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Integrated Teaching and Practice: Green Infrastructure Planning and Green Roof Performance in a Semi-Arid Campus Environment, USA

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Utah State University (UT)

This paper presents an integrated education and research program that involves extensive participation from stakeholders on campus and beyond. The resultant water conscious design proposal promotes efficient stormwater management on ...

  • Posted April 29, 2019
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Green Fund

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The University of Arizona Green Fund is a unique approach to campus sustainability. Approved by the Board of Regents in 2010, the fund allocates up to $400,000 each year ...


Harvesting Hope for the Future Through Green Infrastructure

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Tucson is situated in one of the most arid regions of the world. Consequently, conserving water for the use of both people and the environment is of utmost importance. Doing ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Gameday Waste Minimization

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Rochester (NY)

The University of Arizona will share the success story of their student-run program working to ingrain zero waste practices within athletic events. This workshop will describe the trials and tribulations ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Do Dorm Move-Out Waste Reduction Programs Really Reduce Carbon Emissions?

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

A team of engineering researchers at the University of Arizona, led by Dr. Paul Blowers and undergraduate student Nick Deak, measured the carbon footprint associated with materials collected during a ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Composting and Organics Collection: Is it Happening On Your Campus?

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • US Composting Council (MD)

University and college campuses across the nation are increasingly adding food scraps collection and, often, the operation of compost or anaerobic digestion facilities to their 'green' portfolio to achieve STARS ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Zero-Waste Initiative: Composting at Events

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Public events tend to be extremely wasteful. When a county fair, culinary festival, fundraising campaign, or community garden potluck are organized, the overall aim is to create an enjoyable atmosphere ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustaining the Borderlands: A Discussion on Food Waste in the Southwest

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Tucson, Arizona is situated 60 miles from the United States/Mexico International border. The nearest port of entry, Nogales, is one of the largest landlocked ports in North America. This ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Vermicompost: A Study of Alternative Composting in Arid Climates

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Traditional composting methods will often yield a nutrient-rich fertilizer. However, when such methods are performed in an arid climate, such as the Sonoran Desert, additional precautions must be taken to ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Native Food Garden in the Sonoran Desert

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Since July 2017, I began volunteering at The Desert Research Learning Center (DLRC). The DRLC is owned by the National Park Service and is located adjacent to the east district ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Agrivoltaic Arrays: Cultivating the Future of Renewable Energy

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Agrivoltaics' combines the terms, 'agriculture' and 'photovoltaics' to create a symbiotic relationship between food and renewable energy. The vast majority of solar energy generated comes from solar farms. However, as ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Environmental Social Justice's Role in the Sustainable Development Goals

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

At the University of Arizona campus, the Environmental Social Justice (SoJo) committee of the student government-sponsored program Students for Sustainability works on projects that raise awareness for environmental justice issues ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Academic Libraries Fostering Resilient Communities

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Utah (UT)

Every institution of higher education already has an academic library that can be a partner in campus sustainability. This program offers specific ideas for how faculty, sustainability staff and administrators ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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If I Can Market Manure, You Can Market Anything

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Practical problem solving with marketing involves more than just visualization or applying the latest techniqual skills. Intuition, domain knowledge, and reasonable approximations can mean the difference between a successful model ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Planning (MS)

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The Master of Science (MS) in Planning Program is located within the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA), a national leader in sustainable design, planning, and management. As ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainable Built Environments (BS)

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture is pleased to offer an extraordinary degree opportunity for students interested in entering the new green economy. The Bachelor of Science in ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Law, Science & Policy Certificate

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The Environmental Law, Science & Policy program gives students the chance to study and work alongside faculty with international reputations in their fields. The program is cross-disciplinary and collaborative, drawing ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Soils, Water & Environmental Science Minor

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The SWES minor provides students with scientific tools and experience needed to inform practitioners and policymakers in the areas on environmental science, including but not limited to, industrial hygiene, ecology ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental & Water Resource Economics (BS)

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

A degree in Environmental Water Resource and Economics (EWRE) prepares students to assume responsible positions in the management of the world's natural and human resources.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Natural Resources Minor

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Natural Resources Minor offers information that will help student qualify for entry level positions in natural resource management or wildlife conservation.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Water, Society & Policy (MS)

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The WSP degree provides a multi-disciplinary exposure to human and environmental processes that affect water and watersheds. Students in this program gain understanding of the basic principles of hydrology, social ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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American Indian Studies Graduate Certificate in Renewable Natural Resources

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The goal is to train graduate students and related professionals to be conversant with the problems of managing natural resources on American Indian reservations and off-reservation areas.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Economics, Law & the Environment (Master's)

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Program on Economics, Law, & the Environment (ELE) is a collaborative reseach and education initiative of The University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law and the College ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Integrated Interdisciplinary Science of the Critical Zone as a Foundational Curriculum for Addressing Issues of Environmental Sustainability

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

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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A post-occupancy evaluation of a green rated and conventional on-campus residence hall

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Royal Institute of Technology

Green buildings increasingly attract attention in the real estate sector, and the United States is no exception. Studies indicate that green rated buildings may bring higher rents and sales prices ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 2017
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The Intersection Between Sustainability and Human Health

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The Environmental Health Committee is part of the University of Arizona's Students for Sustainability organization. It consists of thirteen students who work together to implement projects involving sustainability and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Environmental Arts: How Sustainability and Art Can Create Meaningful Community Relationships

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Art in the environment is a constant evolving idea that challenges the notion of how we approach sustainable practices. Using fine arts practices like painting and drawing express creativity that ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Hall Move out, With a Twist.

