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HydroCats: Research and Citizen Science Applications for Water Harvesting

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

From its inception, University of Arizona HydroCats has been structured on community involvement and off-campus project development. This year, HydroCats interns have expanded the program's role in Tucson neighborhoods ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The Wildcat Waste Challenge: A Collaboration Between Student Programs, University Libraries, and Facilities Management

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Two significant barriers to increased recycling rates are confusion surrounding what is and is not recyclable and the convenience factor of waste disposal. Many students view recycling as a confusing ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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UA Campus Garage Rain Water Harvesting Project

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The University of Arizona Community Garden was started by a group of students in 2011. As of today, the community garden is being used to its full potential. Every plot ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Students For Sustainability: A Transformative Workshop Approach to Student Engagement in Sustainability

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The Students for Sustainability workshop at the University of Arizona (UA) provides a model for how institutions of higher education can guide students in engaging with their communities on environmental ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Team Up With Your Campus Library for Sustainability Education and Outreach

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

For a winning 'season', add your library to the team to enhance the implementation of sustainability solutions on campus and beyond! In this poster, we will highlight some of the ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Reaching Beyond Green: Adding Social Justice Peer Educators on Your Campus

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Peer education can be an effective way to reach students. In sustainability, we're used to hearing about Eco-Rep programs achieving this goal. Often, though, these programs have a significantly ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Student Affairs Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing and Event Coordination Webinar

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation (OR)
  • Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (OH)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (DC)
  • ACPA - College Student Educators International (DC)
  • Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) (PA)

This webinar features ideas and examples of how Student Affairs units have implemented green practices in purchasing and event coordination. It includes presentations from the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council and ...

  • Posted Nov. 10, 2016
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Students for Sustainability

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The University of Arizona’s Students for Sustainability program empowers students, builds leaders, and pursues institutionalized sustainability. The program embodies the University’s 100% student engagement model through its organizational ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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The methodology and results of using life cycle assessment to measure and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions footprint of Major Events at the University of Arizona

  • Michigan Technological University (MI)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

In 2012 and 2013, the University of Arizona’s Office of Sustainability conducted environmental life cycle assessments of two Homecoming events that drew 60,000 attendees each. Based on reviews ...


Mobilizing the power of higher education to tackle the grand challenge of sustainability: Lessons from novel initiatives

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Dartmouth College (NH)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Maine (ME)

Leaders from a half-dozen U.S. academic institutions with dedicated sustainability programs share five recommendations, distilled from their own experiences, for universities seeking to improve their ability to both create ...


Successes and snags of a sustainability course in higher education

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

By means of an action-research methodological approach, this paper analyses the accomplishments and challenges of a university-wide course that offers sustainability theory and practice to help students adopt pro-sustainability behaviours ...

  • Posted April 25, 2016
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Greening the Game at Collegiate Sports

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Like many universities, the University of Arizona has a strong tradition of athletics at the collegiate level. While sporting events are a key component to any university and it's ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Positive Sustainable Change: The Crossroads of Sustainability & Civic Engagement

  • Florida State University (FL)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Many common elements exist between the realms of sustainability education and civic engagement. Both movements are meant to foster an ethic of responsibility and justice, leadership development, and address community ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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HydroCats: Water Harvesting and Community Connections in Tucson

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Like an infant born from Tucson's sustainable communities, the University of Arizona's HydroCats project has developed in less than a year from the glimmer of an idea to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Better Homes: University of Arizona’s Residential Sustainability Program

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This presentation is focused on residential education. Components of the University of Arizona's (UA) on-campus sustainability program will be briefly discussed. The presenters will specifically discuss replicable and successful ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Greeks Think Green: 'Go Greek, Go Green'

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

At the University of Arizona (UA), Greek Life is the largest organization on campus, making up 15% of the student population. To include this large segment of the student population ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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360 Degrees of Recognition: How and Why It Matters

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

Recognition is about noticing and honoring. It may encourage and support an action' (Hansen, Smith, & Hansen, 2002). Recognition can be a powerful and transformative tool for sustainability education by ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Growing Up Green

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Three interns from the University of Arizona's Students for Sustainability (SfS) program will present the necessity for linking environmental education programs from universities to K-12 classrooms. The SfS program ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Food Recovery, Food Security, & Organics Recycling: Solutions and Best Practices for Environmental and Financial Sustainability

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Food recovery, dining waste reduction, and organics recycling (composting or anaerobic digestion) projects often go hand in hand at institutions of higher education, and all of these efforts require widespread ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Compost Diplomacy and Harvesting the Waste of Nations

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The student-run compost program at the University of Arizona provides a model for how institutions of higher education can engage profoundly with their communities and the social and environmental challenges ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability as a movement: How do you keep pushing a rock up a mountain?

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This session will start with a review by the presenter of sustainability as seen through a 'movement lens'. The audience, as a group, will review successful campus social/environmental movements ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Connections Between Students, Faculty and Staff

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Creating successful campus sustainability projects can be extremely difficult for university students. Frequently universities have rules, marketing standards, politics, and departments that seem siloed and disconnected. It is important for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Guides- Guiding Students Through Green Opportunities

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The University of Arizona is the top ranked university in the United States for environmental research, and as a part of that leadership, the UA offers its students a plethora ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Buy Less, Buy Better: Defining Success in Green Purchasing

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Office Depot, Inc. (TX)

In 2012, the University of Arizona enacted a Green Purchasing Policy directing that equal consideration be given to environmental and social factors as is given to typical purchasing considerations such ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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There’s No Place Like A Sustainable Home: Greening Off-Campus Housing

