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Pushing Sustainable Development to the Outer Limits

  • College of Menominee Nation (WI)

Sustainable development is predominantly thought of in terms of alternative energy, recycling, food security, biodiversity, waste reduction and green building products. For the past 7 years I have taught an ...

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The Next Big Thing: Sustainability as a Core Strategic Imperative

  • Second Nature (MA)

The campus sustainability movement has been gaining momentum for more than a decade and yet it still adds up to little more than an itemized list of ad hoc actions ...

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The Training Needs of University Sustainability Managers

  • Kent State University (OH)

As colleges and universities continue to increase their engagement with sustainability, questions arise concerning the hiring requirements and professional support for the jobs of Sustainability Managers and Sustainability Coordinators. This ...

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The NSSE Sustainability Education Consortium: A First Year Report

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

In fall 2010, eight institutions formed a consortium to assess student engagement in sustainability education across the curriculum. The consortium adds 20 sustainability questions to the National Survey of Student ...

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Short-term intervention, long-term change: two case studies from the University of Toronto

  • University of Toronto (ON)

The duration of campus sustainability campaigns is often limited by available staff, student, volunteer hours and/or funding. As a result, many programs can only run for short periods of ...

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Infusing Sustainability Through the General Education Curriculum

  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ)

As pressures on global and local systems mount, and as population and consumption increase world-wide, the imperative for sustainability education gains increasing urgency. More than educating those interested in, or ...

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Moving Beyond the Hole: From Waste Stream to Resource Stream

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
  • GreenerU (MA)
  • Waste Management (TX)

Solid waste management on campuses has gone from containers on the curb hauled to a hole in the ground, to iterations of recycling, to the once previously unfathomable and now ...

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Organizing Campuses to Think Outside the Bottle

  • American University (DC)
  • Edison Energy (CA)

At a time when the global water crisis is looming large, leaving over a billion people without access to enough safe drinking water to meet their basic needs, students are ...

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State-funded, but not a Flagship: Is Sustainability Possible?

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

Sustainability has become a key initiative at many campuses nationwide, as evidenced by the number of campuses enrolled in reporting systems like AASHE STARS or evaluated on lists such as ...

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Academic Infusion of Sustainability: Leading Faculty and Curriculum Developers Share Best Practices

  • Ball State University (IN)
  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

Training emerging professionals about sustainability concepts needs to happen both in and out of the classroom in order to meet ambitious national workforce education and training goals. The process of ...

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Campus Recreation: Bold Partners in Sustainability

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)
  • NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation (OR)

Join a panel of NIRSA (National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association) leaders to hear examples of best practices in the field of campus recreation and understand the significant influence these units can ...

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Creating Sustainable Social Change: Student Engagement on Environmental Justice at Campuses

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

A series of panelists sharing the ways in which Environmental Justice is addressed on campuses as an opportunity for education, engagement and sustainable change in both the campus community and ...

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Certified Paper: An Integral Part of Sustainable Practices on Campus

  • University of San Diego (CA)
  • Domtar Corporation (SC)

Forest certification was launched over a decade ago to help protect forests from destructive logging practices and demonstrate to consumers that a wood or paper product comes from forests managed ...

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We Are What We Speak: Strategic Communication and Community Engagement at Higher Education Institutions

  • AASHE (PA)

Have you ever wanted more turn-out at events, more press coverage, more faculty engagement, for your sustainability initiatives? In order to get more people engaged, we need to get better ...

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Holisitc Approach to Rio+20

  • AASHE (PA)

Join the discussion about the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD.

The Conference will take place in Brazil on June 4-6 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary ...

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The Green Book: The National Academy of Science Framework for Sustainability at EPA.

  • AASHE (PA)

In 2010 the US EPA asked the National Research Council's Science and Technology for Sustainability Program to convene a committee to provide an operational framework for integrating sustainability as ...

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Campus Sustainability Officers Workshop Part II

  • AASHE (PA)

Reflection on the learning that took place in Part I.

