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MPH Environmental Health Promotion and Policy

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The Environmental Health Promotion and Policy program provides the foundation for understanding and anticipating environmentally- and occupationally-related health impacts, the skills for using this knowledge and available policy and health ...

  • Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Examining Interdisciplinary Sustainability Institutes at Major Research Universities: Innovations in Cross-Campus and Cross-Disciplinary Models Membership Required

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Vanderbilt University (TN)
  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • Brown University (RI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This is a study of the disctintive characteristics, activities, challenges and opportunities of a specific type of sustainability institute, one that spans the many disciplines of the university and, to ...

  • Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Funding Strategies for Non-Traditional University MS4 Stormwater Programs Membership Required

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

Stormwater programs have historically been stymied by lack of proper funding resources. Unlike drinking water and sanitary sewer utility services that long ago transitioned to enterprise funds, a stormwater utility ...

  • Posted 6 months ago
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AASHE Award Winner Webinar - Developing Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation Strategies Through Student Research Membership Required

  • University of Houston (TX)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • AASHE (PA)

Student groups at the University of Houston and University of Michigan have developed strategies for energy efficiency and water conservation on campus through research.

At the University of Michigan, a ...

  • Posted 9 months ago
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Managing Organizational Sustainability: Demonstrating the Business Case for Sustainability Professionals in the Workplace Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • McGraw-Hill (NY)

The report provides a preliminary exploration of the relationship between the fast-growing new job class of sustainability professionals and performance. The report uses original research and literature review to find ...

  • Posted 11 months ago
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430 kW Solar Field (2.46 Acres) Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • DTE Energy (OH)

The solar installation project, through DTE Energy’s SolarCurrents program, involved the installation of ground-based and pole-mounted solar panels, rated up to 600 kilowatts (kW). These panels have a potential ...

  • Posted 11 months, 1 week ago
  • Green Power Projects
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240 kW Solar Field (1.56 Acres) Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • DTE Energy (OH)

Construction began in May 2013 on the site of the second U-M/DTE Energy solar panel installation fulfilling President Coleman’s commitment to bring renewable energy to north campus. The ...

  • Posted 11 months, 1 week ago
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Using the Campus as a Living Learning Laboratory: Methods for Informal Sustainability Education Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This panel will explore how new and existing sustainability projects at the University of Michigan are being integrated into a pathway for student sustainability engagement and leadership as we aim ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Using the Campus as a Living Learning Laboratory: Experiential Learning & Scaffolding in Informal Sustainability Education Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This poster will explore how new and existing sustainability projects at the University of Michigan are being integrated into a pathway for student sustainability engagement and leadership as we aim ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Business Sustainability 2.0: Moving from Enterprise Integration to Market Transformation and the Necessary Changes in the Business System Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Enterprise Integration has been with us since the mid 1990s. It involves integrating sustainability into existing business logics (such as operational efficiency, cost of capital, consumer demand, etc.) and the ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Green cities and ivory towers: how do higher education sustainability initiatives shape millennials’ consumption practices?

  • University of Michigan (MI)

College-educated millennials, motivated by a preference for vibrant, walkable neighborhoods with access to good public transportation, are helping to drive an economic resurgence in many American cities. At the same ...

  • Posted 1 year, 2 months ago
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The Power of Purchasing: Using University of Michigan Procurement to Promote Social Change Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The University of Michigan, as a public university, has an inherent responsibility to serve the interests of the community it represents. The institution purchases more than $1 billion of goods ...

