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#Cleanenergyu: Engaging College students through Social Media to help create positive Climate Change

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

In this workshop Dave and Robby will briefly Recap the History of the #cleanenergyu Dialogue as well as discuss its next incarnation happening at the end of October as a ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Developing Short Animations to Foster Awareness and Environmental Connection to Place

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Systems thinking' skills--the understanding of how relationships, interdependencies, and individual group behavior impact community and ecosystem--are important for environmental sustainability. 'Citywide Dashboard,' a conceptual model of a community animated by ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The Roles of Social Media in Promoting Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Duquesne University (PA)
  • Michigan State University (MI)

University sustainability leaders can strategically employ social media tools to encourage the adoption of sustainability behaviors among students, faculty members, and staff. Their effectiveness and reach, however, are constrained by ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2016
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EMC 2016 summer ANR team created several short focused videos about recycling and composting intiatives

  • Champlain College (VT)

The Emergent Media Center (EMC) is a Center of Excellence at Champlain College. We hire students to work on projects, the students work with the clients, work under deadlines utilizing ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Framing Sustainability for the Free, Frugal, and Fit & Fabulous

  • Utah State University (UT)

Selling Utah State University students on a new ‘Blue Goes Green’ fee to fund sustainability projects on campus has involved connecting sustainability with the students’ desires for freedom, saving money ...

  • Posted Aug. 23, 2016
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Environmental Communication Concentration (BA in Communication)

  • The University of New Mexico (NM)

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Communication program may choose to concentrate in Environmental Communication, which focuses on communication as it relates to human perceptions of, and actions toward ...

  • Posted Aug. 8, 2016
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Communicating Sustainability Online: An Examination of Corporate, Nonprofit, and University Websites

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Sustainability, here defined as environmental quality and well-being, has emerged as a core business strategy and a focal area of investigation among communication scholars. This study analyzed sustainability landing pages ...

  • Posted July 28, 2016
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Greening the campus: a theoretical extension of the dialogic communication approach

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Purpose The purpose of this study is to examine the strategic organization-public dialogic communication practices of universities in the USA. The authors used the dialogic model of communication to explore ...

  • Posted July 18, 2016
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Go Green at Oakton

  • Oakton Community College (IL)

Created in house by our Media Services Department, this video was developed as an introduction of sustainable initiatives at Oakton Community College to students and campus visitors. We focused on ...

  • Posted July 1, 2016
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Mohawk College Environmental Management Plan

  • Mohawk College (ON)

In 2011, Mohawk College was the first college in Ontario, Canada to release a comprehensive Environmental Management Plan (EMP) that laid out steps to enhance campus sustainability and set a ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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Hawaii Pacific University Loa Campus: Promoting Energy Efficiency and Conservation in the Office

  • Hawaii Pacific University (HI)

In order to promote sustainability throughout campus and engage in a behavior change process that is both research intensive and action oriented, the Green Office Program of Hawaii Pacific University ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Recycle Your Plastics

  • American Chemistry Council (DC)

RecycleYourPlastics.org is an easy to use resource on plastics recycling for recycling professionals. The site includes resources such as user-friendly tips and tools, best practices, ready access to experts ...


Love Food, Hate Waste: Analyzing Food Waste and Reduction at Rice University

  • Rice University (TX)

It is known that about 30% of food produced worldwide is ultimately wasted (Gunders 2012). Rice University is not immune to this phenomenon, and past research has shown that Rice ...


Environmental Analysis and Communications Group

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)

EAC is a University-based center of research, outreach, training and service focused on the analysis and communication of environmental issues facing communities, governments, businesses and organizations.

  • Posted April 25, 2016
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Facilitation In Action: How to cultivate group consensus that matters - Advanced Level

  • GreenerU (MA)

Do you understand the basics of group facilitation but still feel stuck when it comes to creating group consensus with tricky stakeholders? Are you looking for a space to discuss ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Can You Hear Me Now? Amplifying and Measuring Sustainability Communications

  • Duke University (NC)
  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Princeton University (NJ)

Whether you are marketing an event, campaign, or simply advertising a service your office offers, building communications partnerships and tracking your communications success are essential to growing your audience and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Art of Conversation: Overcome Obstacles by Making Connections

  • Smith College (MA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

As a sustainability professional good relationships are essential. You are responsible for making sure your institution sets and meets ambitious goals; however, you will not be the person who does ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Developing a sustainability brand and visual identity guide for your campus

  • Lehigh University (PA)

In this workshop, participants will learn to develop and apply an unique sustainability brand and visual identity for their campus. We will discuss strategies for leveraging this brand to engage ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Spreading the Word: Effective Communication on Campus

  • Luther College (IA)

Effective communication is essential in promoting and running any sustainability initiative. Every day, institutions are coming up with projects that further our energy efficiency, connect us to local food systems ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Life After College: Speed Networking with Peers and Graduates

  • Macalester College (MN)

This networking event will allow students to build relationships with peers and small groups of recent graduates. Participants will first ask predetermined conversation starters regarding their own work or interests ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Storytelling: Using the Power of Innovation Stories to Inspire Action

  • University of Mississippi (MS)

Our storytelling workshop is designed to teach the fundamentals of story and multi-media as tools for powering progress. Students will learn the basic elements of a compelling story and get ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Videos Tell Sustainability Stories, Work toward Sustainable Futures

  • University of Vermont (VT)

As an effective pedagogical approach for addressing planetary-scale Anthropocene challenges at the local level, I consider storytelling—enhanced by videos-- as a social transformation tool to work toward sustainable futures ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Pathways to Success: Opening Lines of Communication that Lead to Bigger Conversations

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The noise vying for student’s attention on campus is steadily increasing. This communication traffic jam makes it more challenging to reach your campus community with your sustainability message. To ...

