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Got Plans? Perspectives on Developing and Implementing Campus Sustainability Plans

  • East Carolina University (NC)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • Harvey Mudd College (CA)
  • Marquette University (WI)
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Panelists and audience members will share diverse perspectives on and experiences with sustainability strategic planning. To serve a broad audience, our panelists (and, hopefully, audience members) represent the following perspectives ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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How to Design an Annual Report People Actually Read

  • Pomona College (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Have you struggled with keeping up with annual reporting for your sustainability program? Are you somebody who's on top of their annual reporting but feel like nobody reads your ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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A systematic review of the literature on integrating sustainability into engineering curricula

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)
  • Lancaster University
  • Jinan University (Guangdong)
  • University of Belgrade

Higher education plays an important role in furthering the sustainability agenda, as reflected in a growing body of literature. While there have been several recent reviews of this work, these ...


Bioenergy Concentration, Plant Sciences Program

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The Department of Plant Sciences (PS) conducts academic, outreach and research programs in agricultural and natural resource plant sciences, at facilities in Knoxville and several Research and Education Centers throughout ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Organic Production Concentration, Plant Sciences BS

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The organic production concentration is designed to create leaders in the field of organic and sustainable agriculture. Students will gain the knowledge and skills for production and management of organic ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainable Design Graduate Certificate

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The College of Architecture and Design offers a certificate in Urban Design and a certificate in Sustainable Design. Certificate programs are open to master's students in any degree program ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental & Soil Sciences (BS)

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Environmental scientists study land, soil, and water resources, and their role in natural and managed ecosystems, often working to remove the hazards that affect people, wildlife, and their environments. Understanding ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Natural Resources (PhD)

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The doctoral program with a major in natural resources emphasizes interdisciplinary research approaches toward the understanding and management of natural resources in a broad context. Areas of study include forest ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Geology & Environmental Studies Major

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Environmental studies is the academic field which systematically studies human interaction with the environment. It is a broad interdisciplinary field of study that includes the natural environment, anthropogenic (human built ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental Policy Minor

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The program is designed to give master’s and doctoral level graduate students an opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary specialization in environmental policy. While administered through the Political Science Department ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainability Major (BA)

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

A major in sustainability requires a very broad training in the natural and social sciences and the humanities. There is also a minor in sustainability that often complements other majors.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainability Minor

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

A major in sustainability requires a very broad training in the natural and social sciences and the humanities. There is also a minor in sustainability that often complements other majors.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Rookies, Newbies, Imposters, & Not-Yet-Experts: Navigating Newness, Isolation, and/or Competence for Sustainability Professionals in Higher Education

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Harvey Mudd College (CA)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)
  • East Carolina University (NC)
  • Marquette University (WI)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Panelists and audience members will share perspectives, experiences, and advice as they discuss challenges and support strategies at the intersections of newness, isolation, and competence for sustainability professionals in higher ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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A review of commitment and implementation of sustainable development in higher education: results from a worldwide survey

  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Madrid)
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)
  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Monterrey
  • Leuven University College
  • University of Leuven
  • Utrecht University

During the last two decades, many higher education institutions have become involved in embedding sustainable development into their academic systems. The research for this paper was built upon discussions on ...

  • Posted Jan. 23, 2017
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Student Design Fund

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The Student Design/Research Project Fund is a new and innovative sustainability project from the University of Tennessee. It created a pool of money to where applicants can apply for ...


Smokey's Pantry: A FISH Hospitality Pantry

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Erica Davis, a senior at the University of Tennessee, spearheaded a food recovery project called Smokey’s Pantry. This project provided groceries recovered from various sources and distributed them to ...


Study to Reduce Peak Electrical Demand Charges for the John C. Hodges Library

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The goal of this project is to design electrical and thermal storage systems that will reduce electrical consumption during periods of peak demand and thereby save the University money in ...


Setting Building Energy Use Goals: Tracking Climate Action Plan targets and successes

  • Ball State University (IN)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

This panel discussion will share the experience of three campuses in setting energy use goals for campus facilities. As energy and sustainability managers, the presenters will share their approaches to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Implementing a Sustainable Food Recycling/Repurposing Program on a Large Campus in the Southeast (SEC)

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

At most universities food service operations abide by rules relating to shelf life. At the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), the Food Recovery Network, and the Dining Service Company, Aramark ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Literacy and it's Implications for Effective Public Policy Formation

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Environmental literacy is a measure of a person's knowledge about the interactions of humans and their environments, environmental issues, and the various connections in ecological systems. Recent studies have ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Implementing a Sustainable Post-Consumer Composting Program for a Large Campus Community

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

At most universities food service operations generate a substantial amount of waste.

At the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), the university recycling program, UT Recycling, and the Dining Service Company ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using Decision Pathways to Adapt Coastal Areas to a Changing Climate under Uncertain Risk: a Study of Three Australian Local Governments

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Risks associated with climate change are generally considered to increase as time progresses, but the degree to which this correlation holds for a specific coastal area is uncertain. When developing ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating a Successful Reusable Mug Incentive Program for a Large Campus Community

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

Food service operations generate a substantial portion of the waste stream at most universities. The University Recycling Department and Dining Service Company have partnered over the years to combat waste ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Successful Composting-University of Tennessee-A Collaborative Compost Partnership-ARAMARK Volunteer Dining

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The food service industry produces large amounts of food during daily production. Although food service businesses strive to create minimal amounts of waste, items such as lemon peels, apple cores ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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PhD in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

A graduate program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy is offered with a major in civil engineering. Specific departmental requirements for the PhD include: A minimum of 72 semester hours ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The Environmental Engineering graduate program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, focuses on environmental pollution control, management, and protection of resources, including air, water and land. Through Distance Education and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Engineering Minor

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The College of Engineering offers a Minor in Environmental Engineering to those undergraduate students whose academic history provides the prerequisites for the courses required by the minor. The Minor requires ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Smart Communities Initiative at UTK

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The Smart Communities Initiative (SCI) is a new interdisciplinary program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville which partners faculty and students across campus with one city, county, special district, or ...

  • Posted June 11, 2015
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Game Day Recycling at UTK

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

UT Recycling is working in partnership with UT Athletics, Aramark, Office of Sustainability, and Good Sports Always Recycle to eliminate at least 90% of waste created during athletic events through ...

  • Posted June 11, 2015
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