  • Posted 1 year, 3 months ago
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The Big Ten Prospectus: Aligning Sustainability with Collective Mission Level Priorities Membership Required

  • Purdue University (IN)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Iowa (IA)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

With higher education facing ongoing budget cuts, top to bottom reviews of programs and policies, and critical questions regarding the value of a college education, we—as sustainability professionals—must ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Doubling Energy Efficiency at the University of Michigan by 2030

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Johnson Controls, Inc (WI)

Approximately 84 million Americans spend their days in colleges, universities, and public or private primary and secondary schools. The commercial building sector, which includes educational institutions, accounts for 18.44 ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Reusable water bottle for incoming freshmen Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Reusable water bottles are being provided to all incoming freshmen at the University of Michigan as a Planet Blue Sustainability initiative. The project was piloted for 3 years and is ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Academic Engagement in Public and Political Discourse Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The May 2015 Michigan Meeting, hosted by the University of Michigan, explored the changing role of the university and what it means to be an academic in a society facing ...

  • Posted 1 year, 6 months ago
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Sustainable food systems at urban public universities: A survey of 21 universities Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Wayne State College (NE)

Urban communities are challenged by the conventional food system in diverse ways. To mitigate these challenges, a growing sustainable food system (SFS) movement mobilizes existing resources—including public institutions—to ...

  • Posted 1 year, 6 months ago
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Energy Institute Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The University of Michigan Energy Institute builds on the University of Michigan’s strong energy research heritage at the heart of the nation’s automotive and manufacturing industries to develop ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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Coming to a Screen Near You: Creating Original Videos to Engage your Audience Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

(LED) lights, (solar-powered) camera, (sustainability) action! Film is a powerful medium for communicating your message, and in today's media landscape, no campaign is complete without it. In this session ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Plenary: Are we succeeding? 3 Approaches to Assessing Sustainability Education Membership Required

  • Green Mountain College (VT)
  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Sustainability educators need to measure the impact of their programs but find few widely accepted methodologies for doing so. Panelists will describe three very different approaches for evaluating sustainability education ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Campus Agriculture Networking Meeting: Identifying the Future of Campus Grown Food Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Ursinus College (PA)

Campus agriculture initiatives are rapidly becoming a ubiquitous part of campus life around the country. In the last fifteen years agricultural education, in the form of campus gardens and farms ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Assessing the Culture of Sustainability Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This session will provide an overview of efforts at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (U-M) to develop a framework for assessing and advancing a culture of sustainability on campus. Culture ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Online Training as a Gateway to Stakeholder Engagement Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

No campus can reach their sustainability goals without deep engagement of students, faculty and staff. A key struggle for many campuses is how to initiate and maintain this engagement across ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Learning How to Apply Social Science Research by Solving Campus Sustainability Challenges Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

“Social Sciences and Environmental Problems,” a 75-student class at taught annually at the University of Michigan (U-M), introduces six social sciences and how each can help understand and address environmental ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Happiness: A Vital Part of Sustainability Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that, “We need a new economic paradigm that recognizes the parity between the three pillars of sustainable development. Social, economic and environmental well-being are ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Enhancing Social Sustainability on Campus: Starting a Happiness Initiative in Your Community Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

In 2011, a nonprofit called The Happiness Initiative (Seattle, WA), launched a survey measuring well-being of residents of Seattle. To their surprise, they found that the college-aged responders were the ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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A Rooted University: Growing Resiliency, Community, and Engaged Food Citizens Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

With the impending energy descent and accelerating impacts of climate change, the need to foster resiliency and adaptation in the realm of higher education is increasingly pertinent. Universities provide a ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Environmental Sustainability in Information Technology: It's a Culture Thing Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

We have found that IT professionals and users of technology have not traditionally considered the impact of their computing choices on the environment. Yet, nearly every computing choice has an ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Engaging Fellow Students in the Less Glamorous Components of Campus Sustainability Work: University of Michigan Campus Farm Implementation Case Study Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

When students at the University of Michigan are asked if they would like to help start a campus farm that will grow sustainable food for the University, they oftentimes get ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Sustainability Leadership Programs: An Assessment of Paradigms and Methods Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Academic programs purporting to create "sustainability leaders" are emerging at institutions of higher education across the U.S. and world. Designed to capitalize on student interest and professional development needs ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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The Campus Sustainability Cultural Indicators Project: Focus Groups Results Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The University of Michigan is undertaking an ambitious project to identify, track and improve cultural indicators of sustainability on campus. The goal is to assess and find leverage points to ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Achieving Sustainability Through Happiness Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that, "We need a new economic paradigm that recognizes the parity between the three pillars of sustainable development. Social, economic and environmental well-being are ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Mind the gap- what we have to learn from students (who study abroad) Membership Required

