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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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Student-Faculty Synergy & Institutional Transformation: A Story of Sustainability

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

This presentation will discuss the evolving, ongoing professional relationship between a student and a sociology professor that has led to both personal transformation and action, and which, over the course ...

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Community Gardens Engage Students to Serve as a Bridge between University and Community

  • Antioch University Midwest (OH)

Food security has been identified by the city of Keene, NH as an area of critical importance for community resiliency. Our city's efforts have been supported by a growing ...

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Visioning Sustainability: a powerful student-led initiative at UVA

  • University of Virginia (VA)

When students step back from initial impulses for traditional initiatives and develop a long-term vision of sustainability, powerful and lasting movements arise. The student-led vision casting can transform into a ...

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Student Engagement Ladder

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Do you know when and where your students receive their sustainability education? Where engagement is the strongest and where it is lacking? Students mapped out a ladder of engagement starting ...

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Weaving Green Threads: Sustainability Students as Connectors and Creators

  • Franklin Pierce University (NH)

This presentation shows how students in a sustainability certificate program model self-organization, emergent properties and resilience, and develop leadership to leverage change. FPU's Sustainability Certificate students exemplify complex systems ...

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Green Funds at Community Colleges: Unique Approaches to Engaging Students

  • College of Lake County (IL)
  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

Connecting students to a community college's sustainability efforts presents distinct challenges. Community colleges strive for a standard of quality education that is affordable and accessible to all types of ...

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Preparing Students for the 21st century Green Workforce

  • American Association of Community Colleges (DC)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Hosted by American Association of Community Colleges and AASHE, this workshop will highlight best practices, innovative partnerships and collaborative successes preparing community college students to build a green and sustainable ...

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Mentoring Student Workers to Increase the Potential for Advancing Sustainability

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Traditional mentorship models, similar to traditional internship models, often feature a top-down relationship with knowledge flowing in one direction. In this model a power structure is established that can make ...

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Supporting and Strengthening Student Work Through Statewide Networks

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Statewide networks for young people working on sustainability are sprouting up across the country. They are connecting, supporting, and amplifying the work of young people who are advancing sustainability on ...

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The Honors Society for Sustainability: Catalyzing Student Engagement

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The ASU School of Sustainability, founded in 2007, was the first of its kind. For the past year, high-achieving sustainability students at ASU have sought to create another first - an ...

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Mind the gap- what we have to learn from students (who study abroad)

  • Augsburg University (MN)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Yale University (CT)

Study abroad is often recalled as one of the most pivotal and transformative experiences in a college student's life. Aside from Freshman orientation, a student traveling abroad is perhaps ...

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Sustainable Impact: The Challenges of Creating Interdisciplinary Courses on Food, Food Systems, and Food Justice to Empower Students to Action

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

When looking to de-silo the often-segregated, triple-bottom line of sustainability, food seems the ideal course subject to broaden understanding. The class was formulated with a three-tiered structure - where our food ...

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Student Summit Leadership Development Collaboratory

  • Portland State University (OR)
  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

Our Collaboratory will begin with an introduction to "Developing Your Leader-ful Presence". This portion of our workshop will engage participants in a dialogue about the Leadership Maturation Journey which will ...

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Know Your Products, Know Yourself: Learning to Be An Environmentally Just Student

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

In the sustainability world we are bombarded constantly on how consumerism impacts our environment, but we rarely hear about the social impact. At this session participants will learn how their ...

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Degree Awarding Curriculum in Relation to Student Loan Costs: The Importance of Post Education Metrics for Creating Sustainable Academic Programs

  • University of Nevada, Reno (NV)
  • Technische Universiteit Delft

Universities are tasked with educating and training the future leaders of society. This responsibility requires an appropriate mix of curriculum, activities and supporting environment so as to provide a favorable ...

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Students as Change-makers: Engagement and Innovation for Small, Underfunded, Public Institutions

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

How do you increase student engagement with campus sustainability initiatives, develop a sustainability plan when administrators have more pressing obligations, and implement it with next-to-no budget or dedicated staffing? These ...

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The Silent Killer Project: Student Engagement Across the Curriculum

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

Frostburg State University's usual winter weather is characterized by high snow precipitation and low temperatures. Salt is used liberally on campus to melt snow and ice. Misuse of salt ...

