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Crafting a Comprehensive Student Internship Program

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Our Office would like to share strategies used, successes and challenges faced, and lessons learned during our efforts to build and stabilize a Sustainability Student Intern Program. Established in the ...

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Warren Wilson College Sustainable Dining Policy: A Strategic Partnership Case Study

  • Warren Wilson College (NC)

This case study presentation will delve into the collective research and actions by Warren Wilson College (WWC) students, staff, and Sodexo employees to create a resilient and adaptable dining service ...

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Engaging Students in Climate Research with High Altitude Stratospheric Balloons

  • Trevecca Nazarene University (TN)

For the last four years, Trevecca Nazarene University has been using small-scale high altitude balloon flights to engage students in climate research and raise awareness of that research within the ...

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Hospital and Lab Sustainability

  • Medical University of South Carolina (SC)

This session will consider unique ideas and give unique information on how to green university hospitals and labs. I will outline how the Medical University of South Carolina has tackled ...

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Cultivating Sustainability Scholars

  • George Mason University (VA)

George Mason University committed to greatly expanding opportunities for undergraduate scholarship through a Quality Enhancement Program associated with the university’s re-accreditation in 2009. Core faculty from Mason’s Environmental ...

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Lessons from the Rookie Years: Building a Sustainability Program on a Shoestring Budget

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

When first starting a sustainability program at the university four years ago, our division of facilities services created a strategic plan that identified “environmental resource optimization” as an initiative. It ...

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Student to Student: Best Practices and Lessons Learned with Student Engagement

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

This session will provide an overview of a student internship program that empowers college students to be tomorrow’s energy efficiency leaders. Currently on 23 universities and colleges and employing ...

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SELFsustain

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Minnesota System Office (MN)

This panel will provide a glimpse into multiple approaches universities can apply to nurture resilient communities. Large public land grant institutions are especially rich with opportunity to apply interdisciplinary perspectives ...

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Incubation of a New Suite of Courses in Food Systems

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Five innovative new courses at the University of Minnesota--Twin Cities focus on issues of changing food systems and global sustainability. Responding to student interest, the courses developed independently. Even as ...

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Integrating Sustainability Initiatives and Green Energy Infrastructure on Engineering College Campuses

  • Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)

Emphasis on sustainability in higher education over the last decade prompted the formation of nonprofit organizations, like the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), which administers ...

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State of the Campus Sustainability: Campus Carbon Calculator

  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)

Over the past decade, college and universities have often been at the forefront of action and leadership on the issue of climate change. They have convened teams of environmental advocates ...

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Engaging Campus Constituents: Using Partnerships to Increase Behavior Modification Awareness & Action

  • University of Southern Mississippi (MS)

The Office of Sustainability and University Libraries formed a partnership on the main campus of The University of Southern Mississippi dedicated to increasing awareness of sustainable practices through a phased ...

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A holistic approach to culture change on campus: a new model of liberal arts education

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Making the transition to sustainability in higher education will require a significant culture change across the campus. The current approach in which sustainability is pursued as a collection of isolated ...

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Sustainable Campuses: Integrating Sustainability into Your Institution

  • Audubon International (NY)

Audubon International (AI) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering high-quality environmental education and using incentive-based approaches to implement sustainable natural resource management in all places people ...

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Flash Strategy Workshop: Moving From Reactive to Proactive in 60 Minutes

  • Dartmouth College (NH)
  • GreenerU (MA)

In our role as sustainability professionals, we serve as organizational change agents. At the same time, we have many “balls in the air” and we “wear many hats” in our ...

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Transitioning to Zero Waste Hockey: A Student Run Pilot

  • University of Denver (CO)

Last year students at the University of Denver in partnership with Ritchie Center Athletics led the charge to institute zero waste hockey games at the University of Denver. This grassroots ...

