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A Zero-waste Community: Bridging the Gap Between Goals and Behaviors

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

One of the main goals of Green Mountain College’s Sustainability 2020 Strategic Plan is to have a net positive impact on the surrounding community. Vermont’s new universal waste ...

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Breaking Down the Silos – Lessons Learned from a Campus wide Behavior Change Program

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

With a campus of roughly 19,000 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, the Green NAU Energy Initiative (GNEI) has taken on the challenge of augmenting an $18 million ...

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Co-creative Leadership: A Mindset for Change Agents

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Co-creative Leadership is an approach to leadership that values a wholesome balance and produces an expectation of justice. Through the use of contemplative practices (e.g. observation, reflection, storytelling, group ...

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AASHE Panel Discussion: Behavior Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Kimberly-Clark Professional (GA)

Furthering sustainability on campus and across the globe requires a team effort at shaking up the process, perceptions and habits to consider a new, more sustainable path. This panel will ...

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Engaging Sustainability Stakeholders across Cultures A How-To Guide

  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (CA)

A generic cost-benefit analysis or a consideration of the Keeling Curve (the canonic visualization of the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere since 1958) by itself seldom motivate potential sustainability ...

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The EcoChallenge: Bridging the Say-Do Gap, together

  • EcoChallenge.org (OR)

In this program we will present a free on line tool and in person program (the EcoChallenge) available for students, faculty, and staff to engage in positive behavior change that ...

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The Green Citizen Campaign

  • Seneca College (ON)

In 2011, Seneca College, a Canadian leader in post-secondary environmental programming, laid the groundwork for a multi-faceted initiative intended to take the college’s environmental focus to the next level ...

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Institutional Behavior Change and Sustainability

  • University of Louisville (KY)

It is well established that human behavior underlies almost all environmental problems, e.g. air and water pollution, climate change, loss of biodiversity, resource overuse, waste generation and recycling, etc ...

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Sustainability & Wellness Month: A replicable outreach campaign to encourage healthy, sustainable behaviors on campus.

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The University of Virginia’s Hoo’s Well wellness team partnered with the Office for Sustainability to develop an outreach campaign to encourage behavior changes that benefit people and the ...

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Harnessing the social change model: A strategy for deeper sustainability engagement

  • University of Calgary (AB)

This poster uses the social change model to promote sustainability engagement. It describes the individual values, group values, and community values of the social change model and outlines how these ...

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Shared Story, Shared Learning, Shared Action: Curricular and Co-Curricular Tools for Engaging the Social Dimensions of Change

  • EcoChallenge.org (OR)

Although it is widely agreed that sustainability education should encompass much more than mere knowledge acquisition, educators and sustainability officers often lack the time, energy, and expertise needed to more ...

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Engaging Campus Constituents: Using Partnerships to Increase Behavior Modification Awareness & Action

  • University of Southern Mississippi (MS)

The Office of Sustainability and University Libraries formed a partnership on the main campus of The University of Southern Mississippi dedicated to increasing awareness of sustainable practices through a phased ...

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A holistic approach to culture change on campus: a new model of liberal arts education

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Making the transition to sustainability in higher education will require a significant culture change across the campus. The current approach in which sustainability is pursued as a collection of isolated ...

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Theoretical Underpinning For Campus Sustainability Initiatives

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Behavior and environment applies insights of behavioral sciences to problems at the interface between people and environment. Many sustainability initiatives on college campuses do not seem to be grounded in ...

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Rehearsing Change: Using Creative Means to Empower the Sustainability Dialogue

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha)

This workshop shares methodologies that can be used to addresses several obstacles to engagement and understanding: 1) we work in a multi-faceted field in which the many actors (students, faculty ...

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Implementing Behavior Change and Energy Efficiency Programs

  • College of Lake County (IL)
  • Heartland Community College (IL)

Learn how the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) offered three distinct initiatives designed to promote behavior change and measurable energy reduction within the business and higher education sectors in Illinois ...

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Practicing Behavior Interventions: Understanding and Implementing Sustainable Behavior Change on Your Campus

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

Behavior change is a buzzword in sustainability work – mostly because our job on campuses, among many other responsibilities, is to change people’s behaviors to ones that are more sustainable ...

