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Managing for Triple-Bottom-Line Sustainability from the C-Suite to the Front Line Management Team

  • Waste Management (TX)
  • Butte County Air Quality Management District (CA)
  • Dallas College (TX)

Attendees of this networking session will have the opportunity to interact with peers in all areas of sustainability through the lens of management, or 'Sustainability Management.' After a round of ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainability Planning: Year One Into Implementation

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

Virginia Commonwealth University began drafting their sustainability plan in 2015. The planning process relied heavily on input from both internal and external stakeholders. The planning process was so inclusive and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Flow State Organizations: Organizational Design for Sustainability

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of Hawaii System Office (HI)

Our existing organization model has proven to be incapable of the pace, depth and breadth of change that the sustainability agenda requires. We need to co-create flow state organizations that ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Secrets to Campus Energy Success: Constructing a Comprehensive Renewable Energy Strategy

  • University of Richmond (VA)
  • Edison Energy (CA)

Energy is one of the largest non-payroll operating costs for most colleges and universities. Campus budgets are exposed to volatile energy price fluctuations, rising over time. Electricity and natural gas ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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EMERGE: Mindshifting Through Emergent Leadership

  • AASHE (PA)
  • The EMERGE Leadership Project (WA)

If mindset is the most important place to leverage change in an institution, that that’s the place we want to intervene, but our own mindset is as important if ...

  • Posted Nov. 30, 2017
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The Campus Sustainability Plan: A Community Building Momentum

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Progress on campus wide sustainability is not easy. It takes both planning and implementation to realize results. The University of Saskatchewan is realizing results from its Campus Sustainability Plan, developed ...


Next Generation Sustainability Strategy and Structure: Whole-Institution Approaches to Sustainability in Universities and Colleges

  • Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (EAUC) (Gloucestershire)

Across the U.K. and beyond there is growing recognition of the important contribution that the post-16 education sector can make towards a more sustainable future, well beyond addressing the ...


A geographic approach to facilitating local climate governance: From emissions inventories to mitigation planning

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

It is increasingly recognized that municipal and regional scale governments play a vital role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. While universities possess many resources that ...


Next Level Sustainability Planning: Action Planning, Social Indicators, Community Partnerships, and Long-Range Planning

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Washington University in St. Louis, Yale University, and the University of British Columbia have recently undergone extensive sustainability strategic planning processes that have produced significantly more sophisticated and far-reaching plans ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Revitalizing Sustainability in a Large, Urban Research Institution

  • New York University (NY)

In 2007, New York University made a public commitment to reduce emissions by 30% by 2017. This goal was reached in 2012. In 2015, NYU made another commitment to reduce ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Seeing STARS: Institutionalizing Sustainability Data Collection & Reporting

  • University of South Carolina (SC)
  • Campus Labs (NY)

Recognizing the challenges of centralizing sustainability data collection and reporting, the University of South Carolina piloted two collection systems in 2015-16. Drawing on the deployment system and existing relationships of ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Entrepreneurial Thought and Action in Sustainability

  • Babson College (MA)

In this presentation we will explore how the concept of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action can be applied to sustainability initiatives at your college or university. We will focus on: utilizing ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Working with Zero: Maximizing Partnerships to Meet Big Sustainability Goals

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Campus sustainability practitioners are often tasked to achieve goals using little funding and staffing. By maximizing networks both within and outside the traditional sustainability lens and connecting campus resources, Zero ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Campus Resilience: Prioritizing Goals and Strategies Through Collaborative Gaming

  • Bemidji State University (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • LHB, Inc. (MN)

This workshop engages participants in Campus Resilience, an educational and collaborative campus-building game whose goal is to achieve institutional carbon neutrality while maintaining resilience: campus academic, cultural, environmental, and financial ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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CURC Campus Recycling Workshop

  • Keep America Beautiful (CT)

The College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC) workshop brings together experts in the field of waste reduction and diversion at institutions of higher education. This year's workshop will focus ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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UBC Sustainability - Canadian Flag

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

A first university in Canada to open a sustainability office and develop a sustainable development policy, UBC developed a 20-year sustainability strategy as a long-term framework to embed sustainability across ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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UBC Sustainability

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The university is working to embed sustainability across teaching, learning and research, operations and infrastructure, and the community.

