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Students Leading STARS

  • Westminster College - Utah (UT)

Westminster College has taken a unique approach to completing the STARS program. Instead taking the usual method to STARS through professional or administrative initiatives, Westminster has utilized students as the ...

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Buildings and Values: Sustainable Design for Teaching Tools: tales from Educators and their Architect

  • William McDonough + Partners (VA)

A trio of people will bring a unique perspective on design and sustainability for higher education, and how the higher education context is the ideal one within which to understand ...

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Generating Real Savings: Williams College's Integrated Energy Management Strategy a Year Later

  • Williams College (MA)

Instituting a comprehensive energy management strategy was an opportunity for Williams College to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and money, drive behavioral changes, and bring together diverse stakeholders with ...

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Taste Education: Sustainability through the Senses

  • Williams College (MA)

Food sustainability is only possible with knowledge: the knowledge of those who bring food to the table and the knowledge of those who eat it and how. Understanding more about ...

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To LEED or not to LEED: University Makes the Case for Third Party Verification

  • WRNS Studio (CA)

Today, when everyone is claiming green from cereal brands to coal companies, can we really say that we are building sustainably outside a framework of industry-accepted standards and objective third ...

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Achieving Sustainable Goals in an Urban Center Environment

  • WTW Architects (PA)

A growing campus in a downtown district faces unique opportunities and challenges in achieving sustainable goals. An urban campus can define itself as a village within the larger city. The ...

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Campus Sustainability Officers Workshop, Part I

  • Yale University (CT)

A morning presentation and discussion addressing issues around managing institutional change, including utilization the newly developed APT (Awakening, Pioneering, Transforming)change management framework for better understanding the key stages of ...

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Framing a research agenda for Campus Sustainability

  • Yale University (CT)

What kind of research is needed to advance sustainability on our campuses? What are the research opportunities that can bridge faculty expertise and campus sustainability efforts? How can we use ...

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Addressing Land, Water & Biodiversity on an Urban Campus

  • Yale University (CT)

Many urban campuses are intertwined with the layout of the surrounding city. Sharing streets, neighborhoods, and green spaces requires that we manage the physical campus in a locally, integrated way ...

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Identifying Change Management Strategies for Sustainability: Building on lessons from Public Health, Ecology, and Business Management

  • Yale University (CT)

Efforts to improve sustainability at higher education institutions often require challenging shifts in organizational priorities, patterns of behavior, management strategies, and community expectations. In guiding these shifts, sustainability leaders must ...

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Student Green Fee Management and Project Implementation

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Green Mountain College (VT)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Carnegie Mellon University has instituted environmental education across its curriculum over the past five years. The latest course addition, "The Environment Today," was spearheaded by student organizations at Carnegie Mellon ...

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A Comprehensive Approach to Sustainability on Campus: Stories from the Field

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • American University (DC)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

With students and college presidents alike making commitments to go green, higher education is institutionalizing a culture of sustainability like never before. Developing a comprehensive plan for sustainability on campus ...

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Comparing Methods of Estimating GHG Emissions from Air Travel

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This talk presents the results of different methods used to estimate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from official air travel by the University of Arizona, and discusses improving estimates through improved ...

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Key Ingredients for Institutional Success in Implementing Climate Change Solutions

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

The goal of achieving carbon-neutrality within institutions of higher learning is clear and measurable. In accordance with ACUPCC guidelines, climate action plans describe priorities, milestones, and the scale of the ...

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User Participation Saves Cost in Green Building Operations

  • Western Washington University (WA)

This session explores how users have become participants in reducing energy/operational costs at Western Washington University's new state-of-the-art 120,000gsf Academic Instructional Center (AIC), one of the largest ...

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Sustainable Transportation at Stanford University: The Role of TDM

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford has achieved various transportation related sustainability milestones in 2010 through its Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program. This year, the university estimates an employee drive alone rate of 48%, dropped ...

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Driving Down Energy Use While Your IT Load Increases

  • Stanford University (CA)

In January 2009 Stanford University undertook the challenge of reducing electricity and chilled water usage in the main 20,000 square foot datacenter.

A year later, IT Load is up ...