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Sustainability & Social Justice; How College Students Engage with Subjugated Populations in the Community

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

What is social sustainability and why is it important? Master's students and undergrads join together to work with subjugated groups in the community to combat the powerful forces of ...

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Collaborating with Campus Recreation Departments: How Students and Sustainability Directors Can Engage Campus Recreation in Sustainability Efforts

  • Oregon State University (OR)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Sonoma State University (CA)
  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Campus recreation departments and student recreation centers have become one of the largest hubs for student activities on campuses in recent years. In addition to often serving 50-90% of the ...

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Engaging Students, Faculty, and the Curriculum in Research and Creative Activities for Sustainability

  • Portland State University (OR)

As a result of national initiatives like the ACU's President's Climate Commitment, higher education is working hard to promote sustainability. Yet, while institutions "green" their campus operations, transformations ...

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Assessing the Impact and Potential of a Student-Initiated and Maintained Small-Scale Biodiesel Production Facility: The Biodiesel Facility at Appalachian State University

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Since 2006 Appalachian State University (Appstate) in Boone, North Carolina has had a small-scale Biodiesel Research and Educational Facility capable of producing 100 gallons of biodiesel a week. The facility ...

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Realizing Campus Sustainability: One Student Project at a Time

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

In transforming a University campus for a sustainable future, operations staff generate a multitude of project opportunities which have the potential to engage students in sustainability research and problem-solving. Simultaneously ...

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Hungry While Learning: Sustainability and Student Food Security

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)
  • Salish Kootenai College (MT)
  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)

We've all known hungry students who are lurking on the edges of campus buffets and loading up on one daily meal to get the most out of discounted meal ...

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A Sustainable, Student-Run, and Delicious Cooperative at Your Campus

  • CoFED (NM)

Three times a day we choose put something in our bodies that is sustainable or unsustainable. Every student that comes into your school comes open to new ideas and experiences ...

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CoFED: Student Leadership Through Cooperative, Sustainable Food Enterprises

  • CoFED (NM)

Empowered student leadership is the most critical tool to catalyze a culture of sustainability on your campus. Imagine your most active student leaders being able to engage any student that ...

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Living & Learning Communities for Sustainability Students Studying Abroad

  • Danish Institute for Study Abroad (Hovestaden)

DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad has created a unique opportunity for American undergraduate students through their "Living & Learning Communities" in Copenhagen. What originally started as a "Green House ...

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Setting Ideas into Action: An Example of Student Leadership

  • San Diego State University (CA)
  • Emerging Technologies Associates, Inc. (CA)

How do we advance sustainability in higher education? How do we tap into the student body to gain ownership of an idea? How do we set ideas in action? A ...

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Harnessing Student Talent to Invigorate, Forge and Sustain Partnerships

  • Focus the Nation (OR)

This panel discussion showcases a community college's student-led initiative to create a community renewable energy project and will explore three key components to building strategic partnerships and effective collaborations ...

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Student Energy Simulations Guiding Facility Retrofits: Connecting Student Learning Outcomes to Facility Efficiency

  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GA)
  • Georgia Perimeter College (GA)

Facilities improvements on existing institutional buildings can support student learning outcomes, inter-institutional collaborations, and industry partner collaboration, especially amidst institutional budgetary challenges. A community college in the Southeastern U.S ...

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Changing the Campus Dynamic: The student creation and administration of the Sustainability Initiatives Fund at Johnson County Community College

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

In fall 2009, a small cohort of Honors students at Johnson County Community College took it upon themselves to campaign across campus, petitioning their peers, appealing to the President, and ...

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Making Progress: Challenges & Successes With an Every Changing Student Body

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

All Universities have the same problem, students have the nerve to graduate and move on after 4 years, or even less in some cases. Many students early in their college ...

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Compounding Interest: How and Why Southern Connecticut State University Decided to Prioritize Teaching First Year Students about Sustainability

  • Southern Connecticut State University (CT)

In Spring 2010, as part of an effort to build a lasting foundation of sustainable practices on campus, Southern Connecticut State University's Sustainable Climate Committee prioritized curriculum development for ...

