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Greening for a Grade: Leveraging Action-Based Learning for Sustainability Progress

  • University of Central Florida (FL)
  • University of Michigan (MI)

This panel will include perspectives from diverse institutions and presenters on how action-based course projects can catalyze and leverage campus sustainability initiatives. The presenters will provide practical guidance on course ...

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Small is Beautiful: Climate Action Planning Opportunities for Small Colleges

  • Randolph College (VA)

Randolph College is a Charter signatory of the ACUPCC. Developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP) is a major undertaking. Many institutions hire consultants to carry out the task, but other ...

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Portland Community College - Walking our Talk on Sustainability

  • Portland Community College (OR)

This presentation will describe actions being taken to implement the Portland Community College (PCC) Climate Action Plan. The panel will describe the background and structure of the PCC Climate Energy ...

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Sustainability Initiatives at Education Corporation of America

  • Education Corporation of America (AL)

As part of our research and preparation for opening our first Ecotech Institute in Aurora—the first and only college entirely focused on preparing students for careers in renewable energy ...

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Teaching Campus Sustainability: A Service Learning Class Focused On AASHE STARS

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Sustainability directors are charged with educating the university population and helping the institution make real progress toward sustainability goals. Teaching a service-learning class is a feasible way for campus sustainability ...

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Creating a Green Campus Action Plan

  • Texas Tech University (TX)

Texas Tech University successfully pulled its community together to develop a plan of action in the spring 2009 after receiving consecutively dismal scores from the Campus Sustainability Report Card. One ...

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Green Fee: Three ideas to spur campus sustainability

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

A student Green Fee was inititiated in the Fall of 2008 at Bemidji State University. This session will describe Green Fee Mini-Grants, Sustainability Employment, and an off-the-grid bus stop shelter ...

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Composting in the Residence Halls: Stories of the Worm-keepers

  • Luther College (IA)

Luther students have started disposing of fruit and vegetable waste in worm composting bins installed Jan. 15 in seven of Luther's residence halls by students from the Luther Sustainability ...

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Interdisciplinary Environmental Education Programs: Three Approaches to Sustainability

  • National Council for Science & the Environment (DC)

In 2009, the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors of the National Council for Science and the Environment completed an extensive research project that explored the field identity of interdisciplinary ...

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Expanding Campus Initiatives to Include a Water Action Plan

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)

Colleges and universities are the model for environmental stewardship across the nation. At the forefront of sustainability, institutions that sign the ACUPCC have made it clear that a reduction in ...

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IIICE: A New Model for Sustainability in Higher Education

  • University of South Florida (FL)

A new model for sustainability in higher education has been created recently by the University of South Florida based on Integrated, Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Community Engagement (IIICE). The IIICE model ...

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Engaging Students: Creating a Sustainability Internship Program

  • Oregon Institute of Technology (OR)

Most campuses engaged in sustainability efforts have ambitious goals yet lack the resources and personnel to reach these goals. Students can help with sustainability activities by participating in a carefully ...

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Energy Competitions: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Green Mountain College (VT)
  • Old Dominion University (VA)
  • Williams College (MA)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Lucid (CA)
  • University at Albany (NY)

How can institutions of higher education leverage resource reduction competitions to engage, educate, and motivate student behavior change?

Campus resource reduction competitions are a powerful platform to engage students in ...

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NACUFS Sustainability Guide - Sustainable Solutions in Collegiate Foodservice Operations

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Envision Strategies (CO)
  • Ricca Newmark Design

On most campuses, Dining Services is the team relied upon to just get it done - somehow, some way... This often holds true for moving forward with green initiatives too - even ...

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STARS Town Hall Meeting (2010)

  • American University (DC)
  • Furman University (SC)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • AASHE (PA)

This interactive session will feature a small panel of STARS Steering Committee members, Technical Advisors, and STARS staff who will address key topics related to STARS. More importantly, this session ...

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Global Green in the 21st Century: Macalester College, Student Networks, and LEED Platinum

  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • Bruner/Cott Architects (MA)

This panel presents different sustainability initiatives that build on the institution's academic mission with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. The College's Sustainability Manager ...

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How Academia Can Support Appalachian Coalfield Communities Transitioning Towards Sustainability

  • University of Hawaii Honolulu Community College (HI)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Queen's University (ON)
  • Clearfork Community Institute (TN)

The Appalachian Transition Initiative (ATI) is a collaborative effort to develop a just, sustainable and desirable future in Central Appalachia. ATI is a partnership with over 40 different nonprofits, businesses ...

