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Making a Sustainable Community Among College Theatres

  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ)

Theatre is a creative place to share ideas with others. Theatres have done well with doing more with less, but there is a need for more sustainable practices. People have ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Prophetic Nomadism: An Art School Sustainability-Oriented Educational Aim?

This discursive article proposes that the learning and teaching regimes provided within art school are uniquely placed within higher education to foster nomads. It suggests, however, that nomadism is not ...

  • Posted Oct. 25, 2016
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Classroom as Cinema: Using Film to Teach Sustainability

  • Furman University (SC)
  • Western New England University (MA)

While the advent of movies in the classroom does not quite date to the invention of the motion-picture camera itself in 1889, given its near-universal power to draw students' attention ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Eco-friendly Lighting at the Smith College Museum of Art

  • Smith College (MA)

Beginning in 2014, after several years of study and preparation, the Smith College Museum of Art replaced all of the incandescent lights in galleries, classrooms, and other displays with energy-efficient ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Art meets sustainability in new mural at Sheridan College

  • Sheridan College (Ontario) (ON)

On April 27, 2016 Sheridan College unveiled ‘Woven Stories’, a colourful, two-storey public art mural, on the western façade of the Rob Turner Building at its Davis Campus in Brampton ...


Student Sustainability Sculptures Contest

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

Beginning in 2011, Johnson County Community College art faculty member Mark Cowardin assigned his Sculpture II students a project requiring the design, proposal, planning, and installation of a public art ...


IT’S YOUR NATURE: The Art of Sustainability

  • University of Dayton (OH)

IT'S YOUR NATURE: The Art of Sustainability was a year-long initiative using the arts to connect our campus with new ways of thinking about the environment and sustainability. Utilizing ...


BA in Art and Environment

  • Unity College (ME)

The B.A. in Art and Environment at Unity College enables students to study studio art within the context of environmental education. Through an environmental art apprenticeship program, students have ...

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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Environmental Arts and Humanities Major

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

An interdisciplinary major that explores humanity’s evolving relation to the environment with the benefit of diverse perspectives offered by history, literature, art, philosophy, and religion.

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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Brave New Workshop Presents an AASHE 2015 Keynote Address

  • AASHE (PA)

Margi Simmons and Elena Imaretska with Brave New Workshop, shared tips and tactics to help arm the higher education community to better advance sustainability efforts.

Brave New Workshop, based in ...

  • Posted March 3, 2016
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Marketing-Minded Videos to Improve Waste Diversion and Sustainability

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The 'Video as Marketing for Waste Diversion' (VaMWD) project at UC Berkeley leverages marketing techniques known and familiar in corporate film-making and brand awareness to approach waste diversion as a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Communicating & Visualizing Sustainability: The Effects of Biomimic Marketing For Water Refill Stations on Campus, A Case Study

  • Maryville College (TN)

As the field of sustainability grows, it becomes ever important to consider how sustainability is communicated, designed and visualized to aid in successful engagement, perceptions and implementation of sustainability-based programs ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Art as Vital Agent in the Spiral of Sustainable Change

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

What is the role of art in the process of sustainable transformation and education? Recognizing that environmental issues, historically, have shaped the arts, we examine how the arts have shaped ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Coming to a Screen Near You: Creating Original Videos to Engage your Audience

  • University of Michigan (MI)

(LED) lights, (solar-powered) camera, (sustainability) action! Film is a powerful medium for communicating your message, and in today's media landscape, no campaign is complete without it. In this session ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transforming Sustainability Education through Public Art

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Public art can powerfully transform sustainability education, though it is typically excluded from comprehensive discussions that include science, technology, or economics. Public art projects are an excellent way for students ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Stories of Ivy Road: Roles for Public Art in Sustainability Planning & Community Engagement

  • University of Virginia (VA)

As student enrollment increases and campuses expand, it is crucial to plan in a truly sustainable way within local communities. This case study examines a recent public art project that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Collaborative Teaching Approach: Mindful Writing and Drawing to Understand Culture & Place Based Identity

