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What Are We Advancing? Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education: Integration of the University and College Development Office

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

The pressing need to develop more financially, environmentally and socially sustainable institutions creates an opportunity to advance the next philanthropic era in higher education – one that promotes a more comprehensive ...

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Energy Efficiency at Carleton University.

  • Carleton University (ON)

The Carleton University Campus, in Ottawa, Canada, consists of 44 main buildings built between 1960 and 2013 that range in type of usage: Housing, Laboratories, an Athletic Centre, Commercial Businesses ...

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Diversity as the Guiding Principle: Sustainable Social Innovations

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Today institutions are cultivating a diversity of innovations to promote sustainability education, practice and development. Residence life may have a sustainability-themed living-learning community and student activities may have an environmental ...

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Sustainability, Community and Voice: The Power of Student TED Talks

  • Chapman University (CA)

Sustainability as an area of focus for the first-year seminar can seem abstract and distant, with only occasional connections to students’ everyday lives. By asking students to give their own ...

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Critical Perspectives on Sustainability

  • Earlham College (IN)

Sustainability education can take on value stances that are, at times, taken-for-granted and uninterrogated. In an effort to educate students and raise awareness, advocacy can justifiably take the place of ...

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Keynote Address: Rob Bennett

  • EcoDistricts (OR)

Rob is the founder and CEO of EcoDistricts. He is a recognized leader in the sustainable cities movement with 16 years of experience shaping municipal sustainable development projects and policy ...

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Training: EcoDistricts for Practitioners

  • EcoDistricts (OR)

EcoDistricts for Practitioners is a half-day training session that gets you prepped to start remaking cities from the neighborhood up. Ecodistricts comprise the best thinking on urban equity, sustainability and ...

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Understanding Your Campus Solar Energy Potential

  • EcoMotion (CA)

Solar energy is a rapidly developing and changing technology. Costs for solar installations have never been cheaper. Understanding how solar energy can work on your campus, learning how it impacts ...

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Sponsored Theater Presentation: Elkay

  • ELKAY (IL)

Elkay, a name known for pioneering the most innovative clean water delivery methods, will showcase its latest technology in Water Bottle Filling Stations. Looking to offer a more sustainable solution ...

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Bio-Based Desktop Printing, It’s time to educate ourselves.

  • Environment First Printing (NH)

Bio-Based Printing was introduced to the main stream in 2009. Since then, bio-based content has been increased, usage has increased, and companies all over the world have adopted a new ...

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Practice! Applied Yoga for a Just and Sustainable World

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

Learning about the dire conditions of the world through sustainability studies can be an overwhelming and painful process for college students. For the past several years, I have been experimenting ...

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Developing Space: Community Areas that Engage

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

Over the course of the 2013-2014 school year, my department has taken on the remodel of the courtyard in our Freshman dorm area. As the design evolves, there are an ...

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The Downtown Fitchburg Urban Revitalization Development Plan

  • Fitchburg State University (MA)

This research project is a multi-tier economic development plan to revitalize downtown Fitchburg by establishing affordable student housing for Fitchburg State University (FSU) students in historic mill buildings which utilize ...

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Postcards from Peru: IAU 2014 International Conference Share-Out

  • Franklin Pierce University (NH)

This briefing will highlight the experiences and take-home lessons of an educator/traveler and panelist at the 2014 International Association of Universities (IAU)’s International Conference, "Blending Higher Education and ...

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Incorporating Reuse Water and On-Site Storm Water Management

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

As a major regional university located in the southeast, this presentation will focus on sustainable techniques used to address both drought and storm water management issues. Be it climate change ...

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A Primer on Campus Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

  • GreenerU (MA)

Though the number of plug-in car drivers is quickly increasing, institutions may be wary of installing electric vehicles charging stations. Mass-market electric vehicles are a new technology that can open ...

