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Real Food, Real Communities: Mobilizing Students, Community Members and Staff to reform College Food Procurement Policies

  • Carleton College (MN)
  • Bon Appétit Management Company

Where our food comes from and how it is produced is question that is becoming extremely important to students and administrators alike. Carleton College has demonstrated a commitment to answering ...

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Colorado State University and Coca-Cola Partner to Deliver Hands-on Sustainability Education

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Coca-Cola (GA)

Colorado State University entered into a unique multi-year partnership with Coca-Cola in 2012. This partnership includes extensive hands-on sustainability education for CSU's students from a variety of schools (Agriculture ...

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Aligning sustainability education with the needs of business

  • National Council for Science & the Environment (DC)
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) (PA)

How is higher education preparing students to be sustainability professionals? What sustainability skills do businesses look for? How can professional certification help businesses, academics and most importantly, the students themselves ...

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The Sustainability Seminar: A model for sustainability curriculum connected to the local community

  • Macalester College (MN)

In 2014, Macalester College began a new initiative called Educating Sustainability Ambassadors (ESA) with the purpose of infusing sustainability across all the units of campus. The flagship program of ESA ...

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Community Electronic Recycling Drives

  • Southwestern College (OH)

The Southwestern College Green Team has partnered with the City of Winfield and a local church to host three very successful electronic recycling drives in the Winfield community. We have ...

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The Sustainable Agriculture Project at Univ of MN Duluth: A Site-Based Land Lab for Sustainability

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

This proposal presents multiple perspectives on the creation and use of the Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP). Founded in 2009, the SAP Farm is a site based laboratory for sustainability with ...

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Sustainable Learning Initiative at Franklin Falls: Developing Transdisciplinary, Community-Based Living Laboratory Partnerships

  • Colby-Sawyer College (NH)

The Sustainable Learning Initiative at Franklin Falls is a partnership between Colby-Sawyer College and the city of Franklin, NH, which has plans for a comprehensive revitalization of their downtown that ...

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Growing With Faith: Community Gardening in a Jesuit Context

  • Gonzaga University (WA)

Under the umbrella of our Jesuit university's mission, which encourages a faith that does justice and service, we have engaged in new sustainability initiatives. One of these is the ...

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Waste Reduction Strategies and Building Community Through Food Donations

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

NAU Campus Dining uses several strategies to reduce food waste; tracking with LeanPath, composting, staff training and cooking techniques. The University received an Award of Recognition from the EPA's ...

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Pursuing impact: Facilitating and assessing curricular partnerships that advance neighborhood sustainability

  • Portland State University (OR)

Neighborhoods are advancing urban sustainability in powerful ways. In cities like Portland, Oregon, non-profits, businesses, government, and residents are learning that by working together they can effect more sustainable change ...

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Give them hope: How PSU's partnership with the Port of Portland is preparing students to be agents of change in their community

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland State University's motto, 'Let Knowledge Serve the City' is strongly embodied in the 12 year community partnership between PSU's Community Environmental Services and The Port of Portland ...

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Project-based courses provide practical educational experience for students and advance sustainability within local community

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Collaboration between the University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD), a local non-profit that promotes sustainable energy and six area businesss has resulted in a series of class projects implemented into two ...

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Stewardship Science: Connecting undergraduate-led sustainability research with community service

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Growing environmental challenges make sustainability science training a pressing educational goal. Given the complexity and interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems, strategies are needed to recruit students with diverse skills to ...

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Virginia Commonwealth University High-Output Learning Garden: Coordinating Resources and Partnerships to Relieve Food Insecurity

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Food deserts are areas with limited access to healthy food options and are a major contributor to health issues and inequality in the United States. The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU ...

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Public/Private Partnerships Utilizing Service and Experiential Learning to Facilitate Student Engagement

  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)

There are a number of local municipalities in the Metropolitan Atlanta area that are in need of developmental plans to transition their communities into sustainable, self-sufficient enterprises. The most obvious ...

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The GW Eco-Equity Challenge: student innovators and community partners address environmental and climate justice

  • George Washington University (DC)

Universities as anchor institutions have an important role to play in their communities. Students often bring their innovative ideas to solve social problems to university leaders for support. This case ...