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Climate Ready BU - Assessing the Campus for the Impacts of Climate Change

  • Boston University (MA)

Much of the Boston University campuses are located less than five feet above today's high tide. With projections for sea level rise a cause for concern this century, the ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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UNCG Collaborative Planning for Key Thoroughfare

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

Model community engagement that resulted in a mixed use village-style development on a major municipal thoroughfare in Greensboro, North Carolina.

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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The Big Ten Prospectus: Aligning Sustainability with Collective Mission Level Priorities

  • Purdue University (IN)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Iowa (IA)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)
  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

With higher education facing ongoing budget cuts, top to bottom reviews of programs and policies, and critical questions regarding the value of a college education, we—as sustainability professionals—must ...

  • Posted June 11, 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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The Morris Model: Catalyzing Community Resilience, Energy Conservation and Clean Energy Planning and Action

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) has demonstrated a successful planning approach with partners across the state to build climate resilience into the consciousness and planning efforts of the city ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Ohio University's Professional Development Program for the Advancement of Sustainability

  • Ohio University (OH)

Ohio University's Office of Sustainability designed a Professional Development Program to advance the university's sustainability profile, particularly with its built environment. On a monthly basis staff from Architecture ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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Restructuring our Sustainability Advisory Committee to Increase Stakeholder Engagement and Advance Sustainability

  • Missouri State University (MO)

In support of the University’s Sustainability Vision Statement, the Sustainability Advisory Committee created four new subcommittees, corresponding to the major STARS categories: Academics, Engagement, Operations and Planning and Administration ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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UBC Okanagan Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan - Aspiring toward Regenerative Sustainability

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

This case study describes how UBC Okanagan created and leveraged an opportunity to develop an innovative, holistic campus sustainability plan that responds to UBC’s regenerative aspirations; what the Plan ...

  • Posted June 10, 2016
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The Virginia Tech Green RFP Program

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Student engagement is an important factor in advancing sustainability at Virginia Tech. The University created the “Request for Proposal for Sustainability Initiatives from Student Organizations Program (Green RFP Program)” to ...


Lowell Canal Bridges TIGER Grant: Campus-Community Partnerships Leveraging Transformative Change

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is a fast growing university nestled within our host community of the City of Lowell, Massachusetts. Lowell enjoys an authentic urban character structured ...


Framing a Turkish Campus Sustainability Assessment System

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Sustainable campus design and planning in Higher Education requires an entire action plan and coordination of physical, educational, and social systems. Many institutions in the world are defining their sustainable ...


A Model for Creating a Campus Sustainability Plan

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

There are ample excellent reasons why all workplaces should create a sustainability plan, including most importantly the health of the planet. Climate change threatens the biosphere, ocean, atmosphere, our water ...


Sustainability Peer Educator Program - Simon Fraser University

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Program Vision: Students are confident, informed, and active sustainability leaders who have the skills and experience to advance sustainability at and beyond SFU.

The Sustainability Peer Education program empowers students ...


The Role of Pro-Environmental Behavior Change in Sustainability Planning and Programming in Higher Education

  • Ohio University (OH)

Behavior change is a prominent topic among sustainability practitioners in higher education, but what role does pro-environmental behavior change play in sustainability planning and programming at institutions of higher education ...


A mathematical decision-making procedure to assist in the development of sustainability plans based on the STARS framework

  • Dominican University of California (CA)

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to establish an objective mathematical decision-making procedure to help universities prioritize credits, while using the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) framework ...


Higher education’s sustainability imperative: how to practically respond?

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe four phases for how universities have addressed a sustainability agenda and offer specific lessons for how and where experiences on one ...

