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Sustainability at Universities - Opportunities, Challenges and Trends

This book provides a concrete contribution towards the goal of fostering sustainability at universities, by especially focusing on opportunities, challenges and trends. It contains a wide range of papers written ...

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Jumping from the Ivory Tower: Weaving Environmental Leadership and Sustainable Communities

  • Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus (CO)

Jumping from the Ivory Tower demonstrates the positive results that occur when colleges work with communities to develop students with a sense of place. The book examines the role of ...

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A Beginners Guide to On-Campus Solar Development

  • University of Idaho (ID)

Renewable energy generation technologies are a major tool for colleges and universities championing the ideals of sustainability and striving for climate neutrality. As these institutions focus on reducing their greenhouse ...

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On-Site Solar Photovoltaic Energy Generation - Cal Poly Pomona

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

The concentration for Regenerative Studies 599 Winter 2008, “Special Topics,” lead off the campus inventory work performed by the RS599 students in Winter of 2007. Professors Kyle Brown and Rick ...

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Budgeting for Energy Conservation

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Budgeting for Energy Conservation proposes an innovative approach to mobilize the schools and centers of the University of Pennsylvania to conserve energy. A clear and effective roadmap for the transition ...

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Green Study for Greeks: The Determination of Environmental Sustainability within the Greek Community of WPI

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

Commissioned by the Greek Alumni Council (GAC) of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), the purpose of this project was to raise awareness within the Greek community of sustainability issues and ...

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Building Retrofit Strategies

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

The objective of our project was to identify and analyze building retrofit strategies that can reduce kWhs or Btus and associated greenhouse gas emissions on the Cal Poly Pomona campus ...

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Sustainable Food Systems at UC Berkeley

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

In the arena of sustainability, we are continually finding ways to reduce our energy and water footprints. But food is essential. It is true that many developed nations have a ...

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Survey of Environmental Behaviors in UVM Residence Halls: Report on Findings

  • University of Vermont (VT)

In the spring of 2007, an electronic survey was sent out to residents of four residential complexes at the University of Vermont (UVM). The goals of this survey were to ...

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Raise the Funds: Campus Action Toolkit

  • AASHE (PA)

This is a guide to funding mechanisms for campus sustainability projects and initiatives for students, staff and administrators. It was released in November 2008.

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Appalocal Food: Establishing a farm-to-college program at Appalachian State University

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Farm-to-college programs promote and serve locally produced foods in campus cafeterias. The benefits of integrating local food into institutions of higher education are numerous including supporting local farmers and the ...

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Carbon on Campus

The ACUPCC requires signatories to “complete a comprehensive inventory of all greenhouse gas emissions (including emissions from electricity, heating, commuting and air travel) and update the inventory every other year ...

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Guide to Climate Action Planning: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Campus

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)
  • Society for College and University Planning (MI)

Increasing numbers of schools have started—or soon will start—planning to reduce their net emissions. Whether prompted by state law, grassroots demand, administrative mandate, requirements of the American College ...

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Campus Climate Planning: A Best Practices Guide

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

The purpose of this guide is to provide decision makers at colleges and universities with best practices for developing climate plans at their campuses in order to avert dire consequences ...

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Sustaining Campus Sustainability: Factors Leading to Success of Environmental Sustainability Initiatives in Higher Education

  • Northwestern University (IL)

What factors lead to the successful implementation and ongoing success of environmental sustainability programs and policies on college campuses? To find out, one may examine institutions' self-reported successful environmental sustainability ...

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Creating a Green Community: Understanding Student Environmental Behaviors for Increased Campus Participation at Northwestern University

  • Northwestern University (IL)

Today, the world is facing a crisis the likes of which has not been seen before. The onset of global warming in recent times has initiated the growth of environmental ...

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Campus Ecological Footprint of Carnegie Mellon University

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

As Carnegie Mellon University is a rapidly growing and international educational institution with more number of campus members and visitors, the impacts of the school on ecological footprint are fast ...

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The Campus Climate Challenge Best Practices Guide for On-Campus Wind Energy

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

The purpose of this guide is to assist colleges and universities by providing relevant information necessary to determine the feasibility of an on-campus wind turbine project. The guide presents an ...

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It's Not Easy Being Green: Assessments and Strategies for Sustainable Institutions

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Colleges and universities in the United States are responsible for 3 to 9 percent of domestic climate change emissions and have about 16% of the US population currently enrolled. Bringing ...

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To the Heights: Sustainability at the University of Puget Sound

  • University of Puget Sound (WA)

In a city with 37 inches of annual rainfall, effective stormwater management in the Tacoma region is essential to a safe water supply and healthy Puget Sound. The effects of ...

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Organizing Residence Hall Conservation Competitions: A Guide for Students

  • Furman University (SC)

Since as early as 1990, colleges and universities have been holding competitions to encourage energy and water conservation and waste reduction in college residences. These competitions reward on-campus residents for ...

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SOGreen: An environmental undertaking for the School of Government

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

In January of 2008, four Masters of Public Administration students launched the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government's (SOG) initiative towards more sustainable facilities and operations: "SOGreen." The School of ...

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The Role of Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Empire State College (NY)

Colleges and universities are often thought of as the places where young people pursue their educations, graduate and then enter the work force, but they are much more. With populations ...

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Going Beyond Green: Integrating Sustainability into the Marketing Curriculum

  • California State University, Sacramento (CA)
  • Western Washington University (WA)

Teaching sustainable marketing practices requires that curricula advocate a “triple bottom line” approach to personal and marketing decision making, emphasizing requirements for a sustainable lifestyle, company, economy, and society. These ...

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On-Campus Solar Photovoltaic: A Best Practices Guide

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Sunlight is an abundant source of energy that will be around for years to come. While non-renewable fuels, for the time being, are far cheaper, and burn relatively efficiently, their ...

