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Leading by listening, learning by doing: modeling democratic approaches to conservation leadership in graduate education

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (DF)
  • Universidad Veracruzana
  • Technological Institute of Ursulo Galván

Conservation professionals are increasingly called on to adopt democratic approaches that integrate public concerns and diverse societal voices yet are not taught how to do so. We use a case ...


Formation and Function of a Collegiate Athletics Sustainability Committee

  • Georgia State University (GA)
  • Seattle University (WA)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Institutions of higher learning may be considered dual-identity organizations because of the perceived distinctiveness between universities’ academic and athletic missions. One way in which these barriers can be weakened is ...


Taking It to the Next Level: Campus-Community Partnerships

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Engagement between campus and the local community is a strong priority for many institutions, often focused in service learning and volunteerism. But siloed approaches to service learning and volunteerism do ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Leadership in Sustainable Grounds Management: The Audubon International Experience

  • American University (DC)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Niagara College Canada (ON)
  • Audubon International (NY)

This presentation will provide an open dialogue and best practice sharing on the process of achieving Audubon International's (AI) Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) certification at both public and ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Imposters, Insiders, and Collaborators: Bringing Outside Expertise to the World of Sustainability

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • University of California, Merced (CA)

Sustainability is often viewed as a field reserved for those with expertise gained through an academic background in Environmental Science, Ecology, Sustainability or similar areas, and individuals from outside of ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Break out of a Social Media Slump: How to Create a Strategy, Build Community & Engage Your Audience

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)
  • University of Florida (FL)

By 2021, it's estimated that there will be more than 3 billion social media users around the world. If universities and colleges are going to be leaders in addressing ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Green Globes Certification: A Practical Approach for Sustainable Campuses

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Green Building Initiative (OR)

Green Globes is an affordable and practical, yet comprehensive nationally recognized sustainability certification for commercial and multifamily buildings. The Green Globes platform was modified and developed through the public, collaborative ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Concentration & Certificate in Sustainable Design

  • University of Florida (FL)

G|SoA is one of the first accredited architecture programs in the US to formalize this initiative in the form a Concentration and Certificate in Sustainable Architecture. This program runs ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Construction

  • University of Florida (FL)

By achieving a Certificate in Sustainable Construction, students will earn a credential that indicates that they have accomplished specialized, high quality study in the field of International Construction Management. Courses ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainability & the Built Environment Minor

  • University of Florida (FL)

The minor provides an introduction to the challenges of planning, design and construction of human structures and settlements. Courses will provide an overview of environmental and cultural issues as they ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainability Studies Minor

  • University of Florida (FL)

Sustainability Studies prepares students for global citizenship while providing the knowledge and skill sets that are increasingly in demand. Maintaining environmental health, creating economic welfare, and pursuing social justice in ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Energy use assessment of educational buildings: Toward a campus-wide sustainable energy policy

  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Queensland University of Technology

The purpose of this article is to assess the viability of blanket sustainability policies, such as Building Rating Systems in achieving energy efficiency in university campus buildings. We analyzed the ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2017
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Environmental education for the masses: lessons from a large, general enrollment environmental studies course

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

One critical tool for creating an environmentally literate citizenry is to reach students other than those in environmental-related majors in the form of the university-level large introductory environmental studies course ...

  • Posted Sept. 20, 2017
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Enhancing and promoting interdisciplinarity in higher education

  • University of Florida (FL)

Interdisciplinarity represents an effort to achieve integrative knowledge in an age of increasing academic specialization. It is an intrinsic feature of the environmental sciences and the emerging field of sustainability ...


Leveraging Green Office Certification for Outreach, Engagement, Employee Education and STARS

  • Boston University (MA)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Utah (UT)

Universities and colleges across the country are working on a variety of Green Office Certification programs as ways to engage faculty, staff and students and to meet campus goals. Boston ...

