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Photovoltaics – a Path to Sustainable Futures

As both population and energy use per capita increase, modern society is approaching physical limits to its continued fossil fuel consumption. The immediate limits are set by the planet’s ...

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Unlimited Access at Tulane and Other Universities

  • Tulane University (LA)

Unlimited Access programs, in which a university gives a lump sum to a transit authority in exchange for mass ridership, have shown to be highly beneficial at other universities and ...

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Institutional assessment tools for sustainability in higher education: strengths, weaknesses, and implications for practice and theory

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This paper analyzes recent efforts to measure sustainability in higher education across institutions. The benefits of cross-institutional assessments include: identifying and benchmarking leaders and best practices; communicating common goals, experiences ...

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Campuses get a 'Sustainable' Look

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Rocky Mountain Institute (CO)
  • Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (DC)

Universities are often some of the bigger developers in communities, with construction of a new alumni center, dormitory, or research space always looming. But on many campuses nationwide, core groups ...

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Assessment and Policy Development in Sustainability in Higher Education with AISHE

  • European Foundation for Quality Management

The European Foundation for Quality Management had developed a model for quality management, named EFQM after this organisation. As a basis, they used the Deming Quality Circle. To the parts ...

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Higher Education: Good for the Planet?

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

It is clear that humans face an urgent challenge to learn how to live in a manner that does not endanger the Earth. Even as universities teach students that the ...

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Issues regarding sustainable agriculture as perceived by upper level undergraduate students involved in a student managed farm at Iowa State University

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of agriculture students regarding sustainable agriculture practices, issues related to sustainable agriculture and learning/teaching processes. These students were enrolled ...

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University Transportation Survey: Transportation in University Communities

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Universities and transit agencies across the United States have been finding innovative new ways of providing and financing mobility services on and around university campuses. Many transit agencies are providing ...

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Teaching Sustainability at Universities: Towards curriculum greening

It is now beyond any doubt that higher education institutions around the world are beginning to recognize that they have a unique responsibility towards the goal of sustainability. Universities are ...

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Green Parking Lots at UConn's New Football Stadium

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The “green” parking lots at UConn’s Rentschler Field are just the latest and most visible example in Connecticut of developers and municipalities adopting a more environmentally sound approach for ...

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U.S. Progress Toward Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (DC)

Sustainable development remains barely recognized as a significant social, economic or environmental challenge for the United States. The President's Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) 4 was disbanded in May ...

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UVM Bus Fleet Emission Analysis

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The objective of this study is to provide an estimate of the tailpipe emissions of the University of Vermont’s campus bus fleet and alternatives to the fleet. Mobile source ...

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The Mueller Report: Moving Beyond Sustainability Indicators to Sustainability Action at Penn State

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The assignment that we gave ourselves was: Cut the ecological impact of Mueller Building in half while creating healthier working conditions for all building occupants. The analysis on the following ...

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Sustainability in United States higher education: Organizational factors influencing campus environmental performance and leadership

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Despite activists' calls for higher education to lead society on a sustainable path, there is little systematic guidance available for campus sustainability advocates and scholars. To address this research deficiency ...

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A Campus Environmental Audit at University of Wisconsin-River Falls

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

In the fall of 1999, a campus environmental audit was conducted at the University of Wisconsin River-Falls (UW-RF), a coeducational, public university with an enrollment of approximately 5,800 students ...

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The Greenest Campuses: an Idiosyncratic Guide

About 1,100 American colleges and universities run at least a token environmental-studies program, and many hundreds of those programs offer well-designed and useful courses. But only a drastically smaller ...

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Assessing the ecological impact of a university: The ecological footprint for the University of Redlands

  • University of Redlands (CA)

Since the environmental movement began, teachers, researchers, and activists on college and university campuses have made great strides toward making campuses “greener” places. As effective as these efforts have been ...

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Integration of the concepts of sustainability into teaching at post-secondary institutions

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)
  • University of Mississippi (MS)

The purpose of this study was to examine the incorporation of the concepts of sustainability into teaching at two post-secondary public education residential institutions, Northern Arizona University (NAU) and the ...

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Green Destiny: Universities Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Even as universities teach their students that the vital signs of the Earth are in decline, graduates leave college to begin lives that generally contribute to, rather than mitigate, a ...

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Transportation on College and University Campuses: A Synthesis of Transit Practice

  • Transportation Research Board (DC)

Many college communities, both in traditional "college towns" and in large urban areas, have implemented or are studying policies to manage parking, provide transit, and shift mode choice. Some have ...

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Dynamic Ridesharing: Background and Options for UBC

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Dynamic ridesharing, also called real-time ridesharing or single-trip ridesharing, differs from regular carpooling and vanpooling in that ridesharing is arranged for one-time trips rather than for trips made on a ...

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Sustainable transportation and land use planning at Simon Fraser University: A case study of the Burnaby Mountain Campus

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

This study examines the feasibility of developing a Sustainable Transportation Plan that aims to reduce single-occupant vehicle (SOV) trips to and from Simon Fraser University's (SFU) Burnaby Mountain Campus ...

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Institutional ecological footprint analysis - A case study of the University of Newcastle, Australia

  • The University of Newcastle (NSW)

With documented declines in the biophysical state of the planet, there is a need to develop indicators of sustainability. Ecological footprint analysis (EFA) can be considered an indicator of sustainability ...

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The Alma Mater Society Bicycle Co-operative

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The AMS Bicycle society consists of almost 500 members of the University of British Columbia’s undergraduate and graduate student population as well as the university’s staff, faculty, and ...

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UBC Carpool Strategy Recommended Incentive/Discount Program

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The TREK Program Centre is UBC’s Transportation Planning Department. Committed to increasing transportation choices in addition to reducing SOV traffic to and from the UBC community by 20%, the ...