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

This interactive session focuses on best practices in collaborative teaching and learning, specifically directed at the melding of writing and drawing as processes of discovery in culture and place- based ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Mapstories

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Mapstories, 2011, is a large, interactive, multimedia artist's book with moveable, layers of map and photo images under plastic film, mounted on a fabric-covered plywood base. Viewers/participants explore ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Co-creating sustainable futures: American and Middle Eastern visual design students explore behavior change

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Global sustainability requires global collaboration. Understanding how local and distant communities deal with various issues and complexities of sustainability and cooperating internationally to share effective ideas are paramount to our ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Embedding undergraduate-led ecology experiments into temporary public art to transition vacant urban spaces

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • Public Art Saint Paul (MN)

Over 50% of the global population currently lives in urban areas, and 3.2 billion more urban residents are predicted by 2050. Urbanized areas already produce most human-associated carbon emissions ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability, the Musical: A Case-based Exchange of Ideas for Integrating the Arts, Popular Culture, and Creative Expression into Environmental Pedagogy, Research, and Service on Campus.

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The goal of this session is for all participants to exchange ideas about integrating the arts into campus sustainability initiatives. In other words, it is a GIFTS session (Great Ideas ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Monday Keynote: From Fear to Discovery: Harnessing the Power of Your Mindset to Fuel Transformation, Mid-Keynote Workshop

The Minneapolis-based Brave New Workshop has been performing original satirical sketch comedy and improvisation since 1958, longer than any other theatre in the United States. In this laughter-filled, interactive keynote ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Greening Your Theater Program with the Broadway Green Alliance

  • Broadway Green Alliance (NY)

Our session will focus on the sustainable design and operation practices that can be incorporated into college arts and theater programs to show that these two subjects can be merged ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Officers: The Dream, The Sometimes Harsh Reality, The Reasons You Want Us on Your Leadership Team (Video Shoot!)

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Vanishing budgets, departmental silos, outdated policies, lack of training, lack of access to decision-makers, skewed perceptions of what our jobs entail sustainability officers face serious challenges in the highly dynamic ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Northern Roots: Growing Food in the Western Lake Superior Region: A Participatory, Public Ethnography in Film Form

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Planting and cultivation instructions: 1) Combined engaged students, hard-working farmers, a supportive university, dedicated nonprofit leaders and the fertile potential of participatory media. 2) Seed the ground with community coordination ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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MinuteEarth: Sustainability Science Education through Online Videos

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

We propose to discuss the diversity of approaches to sustainability science education. As one example, we will share some of our MinuteEarth videos (https://www.youtube.com/minuteearth) with the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Toy Totem

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Toy Totem is constructed small plastic toys of the McDonald's Happy Meal variety. The toys are cheap and cute or fun. However, their use is limited and often discarded ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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New Documentary Film 'The Power of One Voice- A 50 Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson' (52 min) + Q/A

  • Blue Lens, LLC (PA)

Rachel Carson remains a heroic role model for living in harmony with nature. This new documentary film offers perspectives on the impact of her message and her life from her ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Balanced Rock Sculptures

  • Canukshuk Artworks (MN)

On site designed balanced stone/rock sculpture - constructed on site to fit the space uniquely for design and creative perspective. Material would be inclusive of native Minnesotan components - rocks/stones ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Connecting Students and Community to Sustainability with Short Videos

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

In this session we will explore how to incorporate students and alumni in the teaching and learning process in sustainability studies through the use of short videos. We will discuss ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Look Here exhibition - at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MN)

This exhibition spotlights seven Minnesota artists and designers working to change people's perception and understanding of our impact on the natural world. A focal point of this show is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Closed-Loop 3D Printing

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL)

For my AASHE art installation I will screen an instructional video which describes the process of creating a sculpture using recycled 3D printing filament. The film will demonstrate preparing, shredding ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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New Play Development Utilizing Digital Paper

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

In professional MFA Playwriting programs across the country, tens of thousands of pages of paper are printed and discarded each week. Developing writers need to hear their scripts read aloud ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability and Theater at St. Olaf College

