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Climate Action Implementation on research campuses: Lessons from large scale energy projects

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

For large research campuses achieving climate neutrality requires a combination of supply-side and demand-side energy initiatives. Panelists will focus on the implementation of Climate Action Plans underway at three universities ...

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Building Weatherization Planning through Cross-Campus Collaboration

  • Colby College (ME)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

Last May, more than 50 students took a break from studying for finals and partnered with the school's Environmental Action Committee, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Green Program, and ...

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Internal Energy Auditing to Meet Portfolio-Wide GHG Reduction Goals at 3 Institutions

  • Colby College (ME)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

Universities worldwide are committing to greenhouse gas reduction goals and implementing climate action plans. Optimizing building efficiency is often identified as a central strategy to achieving these ambitious goals. To ...

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Retrofitting Existing Buildings for Energy Efficiency and Demand Response

  • California State University, Sacramento (CA)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Compared with new facilities, existing buildings often have legacy equipment which waste energy, require more maintenance, and incur more downtime. They are often incapable of communicating and interacting with the ...

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Maintaining Progress: Moving from a GHG Inventory to a Climate Action Plan

  • University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus (CO)
  • Auraria Higher Education Center (CO)

Many individuals and institutions understandably struggle with how to move from a campus GHG inventory, which is simply a list of what you "use", to a campus climate action plan ...

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Eden Hall Campus: Laboratory for 21st century climate positive living

  • Chatham University (PA)
  • BNIM Architects (MO)

As the alma mater of Rachel Carson, Chatham University has long been committed to environmental education, advocacy and stewardship. In recent years, that commitment has included establishing a dorm focused ...

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Values and Attitudes: Okanagan College's Journey to Sustainability

  • Okanagan College (BC)
  • CEI Architecture Planning Interiors (BC)

This presentation will demonstrate how a commitment to sustainability was developed over a five-year period, culminating in a $28 million dollar investment in a new Centre o f Excellence in ...

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Calculating and Communicating the Carbon Benefit of Campus Trees

  • Chatham University (PA)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)

This dialogue and discussion session will facilitate creation of a peer-reviewed methodology for calculating and reporting the carbon sequestration of campus trees, to further the design of responsible policies for ...

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Effectiveness of a Seagoing Immersion Program in Fostering Environmental Awareness

  • Coastal Carolina University (SC)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

In Spring 2010, approximately 700 students, faculty, staff and life-long learners circumnavigated the globe as participants in the University of Virginia's Semester at Sea study abroad program. Over the ...

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From Learning to Action: Sustainability Stories from the Field

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

As the integration of sustainability content into a wide range of higher education degree programs and disciplines explodes, how do students, faculty, and administrators ensure that this training yields actual ...

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Partnerships for Net Zero: CSU's Collaboration in Fort ZED

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Brendle Group (CO)

Colorado State University (CSU) is a key partner in making "FortZED," an initiative to turn downtown Fort Collins, Colorado and the campus of CSU into the largest net zero energy ...

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Measuring Sustainable Dining with the Real Food Challenge Calculator

  • Eastern Washington University (WA)
  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

There's no question that determining the sustainability of a college dining hall-and other foodservice operations-is difficult. Between dealing with confusing and often competing claims about food sustainability to actually ...

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Sustainability, Actions & Economics: Student Engagement-Green Roof Project

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

The University combined design standards with its commitment to sustainability at Cleveland State University's LEED certified Recreation Center. The Center was initially designed with a rooftop garden; however, the ...

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Change Management for Sustainability

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Yale University (CT)

This workshop is structured to define the new frontier for managing institutional change for sustainability. At its heart, change management for sustainability is about making change easy, desirable and rewarding ...

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Facing the Inevitable---Integrated Financial + Sustainability/CSR Reporting for Business

  • Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (NY)
  • Ceres (MA)

In the wake of the financial meltdown, stakeholder groups around the globe are pressing for mandatory integrated reporting that incorporates environmental, social and governance issues into financial reporting. New requirements ...

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Lessons from COP15 and Moving Forward on Climate Education

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Ithaca College (NY)

Our institutions provide hope in a time of discouragement. The UNFCCC 15th Conference of the Parties in December 2009 resulted in the Copenhagen Accord, a document which failed to live ...

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Meeting People Where They Are: Tactics for Campus Culture Change

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

Sustainability often gets associated with placing recycling bins or hosting an earth day event, but these small tasks often mask the complexity of developing a comprehensive program at an institutional ...