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Putting Classroom Skills into Practice: From Curriculum to Community Sustainability Planning

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

This session will share a case study about how faculty can engage in sustainability in the community, and in the process provide pathways for positive change, increased awareness of sustainability ...

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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 ...

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Feeding Two Birds with One Scone: Building Sustainable Communities and Student Leaders through Place-based Projects

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Colleges and universities have a unique opportunity to assist local communities to address climate mitigation and adaption by translating research into practice. Colleges and universities also have a moral obligation ...

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Overcoming the Hostile Environment: Steps to Incorporating Sustainability at a Reluctant Institution and in a Divided Community

  • Prescott College (AZ)

At first glance, the small liberal arts college where I teach and the St. Louis Metro region do not seem to have much in common: one is a predominately white ...

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Skidmore College - Campus and community transformation through sustainable transportation

  • Skidmore College (NY)

Our college's students, staff, faculty and the members of the greater community have worked together to establish sustainable transportation opportunities. Furthermore, these opportunities play an integral role in our ...

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SLIM: A Sustainability Bridge Linking Campus to Community

  • University of Hawaii Maui College (HI)

The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) at UH Maui College is nine years old. It has successfully presented numerous trainings in sustainability specialties such as renewable energy, green building ...

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The Real Food Campus Commitment; Student and Community Partnership at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Real Food Campus Commitment is a pledge for colleges and universities stating that they will buy at least 20% Real Food by 2020. Signing onto the commitment can be ...

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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 ...

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A Decade of Clean Energy Implementation at University of Minnesota, Morris and a New Collaboration with the City of Morris

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

In 2014, University of Minnesota, Morris (Morris) earned the Second Nature Climate Leadership Award. Over the past decade, Morris has underwent a radical physical transformation. Morris is home to biomass ...

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Putting the Action in a Climate Action Plan: Sustainability Planning with Community Input as the Foundation

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Virginia Commonwealth University has been a leader in sustainability since signing onto the ACUPCC in 2008. VCU drafted its first Climate Action Plan in 2010, and submitted its first STARS ...

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Meeting Climate Action Plan goals through the introduction of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) at West Chester University

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

West Chester University's President signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in October, 2010 and a Climate Action Plan (CAP) was written. One objective of CAP was ...

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Town Gown Sustainability: How to Develop a Vibrant Partnership

  • DePauw University (IN)

DePauw University and Greencastle, Indiana have historically not had a great "town-gown" relationship. That’s changing, and one of the reasons is because of their sustainability partnerships. After beginning to ...

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Strengthening Sustainability through External Partnerships

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Through participation in the Boston Green Ribbon Commission and Cambridge Community Compact for a Sustainable Future, Boston University, Harvard University, and MIT are partnering with peers in higher education, health ...

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Engaging in Efficiency: Models for Campus – Led Energy Partnerships

  • Allegheny College (PA)
  • Kentucky Community and Technical College System Office (KY)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • United States Department of Energy (DC)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) is a partnership program engaging colleges, universities, and the commercial buildings sector to improve the efficiency of the nation ...

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Partnerships to Develop More Sustainable Student Tenants

  • Ithaca College (NY)

A landlord for off-campus student housing for Ithaca College students approached us with an interesting question: how could we work together to better prepare our students for the experience of ...

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Community Building Through Permaculture: Engaging Stakeholders for Effective Programming

  • Lehigh University (PA)

The Community Leaders’ Initiative for Permaculture is a student group at Lehigh University that utilizes the principles of earth care, people care and fair share in culturally approximate ways to ...

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Make a Difference that Lasts: End Campus Food Waste & Community Hunger

  • Food Recovery Network (MD)

Looking for a way to make a long-term, big-picture impact on campus and in your community? Thinking ahead to graduation and worrying that the work you’re putting into sustainability ...

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Partnerships Open New Capital Market to Spur Campus Energy Innovation

  • Ball State University (IN)
  • Chevrolet (OR)
  • Southern Oregon University (OR)
  • Spelman College (GA)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

Six partners come together to share their unique perspectives on what it takes to drive systemic change across US higher education – using a ground-breaking series of public/private partnerships to ...

