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Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The exhibition, PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials was on view at Penn State’s Palmer Museum of Art from February 13, 2018 to June 17, 2018 with additional commissioned and ...


Paperbark Literary Magazine

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Paperbark Literary Magazine is an interdisciplinary journal of creativity and sustainability publishing art, writing, photography, poetry, science journalism, interviews, and other creative content both in print and online at paperbarkmag ...


Greener Grant Week! Earth Week 2018

  • Suffolk County Community College (NY)

A week of Earth Day Events!

Students watched a seed library demonstration and then were able to take home whichever seeds they pleased. They also planted sunflower seeds. Volunteers for ...

  • Posted April 30, 2018
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Progress toward 90% waste diversion goal

  • Olds College (AB)
  • Bow Valley College (AB)

Bow Valley College has come a long way in terms of waste management in the past four years. In 2014, our waste diversion rate was 19%. In 2018, our diversion ...

  • Posted April 25, 2018
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Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice Around the Climate Crisis

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Talking Truth was initiated in fall 2015 to support and build on understanding of climate disruption. Our experiential events employ storytelling, film screenings, art making, author talks, and reflective writing ...


Loyola's Lake Shore Campus on the shores of Lake Michigan

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

LEED Silver Klarchek Information Commons. Loyola's Lake Shore Campus on the shores of Lake Michigan.


Research on energy savings opportunities in university libraries

Purpose – Mechanical systems in library environments are typically designed to run continuously in order to maintain the desired environmental conditions for preservation purposes, often resulting in a high cost in ...

  • Posted June 20, 2017
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Sustainability on the Other Side of the Stacks An embedded librarian in the Sustainability Office

Sustainability on the Other Side of the Stacks: An embedded librarian in the Sustainability Office By Amy Brunvand, American Libraries, The Scoop [blog], May 22, 2017 (online, part of a ...


UTA CARES: Open Education and Open Pedagogy for Sustainable Future and Resource Conservation

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

Reducing the cost of a college education is a frequent topic in higher education circles. Some colleges and universities such as UT Arlington have been trying to find other ways ...


NC State University Creates Make-a-thon To Inspire Sustainability Ideas

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Imagine. It's a Saturday night and dozens of students are packed in your school's library. They're crowded around 3D printers, circuit boards and laptops translating 3D AutoCAD ...


Honored Members of the Sustainability Community

  • Indiana State University (IN)

Our student, faculty, and staff award winners! From left to right: Ivy Coble, Dara Middleton, Dr. Joy O'Keefe, and Dr. Jim Speer

These four people have worked so diligently ...

  • Posted April 25, 2017
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STARS & Beyond: Adventures of an Embedded Librarian in the Campus Sustainability Office

  • University of Utah (UT)

Webinar [30 mins], presented by Amy Brunvand for the American Library Association Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) on 3/9/17. Amy Brunvand, an academic librarian at the University of Utah ...

  • Posted March 15, 2017
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Converting Scholarly Journals to Open Access: A Review of Approaches and Experiences

Subscription journals have been converting or “flipping” to open access (OA) for about as long as OA has been an option. For just as long, OA proponents have been writing ...

  • Posted Aug. 10, 2016
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Ohio State University Sustainability Goals Project and Campus As A Living Laboratory Digital Archive

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

Undergraduates in the Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS) major at The Ohio State University (OSU) complete a capstone course where student research teams analyze specific action priorities of the ...

  • Posted June 16, 2016
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The Sustainable Bookstore: Giving New Life to Discarded University Library Books

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

When the Appalachian State University library culled its stacks, close to 80,000 books were slated to be recycled. Many of these books, some dating back to the late 1800s ...


Academic Librarians and the Sustainability Curriculum: Building Alliances to Support a Paradigm Shift

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Sustainability is a fast evolving movement in higher education demonstrated by a proliferation of academic programs, co-curricular initiatives, and campus projects. Sustainability is now viewed as vital to the mission ...

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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Engagement of Academic Libraries and Information Science Schools in Creating Curriculum for Sustainability: An Exploratory Study

In 2010, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education released, “Sustainability curriculum in higher education: A call to action,” encouraging infusion of sustainability topics into universities' teaching ...

