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2019 Kentucky Campus Sustainability Summit

  • Berea College (KY)
  • Centre College (KY)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (KY)
  • Northern Kentucky University (KY)
  • Paducah Technical College (KY)
  • University of Kentucky (KY)
  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Representatives from across the Commonwealth began the 2019 Kentucky Campus Sustainability Summit with a practice of presence mindfulness exercise. In the spirit of promoting Inter-Campus Collaboration, the summit is organized ...


Green Fund

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Contributions to the fund will provide support in three principle areas: Green campus initiatives are physical projects and operational improvements to reduce the ecological footprint on campus. Curriculum redesign includes ...


Stadium Clean-up: Invest in & Engage Student Organizations, Promote Sustainability, Reduce Costs

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The Diddle/Smith Recycling Program engages student organizations to clean the arena/stadium after football and basketball games, as well as other special events. In exchange for cleaning, volunteers receive ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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From 'Fix it Fest' to Fix it First: Nurturing a Campus Culture of Reuse

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Student accessibility to sustainable living resources is an absolute priority at any university. We want students to not only recycle, but also reduce and reuse what they have in order ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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MBA in Sustainable Business

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

From the MBA webpage: "WKU's MBA courses in sustainability are designed to help students address some of the most complex social and environmental issues around the world. We are ...

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

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The B. S. in Geography and Environmental Sciences explores human-environment relationships, and equips students to meet challenges brought about by such relationships.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities (MA)

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

This master of arts degree is an interdisciplinary program of study that provides students with the tools to lead communities toward social justice and sustainability. It is designed especially for ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Environmental & Sustainability Studies Minor

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

This program focuses on environmental sustainability through science-based curriculum.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Global Pathways to Sustainability Graduate Certificate

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The Global Pathways to Sustainability (GPS) Graduate Certificate prepares professionals working in organizations and institutions to understand complex environmental and social problems and to apply community-based solutions. The certificate offers ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Western Kentucky University Student-Designed Campus Sustainability Survey 2017

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

For our 2017 AASHE conference presentation, we would like to share the story of our student-designed sustainability survey created in Fall 2016/ Spring 2017. It all began as a project ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Farmer Fridays: Connecting Students to Communities Through Stories

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

One goal for local institutions' different Offices of Sustainability is to bridge the gap between the campus and the community. This case study follows Western Kentucky University's path to ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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GreenTopics: How we Tackled Reaching Environmental Skeptics

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Engaging students with an environmental interest is easy, but the question remains 'How can we reach the environmental skeptics?' How can we inform the students who will never step foot ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Surplus Assets Deserve to be Reused, Not Discarded

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Western Kentucky University (KY)
  • IRN - The Recycling Network (NH)

Every school generates surplus assets, every day. Computers, dorm and classroom furniture, supplies, desks and chairs, bookcases and storage shelves. The list is endless. Sadly, even though they have years ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainable facility development: perceived benefits and challenges

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to assess the perceived benefits and challenges of implementing sustainable initiatives in collegiate recreational sports facilities. Additionally, this paper intends to contribute to ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Universities and Sustainable Food Practices: An International Comparison Along the Pacific Coast of North America

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (AK)
  • Western Kentucky University (KY)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)

My research project examined sustainable practices in relation to food sources at three universities located along the Pacific Coast of North America. The academic institutions were the University of Alaska ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2016
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A Mixed Methods Assessment of the Development, Use, and Educational Effectiveness of University Campus Sustainability Tours

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Campus sustainability tours are available at dozens of colleges and universities across the United States. These tours are considered a vital tool in interpreting the environmental and sustainable aspects of ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2016
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Rebranding the WKU Office of Sustainability

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Since its inception in 2008, the WKU Office of Sustainability has struggled with general program and initiative awareness as well as student engagement in university sponsored sustainability activities. Attempts to ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2016
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CSR Reporting and the University

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

There is currently no mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting standards for institutions of higher learning (universities) in the U.S. There is also no established governing or regulatory body ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2016
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Transforming the WKU Office of Sustainability's Front Yard into an Edible Landscape

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The Western Kentucky University (WKU) Office of Sustainability, located in a University-owned residential property, seeks to demonstrate sustainability best practices for current and future homeowners. Since May 2014, the office ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Kentucky College & University Carbon Consortium

  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Beginning in 2009, in celebration of the annual America Recycles Day event, college campuses across the nation began informally competing on the self-reporting website Recordsetter for “largest cardboard box fort ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Communities and Community Gardens on Campus

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Project Grow - Growing Community and a Garden at Western Kentucky University Western Kentucky University (WKU) is building its first Community Garden on campus, a research-based project that includes four components ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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University/Farmers Market partnership Leads to Local Food Movement Through a USDA Funded Local Food For Everyone Initiative.

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Presenters will introduce the south-central Kentucky Local Food For Everyone initiative, which was formed through a partnership between Western Kentucky University and the Community Farmers Market. Through a USDA Farmers ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Partnership: Nurturing Community in a Garden Setting

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

In the last few years, school gardening projects have sprouted across the country. School gardens influence improved eating behaviors in children, specifically, increased fruit and vegetable consumption. In addition, school ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Water Consumption in Two Kentucky Higher Education Communities

  • Hopkinsville Community College (KY)
  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Concern about the environmental and economic implications of bottled water motivated a multi-method study on two college campuses in Kentucky: Western Kentucky University and Hopkinsville Community College. Survey and interview ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Experience to Green Career

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

We have all had that amazing student who has worked so hard for their university on sustainable programming. Now, that student is a senior about to graduate into an economy ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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WKU-Habitat for Humanity Integrated Green Infrastructure Statewide Demonstration Project

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

This session will demonstrate a grant-funded University partnership statewide demonstration project that will use low impact development (LID) and Light Imprint techniques as part of a planned medium density green ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Center for Environmental Education & Sustainability

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The WKU Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability (CEES) has been in existence at WKU for over 25 years. The Center works with formal and non-formal educators from preK through ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Master in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

The Master of Arts in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities is learning in action. As a student in this program you'll have the opportunity to conduct an action research ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Geoscience

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

For the Geoscience Masters, a minimum of 30 semester hours are required in all the Thesis concentrations, with 12 semester hours in elective courses, 12 hours in departmental core courses ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Minor in Environmental Science & Sustainability

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

For the Sustainability Minor, a minimum of 21 semester hours are required, with at least 12 semester hours at the 300 and 400 level. For major requirements in Environmental and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainability of Western Kentucky University: An examination of environmental policy, performance, and potential for change

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Institutions of higher learning are in a pivotal position to address the environmental problems that global society faces now, but response to this challenge requires transformation in priorities and practices ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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