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Employing the SDGs to Enhance University Research and Education Sustainability Objectives

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of Southern California (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Although the SDGs are a global framework, there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to how universities employ them to enhance research, education, and operational sustainability objectives. The purpose of this ...

  • Posted Oct. 17, 2022
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BS in Sustainable Environmental Design

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Students in the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems major focus on the social, economic and environmental aspects of agriculture and develop a thorough understanding of our food cycle from farm ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Sustainability in the Built Environment Minor

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

This minor provides a guiding framework for educating individuals who will design and maintain our future built environment in the challenges and potential solutions for improved sustainability. The minor is ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Energy Efficiency Minor

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Development and implementation of more energy efficient technologies and practices has been identified as the most rapid approach to reduce dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuel resources. Individuals with ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Transportation Technology and Policy MS

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The Transportation Technology and Policy (TTP) program provides an opportunity to do interdisciplinary research to address pressing transportation, environmental, economic, policy and social challenges facing California, the U.S., and ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Transportation Technology and Policy PhD

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The Transportation Technology and Policy (TTP) program provides an opportunity to do interdisciplinary research to address pressing transportation, environmental, economic, policy and social challenges facing California, the U.S., and ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Environmental Policy and Management MS

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management (EPM) program, housed within the John Muir Institute of the Environment, provides advanced training in applying environmental science to real-world environmental ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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International Agricultural Development MS

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The UC Davis Masters program in International Agricultural Development (IAD) prepares students for careers in global agricultural and rural development. This interdisciplinary program is designed to provide students with knowledge ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Conservation Management Concentration

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The Conservation Management Program promotes four tenets for successful conservation decision making: (1) A basic foundation in ecology is fundamental to developing the management and decision-making skills required to effectively ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Climate Change, Water, and Society Certificate

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The certificate program provides students with broad and deep exposure to environmental and natural resources law.

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Introducing the Nitrogen Footprint in SIMAP: A Review of Improvements in Nitrogen Footprint Methodology for Institutions

  • Brown University (RI)
  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Eastern Mennonite University (VA)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • Marine Biological Laboratory (MA)

Nitrogen (N) footprint assessments have served as tools for sustainability, research, and education at institutions of higher learning by connecting institutional activities and resource consumption with environmental impacts through the ...


Community-responsive scholar-activist research: conceptualizing capacity building and sustainability in a Northern California community-university partnership

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of California, Merced (CA)

We critically examine the ongoing development of a collaborative, responsive, activist research process between academics and farmworkers. Drawing upon in-depth interviews with community-based researchers and scholar-activists, we assess our team ...


Grow Two Goals With One Seed: Maximizing Student Engagement and the STARS Report

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Student engagement efforts by sustainability leaders at higher education institutions have been systematically increasing. Similarly, the use of robust assessment metrics for assessing the scope and impacts of these efforts ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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COVID, Climate Action Plans and Resiliency in Davis, California: Leveraging a Town-Gown Relationship

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • City of Davis (CA)

UC Davis and City of Davis sustainability staff will share how the city and campus have repeatedly leveraged our college town-gown relationship for mutual benefit and support, and helped us ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Conducting a Voluntary University Review to Engage a Campus With the Sustainable Development Goals

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

In this presentation, UC Davis Sustainability staff will share how we leverage our sustainability performance assessment as an engagement tool, and we will specifically focus on the process we used ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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16.3 MW South Campus Large Solar Power Plant

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

UC Davis took a major step forward in securing affordable renewable energy for the campus with the South Campus Large Solar Power Plant. The plant finished construction and began producing ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2021
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756 kW Rooftop and Parking Lot Solar

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

In January 2012, the campus "flipped the switch" on solar photovoltaic installations on various central campus building rooftops and a parking lot; the installations total 756 kW of production capacity ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2021
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A Case Study and Guide to Outreach and Engagement from UC Davis Facilities Energy & Engineering

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Communications and campus engagement around energy conservation projects at UC Davis is led by the Energy Feedback Team. Student interns are key members of the communications team; they run our ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Using Hand-crafts to Engage a Campus on the Climate Crisis: 50 Years of Tempestries & a Sketch-crawl

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in April 2020, the UC Davis Office of Sustainability coordinated a master list and website (https://earthday.ucdavis.edu/) of more than 60 ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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A Global Affairs Office and a Sustainability Office: What's the Connection?