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries

Academic libraries must respond to the increasing focus on educating for sustainability and go beyond greening libraries to become active partners in advancing education and research for sustainability. This edited ...

  • Posted April 12, 2016
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The University’s Role in the Dissemination of Research and Scholarship — A Call to Action

  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) (DC)

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), issued ...

  • Posted March 2, 2016
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Reimagining the 21st Century Research Library

  • BNIM Architects (MO)
  • Integral Group (CA)

The university is transforming; the ivory tower is shifting towards a porous campus. How do you transform a library of books into a trans-disciplinary hub for collaboration and innovation? As ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Sustainable Gardening Library

  • Sustainable Gardening Institute (NJ)

The Sustainable Gardening Library is a single, centralized, easy-to-use repository for science-based, authoritative information on sustainable gardening and biodynamic agriculture that is accessed via a state-of-the-art, web-based mapping portal. Right ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Beyond the Library Building: Integrating Sustainability into Information Literacy Instruction

  • University of Montana (MT)

Academic libraries have long been interested in contributing to sustainability on campus, largely from the perspective of reducing the impact of the the facility. Since librarians are uniquely positioned to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How can an Academic Library support a University’s Sustainability Plan?

  • Dominican University (IL)

The discussion will be facilitated by a Public Services Librarian and a Sustainability Coordinator who will outline how they are collaborating to meet the sustainability goals of the University. The ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Libraries as Partners In Creating and Supporting Campus Green Teams

  • University of Utah (UT)

Getting green teams started on campus can seem an impossible challenge. Campus libraries by their very nature are set up to interact and connect with colleges, departments, centers, divisions and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Learning How to Apply Social Science Research by Solving Campus Sustainability Challenges

  • University of Michigan (MI)

“Social Sciences and Environmental Problems,” a 75-student class at taught annually at the University of Michigan (U-M), introduces six social sciences and how each can help understand and address environmental ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Libraries as Partners Around the University Table

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV)

The university table where sustainability campus initiatives and academic programs are discussed is relatively busy. Seats are filled by representatives from academic and student affairs; buildings and grounds; housing services ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Library and You: Sharing Our Vision

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Are you a faculty member frustrated with the lack of reliable information in your students’ papers and projects? Are you a librarian seeking ideas for integrating your expertise into the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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What Does Library And Technology Services (LTS) Have To Do With Sustainability? How LTS Is Adapting To The Campus Sustainability Plan.

  • Lehigh University (PA)

In Fall 2012, Lehigh University adopted its first comprehensive Campus Sustainability Plan. In response to the plan, the Library and Technology Services stem created the LTS Green Team. The LTS ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Academic Libraries and Sustainable Scholarly Content

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

This presentation discusses the role of libraries in promoting sustainable practices by creating and utilizing a scholarly model of highlighting intellectual content and communication in academia. University community members aspire ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Introducing Sustainable Practices Into a Reluctant Environment: A Case Study of a University Library

  • Lehigh University (PA)

The challenge on any University campus is too change the often headstrong mindsets of both students as well as staff when it comes to issues of sustainability. Some institutions have ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Getting Closer: The Librarian, the Curriculum and the Office of Sustainability

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

As teachers of critical thinking and sound reasoning, academic librarians play a vital role in supporting sustainability across the curriculum. Seasoned consolidators and distributors of information, librarians also bring a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Research on Energy Savings Opportunities in University Libraries

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

While HVAC equipment shutdowns have long been recognized as a strategic option for achieving energy savings, the particular requirements of preservation environments for university library collections make such strategies difficult ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Library as a Partner in Creating Curriculum for Sustainability

  • University of Florida (FL)

Libraries play a central role in institutions of higher education and are dependent upon the educational objectives of these institutions. With the increasing focus on teaching sustainability across the curriculum ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Applying Environmentally Preferable Purchasing to a Community Library System

  • University of Illinois, Springfield (IL)

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) came about in the 1990's to improve the purchasing habits of the federal government. Since that time, requirements for incorporating EPP at the federal level ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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