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Campus sustainability in the US: Environmental management and social change since 1970

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

This work establishes the first comprehensive analysis of campus sustainability's development in the U.S. since the early 1970s.

In the US, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have occupied a ...


Wind Power Engineering Graduate Certificate/Concentration

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Graduate Certificate/Concentration in Wind Power Engineering is the first ever wind energy certificate/concentration program in the U.S. This 15 credit program offers a unique opportunity for ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Environmental Health (PhD)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The PhD Program in the Department of Environmental Health prepares a student with highly specialized and applied research skills that seek to better understand the links between environmental exposures and ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Geography (MS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst offer an MS degree in Geography for those who wish to study human geography, environmental geography, or Geographic Information Science and Technologies (GIST). This program ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Environmental Conservation (PhD)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Recognizing the growing complexity of environmental conservation, this program has evolved into a broad, multi-faceted degree program, with diverse opportunities for emphasizing 1) wildlife, fish and conservation biology, 2) forest ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Environmental Conservation (MS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Recognizing the growing complexity of environmental conservation, this program has evolved into a broad, multi-faceted degree program, with diverse opportunities for emphasizing 1) wildlife, fish and conservation biology, 2) forest ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Sustainable Business Certificate

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Isenberg’s Sustainable Business Practice Certificate will give students the knowledge to be able to help companies implement socially, environmentally and economically responsible business practices that are also strategic, savvy ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Natural Resources Conservation Minor

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Conserving Earth’s biological diversity and safeguarding the benefits or “ecosystem services” that functioning ecosystems provide to humans are two major objectives of natural resources conservation. In this minor, students ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Environmental Science Minor

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Environmental Science employs an interdisciplinary approach, teaching students how to meet the challenges of creating a safe and healthy environment and how to recognize and control the effects of pollution ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (BA)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics option prepares students to assist in public and private decisions about environmental and natural resource issues. Population and income growth are increasing the pressure ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Landscape Architecture (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Bachelor of Science Program in Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts is strongly influenced by its unique New England setting. Massachusetts is now the fifth fastest growing state ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Environmental Science Program is the only academic unit in the UMass system providing a B.S. degree in Environmental Science. Affiliated faculty teach a series of courses with the ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Earth Systems (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Global environmental changes require a comprehensive understanding of the earth’s major systems, and of the important ways in which these systems are linked. The major systems are the geosphere ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Natural Resources Conservation (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

In the Natural Resources Conservation major students learn about the ecology of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and how these systems can be managed to conserve biodiversity and protect ecosystem functions ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Sustainable Community Development (BS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

In the Sustainable Community Development major, students can explore a variety of perspectives on creating a more sustainable world through planning and design. The planning and design of a sustainable ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Leveraging the Campus Sustainability Committee: Zombie Committees vs Robust Change Agents

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

What is the secret to successful sustainability committees? Is there a magic formula for long-term effectiveness or do the committees need to evolve over time? Once sustainability programs become more ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Green Infrastructure Planning on Campus: Case Studies from University of Massachusetts-Amherst

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

College campuses pride themselves in being leaders in promoting innovation in both technical and theoretical aspects of all fields of study, including sustainability. The drive for sustainability in higher education ...


Making the Shift to Climate-Friendly Food Service

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Friends of the Earth (DC)

The webinar will provide information covering broad menu-based strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of dining service. Friends of the Earth’s Food & Agriculture program consultant will introduce the ...

  • Posted Oct. 18, 2018
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Campus sustainability in the US: Environmental management and social change since 1970

  • Smith College (MA)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • Massachusettes Institute of Technology (CT)

In the US, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have occupied a distinct role in the social contract: they have been predisposed to be at the forefront of social change and to ...


UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign


Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Certificate

  • Amherst College (MA)
  • Hampshire College (MA)
  • Mount Holyoke College (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program offers an interdisciplinary marine-related curriculum to undergraduate students enrolled in the five campuses. The Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Certificate is ...

  • Posted July 26, 2018
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Paperbark Literary Magazine

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Paperbark Literary Magazine is an interdisciplinary journal of creativity and sustainability publishing art, writing, photography, poetry, science journalism, interviews, and other creative content both in print and online at paperbarkmag ...


Wildlife Habitat Management on College and University Campuses

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

With the increasing involvement of higher education institutions in sustainability movements, it remains unclear to what extent college and university campuses address wildlife habitat. Many campuses encompass significant areas of ...


Preparing for Campus Sustainability Month 2016

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • University of North Florida (FL)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • AASHE (PA)

October is Campus Sustainability Month! Join this webinar to gain ideas and inspiration for how you can take advantage of CSM to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice Around the Climate Crisis

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Talking Truth was initiated in fall 2015 to support and build on understanding of climate disruption. Our experiential events employ storytelling, film screenings, art making, author talks, and reflective writing ...


New England's Largest Campus Solar Project

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

In early 2017, UMass Amherst completed the installation of 5.5 MW of solar power over two parking lots and five rooftops making it the largest solar project on a ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Designing Menus for the Future: Sustainable Food Purchasing, Student Activism and Food Footprints

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • Friends of the Earth (DC)

This interactive discussion explores real world strategies for shifting school menus toward food that is healthy, local and sustainable, including methods for evaluating environmental impacts of food choices. With on ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Less & Better Meat in University Dining Services

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • Real Food Challenge (MA)
  • Farm Forward (OR)
  • Friends of the Earth (DC)

Reducing the quantity and improving the quality of the meat we eat can help mitigate climate change, improve our health, set a higher standard for the treatment of animals and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Making Local, Healthy, Sustainable Delicious: The How-To Guide for Foodservice Operators

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The How-To Guide for Foodservice Operators is a manual for restoring real food and regional food systems to the right place in our society. The guide documents UMass Dining’s ...