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Over the past year, the University of California, Davis Global Affairs office and the Office of Sustainability have collaborated in ways that are mutually supportive of each office's mission ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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The Green Initiative Fund

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), a campus program hosted by the Office of Sustainability and supported by student fees, offers students the opportunity to develop and launch innovative sustainability projects ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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Food Choice and Waste in University Dining Commons—A Menus of Change University Research Collaborative Study

  • Lebanon Valley College (PA)
  • Rice University (TX)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The purpose of this multi-campus research was to investigate the relationships of food type and personal factors with food choice, consumption, and waste behaviors of college students at all-you-care-to-eat dining ...


Future Directions—Engaged Scholarship and the Climate Crisis

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Climate change has the potential to disrupt ecosystem services and further exacerbate the effects of human activities on natural resources. This has significant implications for educational institutions and the populations ...

  • Posted Feb. 19, 2021
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Developing University-Initiated Offsets and Using Peer Verification

  • Duke University (NC)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

The Offset Network is an online platform for colleges and universities considering the development of their own emission-reducing projects to fulfill carbon neutrality commitments. Self-generated offsets offer greater flexibility than ...

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2020
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Phosphorus – a “political” element for transdisciplinary chemistry education

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • Universität Bremen

The paper describes a curriculum innovation project for integrating the sustainability-oriented socio-scientific issue of phosphate recovery into undergraduate chemistry education. Justification for the topic is derived from the importance of ...


Integration of a sustainability-oriented socio-scientific issue into the general chemistry curriculum: Examining the effects on student motivation and self-efficacy

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • Universität Bremen

This study evaluates the effects of integrating the socio-scientific issue of phosphate sustainability into a large enrollment general chemistry course. The integration was based on the use of a digital ...

  • Posted April 17, 2020
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Designing for Change in Higher Education

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The campus sustainability movement and divest-invest campaigns occurring on campuses across the nation have done excellent work articulating what higher education should move away from. But what should colleges and ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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STARS Town Hall

  • Elon University (NC)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in a high-level discussion about potential improvements to STARS. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Shaping The Future Environmentally Sustainable Campus: What's Planning Got To Do With It?

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)

As universities embark on large-scale planning efforts to consider new and renovated sites, buildings, and landscape; upgrade large infrastructure systems and utilities; design with new partnerships and ways to finance ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Why Colleges Should Consider Nitrogen: Lessons from the NFT Network

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

The NFT (Nitrogen Footprint Tool) Network was formed in 2014 to develop a tool for institutions to evaluate the impact of their activities and consumption on reactive nitrogen released to ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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University of Californiac's RFI for Campus-initiated Offsets & the Offset Network Peer Verification

  • Duke University (NC)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • Second Nature (MA)

The Offset Network is an online platform for colleges and universities considering the development of their own emission-reducing projects to fulfill carbon neutrality commitments. Self-generated offsets offer greater flexibility than ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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2019 AASHE Conference & Expo Opening Ceremony

  • Gonzaga University (WA)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Center for Economic Democracy (MA)

Shevanthi Daniel-Rabkin from The Democracy at Work Institute, Aaron Tanaka from the Center for Economic Democracy, and Marcus Renner from the University of California, Davis, were the opening keynote speakers ...

  • Posted Nov. 26, 2019
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Innovating Undergraduate General Chemistry by Integrating Sustainability-related Socio-Scientific Issues

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • Universität Bremen

Background: Many general chemistry courses in U.S. undergraduate education focus on decontextualized content learning, driven by a structure-of-the-discipline approach. Due to this approach, many students perceive general chemistry to ...

