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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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Alternative Class Scheduling

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona has the ability of reducing their 2010 emissions by 5% of the class set baseline by using a bottom up multi-faceted strategic approach. A combination ...

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Signaling Change: Studying the effect of price signals on disposable hot beverage cup consumption

  • Tufts University (MA)

Every year, American food service businesses give away over 52 billion disposable paper coffee cups. Interestingly enough, the monetary and environmental costs of the production, purchase, and disposal of these ...

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Food and Fuel: Biogas Potential at Broward Dining Hall

  • University of Florida (FL)

Biogas, a sustainable natural gas equivalent, can be produced from food waste using anaerobic digestion. Large amounts of food waste are produced at campus dining halls. The goals of the ...

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Developing a Climate Action Plan for UNH: Analysis, Collaboration and Implementation

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Under its American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment obligation, the University of New Hampshire is developing a climate action plan to address the threat of global climate change by ...

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Benefits of Compact Fluorescent Lights in Residence Life Housing at Arkansas State University: Students Take Action

  • Arkansas State University (AR)

The technology of electricity production has liberated man from darkness (i.e. usage of the candles, and the lanterns), but some repercussions accompany this technology. According to the Department of ...

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Tracking Greenhouse Gas Emissions on College Campuses in the U.S.

  • Harvard University (MA)

This paper discusses the methodology behind reporting an institution (or regional) greenhouse gas inventory; explaining the scope of emissions included in GHG inventories, standards and variations in reporting GHG inventories ...

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An optimal investment tool for "greening the campus"

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Buildings consume about 40% of total global energy production, and their greenhouse gas emissions and solid waste generation constitute a major part of global environmental impacts. Current "greening the built ...

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Earth Day as a Catalyst for Campus Environmental Leadership

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

This paper explores the impact of Earth Day on the development of campus environmental leadership. Personal narratives on the significance of Earth Day are presented in a series of interviews ...

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U.S. higher education and global climate change: An exploration of institutional factors that affect greenhouse gas emissions

  • Tufts University (MA)

In this study, I explored the differences between greenhouse gas emissions of different colleges and universities in the U.S.A. and analyzed some of the factors that might explain ...

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Going Green on Campus: Sustainability in Offices at Santa Clara University

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

A group of students enrolled in Santa Clara University's Applied Sociology course Fall 2007 conducted both a survey and individual interviews with office administrators to collect data on what ...

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A Commitment to Climate Neutrality at the University of Massachusetts Amherst: Environmental urgency and financial prudence

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

In the past year, the ambitious goal of climate neutrality has exploded out of the higher education sustainability movement, with over 450 schools, including the entire University of Massachusetts system ...

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Conserving Energy in Existing Buildings: A Case Study of Purdue University's Residence Halls

  • Purdue University (IN)

Residence halls are a good example of potential for energy savings in large buildings with varied and complex usage like hotels, youth hostels, and apartment complexes. In such settings, motivating ...

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Calvin College Carbon Neutrality Project

  • Calvin College (MI)

In Fall 2007, students in two capstone courses at Calvin College were challenged with the question "What would it take to make Calvin College carbon neutral?" Twenty-four Engineering and Biology ...

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From principle to product: Exploring process through the Solar Decathlon

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The premise of this thesis is to examine the process and development of the evolution of words into built form. The abstract principle followed through the design process is the ...

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Sustainability of Western Kentucky University: An examination of environmental policy, performance, and potential for change

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Institutions of higher learning are in a pivotal position to address the environmental problems that global society faces now, but response to this challenge requires transformation in priorities and practices ...

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The Politics and Economics of Parking on Campus

Universities have tried almost every possible way to deal with the shortage of campus parking: lotteries, hunting licenses, first-come-first-served, waiting lists, seniority, and need-based systems. As another way to eliminate ...

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A Guide to Developing a Sustainable Food Purchasing Policy

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Food Alliance (OR)
  • Health Care Without Harm (VA)
  • Institute for Agricultural Trade and Policy (DC)
  • Portland State University (OR)

This guide is intended to help universities, colleges, hospitals, and other institutions - as well as those advocating for food system change - create, promote and implement practical sustainable food purchasing policies ...

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Environmental management accounting within universities: current state and future potential

  • RMIT University

Environmental management accounting (EMA) is attracting increased recognition as a management tool that assists in improving financial and environmental performance through enhanced environmental accountability. Various industries have been included in ...

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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report 1995-2005

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

This report summarizes Cal Poly Pomona’s anthropogenic green house gas emissions for fiscal years 1995-2005. The inventory process is a first step towards quantifying the environmental impact of the ...

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Carbon Neutrality Makes the Grade

Business schools are enlisting students' help in developing their own carbon-neutral schemes, and they may develop leaders of tomorrow's sustainable economies.

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A community-based social marketing campaign to green the offices at Pacific University: Recycling, paper reduction and environmentally preferable purchasing

  • Antioch University (OH)

This study describes a community-based social marketing (CBSM) research project to bring awareness and behavior change around paper reduction, recycling, and purchasing of environmentally preferred products (EPP) at a small ...

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Student Activities Climate Change Resource Guide: How Student Affairs Professionals Can Contribute to Campus Climate Neutrality

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Campus presidents and chancellors across the country are committing their institutions to a climate neutral future. As of this writing, more than 550 campus leaders have signed the American College ...

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Evergreen's Comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Inventory

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

This study provides the results of The Evergreen State College's comprehensive greenhouse gas inventory. In light of the latest scientific research on the issue of global warming and in ...

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Prototyping a campus sustainability management system

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

A growing number of cities and universities have created sustainability plans that include specific environmental, social, and economic performance goals. Sustainability metrics or indicators are often used to track progress ...