A presentation and discussion about the nature of the campus sustainability profession, its evolution over time both generally and within ...

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Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) 101 (2011)

  • AASHE (PA)

Since 2006, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has engaged in a broadly participative process with the higher education and sustainability communities in developing the ...

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Developing and implementing a stakeholder engagement process for redesigning your website - lessons from the AASHE.ORG redesign

  • AASHE (PA)

In January 2011, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) relaunched its website with a major reorganization of content and a new design. One of our ...

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Designing Spaces That Support Cultural Change

  • AASHE (PA)

Intelligent, connected, and wireless. Our culture is changing rapidly and Generation Y is in the driver's seat. The fast-paced, interactive discussion Designing Spaces That Support Cultural Change explores the ...

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Beyond the Internship: Using Sustainability to Improve Town Gown Relationships

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)

Universities and the towns they live in function as separate entities, often coexisting without coming together to solve key issues they both face. Institutions of higher learning and the infrastructure ...

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Habitat Preservation in Agnes Scott's Urban Forest: Arboretum Guide

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)

Striving to sustainably maintain a campus landscape is on the horizon for all college's and universities' agendas. The Arboretum Guide will educate the wider community about the many assets ...

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GHG Inventories and the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment: Benchmarking and Analysis

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)

The higher education field lacks benchmarking methods in the area of greenhouse gas emission inventories. This study establishes useful benchmarks by examining the measurable characteristics of climate zone, size, and ...

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Zero energy home constructed by students built to NAHB green standards

  • Alfred State College (NY)

The college has been constructing homes with a student workforce as part of the curriculum since 1966 and selling them to the public. House number 51 is built to the ...

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Enhancements of Marina Piccola, the ferry boat terminal for Sorrento, Italy

  • Alfred State College (NY)

Architecture, business and interior design students, studying abroad in Sorrento, Italy, are working collectively to create proposals for upgrades, physical improvements and expansion of the current port facility which will ...

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Sustainable Academic Computing Through Centralized Virtualization

  • Alfred State College (NY)

Computer and information technology students require 24 hour access to powerful desktop computer workstations in order to complete lab assignments that may involve several virtual client and server computers. The ...

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A Remote Controlled 2-Axis Photovoltaic Mount with Metering

  • Alfred State College (NY)

Senior students designed a remote controlled azimuth and altitude adjusting PV mount. The project allows students in an alternative energy course to change the PV module's slope and azimuth ...

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Campus Wide Energy Challenge: Success through Unique Strategies and Diverse Collaborations

  • Allegheny College (PA)

After committing to a Climate Action Plan and undertaking multiple energy efficiency retrofits, Allegheny College tackled the development of an effective yet feasible Energy Challenge. It was conceived as a ...

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Can Texting Transform Transit? Evaluating Technology to Improve Public Bus Ridership at Allegheny College

  • Allegheny College (PA)

As a small liberal arts college located in a rural town of 13,000 residents, our institution faces challenges in improving transportation aspects of campus sustainability. Our college's student ...

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Student-led dining efficiency projects yield sizzling savings

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

University student groups collaborated with dining services to achieve substantial savings through a multi-faceted project approach. Students launched a "de-lighted dining" campaign to have eating areas lit only by daylight ...

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Building Pathways to Green Careers: Transforming Campus Service Learning into Green Workforce Training

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

The demand for a highly skilled workforce in the energy sector and green industries is rapidly growing as the nation moves towards a greener economy. Students involved in our multi-campus ...

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Broadening the Boundaries of Campus: How Far Should Sustainability Go?

  • Alma College (MI)

Alma College, like many small, liberal arts institutions, is tucked away among the rural small towns that surround it. These campuses serve as cultural centers for the community, but what ...

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Community Colleges, National Resources and You

  • American Association of Community Colleges (DC)

Community colleges are taking the lead in creating a workforce necessary to build a robust green and sustainable economy. Learn about some of the challenges two-year colleges are facing and ...

