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Custom Brewery Tour with Taste Twin Cities

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Join us for a fascinating behind the scenes insight into Minneapolis's local beers and what local breweries looks, sound and smells like. This tour is great for people visiting ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus Sustainability Tour

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus Sustainability Tour will take participants on a sustainability focused tour through all three distinct campuses in the Twin Cities. Stops on the Sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Urban Farming and Sustainable Agriculture Tour

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Participants will board a mini coach and names will be checked off tour registrant list before departing MCC. Enjoy an afternoon of eating, learning, and touring the fields at six ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Diversity & Inclusion in Campus Sustainability - A Networking Meeting to Explore Intersections

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

For sustainability projects to engage people across diverse identities, it is crucial for people who work on sustainability to commit to developing an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful and in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Food Systems Education: New Approaches for a Global Scope

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The University of Minnesota-- Twin Cities is home to several innovative courses in food systems. Despite differences in mode and focus of instruction, a key commonality among these courses is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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It doesn’t have to be LEED to be green

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In the summer of 2013 the University of Minnesota completed construction on the 17th Avenue Residence Hall. The facility was built to meet the State of Minnesota’s sustainable building ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Smart Labs: Because no one wants a dumb one

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The University of Minnesota’s 2011 Climate Action Plan identified laboratory energy consumption as a key driver of campus emissions and as a prime opportunity for reducing those emissions. At ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Pack & Give Back: A Sustainable Move Out Program for On and Off Campus

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Pack & Give Back is a household waste diversion effort at the end of each semester for students moving out of on-campus residential hosing and in neighborhoods adjacent to campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Growing Sustainable Economies: From Seeds to Restaurant Tables

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The case study presentation, Growing Sustainable Economies: From Seeds to Restaurant Tables, located at and near Gandhi Mahal in Minneapolis, will tell the story of a special educational and business ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Immersion Education: Transcending Psychological Barriers to Action

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In this briefing, we will bring together some of the best thinking on psychological barriers to action at local and global scales from the American Psychological Association and combine it ...

  • 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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Incubation of a New Suite of Courses in Food Systems

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Five innovative new courses at the University of Minnesota--Twin Cities focus on issues of changing food systems and global sustainability. Responding to student interest, the courses developed independently. Even as ...

  • 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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Can we Feed the World Without Destroying It?

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) offered an innovative new course on the global challenges of agriculture, taught by Director Jon Foley and IonE colleague, Barrett ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Greening the Athletic Enterprise: A Journey

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Intercollegiate athletics are a large part of many institutions’ physical footprints, a core part of institutional identity, and among the most prominent interactions higher education institutions have with the general ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Sustainable City Year Program: An Adaptable Model for Large Scale, University Engagement and Impact

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In 2012, AASHE recognized the University of Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) leaders with the Faculty Innovation Award. The award recognized the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP), which the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Playing Like A Team: Advancing Campus Sustainability By Greening Sports

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Green Sports Alliance (OR)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (DC)

With help from organizations such as AASHE and the U.S. EPA, colleges and universities across the nation are implementing campus-wide sustainability programs to enhance their environmental performance. Many of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Motivating People Toward Sustainability: Applying Psychological Science to Green Behavior

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Achieving sustainability on university campuses requires engaging and changing the behavior of students, faculty, administrators, staff, and other members of the university community. New programs can suffer unexpected roadblocks if ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Food Systems: From the Classroom to the Field

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Sustainable food system courses are uniquely situated to incorporate traditional, liberal-arts pedagogies and soft skills, with innovative experiential teaching techniques that engage students in different ways than traditional methods. The ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building a World-Class Bicycle Commuter Program in an Age of Austerity

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Dero Bike Rack Co. (MN)

Imagine a $4 electronic bicycle tag that automatically and reliably verifies and logs bike trips in real time. And then imagine: Health insurance companies that give payments to bicyclists; Retailers ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Making Every Drop Count - Impact of Irrigation Retrofit at the U of Minnesota

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

In the spring and summer of 2012 our university is conducting a joint applied research project with The Toro Company to evaluate the impact of optimizing irrigation control systems and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Mentoring Student Workers to Increase the Potential for Advancing Sustainability

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

Traditional mentorship models, similar to traditional internship models, often feature a top-down relationship with knowledge flowing in one direction. In this model a power structure is established that can make ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Supporting and Strengthening Student Work Through Statewide Networks

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

Statewide networks for young people working on sustainability are sprouting up across the country. They are connecting, supporting, and amplifying the work of young people who are advancing sustainability on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Students Step Up Sustainability in Minnesota's Cities: the Green Step Cities Project

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

Students from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities create sustainability plans and actions in Minnesota as part of the Sustainability Studies Minor capstone course. With faculty direction, students work on city ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Towards a Zero Plus Campus