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Policy and Behaviour: Exploring Energy Use by Computers in the Marion McCain Building

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Our research explores the overnight energy consumption of computers in one Dalhousie computer lab, room 2019 in the Marion McCain building. Our research had three objectives. The first was to ...

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Wood Pellets for UBC Boilers Replacing Natural Gas

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

This report studies the feasibility of replacing natural gas with wood pellets for UBC boilers. A gasification system is proposed to be installed in the UBC boiler house to convert ...

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Designing a Social Online Network: Decreasing Fragmentation in the UBC Student Led Sustainability Movement

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The University of British Columbia has recognized sustainability as being a prominent issue over the past decade, and has become a leader in advocating sustainable practices. Although the University has ...

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Towards regenerative development: A methodology for university campuses to become more sustainable, with a focus on the University of South Florida

  • University of South Florida (FL)

The administrations of several universities have developed strategies to reduce the negative environmental effects created by their institutions. Because no single, comprehensive methodology to guide institutions to sustainability exists, these ...

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Environmental Ethics and the Culture of Sustainability at Santa Clara University

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Though Santa Clara University has made a strong commitment to sustainability—one that impacts University spending, building, and planning—little information exists on to what extent and in what forms ...

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Feasibility of Green Building at WPI

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

College campuses, with significant numbers of older facilities, have the opportunity to lead the green building movement while reaping economic, health, environmental, educational, and marketing benefits. This project assessed the ...

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Strategies for Carbon Neutrality

More than 400 colleges and universities have committed to addressing climate change in a meaningful way, including exploring strategies for becoming climate neutral. Since there is no blueprint for achieving ...

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AASHE Digest 2008

  • AASHE (PA)

Includes over 1,350 stories that illustrate the continued expansion of sustainability practices into every sector of campus. Initiatives from nearly 700 institutions are organized into 28 chapters, spanning education ...

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The Impact of Carbon Sequestration at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

Sequestration Project Focus: As part of our requirements for the course RS 599: Methods and Applications in Regenerative Systems, our group was charged with researching carbon sequestration on campus. This ...

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A university's responsibility to campus sustainability: An analysis of the social and fiduciary responsibilities associated with sustainable building

  • Florida State University (FL)

This study deals with a university's responsibility to adopt sustainable practices in both education and building. The study places emphasis on both the social and fiduciary responsibilities that affect ...

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Sustainable Transportation Policy at Cal Poly Pomona: An Alternative Outlook

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

This report documents an initiative to create a sustainable transportation policy that would reduce the amounts of students who travel to campus alone by private vehicle at California Polytechnic University ...

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Carbon Neutral U

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

In the age of global warming, the greening of the American college campus is a largely grassroots effort driven by students, faculty, and in-house staff dedicated to sustainable thinking.

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Interview with Senator Bernie Sanders on Federal Support for Campus Sustainability

  • AASHE (PA)

In late December, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 was signed into law. The Act included language introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) that authorizes $250 million annually ...

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The Green Campus: Meeting the Challenge of Environmental Sustainability

This sustainability anthology explores the meaning of genuine environmental sustainability—in global and local terms—while profiling excellent campus environmental programs. The book offers guidance and inspiration to campus leaders ...

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University Reform in an Era of Global Warming

In order to address global warming and other environmental issues in higher education, there must be a change in the role of the university. Many of the cultural assumptions and ...

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Green Campus Success in 30 Minutes or Less!

Ways to teach your students about every area of sustainability in which they can make a difference on campus. Use email/text message tips as way to get to students ...

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Simulating energy efficiency in laboratory buildings

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Today's laboratory buildings are large consumers of energy. The ventilation requirements of these buildings mandate that large quantities of outside air be brought into the building. The advent of ...

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2008 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

  • AASHE (PA)

Provides information about the roles, salaries, and positions of college and university sustainability officers. The report includes data about when and why sustainability officer positions were formed, primary job duties ...

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Organizing an Effective Campus Energy Program: Lessons from the University at Buffalo

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

The first step a campus should take to become green is to reinforce, reinvigorate, and expand its energy conservation program. Energy consumption produces the most significant environmental impacts associated with ...

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Striving for Climate Neutrality on Campus: 7 Steps to Writing a Climate Action Plan for a Reduced Carbon Footprint

  • Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (MA)

A climate action plan (CAP) is a university-sanctioned strategic infrastructure planning document that provides a roadmap for achieving a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target. It provides the decision-making framework to ...

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Higher Education in a Warming World - The Business Case for Climate Leadership on Campus

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

This richly detailed guide to climate action at colleges and universities focuses on the numbers -- with examples showing how schools cut emissions, saved money and made a difference. It gives ...

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Social Marketing as a Means to Influence Student Behavior Towards Energy Conservation

  • University of Mary Washington (VA)

Social marketing is one of many approaches to changing behavioral patterns. In this paper, the specific behavior is electricity conservation and the social marketing is provided by NORESCO, one of ...

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Best Practices Guide for Purchasing Green Power

  • Energy Action Coalition

Many colleges and universities are searching for ways to improve their sustainability performance. One popular method to demonstrate commitment to the sustainability is green power purchasing. Purchasing green power is ...

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Sustainable SCU: An Analysis of Santa Clara University's Current and Future Energy Usage

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

The goal of this project was to assess the effectiveness of Santa Clara University's Sustainability Program in conserving energy and reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). The study found ...

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Organizational networks as catalysts for strategic sustainable development

  • Blekinge Institute of Technology

In an increasingly connected and interdependent world, the global sustainability challenge needs to be addressed by organizational networks from a whole-systems perspective. This study explores organizations through the lens of ...

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