  • St. Olaf College (MN)

Five senior Environmental Studies students asked: what is the environmental impact of theater at St. Olaf College? Inspired by experiences in theater and by an alumna's work on energy ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Art and Sustainability: Creative Problem Solving, Visual Communication, Active Learning and Sustainability Awareness

  • State University of New York at Geneseo (NY)

I am a practicing artist and a former tenured faculty member that recently switched paths to the administrative side of the college, to more directly address sustainability on our campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Hive Project: Three Short Plays with Music

  • The Hive Project (MN)

The Hive Project is a triptych of short plays with music exploring the relationship between humans and bees. Inspired by the techniques Bertolt Brecht developed in the Lehrstuck (or 'learning ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Art & Design Students Collaborate with University and Community to Mitigate Birdstrikes on Campus Buildings

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Summary: We present an innovative, grant-funded partnership between the university department of Art & Design, department of Writing Studies, Office of Sustainability, UMD Facilities Management, local wildlife rehabilitators, and local ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Ark of the Anthropocene a model for preservation and survival in a changing climate

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Sean Connaughty has been making biosphere floats, they are self sustaining ecosystems that float in water. they range from seven feet in diameter to a few inches. The largest of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Film and Discussion Series: 8 Years of Films & Exchange

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

From the beginning the UNCG Sustainability Film and Discussion Series was not just about the films, but about encouraging discussion that included the campus and the surrounding community about issues ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Channel Sustainability: Applying & Sharing though Video Projects

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

How better to teach students about an interdisciplinary topic such as sustainability than by using an interdisciplinary approach to assignments? Integrating video projects and assignments in courses as well as ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using a contemporary art gallery to communicate sustainability

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)

There is the potential for universities to be beacons of good practice in sustainability through the ‘greening’ of estates, operations and curricula. However, greening is often invisible, resulting in missed ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Saving Lives: Using Art Curriculum To Reduce Bird Collisions On Campus and in Philadelphia

  • Temple University (PA)

This session will provide a case study of how graphic design faculty used an experiential learning project to engage art students on sustainability while also aiding the university in addressing ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Dust the Camera Off

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Georgia (GA)

Video provides a great medium for the presentation of policies, initiatives, and opportunities. The range of cinematic styles can be explored and used to communicate seemingly mundane messaging in a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How do the arts and culture fit in the undergraduate sustainability curricula?

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)
  • University of Puget Sound (WA)

How do the arts and culture fit in to sustainability curricula? This briefing will inform participants about efforts to highlight and increase the role of arts and culture in Xavier ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Community Engagement Through the Arts

  • Transylvania University (KY)

This presentation will focus on “Community Engagement Through the Arts” (CETA), a course we teach at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY with the stated goal of creating and maintaining sustainable ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Systems in Perspective: Our Collective Ecoliteracy of Home

  • Portland State University (OR)

For this temporary community we create at the 2014 AASHE Annual Conference, this installation provides an opportunity for us to fold together our ecological literacy, social sustainability, and collective creativity ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using Bluegrass Music to Power Careers in Sustainable Energy

  • Portland State University (OR)

This presentation will analyze the problems of human capital flight and ecological decline in the coal fields of Appalachia. An affective strategy for engaging these economic and ecological problems using ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Collaborative Vision Tree for the AASHE Community

  • Portland State University (OR)

During the most recent call of the AASHE Advisory Council, incoming Executive Director Stephanie Herrera posed a question: Are there untapped methods for understanding the AASHE community’s vision? So ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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COAL: Storytelling, Music, and Community for Climate Stability

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

COAL is a national arts and culture project that combines mythical storytelling and music to engage communities for climate stability and explore the most challenging paradox of our times: the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Natural Dye Campus Garden: Art and Permaculture

  • University of North Texas (TX)

Funded by the environmental services fee, the University of North Texas Natural Dye Garden is a student initiated project in the College of Visual Arts and Design. Inspired by a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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