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Promoting Lasting Ecological Citizenship Among College Students

  • Lehigh University (PA)

Declines in environmental literacy and civic and political activism among youth suggest the need for an increased focus on sustainability in schools and the advancement of ecological citizenship among students ...

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Who are we educating about sustainability?

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

This research quantitatively examines student of color and low-income student enrollment at postsecondary institutions in New York state (NYS) that have committed to becoming more sustainable. A three-part study, prepared ...

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Doha 2012: UN Climate Change Conference (COP18)

  • AASHE (PA)

Many thousands have have traveled to the Qatari capital of Doha for the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC ...

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Talking Trash for America Recycles Day

  • College & University Recycling Coalition (DC)

The purpose of America Recycles Day is to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and waste reduction in conserving natural resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The 34 percent ...

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Can Higher Ed Lead Institutional Green Procurement into a New Era?

  • AASHE (PA)

Sustainable procurement work has never been more exciting. New data, science and processes are coming together with years of on-the-ground experience to create a new paradigm. A higher education pilot ...

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Five Fabulous Ways Schools Celebrated Campus Sustainability Day 2012

  • AASHE (PA)

I'm delighted to report that the 10th anniversary of Campus Sustainability Day Oct. 24 saw record participation from colleges. More than 150 institutions - triple the number from last year ...

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Assessing Sustainability Literacy: Challenges, Current Research, and Opportunities for Collaboration

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • AASHE (PA)

Sustainability literacy is a topic of increasing interest among a growing number of higher education sustainability staff and faculty. Formal education programs and courses that address sustainability are becoming increasingly ...

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Sustainability Collection Development Policy Report

  • University of Utah (UT)

In May 2012, the Marriott Library received grant funding from the Chevron Corporation to conduct an audit of the Library’s collection development policies as they relate to sustainability. Out ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: From 'Compost Lady' to Compost Campus

  • Lehigh University (PA)

In my last entry, I wrote about my preliminary composting research at Lehigh University as a first-year student. I am now a junior and compost research has remained an important ...

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AASHE Interview Series: Nurit Katz, Chief Sustainability Officer, University of California, Los Angeles

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Nurit Katz, UCLA's first Chief Sustainability Officer, sat down recently with Judy Walton, AASHE's chief publications officer, to discuss Nurit's work on campus and involvement in the ...

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Private College Tuition Increases Slow to Lowest Rate in at Least Four Decades

  • National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (DC)

Published tuition and fees at the nation’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities rose 3.9 percent for the 2012-13 academic year, the lowest rate in at least four decades ...

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AASHE Interview Series: Richard Miller, Director of Environmental Policy, University of Connecticut

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Richard Miller, the University of Connecticut’s first environmental and sustainability officer, spoke with Judy Walton at AASHE recently about his work and experiences. Rich serves on the Steering Committee ...

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STARS Blog: Response on Sustainable Investment among College Endowments

  • AASHE (PA)

Recent research summarized in a Greenbiz blog by Robert Kroop suggests that college and university endowments are no longer leaders in environmental, social, and corporate-governance (ESG) investment. A report from ...

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Why We Submitted a STARS Report Two Years In A Row

  • Babson College (MA)

If you recently completed STARS, you may be basking in the idea of not having to do it again for another few years. You might be reading the title of ...

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STARS Quarterly Review: Fall 2012

  • AASHE (PA)

The Fall 2012 SQR: The Role of Institutional Diversity, explores how the diversity of STARS institutions has changed over time and how participation in STARS according to institution type compares ...

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Open Source Research in Sustainability

Most academics, who as researchers and teachers dedicate their lives to information sharing, would likely agree with much of the hacker ethic, which is a belief that information-sharing is a ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: The Norway Edition

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of Oslo

UC Davis hosted the annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference on [June 18-22]. While other Norwegian delegates on this tour decided to attend the International Sustainable Campus Network Symposium, I ...

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The Power of Partnerships - Reporting on the 2012 International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) Symposium

  • AASHE (PA)

How often does an international conference that you’ve always wanted to attend come to your very own back yard? Luckily for me, this was the case with the 2012 ...

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STARS Blog: Sustainable Choices for Students in the Upcoming Academic Year

  • AASHE (PA)

During the month of August, recent high school graduates across North America are completing final preparations for college and university life. New students face countless decisions, such as what to ...

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Holdsworth Retrofit and Renovation

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMA) has a rapidly evolving commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the environmental sustainability of its operations. According to the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel ...

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An Investigation of Sustainability-Oriented Courses: Student Views & Experiences

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

With an increased awareness of climate change and environmental concerns, and a worldwide call for the integration of sustainability into the curriculum, universities are looked upon as agents of change ...

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AASHE Interview Series: Yoni Landau and Danny Spitzberg of CoFed

  • CoFED (NM)

CoFED, the Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive, supports over 40 student teams in regions across North America. CoFED serves as a network and training program that empowers students to create ethically-sourced ...

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Guest Blogger: Nine Rules for a Successful Green Revolving Fund

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

Students can be a powerful driving force for campus sustainability. However, student initiatives are often plagued by barriers including funding shortages, resistance to institutional change, and the perception that sustainability ...

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Rio+20 Outcomes Document-What will it say?

  • AASHE (PA)

As the heads of state have been meeting in Rio the past two days there appears to be little effort or desire to take on changing the text of the ...

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Rio+20 Has Officially Begun

  • AASHE (PA)

Earlier this morning the official opening of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) occurred amid dreams, hopes and disappointment. The watering down of the language to achieve ...

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Rio+20 - Fear and Hope

  • AASHE (PA)

As the negotiations continue at both Rio+20 and the G-20 Summit I'm seeing reports of both hope and fear. The hope seems to be coming from the non-government ...

