Search Results

143 resources

An emerging signature pedagogy for sustainable food systems education

  • Montana State University (MT)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Concerns are growing over the ability of the modern food system to simultaneously achieve food security and environmental sustainability in the face of global change. Yet, the dominant tendency within ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 2018
  • Publications
  • View more

Resilience and Renewal - A Retreat Model: Preparing Ourselves for a Lifetime of Global Change

  • Central College (IA)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Join sustainability students in discovering how a model of stepping away from our various institutions, discovering common challenges, and reflecting on our resilience can help us sustain ourselves. Central College ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Adaptation and Resilience in Sustaining Ourselves - A Micro-Retreat

  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Join sustainability professionals across Minnesota in discovering how a model of stepping away from our various institutions, discovering common challenges and building cross-institution relationships helps us sustain ourselves. The planning ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

How Might we Create a Sustainable Make-A-Thon to Inform Students About Sustainable Design?

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Design U every year puts on the 10,000 makes 24 hour Make-A-Thon where we bring in engineers, designers, business students and whoever else wants to join to essentially make ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

10,000 Makes Mini Sustainable Product Make-A-Thon

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

This workshop is the Design U 10 Thousand Makes Make-A-Thon but in a smaller workshop format. The 10,000 Makes Make-A-Thon is give them a pile of reused materials and ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

China Focus - Middlebury's Global Partnership for Sustainability and University of Minnesota's Environment and Cultural Diversity

  • Middlebury College (VT)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

This session, in a case study format, presents the driving motivations, objectives, current status and challenges of 1) Middelbury's Global Partnerships for Sustainability project in China and 2) the ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Greening the Chemistry Research and Teaching Labs: Resources to Increase Safety and Reduce Waste

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Beyond Benign (MA)

University and college campuses across the United States are pushing the envelope on greening their campus facilities, operations, and processes. However, despite their disproportionate consumption of resources, laboratories are often ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Social Environmental Case Study on Mining, Wild Rice and Water Protection in Minnesota

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

This session involves participants in a social environmental synthesis case study, using methods taught by the National Social Environmental Synthesis Center (sesync.org) in Maryland, where this case was developed ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

The Emergence of the Field of Sustainability Science: Influences on Faculty Behavior Related to Sustainability Work

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

This study investigates sustainability science as an emerging scientific field and the role of faculty members at higher education institutions as drivers of change in sustainability-science-based research, teaching, and community ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
  • Publications
  • View more

Synthesis and Study of Sustainable Polymers in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory: An inquiry-based experiment exploring the effects of size and composition on the properties of renewable block polymers

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

A discovery-based experiment highlighting the use of renewable starting materials to synthesize triblock polymers was developed and successfully implemented in our introductory organic chemistry laboratory course. Green chemistry principles applied ...

  • Posted March 20, 2018
  • Publications
  • View more

Beyond Campus: Engaging Students in Sustainability, Resilience and Climate Policymaking

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Elected Officials to Protect America (SC)

In the aftermath of President Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Agreement, universities, cities, states, and companies have stepped up to lead. A coalition representing fully half the U ...

  • Posted Dec. 7, 2017
  • Videos & Webinars
  • View more

How could the grass on your campus be as 'green' as it looks?

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The poster seeks to inform conference attendees about a new country wide research project. In cities across the U.S. temperate zone appropriate for fine fescues, we will collaborate with ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Cutting Carbon Through Electricity Diversification

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Renewable energy procurement can be a complicated process and projects are often not implemented due to institutional financial requirements, unclear or unfamiliar decision making processes, organizational inertia, concerns about technology ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustunes! How to Plan Your own Sustainability Concert on Campus

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

As interdisciplinary as the field of sustainability is, more often than not, we see representation of the scientific, architectural and policy fields. Although these fields are important, music and art ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Bridging the Gap Between Economic Viability and Environmental Sustainability with Solar on University Campuses

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Over the past two years, University of Minnesota students, staff, and faculty have collaborated with solar and financial consultants to encourage the University of Minnesota to invest in solar energy ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Protest Meets Policy Change: Practical, Local Politics As Key to Building Community Solidarity and Sustainability

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Elected Officials to Protect America (SC)