  • 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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TailGator: Game Day Recycling at the University of Florida

  • University of Florida (FL)

For the last ten seasons the TailGator Game Day Recycling Program, the longest running program of the University of Florida's Office of Sustainability, has educated fans on properly sorting ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Campus Cycling: Beyond the Kiosk

  • Florida State University (FL)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Campus Cycling: Beyond the Kiosk' is an exploration of current best practices among leaders in campus cycling programming that will present alternatives to the popular, but resource intensive, kiosk bike ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Developing and Implementing Innovative Carbon Offset Projects

  • Duke University (NC)
  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • University of Florida (FL)

For universities and colleges with fast approaching climate goals, it is clear that carbon offsets are set to play a crucial role in achieving these goals. More schools are looking ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The integration of Sustainability Practices in College Athletics

  • University of Florida (FL)

This three-part case study explores large-scale college athletic programs tackling the challenges of becoming zero waste & carbon neutral with a range of internal and campus-wide goals. Focused mainly on ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Developing an Interdisciplinary Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum at the University of Florida

  • University of Florida (FL)

With funding to increase support for organic farming research at land grant universities, organic growers have collaborated with faculty and administrators to develop an undergraduate, interdisciplinary minor at the University ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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PACES: A Physical Activity Campus Environmental Supports Audit on University Campuses

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Kansas State University (KS)
  • Purdue University (IN)
  • South Dakota State University (SD)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • East Carolina University (NC)
  • University of Rhode Island (RI)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • West Virginia University (WV)
  • University of Maine (ME)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Purpose. This study evaluated the policy and built and recreation environmental supports for physical activity on 13 university campuses.

Design. Environmental audit survey.

Setting. Thirteen U.S. universities, 2009.

Subjects ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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Evaluation of the Food Store Environment on and Near the Campus of 15 Postsecondary Institutions

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Tuskegee University (AL)
  • Kansas State University (KS)
  • Purdue University (IN)
  • South Dakota State University (SD)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • West Virginia University (WV)
  • University of Maine (ME)

Purpose. This study evaluated the food stores on and near postsecondary campuses varying in institutional size.

Design. The design of the study is an environmental audit survey.

Setting. Fifteen U ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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Graduate specialization in Religion & Nature

  • University of Florida (FL)

This graduate specialization is the first in the U.S. to focus on the ways that religion shapes environmental attitudes and practices in cultures throughout the world. We cannot address ...

  • Posted April 13, 2016
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Re-thinking Options for Curriculum and Faculty Development: How will we take it to the next level?

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The three organizers/presenters are university faculty and staff who have functional roles as researcher, sustainability director and sustainability practitioner. Coming from diverse institutions and disciplinary backgrounds, each organizer/presenter ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Automating Key Steps in the STARS Rating Process: Using Content Analysis to Perform Sustainability Course Inventories

  • University of Florida (FL)

This presentation focuses on a practical and innovative approach to conducting the sustainability course survey that is required of the STARS rating system. If you are a sustainability coordinator or ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Existential Sustainability: From Crisis to Celebration

  • University of Florida (FL)

This presentation details a practical approach to sustainability education that is rooted in students' everyday experiences of the world. Against the common approach of crisis and impending doom, the approach ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Campus Models for Sustainability from Audubon International

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Audubon International (NY)

During this presentation, AI staff will describe how two of its programs, the Signature Program and the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, have promoted sustainable practices at educational institutions. The presentation ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Energy Reduction in Campus Labs—Equipment Inventory and the UF Freezer Challenge

  • University of Florida (FL)

In 2014, the University of Florida implemented a pilot program of the Freezer Challenge. This friendly competition is geared towards university lab staff around the nation to encourage good laboratory ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Campus Waste Watching - Examining Metrics and Efficient Material Use

  • American University (DC)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of Florida (FL)

This panel discussion will focus on addressing the importance of metrics as they relate to waste management, with a specific focus on tracking, analyzing, and utilizing waste data to improve ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Consumer-Free, Zero Waste Year

  • American University (DC)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Joseph Floyd (University of Florida) decided to live one year consumer-free and zero waste. Following the 2013 AASHE Conference, Natalia Posthill (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Helen ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Post Consumer Composting at the University of Florida: A Partnership Between ARAMARK, WCA and the University of Florida

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • WCA (TX)

Overview: As part of its goal to be zero waste by 2015, the University of Florida developed a comprehensive organics composting solution to address almost 25% of the total campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Hut Trend: Student to student engagement enabling sustainability