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The Power of Ethical Sourcing and Ecolabels: Perspectives from Fair Trade USA, Marine Stewardship Council and the Forest Steward

  • Fair Trade Colleges & Universities (CA)

With thousands of products on shelves and hundreds of ecolabels, making purchasing decisions that provide positive benefits to the environment and society can be confusing for professionals and consumers. The ...

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Sustainability Literacy & Pro-Environmental Behavior -a comparison across domestic and international students at Ohio State Univ

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Ohio State University (OSU), one of the nation’s largest public universities, ranks among the top 10 nationally for international student enrollment. As per the findings of the Open ...

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A History of Resiliency and Adaptation: The Renewable Energy Initiative at Appalachian State University

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The nature of how we interact with the world has been affected by global climate change—we must be resilient. Appalachian State University (ASU) is adapting through the student-led Renewable ...

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Getting to Zero Waste: Waste Audits

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Waste Audit Team has created a protocol for all waste audits at UC Berkeley. Up until this point, groups have been conducting audits using different methods, making it so ...

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New Kid on the Block: How Our University Launched its New Sustainability Program

  • University of North Texas (TX)

Each year more and more universities and campuses realize the importance of sustainability as seen by the growth of sustainability programs, academic degrees and certifications, and professionals employed in higher ...

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Integrating Sustainability Sciences into a Social Science Discipline: An Exploration in the Fiber, Textile & Clothing Field

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)

Climate change is a multifaceted global issue that is transforming Earth’s surface and atmosphere in response to human influences. The $2 trillion fiber, textile, and clothing (FTC) industry contributes ...

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So, You Think That's a Sustainability Course?!?

  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Alfred State College (NY)
  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

Considerable uncertainty haunts university sustainability officers when developing sustainability-focused and -related course identifiers. It seems everyone has an opinion about which courses qualify for the different categorizations, and why. Unresolved ...

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UAlbany Goes Local: A Holistic Approach to Food Purchases

  • University at Albany (NY)

Like many institutions, the University at Albany has been looking to increase their local food purchases over the last several years. While we share this sentiment with many of our ...

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Sustainability Planning 2.0: Strategic Sustainability Planning to Achieve Ambitious Resource Conservation Targets

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is using the campus as a living lab to develop long-range resource conservation action plans that are ambitious, yet have tangible, achievable targets and ...

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Wholly Frijoles! Teaching Sustainability Through Interactive Systems Thinking Education

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This presentation will be highly interactive and begin with participants playing and discussing “Wholly Frijoles” for about 40 minutes. The “Wholly Frijoles” simulation focuses on the use (and abuse) of ...

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Happiness: A Vital Part of Sustainability

  • University of Michigan (MI)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that, “We need a new economic paradigm that recognizes the parity between the three pillars of sustainable development. Social, economic and environmental well-being are ...

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Designing an Energy-Saving Campaign

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Our myPower campaign envisions a future where all campus stakeholders take action to save energy. The initiative combines campus commitment, coordination with a larger energy effort, communications strategies based on ...

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Campus Sustainability Assessment System at a Japanese University through STARS International Pilot

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

Campus Sustainability Assessment System 2013 for Hokkaido University was formulated not only to assess the outcome obtained by activities which we intended to carry out according to Action Plan 2012 ...

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Sustainability Officer and Faculty Members Collaborations on Advancing Sustainability Across the Curriculum

  • Empire State College (NY)

“Sustainability officer” is a fairly recent position at campuses across the nation. Although this position has a variety of titles and is housed in different departments at different campuses, it ...

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Reinventing Community: Oberlin College's Green Arts District

  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • BNIM Architects (MO)

The Green Arts District (GAD) is the heart of a regional plan launched in 2009 to transform the progressive college campus and city into a sustainable model of a post ...

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Theoretical Underpinning For Campus Sustainability Initiatives

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Behavior and environment applies insights of behavioral sciences to problems at the interface between people and environment. Many sustainability initiatives on college campuses do not seem to be grounded in ...

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Next Wave Workshop: UVM Sustainability Faculty Fellows

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Many sustainability initiatives on college campuses do not seem to be grounded in theory, but rather appear to be practices drawn from a toolkit or grab bag—in effect, practices ...