This dynamic workshop challenges participants to engage in politics in ways that build community solidarity and sustainability. In times of great division at the national level, practical projects and local ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Art, Science, Ways of Knowing and Agency in Place: Backyard Phenology as a Tool

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

We are inspired by a successful art-science collaboration featuring an adorable silver camper (the 'Climate Chaser') serving as a tiny natural history museum and recording studio to capture stories of ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Featuring the Chemistry Department in Campus Sustainability Initiatives: Best Practices in the Lab and Curriculum

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • My Green Lab (CA)
  • Beyond Benign (MA)

Chemistry laboratories have a long-standing reputation of being energy, water, and waste intensive. The emergence of high standards of environmental and social responsibility have lead to a particular need for ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Cultivating Student Sustainability Leadership

  • University of South Carolina (SC)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

How does one lead in a way that is inclusive, equitable and ecologically conscious? Can we become leaders who seek to empower change agents and inspire a value shift through ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustaining Ourselves - A Collaborative Mini-Retreat for Sustainability Professionals

  • Carleton College (MN)
  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Join sustainability professionals across Minnesota in discovering how a model of stepping away from our various institutions, discovering common challenges and building cross-institution relationships helps us sustain ourselves. The planning ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

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
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainability Summer Camps on Campus

  • Central College (IA)
  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

This workshop highlights examples from two schools utilizing the resources of campus during the summer months through sustainability-focused day camps for kids. At the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Sarita Wetland ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Across the Curriculum

  • Bemidji State University (MN)
  • North Hennepin Community College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Robbinsdale Area Schools (MN)

This workshop is for faculty and staff of all disciplines who wish to interconnect and to integrate sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion into their curriculum, with particular goals of 1 ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Strategic Alignment: Communicating Sustainability's Contributions and Value to Mission Level Priorities

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • Purdue University (IN)

Given the challenges facing higher education, from ongoing budget cuts and an affordability crisis to new political realities, sustainability professionals must identify and make a case for the ways in ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Positive Attitudes toward Organic, Local, and Sustainable Foods Are Associated with Higher Dietary Quality among Young Adults

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Scant evidence is available on the relationship between preferences for organic, local, sustainable, and nonprocessed foods (ie, alternative food production practices) and dietary quality. This cross-sectional study examined the characteristics ...

  • Posted Aug. 18, 2017
  • Publications
  • View more

Explicitly linking pedagogy and facilities to campus sustainability: lessons from Carleton College and the University of Minnesota

  • Carleton College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Campus sustainability projects provide an opportunity to explicitly link campus operations and academics. College and university buildings and grounds offer the potential for numerous hands‐on sustainability projects. Few schools ...

  • Posted June 19, 2017
  • Publications
  • View more

Examining Interdisciplinary Sustainability Institutes at Major Research Universities: Innovations in Cross-Campus and Cross-Disciplinary Models

  • 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 ...


Succulents at the Earth Day Expo

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Close-up shot of succulents that were made available for students to plant at the Earth Day Expo at the University of Minnesota. The Office of Sustainability challenged students and staff ...


Chemistry PhD

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota provides a world-class education through classroom and laboratory teaching, in combination with cutting-edge research aimed at solving society’s most important ...

  • Posted March 1, 2017
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Chemistry MS

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota provides a world-class education through classroom and laboratory teaching, in combination with cutting-edge research aimed at solving society’s most important ...

  • Posted March 1, 2017
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Chemistry BA/BS

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota provides a world-class education through classroom and laboratory teaching, in combination with cutting-edge research aimed at solving society’s most important ...

  • Posted March 1, 2017
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Case study for evaluating campus sustainability: nitrogen balance for the University of Minnesota

  • Carleton College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

American ecologists recently began to address the ecology of cities. Concurrently, higher education institutions have developed sustainability education programs and instituted sustainability policies and projects. This paper draws together these ...

