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University of Minnesota, Duluth - Pollinator Pledge

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Three students -- Rachel Hopwood, Michael Purtell, and Dave Herrera -- pioneered the passing of an operational policy that protects the University of Minnesota Duluth's campus pollinators in perpetuity. Referred to ...


Making Sustainability Personal: An Experiential Semester-Long Project to Enhance Students’ Understanding of Sustainability

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Students often naively assume that pursuing sustainability is necessarily costly and difficult. However, proponents of “weak” or “business-centered” sustainability argue that well-crafted sustainability initiatives may simultaneously reduce carbon footprint and ...


Green Revolving Fund

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

The UMD Green Revolving Fund was established to invest in sustainable projects at UMD. Projects are intended to contribute to efforts to save energy and become a more sustainable campus ...


Creating a Sustainability Director Position for the Student Body Government (presentation)

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

In the spring of 2017, University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) student Dave Herrera proposed to UMD Student Association (UMDSA) to create a Student Director Of Sustainability. After much discussion and ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Creating Sustainability Director Position for Student Body Government (poster)

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

In the spring of 2017, University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) student Dave Herrera proposed to UMD Student Association (UMDSA) to create a Student Director Of Sustainability. After much discussion and ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Using the Diffusion of Innovation Theory to Assess Student Involvement

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

The reasoning behind becoming involved in topics of sustainability often vary from person to person. We've done a little thinking and found that, like most movements, the Diffusion of ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Breaking Boundaries in Sustainability Education

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

What brings together faculty in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Sports Management and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies? A new cohort-based fellowship program, hosted by the University of Minnesota's Institute ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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From Gown to Town: Bringing the Benefits of Solar Energy to the Community

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • Midwest Renewable Energy Association (WI)
  • Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (VA)
  • Institute for Sustainable Communities (VT)

Solar energy programs present a unique opportunity between colleges and their communities. We'll explore three areas where collaboration on and off campus are making a difference, including programs that ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Students Spark Solar

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

A group of ten students focused in various areas of study from across the University of Minnesota Duluth campus came together to form the Solar University Network Delegation and advance ...


Helping Students Lead on Solar: Collaborations to Advance Renewable Energy on Campus

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Despite having some of the lowest-priced electricity in the nation, our students forged ahead to identify opportunities for solar energy and the ways it will fit into the energy future ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Making Sustainable Behaviors the Norm at the University of Minnesota Duluth

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Interviews with undergraduate students were conducted as part of a follow-up to a survey soliciting information about student engagement in sustainability at a small upper Great Lakes public university. The ...

  • Posted Aug. 24, 2016
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University of Minnesota, Morris student leads implementation of the Student Engagement Leadership Forum on Sustainability (SELFsustain) across the University of Minnesota-system

  • University of Minnesota, Crookston (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Rochester (MN)

The University of Minnesota (U of M) is leading the way in cultivating student-driven sustainability leadership across Minnesota -- from the prairies to Lake Superior. For five years, U of M ...


The Sustainable Agriculture Project at Univ of MN Duluth: A Site-Based Land Lab for Sustainability

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

This proposal presents multiple perspectives on the creation and use of the Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP). Founded in 2009, the SAP Farm is a site based laboratory for sustainability with ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Northern Roots: Growing Food in the Western Lake Superior Region: A Participatory, Public Ethnography in Film Form

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Planting and cultivation instructions: 1) Combined engaged students, hard-working farmers, a supportive university, dedicated nonprofit leaders and the fertile potential of participatory media. 2) Seed the ground with community coordination ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability education: A campus-wide study guiding an all unit strategic approach at the University of Minnesota, Duluth

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

A team of faculty and staff who were working on sustainability education across the UMD campus conducted an all campus survey (N=1700) to meet the Chancellor's Strategic Initiative ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Hair dryers, gaming systems, and fans: Engaging an online Social Psychology Class in an Energy Competition for Residence Halls

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

This presentation describes the development, implementation, and outcomes of an online Social Psychology class project designed to reduce energy consumption among students living in a campus residence hall. The co-curricular ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Project-based courses provide practical educational experience for students and advance sustainability within local community

