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Making Homes Smarter

  • Duke University (NC)

Smart homes are energy efficient and have technology that is intuitive and easy to use. Smart Home should be sustainable and environmentally friendly. Smart homes should promote well being and ...

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The Pittsburgh Higher Education Climate Consortium: A Partner in Community Climate Action

  • Duquesne University (PA)

The Pittsburgh Higher Education Climate Consortium (HECC) is one of the four sector-based elements of the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative (PCI) formally adopted by Pittsburgh City Council in August 2008. PCI ...

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Experiencing Sustainability: Thinking Deeper About Experiential Education in Higher Education

  • Earlham College (IN)

Jack Turner once wrote "we treat the natural world according to our experience of it."" How are our students "experiencing sustainability" in U.S. colleges and universities? With the rise ...

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University at Buffalo Climate Action Plan: Addressing the Challenges of Sustainable Expansion

  • Ecology and Environment, Inc. (NY)

The University at Buffalo (UB) is in the process of transformation through the design, development, and implementation of the UB 2020 plan. As outlined in the UB 2020 strategy, and ...

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City Studio Vancouver: The City is the Classroom

  • Emily Carr University of Art & Design (BC)

Vancouver, BC is often ranked as one of the world's most livable cities because, as ecological footprint inventor and Vancouver Professor Bill Rees has noted, "25 or 30 years ...

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Is Love of Nature Necessary for Sustainable Behaviors

  • Empire State College (NY)

Love of Nature or Biophilia is often assumed as fundamental for promotion of sustainable behaviors. This session will describe survey research into the connections between student concerns, student sustainability interests ...

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Eat Local, Live Local, Teach Local: Curriculum for Sustainability

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

Developing curriculum for sustainability presents a new challenge for modern instructors: getting students to think more locally in order to appreciate the global consequences of their actions. For many faculty ...

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Engaged Learning and Furman University's Student Sustainability Fellows Program

  • Furman University (SC)

Engaged and place-based learning are innovative ways to educate students about sustainability. At the same time, a significant challenge for university sustainability programs is the limited amount of staff time ...

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Gannon University's Campus Greening "Curriculum Auction Catalog"

  • Gannon University (PA)

The Campus Greening "Curriculum Auction Catalog"" is an annual publication, which is aimed at faculty across a wide variety of academic disciplines. It contains descriptions of approximately 30 campus greening ...

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Growing community: healthcare sustainability in higher education

  • Georgetown University (DC)

Higher education is evolving to include healthcare sustainability training. At its core, sustainability is a natural component of healthcare. Sustainability supports the basic healthcare mission to provide safe, quality, compassionate ...

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EcoCommons establishes Ecological Performance for entire campus, provides distinctive sense of identify, place, sustainability

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

In the higher education arena, our institute has one of the most advanced and forward-thinking sets of building standards for environmental stewardship, sustainable design, and energy management. Strategically, sustainability is ...

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Smart Growth Strategy realizes Green Honors and becomes an Immersive Sustainability Master Plan

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

In the higher education arena, our institute has one of the most advanced and forward-thinking sets of building standards for environmental stewardship, sustainable design, and energy management. The 1997 Campus ...

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Building Automation Systems - A New Program for Sustainability and Technical Education

  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GA)

A two-year vocational college located just outside of Atlanta, GA is developing innovative academic programs to serve energy efficiency technology industries. In particular, the Building Automation Systems (BAS) program has ...

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Inter-Institutional and Interdisciplinary Collaborations for Developing Sustainability Curriculum- a Unique Role for a Technical College.

  • Georgia State University (GA)

The metro region of Atlanta, GA is home to a wide range of institutions of higher education. Inter-institutional collaborations can an important mechanism towards enhancing sustainability literacy. A 2-year vocational ...

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Illinois Green Economy Network- Greening Your Curriculum Faculty Development Program

  • Green Economy (MA)

This panel presentation will address the role of higher education in sustainability and green economy education. In 2010, in partnership with 14 Illinois community colleges, the Illinois Green Economy Network ...

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Achieving Climate Neutrality by Building Local Partnerships: Local & High Quality Offset Purchasing

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College provides its students with opportunities to explore the meaning and significance of climate neutrality and encourages students to be engaged in the process of helping the College ...