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Keynote Address: Annie Leonard

  • Greenpeace USA (CA)

Annie Leonard is a tireless fighter for the environment and a longtime leader in the movement to change the way we make, use, and throw away Stuff. She has over ...

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Disruptive Sustainability: Core Business Integration of Sustainability

  • Harvard University (MA)

’Disruptive sustainability’ is this potential for unleashing incredible new human potential for transforming everything we create. In the business space it gets framed in terms of a technological or business ...

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Executive Education for Disruptive Sustainability

  • Harvard University (MA)

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability of Higher Education (AASHE) presents Leith Sharp from Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, in collaboration with the Center for ...

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Infiltrating Sustainability Into City Government

  • Indiana State University (NE)

The Indiana State University Institute for Community Sustainability partnered with Mayor Duke Bennett of the City of Terre Haute to add sustainability to the city’s vocabulary by placing a ...

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Sustainability, aging, and human rights: Interconnections and inclusion for the classroom and beyond

  • Indiana State University (NE)

The idea that the future is in the hands of our young people has become somewhat of a truism in sustainability dialogue. As a society, we are fortunate that our ...

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Designing for the Post-Carbon Economy: It’s Zero or Nothing

  • International Living Future Institute (WA)

Even if every new building were to obtain LEED Platinum certification, it wouldn’t reduce our current carbon emissions. In truth we need to focus on making all buildings be ...

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Carpe YOUR Campus: Considerations for Course Correcting Programs

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

An underrated concept for many students: progress is a process. The same goes for creating the right program for your campus, your office, and your student body. This session will ...

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From Surplus to Purpose: A student study to rediscover the value of outdated furniture

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

In the spring of 2012, Johnson County Community College’s (JCCC) Interior Design program introduced a Special Topics course in re-upholstery, having been prompted by students curious about new ways ...

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Students Heat Up Las Pintas: An immersive service experience in solar technology

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

Water is a necessity for all of us, but to some, heating it is a luxury. Now in its second year, the Las Pintas Solar Experience takes Johnson County Community ...

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Sustainable Marketing in University Food Service Operations

  • Kennesaw State University (GA)

The briefing is structured around the traditional "4Ps" of marketing and explains how marketing mix decisions can and do influence environmental outcomes in the hospitality industry. The briefing emphasis will ...

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From Positivist to Post-normal Science: Rhetoric and Stakeholder Communication and Action Surrounding Complex Environmental Issues

  • Kent State University (OH)

This presentation looks closely at rhetorical communication issues surrounding complex environmental topics. In what ways can and does sustainability science research include both academic and community, or local knowledges? The ...

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Forging Access Between Sustainable Campus Initiative and Students

  • Kent State University (OH)

This talk considers how knowledge sponsorship and technological determinism of English Departments and campus communities hinder the sustainability consciousness raising for students and campus community members. Kent State University is ...

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AASHE Panel Discussion: Behavior Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Kimberly-Clark Professional (GA)

Furthering sustainability on campus and across the globe requires a team effort at shaking up the process, perceptions and habits to consider a new, more sustainable path. This panel will ...

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Building a community farming network with the KPU Lab Farm

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (BC)

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture is a unique program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) that seeks to advance sustainable communities and food systems through integrated education, applied ...

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Working on Waste at the Kwantlen Student Association

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (BC)

The Kwantlen Student Association completed a student led waste audit of our student owned and run GrassRoots Cafe and main offices in early 2014. After the waste audit we have ...

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Left Behind: The Religious Right and the Environmental Equation

  • Lane Community College (OR)

One long-time faith-based environmentalist declares, "Evangelicals can change at the drop of a hat…. They have no one to answer to other than the Bible. So if the Bible says ...

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Integrating Sustainability Into the Greek System

  • Lehigh University (PA)

This presentation will cover the integration of sustainability into the Greek system starting in 2010 with a student initiative focused on the addition of sustainability into Greek accreditation through the ...

