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Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change

  • Emory University (GA)
  • San Diego State University (CA)

In Sustainability on Campus campus leaders recount inspiring stories of strategies that moved eighteen colleges and universities toward a more sustainable future. This book is for faculty, students, administrators, staff ...

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Getting it Done: Effective Sustainable Policy Implementation at the University Level

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

In the last 30 years, there has been a growing awareness worldwide of the necessity to reverse the omnipresent processes of ecological degradation and biotic impoverishment and to move toward ...

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The Critical Role of Higher Education in Creating a Sustainable Future

  • Second Nature (MA)

For the first time in history, humans are pervasive and dominant forces in the health and well-being of the earth and its inhabitants. We are the first generation capable of ...

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The Road Less Traveled: Sustainable Transportation for Campuses

Provides a survey of innovative approaches to campus transportation in the United States. Explains that the high costs of parking expansion have propelled many institutions toward a transportation demand management ...

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Sustainability: Taking the Long View

  • Society for College and University Planning (MI)

Themed issue of "Planning for Higher Education," March-May, 2003.

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Sustainable Transportation Planning on College Campuses

In the last decade, campus planners in the US have been struggling to provide access and mobility without destroying campus qualities as distinct communities. The purpose of this paper is ...

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Universal Transit Passes in Canada

  • Saint Mary's University (NS)
  • University of Victoria (BC)
  • Western University (ON)

At a time of increasing financial pressures and heightened competition among institutions, many Canadian universities and colleges are also tackling a new and difficult question: How to make campuses, and ...

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Fare-Free Public Transit at Universities: An Evaluation

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Universities and public transit agencies in the United States have together invented an arrangement—called Unlimited Access—that provides fare-free transit service for all students (and, on some campuses, faculty ...

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An Economic Analysis of the Effects of the U-Pass on Transit and Single-Occupant Vehicle Ridership

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Public Transit and Single-Occupant Vehicles (SOV) are the most common modes of transportation to UBC. The UBC Trek Centre, which is the university’s Transportation Planning Department, implemented the U-pass ...

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Developing Ecological Consciousness: Paths to a Sustainable World

Developing Ecological Consciousness offers an ecology-based, wonder-filled initiation to the Universe and the Planet Earth. It examines the ways in which humans are damaging the Earth and their own bodies ...

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Educating Citizens: Preparing America's Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility

There is increasing attention to the idea that colleges and universities should help students become more informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens who are prepared to navigate a complex world. These ...

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Student Inquiries into Neglected Research for a Sustainable Society: Communication and Application

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

By applying the interdisciplinary approach of Science, Technology & Society, students can solve often-neglected research problems of shifting society's operation towards a sustainable state. A recent Penn State University ...

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From the State of the World to the State of the Academy: Campus Sustainability Assessment - A Bright Star on the Horizon

  • Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (DC)

A Campus Sustainability Assessment (CSA) Review Project in 2000 was implemented to answer a variety of unresolved questions. How has the CSA movement, primarily in the U.S., changed over ...

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Community organization staff perceptions about the importance of selected practices in building effective community-university service and learning partnerships

  • Louisiana State University (LA)

The purpose of this study was to explore community organization staff perceptions about the importance of selected practices in building effective community-university service and learning partnerships. The target population was ...

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Quantitative sustainability in a college or university setting

  • Yale University (CT)

Colleges and universities that adopt the attractive but abstract goal of sustainability are intellectually honest only if they go on to devise operational approaches to meet that goal. Improved environmental ...

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Unlimited Access at Tulane and Other Universities

  • Tulane University (LA)

Unlimited Access programs, in which a university gives a lump sum to a transit authority in exchange for mass ridership, have shown to be highly beneficial at other universities and ...

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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 ...

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Campuses get a 'Sustainable' Look

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Rocky Mountain Institute (CO)
  • Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (DC)

Universities are often some of the bigger developers in communities, with construction of a new alumni center, dormitory, or research space always looming. But on many campuses nationwide, core groups ...

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Assessment and Policy Development in Sustainability in Higher Education with AISHE

  • European Foundation for Quality Management

The European Foundation for Quality Management had developed a model for quality management, named EFQM after this organisation. As a basis, they used the Deming Quality Circle. To the parts ...

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Higher Education: Good for the Planet?

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

It is clear that humans face an urgent challenge to learn how to live in a manner that does not endanger the Earth. Even as universities teach students that the ...

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Issues regarding sustainable agriculture as perceived by upper level undergraduate students involved in a student managed farm at Iowa State University

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of agriculture students regarding sustainable agriculture practices, issues related to sustainable agriculture and learning/teaching processes. These students were enrolled ...

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University Transportation Survey: Transportation in University Communities

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Universities and transit agencies across the United States have been finding innovative new ways of providing and financing mobility services on and around university campuses. Many transit agencies are providing ...

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Teaching Sustainability at Universities: Towards curriculum greening

It is now beyond any doubt that higher education institutions around the world are beginning to recognize that they have a unique responsibility towards the goal of sustainability. Universities are ...

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Green Parking Lots at UConn's New Football Stadium

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The “green” parking lots at UConn’s Rentschler Field are just the latest and most visible example in Connecticut of developers and municipalities adopting a more environmentally sound approach for ...

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U.S. Progress Toward Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (DC)

Sustainable development remains barely recognized as a significant social, economic or environmental challenge for the United States. The President's Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) 4 was disbanded in May ...