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Collaboration between the University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD), a local non-profit that promotes sustainable energy and six area businesss has resulted in a series of class projects implemented into two ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Design, Installation and Evaluation of Sustainable Concrete Sidewalks on UMD Campus for Research and Learning

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Concrete is the most commonly used man-made material on the planet; however, the production of cement, the binder that holds concrete together, is responsible for 5-8% of global anthropogenic CO2 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Art & Design Students Collaborate with University and Community to Mitigate Birdstrikes on Campus Buildings

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Summary: We present an innovative, grant-funded partnership between the university department of Art & Design, department of Writing Studies, Office of Sustainability, UMD Facilities Management, local wildlife rehabilitators, and local ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building a Living Learning Community: Big Problems and Big Success

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

’A sustainability-themed living/learning community is a bad idea. This sort of thing has been tried before. It was a failure then, and this will be no different.’ This was ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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We’re gonna get hydrated! Shrinking bottled water use (without a ban)

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

While students on some campuses work to ban (or to fight bans on) bottled water, positive partnerships at the University of Minnesota Duluth provided infrastructure, education, and social-norming around the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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SELFsustain

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Minnesota System Office (MN)

This panel will provide a glimpse into multiple approaches universities can apply to nurture resilient communities. Large public land grant institutions are especially rich with opportunity to apply interdisciplinary perspectives ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Resilient Communities through Community-University Partnerships

  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Minnesota System Office (MN)

The University of Minnesota builds resilient communities throughout the state: At scales from neighborhood to community to regional to statewide; In duration, from months to semesters to year-long to multi-year ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Grounds Practices in a Northern Climate: Three Minnesota Campuses Share Their Experiences

  • Bemidji State University (MN)
  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Experienced sustainability coordinators from three institutions in Minnesota will share their varied experiences working to create a more sustainable landscape at their individual campus. Macalester College completed a Sustainable Landscape ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Facilitating Sustainability Conversations on Campus: Challenges and Successes of a Sustainability and Civic Engagement Book Group

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

During the fall 2011 semester, thirty university faculty, staff and students gathered to share ideas about sustainability on campus. Discussions were structured by the book The Sustainable Learning Community: One ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Little Classroom in the Big Woods

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Construction of the sustainable Bagley Outdoor Classroom at UMD demonstrated leadership in energy efficiency, renewable energy, wastewater treatment, stormwater management, passive heating, natural ventilation, water efficiency, local and renewable materials ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Developing an effective sustainability communications program without breaking your budget.

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Communication is a critical tool for a campus sustainability program, especially when newly established. This session will cover lessons learned and tips that we've found valuable in making the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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University of Minnesota System-Wide Sustainability

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Put a cougar, a bulldog, a gopher, and an eagle in one room - do you find sustainability? You betcha!

The University of Minnesota community has created new, regional models of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Extreme energy efficiency: building the sustainable Bagley Classroom at UMD

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Extreme energy efficiency. Renewable energy production. On-site composting toilets. Passive heating. Unique building materials. Natural ventilation. The Bagley Classroom at the University of Minnesota Duluth is located on a 50 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating a Bike Culture On Campus

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Cycling is a dependable mode of transit and offers students, staff, and faculty a healthy choice that reduces the overall carbon footprint of campuses. The University of Minnesota Duluth is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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BS in Environmental Sciences

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Students completing the Environmental Science degree have a firm background in physical and life sciences, and a basic understanding of: Existing environmental policies and regulation and the legislative process of ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Certificate in Environmental Education

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

The Environmental Education Certificate is a 12-credit post-baccalaureate professional development program designed for those seeking to develop or enhance their knowledge of and skills in environmental education. The certificate is ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MEd in Environmental Education

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is recognized among outdoor and environmental education professionals as one of the leading schools in the Midwest to receive an education in environmental education ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Minor in Sustainability Studies

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

The University of Minnesota's Sustainability Studies Minor immerses students in the study of real-world problems from a variety of academic perspectives, incorporating disciplines from across the natural, social and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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The Bagley Classroom: Supporting environmental and outdoor learning at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • Salmela Architect (MN)

The Bagley Classroom supports learning in a 55-acre natural preserve within the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. The Bagley Nature Area has taught and inspired students about the natural environment ...

  • Posted June 23, 2011
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