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Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

Climate change is in motion. If societies do not respond, their populations face water and food shortages and severe economic disruptions. Countless plant and animal species will be at risk ...

  • Posted June 20, 2016
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Graduate Certificate in Environmental GIS and Biodiversity Conservation

  • George Mason University (VA)

As biodiversity is the life support system of our planet, it is important to prepare students for careers that require knowledge of both ecology and public policy. This certificate focuses ...

  • Posted June 20, 2016
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UT Farm Stand

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

UT Farm Stand is a student-led project that provides local and organic fresh foods to the University of Texas at Austin students, faculty, and staff. Our mission is focused on ...

  • Posted June 16, 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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Map More, Waste Less: A Study in How GIS Helps Texas A&M Prevent Waste

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Introduction:

During the Spring of 2016, the Texas A&M Geography Society, a student organization that performs undergraduate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research, set out to help SSC Services for Education ...


Smokey's Pantry: A FISH Hospitality Pantry

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Erica Davis, a senior at the University of Tennessee, spearheaded a food recovery project called Smokey’s Pantry. This project provided groceries recovered from various sources and distributed them to ...


The Contribution of Social Sciences to Sustainable Development at Universities

This volume presents contemporary, state-of-the-art examples of how social science theories, models, and findings can advance all aspects of campus sustainability, an area that has so far been largely neglected ...


Solar Energy Justice in Portland

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

Project Description We are two Environmental Studies majors pursuing a project to put solar panels on affordable housing in Portland. We are working with Central City Concern (CCC) to put ...


The Transition to Resilience: A Comparative Case Study of Two Communities

  • Berea College (KY)
  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • University of Kentucky (KY)

This dissertation examines the question of how communities understand their risk related to global economic and environmental problems and how communities respond to those risks. Specifically, using comparative case study ...


Academic Jet-Setting in a Time of Climate Destabilization: Ecological Privilege and Professional Geographic Travel

  • Vassar College (NY)

This article analyzes the interrelationship among resource consumption, sociospatial justice, and what is popularly known as global warming by interrogating the ecological footprint of professional geographers, especially in terms of ...


Sustainable Science? Reducing the Carbon Impact of Scientific Mega-Meetings

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of North Texas (TX)

Scientists across the globe recognize the importance of reducing carbon emissions to combat climate change. At the same time, we have increased our carbon footprint through air travel to the ...


Institute for Democracy and Higher Education

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (IDHE) is dedicated to shifting college and university priorities, practices, and culture to strengthen democracy and advance social and political equity. The Institute ...

  • Posted May 6, 2016
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Where in the World of Sustainability Education is US Geography?

  • University of Central Missouri (MO)

This paper investigates latest developments in sustainability studies, sustainability education and geography's place in sustainability education, with a focus on the USA. The investigation draws on latest information on ...


Geography and the Emergence of Sustainability Science: Missed Opportunities and Enduring Possibilities

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The dawn of the 21st century saw the emergence of the newly declared field of “sustainability science.” The new field’s research agenda focuses on meeting human needs while simultaneously ...


Applying AASHE STARS to Examine Geography’s “Sense of Place” in Sustainability Education

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)

Geography supports place-based inquiry for the learner, applying the old environmental adage of “think globally, act locally” to environmental problem solving. Many within and outside of the discipline of geography ...


Applying Anthropology to the Campus Dining System: Reflections on Working with Community Food Assessments and the Real Food Challenge

  • Oregon State University (OR)

When the Oregon Food Bank began conducting Community Food Assessments in 2009, they enlisted graduate students in Oregon State University's (OSU) applied anthropology program to examine the impact of ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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Missing links: gender and education for sustainable development

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)

Focusing on the impact of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, this paper argues for a gender-sociologically, and ecologically sensitive approach to the complex range of issues raised by environmental concerns. The ...

  • Posted April 25, 2016
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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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Rutgers Climate Institute

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

The Rutgers Climate Institute is a University-wide effort to address one of the most important issues of our time through research, education and outreach. The Institute draws upon strengths in ...

  • Posted April 25, 2016
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Human Dimensions of Environmental Change Graduate Certificate

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

The Department of Human Ecology coordinates an interdisciplinary graduate certificate on human dimensions of environmental change. A collaboration among faculty from several graduate programs, the certificate program allows students to ...

  • Posted April 25, 2016
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Minor in Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior

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

Students in this minor take a foundational course in Introduction to Human Ecology and 6 additional courses from a list of options.

  • Posted April 25, 2016
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Environmental Policy, Institutions and Behavior (BS)

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

Environmental Policy, Institutions and Behavior (EPIB) examines the human dimensions of environmental problems. It addresses such issues as how human actions affect the environment; how societies adapt to changes in ...

  • Posted April 25, 2016
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Geospatial Analysis and Modeling for the Environment Minor

  • University of Massachusetts Boston (MA)

The minor in Geospatial Analysis and Modeling for the Environment (GAME) consists of 6 courses. It is open to any degree-seeking undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Minor in Environmental Policy and Culture

  • Northwestern University (IL)

EPC is an interdisciplinary minor focusing on the study of the relationship between people and their natural surroundings. The program is based in the social sciences and humanities and is ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Energy and Sustainability Undergraduate Certificate

  • Northwestern University (IL)

The Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University (ISEN) Undergraduate Certificate provides a means for Northwestern students to pursue multi-disciplinary instruction in the increasingly important areas of sustainability and ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Social Justice Minor

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

The minor in Social Justice (SJ) is for undergraduate students who are interested in incorporating an in-depth awareness of social issues into their fields of study and careers. Humanities and ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Minor in Energy Systems

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

The Energy Systems Minor provides students a 15-hour multidisciplinary educational opportunity to study energy systems. Requirements include courses which provide depth in an area relevant to energy that is within ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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MA/MS in Sustainable Communities

  • Binghamton University (NY)

The master’s program in Sustainable Communities at Binghamton University is one of the first sustainability-focused graduate degrees offered by the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Through this ...