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Community Partnerships for Sustainable Materials Management

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Ohio University (OH)
  • University of Oregon (OR)

Can campuses help our neediest neighbors and reduce greenhouse gas at the same time? Yes we can. This session will offer several examples of how schools partner with other non-profit ...

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UNCF Building Green with Black, Tribal and Hispanic Serving Institutions

  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)
  • College of Menominee Nation (WI)
  • Spelman College (GA)
  • Lancaster Craig & Associates (NC)

United Negro College Fund Panel

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Behavior Matters: Program Results from Stanford, MIT, Princeton, and Cornell

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Stanford University (CA)

Sustainability communication, education, and implementation tools that address the triple bottom line of sustainability- environment, economy, and social equity—behavioral programs at Stanford, MIT, Princeton, and Cornell showcase the importance ...

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Is it Time for a Revolution?

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Ithaca College (NY)
  • Pacific University (OR)
  • Second Nature (MA)

We've come a long way baby... but are we moving fast enough? Although great strides have been made in the sustainability movement in higher education, is the pace of ...

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Accelerating Campus Climate Initiatives

  • Furman University (SC)
  • Luther College (IA)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • AASHE (PA)

This panel highlights inspiring examples from the book, "Accelerating Campus Climate Initiatives," a collaborative project by RMI and AASHE. Panelists from Furman University, Luther College, and University of Colorado at ...

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Creating a Bridge to Green Careers: Best Practices for Campuses

  • Santa Fe Community College (NM)
  • University of Denver (CO)
  • Green Economy (MA)
  • Green Career Central (CA)

More and more students want to leverage their education to land a green/clean/sustainable career upon graduation. With more than 50 industries and sectors making a concerted effort to ...

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Working with Athletics

  • Ohio University (OH)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

This session will explore concrete ideas for how a campus' sustainability officer can work with the Athletics Department, how Athletics often leads the way in innovation, and how to use ...

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Cultivating a Culture of Sustainability on Campus

  • Haywood Community College (NC)
  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • Second Nature (MA)

Roundtable speakers will: 1) outline their thoughts on fostering the cultural changes that are imperative in successfully engendering deep sustainability in the higher education context; and 2) present replicable, practical ...

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Engaging faculty from a non-academic post

  • Meredith College (NC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Campus sustainability programs often begin with operations-based projects led by a sustainability director housed in the business and finance division of the institution. The director frequently struggles to create student ...

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Accelerating Climate Action through Local, State and Regional Networks

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)
  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

With more and more colleges and universities beginning to create climate action plans and implement sustainability initiatives, the need for developing networks to accelerate learning through peer-to-peer interaction and best ...

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Sustainability and the Humanities: Links to the Global Campus

  • Ball State University (IN)
  • Bridgewater State University (MA)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)
  • Willamette University (OR)

This panel will focus on the fertility of exchange between sustainability and traditional disciplines in the humanities and on how cross-pollination between the two creates unique educational experiences in higher ...

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Ground Source In-Depth: Two Systems, Three Years of Data

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • ZGF Architects (OR)
  • PAE Consulting Engineers (OR)

Ground Source Heat Pump systems, in which the relatively constant temperature of the earth is used to heat and cool a building, can be a significant energy efficiency strategy for ...

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Energy Storage Can Benefit Your Campus, Finances and Community!

  • Duquesne University (PA)
  • Trane (TX)
  • CALMAC (NJ)

Overall, today's electric utilities have twice the capacity they need, but they still run short of power to meet air conditioning demands during peak summer days. According to a ...

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UNCP Initiative - Performance Contracting as a Catalyst for Sustainability

  • University of North Carolina, Pembroke (NC)
  • Siemens Industry, Inc. (IL)
  • Celtic Energy, Inc. (CT)

Higher Education Institutions have increasingly used Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) as a tool to implement energy saving measures and infrastructure improvements in facilities. The continued erosion of State funding ...

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Infusing Sustainability into the Curriculum through Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowships

  • Centre College (KY)
  • Furman University (SC)
  • Washington and Lee University (VA)

This panel features three post-doctoral fellows from select institutions of the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) who received funding from the Mellon Foundation to host two-year post-docs in environmental ...

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STARS 101 (2010)

  • Delta College (MI)
  • State University of New York at New Paltz (NY)
  • AASHE (PA)

Since 2006, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a membership organization of colleges and universities committed to building a sustainable world, has engaged in a ...

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Local Carbon Offset Projects: Lessons Learned from Yale, Furman, and Duke Universities

  • Duke University (NC)
  • Furman University (SC)
  • Yale University (CT)

Universities and Colleges across the nation are currently addressing climate change by making significant commitments to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions. To meet their aggressive reduction targets campuses are identifying ...

