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A comparative study of the efficacy of intervention strategies on student electricity use in campus residence halls

  • Radford University (VA)

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine whether, and how, electricity consumption by students in university residence halls were impacted through three intervention strategies.

Design/methodology/approach: The ...


NC State University Creates Make-a-thon To Inspire Sustainability Ideas

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Imagine. It's a Saturday night and dozens of students are packed in your school's library. They're crowded around 3D printers, circuit boards and laptops translating 3D AutoCAD ...


EcoChallenge 2017 Winner Dinner

  • Berea College (KY)

Each year, Berea College hosts the EcoChallenge, a competition among residence halls on campus to increase the amount of recycling produced by each student. In 2017, the factor of participation ...

  • Posted April 28, 2017
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Beauty in the World We Find: Earth Week at Wake Forest University

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Students, faculty, staff, and community members came together to celebrate our urban forests, waterways, and the landscapes that surround us during Earth Week at Wake Forest. Inspired by Terry Tempest ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Ohio State's "Seeds of Service" brought out hundreds to clean, plant and celebrate

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

As part of Ohio State University's sustainability awareness week, called "Time For Change Week 2017," students attending the "Seeds of Service" event celebrated a beautiful spring day by cleaning ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Demystifying Residence Life: Guidance on Partnering from Sustainability Professionals within Housing

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

Residence Life is often an isolated unit on campus, with a very unique culture and lots of policies. It can be difficult for sustainability professionals to partner with these units ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Eco Move Out and Eco Move In

  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • Posted Sept. 26, 2016
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University at Albany Harvest Festival

  • University at Albany (NY)

This photo depicts students from the Office of Sustainability tabling at the Office of Residential Life's annual Harvest Festival, which celebrates local food and healthy eating.

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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University at Albany Trashion Fashion show

  • University at Albany (NY)

This is a picture of our Trashion Fashion award winners. Trashion Fashion is the annual centerpiece event of Recyclemania. The Office of Sustainability partners with the Office of Residential Life ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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UT Farm Stand

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

UT Farm Stand is a student-led project that provides local and organic fresh foods to the University of Texas at Austin students, faculty, and staff. Our mission is focused on ...

  • Posted June 16, 2016
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Students and Sustainability: Mechanism for making Green Leaders

  • Ball State University (IN)

Introduction: Lead primarily by student initiative, a sustainability program has evolved into a new program whose mechanics are meant to make action, foster sustainable leaders, and educate a sustainable culture ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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UCLA is the Largest Public University in the U.S. to achieve Fair Trade Status

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • Fair Trade Colleges & Universities (CA)

University of California, Los Angeles, part of a national initiative by Fair Trade Campaigns to engage college/university students in issues of global poverty, officially received designation as a Fair ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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The Shawneetown Gardens: a Sustainable Campus Community Garden Cultivated through Creation of Place

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

Rooted in the revitalization of a community garden on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky, this project impacts a culturally diverse, multigenerational community through a multi-disciplinary effort led ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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The Cinnamon Roll Challenge: Promoting Reductions in Energy Consumption Through Energy Dashboards and Behavioral Influence

  • Rice University (TX)

With an understanding of buildings as major sources of energy waste, our team set out to reduce student consumption in dorm rooms, the area that we have the most control ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Improving the High-Rise Life

  • Rice University (TX)

Our paper analyzed various "green" methods for a hypothetical future dorm on Rice University's campus in Houston, Texas. The cumulation of a semester's work, this project delved into ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Implementing Single Stream Recycling at Bryant University

  • Bryant University (RI)

The problem is that students don’t understand what single stream recycling is, and as freshman students enter Bryant University they are taught to throw both their trash and recycling ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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RIT FoodShare

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

RIT FoodShare is an initiative on the RIT campus that has been established to address food insecurity and food waste. It is both a campus food pantry and a facebook ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Plant-Powered Dining @ Cornell University

  • Cornell University (NY)

Student Sustainability coordinators sought to do something in line with these initiatives at Cornell. Many universities have adopted versions of a “Meatless Monday” program, or have an all-vegetarian dining hall ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Ohio University Move-Out Sustainability Project

  • Ohio University (OH)

Each year during student Move Out week, Ohio University's Department of Recycling and Zero Waste partners with the City of Athens, Athens Hocking Recycling Center, local businesses, community non-profit ...


University of La Verne Sustainability Challenge 2016

  • University of La Verne (CA)

University of La Verne organized a Sustainability Challenge with the theme of electricity conservation in Spring of 2016 to promote sustainability for the campus community at large.


SLU Energy Madness

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

SLU Energy Madness was a multi-month event involving all residence halls on SLU’s campus. While all residence halls were included, in order to participate each residence hall needed at ...


Stash It, Don’t Trash It Move-Out Reuse Initiative

  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)

As the semester nears its end, students from all over campus pitch their unwanted items to the curb. These items range from unopened soup cans to couches and mini fridges ...