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UVM Bus Fleet Emission Analysis

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The objective of this study is to provide an estimate of the tailpipe emissions of the University of Vermont’s campus bus fleet and alternatives to the fleet. Mobile source ...

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The Mueller Report: Moving Beyond Sustainability Indicators to Sustainability Action at Penn State

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The assignment that we gave ourselves was: Cut the ecological impact of Mueller Building in half while creating healthier working conditions for all building occupants. The analysis on the following ...

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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 ...

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A Campus Environmental Audit at University of Wisconsin-River Falls

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

In the fall of 1999, a campus environmental audit was conducted at the University of Wisconsin River-Falls (UW-RF), a coeducational, public university with an enrollment of approximately 5,800 students ...

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The Greenest Campuses: an Idiosyncratic Guide

About 1,100 American colleges and universities run at least a token environmental-studies program, and many hundreds of those programs offer well-designed and useful courses. But only a drastically smaller ...

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Assessing the ecological impact of a university: The ecological footprint for the University of Redlands

  • University of Redlands (CA)

Since the environmental movement began, teachers, researchers, and activists on college and university campuses have made great strides toward making campuses “greener” places. As effective as these efforts have been ...

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Integration of the concepts of sustainability into teaching at post-secondary institutions

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)
  • University of Mississippi (MS)

The purpose of this study was to examine the incorporation of the concepts of sustainability into teaching at two post-secondary public education residential institutions, Northern Arizona University (NAU) and the ...

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Green Destiny: Universities Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Even as universities teach their students that the vital signs of the Earth are in decline, graduates leave college to begin lives that generally contribute to, rather than mitigate, a ...

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Transportation on College and University Campuses: A Synthesis of Transit Practice

  • Transportation Research Board (DC)

Many college communities, both in traditional "college towns" and in large urban areas, have implemented or are studying policies to manage parking, provide transit, and shift mode choice. Some have ...

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Dynamic Ridesharing: Background and Options for UBC

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Dynamic ridesharing, also called real-time ridesharing or single-trip ridesharing, differs from regular carpooling and vanpooling in that ridesharing is arranged for one-time trips rather than for trips made on a ...

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Sustainable transportation and land use planning at Simon Fraser University: A case study of the Burnaby Mountain Campus

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

This study examines the feasibility of developing a Sustainable Transportation Plan that aims to reduce single-occupant vehicle (SOV) trips to and from Simon Fraser University's (SFU) Burnaby Mountain Campus ...

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Institutional ecological footprint analysis - A case study of the University of Newcastle, Australia

  • The University of Newcastle (NSW)

With documented declines in the biophysical state of the planet, there is a need to develop indicators of sustainability. Ecological footprint analysis (EFA) can be considered an indicator of sustainability ...

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The Alma Mater Society Bicycle Co-operative

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The AMS Bicycle society consists of almost 500 members of the University of British Columbia’s undergraduate and graduate student population as well as the university’s staff, faculty, and ...

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UBC Carpool Strategy Recommended Incentive/Discount Program

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The TREK Program Centre is UBC’s Transportation Planning Department. Committed to increasing transportation choices in addition to reducing SOV traffic to and from the UBC community by 20%, the ...

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An Analysis of the Correlation Between the Attitude, Behavior, and Knowledge Components of Environmental Literacy in Undergraduate Unversity Students

  • University of Florida (FL)

The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationships between the major components of environmental literacy—attitudes, behaviors and knowledge—in undergraduate university students; and to examine differences in ...

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Campuses Move Toward Sustainability

  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (DC)

Themed issue of "Priorities," Spring 2000, No. 14.

The theme of this monograph is sustainability, which is defined as development that meets the needs of present generations without compromising the ...

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Civic Responsibility and Higher Education

The essays in this volume center around John Dewey's mandate that American democracy requires civic engagement to realize the potential of its citizens and its communities, and that education ...

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In search of green campuses: An investigation of Canadian universities' environmental initiatives and implications for Dalhousie University

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

In light of current environmental and sustainability problems, environmental responsibility makes eminent sense at universities--institutions responsible involved in research, developing new technologies, and educating future leaders and citizens. In Canada ...

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Sustainability and University Life

Prepared in cooperation with the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF), this book presents a number of case studies and experiences which illustrate how higher education institutions ...

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Can CU Grow Without Adding Cars?

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The answer may well be yes, based upon the experience at other major research institutions around the country. Stanford University has grown by 2 million square feet of new building ...

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Students Conduct Environmental Audits for Credit and Public Service

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

In 1995, undergraduate students at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) initiated an audit of campus practices and policies, an exemplary effort that developed into an internship-style ...

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Sustainability Assessment at Institutions of Higher Education

  • Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (DC)

With support from the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation, ULSF has developed the Sustainability Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ), a survey instrument designed to assist students, faculty members, staff and administrators in determining ...

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Finding a New Way: Campus Transportation for the 21st Century

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

This resource guide profiles success stories at campuses across the country to illustrate specific examples of what Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs can do. The guide also addresses possible pitfalls ...

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Critical Dimensions of Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (DC)

This chapter explores the evolution of the concern for sustainability in higher education. It describes the origin of the Talloires Declaration as a guiding set of commitments for colleges and ...

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UBC TREK Program Evaluation: Costs, Benefits and Equity Impacts of a University of TDM Program

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The University of British Columbia is implementing TREK, a transportation demand management (TDM) program to encourage more efficient travel to the university campus. The program’s objectives are to reduce ...

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