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Sustainable Change at UAF: Initiated and Managed by Students

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

What's better than having a $20 student sustainability fee? Having those monies managed by students! Come hear about how the Review of Infrastructure, Sustainability and Energy (RISE) Board operates ...

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How to Partner with Students to Propose, Fund, and Operate a Successful Campus Sustainability Resource Center

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

UC San Diego successfully partnered with students to propose and build its first campus Sustainability Resource Center (SRC) in 2009 which has become the ultimate one-stop shop for all things ...

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A New Collaborative Model for Student Leadership in Sustainability

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Students play a major role in the campus sustainability movement, often having a more powerful voice than the faculty or staff. It is therefore crucial to ensure that students are ...

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Students Step Up Sustainability in Minnesota's Cities: the Green Step Cities Project

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Students from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities create sustainability plans and actions in Minnesota as part of the Sustainability Studies Minor capstone course. With faculty direction, students work on city ...

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Overcoming Silos in Student Activism

  • University of Oregon (OR)

How do students break isolation between campus activists to create authentic and affective collaboration? Our university houses 106 student groups, each focused on a unique issue. Yet even with such ...

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Making Sense of the Label: A Collaboration Between Chemistry Graduate Students and University Facilities to Rank and Compare Green Cleaning Products

  • University of Oregon (OR)

Green cleaning products are traditionally considered based on vendor recommendations and third-party certifications as well as cleaning efficacy. A desire to satisfy the green cleaning standards for LEED certification raises ...

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How to Create a Student Sustainability Office at Your University

  • Utah State University (UT)

Universities across the nation are looking into renewable-funding initiatives to support their efforts to be more sustainable. Utah State University's (USU) Blue Goes Green initiative's success has set ...

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Laboratory Fume Hood Campaigns: Students Educating Staff to Save Energy

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

Students are valuable campus leaders and effective advocates for energy savings on campus, including in unique locations like scientific laboratories. By spearheading lab fume hood campaigns and/or competitions, students ...

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A Solar Bus Stop Rises in Student Learning Opportunity

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (NC)

The project started in 2004 when a faculty member from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (AB Tech), filled out a purchase order and sent away for an aluminum frame bus stop ...

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Creating Sustainable Dining Options: Barriers and Hopeful Solutions for Feeding Hungry Students

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The presenters share their experience with analyzing the College of Charleston's (SC) current student dining options. Currently there is minimal institutional and contractural support for sustainable dining options, such ...

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Student Summit Keynote Given by Billy Parish

  • AASHE (PA)

Billy Parish is Co-Founder and President of Solar Mosaic, a solar investment marketplace, and Co-Author of Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money & Community in a Changing World. In 2002, he ...

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Environmental studentship program as strategy to reach Sustainable University objective

  • Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

One of the most important challenges of sustainable universities is to incorporate the environmental issues in education curriculum and research and in campus design. Federal University of Uberlândia, in Brazil ...

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Empowering Students to Build a Pipeline of Sustainable Solutions

  • Focus the Nation (OR)

This session will examine successful strategies to meaningfully engage students that harnesses their youthful idealism in a pragmatic way, promotes campus and community sustainability goals, and develops the skills they ...

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It IS Easy Being Green: Promoting Campus Sustainability as a Student Leader

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

There are three components to the Triple Bottom Line: environmental, social and economic. When separated, they are just that, but when these three components are equally emphasized, sustainable transformation for ...

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Teaching Business Sustainability Through Student-Led Corporate Sustainability Audits

  • Ithaca College (NY)

Universities and colleges around the globe are beginning to offer more courses to teach students about environmentally responsible business practices. These courses often offer important theoretical foundations for students who ...

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Creating and Maintaining a Sustainability Student Worker Network

  • Macalester College (MN)

The initiative for sustainability at Macalester College took an unusual institutional turn in 2008, with the formation of the original Sustainability Student Worker Network. The Network is a working group ...

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Student Sustainability Film Festival: Winning Entries

  • Media Institute for Social Change (OR)

This session features winning short films produced by college students about what their communities or campuses are doing for sustainability-and also provides guidelines and sample curriculum to help students, instructors ...

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