  • Posted April 11, 2016
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"Seeing Systems" Discussion Activity on Peace, Justice and Sustainability Issues

  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Active, personally relevant learning is at the heart of an effective education. This discussion

activity takes students and other campus participants through a process of exploring sustainability through small group ...

  • Posted April 11, 2016
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Lecturers’ perspectives on how introductory economic courses address sustainability

Purpose

– The purpose of this article is to explore sustainability commitments’ potential implications for the curriculum of introductory economics courses. Universities have signed the Talloires Declaration, committing themselves to promoting ...

  • Posted April 7, 2016
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The Efficient Drowning of a Nation: Is Economics Education Warping Gifted Minds and Eroding Human Prospects?

Humanity has put itself in great peril, as the impending demise of the nation of Kiribati due to global warming illustrates. This failure to act is in part due to ...

  • Posted April 7, 2016
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Introductory economics courses and the university’s commitments to sustainability

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The three largest public universities in British Columbia, Canada have signed the Talloires Declaration, committing themselves to promoting students’ environmental literacy and ecological citizenship. As a result, there is pressure ...

  • Posted April 7, 2016
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Teaching (un)sustainability? University sustainability commitments and student experiences of introductory economics

The three largest public universities in British Columbia, Canada have signed the Talloires Declaration, committing themselves to promoting sustainability and creating expectations that they will integrate sustainability across the curriculum ...

  • Posted April 7, 2016
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Sustainability in the Curriculum and Teaching of Economics: Transforming Introductory Macroeconomics

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)

Present models of economic growth primarily focus on the role of expenditures as captured in the commonly cited economic indicator, gross domestic product (GDP), where GDP is defined as the ...

  • Posted April 7, 2016
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Introductory economics textbooks: what do they teach about sustainability?

In response to accelerating ecological deterioration, many universities have made commitments to integrate sustainability across the curriculum and to ensure they graduate ecologically responsible citizens. This study involves a content ...

  • Posted April 7, 2016
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Indispensable But Invisible: A Report on the Working Climate of Non-Tenure Track Faculty at George Mason University

  • George Mason University (VA)

According to institutional data, during the 2012-2013 academic year, adjunct and other

contingent faculty made up 71 percent of the total faculty at George Mason University. Like

contingent faculty at ...

  • Posted March 11, 2016
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Mapping Campus Connections: Using GIS Story Maps as part of Place-based, Art-led Environmental Education

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • River's Edge Academy (MN)
  • National Park Service (DC)

Place-based, art-led environmental education can engage students and community with the immediate world around them and help them make connections between local sustainability issues in a community and global context ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Applying geographic information systems (GIS) and survey data to transportation demand management

  • Skyline College (CA)
  • University of San Francisco (CA)

In 2013, Skyline College launched a transportation initiative to improve access for students and employees and make travel to campus more efficient and equitable while reducing reliance on single-occupancy vehicles ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integrating Environmental Issues Into Social Sciences, Business, And Humanities Courses Using Ecological Worldview Principles

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Environmental problems are actually human behavior problems. Social sciences and humanities are important contributors for addressing environmental sustainability as they investigate and explain human behavior. Yet for faculty, integrating sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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What role can moral agency & collective efficacy play in college-level science education? Defining new territory

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This proposal will look at the role of moral agency and collective efficacy when thinking about environmental sustainability issues, within college-level science education. We will look at reports from scientists ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Restructuring Sustainability: Implementing Economicology through a Governance Redesign

  • Aquinas College (MI)

Are your sustainability committees simply not meeting your expectations any longer? After an 8 year stretch with the same committee format, Aquinas College decided to redesign its internal sustainability structure ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Interactive Tree Map of SUNY Geneseo

  • State University of New York at Geneseo (NY)

Our project is an interactive map of the trees on the SUNY Geneseo campus, created utilizing GIS technology. It would act as an interactive digital field guide that would emphasize ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Northern Roots: Growing Food in the Western Lake Superior Region: A Participatory, Public Ethnography in Film Form

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Planting and cultivation instructions: 1) Combined engaged students, hard-working farmers, a supportive university, dedicated nonprofit leaders and the fertile potential of participatory media. 2) Seed the ground with community coordination ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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GIS Field Collection to Support a Tree Inventory for Campus Sustainability

  • University of West Georgia (GA)

To promote sustainability on the University of West Georgia campus a GIS-based field collection application was developed. It is being utilized to collect and maintain characteristics of trees on campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Sustainability Program at the University of British Columbia

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Participants will explore the foundations that underpin our award-winning program which partners operational staff, faculty and students to catalyze campus sustainability efforts. Our program has coordinated more than 1000 diverse ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Geodesign Approach to GIS for Sustainability Management

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Geodesign is an emerging approach to using geographic information systems (GIS) for addressing complex sustainable systems problems, e.g., improving land use, transportation, and water resources that have impacts on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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GIS for Sustainability Management in Higher Education

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Geographic information systems (GIS) are commonly formed from a combination of data, software, hardware, people, institutional arrangements and motivations for collecting, analyzing and displaying spatial and temporal referenced data that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability 3.0 - Navigating the New Economic Frontier in Higher Education

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Purdue University (IN)

Like many organizations, higher education is going through a time of transformation. We are called to action to respond to competing demands, funding pressures, risk mitigation and governance, all while ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Blending Sociology and Environmental Science at a Community College

  • Highline Community College (WA)

We developed and co-taught a coordinated study class combining Sociology 101 and Environmental Science 101 at Highline Community College. In this class, we explored the foundations and intricacies of the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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