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Doing More with Less: Tapping Campus Partnerships and Online Resources

  • Duke University (NC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Tough economic times have brought new challenges in sustainability outreach and engagement. Facing tight budgets, sustainability professionals must think creatively to reach their campus community. Highlighted in this panel presentation ...

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Sustainability Commitments, Actions & Economics: Managed Print Services

  • Cleveland State University (OH)
  • FirstMetrix Corporation (OH)
  • Xerox Corporation (MN)

Cleveland State University committed to a goal of developing, designing and implementing an enterprise wide document output strategy that is consistent with the Unviersity's mission and commitment to environmental ...

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Campus Organic Gardens On the Rise

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Fort Lewis College (CO)
  • Saint Michael's College (VT)

Program organizers from several different colleges plan to lead an interactive discussion on different approaches to community and organic gardening on college campuses. Campus gardens are known for being one ...

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How to Conduct an Eco-Charrette for Existing Buildings

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Leonardo Academy (WI)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)

If you want to make your existing buildings as energy efficient as your new "silver" certified buildings, where do you start? We chose one of the largest, most complex buildings ...

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EVERYBODY WINS! Effective Statewide/Regional Higher Ed Sustainability Partnerships

  • Kankakee Community College (IL)
  • Kansas State University (KS)
  • Kean University (NJ)

EVERYBODY WINS! Effective Statewide/Regional Higher Ed Sustainability Partnerships

Meeting of minds and hearts across institutional and disciplinary boundaries. Hierarchy leveled in shared projects. More clout with governors, legislatures, local ...

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Be An Effective Sustainability Champion: Lessons from National Sustainability Fellows

  • Kankakee Community College (IL)
  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • University of Denver (CO)

Anyone on campus can be a champion for sustainability, from faculty and staff to students and community members. Sustainability champions are needed to build momentum on campus and in the ...

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Community Colleges - National Initiatives and Resources for You

  • Lane Community College (OR)
  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • American Association of Community Colleges (DC)

Community Colleges educate adults of all ages and backgrounds and are at the center of workforce development for a green and sustainable economy. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC ...

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Sustainability Leadership -The Ohio State University Sustainability Plan and Process

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • Mithun (WA)
  • Heapy Engineering (OH)

As interest in organizational impacts on climate takes hold, sustainability must be seen as increasingly comprehensive and not just focused on individual buildings. In the university world, how is the ...

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CHEFS: Advancing the Carbon Footprinting of Food in North America

  • New York University (NY)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)

Dining plays a central role in campus life, as has been reflected in a plethora of recent dining-related initiatives—from trayless cafeterias to composting to community gardens on campus. A ...

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Same Goal, Different Models: Leading Sustainability in Different Colleges in a Multi-College District

  • Brookhaven College - DCCCD (TX)
  • North Lake College - DCCCD (TX)
  • Richland College - DCCCD (TX)

As the sustainability movement in higher education has gained momentum, various approaches to leading efforts to integrate sustainability into the fabric of an institution have emerged. At some colleges, sustainability ...

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Engaging Students in Measuring Sustainability: Aligning STARS with People, Planet, Purpose

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

The role of higher education is to provide education and research as well as leadership by example. With regard to such an important issue as sustainability, it is vital that ...

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America's Greenest Campus: Sustainability at Rio Salado College

  • Rio Salado College (AZ)
  • Scottsdale Community College (AZ)
  • SmartPower (DC)

Building a sustainable campus takes good policies - and engagement of students both in and out of the classroom.

In 2009, Rio Salado College won SmartPower's America's Greenest Campus ...

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Climate Neutrality & Land Grant Universities: Resources, Challenges, and Cooperative Solutions

  • Auburn University (AL)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Second Nature (MA)

This workshop will focus on the unique resources and challenges faced by the Land-grant Universities (LGU) as they commit to, and develop plans to become carbon neutral. There are 106 ...

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Cultivating Sustainable Campuses - One Conversation at a Time

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (AR)
  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)
  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Description: Our session will engage participants in our sustainability-themed discussion circles and will offer guidance on how to utilize these resources on campus. Presentation will highlight examples of colleges and ...

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ACUPCC: Writing, Implementing and Supporting Climate Action Plans

  • San Francisco State University (CA)
  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Over 600 chancellors and presidents have signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment. However, making the commitment and meeting it represent two very different tasks, the challenges which ...

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Designing Sustainability Curricula to Foster a New and Diverse Generation of Leaders

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Queen's University (ON)

Utilizing case studies of sustainability curricula at multiple universities, we will engage in a dialogue on how to educate a new generation of leaders on interdisciplinary sustainability thinking for a ...

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