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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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Advancing Collaboration and Student Engagement in the Sustainability Curriculum

  • University of Texas at San Antonio (TX)

This paper is based on the premise that integrating sustainability issues into educational curricula is best achieved through activities that encourage students to take an active role in addressing real ...

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Sustainability Leadership In Action at the University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Sustainability leadership at the University of Washington is demonstrated through institutional collaboration, leadership excellence and a long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship.

The University of Washington is a charter signatory of ...

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Sustainability in Civil and Environmental Engineering Courses at CU-Boulder

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Recent modifications have been made to two first-year courses for civil (CivE) and environmental (EnvE) engineering majors and the senior capstone design course in EnvE. A pre-survey was used to ...

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Emerging Trends in Greening Athletics

  • Middlebury College (VT)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Collegiate and professional sports stadium are slowly but significantly integrating sustainability into operational practices. Given the significant environmental impacts associated with sports, further advances are welcome and necessary. This panel ...

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Impact of Educational Context on Teaching Sustainable Design and Construction

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Teaching sustainability is critical to the education of Construction Management (CM) students and professionals. The authors have participated in and taught classes focused on the integration of sustainable principles and ...

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Green Humility: How Awareness of Past Missteps Improves Sustainability Planning

  • Maryville College (TN)

Campus sustainability plans do not emerge overnight, and rarely are they crafted easily from whole cloth. Instead, schools hailed for efforts leading to a successful record of environmentalism can find ...

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The impact of "No Impact Week" in ENVS 101

  • Denison University (OH)

The syllabus for ENVS 101 (People and the Environment) at Denison University typically involves the examination of issues like climate change, food security, impacts of agriculture, water quality and scarcity ...

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goBEYOND: Student-led Initiatives to Bring Campuses Beyond Climate Neutral

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

How can we do more to solve the problems of climate change than we do to cause them? This is the question that inspired a small group of students to ...

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Department Bike Share Program

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU established a Department Bike Share Program in May of 2010 to serve as a model for other departments interested in promoting sustainability. The ...

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Bombing Detroit: Activist Architecture as a Pedagogical Model

  • Lawrence Technological University (MI)

Are traditional models of architectural practice still viable in cities mired in physical, psychological, and economic crisis? Are Universities initiating programs that educate students in a manner that allows them ...

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Getting Specific with Sustainability Policies

  • Broward College (FL)

Broward College has recently completed a collaborative process to formulate sustainability policies specific to different divisions of the college. As a recommendation from the Collegewide Sustainability Committee and with strong ...

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National Council for Science & the Environment (NCSE): Building Community, Creating Solutions

  • National Council for Science & the Environment (DC)

NCSE has many programs and offers high-quality resources for those working to advance sustainability at colleges and universities:

• NCSE provides more than 150 University Affiliates with resources to strengthen their ...

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Protecting the Climate and Reducing Waste through Campus Paper Policies

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

The RePaper Project, a project of the Environmental Paper Network, recently

released a new resource that complements the theme of conference. "Paper

Steps on Campus: Nine Steps to Protecting the ...

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Turing Your University From Conservative to Conservationist

  • Southern Methodist University (TX)

SMU once had a mock Earth Day. You heard me. Big wigs from oil companies would come out to give speeches on how global warming isn't real. Students wore ...

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How Institutional Factors are Related to Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

Increasingly, institutions are reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as a measure of sustainability. Higher education institutions are taking a leadership role as demonstrated by the American College and University Presidents ...

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LED University - Sharing the Experience, Expertise and Excitement of LED Lighting

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Marquette University (WI)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • Cree (NC)

The LED University® program helps colleges and universities around the world begin deploying LED lighting to significantly reduce energy use for lighting while dramatically lowering maintenance costs. According to the ...

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Stanford's Y2E2: Built to Conserve, Inspire, and Teach

  • Stanford University (CA)

In May 2010 Stanford opened the Science and Engineering Quad 2 (SEQ2) to pedestrians—a major milestone in the construction of a four-building space designed to match the historic main ...

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Assessment of Education for Sustainable Development in Costa Rican Universities

  • University of Phoenix (AZ)

The purpose of this two-part study is to examine relationships between knowledge of and attitudes towards sustainability in the apparel and textile (AT) industry and students' apparel purchasing behaviors.

In ...

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Leading the Way: How CUNY is shaping sustainability in NYC

  • The City University of New York (NY)

As this nation's largest urban university, the City University of New York (CUNY) plays a transformational role in New York City's sustainable future with an educational footprint that ...

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A Quantitative Measure of the Culture of Sustainability at Santa Clara University

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

As Santa Clara University (SCU) works to become a leader in sustainability, it is vital to understand the culture of sustainability in the community. A previous study found undergraduate students ...

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Sustainability and informal learning in a UK university

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)

This paper reports on research undertaken in the UK to identify the ways and extent to which aspects of the university campus impact on students' understanding of sustainability through informal ...

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Student Sustainability Education Programs - Where do we go from here?

  • Barnard College (NY)
  • Brandeis University (MA)
  • Elon University (NC)
  • Ithaca College (NY)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

With now over 50 student sustainability education "Eco-Rep" Programs across the US and Canada, several of which are 5-10 years old, it is time to step back, reflect on where ...

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The End of Oil: A Model Course for Sustainability Education

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Because energy is central to all socio-ecological systems, a course on energy can easily become a course on everything. Therein lies both the promise and the challenge of a course ...

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Office Supply Tote Program

  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

The University of Notre Dame has partnered with Office Depot to launch the first reusable Tote Program in the Midwest and only the second in the nation. The majority of ...

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Global Greening: Study Abroad and Sustainability at New York University

  • New York University (NY)

New York University has established its academic and cultural identity around the "global network university" model. With twelve different study abroad sites and the highest number of students studying abroad ...

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