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This session will review the University of Arizona's Hall Move-Out project. Project goals are to collect sellable goods from students moving out of residence halls and hold a rummage ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Using Compost to Seek Green Justice Beyond the Campus

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The University of Arizona Compost Cats is an organization that works to divert organic waste from landfills and converts it into valuable soil amendment for Southern Arizona's arid soils ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Arizona Tri-University Meet and Greet

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Group meeting for Arizona higher education staff and students from Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University to plan a future in-state student summit. This meeting not ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Towards Inclusive Sustainability: Fostering Solidarity in Environmental Work On and Off Campus

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

On the University of Arizona campus, the social justice (SoJo) committee of the student government-sponsored program Students for Sustainability works on projects that raise awareness for environmental justice issues; promote ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Jumping Through Hoops for Zero-Waste

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Denver (CO)

This presentation will guide students in how to work with different levels of administration like Athletics, Facilities, Sodexo, and sports fans. Often as students, it's hard to make connections ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Greeks Go Green: Engaging the Collegiate Greek Community in Sustainable Practices

  • Davidson College (NC)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Greek and other social organizations are a potent force on many college campuses, yet there has been little discussion about best practices for engaging these organizations in sustainability initiatives. Case ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Organizing for Sustainability: How Student Sustainability Groups Make a Difference

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • Trinity University (TX)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Northern Iowa (IA)

From clubs to official classes, internships to independent volunteering, students are often the primary drivers of campus sustainability efforts. Yet student organizations can also face real challenges, including group continuity ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Examining Interdisciplinary Sustainability Institutes at Major Research Universities: Innovations in Cross-Campus and Cross-Disciplinary Models

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Vanderbilt University (TN)
  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • Brown University (RI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This is a study of the disctintive characteristics, activities, challenges and opportunities of a specific type of sustainability institute, one that spans the many disciplines of the university and, to ...


Communicating sustainability: student perceptions of a behavior change campaign

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Calgary (AB)

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This paper aims to investigate the impacts of a science-based environmental communication campaign at a university dining hall. The impacts are assessed in terms of student attitudes toward sustainability ...

  • Posted Jan. 13, 2017
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Reduce Food Waste and Food Insecurity with Campus Food Pantries

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The University of Arizona and the University of Pittsburgh recognized the prevalence of food insecurity in their communities causing both to form food pantries to provide direct assistance to food ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Community as a Living Laboratory: Promoting Community Engagement Through Student Internship Programs

  • Furman University (SC)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Community and campus sustainability issues can be addressed simultaneously while creating a hands-on learning opportunity for students. In this presentation, representatives from three universities (Furman University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Campus Gardens & Farms: Engaging the whole community

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Campus farms and gardens often serve as an attractive pathway for engagement, welcoming new partners and collaborations for interdisciplinary learning. During this moderated networking session we will facilitate the sharing ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The Earth Without Art is Just 'Eh'

  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This presentation will think about the many ways art can be used in environmental initiatives and programming. Specifically, the two presentations will discuss engaging art in two different ways - design-thinking ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Greeks Think Green

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Florida (FL)

The Office of Sustainability at the University of Florida and the University of Arizona have joined teams to discuss how they've empowered their school's Greek communities to recognize ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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From the United Nations to Your University: Coordinating the Efforts of Local Students in Global Climate Action

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Two of the most common hurdles student activist groups face are a) a lack of funding, resources and time to complete projects and b) gaining and maintaining student involvement beyond ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The Revolution May Be Composted: The UA Compost Cats as a Model for Transformational Pedagogy and Student Empowerment

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The Compost Cats program provides a model for how institutions of higher education can equip student environmental leaders for the great social and environmental challenges we face, engage deeply with ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Beyond the Library: Librarians Team up With Campus Partners for Sustainability Education and Outreach

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Collaborate with your library to disseminate and implement sustainability solutions - on campus and beyond! Join us in this networking session to share your ideas and experiences and learn about exciting ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Demystifying Residence Life: Guidance on Partnering from Sustainability Professionals within Housing

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Residence Life is often an isolated unit on campus, with a very unique culture and lots of policies. It can be difficult for sustainability professionals to partner with these units ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Bridging the Gap: Creating Partnerships to Support Off-Campus Housing Sustainability

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

In 2013, the University of Arizona launched the Undergraduate Off-Campus Housing Sustainability Coordinator (OCHSC) position designed to bring sustainability into the homes of students living off-campus. The OCHSC consults with ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Tackling the PAC-12: a Zero Waste Challenge

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Here at the University of Arizona, there is a strong fan base towards the athletic events, from our large-scale football games to our famous and impressive basketball games. The amount ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Advocating for Sustainability

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

During Fall 2015, the Sustainability Advocate program was instated in each of the Panhellenic sorority chapters with house facilities at the University of Arizona. The advocate's job is to ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Compost Cats in the K-12 Classroom: Building a Zero Waste Culture from the Ground Up

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The Compost Cats program at the University of Arizona has diverted 10.5 million pounds of material from local landfills. While turning garbage into gardens is important, changing the culture ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Carbon and the Compost Cats: Evaluation of Carbon Offset Impacts for a University Affiliated Compost Program

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The University of Arizona Compost Cats program has performed a life cycle assessment (LCA) greenhouse gas emissions analysis to quantify the benefits of composting waste from campus and local participating ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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