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An Examination of Higher Education Institutional Level Learning Outcomes

  • University of Louisville (KY)

In light of the rapid growth of the movement for educating students about sustainability, this study sought to understand the content and context of sustainability-related learning outcomes in higher education ...


Our Community Composting Project

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The University of Louisville Community Composting Project has been creating compost with and for the community for the past ten years. Sourcing our organic material from local coffee shops, restaurants ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Worm Poop Creates Sustainable Economy!

  • University of Louisville (KY)

After almost fifteen years of trying to turn worm poop into sustainable community and economy, the good news is that this is possible. It's a good deal of work ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Don't Let it Go to Waste: Three Scrappy Strategies for Managing Food Waste and Organics in Kentucky

  • University of Kentucky (KY)
  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • Western Kentucky University (KY)
  • Aramark (PA)

Food waste is all too often seen as nothing more than 'trash.' Yet capturing food waste for positive transformation can and should be a key component of campus sustainability efforts ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Breaking the Disposable Mindset: How to Reuse Garment Waste on University Campuses

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Textile waste has become one of the leading issues in sustainability. With millions of tons of this waste produced annually, it can begin to seem as if there's no ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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A Shareable Economy and the Use of Ride Shares

  • University of Louisville (KY)

A 'shareable economy' is where profit is still made, but the environmental impacts are mitigated or reduced. This type relies on the temporary ownership of goods and/or the purchase ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Bringing the Campus Community Together Through Gardening and Gardening Workshops

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The Garden Commons is a community garden space on the campus of the University of Louisville, located next to the Cultural Center and the Student Activities Center. It exists as ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Diverting Waste, Feeding Communities: The Cardinal Cupboard

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Facing the highest rates of food insecurity amongst faculty, staff, and students of the University of Louisville and large amounts of food waste from on-campus dining facilities, student leaders opened ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Sustainability "Offices of One"

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • University of Louisville (KY)

We all know that Sustainability Coordinators are amazingly talented and highly motivated. We can do anything, right? Well, the truth is that we cannot do EVERYTHING; and yet so many ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Campus Composting Best Practices

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • College & University Recycling Coalition (DC)

Campus Composting Best Practices: Strategies for student engagement & food waste and compostable serveware diversion

Program originally took place May 9, 2019

Presenters:

Jen Maxwell, Sustainability Programs Manager Appalachian State ...

  • Posted Aug. 22, 2019
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2019 Kentucky Campus Sustainability Summit

  • Berea College (KY)
  • Centre College (KY)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (KY)
  • Northern Kentucky University (KY)
  • Paducah Technical College (KY)
  • University of Kentucky (KY)
  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Representatives from across the Commonwealth began the 2019 Kentucky Campus Sustainability Summit with a practice of presence mindfulness exercise. In the spirit of promoting Inter-Campus Collaboration, the summit is organized ...


Tapping Campus Trees & Making Syrup

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Each winter in the early spring semester, University of Louisville students, faculty, staff, and community partners participate in tapping trees on campus to make syrup and learn about the process ...


A Grounded Theory of Education for Sustainability in the Postsecondary Classroom

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The movement incorporating sustainability into the academic mission of higher education has grown quickly in the last few decades. At the same time, vast interpretations of sustainability exist as institutions ...


Green Gurus Unite! Discussing the Promise and Perils of Becoming Your School's Moral Compass

  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • Aramark (PA)

We were flooded with requests to set something up to continue the conversation at the conclusion of our lively, well-attended 30-minute 'High Priests of Sustainability?!' presentation at AASHE 2017. This ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Grassroots: Connecting Diverse Louisville Communities Through Sustainable Initiatives

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The environmental threat of food waste looms over the United States alongside the imminent threat of hunger. Watching food on campus being thrown away or composted, Erin and Henny believed ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Envirome Institute

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The Envirome Institute pioneers a new, interdependent vision of health, supports research on the effects of the environment on health, and promotes holistic scholarship, locally and globally.

Within the University ...

  • Posted July 13, 2018
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University-Community Partnership Models: Employing Organizational Management Theories of Paradox and Strategic Contradiction

  • University of Louisville (KY)

University–community (U-C) partnerships have the potential to respond to society’s most pressing needs through engaged scholarship. Despite this promise, partnerships face paradoxical tensions and inherent contradictions that are ...