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Implementation of a Custom Sustainability Action Plan at Lynn University

  • Lynn University (FL)
  • Buro Happold (NY)

This discussion with outline the comprehensive masterplanning exercise and the Sustainability Implementation process that Buro Happold provided Lynn University, a private, coeducational institution located in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Exceeding Expectations: Energy Efficiency in Historic Renovations

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Mahlum Architects (WA)

Institutions across the country are faced with historic buildings in dire need of systems, envelope and programmatic upgrades. While these renovations are vital toward preserving campus architectural legacy and character ...

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Interregional Infusing Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Experiences from Furman and Middlebury

  • Furman University (SC)
  • Middlebury College (VT)

This panel examines the experiences of infusing sustainability across existing curriculum. Furman and Middlebury are pursuing general education requirements, concentrations and majors at the undergraduate level. To integrate sustainability further ...

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Sustainability's Petri-Dish: Community Colleges as Incubators for the Sustainability Curricula

  • North Seattle College (WA)
  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

The advancement of sustainability curricula at the community college is obviously important due to the diverse and large student population that these institutions serve. In addition, community colleges provide a ...

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Sustainability learning outcomes for an interdisciplinary general education curriculum

  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Over the past 15 years sustainability has emerged as a prominent theme within Portland State University's interdisciplinary general education curriculum. For example, a web-based survey of faculty found that ...

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Regional Collaboration on Integrating Sustainability into the Curriculum

  • Luther College (IA)
  • Nova Scotia Community College (NS)

This panel will focus on a successful model of ten institutions collaborating on a faculty development workshop for integrating sustainability into the curriculum. The project is supported by the Associated ...

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Earth Day and Beyond: Sustainability and Campus Programs

  • Green Mountain College (VT)
  • Old Dominion University (VA)

Campus events have the opportunity to engage students along with staff, faculty and community members in local and global sustainability issues and activities that are both educational and entertaining. Options ...

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Best Practices for Green Student Organizations

  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)
  • Princeton Energy Systems (PA)

This lecture will promote best practices for environmental student organizations. It will highlight how students can market themselves sustainably, convince decision makers, effectively network, and cultivate their own leadership to ...

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Lunch Ladies and LEED: Dining Facilities in Sustainable Design - A Case Study of Fort Lewis College's Student Union Center

  • Fort Lewis College (CO)
  • Ricca Newmark Design

Dining facilities demand excessive energy, are water intensive and produce much waste, complicating design, construction and operational program requirements when creating a sustainable building. At Fort Lewis College in Durango ...

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Creating a Learning Community for Solutions to Climate Change

  • Chatham University (PA)
  • Samford University (AL)

The rapidly evolving and interdisciplinary nature of climate change presents a challenge to colleges and universities as they seek to educate undergraduate students. To address this challenge, the National Council ...

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Measuring and managing sustainability using SAS at Duke University

  • Duke University (NC)
  • SAS (NC)

Higher education institutions face many complexities tracking and reporting emissions and other sustainability measures that extend beyond the capacities of spreadsheets and manual reporting tools. Institutional sustainability performance today requires ...

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Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus

  • Unity College (ME)
  • Second Nature (MA)

Unity College in Maine is assessing its efforts according to President Mitchell Thomashow's Nine Elements of a Sustainable Culture - as highlighted in Kyoto Publishing's recent Climate Neutral Campus ...

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Effective Peer-to-Peer Behavior Change Programs for Universities

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

A workshop which aims to prepare participants to design and develop effective peer-to-peer behavior change and sustainability leadership programs within a university setting. The majority of peer-to-peer behavior change programs ...

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The Six Competencies of Integrated Sustainability Planning

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Society for College and University Planning (MI)

Building an integrated planning process is critical to the success of sustainability efforts on any campus. However, it's much easier said than done. In order to bring planning efforts ...

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Creating a Truly Sustainable Campus: Integrating Sustainability Into Curriculum and Operations Throughout an Entire College

  • Algonquin College (ON)
  • Sustainability Solutions Group (QC)

The workshop will highlight the importance of taking an integrated approach to sustainability by bridging the divide between curriculum and operations. Algonquin College is currently integrating a broad-based sustainability strategy ...

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SCORE: A Sustainability Rapid Assessment Launchpad to AASHE STARS

  • Dartmouth College (NH)
  • Sustainable Measures, LLC (CT)

Dartmouth College used SCORE, a sustainability 'rapid assessment' tool, in conjunction with AASHE's STARS Pilot assessment tool to analyze the College's sustainability progress. SCORE, based on The Business ...

