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UConn Earth Day Spring Fling

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

50 sustainability-themed vendors and a zero-waste barbeque filled Fairfield Way on Tuesday, April 16th for the annual UConn Earth Day Spring Fling. The zero-waste barbeque, hosted by dining services, featured ...

  • Posted April 29, 2019
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Campus Sustainability Fund

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The Campus Sustainability Fund supports programs and initiatives that raise environmental awareness and develop conservation-minded students. Through demonstration projects like green roofs, renewable energy and biofuels, recycling and composting enhancements ...


Natural Resources (BS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

This major, offered by the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, prepares students for careers related to the management of natural resources. Students develop skills in applying modern technology ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Marine Sciences (BS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The Marine Sciences major at the University of Connecticut provides students the opportunity to study the biological, chemical, geological and physical environment of the oceans. This field-intensive program focuses on ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (BA/BS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Students majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology may opt for either a Bachelor of Arts degree or Bachelor of Science degree.

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Applied and Resource Economics (BA)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

This major in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics applies analytical and decision-making skills to problems of production and distribution of food products, and the management of natural resources ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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Agriculture and Natural Resources (BS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The Agriculture and Natural Resources major is an interdisciplinary major designed for students who want broad training in agricultural, environmental, and/or health sciences, with content that does not readily ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2019
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UConn ECOCoin Program

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

In 2017, the University of Connecticut bookstore rolled out its ECOCoin initiative, through which customers are given an ECOCoin each time they forfeit a plastic bag at the register. The ...


Making Your Campus A Bee Campus USA Affiliate

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)
  • University of Connecticut (CT)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus (OR)
  • Bee City USA (NC)

While pollinators are imperative for the reproduction of 90% of the world’s wild plant species and three-quarters of crops, announcements of their national and global staggering declines seem relentless ...

  • Posted June 21, 2018
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UConn Earth Day Spring Fling

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Earth Day Spring Fling is UConn’s largest annual environmental awareness event and celebration. This year’s event took place on April 18th from 11am-2pm on Fairfield Way, the heart ...

  • Posted April 23, 2018
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Agricultural & Resource Economics (MS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The Department takes particular pride in its research program and recognizes that research permits graduate students to demonstrate their creative ability and to attain academic maturity. Students usually begin thinking ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainable Food Crop Production

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

This minor provides an overview of issues related to sustainable food crop production within the context of environmental stewardship.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (MS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Research in the department covers a wide range of fields, including behavioral ecology of vertebrates and invertebrates, systematics and evolution of plants and animals, population and community ecology, functional morphology ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Wildlife Conservation Minor

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

This minor provides students with a basic understanding of wildlife resources management. Students will be required to complete at least 18 credits that include a common core for all students ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Sciences (BS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The major in Environmental Science is based in the physical and biological sciences, but also includes course work in selected areas of the social sciences. The major leads to a ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The Environmental Studies major is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to understand the interactions between human society and the environment. Understanding ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Studies Minor

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Environmental Studies is broadly concerned with the interaction between humans and the environment. The Environmental Studies Minor is a coherent 16-credit interdisciplinary (humanities, social sciences, and sciences) program to enable ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainable Environmental Planning & Management Graduate Certificate

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Offered as an online program and able to be completed in 12-16 months. The program is designed for: i) Professionals in the natural resources and sustainable environmental fields looking to ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Economics & Policy Minor

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The minor will provide interested students with an overview of key concepts and methods used by economists to analyze problems associated with human use and misuse of natural resources and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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A Classroom of 'Cultural Creatives'?: A Values-Based Approach to Teaching About Sustainable Societies

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

In their book The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People are Changing the World authors Paul H. Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson present their research on the on-going values shift ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Breaking Through the "Green Ceiling": Sustainability as a Path to Executive Leadership

  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University of Connecticut (CT)
  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO) (DC)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Korn Ferry International (PA)

One way to measure the value of sustainability in higher education is to determine whether any of our more experienced and successful members have climbed the ladder and been promoted ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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UConn Open Educational Resources

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The OER initiative at University of Connecticut has affected several thousand students through the adoption of open textbooks and course redesigns to increase affordability. In September 2016, the Provost provided ...


