

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This interdisciplinary dual-title intercollege graduate degree program exposes students to a broad base of state-of-the-art methodologies, theories, and technologies for addressing contemporary resource and societal issues, including, but not limited ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Community, Environment & Development Major

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The Community, Environment, and Development major focuses on the fields of community and economic development, environment and natural resources, and the critically important interactions between these fields, both locally and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Earth Sustainability Certificate

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This new online undergraduate certificate aims to provide people from many backgrounds with information to make environmentally sustainable decisions. The four courses that comprise the certificate are Earth in the ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainability Leadership Minor

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The Intercollege Minor in Sustainability Leadership allows students in any major to incorporate sustainability as a significant theme in their undergraduate degree program. Through a combination of coursework and immersive ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainability Management & Policy Graduate Certificate

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The graduate certificate in Sustainability Management and Policy is designed specifically for current and aspiring practitioners who seek advanced skills for advancing sustainability practice. The program is offered by the ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Engaging Across Boundaries: The Power of Civic Engagement in Sustainability

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Campus Compact (MA)

Speakers will offer an introduction to the broader concept of civic engagement and will share experiences, best practices, models and frameworks:

  • in setting up a a multiple semester student engagement ...

  • Posted March 27, 2018
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Integrated Interdisciplinary Science of the Critical Zone as a Foundational Curriculum for Addressing Issues of Environmental Sustainability

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of California, Merced (CA)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (NE)
  • University of Dubuque (IA)

Earth's critical zone (CZ) is the uppermost layer of Earth's continents, which supports ecosystems and humans alike. CZ science aims to understand how interactions among rock, soil, water ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Fostering connectedness to nature in higher education

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Environmental thinkers and educators have argued for the importance of celebrating our connectedness to nature, or the perception of being part of, rather than separate from, the natural world. Using ...

  • Posted Dec. 13, 2017
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