  • Posted April 30, 2019
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The nitrogen footprint for an Australian university: Institutional change for corporate sustainability

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • University of Melbourne (Victoria)
  • Zhejiang University

Reactive nitrogen (Nr; all species of nitrogen other than N2 gas) is a major cause of air and water pollution, with worldwide costs of billions in human health and ecosystem ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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An emerging signature pedagogy for sustainable food systems education

  • Montana State University (MT)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Concerns are growing over the ability of the modern food system to simultaneously achieve food security and environmental sustainability in the face of global change. Yet, the dominant tendency within ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 2018
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Mapping the Pathway to STARS Platinum

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of California, Merced (CA)

AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) is the leading North American green/sustainable campus rating system developed by colleges and universities for colleges and universities. STARS provides ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Becoming BREEAM: How UC Davis Achieved the First Institutional BREEAM In-Use Certification in the US

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • Healthy Buildings (VA)

In November 2017, University of California at Davis became the first academic institution in the country to achieve BREEAM In-Use (BIU) Certification for a building on their campus. BREEAM stands ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Pathways to carbon neutral energy systems at the University of California, Davis

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

To achieve carbon neutrality by 2025 the University of California, Davis (UCD) seeks to eliminate its dependence on fossil energy sources. This study outlines a methodology to identify optimal equipment ...


The Nitrogen Footprint Tool for Universities

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • AASHE (PA)

The Nitrogen Footprint Tool (NFT), designed for institutions of higher education, assesses the impact of campus consumption and activities on excess reactive nitrogen (N) in the environment. Excess reactive nitrogen ...

  • Posted June 28, 2018
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Solar Energy Technology Licensed

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

A new licensing deal between the University of California, Davis and Q1 NanoSystems has established terms for exclusive licensing of a package of jointly-owned intellectual property stemming from inventions both ...

  • Posted Sept. 11, 2017
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16.3 MW Solar Field (62 Acres)

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)

University of California (UC), Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and SunPower representatives dedicated a newly constructed 16.3-megawatt (AC) solar power plant in November 2015. The new plant, which ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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4.1 MW Rooftop and Parking Canopy Arrays: West Village

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • SunPower Corp (CA)

West Village at UC Davis is served by an on-site, 4.1 MW production capacity, solar system through a power purchase agreement with SunPower. The West Village solar system is ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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Development of Organic and Sustainable Agricultural Education at the University of California, Davis: A Closer Look at Practice and Theory

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

In the mid-1970s, University of California, Davis, students concerned about the environmental and social consequences of modern agriculture were interested in exploring the practice and theory of “alternative” agriculture. These ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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Designing sustainable agriculture education: Academics’ suggestions for an undergraduate curriculum at a land grant university

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Historically, land grant universities and their colleges of agriculture have been discipline driven in both their curricula and research agendas. Critics call for interdisciplinary approaches to undergraduate curriculum. Concomitantly, sustainable ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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UC Davis Sustainability Map

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • Posted March 3, 2016
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Building Bike Culture from College Campus to Corporate Campus

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • Bikes Make Life Better (CA)
  • Meet your Bike (CA)

Building Bike Culture from College Campus to Corporate Campus Sustainable transportation strategies in all fifty states embrace the bicycle to meet their sustainability goals. But not all efforts are successful ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Zero Waste Stadiums: Don't Be Scared (Or Maybe A Little)

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Join us for an interactive session on Zero Waste sports venues. A zero waste stadium is commonly defined as one that achieves or seeks to achieve 90% diversion rate or ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating an Interactive Campus Sustainability Map

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Most campuses look for ways to communicate what they are doing to make their campuses more sustainable. This abstract argues that a key piece of a sustainability communications strategy is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Case Study of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements for Higher Education Institutions

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Greenhouse gas (GHG) registries have been established in a number of states and several countries to provide organizations with a way to track their GHG emissions and develop long-term measures ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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LED University - Sharing the Experience, Expertise and Excitement of LED Lighting

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Marquette University (WI)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • Cree (NC)

The LED University® program helps colleges and universities around the world begin deploying LED lighting to significantly reduce energy use for lighting while dramatically lowering maintenance costs. According to the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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