Greeks Go Green: Promoting Student Sustainability via Social Media

  • University of Puget Sound (WA)

Greeks Go Green is an annual Instagram competition between our Greek houses where they post pictures of themselves performing sustainable actions throughout campus. The sustainable actions can be anything from ...


Grizz's Garage: Dorm Item Resale

  • University of Puget Sound (WA)

During Spring Move-Out, students donate their unwanted but still usable dorm items, such as shower caddies, rugs, and hangers, and then the items are re-sold to first-year students during Fall ...


UMass New2U Reuse Collection and Tag Sale

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

New2U is a student-led program that is in its 3rd year of operation. New2U collects unwanted items from across campus each spring during move-out and resells these collected item each ...


UC San Diego Earth Day: Annual Sustainability Fair & Tree Planting

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

UC San Diego celebrated Earth Day with student organizations, campus departments and vendors at their annual sustainability fair. Tablers included: AQUAholics, ASEJA, CALPIRG, Dr. Bronner, EcoGrounds, EcoNauts, EWS, Green Office ...


Voluntary Simplicity and Consumerism Discussion Activity

  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Active, personally relevant learning is at the heart of an effective education. This discussion activity takes participants through a process of exploring sustainability through small group discussion and personal reflection ...

  • Posted April 13, 2016
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North D Compost Pilot

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA)

After conducting a waste audit of the North Apartment Residential Complex in October of 2014, it was found that approximately 27% of the trash stream consisted of food waste and ...

  • Posted April 6, 2016
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Sustainability Blueprint: A Residence Life Perspective on Sustainability Education

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The purpose of this presentation is to highlight practices and programs that residence life departments can introduce on their respective campuses to create a foundation for sustainability education. Utilizing several ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Fostering Sustainability in Residence Life Programming: Creating Sustainable Campus Communities

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The Office of Sustainability at the College of Charleston has worked on Residence Life Programming since 2012 and is now in its third phase of interns. In those years we ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Institutionalizing Sustainability in University Residence Life

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

This presentation will provide a model for how to institutionalize and build resilience for sustainability in residence life at your university by adapting to and utilizing existing structures and positions ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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You've Made Your Bed & You'll Have to Lie In It: Strategies to Embed Sustainability into the Residential College Experience

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Being sustainable is something that must be taught in order to create individuals who possess competencies in order to maintain "healthy ecosystems and environments that provide vital goods and services ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Hiring a Sustainability Professional in Residence Life: How One Campus Made it Happen

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This innovative Residence Life department hired a full-time Sustainability Education Coordinator in 2007. After taking five years to understand the intricacies and possibilities of the position, this department would like ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating a Culture of Sustainable Living in Our Residence Halls

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This poster describes two pilot programs that were implemented during the 2011-2012 academic year. The programs were funded through a university program that provides grants to graduate and undergraduate students ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Improving Residence Hall Waste Disposal

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Waste diversion can be difficult to undergo on college campuses since it not only requires students, faculty, and staff to collectively work towards a zero-waste goal, but also extensive education ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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E-Rep Program: Building a More Sustainable Campus, One Residence Hall at a Time

  • Southern Methodist University (TX)

Are you having trouble educating your students on sustainability? Studies have shown the best way to engage a student is peer to peer education. At Southern Methodist University, we use ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Evaluating Penn's Green Living Certification: Successes and Recommendations for Improvement

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

As Penn's first environmental certification program aimed at rewarding students' personal behaviors, the Green Living Certification program has the potential to affect behavior change and promote a culture of ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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The No Impact Jack Sustainable Living Certificate: A Program Evaluation

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Given the threats of climate change along with limited natural resources, colleges and universities are in a position to role model sustainable practices and provide opportunities for students to learn ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Fostering Sustained Energy Behavior Change And Increasing Energy Literacy In A Student Housing Energy Challenge

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

We designed the Kukui Cup challenge to foster energy conservation and increase energy literacy. Based on a review of the literature, the challenge combined a variety of elements into an ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Thermal Modeling with eQUEST Of Winthrop House: Engineering Sciences 96 Final Report

  • Harvard University (MA)

This abstract applies to all four papers written for Engineering Sciences 96.

In the coming decade, Harvard University will confront a system-wide student housing renovation project. For the past eighty ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Harvard House Renewal Program Energy Monitoring and Control Group

  • Harvard University (MA)

This abstract applies to all four papers written for Engineering Sciences 96.

In the coming decade, Harvard University will confront a system-wide student housing renovation project. For the past eighty ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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House Life: A closer look at the fundamental underpinnings of the House Renewal Project (Engineering Sciences 96 Final Report)

  • Harvard University (MA)

This abstract applies to all four papers written for Engineering Sciences 96.

In the coming decade, Harvard University will confront a system-wide student housing renovation project. For the past eighty ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Rethinking Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) in Harvard University's River Houses: Engineering Sciences 96 Final Report

  • Harvard University (MA)

This abstract applies to all four papers written for Engineering Sciences 96.

In the coming decade, Harvard University will confront a system-wide student housing renovation project. For the past eighty ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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