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Motivating People Toward Sustainability: Applying Psychological Science to Green Behavior

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Achieving sustainability on university campuses requires engaging and changing the behavior of students, faculty, administrators, staff, and other members of the university community. New programs can suffer unexpected roadblocks if ...

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Building a Strategy for Changing Behavior at Your Institution

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Academic institutions cannot achieve climate neutrality through technology alone; members of the institution must also be engaged in creating a culture of sustainability. Our research project employed a community-based social ...

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Behavior Change for Energy Efficiency: A Literature Review

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The first Earth Day in 1970 spurred a heightened interest in environment-focused behavior change research among social scientists. Psychologists, in particular, enthusiastically rose to the challenge. Multiple review papers have ...

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Innovation in Metering & Dashboards: A Key to Cracking the Behavioral Nut

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

The urgency for resilience and adaptation grow stronger by the day. Obviously, central to achieving such are the behavioral changes necessary in human consumption that maximize and sustain reduction of ...

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Shut Your Sash? Connecting Fume Hood Behavior Change Theories with the Real World

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

Two prestigious think tanks and a multi-campus educational program collaborated over the past year in an effort to quantitatively answer the question: “Do fume hood campaigns save energy?” Though intuitively ...

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Making It Stick: Using Online Pledges to Sustain Behavior Change

  • Metropolitan Community College (NE)

Pledges can be one of simplest and most cost-effective approaches to sustaining pro-environmental behavior change. However, to reap the full benefit of this strategy, it is crucial to integrate certain ...

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The Case of the Pesky Light Bulb: Using Social Marketing to Solve Sustainability Mysteries

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This interactive workshop tells the story of Audrey, a university employee puzzled by her coworkers unwillingness to shut off the lights. Using communication and behavior change strategies derived from community-based ...

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Sustainability Engagement at UC Boulder: IT Strategies for Behavior Change

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The University of Colorado Boulder has been a leader in sustainability focused research, education and engagement for more than half a century. The campus is home to nationally recognized and ...

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Beyond Operations: Collaborating Across Campus to Change Food Culture

  • Williams College (MA)

Effect culture change on campus with sustainable food programming. Learn how the Williams College Sustainable Food & Agriculture Program introduces diverse student organizations, campus offices, and academic departments to sustainable ...

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Changing the Default: Using Social Marketing Research to Promote Behavior Change Campaigns

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Tackling sustainability issues usually means change at every level of an organization. Even within large powerful organizations change has to begin with someone acting differently. Sometimes highlighting financial benefits can ...

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Changing the Campus Culture through Engagement

  • Boston University (MA)

Many sustainability programs can only be successful with the participation of our entire campus community. Sustainability outreach and awareness projects have increased exponentially since the beginning of our program in ...

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Fostering University-Wide Sustainable Behaviors Through Service Learning: A Classroom Transition From Theory To Real World Application.

  • Utah State University (UT)

This presentation will introduce 1) a redesigned Sustainable Living mixed undergraduate/graduate service learning course offered at a major Land-Grant university, 2) key service learning strategies that have and have ...

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Fostering Sustainable Behaviour Through Energy and Water Reduction Competitions: Best Practices from Campus Conservation Nationals 2012

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)
  • Elon University (NC)
  • BuildingOS (CA)

During fall of 2010 and spring of 2012 hundreds of colleges and universities participated in Campus Conservation Nationals, an electricity and water use reduction competition in residential housing. The goals ...

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First-Year Students as Agents of Campus Change

  • Hartwick College (NY)

In academia, sustainability offers structured and spontaneous opportunities for the curriculum to infiltrate campus operations, student life, and the regional community. Since 2008, I have been teaching a first-year seminar ...

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Lights Out!: Training Building Occupants to Change Energy-Consuming Behaviors

  • University of Kansas (KS)
  • Energy Solutions Professionals, LLC (KS)

Lights Out! was a 3-month friendly competition at the University of Kansas that pitted faculty and staff in three buildings against one another in an effort to see who could ...

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Educating Citizens as Change Agents

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland State University is beginning implementation of a program to empower students and alumni to become lifelong participants in community-based, sustainability-oriented social change efforts beyond their time at PSU. The ...

