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Higher Education for Sustainability after the Sh*t Hits the Fan

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • AASHE (PA)

This webinar will engage participants in deep dialogue and a thought experiment aimed at articulating transformational climate initiatives and generating momentum for overcoming barriers to action. The science tells us ...

  • Posted Sept. 10, 2020
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Envisioning Higher Education for Sustainability AFTER the Sh*t Hits the Fan

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The purpose of this session is to engage the AASHE audience in a thought experiment aimed at identifying alternative strategic priorities for higher education sustainability programs. The starting point for ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Education for Sustainability Graduate Certificate

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The 18-credit graduate certificate program in Education For Sustainability (EFS) is designed for professionals who want to further develop their understanding of sustainability and use their work sites to apply ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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Education for Sustainability Certificate

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The undergraduate certificate program in Education for Sustainability (EFS) is designed for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students who want to develop their understanding of sustainability and apply their learning on campus ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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Urban and Environmental Planning (BS)

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The BS Urban and Environmental Planning program (offered starting in the Fall semester of 2016) is designed to prepare graduates to work as professional planners, geographic information systems (GIS) analysts ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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Microbial assessment of rainwater tanks and runoff retention basins: A pilot study

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Exploring the reuse potential of stormwater runoff and the roof-top rainwater, to meet water supply needs on the University campus is the core focus of this research. Although rainwater is ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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University Workshops Cultivating a Culture of Sustainability on Campus and Beyond

  • University of Kentucky (KY)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Faculty from West Chester University and University of Kentucky will join forces to share with AASHE members models of university workshops that foster a culture of sustainability. Beyond teaching sustainability ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Imposters, Insiders, and Collaborators: Bringing Outside Expertise to the World of Sustainability

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • University of California, Merced (CA)

Sustainability is often viewed as a field reserved for those with expertise gained through an academic background in Environmental Science, Ecology, Sustainability or similar areas, and individuals from outside of ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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WCUPA Student Brandywine Project

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The Student Brandywine Project was a student led half-day workshop to engage West Chester University students in helping design, implement, evaluate, and improve the various environmental, social, and economic sustainability ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Food Lab Compost Project

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This project aims to reduce food waste produced by the West Chester University Food Lab. First, food scraps from the the Food Lab are collected in a sealed bin. Then ...


Campus Gardens: Increasing Sustainability and Lowering Food Insecurity

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

In this session, we will focus on the role campus gardens can play in educating faculty, students, and staff about sustainable food systems as well as their role in alleviating ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Diverse Paths to Success: Three High-Impact Infrastructure Projects that Reduced Energy Consumption and Emissions

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)
  • Rider University (NJ)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Gordian (SC)

Despite lower utility costs and longer payback periods, sustainability outcomes across Higher Education continue to improve through investment in utility & systems upgrades. According to data from the joint 2016 ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Integrating geoscience into undergraduate education about environment, society, and sustainability using place-based learning: three examples

  • Metropolitan State University (MN)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • Utah State University (UT)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

From water to energy, and from climate change to natural hazards, the geosciences (marine, Earth, and atmospheric science) have an important role to play in addressing a wide range of ...

  • Posted Aug. 22, 2016
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A Survey of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Sustainability Topics among College Students

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Over the last decade, colleges and universities have increased their focus on sustainability education to improve students' understanding of and engagement with sustainability issues. Establishing a baseline of students' knowledge ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Meeting Climate Action Plan goals through the introduction of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) at West Chester University

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

West Chester University's President signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in October, 2010 and a Climate Action Plan (CAP) was written. One objective of CAP was ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Storytelling and Storymaking: A New Paradigm for Sustainability Management

  • University of the District of Columbia (DC)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

Complying with commitments (climate and otherwise) is necessary but not sufficient for realizing a vision of a sustainable society. Moving colleagues, senior leaders, and students to creative action requires something ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using the 'Faculty Sustainability Ambassador' Model to Catalyze Sustainability Curriculum Initiatives

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This panel discussion will introduce the 'Faculty Sustainability Ambassador' model as an effective strategy for catalyzing campus-wide sustainability curriculum initiatives. In this case, a small internal grant provided stipends to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Grappling with the Fallacy of Sustainability Education

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Sustainability education is rapidly becoming mainstream in higher education, yet this "success" is undercut by a fallacy -- that sustainability is a normal challenge that can be addressed using familiar tools ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Education for Sustainability, Not Less Unsustainability: WCU's EFS Certificate Programs

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This paper/presentation is for those who are drawn to the work of education for sustainability (EFS), yet who suspect that tinkering with or even overhauling what happens in formal ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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