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Ecologically Engineered Ecosystems For Water Recycle In High Density Environments

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • Sustainable Water, LLC (VA)

Universities consume a substantial amount of fresh water for sanitary purposes, heating, cooling and irrigation applications. Water rate increases, scarcity and regulatory compliances have created an awareness leading to water ...

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Climate Action Planning and Student Engagement

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)
  • Syracuse University (NY)

Sustainability and Climate Action efforts SUNY ESF first engaged students in a formal way in 2000. Students developed ESF's first assessment of the energy required to educate and undergraduate ...

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Environmental and Economic Benefits of Campus Biomass Combined Heat and Power

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)
  • Syracuse University (NY)

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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Going Green Can Benefit Your Campus Educationally and Fiscally

  • Macalester College (MN)
  • Trane (TX)

Going green can be good for you. A successful campus-wide sustainability effort can serve an institution both educationally and fiscally. As part of a campus-wide sustainability plan to become zero ...

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An Innovative Approach to "Going Green" While Addressing Deferred Maintanence

  • University of Central Missouri (MO)
  • Trane (TX)

Going green is becoming increasingly important for schools to attract students. 63% of college applicants are looking for a green campus, according to the Princeton Review (2008). However, many college ...

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Maintaining Momentum with Energy and Water Conservation Projects and Campaigns

  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)
  • University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus (CO)

The Auraria Campus, in downtown Denver, home to the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver is now a leader in water ...

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Campus Sustainability Plan 1.0 - a framework for transformative action

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
  • University of Hawaii - West Oahu (HI)

UCSC drafted its first comprehensive Campus Sustainability Plan (the Plan) during the 2009-10 academic year, building on a long history of environmental stewardship and nine years of active campus sustainability ...

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Saving Environmental Law Clinics: The Benefits of A Real-Word Education

  • Tulane University (LA)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

There are over 30 environmental law clinics located in U.S. law schools offering students the real-world experience of representing people who otherwise could not afford to enforce their environmental ...

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Sustainability at Sea: Greening an Around-the-World Educational Voyage

  • Coastal Carolina University (SC)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

The spring 2010 voyage of Semester at Sea (SAS) provided an unusual opportunity for students and faculty to work together to achieve measurable improvements to the sustainability of this unique ...

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Meeting Greenhouse Gas Reductions by Implementing a Comprehensive Energy Management Strategy

  • Williams College (MA)
  • Woodard & Curran, Inc. (ME)

Whether your campus is a signatory to the ACUPCC, subject to state GHG emission reduction goals, or is simply committed to reducing the overall campus carbon footprint, reducing GHG emissions ...

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Using Case Studies to Explore a More Just, Sustainable World

  • Colorado State University (CO)

What leadership role can higher education play to challenge what is unsustainable? Case studies represent one proven way to engage students in meaningful discussions about important and complex issues. Drawing ...

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No half measures, making an institution wide commitment to sustainability

  • Dickinson College (PA)

In Boldly Sustainable, Peter Bardaglio and Andrea Putnam argue that "halfhearted measures won't work," that colleges and universities need to make an authentic commitment to sustainability that involves the ...

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sustainability and the arts of democracy, innovating engaged learning

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

this four person panel showcases an innovative engaged learning project. attached to graduate and undergraduate courses with parallel content, the project brings first year students, graduate students, faculty, and community ...

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Sustainability Education at the Edge: A cohort model for doctoral study

  • Prescott College (AZ)

The challenge for the field of Sustainability Education is how to develop and support "agents of change" who can profoundly impact and transform our educational systems and communities to produce ...

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Environmental Sustainability Living and Learning Community

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Environmental Sustainability Living and Learning Community (ESLLC) at the University of Denver provides first-year students the opportunity to activate their classroom learning through eco-curricular team learning, experiential education, and ...

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Building sustainability communities through service learning at University of Denver

  • University of Denver (CO)

The mission of the University of Denver includes a commitment to build active partnerships with local and global communities in an effort to contribute to "a sustainable common good." One ...

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Student Sustainability Fees: What Do We Do When They Pass?

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

In our March 2010 student government elections, after a wide-reaching and creative campaign, Western Michigan University (WMU) students voted to support a fee to finance campus sustainability initiatives. In April ...

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