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Fiscal Year 2008 Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Cornell University

  • Cornell University (NY)

Cornell University has been reporting GHG emissions associated with Central Utilities for the past decade. However, FY 2008 marks the first year of reporting GHG emissions associated with commuting and ...

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Hocking College Energy Institute

  • Design Group (OH)

Construction of the Hocking College Energy Institute will commence in the summer of 2008. Hocking College was recently awarded a $1.6 million grant from the Economic Development Administration for ...

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Sustainability in Elite Public Business Schools: Reality or Oxymoron?

  • Drexel University (PA)

Critics of business schools and their cadillac MBA programs find fault with both for their lack of civic engagement and diminutive focus on issues of ethics, diversity, social justice, and ...

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Talking the Talk: The Role of University Communications in Creating an Institutional Identity of Sustainability at Drury University

  • Drury University (MO)

Drury University has vigorously embraced a commitment to sustainability and emerged as an institutional leader in southwest Missouri, the Midwest and the nation for modeling sustainable operations, academic programs, and ...

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Sustainable Energy Curriculum Development

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

At Eastern Connecticut State University, we are developing on-campus and online courses which serve the general student as well as majors and minors in Sustainable Energy Studies. The course sequence ...

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Beyond Disposables: A Reusable To-go System

  • Eckerd College (FL)

Each year millions of clamshell disposable containers end up in the landfill. This issue can be solved by implementing a reusable to-go system. The reusable to-go system consists of a ...

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Demand Response: Going Green and Making "Green" in the Process

  • Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. (NY)

Colleges and universities are proving that electricity generated from renewable resources can be a meaningful part of the supply mix. Nevertheless, as renewables go through inevitable growing pains, and "traditional ...

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A Small-Scale Approach to Campus Climate Neutrality: Existing Buildings

  • Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (MA)

One of the most provocative environmental initiatives to arise in recent years is the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, through which over 500 university presidents have agreed to ...

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An Innovative Strategy for the Deployment of Solar Power Equipment

  • Envision Solar International, Inc. (CA)

The extent to which sustainability programs are communicated across a campus community can impact perceptions of institutional commitment; therefore, programs with high visibility and transparency are critical. Though solar power ...

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Green Power: An Environmental Choice for Leading Colleges & Universities

  • ERG Consulting Firm (MA)

This presentation will provide an overview of the green power market, the benefits of a green power purchase, and three case studies of specific green power initiatives. The presentation will ...

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Agenda 21 at Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  • Federal University of Minas Gerais

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) is the largest university in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, with more than 30.000 students, and 3000 professors. In the last two years it ...

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Sustainability as An Integrative Strategy for Promoting Interdisciplinary Education and Community Action

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

The term "sustainability" is used increasingly in international dialogues on topics ranging from economic recessions to renewable energy sources and global warming. It is viewed with some justification as a ...

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Looking Past Single-impact Certifications: What Promises do they Really Make?

  • Forbo Flooring Systems (PA)

Third-party certification verifies that a product meets specific standards or claims made by the manufacturer. A major benefit of certification is that it can greatly reduce the time and expense ...

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Economics and Sustainability: Using the Campus and Community as a Laboratory

  • Furman University (SC)

Economics is not always at the center of sustainability discussions, but it is an essential consideration as universities and communities transition from discussion to policy formation. The answers to questions ...

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Furman University's Lake Restoration Project

  • Furman University (SC)

Created in the 1950's, Furman Lake is the visual centerpiece of Furman University. It is a 28 acre impoundment originally used for swimming, boating and fishing. By the 1990 ...

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Sustainability as Part of the Curriculum: An Example from a Liberal Arts College.

  • Furman University (SC)

There are many opportunities to engage students in sustainability projects in a liberal arts setting. Such engagement benefits the students but is also beneficial in moving the college toward greater ...

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Case Study in Water Management at Georgia Tech

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Georgia's drought brought Atlanta's 5 million population, and Georgia Tech's 23, 500 daily population within 30-60 days of running out of water. The Governor mandated we stop ...