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Zero Plus Campus Project (Z+ Project) is developing an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum focused on modeling the performance of the buildings integrated in the landscape to regenerate the campus environment ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Engaging Communities in Planning for Sustainability: Lessons from Community-University Partnerships in the Twin Cities

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Community Growth Planning Assistance Center (CGPAC), housed at a university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan region, provides land-use planning assistance to local communities on the developing edge of the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Engaging Students to Generate a Zero Plus Campus

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Zero Plus Campus Project (Z+ Project) is developing an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum focused on modeling the integrated performance of buildings in the landscape to regenerate the campus environment with ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Resource Recovery Pilot: A Recycling Rehab

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Although the recycling rates have been slowly increasing over the past few years, we are not satisfied with the current rate and began to look for new ways to jump-start ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Community organizing for energy conservation: The Power Police

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Power Police is a project of the Energy Efficiency Student Alliance (EESA) and Energy Management. The Power Police install powerstrips, timers, and light switch stickers in consenting offices during ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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When virtue's not enough: rewarding sustainable transportation choices through improved bicycle infrastructure and wellness programs.

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In this session you'll learn how the University of Minnesota leveraged federal funds to construct the University Bike Center, a facility that gathered in one place all those things ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Forgotten Art: Art Toxins and Safety

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Dining plays a central role in campus life, as has been reflected in a plethora of recent dining-related initiatives—from trayless cafeterias to composting to community gardens on campus. A ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Designing Sustainability Curricula to Foster a New and Diverse Generation of Leaders

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Queen's University (ON)

Utilizing case studies of sustainability curricula at multiple universities, we will engage in a dialogue on how to educate a new generation of leaders on interdisciplinary sustainability thinking for a ...

  • 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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Sustainability Internship Course Best Posters

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In a Sustainability Internship course offered at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, students designed posters telling the story of their experiences interning at non-profits, local government offices, businesses ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Internship: Developing a Sustainable Design Document for the University of Minnesota

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Sustainability requires collaboration. The University of Minnesota's Sustainability Studies minor internship promotes collaboration between students and professionals to work together to further sustainable efforts. My specific assignment was with ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Science at a Land Grant Institution: Linking Community Visioning and Scientific Analysis

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The need for academic researchers to have meaningful co-learning experiences with leaders in the broader community has been highlighted in much of the literature on sustainability. Scientists and community leaders ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Bridging the Disciplinary Divide: Tackling the Challenge of Educating for Sustainability at the University of MN

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

A major challenge facing the world is sustaining people's productive and meaningful livelihoods and the natural ecosystems on which they depend. Universities have a unique capacity, and an important ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Center for Sustainable Building Research

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Center for Sustainable Building Research's mission is to lead and support—through research, outreach, and education—the transformation of the regional built environment to provide for the ecological ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of Science in Science, Technology, & Environmental Policy

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (MS–STEP) at the Humphrey School is one of the few programs in the nation to prepare individuals with backgrounds ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master of Urban & Regional Planning

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree is designed to produce professionals able to think across fields of expertise to see and act upon the links among environmental ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Graduate Minor Degree in Sustainable Agricultural Systems

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The minor in Sustainable Agriculture Systems is open to students enrolled in any program within the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota. The program provides a curriculum with strong ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Minor in Sustainable Agricultural Systems

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Agricultural systems are complex and dynamic. In recent years, questions have been raised regarding the sustainability of energy and resource intensive agriculture systems. While all agriculturally oriented majors of the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Envisioning the Carbon-Neutral Campus: Planning for Reduced Energy Consumption at St. Olaf College

  • St. Olaf College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Four practices impacting campus carbon neutrality are increasingly common at Colleges and Universities in the United States: faculty and students are engaging in hands-on sustainability curriculum, facilities personnel are analyzing ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Sustainable Seafood at the University of Minnesota

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The ultimate goal of this project is to transform the process by which seafood is purchased and consumed at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Currently, no criteria concerning sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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2.3 MW Wind Turbine and Wind Energy Research Area

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

United States Department of Energy (DOE) officials, energy industry partners, wind energy researchers, political leaders, University administrators and hundreds of local school children watched the ceremonial “flip of the switch ...

  • Posted May 18, 2012
  • Green Power Projects
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38 kW Rooftop Array: University Office Plaza Building

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities completed installation of a 38.4 kilowatt solar array on the roof of the University Office Plaza Building (2221 University Avenue) in March 2012 ...

  • Posted April 4, 2012
  • Green Power Projects
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15 kW Rooftop Array: Ralph Rapson Hall

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

On the roof of Ralph Rapson Hall, three 24-panel arrays of photovoltaic solar panels provide electricity to the building. The 15 kW system was formerly on the Science Museum in ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
  • Green Power Projects
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The University of Minnesota's Power Police Project: Philosophy, Psychology and Power Strips

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MN)

Power Police student volunteers help campus office workers save power - especially the "vampire" power that electronic devices draw even when they're turned off. Volunteers make simple changes to offices ...

  • Posted June 30, 2010
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