  • 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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Online magazine and social media network for regional synergies

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Institutions of higher learning share the responsibility of empowering the individual, building community, and enriching society. The question is not whether to pursue community engagement and public outreach but how ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Art of Hearing: the journey of AASHE’s Listening Project

  • Ball State University (IN)
  • Princeton University (NJ)

The Listening Project, launched in 2013, was the first collaborative organizational and member-driven effort of its kind for AASHE and has since been the subject of keen interest by other ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Say Goodbye to Green: How to Mainstream Sustainability Messaging

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Over the 50 years since the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, sustainability has been linked primarily with environmentalism—and guilt. The earth has been hurt, and we are ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Can you Hear me Now? Metrics for Sustainability Communications

  • American University (DC)
  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Princeton University (NJ)

Whether you are marketing an event, campaign, or simply advertising a service your office offers, tracking your communications success is essential to growing your audience and engaging your community. Every ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Officers’ Workshop: Essential Facilitation Tools & Technology to Advance Communication Skills, Leadership, and Project Management on Your Campus

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

Having strong facilitation skills enables sustainability staff and leadership to engage their communities in designing and implementing successful programs. From effectively facilitated meetings to purposeful project designs, these skills are ...

  • 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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Amplify Your Message: Advice from Communications Professionals

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Santa Clara University (CA)

The basic tenets of marketing communications—defining an audience and explaining how the benefits of a product or service suit that audience’s needs—are important tools for sustainability professionals ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Networking Session for Sustainability Communications Professionals

  • American University (DC)
  • Northwestern University (IL)

Several Sustainability Offices have communications professionals to assist in creating a culture of sustainability by marketing behavior change, empowering action, and sharing the hard work institutions have done to lower ...

  • 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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Facilitation In Action: How to cultivate group consensus that matters

  • GreenerU (MA)

One of the most important, yet often understated skills of any profession is the ability to be a strong group facilitator. Whether it is a small internal meeting with staff ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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10 Years of Talking - and Doing: PSU Social Sustainability Colloquium

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Social Sustainability Colloquium at Portland State University is a weekly speaker series that gathers students, faculty, and staff from PSU and other universities, community members, community organizations, and government ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability, Community and Voice: The Power of Student TED Talks

  • Chapman University (CA)

Sustainability as an area of focus for the first-year seminar can seem abstract and distant, with only occasional connections to students’ everyday lives. By asking students to give their own ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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From Positivist to Post-normal Science: Rhetoric and Stakeholder Communication and Action Surrounding Complex Environmental Issues

  • Kent State University (OH)

This presentation looks closely at rhetorical communication issues surrounding complex environmental topics. In what ways can and does sustainability science research include both academic and community, or local knowledges? The ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Talking about Campus Sustainability: Some Tips from a Psychologist

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

“How to talk about sustainability so people will listen, and how to listen so people will hear.” This skill building session provides a psychological perspective on the dynamics of defining ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Telling Tales and Turning Heads: Communication Strategies that Work on Campus

  • Luther College (IA)

In Sustainability, there is no lack for ideas to reduce campus waste and energy use. Environmental studies and sustainability programs at institutions across the country are abuzz with new ways ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Collaboration and Communication Across the Administrative Divide

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

Colleges and Universities often struggle with change and innovation. In a fiscal climate of decreasing funding, changes requiring large capital investments are frequently met with skepticism at best and may ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sharing your Sustainability Story: the Role of Communications

  • Middlebury College (VT)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • Tufts University (MA)

Understanding the importance of generating environmental awareness on campus, many sustainability offices have begun creating positions with an emphasis on communications, marketing, and outreach. After all, it is vital to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Communications: Tools for Your Outreach Toolbox

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

You have the content knowledge…do you know how to make that knowledge accessible to your audiences? What is your brand and how do you manage it? Communication strategies are ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Social Life of Smartphones

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Our institution has taken a unique approach to education and outreach initiatives by deliberately highlighting the social aspects of sustainability, fostering the power of storytelling to elicit emotional responses in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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From Fringe to Familiar - Mainstreaming the Sustainability Message

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Gone are the days when the notion of living a sustainable lifestyle implied hugging trees and growing your own organic kale. Stereotypes like this can be powerful obstacles to engaging ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Telling a Comprehensive Sustainability Story

  • Portland State University (OR)

We all know that sustainability is more than just a campus-wide recycling plan. It’s imbued across departments and disciplines, leaks out of classrooms and into communities, it manifests in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Personal Narrative as Research Pedagogy: Using Poetic Language and Personal Testament in the Research Writing Process

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Research scientists are often dismissed when their reports include personal ethical statements or persuasions—these individuals risk their objectivity in doing so and the result can be invalidation in the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Social Sustainability: Creating Virtual and Community Connections

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

Public institutions of higher education serve the student body and the community. Finding ways to engage both communities in emerging fields such as sustainability can be challenging, especially given the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Waste and Access: Communicating about sustainability between universities in developed and developing countries

  • Yale University (CT)

Sustainability initiatives in the United States are largely focused on reducing waste in terms of materials, water, energy, fuel, and even time and money. In less economically developed countries, however ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transforming Enemies Into Allies: How to Have Difficult-But Necessary-Conversations in Our Roles as Sustainability Change Agents

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of Hawaii Kapiolani Community College (HI)
  • University of Hawaii - West Oahu (HI)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This workshop will give us the space to learn and practice some tactics for having those difficult conversations that are unavoidably part of the work of making change happen within ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Effectively Interpreting and Communicating about Campus Sustainability Initiatives

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Successful efforts to increase sustainability at colleges and universities can have a large impact in conserving natural resources, saving money for the institutions of higher education, providing a role model ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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