Examining the Efficacy of an Award-Winning Bicycle-Earning Program in Altering Student and Staff Transportation Modes

  • University of Louisville (KY)

This study will involve the examination and reevaluation of the Earn-A-Bike Program at the University of Louisville. This is a program that rewards student who turn over their eligibility to ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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High Priests of Sustainability?! The Promise and Perils of Becoming Your School's Moral Compass

  • University of Louisville (KY)

It began as a joke. When I first arrived, colleagues introduced me as the university's 'Green Guru.' Later I got a surprising compliment: 'You are the conscience of this ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Renewable Energy 100: The Course to a Carbon-Free Campus

  • Allegheny College (PA)
  • University at Albany (NY)
  • Georgetown University (DC)
  • Butte College (CA)
  • Ball State University (IN)
  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • University of Delaware (DE)

America’s institutions of higher education can play a crucial role in the fight to prevent the worst impacts of global warming. Colleges and universities across the country should aggressively ...

  • Posted March 14, 2017
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Green Meets Brown: University of Louisville Eco-Reps and Community Composting

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The University of Louisville Eco-Reps are a sustainability training & networking group offering certifications, hosting monthly lunches, local speakers, & field trips, and organizing volunteer projects. Our longest-running project was ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Sticky Sustainability: Tapping Untapped Resources on Campus #ULMapleMadness

  • University of Louisville (KY)

In spring 2016, a maple sugaring community partner collaborated with faculty, staff & students at the University of Louisville to launch a new Sustainable Community Engagement section of the Intro ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Integration of sustainability in planning and design programs in higher education: evaluating learning outcomes

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • University of Louisville (KY)

Although sustainability has a growing presence in the planning and design professions, little guidance is available on how to incorporate sustainability into planning and design education programs. Sustainability can be ...

  • Posted April 26, 2016
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MA/MS in Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in Sustainability

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The large-scale goal of the Master of Arts/Science in Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration in Sustainability Degree program is to prepare students to address complex regional, state, national and global challenges ...

  • Posted April 14, 2016
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Compendium of Organics Recovery Programs at Colleges and Universities

  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

The Center for Environmental Policy and Management at the University of Louisville in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 and select southeastern U.S. schools have ...

  • Posted April 6, 2016
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Sustainability Tours: Using Campus as a Teaching Tool

  • University of Louisville (KY)

With sustainability initiatives reshaping campuses in myriad ways from buildings to grounds to dining to energy, water, waste, & transportation systems, it is vital that we develop effective means for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Nurturing the Sharing Economy on Campus

  • University of Louisville (KY)

One of the most exciting developments of recent decades is the growth of the sharing economy. Simply put, the generation of students entering college today are far less interested in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Growing Community: University of Louisville Eco-Reps and Blackacre Nature Preserve

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The University of Louisville's Eco-Reps is a sustainability training and networking group offering certifications, hosting monthly lunches, local speakers, and field trips, and organizing volunteer projects. Blackacre State Nature ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Weaving Sustainability into Curricula across Disciplines: Challenges and Successes from the Green Threads Faculty Workshop

  • University of Louisville (KY)

How does a large research institution that offers nearly 200 different majors across the undergraduate- and graduate levels integrate sustainability into its many disciplines? Since 2009, the University of Louisville ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Prolonged Engagement: Growing a Culture of Sustainability within a Student Body

  • University of Louisville (KY)

How do we engage our students around sustainability, when their primary focus is on their college experience? How do we get them to care about a sustainable future for the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability doesn't mean everything to everybody.' A foundational vocabulary for courses in urban sustainability

  • University of Louisville (KY)

There is growing consensus on learning outcomes in sustainability education, including systems thinking, interdisciplinarity, ethical growth, team problem-solving, and more. This paper explores the knowledge and learning outcomes students should ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Our Story of Stuff: Sharing “waste” with a campus Free Store

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Like many large, urban universities with a residential population, the University of Louisville (UofL) has faced two major challenges at the heart of sustainability: an over-abundance of discarded, useful items ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Kentucky College & University Carbon Consortium