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What is Old is New Again: Readapt Strategies to Engage Students in Leadership, Social Justice, and Sustainability

  • Clemson University (SC)

In our work with students, it is important to be able to articulate what we value on a daily basis. Within University Housing and Dining Services at Clemson University, Residential ...

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The Library and You: Sharing Our Vision

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Are you a faculty member frustrated with the lack of reliable information in your students’ papers and projects? Are you a librarian seeking ideas for integrating your expertise into the ...

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Learning Adaptation through Real-Life Examples in AMS Climate Studies

  • American Meteorological Society (DC)

Climate science literacy is not just about how people affect the climate, but how climate affects people; namely how people adapt to become more resilient. These are key ideas embedded ...

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Lessons from Lama: The Importance of Community in Sustainability

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Sustainability creates communities. Or perhaps it is that communities create sustainability. We in the sustainability field have known for a long time that to get the job done, we need ...

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STARS Intro. Pre-Conference Workshop: Edmonds Community College: Our Journey to (the) STARS

  • Edmonds Community College (WA)

Community colleges are a little different. We have less money per student and ever-shrinking budgets to work with. We have a revolving door of students. A successful student is usually ...

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Adaptable model to assess sustainability in higher education: Application to five Chilean institutions

  • Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

The present study has two main objectives. In first place, the development of a model, the Adaptable model for Assessing Sustainability (AMAS), to assess the degree of implementation of sustainability ...

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Adapting Eco-Rep Training to Optimize Student Experience

  • Elon University (NC)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Eco-Rep training materials and training sessions are vital to laying the ground work for a fun and beneficial student experience, establishing accountability and ultimately contributing to Eco-Rep retention. With time ...

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An Assets-based Approach for Sustainability Strategic Planning and Engagement

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

We will conduct a workshop to introduce an innovative approach to sustainability strategic thinking and planning. This process was used at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to broadly ...

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Sustainability in the Boardroom: Perspectives from a Provost & CFO

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian State University has long embraced sustainability in the campus culture. Early operational initiatives were conceived and implemented within the Business Affairs area and sustainable principles were included in focused ...

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Riding the Line Between Risk and Reward with Two Wheels: Sharing Bicycles at UB

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

When our community bicycle sharing program closed, we began searching for alternatives that would meet the needs of our campus in light of our goal of becoming climate neutral by ...

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Beyond Excuses: Banning Bottled Water on Your Campus (2013)

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)

This paper examines case studies of over 40 universities across the US and Canada, all of whom have enacted a policy of responsible water management in their purchasing. They have ...

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Building Resilient Communities through Community-University Partnerships

  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Minnesota System Office (MN)

The University of Minnesota builds resilient communities throughout the state: At scales from neighborhood to community to regional to statewide; In duration, from months to semesters to year-long to multi-year ...

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Can we Feed the World Without Destroying It?

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) offered an innovative new course on the global challenges of agriculture, taught by Director Jon Foley and IonE colleague, Barrett ...

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Preparing for the Impacts of Climate Change

  • Harvard University (MA)

Preparedness framing aligns public action on climate change with core community values (protecting our families, protecting our homes, protecting our communities. Robustness protects from damage. Resilience is recovering from damage.

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Developing Resilient Communities through Community-University Partnerships

  • Luther College (IA)

One of the key strategies for dealing with global climate change is campus–community collaboration (M’Gonigle & Starke) to develop resilient, sustainable communities (Ausubel); as demonstrated at two small ...

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Commercial Kitchens Case Study Dalhousie

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

It all started in class. The Office of Sustainability provided a project for the 3rd year Campus as a Living Laboratory Class in 2011. How much water and energy is ...

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Food Waste Composting at the University of Virginia

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The University of Virginia and University of Virginia Dining (ARAMARK) actively collaborate on organic waste reduction strategies and methods. In 2008, U.Va. and University Dining Services instituted a partnership ...

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