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Greening Your Spring Festival

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

For many colleges and universities, outdoor festivals are planned each spring with the hopes of a warm and sunny weekend where students, staff and community members can gather on the ...

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Student Involvement & Institutional Food Systems

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

A closer look at how students get involved on campus to implement change within their institutionalized food system. Students interested in providing their campus community with more "good food""- local ...

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Paths to Integration: Fostering Participatory Collaboration for Sustainable Change

  • GreenerU (MA)

On campuses small and large, the development of engaged, collaborative stakeholder communities is key to the successful implementation of sustainability programs. Collaborative community development is full of challenges and opportunities ...

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Monitoring Energy Use to Educate Students and Reduce Energy Consumption

  • Guilford College (NC)

The Energy Allowance Program allows residents living in the North Apartment suites and the Theme Houses a monthly energy allowance. This program raises awareness about personal energy use, which helps ...

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Sustainability, Science, and Civic Engagement: The SENCER Approach

  • Hartwick College (NY)

Sustainability offers academic institutions a wonderful opportunity to embrace a "big idea" that transcends disciplinary boundaries, integrates curricular and co-curricular activities with campus operations, and promotes real-world problem solving through ...

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Green Carpet Awards Sustainability Celebration and Recognition Event

  • Harvard University (MA)

Successful sustainability programs are the result of the work of many people who do not have sustainability as part of their primary job functions. A reward and recognition program is ...

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Institutionalizing Green Building: Lessons Learned from 80+ LEED Buildings

  • Harvard University (MA)

In September 2009, Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council, said, "With the LEED certification of its 20th building, the most of any higher education ...

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Internal Energy Auditing to Meet Portfolio-Wide GHG Reduction Goals at Harvard University

  • Harvard University (MA)

Universities worldwide are committing to greenhouse gas reduction goals and implementing climate action plans. Optimizing building efficiency is often identified as a central strategy to achieving these ambitious goals. To ...

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A Sustainability Assessment System from Asia

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

The Alternative University Appraisal (AUA) project aims to provide an alternative assessment system for colleges and universities and create a learning community to advance Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Hokkaido ...

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Creating, Implementing and Sustaining a Themed Semester in Sustainability

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

"Themester" is an initiative to engage the collective knowledge and creativity of the faculty and to involve undergraduate students in the exploration of ideas across the disciplines. The Themester topic ...

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Next Steps in Sustainability Internship Program Development: Recruitment, Support, Mentorship, Increased Efficiency and Program Evaluation

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

In 2007, the Task Force on Sustainability established the Internship Program in Sustainability. Utilizing campus as a living laboratory, the program enlists undergraduate and graduate students in research and implementation ...

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Designing An Edible Campus: Using the Charrette Framework to Create a Campus-Wide Initiative

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

During the spring of 2011, a three part design series entitled, "Designing An Edible Campus" was conducted using the framework outlined by the National Charrette Institute. Most commonly, a charrette ...

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From Policies to Practice: Moving Departments to the Digital Realm.

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

In academic environments, unnecessary paper use has significant environmental and economic impacts. With advances in technology, there are growing opportunities for reducing printing in the future. Existing paper documentation, however ...

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The Go Green Reporting Service and Gadget: Leveraging Technology for Sustainable Computing

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Driven by a desire to better understand the impact of personal computing on the environment, the GoGreen Gadget aims to change user behavior by showing participants how much electricity and ...

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Michiana Sustainbility Leadership Program

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

Today, the largest and most well known corporations in the world are integrating sustainable development action plans into their operations. In order to do this, they are also looking upstream ...

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Bike Shelter Project: Promoting Green Energy and Green Transportation

  • Ithaca College (NY)

This presentation will detail the results of an undergraduate's semester-long sustainability project exploring the feasibility of a bike shelter with integrated renewable energy technology. The student researched the technology ...

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Greening Your Cleaning - Adopting sustainable cleaning practices that focus on the Triple Bottom Line

  • Ithaca College (NY)

This presentation gives the learner a solid understanding of how green cleaning programs can help reduce environmental and economic foot print, reduce labor and bring social and environmental responsibility into ...

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Implementation of Student Driven Sustainability Initiatives: Ithaca Dining Services

  • Ithaca College (NY)

How to put into practice initiatives that conserve natural resources, are economically friendly, that mirror a college's commitment to sustainability. Beginning in 2008, we have established numerous sustainability proposals ...

