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The Design Thinking Process: User-Centered Solutions to Complex and Confounding Problems

  • University of Denver (CO)

After a great first year presenting this material at AASHE 2018, we found that a half-day just isn't long enough to give this topic justice! So we're back ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Reducing Waste on Campus Through Reusable Bags

  • University of Denver (CO)

Plastic banners used for advertising purposes often end up in the landfill after being used. To prevent this waste, we partnered with Mile High Workshop to re-purpose these banners into ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Benefits of Technology Platforms for Improving Alternative Transit Modeshare

  • University of Denver (CO)

Biking is one of the most efficient, environmentally-friendly, and economically sustainable ways to travel in an urban environment. Not only does it have huge financial and environmental benefits by eliminating ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Lessons Learned from a Campus Food Pantry: Sustainability, Social Justice, and Campus Partnerships

  • University of Denver (CO)

Hunger and food insecurity are growing problems on college campuses. The rising cost of a college education and the increasing number of nontraditional students mean that more students are struggling ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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University of Denver's Renter Efficiency Program for Students

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Renter Efficiency Program for Students (REPS), at the University of Denver, provides free energy audits to students who rent off campus. The audits consist of teaching the tenants about ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Colorado Sustainability Networking Meeting

  • University of Denver (CO)

Calling all students, staff, and others who work on Sustainability across Colorado Colleges and Universities! Let's get together and talk shop!

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Student Governments as Platforms for Sustainability Efforts

  • University of Denver (CO)

Many sustainability efforts on college campuses are student-driven, however, the majority of the students leading these efforts tend to be involved in sustainability-related organizations or employees of their university's ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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The Energy Challenge as a Tool for Campus Engagement and Sustainability Education

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Center of Sustainability's Energy Challenge was redesigned from previous years which involved competitions between residence halls to reduce their electricity, natural gas and water consumption. The new structure ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Energy Revolving Fund

  • University of Denver (CO)

DU has an aggressive energy efficiency program through facilities management. Starting with an energy revolving fund founded in 2008 74 projects have been completed, focused on a range of lighting ...


Getting to 100% Renewable Electricity

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • University of Denver (CO)

Colorado State University (CSU) signed the Climate Reality Pledge in January 2017 - pledging to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2030. Since electricity is responsible for ~50% of CSU's GHG ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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University of Denver's Renter Efficiency Program for Students

  • University of Denver (CO)

The University of Denver's Renter Efficiency Program for Students offers free energy audits to students who are renting off campus houses or apartments. The goal of these energy audits ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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The Design Thinking Process: User-Centered Solutions to Complex and Confounding Problems

  • University of Denver (CO)

Coming out of Stanford's Institute of Design, the Design Thinking (DT) framework has taken the Architecture, and now the business world, by storm. However, this solution- and user-focused design ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Communication Strategies to Reach Beyond the Choir

  • Colgate University (NY)
  • University of Denver (CO)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

Often times, sustainability professionals and communicators can reach a plateau when working to reach new audiences. Our institutions can often be so siloed that it is challenging to draw in ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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The Intersectionality of the Arts and Environmental Activism

  • University of Denver (CO)

At the University of Denver, the Center for Sustainability has established a Zero Waste Program at all sports games, and the average diversion rate of waste from landfill is approximately ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainable Food Policy Creation - University of Denver

  • University of Denver (CO)
  • Sodexo USA (MD)

The University of Denver (DU) has been a Real Food Challenge Signatory since May 2015. As DU's food service provider, Denver Dining by Sodexo has performed extensive research within ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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ZW Campus

  • University of Denver (CO)

To be a zero waste campus, the University of Denver is implementing new projects to eliminate historically unsustainable practices. The presentation will highlight some of the projects that will make ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainability in Sports: Paving the Way to Zero Waste

  • University of Denver (CO)

Since 2012, the University of Denver has been creating a space for sustainability in Athletics. The Zero Waste Athletics program began with hockey in 2012, and now currently averages a ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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The Zero Waste Challenge: Utilizing Athletic Events to Pave the Way

  • Eastern Washington University (WA)
  • University of Denver (CO)

Zero Waste is not only an attainable goal but it is also an environmental and social responsibility of institutions of higher education. Utilizing studies in Zero Waste operations from two ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Promoting Sustainability & Sustainable Behaviors: Real-World Challenges

  • Florida State University (FL)
  • University of Denver (CO)

Sustainability professionals are usually tasked with creating pro-environmental behavior change, but come to this work with a variety of backgrounds and knowledge on how to make that happen on our ...

  • 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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Engaging Your Campus Through Eco-Reps: Evaluating the Success

  • Clark University (MA)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Pomona College (CA)
  • University of Denver (CO)
  • University of Missouri (MO)

The goal for participants during this panel discussion will be to examine successes and challenges for peer to peer sustainability education programs. With 15 years of program history, how well ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Formalizing Sustainability Education as an Opportunity for Faculty and Staff Development

  • University of Denver (CO)

The University of Denver has identified employee professional development as a focal point of human resources. The Colorado 14ers People Development Program provides a platform for centralizing many opportunities offered ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Launching your Student Outreach Team

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • University of Denver (CO)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Students have been involved with sustainability offices since the beginning, working as interns, lobbying for operational and administrative change and supporting our events and outreach. Increasingly, students are providing the ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Understanding Why Product Lifecycles are Critical to Supporting Campus Sustainability Initiatives

  • University of Denver (CO)
  • Staples Business Advantage (MA)
  • Kimberly-Clark Professional (GA)

Sustainability is an integral part of a university's environmental commitment and recruiting efforts. Universities need to embrace sustainable practices and be transparent when communicating measures being adopted to satisfy ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Waste Minimization Pilot Projects at the University of Denver