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Under the Truffula Trees: Creating Institutional Change Beginning with Students

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

In Spring 2008, I taught an Introduction to Sociology class that took me down a path I had not anticipated taking. I required students in the class to submit a ...

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Achieving Energy Reductions Through Behavior: Competition Best Practices and Case Study

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This presentation would present an overview of 1) the potential for competitions and behavior change to help achieve significant energy reductions on college campuses; 2) an overview of best practices ...

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Carbon Valuing Menus...Creating Sustainable Behavioral Change in a Campus Community

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

One of Northern Arizona University's newest additions to campus dining is the Green Scene Café opened in Fall 2011. Take a look at how the café's carbon valued ...

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Mindfulness in Energy Use: Course Participants Driving Conservation

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Universities face an increasingly challenging financial landscape. In our state, government officials have cut funding for higher education for 12 years running. This budgetary crisis, combined with increasing enrollment, has ...

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Lost in Translation: The transfer of Climate Change knowledge into sustainable behaviour among the students at the University of Auckland

  • Monash University (VIC)

Behaviour change has been identified broadly as a function of how people perceive particular issues based on their interests, values and norms. As such, the notion of framing issues has ...

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Communicating Sustainability to Create Change

  • Natural Capitalism Solutions (CO)

The early trickle of sustainability adoption has now turned into a movement, with colleges and universities leading the charge. Though, the way in which we communicate sustainability has not changed ...

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Campus Citizenship Behavior: A Motivational Analysis for Change

  • Chatham University (PA)

All intentional behavior is a function of motivational forces within the individual to engage in certain actions while forgoing other actions. Classic theories of motivation such as expectancy theory, equity ...

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Addressing Behavior

  • Boston University (MA)

To bring about campus sustainability we must provide an infrastructure, modify operations and change the expectations and behavior of our campus communities. To raise awareness, education our faculty and staff ...

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When Do Variable Flow Fume Hoods Save Energy? implications for lab design and behavior modification

  • Boston University (MA)

Many university sustainability websites indicate the importance of using variable flow fume hoods and devising programs to ensure they are closed when not in use in order to reduce energy ...

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Implementing a Systems Approach to Sustainability versus Behavior Modification

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

Consider the difficulties a rider faces in trying to get an elephant to take a new path as opposed to a well-worn and less rigorous path. Promoting increased levels of ...

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Ecochallenge: Tips for creating and implementing cost effective behavior change programs for your campus

  • University of Oregon (OR)

Ecochallenges encourage people to experiment with simple environmentally friendly changes in their daily routines. These highly participatory events help build an environmentally and socially responsible campus culture, an important pre-condition ...

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A Business Case for Behavior-Based Conservation Programs at Stanford

  • Stanford University (CA)

Behavior-based conservation programs yield lower energy and cost savings than those achieved via major building system retrofits, but such programs engage individuals and make sustainability more tangible. When purposefully constructed ...

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Degrees Cooler - a behaviour change programme that resulted in institution-wide sustainability

  • National Union of Students

The National Union of Students UK (NUS) was selected as part of the UK Government's Third Sector Strategy to promote greener living across England. Our two-year flagship programme, called ...

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Changing Travel Behavior One Trip at a Time: Meeting the Challenge of the Large Suburban Campus

  • University of South Florida (Tampa) (FL)

In the late 1950s, a small suburban university was built on old farmland. It was envisioned that this school would primarily serve students in the region and would operate as ...

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Designing Spaces That Support Cultural Change

  • AASHE (PA)

Intelligent, connected, and wireless. Our culture is changing rapidly and Generation Y is in the driver's seat. The fast-paced, interactive discussion Designing Spaces That Support Cultural Change explores the ...

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Cutting Campus Commuter Carbon & Building Social Capital - Strategies & Tactics for Effective Change

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

Transportation emissions from student, faculty, staff and administrator commuting are a challenge for many colleges and universities, and especially for commuter campuses outside the sphere of public transport systems. Encouraging ...

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Impacting individual and institutional change through a living-learning community on campus

  • Calvin University (MI)

In a college dormitory setting where many choices are predetermined for residents, working towards a more sustainable lifestyle can become difficult and frustrating for concerned students. A Creation Care living-learning ...

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