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Industrial Scale Composting at James Madison University

  • James Madison University (VA)

This project aims to provide James Madison University (JMU) with a sustainable means of recycling food waste generated at the dining facilities on-campus. To this end, an aerobic composting reactor ...

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Designing An Energy Management Strategy for Campus Residence Halls: The View from the Trenches

  • James Madison University (VA)

Residence halls can account for significant proportions of campus energy use. Strategically managing this building portfolio is a challenge, and encompasses behavioral, operational, and technical management. This paper reports on ...

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Understanding the Limits of Student Conservation Efforts on Campus Energy Consumption

  • James Madison University (VA)

Many campus sustainability initiatives focus heavily on student energy conservation in residence halls. However, outside of energy competitions using such feedback tools as dashboards and kiosks, there is little evidence ...

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Pathways to Transforming Society: I vs. We

  • Kansas State University (KS)

Making the change to a sustainable society requires perspective transformation at many levels: personal, social, cultural, organizational, institutional and governmental. Transformative learning (the theory of how perspective transformation occurs) was ...

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College and University Recycling Coalition Workshop

  • Keep America Beautiful (CT)

The College and University Recycling Coalition is hosting a half day interactive workshop on collegiate recycling topics.

The presentations will be followed by facilitated small group discussions lead by collegiate ...

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Mission-Driven Sustainability Studies for the Small College

  • La Roche College (PA)

La Roche College, a small, private, Catholic institution in the north hills of Pittsburgh, has recently undertaken steps to enhance the sustainability of its physical operations: the newly created "La ...

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Case Study: Measuring and Assessing Sustainability at Lakeland Community College

  • Lakeland Community College (OH)

This case study explores the value associated with conducting a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Inventory to identify the opportunities, challenges, and resources necessary to ...

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Problem-based, innovative teaching strategies for preparing high performance building technicians for sustainable jobs

  • Laney College (CA)

HVAC technicians and building operators present high-wage, high-demand occupations that are traditionally overlooked in the sustainability education context. Yet, building technicians play an increasingly important role in the sustainable operations ...

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Campuses as Learning Laboratories: A Framework to Achieve Institutional Sustainability Goals Through Service Learning

  • Lansing Community College (MI)

Academic institutions can achieve institutional sustainability goals through service learning projects among their faculty and students. Institutions gain several advantages through this approach, including expedited implementation strategies for achieving sustainability ...

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Integrating Dorm Energy Meters Across the Curriculum

  • Lasell College (MA)

Dorm energy meters provide a wealth of data that can be integrated across the curriculum to promote connected learning. While the benefits of dorm energy meters for plant operations and ...

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Bringing Education to Life: Ecovillages as Campuses for Sustainability Education

  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)

Ecovillages are communities striving to live well and lightly together. From appropriate technologies to holistic health; from sustainable agriculture to group facilitation, ecovillages are integrating solutions within human-scale communities and ...

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eCO2village Solutions: A Model for Local Carbon Mitigation

  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)

Colleges and universities are key players in responding to global warming, but we are not reaching our full potential as agents of sustainable change. As educators, we need to move ...

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2% through behavior: The Inside Scoop on one College's Ambitious Energy Conservation Goal

  • Luther College (IA)

In addition to aggressive energy efficiency upgrades, one small college has committed to reducing energy consumption 2%/year through behavior change. This is am ambitious goal, but through creative programming ...

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Beyond Local: Food Purchasing Criteria, Student Farm Audits and the Veg Yourself Pledge

  • Luther College (IA)

Food purchasers have ever more considerations to keep in mind when making buying decisions. Which criteria are the most important? At some point it becomes important to define our goals ...

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Growing Veggies in Central Campus: Edible Landscaping at Luther College

  • Luther College (IA)

Discover how a campus with high aesthetic standards can incorporate vegetable production into the landscape of central campus. Edible landscaping can take many forms including raised beds near residence halls ...

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10 Strategies for Sustainability Focused Faculty Development

  • Luther College (IA)

Even on campuses with great sustainability initiatives, curriculum is often the missing piece or the one area that lags behind operations and student life. Working with faculty on curriculum changes ...

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