Proposal for Implementation of an E-Receipt System and Non-Toxic Compostable Receipt Paper at UMass Dining Facilities

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

For our junior year writing course, we were given the assignment to write a proposal to fix something on campus. As students passionate about sustainability, our group elected to improve ...


Scholarly motivations to conduct interdisciplinary climate change research

  • Idaho State University (ID)
  • Whitman College (WA)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (MD)
  • Northern Illinois University (IL)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Understanding and responding to today’s complex environmental problems requires collaboration that bridges disciplinary boundaries. As the barriers to interdisciplinary research are formidable, promoting interdisciplinary environmental research requires understanding what ...


UMass Amherst Students Bike for Sustainable Smoothies on Earth Day

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

On Friday, April 21st, the University of Massachusetts Amherst celebrated Earth Day at the 47th annual Earth Day Festival. Various sustainability-related organizations on campus and in the greater Pioneer Valley ...

  • Posted April 28, 2017
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Preparing for Campus Sustainability Month 2016

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • University of North Florida (FL)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • AASHE (PA)

October is Campus Sustainability Month (CSM)! Watch this webinar to gain ideas and inspiration for how you can take advantage of CSM to engage and inspire incoming students and other ...

  • Posted March 7, 2017
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Greening the Mullins Center at UMass Amherst

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

UMass Amherst, a three time STARS Gold Rated institution, has made great strides in creating a more sustainable campus. As a prior student, I take pride in this. As a ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Certificate in Applied Economic Research on Cooperative Enterprises

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The certificate is credit-based, involving 15 credits of coursework and an approved 6-credit field-based research internship with, or related to, a cooperative enterprise. Students gain experience in doing applied economic ...

  • Posted Nov. 10, 2016
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BS in Sustainable Horticulture

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Sustainable Horticulture Bachelor of Science degree is designed to provide students science-based education which can be applied in a wide variety of careers in landscape plant production and use ...

  • Posted Aug. 22, 2016
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AS in Sustainable Horticulture

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Students are prepared for careers in greenhouse crop production, nursery crop production, and horticulture opportunities at parks, recreational areas, tourist attractions, and historic sites. Sustainable and environmentally sound methods of ...

  • Posted Aug. 22, 2016
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AS in Sustainable Food and Farming

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The 60-credit Associate of Science degree offers a program of study for those who wish to practice agriculture but are not quite ready to make a commitment to the B ...

  • Posted Aug. 22, 2016
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UMass Amherst Goes Solar All Over

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

In early 2016, UMass Amherst became the first campus in the UMass System to install a solar parking lot canopy system on its campus. The project, located at the Robsham ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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UMass New2U Reuse Collection and Tag Sale

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

New2U is a student-led program that is in its 3rd year of operation. New2U collects unwanted items from across campus each spring during move-out and resells these collected item each ...


A Strategy for Energy Performance Analysis at the Early Design Stage: Predicted vs. Actual Building Energy Performance

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Developments in information technology are providing methods to improve current design practices, where uncertainties about various design elements can be simulated and studied from the design inception. Energy and thermal ...


UMass Amherst Celebrates Earth Day

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Earth Day 2016 events at UMass Amherst include a compost worm bin workshop and pollinator garden plantings in UMass Permaculture Gardens.


School of Earth and Sustainability

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has established a new School of Earth and Sustainability (SES), which will serve as a central hub for a suite of academic programs, research, innovation ...

  • Posted May 3, 2016
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Academic Librarians and the Sustainability Curriculum: Building Alliances to Support a Paradigm Shift

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Sustainability is a fast evolving movement in higher education demonstrated by a proliferation of academic programs, co-curricular initiatives, and campus projects. Sustainability is now viewed as vital to the mission ...

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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North D Compost Pilot

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA)

After conducting a waste audit of the North Apartment Residential Complex in October of 2014, it was found that approximately 27% of the trash stream consisted of food waste and ...

  • Posted April 6, 2016
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PHOENIX lifestyle: Consumerism with Conscience

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

A student-led initiative at UMass Amherst that strives to bring awareness to the issue of consumerism in the apparel industry and give students, faculty, and others a unique opportunity to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Measuring and Addressing Impacts of Campus Oil and Gas Consumption

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • Equitable Origin (NY)

Calculation and offsetting of campus carbon emissions are valuable tools to educate students about their contributions to GHG emissions and climate change. However, the external costs of oil and gas ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Real Voice: Campus Food Systems Working Groups & Policy Development

  • Gonzaga University (WA)
  • University of Montana (MT)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

Pioneering universities across the country are assembling Food Systems Working Groups to guide comprehensive university food policy development. Unlike many executive committees and university task forces, these multi-stakeholder groups include ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Real Food Calculator: Real Metrics, Transparency, & Accountability for Tracking Sustainable Food Procurement

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

What is just or sustainable food? How do we thoroughly and appropriately assess it in our cafeterias? Dig into the complexities of labels, certifications, and standards for 'real food' as ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Build a Quick, Convincing Business Plan That Gains Administration Support And Transforms Your Campus Sustainability

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Learn the proven mechanics of developing and delivering a plan for your sustainability initiative in the business language and format that decision makers in higher education understand and expect. Presenter ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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