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AASHE Award Winner Webinar - Using a Design Competition to Expand Bee Habitat On and Off-Campus Membership Required

BEE / HOUSE / LAB was an international design competition at the University of Manitoba that resulted in innovative bee houses built, installed around campus and used for research. The reasons for ...

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AASHE Award Winner Webinar - Taking Carbon Off-Setting Beyond the Campus Membership Required

This webinar tells the story of the Community Conservation Corps (CCC), a community weatherization program run through the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability at Furman University. The CCC was ...

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AASHE Award Winner Webinar - Developing Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation Strategies Through Student Research Membership Required

Student groups at the University of Houston and University of Michigan have developed strategies for energy efficiency and water conservation on campus through research.

At the University of Michigan, a ...

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BEE / HOUSE / LAB International Design Competition

BEE / HOUSE / LAB is an international design competition hosted by the University of Manitoba and open to students and designers in the field of environmental design, architecture, landscape architecture, industrial ...

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Cedar Valley College a Center of Excellence of Sustainability in South Dallas, TX.

The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) consists of seven campuses enrolling 85,000 students from Dallas County and beyond. Cedar Valley College (CVC), one of the seven DCCCD campuses ...

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Doubling Energy Efficiency at the University of Michigan by 2030

Approximately 84 million Americans spend their days in colleges, universities, and public or private primary and secondary schools. The commercial building sector, which includes educational institutions, accounts for 18.44 ...

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Water Conservation at the University of Houston

A group of University of Houston students enrolled in Energy & Sustainability with similar interests in water conservation investigated a potential water-saving solution for the University of Houston.

Their research ...

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Smokey's Pantry: A FISH Hospitality Pantry

Erica Davis, a senior at the University of Tennessee, spearheaded a food recovery project called Smokey’s Pantry. This project provided groceries recovered from various sources and distributed them to ...

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Finding Heart: Generating and Maintaining Hope and Agency through Sustainability Education

In his landmark book Native Science (2000), indigenous educator Gregory Cajete eloquently articulates the motivations and questions that drive this study. For Cajete, effective education of our time entails “finding ...

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Warren Wilson College Campus Tree Inventory and Carbon Sequestration/Storage Analysis Membership Required

In a partnership with the North Carolina Forest Service Warren Wilson College Landscaping Crew students and staff conducted an assessment of the vegetation composition, function, and value of the urban ...

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Learning Through Eating: Bringing Campus Dining Operations into an Introductory Environmental Science Course Membership Required

Sustainability initiatives in higher education often flourish as the result of cross-functionality of teaching, research, and operational staff. At the University of Wisconsin - Madison, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Resources ...

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Evaluating Penn's Green Living Certification: Successes and Recommendations for Improvement Membership Required

As Penn's first environmental certification program aimed at rewarding students' personal behaviors, the Green Living Certification program has the potential to affect behavior change and promote a culture of ...

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Analysis of Student Behaviors Impacting Carbon Emissions Through Community Based Social Marketing Research Membership Required

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

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Growth or Decline? The Form and Function of the Sustainability Agenda in Higher Education Membership Required

Literature on organizational strategy in higher education suggests that colleges adapt to new circumstances based on differing motivations: some colleges are seeking new growth strategies while others are trying to ...

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Fostering Sustained Energy Behavior Change And Increasing Energy Literacy In A Student Housing Energy Challenge Membership Required

We designed the Kukui Cup challenge to foster energy conservation and increase energy literacy. Based on a review of the literature, the challenge combined a variety of elements into an ...

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Converting university spending to greenhouse gas emissions: A supply chain carbon footprint analysis of UC Berkeley Membership Required

This senior thesis study calculates a supply chain carbon footprint for UC Berkeley based on procurement expenses in fiscal year (FY) 2009. The study presents recommendations to reduce supply chain ...

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Student-Driven Energy Independence: A Case Study of Humboldt Energy Independence Fund Membership Required

This thesis is an evaluative case study of the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF). I use this case study to locate the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund within a broader movement ...

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Where Meaning Lies: Student Attitudes and Behaviors related to Sustainability in College Membership Required

While sustainability is a national priority, an intriguing gap seems to exist between peoples' perceptions of sustainability as an issue and their levels of actual engagement. This study aimed to ...