  • University of Denver (CO)

In this case study, I will go over the successes and failures of student run pilot projects. As a student, I have experienced what is needed to make a pilot ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building a Strong Core: Sustainability in a University Sports Complex

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness at the University of Denver opened in 1999 and is a 440,000 square foot athletics, recreation and entertainment complex. Directly ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Getting Rolling: Launching Comprehensive Bike Programming

  • University of Denver (CO)

Bike culture is rapidly growing in across the country. Denver, Colorado epitomizes this movement. Set in the second most friendly state for biking, in a bike friendly city, with streets ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Getting Trashy: Measurable Pilot Projects to Identify Best Practices

  • University of Denver (CO)

Pilot projects targeting increased diversion rates are a direct means of engaging the community, determining best practices, and driving change through measurable results. At the University of Denver, we launched ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Planning on a Decentralized Campus

  • University of Denver (CO)

Taking an organized approach to sustainability planning on a university campus can be a challenging and daunting task; however, if managed well, it can also be a fulfilling and unifying ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Accomplish More, Work Less

  • University of Denver (CO)

The University of Denver Undergraduate Student Government Sustainability Committee (SUSCOM) has evolved into an efficient and well-organized platform for organizing and implementing student-led sustainability initiatives. This, however, was not always ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Room Certifications

  • University of Denver (CO)

We are spearheading a project called the Green Room Certification program. The Green Room Certification program provides students with the opportunity to be rewarded for implementing sustainable practices in their ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Passport to carbon neutrality: study abroad and voluntary offsets

  • University of Denver (CO)

The University of Denver is uniquely situated near a thriving downtown and in the shadow of the stunning peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Studying abroad enhances and shapes the undergraduate ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transitioning to Zero Waste Hockey: A Student Run Pilot

  • University of Denver (CO)

Last year students at the University of Denver in partnership with Ritchie Center Athletics led the charge to institute zero waste hockey games at the University of Denver. This grassroots ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Climate Adaptation in the West: Audits, Assessments, and Strategic Planning to Achieve Action

  • University of Denver (CO)

Colorado and many western states face hotter and likely drier futures. Acknowledging the need for resilience, students and staff at the University of Denver embarked on an expansive environmental assessment ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using Pilot Programs to Maximize Effectiveness and to Increase Student Participation and Buy-In

  • University of Denver (CO)

"Ready, Fire, Aim!" Come to this session to learn ideas for developing pilot programs that will help you quickly, easily, and efficiently make the best programming, purchasing, and facilities-improvement decisions ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating a Bridge to Green Careers: Best Practices for Campuses

  • Santa Fe Community College (NM)
  • University of Denver (CO)
  • Green Economy (MA)
  • Green Career Central (CA)

More and more students want to leverage their education to land a green/clean/sustainable career upon graduation. With more than 50 industries and sectors making a concerted effort to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Be An Effective Sustainability Champion: Lessons from National Sustainability Fellows

  • Kankakee Community College (IL)
  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • University of Denver (CO)

Anyone on campus can be a champion for sustainability, from faculty and staff to students and community members. Sustainability champions are needed to build momentum on campus and in the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Sustainability Living and Learning Community

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Environmental Sustainability Living and Learning Community (ESLLC) at the University of Denver provides first-year students the opportunity to activate their classroom learning through eco-curricular team learning, experiential education, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building sustainability communities through service learning at University of Denver

  • University of Denver (CO)

The mission of the University of Denver includes a commitment to build active partnerships with local and global communities in an effort to contribute to "a sustainable common good." One ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Collaboration for Sustainable Development and Value Creation

  • University of Denver (CO)

This presentation describes the value creation potential for all stakeholders in collaborative partnerships between a university and its students with both private and NGO sector partners. The educational model focuses ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Critical Analysis of Social Sustainability and University Adaptation

  • University of Denver (CO)

Increasingly, colleges and universities in the United States are adapting toward a model of behavior that incorporates issues of sustainability. This adaptation in universities and in society has implications on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Standards of Sustainability Practice for Student Affairs Administrators

  • University of Denver (CO)

This concurrent workshop session introduces the Standards of Sustainability Practice for Student Affairs Administrators. The workshop begins with an introduction to the key concepts and definitions of sustainability and how ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Rethinking Diversity: Defining, implementing, and measuring social sustainability in universities

  • University of Denver (CO)

The overarching objective driving this session is the incorporation of social sustainability into U.S. higher education. As a movement gaining in momentum and popularity, sustainability has the ability to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Rethinking Diversity: Social Sustainability in U.S. Higher Education

  • University of Denver (CO)

The overarching objective driving this session is the incorporation of social sustainability into U.S. higher education. As a movement gaining in momentum and popularity, sustainability has the ability to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Science (BA)

  • University of Denver (CO)

The bachelor's degrees in Environmental Science are designed to give students a strong foundation in the natural and physical sciences in order to better understand the science behind environmental ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of Denver (CO)

The bachelor's degrees in Environmental Science are designed to give students a strong foundation in the natural and physical sciences in order to better understand the science behind environmental ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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LLM in Environmental & Natural Resources Law & Policy

  • University of Denver (CO)

Our program is unique in terms of the number and variety of domestic and international course offerings. The curriculum emphasizes both theoretical and experiential knowledge and students can explore practical ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master in Environmental Policy & Management

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Environmental Policy and Management master's degree and graduate certificate programs at the University of Denver are offered online and on campus in the evenings, or in a combination ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Minor in Sustainability

  • University of Denver (CO)

Sustainability is a concept that is becoming increasingly used as human societies recognize the finite nature of many natural resources and the lingering ill effects of overconsumption, pollution, and poorly ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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