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

In the summer of 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Innovative Water Collection and Filtration of Garage Contaminants

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Students for Sustainability’s (SfS) Water Committee, a program of Associated Students of the University of Arizona, focuses on water conservation and education on water related issues at the University ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Social Marketing: A Sustainable Trend

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

We live in a digital age when social structure and norms are being altered rapidly by new communication platforms. Information is no longer dispersed via newspaper, telegraph, a phone call ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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UA Compost Cats: Creating Community Partnerships to Address Local Food Security and Sustainability

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • City of Tucson (AZ)
  • San Xavier Co-op Farm (AZ)

Over 4 years of existence, the student-run, Compost Cats program at the University of Arizona has forged enduring community partnerships with San Xavier Co-op Farm of the Tohono O’odham ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Train to Sustain: Creating Effective Professional Development

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Are you responsible for teaching professional or student staffs about sustainability? Whether it is the coworkers in your office, your institution’s Resident Assistants, or professional development sessions open to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Lower Socioeconomic Status and Sustainable Campus Housing Access

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

In 2011, The University of Arizona (UA) took two huge leaps towards a more sustainable future through the erection of two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum buildings ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Wholly Frijoles! Teaching Sustainability Through Interactive Systems Thinking Education

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This presentation will be highly interactive and begin with participants playing and discussing “Wholly Frijoles” for about 40 minutes. The “Wholly Frijoles” simulation focuses on the use (and abuse) of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Create Leadership for Sustainability In Student Affairs

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Florida State University (FL)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Willamette University (OR)

Student Affairs divisions can play a critical role in the higher education sustainability movement through their efforts to recruit students, cultivate significant learning experiences outside the classroom, shape campus culture ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using Life Cycle Analysis to Assess and Reduce the Footprint of "Mega-Events" at the University of Arizona

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Many universities have invested significant resources to reduce environmental impacts associated with their larger events, including “zero waste” strategies and offsets. This presentation presents methods, results, and discussion of our ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Greeks Think Green

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

In August 2012, the University of Arizona’s (UA) Students for Sustainability (SfS) developed an initiative to educate UA Greek Life in becoming more sustainable. Greek Life is the largest ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Greening the Game: Football and Beyond

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

In 2011, University of Arizona’s (UA) Students for Sustainability (SFS) saw an opportunity to bring together an entire community to embrace sustainability. Tens of thousands of fans populate the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Eco-Reps' Sister Organization: Including Social Justice Peer Educators on Your Campus

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Research shows peer education is one of the most effective ways to reach students today. Many campuses host an Eco-Rep program, often as paid positions. These programs tend to focus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Determining the GHG Emissions from Composting at The University of Arizona

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This study uses leading industry standards to quantify the net greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) associated with Compost Cats, a student-run composting program at The University of Arizona. The Climate Action ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Harvesting Mesquite Flour at the University of Arizona: A Case Study in Local Innovative Food Production

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This talk presents first year results and plans for a student-run campus harvest of mesquite flour at the University of Arizona. Endemic to the Southwestern U.S., Texas and Mexico ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Hiring a Sustainability Professional in Residence Life: How One Campus Made it Happen

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This innovative Residence Life department hired a full-time Sustainability Education Coordinator in 2007. After taking five years to understand the intricacies and possibilities of the position, this department would like ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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From a Maze to Amazing!

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The University of Arizona's Sustainability Team will be hosting an open conversation to discuss the different perspectives their team has had based on their position and their experiences surrounding ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Eco-Reps: The Unpaid Alternative

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Eco-Rep programs are not uncommon. However, many of these positions are paid, necessitating often large amounts of funding before the program can begin. Unable to secure this funding, our university ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Estimating the energy and greenhouse gas emissions embedded in metered water at the University of Arizona

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Located in the center of the Tucson metropolitan area, the University of Arizona obtains its water from a system of on-site wells and a municipal water system that includes significant ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Comparing Methods of Estimating GHG Emissions from Air Travel

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This talk presents the results of different methods used to estimate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from official air travel by the University of Arizona, and discusses improving estimates through improved ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Campus as a Learning, Living Laboratory for Sustainability

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

At the 2006 AASHE national conference, University of Arizona (UA) student Emilie Brill-Duisberg received the Student Sustainability Leadership Award for her work on implementing campus water harvesting projects which grew ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Practice, Professional Societies, and the Future of University Sustainability Education

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This presentation discusses a new and novel direction for sustainability education taken by the University of Arizona's recently launched Practice School of Sustainability. Sustainability certificate programs have proliferated in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Structuring Campus Sustainability Programs to Foster Sustained Student Leadership

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This paper details the recent creation of a self-sustaining environmental initiative undertaken at the University of Arizona to transform the campus through collaborative projects and programs and foster the continued ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustaining Sustainability: Paradigms for Motivation and Collaboration

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Sustainability cannot exist outside of the context of the community or society engaging with its pursuit. It is a value, just like equity, liberty, or efficiency, that requires groups efforts ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Promoting Campus Sustainability through Interdisciplinary Cooperation: A Case Study at the University of Arizona Visitor Center

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

During the 2006-07 academic year, University of Arizona students, faculty and staff designed and implemented a "green retrofit" for the UA Visitor Center. This retrofit emphasized two main components: water ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

AzRISE, a global institute at the University of Arizona, creates multi-disciplinary partnerships that integrate research, economics, public policy, and education. Spanning academia, industry and government, these partnerships are creating the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments is a 4-year, 120-credit, interdisciplinary undergraduate degree that educates students in the comprehensive understanding of sustainability principles and prepares them with the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
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