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Shifting from Saying to Doing: Evaluation of an Environmental Course Designed to Create Environmental Change Agents Membership Required

This study evaluated a semester-long environmental course designed to enable students to become environmental change agents. Sixteen undergraduate students self-selected into the program course, which integrated social science-focused materials with ...

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EVs with PVs: Analysis of Electric Vehicle Integration at Stanford University Using Solar PV Panels Membership Required

As electric vehicles (EVs) are growing in popularity, Stanford University realizes that there may be great value in providing EV charging spots on campus for commuters and residents who switch ...

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Food and Fuel: Biogas Potential at Broward Dining Hall Membership Required

Biogas, a sustainable natural gas equivalent, can be produced from food waste using anaerobic digestion. Large amounts of food waste are produced at campus dining halls. The goals of the ...

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Bee Campus USA as a Model for Pollinator-Friendly Campuses Membership Required

Southern Oregon University collaborated with Bee City USA, a private nonprofit organization based in Asheville, North Carolina, to establish a Bee Campus USA designation. This designation recognizes campuses that commit ...

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Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Sustainability Program at the University of British Columbia Membership Required

Over the past 15 years, the SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) Sustainability Program has created partnerships between students, faculty and staff to enable hundreds of innovative and impactful sustainability ...

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Turning Trash Into Cash- Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship Membership Required

In April 2011, the University of San Diego (USD) opened the Electronics Recycling Center (ERC), San Diego's first full-time e-waste collection facility for the public, with the intention of ...


Earn-A-Bike Program Membership Required

Changing commuting habits has been one of the thorniest sustainability issues for the University of Louisville, but we have finally begun to crack that nut through a popular, innovative program ...


How to Start a Comprehensive Composting and Recycling Program at a Commuter College Membership Required

The Austin Community College is committed to promote and practice responsible environmental behavior. ACC has been rolling out numerous green initiatives designed to shrink its environmental footprint and increase the ...


A Unique Hawaiian Learning Approach to Sustainable Living, Island-wide Membership Required

A three prong approach to providing students with campus and community-wide learning at the UH Kauai Community College encompasses and concurrently implements:

1) Curriculum review ongoing, applying the General Electric ...


Harnessing Seawater: An Innovative Thermal Exchange HVAC System Membership Required

The installation of a uniquely designed sea water heat exchange system in Casco Bay is an example of innovative technology recently implemented during the renovation of the Lighthouse Building at ...

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Dalhousie University's College of Sustainability: Transforming a campus for sustainability education Membership Required

Over the past five years, Dalhousie University's College of Sustainability has developed and implemented an innovative model for sustainability education, which transforms university education to ensure all graduates have ...

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Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Membership Required

The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is a world-class research facility that houses twin interdisciplinary institutes: the private, nonprofit Morgridge Institute for Research and the public, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. With ...

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Implementing UBC's Climate Action Plan Membership Required

The University of British Columbia (UBC)'s comprehensive Climate Action Plan, launched in 2010, is the result of a multi-year planning process that involved over 200 students, staff and faculty ...

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Alfred State's Net-Zero Energy Demonstration Home Membership Required

Students in a variety of construction-related programs at Alfred State constructed a net-zero energy demonstration home as part of their coursework. The 2200 square foot home, which is located on ...

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Getting to Net- Zero Energy: Lessons Learned from a Living Building Challenge Membership Required

In 2008, Washington University in St. Louis committed to the construction of a new building at its environmental field station, Tyson Research Center. This project, the Living Learning Center (LLC ...

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Student Services Building Membership Required

The new LEED Platinum certified Student Services Building (SSB) serves as a "one-stop-shop" destination for all student service activities offering 14 departments under one roof. The building design improves the ...

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Testing Single Stream Versus Dual Stream Recycling at CU Membership Required

A new single stream recycling program was tested in CU's residence halls and family housing courts during 2009. CU hoped that the added convenience would invigorate participation among the ...

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Phillips Brooks House Student Weatherization Project Membership Required

On May 2nd, more than 50 Harvard students took a break from studying for finals and picked up caulk guns to help improve the energy efficiency of the Phillips Brooks ...

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Integrating Teaching, Research and Operational Sustainability: Utilization of Bio-Energy at UNBC, Canada's Green University Membership Required

In Spring 2009, UNBC installed Canada's first university owned wood pellet heating system. The project showcases the use of bio-energy as a sustainable, carbon-neutral energy source. UNBC's wood ...

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