Student Engagement and Learning at the UN Climate COPs

  • Amherst College (MA)
  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Macalester College (MN)
  • Texas Southern University (TX)
  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Youth have had a growing presence in recent years at the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. This includes numerous US colleges ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Engaging at Home and Abroad Through COPs: Higher Education Leadership on Climate Change

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Higher education has the unique opportunity to act as a leader and generator of positive climate action both domestically and abroad. Through research, interdisciplinary educational programs, experiential learning opportunities, at ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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From Student Farm to Rural Semester: The Evolution of An Idea

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

This proposal will explore the evolution of an idea from its initial inception to create an off-campus student farm, to its initial form, to its current practice (UCONN Spring Valley ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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UConn Reserach Gathers Critical Information Needed in Fight to Save Wildlife

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

An international group of top biologists led by UConn ecologist Mark Urban is calling for a coordinated effort to gather important species information that is urgently needed to improve predictions ...

  • Posted Sept. 14, 2016
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Stop the Drop! Sign

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Stop the Drop! signs encourage students to report leaks immediately and are intended to be placed near sinks and showers as well as in laundry rooms.

  • Posted Aug. 25, 2016
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UConn Earth Day Spring Fling & Arbor Day

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Students gather on Fairfield Way for UConn’s annual Earth Day Spring Fling.


Designing for Scalability: How to take campus solutions to scale for maximum impact around the globe

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Campus sustainability has the unique potential to bring new knowledge and innovative solutions to bear on the world's greatest climate challenges. Campuses serve as ideal incubators – test beds – for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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COP21 : Making the Most Out of Your Trip to Paris in December

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

If you're planning to send a team of students, faculty, and/or sustainability staff to COP21 this December, please join us to share information about schedules, including educational and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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From Controversy to Collaboration: Case Studies for Environmental Community Engagement

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Campus sustainability professionals are well positioned to lead public engagement and environmental community relations efforts for their college or university. One obvious reason is that environmental impacts from the institution ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Bridging the Gap: Finding Common Ground for Sustainability with EH&S and Facilities

  • University of Connecticut (CT)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence (MA)

Greening campus operations requires development of a partnership among sustainability, facilities, and EHS compliance professionals. To be effective, this partnership must bridge a significant culture gap. On one side of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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BS Environmental Engineering

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The interdisciplinary Environmental Engineering Program within the School of Engineering offers a BS degree in Environmental Engineering. The program trains professionals who can address cross-disciplinary environmental problems. The complex nature ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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PhD in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Doctoral study provides the highest level of formal preparation before entering the engineering profession. It is both competitive and challenging and offers special opportunities for learning, research and offers special ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Engineering (MS)

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The two-year MS in Environmental Engineering has as its primary objective the development of students' understanding of the subject matter through an emphasis on either research (Plan A) or a ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Minor in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

A minor degree program in Environmental Engineering creates a new professional opportunity for engineering students at the University of Connecticut. The program is designed for engineering students who would like ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Takeaways from UConn at COP21

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Now that we’ve had a month or so since our return from Paris to reflect, what are the key takeaways from UConn’s first-ever participation in the UN’s ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Guest Post: UConn COP21 Update

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Gazing out at the cacophony of asphalt, metal, and concrete, an inner conflict is brewing. As the scenes of Connecticut civilization blur by the bus window on the first leg ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Guest Post: Bonjour from UConn @ COP21

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

We have finally arrived in Paris at the UN’s 21st annual international climate summit or Conference of the Parties (aka COP21). After a 3-hour bus ride from Storrs to ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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AASHE Interview Series: Richard Miller, Director of Environmental Policy, University of Connecticut

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Richard Miller, the University of Connecticut’s first environmental and sustainability officer, spoke with Judy Walton at AASHE recently about his work and experiences. Rich serves on the Steering Committee ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Green Parking Lots at UConn's New Football Stadium

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The “green” parking lots at UConn’s Rentschler Field are just the latest and most visible example in Connecticut of developers and municipalities adopting a more environmentally sound approach for ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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