  • Augsburg College (MN)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Yale University (CT)

Study abroad is often recalled as one of the most pivotal and transformative experiences in a college student's life. Aside from Freshman orientation, a student traveling abroad is perhaps ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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A New Collaborative Model for Student Leadership in Sustainability Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Students play a major role in the campus sustainability movement, often having a more powerful voice than the faculty or staff. It is therefore crucial to ensure that students are ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Fundraising for Sustainability - how to raise money (or get someone to do it for you) Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

In tough economic times, funding can be scarce or unavailable all together. Sustainability officers have traditionally sought funding in the form of special allocations, student green fees, grants, revolving loan ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Developing Sustainability Leaders: Applying a Transformative Leadership Framework at the University of Michigan Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Leading institutions of higher education are increasingly utilizing the campus as a laboratory not only for implementing "green projects" but also for developing the skill set in students to lead ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Applying Integrated Assessment to Establish Campus Sustainability Priorities at the University of Michigan Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Some research is conducted solely to gain knowledge or understanding, while other research is conducted with a specific use in mind. Integrated Assessment begins with a structured dialog among scientists ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Greening for a Grade: Leveraging Action-Based Learning for Sustainability Progress Membership Required

  • University of Central Florida (FL)
  • University of Michigan (MI)

This panel will include perspectives from diverse institutions and presenters on how action-based course projects can catalyze and leverage campus sustainability initiatives. The presenters will provide practical guidance on course ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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The Six Competencies of Integrated Sustainability Planning Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Society for College and University Planning (MI)

Building an integrated planning process is critical to the success of sustainability efforts on any campus. However, it's much easier said than done. In order to bring planning efforts ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Promoting sustainable behavior with motion sensing power strips and desk lamps Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The paper presents the outcomes of a pilot program at the University of Michigan intended to influence people's attitudes and behaviors relating to energy consumption, through the adoption of ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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The Student Sustainability Initiative: Linking Students and the Administration Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The University of Michigan has recently expanded its commitment to sustainability, establishing an Office of Campus Sustainability in 2009 and launching a campus-wide assessment to understand current sustainability practices and ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Center for Sustainable Systems Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Center for Sustainable Systems advances concepts of sustainability through interdisciplinary research and education. CSS collaborates with diverse stakeholders to develop and apply life cycle based models and sustainability metrics for ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The Erb Institute is committed to creating a socially and environmentally sustainable society through the power of business. Building on nearly two decades of research, teaching, and direct engagement, the ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The vision of the Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion (CSTEC) is to design and to synthesize new materials for high efficiency photovoltaic (PV) and thermoelectric (TE) devices, predicated ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Engineering Sustainable Systems (MS & MSE)

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Launched in the fall of 2007, the dual degree confers a master of science (MS) degree from the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) and a master of science ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise (MBA/MS)

  • University of Michigan (MI)

With a dual degree from the Erb Institute, students will be in a position to promote sustainability using top-notch management skills mixed with a clear understanding of the world’s ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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MBA & MS in Natural Resources & Environment

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The dual degree program confers the Master of Science (M.S.) degree from the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Master of Urban Planning

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This concentration prepares planners to work toward the long-term environmental and social sustainability of land use. The concentration focuses on training students to better inform private and public decision making ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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MSE in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This program requires at least 18 hours of graduate courses in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program. Specific course requirements are given in the departmental Guidelines for this MSE ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Environment Minor

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The minor is designed to provide the information and analytic skills necessary to understanding the environment across a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Students will also be required to complete either ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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