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Using IPCC DDC Scenarios and MAGICC-SCENGEN Model for Teaching Global Climate Change

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

Global climate change is a very complex phenomenon: students need to understand the causes of climate change, its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences, and the adaptation and mitigation options to ...

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New Developments in Green Facilities Management

  • Green Seal (DC)

Presenters will discuss several new and important elements of green facilities management including two new Green Seal pilot programs: the Green Facilities Partnership and the Green Purchasing Partnership. These programs ...

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Less is More: EKU's New Science Building is Right-Sized and Sustainable

  • HERA, Inc. (MO)

Eastern Kentucky University evaluated their existing science facilities, spread between 3 out-dated buildings (constructed between 1880 and late 1960"s). After going through a careful process, EKU decided to relocate ...

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Expressions of an Environmental Framework: Campus as an Arboretum

  • Hughes Good O'Leary & Ryan (GA)

As universities and colleges expand at a record pace, they are also increasingly expected to be models of sustainable development. Henceforth, the expression of a tangible campus environmental framework and ...

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Navigating Theory and Practice: Indiana University's Summer Program in Sustainability

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

As a prominent component of its emerging, campus-wide program of sustainability Indiana University has developed a high-profile internship program for its IU Bloomington campus. The IU Summer Program in Sustainability ...

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Going Beyond the Classroom to Study Sustainability: How to Design Community-based Experiential Learning Courses

  • International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (Chiang Mai)

Education about sustainability should incorporate not just new ideas, but also innovative approaches to teaching. This presentation focuses on one such method-lessons learned and how to design experiential community-based courses ...

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Ithaca College's Finger Lakes Project

  • Ithaca College (NY)

Ithaca College's Finger Lakes Project (FLP) is a sustainability curricular education workshop inspired by AASHE's Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership workshops. The FLP, which began in 2006, has ...

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Developing a Sustainable Campus: A Tale of Two Buildings

  • Ithaca College (NY)

This presentation will discuss how the design and construction of two new buildings - each tracking to achieve LEED Platinum certification - are proving to be transformative for college curriculum, campus operations ...

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Show Me the Money: Resources for Campus Sustainability Programs

  • Ithaca College (NY)

How do you create a shared institutional understanding of and support for campus sustainability? How can you create "coalitions of the willing" to support curriculum development, campus operational modifications, and ...

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Incorporating Native Systems into the Academic Campus Landscape

  • JFNew (IL)

Much of the modern campus has been encroached upon by ornamental landscaping, and native plants have been replaced by a small number of non-native species such as turf grass and ...

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Less is More: How Plumbing Products Contribute to Water Conservation

  • Kohler Co. (WI)

As water conservation is becoming an important issue worldwide, the need for plumbing products that preserve water is also increasing. Whether you are specifying plumbing products that meet the criteria ...

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What's Next? The Greening of Art Pedagogy

  • Land Views, Online Journal of Landscape, Art, and Design (NY)

Studio art teachers are confronting the unprecedented challenge of preparing students to maximize their artistic marks while minimizing their environmental footprints. What strategies can be adopted to integrate environmentalism into ...

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Focusing Again: The National Teach-in on Global Warming Solutions

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

February 2009 will be a watershed for the United States, and indeed, the planet. Decisions made in the first hundred days of the new congress will determine whether serious action ...

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Principles and Practices for Effective Sustainability Education

  • Luther College (IA)

So your president signed the President's Climate Commitment, and you've completed a carbon footprint analysis. What do you do about the education component? This presentation will provide an ...

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Lynchburg College's Year of the Environment

  • Lynchburg College (VA)

The 2007-8 school year served as Lynchburg College's Year of the Environment, with a theme of "A Greener Tomorrow Today." This was the first time that an attempt had ...

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Beyond Campus: Down on the Farm, Opportunities & Challenges for a University Permaculture Project

  • Meredith College (NC)

Pacific University's B Street Permaculture Project is an emerging grassroots organization and demonstration site whose mission is to provide inspiration and information about environmentally sensitive, sustainable living practices for ...