  • Posted April 25, 2016
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IPaC: Information for Planning and Conservation

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

IPaC is a project planning tool that allows the user to:

  • See if any threatened or endangered species, critical habitat, migratory birds or other natural resources may be impacted by ...


Five-Year Evolution of Campus Sustainability Programs

  • Bentley University (MA)
  • Boston University (MA)

Many campus sustainability programs around the country are coming of age. Those programs which started between the years of 2008-2011 are reaching a critical turning point where their ability to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Facing of Failure and How to Use it to Work Towards Your Sustainability Goals

  • American University (DC)
  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

AASHE Conferences are great for discussing successes: they help guide burgeoning institutions, provide expansion support to veteran institutions, and help build the case for sustainability. But what about failures? This ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Plenary: Campus Sustainability: The Next 10 Years

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Johnson County Community College (KS)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Western Michigan University (MI)
  • AASHE (PA)

The campus sustainability movement has grown enormously since AASHE's founding in 2005. The members of this all-star panel of leading campus sustainability practitioners and advocates will reflect on this ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Planting the AASHE Seed: Applying the Conference Experience to Your University

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

Students from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) have attended AASHE conferences for many years and have had great success in implementing ideas and materials encountered at the conference. Using our ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Envisioning Sustainable Futures with Scenario Planning

  • Lane Community College (OR)

Predicting the future is not easy. We live on a rapidly changing planet that is fundamentally different than it was when any of us were children. Technology is changing fast ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Education for Sustainability at UNAM

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (DF)
  • Environmental Leadership Program (MD)

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) contributes to the formation of new generations, providing a vision that allows them to build multidisciplinary solutions for increasingly large and complex problems ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Build Your Own Shareable Campus

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)
  • CoFED (NM)
  • Shareable (CA)

In this half-day workshop, participants will dive head first into the sharing economy: Part campus sustainability, part new economics, part DIY, and part open education. With support from key leaders ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transformation from the Inside Out: Integrating Sustainability Into Unit Level Planning

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute (SI) led an unprecedented effort this academic year to integrate sustainability into every unit. With 24 campuses, 12 academic colleges and 11 major support units ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Product Based Sustainability Framework for Universities

  • North Carolina A&T State University (NC)

The transformation of a University towards sustainable development requires a paradigm shift from an activity based focus to a product based focus. In an activity based focus, several projects are ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Measure That! Integrating Sustainability into your Institutional Assessment

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Institutions across the county depend on their status as accredited organizations. While the accrediting agencies are not yet requiring schools to engage in sustainability, our institution looked for a way ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Twelve years of campus sustainability at Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México

  • Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C. (DF)

Ibero Campus Verde (ICV) is the given name of Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de Mexico’s environmental management system. Its action plan includes several policies, activities, goals and performance indicators that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Measuring Success

  • Yale University (CT)

This presentation will focus on how to capture, disclose and manage sustainability performance metrics. The presentation will focus on how to develop and institutionalize sustainability performance metrics that lead to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integrated Planning: A Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) Imperative

  • Society for College and University Planning (MI)

Join SCUP leaders and staff in a short presentation on integrated planning processes and a facilitated discussion, over lunch, of what it takes to create an effective planning process on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Four Truths - A Discussion on Industry Misalignments in Achieving High-Performance

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Lynn University (FL)
  • The New School (NY)
  • Yale University (CT)

The presenter, through the lens of four very diverse case-study examples, will de-bug myths surrounding the design and operational of the high-performance, often high-intensive building industry. The four-truths: (1) Design ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sub-institutional Planning for Sustainability: developing community-scale concepts and actions

  • Yale University (CT)

Universities around the world are developing and implementing institutional-scale sustainability strategic plans. Most of these strategies emphasize the three-way balance of sustainability and include concepts and tactics for communications. At ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Model for Implementing a Successful Sustainability Strategy

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Sun Tzu said, "Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." This is true today. Implementation of a successful sustainability program ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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