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How to (Not) Build a Wind Turbine

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

On-campus wind energy is a strategy often considered by institutions in plans to reduce carbon emissions, hedge against volatile energy costs and meet renewable energy goals. However, such projects can ...

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Taking stock of iCAP: promises, promises, promises

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Most member institutions of AASHE are also signatories of the American Colleges and Universities President's Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). ACUPCC requires signatory institutions to conduct a climate assessment, prepare a ...

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Universities, Entrepreneurs and Business Incubators: Social Innovation as Economic Solution

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

This paper will explore one university's attempt to help small businesses maximize their use of social innovation to solve social and/or environmental problems. The idea of social innovation ...

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EMpowered: Using Web-Based Energy Dashboards as a Delivery Platform for Culture Change Programming

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

Energy dashboards have become a common tool for providing feedback regarding resource consumption and conducting energy reduction competitions. Our approach in developing the EMpowered project was to significantly broaden this ...

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From Trash to Transportation to Teaching

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library is a highly successful, diverse and innovative bicycle sharing program. The mission of the program is to promote the bicycle as a cheaper, cleaner, healthier ...

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Creating Sustainable Urban Infrastructure One Seed at a Time

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Rationale: Many students and universities are interested in the integration of sustainable systems but don't have a means to empower students, faculty and the wider community to take an ...

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Let's Get Serious about Integrating Sustainability into General Education: Strategies for Staff and Faculty

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

This session addresses the need to integrate sustainability into the compulsory curriculum of colleges and universities. Speakers - including sustainability officers and professors - will present proven strategies for changing the academic ...

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Exploring the Living Classroom to Deepen Campus and Community Sustainability Stewardship

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

When it comes to teaching sustainability, the world is a "Living Classroom." Natural and manmade features readily inspire and challenge us to investigate the lessons they embody for environmental protection ...

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Applying Integrated Assessment to Establish Campus Sustainability Priorities at the University of Michigan

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Some research is conducted solely to gain knowledge or understanding, while other research is conducted with a specific use in mind. Integrated Assessment begins with a structured dialog among scientists ...

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The Resource Recovery Pilot: A Recycling Rehab

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Although the recycling rates have been slowly increasing over the past few years, we are not satisfied with the current rate and began to look for new ways to jump-start ...

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Community organizing for energy conservation: The Power Police

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Power Police is a project of the Energy Efficiency Student Alliance (EESA) and Energy Management. The Power Police install powerstrips, timers, and light switch stickers in consenting offices during ...

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When virtue's not enough: rewarding sustainable transportation choices through improved bicycle infrastructure and wellness programs.

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In this session you'll learn how the University of Minnesota leveraged federal funds to construct the University Bike Center, a facility that gathered in one place all those things ...

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Does Your Campus Recycling Program Need Recharging?

  • University of Missouri (MO)

According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, universities throughout the country have expanded their recycling efforts contributing to an 11.5 percent decrease in overall ...

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Integrated Climate Action Planning on a Budget

  • University of Missouri (MO)

Of the close to 700 signatories of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), less than half have completed their Climate Action Plans. Those that have submitted plans ...

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Establishing a Fund for Implementing a Climate Action Plan at the University of New Hampshire

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

This presentation discusses the establishment of a revolving fund using an initial investment to implement a portfolio of projects yielding energy savings that will then fund future projects directly tied ...

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Sustainability Education: The Importance of Spirituality and Values

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

The ongoing global ecological crisis is truly a spiritual crisis, a crisis of our morality and ethics. Due to the anthropocentric perspective that has long been prevalent in human societies ...

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Communicating Sustainability to On-Campus Stakeholders at the University of New Hampshire

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Since 2005 the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and its endowed sustainability program have revamped and expanded efforts to communicate about the university's sustainability leadership and initiatives. In 2009-2010 ...

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Sustainability as a Pedagogical Project

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Sustainability is a large and complex concept that integrates multiple domains of knowledge across a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. (Kelly, 2009) Its focus lies at the intersection ...

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Campus Sustainability and Institutional Change: The Role of Public Interest Research Groups in Canada

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

In the forty years that sustainability has become part of the environmental literature, the role of education has been an important issue. Numerous international declarations have identified institutions of higher ...

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The 'University Farmers' Market': Promoting Holistic Sustainability Through Community Partnerships at the University of Northern BC

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

As one of the largest energy-consuming and emissions-producing sectors in the world, industrial food production is a significant contributor to climate change and other forms of environmental degradation (e.g ...

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Football Gamedays: Maximizing recycling and awareness

  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

The University of Notre Dame Gameday Recycling program is in its fifth season and has met with substantial success as well as many challenges. Each year various strategies have been ...

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Capping campus energy consumption despite massive growth: The Oregon Model for Sustainable Development

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The Oregon Model for Sustainable Development is a new policy that places a firm ceiling on campus energy consumption. To achieve it, new construction projects must meet aggressive energy efficiency ...

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Green Funds: Expanding the Students' Role in Shaping More Sustainable Universities

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Universities must consider all facets of the institution in their quest to promote and incorporate sustainability. Co-curricular programs, such as Green Funds, can complement sustainability education in the academic curriculum ...

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Campus Master Planning and Sustainability: Building Consensus From (Under) the Ground Up

  • University of South Florida (FL)

As colleges and universities strive to plan for a more sustainable future, many, like the large public university presented in this case study, face accelerated growth combined with increasingly acute ...

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Challenges when NOT Preaching to the Choir: Gaps in Faculty Salience towards Environmental Sustainability.

  • University of Southern Indiana (IN)

The foundation of catalyzing an awareness of environmental issues can be established in understanding the currently held beliefs and behaviors toward environmental sustainability within the campus population. Many university wide ...