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Developing a Large-Scale Solar Project on Campus

  • AMSOLAR International (CA)

A large private university entered into a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement in 2010 with a solar development company focused on the education sector. The project was completed in fall 2010 ...

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AASHE Curriculum Convocation

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

Advancing sustainability education through the development of dynamic and academically rich curriculum is a strong priority of AASHE. What is needed is curriculum that prepares learners for living in a ...

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Cutting Campus Commuter Carbon & Building Social Capital - Strategies & Tactics for Effective Change

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

Transportation emissions from student, faculty, staff and administrator commuting are a challenge for many colleges and universities, and especially for commuter campuses outside the sphere of public transport systems. Encouraging ...

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Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative: Education for the Future

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Renewable Energy Initiative, ASUREI, is a student-led organization funded by student fees. We seek to reduce the environmental impact of our university in Boone, NC by funding, designing and ...

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A Five Year Retrospective of Teaching Sustainable Building Design and Construction

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This presentation will focus on the curriculum development and implementation of an undergraduate and graduate level course titled Sustainable Building Design and Construction. The focus of this course is on ...

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Building a Broad-Based Campus Sustainability Council

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

To institutionalize sustainability, these efforts need to empower the entire institution. One way to achieve this is to create a series of leaders who drive sustainability policy, goals, and progress ...

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Integrating Sustainability Principles in Human Resource Operations

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." In that spirit, Human Resource Services and the Office of Sustainability set ...

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Transitioning Sustainability/STARS Data Into Institutional Data

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The AASHE STARS program has given sustainability directors and coordinators a great tool to legitimize their efforts in diverse and hard-to-reach corners of campus operations and academia. For many colleges ...

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When did Cleaning get so Colorful? Green and Blue Cleaning

  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

Ever heard of blue cleaning? Technological advances in improving indoor environmental quality are rapidly changing the approach to cleaning in our colleges and universities. First came green cleaning - now comes ...

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Staff Sustainability Literacy - Developing the Training Module

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

An informed staff is a key component for the successful implementation of a comprehensive sustainability practices vision. In today's work environment, a university often requires fire safety training, defensive ...

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Future Planning for a Sustainable Campus

  • Arup (NY)

Colleges and universities operate like cities at a much smaller scale. They are faced with similar complexities such as providing their communities with an appropriate housing mix, green spaces and ...

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Down to Zero: a 5-part strategy to achieve your GHG reduction goals at any scale

  • Arup (NY)

A "green" reputation is increasingly seen as a differentiator for schools to attract funding, faculty, staff and students. 66% of college applicants search for information on a prospective school's ...

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An Education in Sustainable Living: Building a Green College Residential Community at SUNY Oswego

  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)

In 2010 the State University of New York College at Oswego completed construction of The Village, a 350 bed upper class townhouse complex. The unique mission statement of the community ...

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Connecting the Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethic and Campus Sustainability

  • Auburn University (AL)

This session's objective is to explore the connection between the Leave No Trace (LNT) ethic and campus sustainability. The LNT ethic is dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active ...

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Obtaining Wind and Solar-Produced Electricity for Your Campus

  • Austin Energy (TX)

Wind and solar farm developers need credit-worthy customers willing to commit to long-term purchase contracts for the energy that these facilities will generate. Some colleges and universities have an appetite ...

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Sustainability and Facilities, Friends Not Foes: A Case Study of the Babson Approach to Collaboration

  • Babson College (MA)

This presentation is a case study of the working relationship between facilities and the sustainability office at Babson College.

For many sustainability directors, the Facilities department is a foe rather ...

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The Ten-Year Vision: A Global Network of Centers for Regenerative Studies

  • Ball State University (IN)

As noted in the writings of David Orr, our built environments teach. A proposed global network of Centers of Regenerative Studies would do just that - in real time and vicariously ...

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