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An Analysis of the Correlation Between the Attitude, Behavior, and Knowledge Components of Environmental Literacy in Undergraduate Unversity Students

  • University of Florida (FL)

The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationships between the major components of environmental literacy—attitudes, behaviors and knowledge—in undergraduate university students; and to examine differences in ...

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Campuses Move Toward Sustainability

  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (DC)

Themed issue of "Priorities," Spring 2000, No. 14.

The theme of this monograph is sustainability, which is defined as development that meets the needs of present generations without compromising the ...

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Civic Responsibility and Higher Education

The essays in this volume center around John Dewey's mandate that American democracy requires civic engagement to realize the potential of its citizens and its communities, and that education ...

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In search of green campuses: An investigation of Canadian universities' environmental initiatives and implications for Dalhousie University

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

In light of current environmental and sustainability problems, environmental responsibility makes eminent sense at universities--institutions responsible involved in research, developing new technologies, and educating future leaders and citizens. In Canada ...

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Sustainability and University Life

Prepared in cooperation with the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF), this book presents a number of case studies and experiences which illustrate how higher education institutions ...

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Can CU Grow Without Adding Cars?

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The answer may well be yes, based upon the experience at other major research institutions around the country. Stanford University has grown by 2 million square feet of new building ...

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Students Conduct Environmental Audits for Credit and Public Service

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

In 1995, undergraduate students at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) initiated an audit of campus practices and policies, an exemplary effort that developed into an internship-style ...

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Sustainability Assessment at Institutions of Higher Education

  • Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (DC)

With support from the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation, ULSF has developed the Sustainability Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ), a survey instrument designed to assist students, faculty members, staff and administrators in determining ...

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Finding a New Way: Campus Transportation for the 21st Century

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

This resource guide profiles success stories at campuses across the country to illustrate specific examples of what Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs can do. The guide also addresses possible pitfalls ...

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Critical Dimensions of Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (DC)

This chapter explores the evolution of the concern for sustainability in higher education. It describes the origin of the Talloires Declaration as a guiding set of commitments for colleges and ...

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UBC TREK Program Evaluation: Costs, Benefits and Equity Impacts of a University of TDM Program

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The University of British Columbia is implementing TREK, a transportation demand management (TDM) program to encourage more efficient travel to the university campus. The program’s objectives are to reduce ...

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Unlimited Access

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

"Unlimited Access" is the name that several universities have given to programs where their student identification cards serve as transit passes. University transit pass programs increase mobility and reduce vehicle ...

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Development of a Bike Path Management System for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Bicycle transportation is an integral part of most college and university campuses. Bike network paths thus represent a sizable investment of operational funds for these institutions. The efficiency of bike ...

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Greening the Ivory Tower: Improving the Environmental Track Record of Universities, Colleges, and Other Institutions

  • Tufts University (MA)

Universities can teach and demonstrate environmental principles and stewardship by taking action to understand and reduce the environmental impacts of their own activities. Greening the Ivory Tower, a motivational and ...

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Green Investment, Green Return

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

Colleges and universities across America are sending a powerful message that what's good for the environment is also good for the bottom-line. Green Investment, Green Return: How Practical Conservation ...

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Green Campuses: Cutting the Environmental Cost of Commuting

This paper outlines the impacts of transport on the environment and stresses how, for higher education institutions (referred to as ‘universities’ here), these are dominated by commuting by private car ...

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Evaluation of an Innovative Transit Pass Program: TheUPASS

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

This report evaluates the UPASS transit pass program at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). UPASS is an innovative transit program developed by the University and the Milwaukee County Transit System ...

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Ecodemia: Campus Environmental Stewardship at the Turn of the 21st Century

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

At campuses around the country, staff, administrators, faculty, and students are redesigning the basic principles on which their institutions operate from day to day. The winners in this transformation are ...

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U-Pass: A Model Transportation Management Program that Works

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

On September 30, 1991, the University of Washington, in cooperation with the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, implemented U-PASS, one of the most comprehensive transportation demand management programs in the United ...

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Ecological Literacy: Education and the Transition to a Postmodern World

The most important discoveries of the 20th century exist not in the realm of science, medicine, or technology, but rather in the dawning awareness of the earth's limits and ...

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2.2 MW kW Groundmount Array

  • Cedarville University (OH)

The 2,154 kilowatt solar array was built on the southwest edge of the campus by Cincinnati-based Melink Corporation, which was responsible for the development, engineering, construction, and operation of ...

  • Posted Jan. 14, 2016
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240 kW Solar Arrays: Downs-Jones Library, Allen-Frazier Hall and Beard-Burrowes Hall

  • Huston-Tillotson University (TX)

Huston-Tillotson University recently installed about 240 kilowatts of solar on campus. The solar energy systems are on three buildings – the Downs-Jones Library and the Allen-Frazier and Beard-Burrowes residence halls.

  • Posted Jan. 4, 2016
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64 kW Rooftop Array: Intramural Activities Building

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Installed in 2011, this solar array is the largest on campus (as of 2015) covering one fifth of the Intramural Activities Building. The array generates around 60,000 kilowatt hours ...

  • Posted Dec. 2, 2015
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35 kW Rooftop Array: Mercer Court

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

A renewable energy project began at UW in 2012 and after two years of work, a solar array was installed on the rooftop of Mercer Court A in 2014. The ...

  • Posted Dec. 2, 2015
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10 kW Rooftop Demonstration Site: UW Power Plant

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

There are three different technologies in this demonstration site that feed PV-generated electricity into the UW electrical system. The UW smart grid project monitors how much power is generated every ...

  • Posted Dec. 2, 2015
  • Green Power Projects
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