  • University of Florida (FL)

Are you tired of people walking away at the sound of the word “sustainability”? Sustainability interns at the University of Florida have developed a solution to this problem: The Sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Coding and Theorizing Syllabi for Sustainability Skills and Competencies

  • University of Florida (FL)

My doctoral research has involved collecting over 200 syllabi from sustainability programs all over the United States. I have been coding these syllabi for evidence of skills-based sustainability education. My ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Libraries as Partners Around the University Table

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV)

The university table where sustainability campus initiatives and academic programs are discussed is relatively busy. Seats are filled by representatives from academic and student affairs; buildings and grounds; housing services ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Adopting Real Collegiate Zero Waste Principles: Change Management's Finest Hour

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Zero waste represents a new means of elevating sustainability operations and student leadership at colleges and universities.

However, the term "zero waste" is often misunderstood and increasingly used without clear ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How Low Can You Go? UF Sorority Water Challenge

  • University of Florida (FL)

This spring, 13 sororities at the University of Florida competed to reduce water use in their houses. The competition aimed to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Honing Student Involvement: Structuring Programs for Success

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Could your student programs or internships be refined to maximize effectiveness and impact? University of Florida staff will present an overview of student programs with innovative incentive structures and systems ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Leaving a Legacy: Moving From Implementation to Integration of Student Run Projects

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Better World Books (GA)

Too often our student initiated projects fizzle out when we graduate or pass the torch to another. Not only can this be prevented but also many of these projects can ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Learning from the Solar Decathlon: abrasion, collaboration, and transformation

  • University of Florida (FL)

The Solar Decathlon, a biannual international collegiate competition sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), challenges 20 interdisciplinary student teams from around the world to design, build and operate ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Graduate student workshop on sustainability across the curriculum

  • University of Florida (FL)

Based on the Ponderosa and Piedmont Projects the first Prairie Project workshop was held in the summer of 2010. This two-day workshop drew together thirty faculty members from diverse fields ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Library as a Partner in Creating Curriculum for Sustainability

  • University of Florida (FL)

Libraries play a central role in institutions of higher education and are dependent upon the educational objectives of these institutions. With the increasing focus on teaching sustainability across the curriculum ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Partnerships for Food Systems Change

  • University of Florida (FL)

This presentation would include several examples of what we have accomplished at UF regarding food systems change at various scales and with varoious partners, and engage the audience in a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Adopting the "Swamp": Creating a Sense of Ownership through a Litter Prevention and Maintenance Program

  • University of Florida (FL)

The University of Florida campus provides a beautiful collegiate atmosphere for students, staff and faculty to study and learn. Amidst the over 900 buildings housed on campus are numerous ecologically ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Crafting a 4-legged Stool: The Role of Adaptive Learning in Sustainability Programs

  • University of Florida (FL)

Most programs of sustainability education ground themselves upon the well-known three-legged stool, focusing on the interrelated issues of environment health, economic welfare, and social equity. We argue that this structure ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Evaluating the Role of a Baccalaureate Degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment

  • University of Florida (FL)

Our institution has created a new degree program entitled the Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment (BSSBE) first offered to students in Fall 2008. The degree was ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Developing a Sustainability Literacy Assessment: Strategy and Methodology

  • University of Florida (FL)

This session will discuss the University of Florida's progress towards a comprehensive student sustainability literacy assessment including attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge. Basic research methods, general topic selection, and question ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Institutionalizing sustianability within Student Government

  • University of Florida (FL)

Institutionalizing Sustainability and infiltrating into your universities Student Government can open up many doors and opportunities for campus, local, and national sustainability campaigns. In 2009, the University of Florida founded ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Greening Events- Beyond the Basics

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Earth Givers (FL)

Working with offices and organizations throughout campus and the community for planning, publicity, and hosting events has enriched a number of sustainability programs at the University of Florida. Unique partnerships ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Cutting Carbon through Energy Efficiency, Technology, and Behavior Change

  • University of Florida (FL)

A review of programs at the University of Florida addressing structural and behavioral energy savings.

Buildings account for ~70% of the UF's GHG emissions, and energy efficiency is a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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