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After the Election - Making Policies That Sustain Us

  • Michigan State University (MI)

As we fret over the best approaches to the unraveling of our ecosystems and communities, we often fall back to what we can do as individuals. With the current rise ...

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Center for Research and Sustainable Living, Yucatan, Mexico

  • Millsaps College (MS)

The Helen Moyers Biocultural Reserve, located in Yucatan, Mexico ranks in the top third of privately held reserves by size in Latin America. The 1600 hectare tropical deciduous forest tract ...

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District Approach to Campus Stormwater Management

  • Mississippi State University (MS)

As part of a precinct master plan commissioned by Virginia Tech, SmithGroup/JJR developed a district storm water management plan utilizing principles of sustainable design to maintain, or reduce, current ...

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Bringing Biophilia to Life - Connecting Living Systems to the Built Environment

  • Mithun (WA)

Originally crafted by German social psychologist Erich Fromm around 1965, the term Biophilia means "love of life or living systems." The philosophy of Biophilia pairs well with the current flurry ...

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Winthrop University: Regenerative Design

  • Moseley Architects (VA)

A recent master plan moved the core of campus to a new location. The first building completed is the "West Center." This building pays homage to the 1915 building it ...

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Winthrop University's West Center: Pursuing LEED: A Vision for a Sustainable Future

  • Moseley Architects (VA)

The new Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center includes a blend of spaces for the education of students in Health, Physical Education, Sport Management and Recreational career ...

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Empowering Students to Create a Sustainable Future: The Role of Higher Education.

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

If colleges and universities are serious about empowering students to tackle the greatest challenges of our time, we must promote environmental literacy and responsibility and provide frequent opportunities for students ...

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The Next Step: Developing and Implementing Climate Action Plans for Reducing Net GHG Emissions

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

With the challenge so critical and the stakes so high, the need for climate leadership has never been greater. The good news is that the higher education sector is responding ...

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Campus Habitats: Conserving Energy, Sequestering Carbon, and Providing Homes for Wildlife

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

This presentation will feature the different kinds of habitats found on college and university campuses including forests, prairies, wetlands, gardens, and green roofs and highlight, through case studies, the benefits ...

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Making the Truth Convenient: One Sustainable Behavior at a Time

  • NORESCO (NC)

Today's environmentally-aware college students are becoming increasingly active in driving their university's sustainable practices. This increased environmental activity has united a wide range of campus participants, extending the ...

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A Framework for Evaluation: Determining Criteria and Indicators for Effective Higher Education Programs Focused on Environmental Sustainability

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

An increasing number of colleges and universities in the United States are restructuring courses and research programs to focus on long-term use and maintenance of resources and protecting these resources ...

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Promoting Sustainable Agriculture Careers for Undergraduates through a Collaborative Experiential Learning and Research Program at Cornell University: The Sustainable Agriculture Scholars Program

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

The number of undergraduate students majoring in agricultural fields is steadily declining, resulting in fewer trained agricultural professionals able to address complex problems concerning agricultural sustainability. We developed and piloted ...

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Against the Wind: How to Fan the Flames of Institutional Transformation.

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Despite the fact that the UN's vision for sustainable development calls for an integration of competing social, economic and ecological interests, the practice in higher education has focused primarily ...

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Developing Integrated Research, Education, and Outreach Programs in Sustainable Agriculture at NC State University: A Model for Land Grant Universities

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Land grant universities (LGUs) play a vital role in educating students and training extension agents in organic and sustainable agriculture. Incorporating research, education and extension outreach into their missions, LGUs ...

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Our Solar Sunflowers: Collaboration and Education

  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (WI)

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has developed three certificate programs which began enrolling students this summer. The programs include: Renewable Energy - Solar, Sustainable Design, and Biofuels. The college is focusing on ...

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The Campus and Community, Tools for Teaching Sustainability: An Examination of a Service-Learning Project

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This presentation will focus on a service-learning project that utilized the campus and community as tools to help teach sustainability in an introductory undergraduate course in Environmental Humanities. In this ...

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Sustainability and General Education

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Universities, especially publically funded universities, have a responsibility to educate students about the world in which they live and the trends that are defining the world of the future. One ...

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