Search Results

84 resources

Happiness: A Vital Part of Sustainability

  • University of Michigan (MI)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that, “We need a new economic paradigm that recognizes the parity between the three pillars of sustainable development. Social, economic and environmental well-being are ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Enhancing Social Sustainability on Campus: Starting a Happiness Initiative in Your Community

  • University of Michigan (MI)

In 2011, a nonprofit called The Happiness Initiative (Seattle, WA), launched a survey measuring well-being of residents of Seattle. To their surprise, they found that the college-aged responders were the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

A Rooted University: Growing Resiliency, Community, and Engaged Food Citizens

  • University of Michigan (MI)

With the impending energy descent and accelerating impacts of climate change, the need to foster resiliency and adaptation in the realm of higher education is increasingly pertinent. Universities provide a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Environmental Sustainability in Information Technology: It's a Culture Thing

  • University of Michigan (MI)

We have found that IT professionals and users of technology have not traditionally considered the impact of their computing choices on the environment. Yet, nearly every computing choice has an ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Engaging Fellow Students in the Less Glamorous Components of Campus Sustainability Work: University of Michigan Campus Farm Implementation Case Study

  • University of Michigan (MI)

When students at the University of Michigan are asked if they would like to help start a campus farm that will grow sustainable food for the University, they oftentimes get ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainability Leadership Programs: An Assessment of Paradigms and Methods

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Academic programs purporting to create "sustainability leaders" are emerging at institutions of higher education across the U.S. and world. Designed to capitalize on student interest and professional development needs ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

The Campus Sustainability Cultural Indicators Project: Focus Groups Results

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The University of Michigan is undertaking an ambitious project to identify, track and improve cultural indicators of sustainability on campus. The goal is to assess and find leverage points to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Achieving Sustainability Through Happiness

  • University of Michigan (MI)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that, "We need a new economic paradigm that recognizes the parity between the three pillars of sustainable development. Social, economic and environmental well-being are ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Mind the gap- what we have to learn from students (who study abroad)

  • Augsburg University (MN)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Yale University (CT)

Study abroad is often recalled as one of the most pivotal and transformative experiences in a college student's life. Aside from Freshman orientation, a student traveling abroad is perhaps ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

A New Collaborative Model for Student Leadership in Sustainability

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Students play a major role in the campus sustainability movement, often having a more powerful voice than the faculty or staff. It is therefore crucial to ensure that students are ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Fundraising for Sustainability - how to raise money (or get someone to do it for you)

  • University of Michigan (MI)

In tough economic times, funding can be scarce or unavailable all together. Sustainability officers have traditionally sought funding in the form of special allocations, student green fees, grants, revolving loan ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Developing Sustainability Leaders: Applying a Transformative Leadership Framework at the University of Michigan

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Leading institutions of higher education are increasingly utilizing the campus as a laboratory not only for implementing "green projects" but also for developing the skill set in students to lead ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Applying Integrated Assessment to Establish Campus Sustainability Priorities at the University of Michigan

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Some research is conducted solely to gain knowledge or understanding, while other research is conducted with a specific use in mind. Integrated Assessment begins with a structured dialog among scientists ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Greening for a Grade: Leveraging Action-Based Learning for Sustainability Progress

  • University of Central Florida (FL)
  • University of Michigan (MI)

This panel will include perspectives from diverse institutions and presenters on how action-based course projects can catalyze and leverage campus sustainability initiatives. The presenters will provide practical guidance on course ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

The Six Competencies of Integrated Sustainability Planning

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Society for College and University Planning (MI)

Building an integrated planning process is critical to the success of sustainability efforts on any campus. However, it's much easier said than done. In order to bring planning efforts ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Promoting sustainable behavior with motion sensing power strips and desk lamps

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The paper presents the outcomes of a pilot program at the University of Michigan intended to influence people's attitudes and behaviors relating to energy consumption, through the adoption of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

The Student Sustainability Initiative: Linking Students and the Administration

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The University of Michigan has recently expanded its commitment to sustainability, establishing an Office of Campus Sustainability in 2009 and launching a campus-wide assessment to understand current sustainability practices and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Center for Sustainable Systems

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Center for Sustainable Systems advances concepts of sustainability through interdisciplinary research and education. CSS collaborates with diverse stakeholders to develop and apply life cycle based models and sustainability metrics for ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Research Centers & Institutes
  • View more

Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The Erb Institute is committed to creating a socially and environmentally sustainable society through the power of business. Building on nearly two decades of research, teaching, and direct engagement, the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Research Centers & Institutes
  • View more

Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The vision of the Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion (CSTEC) is to design and to synthesize new materials for high efficiency photovoltaic (PV) and thermoelectric (TE) devices, predicated ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Research Centers & Institutes
  • View more

Engineering Sustainable Systems (MS & MSE)

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Launched in the fall of 2007, the dual degree confers a master of science (MS) degree from the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) and a master of science ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise (MBA/MS)

  • University of Michigan (MI)

With a dual degree from the Erb Institute, students will be in a position to promote sustainability using top-notch management skills mixed with a clear understanding of the world’s ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MBA & MS in Natural Resources & Environment

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The dual degree program confers the Master of Science (M.S.) degree from the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Master of Urban Planning

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This concentration prepares planners to work toward the long-term environmental and social sustainability of land use. The concentration focuses on training students to better inform private and public decision making ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

MSE in Environmental Engineering

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This program requires at least 18 hours of graduate courses in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program. Specific course requirements are given in the departmental Guidelines for this MSE ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Environment Minor

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The minor is designed to provide the information and analytic skills necessary to understanding the environment across a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Students will also be required to complete either ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

Minor in Sustainability

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The objectives of the sustainability minor are to: educate students from across campus on interdisciplinary approaches of historic and emergent sustainability problems; engage students in team projects examining real-world problems ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
  • View more

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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
  • Publications
  • View more

Higher Education Green Building Sector Analysis

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This sector analysis describes the growing focus on green building in higher education. It then explores key drivers of the increased attention to green buildings and examines the remaining obstacles ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
  • Publications
  • View more

The Human Dimension of Energy Conservation and Sustainability

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The purpose of this paper is to determine the behaviors, attitudes, and levels of understanding among faculty, staff, and students in efforts to design programs aimed at reducing energy use ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
  • Publications
  • View more

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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
  • Publications
  • View more

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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
  • Publications
  • View more

34 kW Rooftop Array: Dana Building

  • University of Michigan (MI)

U-M has implemented a series of alternative energy programs at its Ann Arbor campus, including an array of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Dana Building which houses the ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
  • Green Power Projects
  • View more

Planet Blue: Saving Energy, Saving Money and Saving the Planet at the University of Michigan

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The Planet Blue program was developed as part of the University of Michigan's 6-point Environmental and Energy Initiative to help reduce energy consumption on the Ann Arbor campus in ...

  • Posted June 28, 2010
  • Case Studies
  • View more