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Rio Update – Monday June 18, 2012

  • AASHE (PA)

The international sustainability scene is getting increasingly complex. Not only is UNCSD aka Rio+20, the world’s biggest meeting on sustainability, taking place this week but the agenda for ...

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What’s going on at Rio+20

  • AASHE (PA)

As we go into the last few days before the official Rio+20 conference, I think it is important to reflect on not only what is happening there but how ...

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Global Green Campus Forum in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

  • AASHE (PA)

Last week, I participated on AASHE’s behalf in the 3rd annual Gyeonggi Green Campus Global Forum, held at Kangnam University in the Gyeonngi province of South Korea. The theme ...

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STARS Blog: Advancing Sustainability during the Summer Transition

  • AASHE (PA)

Today more than ever, summer is a season of intense transition and opportunity at colleges and universities – an ideal time for advancing campus sustainability. While a new cohort of graduates ...

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STARS Quarterly Review: Summer 2012

  • AASHE (PA)

The Summer 2012 SQR: Innovations in Campus Sustainability, explores the critical linkages between education, innovation, and sustainability. This issue highlights new and ground-breaking practices within the Innovation (IN) category of ...

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Higher Education Sustainability in Pittsburgh

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Chatham University (PA)
  • Duquesne University (PA)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Supported by the Heinz Endowments, this AASHE publication profiles the sustainability innovations of the Pittsburgh institutions that hosted campus tours during the AASHE 2011 conference. Profiled innovations include green building ...

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Curriculum Improvement in Education for Sustainable Development: Measuring Learning Outcomes in an Introductory Urban Planning Course.

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Education for sustainable development (ESD) is an academic goal for many courses in higher learning. ESD encompasses a specific range of learning outcomes, competencies, skills and literacies that include and ...

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A Qualitative Investigation of Sustainability-Oriented Courses at UBC

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

With the underlying theme of globalization and encouraging students to be global citizens, the University of British Columbia (UBC) adopted a sustainable development policy in 1997 and revised it in ...

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Building and Applying the Discipline of Sustainability

  • AASHE (PA)

A few weeks ago, AASHE Executive Director Paul Rowland and I were in the nation’s capital for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Symposium: Science, Innovation, and Partnerships for ...

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STARS Facts: Strengths and Challenges for Two Year Institutions

  • AASHE (PA)

Gearing up for the launch of STARS 2.0 in 2013, the STARS team is developing and refining ideas for STARS that will raise the bar for advancing sustainability in ...

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Converting university spending to greenhouse gas emissions: A supply chain carbon footprint analysis of UC Berkeley

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This senior thesis study calculates a supply chain carbon footprint for UC Berkeley based on procurement expenses in fiscal year (FY) 2009. The study presents recommendations to reduce supply chain ...

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Funding & Incentivizing Energy Conservation at the University of Texas

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

In February 2011, the University of Texas at Austin's (UT) President Power's Sustainability Steering Committee identified the need to reduce demand-side energy consumption and create new, consistent funding ...

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Earning Green By Going Green: A Case Study of the Waste Stream at LIU Post

  • LIU Post (NY)

Trash is considered something holding no value. It is something that is worthless or meaningless. Contrary to that definition, trash often always holds some value. At LIU Post, we throw ...

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Education for Sustainability in Career and Technical Education: A Multiple Case Study of Innovative Community College Programs

  • University of Idaho (ID)

Research indicates we are faced with environmental, social, and economic challenges and higher education is being called upon to provide education for a sustainable future. The literature surrounding Education for ...

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Student-Driven Energy Independence: A Case Study of Humboldt Energy Independence Fund

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

This thesis is an evaluative case study of the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF). I use this case study to locate the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund within a broader movement ...

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AASHE Earth Week Project

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE's 1,132 members and 286 STARS Institutions are at the forefront of education, operations, planning and engagement initiatives toward a more sustainable campus, community and world. In observance ...

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Occupy Movement Focused on Student Debt Gathers Steam

  • AASHE (PA)

The Occupy Student Debt Campaign, an offshoot of the Occupy movement focusing on student debt and urging students to pledge not to repay their loans if other borrowers join them ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: Seeing Like a Planet

  • University of Michigan (MI)

On December 7, 1972 – at 5:39 a.m. EST to be exact – astronauts on the Apollo 17 mission took a photograph that transformed how we saw our home, Earth ...

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AASHE Interview Series: Bo Newsome, Director of Outreach and State Relations, NAICU

  • National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (DC)

Robert “Bo” Newsome, the Director of Outreach and State Relations at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), talks to AASHE about sustainability initiatives at NAICU and its ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: The 'Free Compliments' Initiative

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

As a student ambassador of sustainability at the notoriously green Northern Arizona University, I am regularly exposed to the ideas of sustainability. This exposure and the large sustainability community involved ...

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Greening the Campus: Converting Organic Waste to Energy

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

This project explores the potential waste-to-energy (WtE) technologies based on current conditions at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (e.g., waste resource availability) by proposing the following three feasible WtE ...

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Should We Do It? An Economic Analysis of the Costs and Benefits of a Local and Sustainable Food System at Davidson College

  • Davidson College (NC)

Globalization created the conventional food system and its numerous negative effects such as environmental degradation, the loss of food cultures, antibiotic resistance, unsustainable energy use, increased food insecurity, unfair exploitation ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: The GREEN Life

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)

This is the story of three Rutgers University students with a simple idea born in the hopes of educating and showing their peers the ever-expanding world of renewable energy. Three ...

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AASHE Interview Series: Frances Moore Lappé, Founder, Small Planet Institute

  • Small Planet Institute (NY)

Frances Moore Lappé, Founder of the Small Planet Institute, talks to AASHE about her newest book, EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want. Lappé discusses ...

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