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Successful Composting-University of Tennessee-A Collaborative Compost Partnership-ARAMARK Volunteer Dining

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The food service industry produces large amounts of food during daily production. Although food service businesses strive to create minimal amounts of waste, items such as lemon peels, apple cores ...

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Passion vs. Reality: Productive Student Engagement in Campus Sustainability

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

While students are generally recognized as critical to the success of campus sustainability endeavors - many student groups are prime movers, in fact - their rapid turnover and apparent distractability can be ...

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Communicating and Collaborating: The Sustainability Directory

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

As envisioned by The University of Texas at Austin's Campus Sustainability Policy, the university endeavors to further link together and leverage its sustainability efforts for greater success and innovation ...

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Green Roofs: Environmental, Academic, and Engaging

  • University of the District of Columbia (DC)

Besides green roofs' many environmental benefits - stormwater management, reduced urban heat island effect, habitat creation, building insulation - the academic and learning value that green roofs can have is an often ...

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On the CUSP: Washington, DC's College and University Sustainability Pledge

  • University of the District of Columbia (DC)

"On the CUSP: Washington, DC's College and University Sustainability Pledge" will feature a panel of representatives that have worked to develop a higher education sector-wide compact to promote environmental ...

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Integrating Food System Expertise into the Nutrition Professional's Curriculum

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The global volatility of food supply and prices; risky dependence on large scale monoculture of staple grains; inequitable food distribution and access with related social justice issues; and difficulty tracing ...

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Moving Beyond Carbon: A Nitrogen Footprint Model for the University of Virginia

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The human creation of reactive nitrogen by food and energy production has profound beneficial and detrimental impacts on people and the environment. Agricultural uses, including both food production and consumption ...

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UVA's Sustainability Advocacy Program

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The Sustainability Advocacy program's purpose is to reach all incoming students about sustainability during their first year. By reaching them early we hope that they can learn how to ...

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Investing in a Sustainable Future

  • University of Virginia (VA)

This presentation illustrates one approach to teaching sustainability in business schools by describing the rationale and structure used to develop and deliver our course, "Investing in a Sustainable Future," a ...

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Would You Like Crabs With That? A Complex Systems Simulation of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Over the past two years an interdisciplinary group of faculty from a major research university has designed and built a web-based multiplayer simulation game of the Chesapeake Bay watershed with ...

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Creating and Implementing an Interdisciplinary Global Sustainability Minor at the University of Virginia

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Together, a professor and student from a large public research university will discuss their successful efforts to establish an interdisciplinary Global Sustainability Minor. Participating undergraduate students from all majors learn ...

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Designing the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center: a Multi-University Collaboration

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Students developing sustainability literacy typically study science, technology, economics and social considerations, but art and culture are often excluded. The paper argues that they are essential for a comprehensive understanding ...

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Allocating a Student Green Fund - First year experience

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (WI)

This informational presentation will provide an overview and go into detail about our first year of experience with our University's student green fund. The presentation will cover the structure ...

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De-Polarizing the Politics: Framing Sustainability in Traditional American Values

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

"Sustainability"" is an emotionally charged trigger word and concept for many people, especially in such strained socio-economic and politically polarized times. It is often assumed to be a smoke screen ...

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Can UCompost?: Research and development of a residential composting program for college campuses

  • Ursinus College (PA)

Food waste can be a significant component of the waste stream at colleges and universities and could entirely avoid disposal in landfills with proper composting systems in place. Several colleges ...

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Move Out: Creation of a campus-wide infrastructure designed to curb waste through reuse and responsible processing

  • Ursinus College (PA)

Effective waste reduction and management are primary challenges towards achieving sustainability. Colleges and universities across the country grapple with such issues at the end of each academic year, as large ...

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The Power of Networking, The Importance of Advocacy

  • Utah State University (UT)

Sustainability is a concept that needs more awareness through advocacy and networking. Sustainability is not a passing fancy, but a powerful movement that is progressive and growing bolder every day ...

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Student Recreation Center Facility Sustainability- A look at marketing messages

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

The Washington State University Student Recreation Center (SRC) is committed to sustainability. They created a sustainability statement, sustainable benchmarks, and changed habits but they have not stopped there. The SRC ...

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An International Trend Going Local: WSU Green BIke Program

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Abstract: The youngest generation of bike sharing is speeding quickly and is no stranger to college campuses and universities. The Public Bike System of Montreal Canada and Washington State University ...

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Education through Restoration: The Campus Landscape as a Living Laboratory

  • Wellesley College (MA)

"Campus," from Latin, translates as field or open plain. In support of sustainability initiatives, some colleges and universities have undertaken the restoration of campus open spaces as a "living laboratory ...

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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 ...

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Community gardens and access to green space for near-poverty populations

  • Western Illinois University (IL)

Backyard gardening has become more popular in recent years both as an outdoor recreation activity and a means of food safety and security. Access to open space for gardening is ...

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Building Campus Cultures of Sustainability - Part I: Systems Structures and Administration

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

As a gathering, we believe the AASHE Conference has tremendous potential to help build campus cultures of sustainability. The goal of our session is to help realize this vision by ...

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EcoMug™ History and Continued Program Evaluation

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The EcoMug™ program began in 2009. It is, as far as we know, an unprecedented waste reduction initiative. During the first few weeks of school, each incoming student is given ...

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The Campus Beet: A Student-Led Sustainable Café Initiative

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Riding a surge of support for fresh, delicious, sustainable food on campus, The Campus Beet is an example of true cross-campus collaboration. Starting as the vision of a single student ...

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