  • Posted Jan. 27, 2017
  • Publications
  • View more

Sustaining Ourselves - A Collaborative Retreat for Sustainability Professionals

  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)
  • Hamline University (MN)
  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Join us in discovering how a model of stepping away from our various institutions, discovering common challenges and building cross-institution relationships helps us sustain ourselves. The planning team from the ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Across the Curriculum

  • Bemidji State University (MN)
  • North Hennepin Community College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Robbinsdale Area Schools (MN)

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, North Hennepin Community College and Bemidji State University are offering a one day Sustainability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Across the Curriculum workshop for faculty and ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Place-Based Art, Science, and Agency: Transformative Action and Connection for Climate Change Times

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Climate change is often framed as a scientific problem, fossil fuel, or greenhouse gas problem. Digging past these framings to the wound, not just the symptoms, we see sustainability as ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Wearing Dual Town-Gown Hats: Catalyzing Ambitious Action as Elected Officials & Sustainability Professionals

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Elected Officials to Protect America (SC)

The US and China made history by ratifying the Paris Agreement, signed by 196 countries in December at COP21 (or the Paris 2015 Climate Conference). President Obama said,'our willingness ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Building Student Leadership Through Networks: Connecting Higher Education Institutions Through Behavior Change Projects

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

This poster focuses on the value of connecting students, faculty and staff across boundaries. In this case, we connected across institutions, learning from each other and developing a network for ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

UMN Energy Club: Preparing Leaders in Energy and Climate through Connecting and Empowering Students

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Because energy underpins every aspect of society, it requires a diverse range of perspectives to truly understand its comprehensive role in the world. Energy influences many fields, including technology, policy ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Campus Resilience: Prioritizing Goals and Strategies Through Collaborative Gaming

  • Bemidji State University (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • LHB, Inc. (MN)

This workshop engages participants in Campus Resilience, an educational and collaborative campus-building game whose goal is to achieve institutional carbon neutrality while maintaining resilience: campus academic, cultural, environmental, and financial ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Boreas Leadership Program - University of Minnesota

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Boreas offers University of Minnesota graduate and professional students and post-doctoral fellows free co-curricular leadership development opportunities that build on the strengths of graduate education to create effective change agents ...

  • Posted Sept. 13, 2016
  • Photographs
  • View more

University of Minnesota Living Lab

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Campus grounds are more than a a backdrop at the University of Minnesota. Our Living Laboratories have transformed otherwise un-programmed areas into outdoor spaces for innovation, testing, demonstration, and learning ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
  • Photographs
  • View more

Commitment to the environment and student support for “green” campus initiatives

  • Haverford College (PA)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Past research has demonstrated that commitment to the environment strongly predicts global pro-environmental intentions. This research is the first to examine whether the commitment to the environment model predicts college ...

  • Posted Aug. 19, 2016
  • Publications
  • View more

The Big Ten Prospectus: Aligning Sustainability with Collective Mission Level Priorities

  • 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 June 11, 2016
  • Case Studies
  • View more

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 ...


Education for apparel sustainability from perspectives of design students from differing cultural contexts

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The focus of this paper is how design students think about sustainable practices and design solutions. A survey distributed to American and Korean design students asked how important sustainability was ...


Mobilizing the power of higher education to tackle the grand challenge of sustainability: Lessons from novel initiatives

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Dartmouth College (NH)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Maine (ME)

Leaders from a half-dozen U.S. academic institutions with dedicated sustainability programs share five recommendations, distilled from their own experiences, for universities seeking to improve their ability to both create ...


Organic Educational Opportunities at the University of Minnesota: The Role of a Student-run Organic Farm

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Although the number of students in conventional production agriculture is declining, there is increased interest and opportunity in growing organic fruits and vegetables. Land grant universities need to invest in ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
  • Publications
  • View more

Earth Day at the University of Minnesota

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

At the Earth Day fair, we hosted a free succulent planting for students that posted "5 sustainable selfies" with the hashtag #MySustainableU. The planters were donated from the ReUse program ...

  • Posted April 27, 2016
  • Photographs
  • View more

Peer Pressure for Good: Behavior Change in Campus Sustainable Action Campaigns

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Want to engage your campus more effectively in sustainability campaigns? Join Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) to learn how it leverages behavior change science to help Minnesotans take action on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Mapping Campus Connections: Using GIS Story Maps as part of Place-based, Art-led Environmental Education

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • River's Edge Academy (MN)
  • National Park Service (DC)

Place-based, art-led environmental education can engage students and community with the immediate world around them and help them make connections between local sustainability issues in a community and global context ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more