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Creating a visual identity system to improve waste diversion rates

  • Lehigh University (PA)

Among institutions of higher education dedicated to sustainability, there is often a struggle to significantly reduce waste generated on campus and reduce contamination rates in waste diversion streams. Lehigh University ...

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Talking about Campus Sustainability: Some Tips from a Psychologist

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

“How to talk about sustainability so people will listen, and how to listen so people will hear.” This skill building session provides a psychological perspective on the dynamics of defining ...

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Levers For Change: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Organizational Change

  • Linfield College (OR)

Often times sustainability is relegated to the pigeonhole of environmentalism. At Linfield College, an interdisciplinary partnership between two sociology courses and a business course found common ground in sustainability through ...

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Gaia Education Curriculum for Sustainable Community Development

  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)

We need to continually develop curriculum that can equip citizens and decision-makers to respond to current challenges and help create a viable world. This Case Study will describe a well-developed ...

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Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Networking Session

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Members of the 28 American Jesuit Colleges and Universities are invited to join us for a networking meeting to talk about our work and common goal to advance sustainability in ...

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The Next Disruptive Innovation in Buildings

  • Lucid (CA)

Join Vladi Shunturov, Oberlin College grad and co-founder and CEO of Lucid, for an eye-opening discussion of why software is the first disruptive innovation in buildings since the Otis elevator ...

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Campuses as Leaders and Partners in Comprehensive Food Systems Change

  • Luther College (IA)

Too often efforts to enact changes to the food system are approached piecemeal with an excess focus on individual consumption. This presentation will present an alternative model of sustainable food ...

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Telling Tales and Turning Heads: Communication Strategies that Work on Campus

  • Luther College (IA)

In Sustainability, there is no lack for ideas to reduce campus waste and energy use. Environmental studies and sustainability programs at institutions across the country are abuzz with new ways ...

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Cafeteria to Community: Reducing Waste and Feeding the Hungry

  • Luther College (IA)

This poster will illustrate a program that simultaneously reduces food waste from Luther College’s cafeteria while providing needed food assistance to hungry families in the surrounding community. The Cafeteria ...

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Using Health Care Funds to Support Employee CSAs and Food Education

  • Luther College (IA)

The college’s most recent health risk assessment found that 43% of employees do not eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Recognizing the positive health impacts associated with ...

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The Story of Reuse at Michigan State University

  • Michigan State University (MI)

With so much focus on recycling, many organizations might forget the true value of reusing and redeploying products. The reuse operation at Michigan State University creates opportunity to manage cost ...

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Community Sustainability in the Post Graduate World – How Does a Liberal Arts Education Matter?

  • Middlebury College (VT)

A higher education degree is a big investment. The value and relevance of that investment is a key concern of many students and their families. The numbers say that it ...

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Transforming the Local Food Economy in Louisville and Vermont via Summer Consulting Internships

  • Middlebury College (VT)

FoodWorks is Middlebury College’s Fellowship program for students interested in food systems and sustainable development. Middlebury students participate in this for credit summer program every summer through a nine-week ...

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Electric Public Transportation of Rural Campuses

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (MO)

The Missouri University of Science and Technology, in cooperation with the Federal Transit authority, has installed a zero emissions community shuttle to service the campus population in Rolla, Missouri. This ...

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Solar Village Community Microgrid- Four Homes, Focused on Energy

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (MO)

The solar village at the Missouri University of Science and Technology has installed a functioning microgrid to study power and energy systems at the residential and community level. This system ...

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Engaging Sustainability Stakeholders across Cultures A How-To Guide

  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (CA)

A generic cost-benefit analysis or a consideration of the Keeling Curve (the canonic visualization of the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere since 1958) by itself seldom motivate potential sustainability ...

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A National Online Community for Student Sustainability Leaders

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

We will share stories from student sustainability leaders from across the country that are connecting with one another, building relationships and sharing ideas about how they are making their campuses ...

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