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Growing Skills for Ecological Engagement

  • Lane Community College (OR)

The Learning Garden at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon serves as a living laboratory for students, staff, and the greater community in the fields of sustainable agriculture, experiential education ...

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Cultivating Community-based Food Systems via Community Connections

  • University of Vermont (VT)

I focus on campus-community partnerships via service-learning courses I teach at UVM (based on the PARE model and using Clayton’s DEAL approach to foster deep reflection) that relate to ...

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Using Earth Day as a catalyst: Creating a link between the university and community

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

As universities begin to embrace sustainability efforts, it is essential that those efforts extend beyond the universities and into their broader communities. The University of South Dakota (USD) is the ...

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Innovative Pedagogies: Linking Learning to Communities

  • Bucknell University (PA)
  • Rice University (TX)
  • Utah Valley University (UT)
  • Wells College (NY)
  • Willamette University (OR)

This discussion will involve participants in thinking critically about how infusing sustainability into humanities and social science curricula can create innovative pedagogical strategies that connect students with their campus and ...

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Sustainable Universities Growing 21st Century Cities

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

Universities and cities exist so that people of diverse backgrounds can come together to live, work and play in a vibrant environment where new ideas and opportunities are boundless. When ...

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Catchment systems through collaboration: A strategic framework

  • Oregon State University (OR)

In Corvallis, Oregon, home of Oregon State University (OSU), the majority of rain falls between November and April, with significantly less falling in the summer months. Thousands of gallons of ...

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GreenTown: Creating Cross-Sector Sustainability Collaboration

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

Most of the time, most of us attend professional conferences intended only for inhabitants of the Ivory Tower. The same is true of other professions. Rarely do we come togehter ...

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Community Partnerships: Celebrating Poets, Painters, and Projects

  • Delta College (MI)

Utilizing the campus and the community environment can create an engaging experience for teaching and learning and can serve as an invitation for partnership and participation. Off The Page: A ...

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Regional Centers for ESD: Increasing Impact Through Collaboration

  • Aquinas College (MI)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • University of Regina (SK)
  • York University (ON)

Can you envision healthy, just, and thriving communities where sustainability education is prioritized and everyone has opportunities to shape a more sustainable future? The United Nations University has fostered an ...

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LCC’s Downtown Campus: Adventures in Housing, Collaboration and LEED

  • Lane Community College (OR)

Profile: The Lane Community College Downtown Campus in Eugene, Oregon is a landmark project for education, business and the community. The innovative design and features of the campus allow Lane ...

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Buy Less, Buy Better: Defining Success in Green Purchasing

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Office Depot, Inc. (TX)

In 2012, the University of Arizona enacted a Green Purchasing Policy directing that equal consideration be given to environmental and social factors as is given to typical purchasing considerations such ...

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Building Community Partnerships to Promote Sustainable Waste Practices

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (DF)
  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Leon

As part of a research project run by the Sustainability department at the Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores Unidad León (ENES), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico, professors ...

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Analysis of Ecovillages as Model Sustainable Communities

  • Eckerd College (FL)

This research analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of several ecovillages, which are intentional communities that strive to live in an environmentally sustainable way. The purpose of the research was to ...

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Gardens in the City: New Paradigms for Urban Community & Campus Gardens

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

While urban community gardens and campus farms are not a new concept, at Carnegie Mellon we are pioneering our own avenues for food production, health and wellness and community engagement ...

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AMS Partnerships to Raise Scientific Literacy

  • American Meteorological Society (DC)

Collaborations are key to success and have allowed the American Meteorological Society to expand or enhance geoscience literacy curricula, including courses featuring sustainability, at hundreds of post-secondary institutions throughout the ...

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Campuses as Living Laboratories for Sustainable Communities

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • EcoDistricts (OR)

How can universities use ecodistricts to create transformational change in the campus setting? What are the key roles for academic institutions to accelerate sustainable neighborhood development in their communities? This ...

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