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Degrees That Matter: Climate Change and the University

  • Tufts University (MA)

Universities and colleges are in a unique position to take a leadership role on global warming. As communities, they can strategize and organize effective action. As laboratories for learning and ...

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A sense of power: an energy analysis of the University of Cincinnati's west campus

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

This study consists of an energy analysis of UC's west campus. The central component of this thesis examines the Aronoff Center, analyzing its design and function in relation to ...

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Creating a Campus Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund: A Guide for Students

  • Macalester College (MN)
  • AASHE (PA)

This publication describes innovative and powerful mechanisms for financing sustainability projects on campus including energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy installations. The guide provides step-by-step guidance for establishing revolving loan ...

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The feasibility of implementing a farm-to-college program at the University of Cincinnati

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

Some of the major issues confronting environmental planners today are affected by the modern system of food production, distribution, and consumption. The major contributing factor to this relationship is movement ...

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AASHE Digest 2007

  • AASHE (PA)

Includes over 800 stories about higher education institutions that are leading the way to a sustainable future. It is organized into 24 chapters spanning education, research, campus operations, administration, and ...

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A Call for Climate Leadership: Progress and Opportunities in Addressing the Defining Challenge of our Time

  • Second Nature (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • ecoAmerica (DC)

Higher Education has a unique role in society. It has been granted tax-free status, the ability to receive public and private funds, and academic freedom, in exchange for educating students ...

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Campus Climate Action and Multilevel Environmental Governance

The growing recognition that the future of the climate regime may also lie in strong local and regional initiatives (Dimitrov, et al., 2004) stems from the belief that our familiar ...

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Environmental sustainability plan for the University of Southern California

  • University of Southern California (CA)

The purpose of this project was to compare the characteristics of environmental sustainability programs at leading institutions with those already in place, while not formalized, at the University of Southern ...

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Design of energy efficient building with radiant slab cooling

  • University of Calgary (AB)

Air-conditioning comprises a substantial fraction of commercial building energy use because of compressor-driven refrigeration and fan-driven air circulation. Core regions of large buildings require year-round cooling due to heat gains ...

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Campus commuting: Barriers to walking and bicycling use in a university town

  • Clemson University (SC)

Amongst the growing calls for environmental sustainability comes the frequently-expressed desire to increase the use of non-motorized modes of transportation for commuting. However, walking and bicycling are only viable commuting ...

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Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education: New Directions for Institutional Research

This volume details sustainability issues in institutional research (IR) and covers: the sustainability challenges we face as institutions, individuals, and the particular need for educational institutions to embrace and address ...

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Transportation Demand Management at the University of Toronto: Context and Financial Feasibility

  • University of Toronto (ON)

This study was conducted as a second year Research Opportunity Program at the University of Toronto from October 2006 to April 2007. The scope of the project encompasses research from ...

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The Campus Sustainability Movement: A strategic perspective

  • Blekinge Institute of Technology

Society is facing a crisis of un-sustainability. The sector of higher education is well poised to support transition to a sustainable society. This thesis assesses the efforts of the Campus ...

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Sustainability in higher education

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

Sustainability—"development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (qtd. in Clugston et al., 1)—is a vitally ...

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UC Davis Alternative Transportation and Parking Investment Study

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The purpose of this study is to examine the potential for the University of California at Davis (UCD) to invest in expanding its alternative transportation programs (ATP) as a means ...

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Social Sustainability of Alternate Transportation Modes at the University of British Columbia

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

A clear understanding of the social factors that influence transportation choice will enable the University of British Columbia to improve the existing portfolio of demand management strategies, including the student ...

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Lighting efficiency feasibility study of three Ohio university buildings

  • Ohio University (OH)

This thesis aims to evaluate the lighting efficiency of three Ohio University campus buildings. The primary research question is: What are the short- versus long-term costs and benefits to Ohio ...

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Will Sustainability Take Root?

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Berea College (KY)
  • University at Buffalo (NY)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Middlebury College (VT)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Do you know sustainability when you see it? The results of an institution’s commitment to environmental, social, and economic health are often subtle. Campus advocates and practitioners who have ...

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AASHE Digest 2006

  • AASHE (PA)

Includes over 600 stories about higher education institutions that are leading the way to a sustainable future. It is organized into 8 chapters covering: 1) institutional change, 2) education and ...

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The Greening of America's Campuses

  • Berea College (KY)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Emory University (GA)

Colleges have long marketed their campus amenities, their rosters of scholars, their selectivity and study-abroad programs. To that list, add one more thing: their green credentials. From Berea College in ...

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The integrative role of the campus environmental audit: experiences at Bishop's University, Canada

  • Bishop's University (QC)

This paper seeks to suggest that the campus environmental audit can become an important tool that synergizes active learning and operations planning and management approaches to promote sustainability on university ...

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Energy Service Companies as a Component of a Comprehensive University Sustainability Strategy

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This paper aims to quantify and critically analyze the best practices of a comprehensive environmental stewardship strategy (ESS), which included a guaranteed energy savings program (GESP) that utilized an energy ...

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Benefits of Campus Transit Pass: Study of Students' Willingness to Pay for Proposed Mandatory Transit Pass Programs

  • Western Washington University (WA)

The problem of estimating the expected net benefits of an unlimited-access campus transit pass, which would also fund an increase in critically needed services, is an example of the problem ...

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Transportation-focused Generic Environmental Impact Statement

  • Cornell University (NY)

Addresses potential transportation impacts of Cornell population growth over next ten years.

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Community partner indicators of engagement: An action research study on campus-community partnership

  • Antioch University (OH)

The central purpose of this research study was to develop common indicators of engagement for civic initiatives between institutions of higher education and their community organization partners. The unique aspect ...

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