  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Beginning in 2009, in celebration of the annual America Recycles Day event, college campuses across the nation began informally competing on the self-reporting website Recordsetter for “largest cardboard box fort ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Institutional Behavior Change and Sustainability

  • University of Louisville (KY)

It is well established that human behavior underlies almost all environmental problems, e.g. air and water pollution, climate change, loss of biodiversity, resource overuse, waste generation and recycling, etc ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Pedagogic elements for student interest in an introductory course

  • University of Louisville (KY)

While there are many contested strategies for delivering an education for sustainable development, there are far fewer empirical studies demonstrating the relationships between classroom elements that generate the interest necessary ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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So, You Think That's a Sustainability Course?!?

  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Alfred State College (NY)
  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

Considerable uncertainty haunts university sustainability officers when developing sustainability-focused and -related course identifiers. It seems everyone has an opinion about which courses qualify for the different categorizations, and why. Unresolved ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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From the Ground Up: Promoting Sustainable Campus Landscapes

  • Denison University (OH)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)
  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • Arbor Day Foundation (NE)

This panel explores the benefits of sustainable campus landscapes and how to build long-lasting support for them by publicizing your initiatives, educating and engaging others, and earning recognition locally and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Trading Parking Permits for Bicycles: The Earn-A-Bike Program as Part of an Integrated Sustainable Commuting Package

  • University of Louisville (KY)

In a highly car-dependent campus culture, would people be willing to give up their right to parking in exchange for a free commuter bike? What other improvements to our transportation ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transforming Campus Life through Successful Transportation Alternatives

  • University of Louisville (KY)

This presentation will focus on a comprehensive package of initiatives which exemplify the cooperative efforts of the Alternative Transportation Committee at our large, urban, public university. With the strong support ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Gardening with Neighbors: Community Gardening and Food Security in West Louisville

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The “West End” of Louisville is characterized by many low-income neighborhoods that are disproportionately affected by high levels of food insecurity and poor health conditions. Still, community groups and neighborhoods ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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PARK(ing) Day!

  • University of Louisville (KY)

PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places for a day ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Scholars Roundtable: Stimulating Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Learn about how one university has stimulated transdisciplinary research collaboration in sustainability and resilience, despite four major obstacles. First, sustainability can mean different things in different disciplines, preventing common understandings ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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“You Can’t Measure That!” Measuring Affective Learning Outcomes in an Undergraduate Urban Sustainability Course

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Traditional classroom assessments are unable to measure students’ development of the affective competencies and behavioral dispositions implicit in education for sustainability. This original research addresses the question of how to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Mindfulness in Energy Use: Course Participants Driving Conservation

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Universities face an increasingly challenging financial landscape. In our state, government officials have cut funding for higher education for 12 years running. This budgetary crisis, combined with increasing enrollment, has ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Infrastructure at the University of Louisville

  • University of Louisville (KY)

On August 4, 2009 a storm hit the University of Louisville with 7" of rain in 30 minutes. Although not located on a stream or river, flooding damage exceeded $22 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Partnership for a Green City - public partners promoting sustainability

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The Partnership for a Green City is an innovative sustainabiity collaboration of a metropolitan research university, a large metropolitan school district and the merged municipal government, three of the largest ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Power and the Art of Weaving Sustainability into New Employee Orientation

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Many of us are passionate about campus sustainability because we understand that important lessons are learned not only in classrooms, but in everyday surroundings and the broader campus culture. Students ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Think Outside The Car! - Surveying Commuter Choices

  • University of Louisville (KY)

As a large urban institution with three distinct campuses, the University of Louisville has historically been a commuter school in a city built almost exclusively for cars. With about 9 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating Sustainable Urban Infrastructure One Seed at a Time

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Rationale: Many students and universities are interested in the integration of sustainable systems but don't have a means to empower students, faculty and the wider community to take an ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Growing GRASS and other sustainability initiatives at University of Louisville

  • University of Louisville (KY)

This panel will focus on the sustainability challenges that face a large commuter-based urban university and discuss efforts to overcome these obstacles. Using a three-pronged model of Encouraging Involvement, Inclusion ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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