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Commitment and Action through Staff Engagement

  • Macquarie University (NSW)

Abstract: To achieve cultural change towards sustainability requires more than implementing resource efficiency initiatives. It requires the engagement of those who interact with the campus on a regular basis. This ...

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The Zero Waste Campus

  • University of Ottawa (ON)

Whether it is a single-stream or multipart recycling system, the staple environmental achievement for a post-secondary institution is typically its tailored recycling program. The success of a waste diversion program ...

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A Strategic Community Based Approach to Implementing Campus Sustainability

  • University of Ottawa (ON)

One of the greatest weaknesses to sustainability is the fact that it is not only multi-dimensional but also conceptually convoluted; demanding that practitioners juggle a myriad of concepts while balancing ...

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Utilizing a Community Partnership to Distribute Mattresses in the Community

  • Elon University (NC)

With hundreds of lightly used mattresses to remove from campus, the university took the opportunity to partner with a community non-profit organization to keep them out of the landfill and ...

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Institutionalizing sustianability within Student Government

  • University of Florida (FL)

Institutionalizing Sustainability and infiltrating into your universities Student Government can open up many doors and opportunities for campus, local, and national sustainability campaigns. In 2009, the University of Florida founded ...

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Greening Events- Beyond the Basics

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Earth Givers (FL)

Working with offices and organizations throughout campus and the community for planning, publicity, and hosting events has enriched a number of sustainability programs at the University of Florida. Unique partnerships ...

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Teaching campus sustainability after sustainability has lost its buzz

  • University of Wyoming (WY)

We began teaching Campus Sustainability at the University of Wyoming in 2005 when the campus sustainability movement was taking off. Students were highly motivated about sustainability and the class and ...

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Sustainable Graduates Achieving Global Learning Outcomes Through Innovative Curricular Design

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Haley & Aldrich, Inc. (MA)

In spite of challenges that many are facing with integrating sustainability into curricula, Northern Arizona University (NAU) has tackled this on an even larger scale by purposefully infusing environmental sustainability ...

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Framing Career Technical Programs within Social Frameworks

  • Portland Community College (OR)

It is not enough to teach students how to be sustainable; we must also embed the questions and answers as to why it matters into our curriculum and institutional practices ...

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Sustainable Transportation Planning at an Urban University

  • Portland State University (OR)

As an urban campus, Portland State University is ideally situated to take advantage of Portland's mass transit infrastructure. Additionally, the popularity of biking and the high cost of parking ...

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Turning Indicators Into Reality: Methodology and Results on Assessing the Sustainability of Large Campuses

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Large university campuses are often comprised of thousands of students and hundreds of employees spread out over dozens of different departments and administrative units. Much of the administration is decentralized ...

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Cutting Carbon through Energy Efficiency, Technology, and Behavior Change

  • University of Florida (FL)

A review of programs at the University of Florida addressing structural and behavioral energy savings.

Buildings account for ~70% of the UF's GHG emissions, and energy efficiency is a ...

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Enterprising Students Lead Campus Sustainability Initiatives at Michigan Tech

  • Michigan Technological University (MI)

Michigan Technological University's innovative, student-centered educational initiative, the Enterprise Program, now has a team focused on advancing campus sustainability. Students enrolled in a variety of Enterprises form interdisciplinary teams ...

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No Money, No Travel, No Problem! UNC Focus Forward 2010

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

Summer 2008. The Sustainability Committee of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, decided to host a traditional one-day, drive-in conference focusing on some of the best sustainable practices being ...

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Promoting Bicycle Commuting on Campus

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

This will be a presentation at the introductory level detailing possible steps that campuses can take in order to increase their population of students, faculty, and staff who use a ...

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Planning and Integrating Sustainability at Universities

  • DePaul University (IL)
  • Duquesne University (PA)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

Sustainability faculty from DePaul University (lead), U of Wisconsin, and the Illinois Institute of Technology business school will discuss how sustainability is being integrated into community outreach, curriculum, and governance ...

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Education for Sustainability, Not Less Unsustainability: WCU's EFS Certificate Programs

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This paper/presentation is for those who are drawn to the work of education for sustainability (EFS), yet who suspect that tinkering with or even overhauling what happens in formal ...

