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Urban Revitalization Certificate

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The Certificate in Urban Revitalization provides specialized training in the techniques and processes of city and neighborhood revitalization. Topics include adaptive reuse of buildings, historic preservation, real estate market analysis ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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Environmental Studies (MS)

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The goal of the M.S. in Environmental Studies is to provide an interdisciplinary master’s degree program in environmental studies that emphasizes the critical links between environmental life sciences ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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Environmental Studies (MEnvs)

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The goal of the Master of Environmental Studies (M.Envs.) degree program is to provide an interdisciplinary master’s degree program in environmental studies that emphasizes the critical links between ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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Urban & Regional Studies Minor

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The minor in Urban & Regional Studies may be combined with another major, providing students the opportunity for a diverse learning experience. The Minor may help prepare students for careers ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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Sustainable Innovation Certificate

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The Certificate in Sustainable Innovation is designed to provide students in any VCU baccalaureate program the option of adding a formal certificate program in sustainability and sustainable approaches to problem-solving ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The minor in environmental studies provides an overview of the field that offers an intrinsically interesting way for many students to organize elective course work while gaining knowledge important to ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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Urban & Regional Studies (BS)

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies provides a solid foundation for professional work or advanced study aimed at addressing some of the most important challenges and issues ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies prepares students for careers in the environmental field, including government service, nonprofit management and employment in private industry. VCU's curriculum also provides ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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Urban Forestry and Community Engagement - the Chemis-tree of Successful Partnerships

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is an urban research university located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. With greenhouse gas mitigation goals looming, VCU established the VCU Urban Forestry Collaborative (VUFC) - a unique ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Overcoming Obstacles When Establishing Intentional, Productive Urban Campus Green Spaces: Natural and Man-made Challenges

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

In April 2016, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), an urban research university in downtown Richmond, VA, created an on-campus Learning Garden. Urban campus gardens can face a unique set of challenges ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Abandoned Bikes on Campus: Redistribution and the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Eastern Mennonite University (VA)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA and Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Harrisonburg, VA are presented with a number of bikes abandoned by students each year. As cycling gains ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainability-themed Living and Learning Communities

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Colgate University (NY)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

As residential living and learning communities become more commonplace across higher education, a great opportunity for sustainability emerges. Join representatives from Boston University, Colgate University and Virginia Commonwealth University to ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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VCU Community-University Urban Forestry Program

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The Urban Forestry Initiative at Virginia Commonwealth University is a community-based research project designed to meet the community identified need of increasing urban tree canopy cover and the university identified ...


RE think. RE invent. Re use Necessary behaviors for Accessories - A circular approach

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

In the times of hand production, the concept of discarded or unwanted items was almost non-existent. It took time and patience to produce things. Goods were manufactured from pure raw ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainability Planning: Year One Into Implementation

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

Virginia Commonwealth University began drafting their sustainability plan in 2015. The planning process relied heavily on input from both internal and external stakeholders. The planning process was so inclusive and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainable Transportation Programs: Nationwide Trends & Practical Case Studies

  • American University (DC)
  • University of Arkansas (AR)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • Sightlines (CT)

Emissions created by commuting-related activities are a major component of many institution's greenhouse gas inventories. Yet, these emissions sources are notoriously difficult to mitigate. There are a number of ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Higher Education’s Anchor Mission: Measuring Place-Based Engagement

  • Cleveland State University (OH)
  • SUNY Buffalo State (NY)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark Campus (NJ)
  • Drexel University (PA)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis (MO)

The report examines how an ongoing—and expanding—effort to track the impact of colleges and universities on the financial and social well-being of their surrounding neighborhoods is helping these ...

  • Posted Oct. 25, 2017
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Climate Action Planning: Making Plans that are Ambitious AND Implementable

  • Amherst College (MA)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Sustainability folk know writing a climate action or sustainability plan is only the beginning. After the initial buzz of publishing wanes, our plans begin to gather dust. What makes a ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Growing Beyond the Campus Garden

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

In 2016, many campuses have developed community gardens on our campuses as tools for co-curricular engagement, reducing food insecurity, and iconic sustainability learning tools. But, after the initial excitement of ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Virginia Power Dialog: Lessons Learned and What's Next in the Commonwealth

  • University of Richmond (VA)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Motivated by the historic international climate agreement reached in Paris in December 2015 and by the adoption of the Clean Power Plan, The Virginia Power Dialog engaged college and university ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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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
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The Learning Garden at Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Virginia Commonwealth University's Office of Sustainability has created a new, urban, Learning Garden that produces fruits and vegetables exclusively for donation. The garden was created in response to a ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Life after achieving your CAP Goals: What are teaching moments for others and how do you plan for the next big thing?

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Colby College (ME)
  • Chatham University (PA)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This session will focus on three key concepts. First, for the institutions that are close to or have obtained climate neutrality, what are learning outcomes that they can provide to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Co-creating sustainable futures: American and Middle Eastern visual design students explore behavior change

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Global sustainability requires global collaboration. Understanding how local and distant communities deal with various issues and complexities of sustainability and cooperating internationally to share effective ideas are paramount to our ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Virginia Commonwealth University High-Output Learning Garden: Coordinating Resources and Partnerships to Relieve Food Insecurity

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Food deserts are areas with limited access to healthy food options and are a major contributor to health issues and inequality in the United States. The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Putting the Action in a Climate Action Plan: Sustainability Planning with Community Input as the Foundation

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Virginia Commonwealth University has been a leader in sustainability since signing onto the ACUPCC in 2008. VCU drafted its first Climate Action Plan in 2010, and submitted its first STARS ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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UR vs. VCU: A Campus ConseRVAtion Nationals Cross-Town Competition

  • American University (DC)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

In 2013, the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University partnered in a cross-town energy competition, Campus Conservation Nationals. The schools wanted to capitalize on an existing basketball rivalry and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Steps to Sustainable Procurement: Reducing Our Supply Chain Footprint

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

As a leader in higher education sustainability, Portland Community College (PCC) completes an extensive greenhouse gas inventory annually, which includes calculating Scope III supply chain emissions from all purchases district-wide ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Water Management Planning at Universities

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

As bulk consumers of water, universities can have a significant impact on their community's water resources. One particular public university in Virginia consumes over one million gallons of potable ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Ecologically Engineered Ecosystems For Water Recycle In High Density Environments

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • Sustainable Water, LLC (VA)

Universities consume a substantial amount of fresh water for sanitary purposes, heating, cooling and irrigation applications. Water rate increases, scarcity and regulatory compliances have created an awareness leading to water ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Master of Urban & Regional Planning

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Established in 1973, the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at VCU is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board and provides professional grounding in the theory and methodology of ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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357 kW Canopy Arrays: N-Deck and West Broad St. Deck Parking Garages

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • Johnson Controls, Inc (WI)

VCU Energy Management installed a 710 PV panel array on the N-Deck parking garage on the MCV Campus. This array will help VCU have an annual energy savings of 184 ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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6 kW Wall Mount: Steam Plant

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Crews installed a new 6.6-kilowatt solar panel array in August 2009 to help VCU offset about 7,000 metric tons of carbon gases each year. The work was done ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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