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The Environmental Caucus: Breaking Down Silos to Create a Culture of Sustainability

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

In 2008, the Environmental Caucus formed to facilitate creative and strategic communication across campus. The caucus is a voluntary association of faculty, staff, students and administrators, not an appointed body ...

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Sustainable Scientists: Integrating Lab Users into Sustainable Laboratory Solutions

  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

Research laboratories are typically the most energy-intensive spaces on university campuses. While energy usage is largely driven by ventilation needs, plug loads and user behavior are significant factors. Barriers to ...

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Students and Faculty Lead Local Green Building Projects: A Sustainable Model

  • Colorado State University (CO)

An interdisciplinary university institute focused on sustainable design and development brings together students and faculty to perform green building research and LEED project coordination for campus building projects and many ...

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Are We Really Becoming More Sustainable? UMaryland Sustainability Metrics

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

How does a university measure its progress at becoming a more sustainable campus? How can the exercise of creating sustainability metrics engage stakeholders in developing a vision of a sustainable ...

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Mobilizing the Mission: Sustainability on Faith-Based Campuses

  • Santa Clara University (CA)
  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

For faith-based colleges and universities of all denominations, the institutional mission is a powerful but often untapped resource for building a widespread sustainability movement on campus. Most religious denominations place ...

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Green Billion-Dollar Challenge: Innovative Endowment Investing in Energy Efficiency

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)
  • GreenerU (MA)

Facing burdensome budget cuts and unstable energy costs, many colleges are grappling with how to finance urgently needed, but capital-intensive, energy efficiency retrofits. In response to this need, the panel ...

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High-Impact Experiential Approach to Sustainability in Northeastern University's Curriculum

  • Northeastern University (MA)

The NU Core, Northeastern's first institution-wide general education program, includes requirements for substantial out-of-classroom experience and for integration of that experience with the in-class curriculum. Inherent in the NU ...

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Campus Sustainability as a Driver of Social Justice

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Rio Salado College (AZ)
  • University of Wyoming (WY)
  • Better World Books (GA)

Oftentimes, we think of our sustainability efforts independent of social justice.

This panel will discuss innovative ideas for combining recycling while funding social justice initiatives. The panelists, representing both private ...

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Tales from Year One: Launching a Sustainability Office in Lean Times

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

In July of 2009, Appalachian State University created the Office of Sustainability on recommendation from the University's Sustainability Council and with broad support from the campus community. In establishing ...

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Sustainable Building Energy Systems: Independent Evaluation for Improved Decision-Making

  • EarthLinked Technologies (FL)
  • Southern Research Institute (NC)

Southern Research Institute - an affiliate of UAB - operates the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Technology Center for the U.S. EPA. The GHG Center evaluates technologies that provide improved energy efficiency, GHG ...

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Installing an Organic Garden on Campus

  • LaGrange College (GA)

Beginning an organic garden on a college campus poses more challenges than one initially assumes, as the community of LaGrange College quickly learned; issues that arose included administration buy-in, construction ...

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ZotWheels - UC Irvine's Automated Bikeshare Program

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

ZotWheels bikeshare is the first automated bikeshare program in California and only the second at a university in the United States. ZotWheels was designed and implemented by Parking and Transportation ...

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Building Global Bridges to Sustainability Research/Collaborations in Higher Education

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV)

The institutional repository (IR) concept was designed and created by faculty and librarians to showcase scholarly activity at the academy. The Open Access (OA) model upon which IR's are ...

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Sharing a Passion and Connecting Students to Sustainability Experiences

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics exemplifies what it takes to launch a sustainability program by tapping into a passion. Its undergraduate dietetics program was added to the existing dietetic ...

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Building a sustainable data center

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

Between 2000 and 2005 the footprint of our data center grew by 1000%. Clear patterns evolved showing the growth rate would continue and we were on an unsustainable path. Beginning ...

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Engaging Staff and Faculty through Green Office Certification Programs

  • Pomona College (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Pomona College, University of Southern California, and University of California - Berkeley have launched Green Office Programs, which certify campus departments/offices/groups as "green" for various behaviors and programs. These ...

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