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University of Virginia Earth Week

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The University of Virginia Earth Week is a UVA tradition that celebrates the planet we all share. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to experience sustainability at any ...


U Central Florida Earth Day 2016: "Message in a Bottle"

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

Amongst other Earth Day 2016 celebrations around the University of Central Florida’s campus such as paddle boarding on Lake Claire and a sustainability resource fair in the Student Union ...


Earth Week 2016

  • Chemeketa Community College (OR)

Chemeketa held a two-part Earth week celebration. Earth Day was celebrated with a food, vendors, a plant sale, a student club fair, and a lively drum circle. Performers from the ...


Sustainable Development Goals

  • State University of New York at Fredonia (NY)

For this project, my objective was to initially get my campus to adopt the United Nation's Sustainable Development goals. I didn't have any expectations as to how the ...


Sustainability is everyone's job, but some get paid for it

  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

Employees whose sole job is to improve "ecofriendliness" are popping up at colleges and businesses in Minnesota and elsewhere.


University of New Hampshire Dumpster Dive

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

The “Earth Day Dumpster Dive,” was organized by the UNH Sustainability Institute and the Zero Waste Task Force and sought to examine the waste habits of the campus community in ...


Celebrating campus sustainability leadership on Earth Day 2016

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The University of Alberta's annual Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards are given out on April 22 to help celebrate Earth Day. This year, we awarded seven groups and individuals for ...


Portland State University hosts Earth Day festival

  • Portland State University (OR)

Students hosted the ninth annual Earth Day festival in the PSU park blocks. The event included a free tea station, clothing swap, free seeds, and informational tables. Educational events were ...

  • Posted April 29, 2016
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Princeton University's Earth Day Celebration

  • Princeton University (NJ)

The Princeton University community came together to celebrate the earth with food, informational booths, performances and more! The event was organized by the student group, Green Princeton.

  • Posted April 29, 2016
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Earth Day at California State University, East Bay!

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)

The Zero Waste Team was out tabling this Earth Day along with the Solar Club, GIS, ASI, the Biology Department, Transportation and Parking Services, and other organizations on campus!

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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Seattle University - Sustainability Video

  • Seattle University (WA)

Published on Jun 9, 2014

As a Jesuit institution, Seattle University is called to ground its teaching, research and service in social and environmental justice. Sustainability is a way of ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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Student Sustainability Advisory Committee Materials

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

A webform was created for an easily accessible application that allowed for extensive outreach. The application did not require any paper usage and allowed for easy organization. The application did ...


Smooth(ie) Pedal-Power at Southern Oregon University's Earth Week Transportation Options Grill-Out

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

Southern Oregon University Bike Program and ECOS volunteers cheer on a student who's "crushing it" on the bike blender! ECOS- the Ecology and Sustainability Resource Center of SOU hosted ...

  • Posted April 27, 2016
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Earth Day at the University of Minnesota

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

At the Earth Day fair, we hosted a free succulent planting for students that posted "5 sustainable selfies" with the hashtag #MySustainableU. The planters were donated from the ReUse program ...

  • Posted April 27, 2016
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Indiana University Celebrates Earth Day

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Indiana University celebrated Earth Day 2016 by engaging students in creating a rain garden. The installation of a rain garden outside the IU Student Recreational Sports Center began April 15 ...

  • Posted April 27, 2016
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Portland Community College Sustainability: We're all in this together

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Published on Mar 30, 2015

Sustainability at Portland Community College

Visit pcc.edu/sustain

Video produced by the PCC Office of Sustainability and the PCC Video Production Unit

Producers: Michael ...

  • Posted April 26, 2016
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Celebrating Earth Day One Bite at a Time

  • Indiana State University (IN)

On Earth Day at ISU, Sodexo closes one of our dining halls and has an outdoor picnic instead, where students can use their meal plans for a lunch featuring ingredients ...

  • Posted April 26, 2016
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A Culture of Sustainability at the University of Montana

The University of Montana Office of Sustainability and ASUM Sustainability Center partnered with a student production company, KPCN, to produce a video that represents the grassroots culture of sustainability at ...

  • Posted April 26, 2016
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Going Geothermal At Ball State University

  • Ball State University (IN)

Ball State University has created the nation’s largest ground-source, closed-loop district geothermal energy system, benefiting the statewide social, economic and environmental context.

The system’s implementation demonstrates that geothermal ...

  • Posted April 26, 2016
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Spring FARMal at American University

  • American University (DC)

Spring FARMAL, Co-hosted by the AU Community Garden and Office of Sustainability, celebrated Earth Day with a screen on the green of "Plant This," outdoor crafts and activities, local food ...

  • Posted April 26, 2016
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UCF Sustainability Initiatives

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

At Sustainability Initiatives, we seek to create an environment where ideas are freely shared, partnerships are formed and solutions are uncovered in the pursuit of environmental, economic and social sustainability ...

  • Posted April 25, 2016
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Eco Hawks: Sustainability @ UIowa

  • University of Iowa (IA)

Climate change is the greatest issue of our time and sustainability is the solution. Here at the University of Iowa, a place that provides services to not only Iowans but ...

  • Posted April 22, 2016
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Transforming Higher Education: A Practical Plan for Integrating Sustainability Education into the Student Experience

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

This paper introduces a comprehensive plan for integrating sustainability education into the practices of nearly any college or university. Best practices in sustainability education including green orientation, first year education ...

  • Posted April 21, 2016
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Sustainability, Energy and Environment Fellows Program

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Why is true sustainability so hard to achieve? Behind every environmentally friendly practice is a web of consequences, trade-offs, feedbacks, and barriers — and this undergraduate minor administered by the Institute ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Campus sustainability governance in Canada: A content analysis of post-secondary institutions’ sustainability policies

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Purpose

This paper aims to provide an overview of a content analysis of sustainability policies from Canadian post-secondary education institutions. The paper reports findings on the orientations to sustainability evident ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Campus Sustainability Leadership Professional Certificate Program

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Professional Certificate in Campus Sustainability Leadership

As we stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, colleges, universities, and other institutions must play a critical role in developing innovative ...

  • Posted April 11, 2016
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"Seeing Systems" Discussion Activity on Peace, Justice and Sustainability Issues

  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Active, personally relevant learning is at the heart of an effective education. This discussion

activity takes students and other campus participants through a process of exploring sustainability through small group ...

  • Posted April 11, 2016
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Powering A Bright Future Discussion Activity on Energy Issues

  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Active, personally relevant learning is at the heart of an effective education. This

activity takes students and other campus participants through a process of exploring sustainability through small group discussion ...

  • Posted April 11, 2016
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Food, Ethics and Sustainability Discussion Activity

  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Active, personally relevant learning is at the heart of an effective education.

This activity takes participants through a process of exploring sustainability

through small group discussion and personal reflection designed ...

  • Posted April 11, 2016
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Systematic Change Through Reciprocal Partnerships

  • Connecticut College (CT)

The Office of Sustainability at Connecticut College has demonstrated its commitment to community change in its collaborative support for the New London County Food Policy Council (NLCFPC). The NLCFPC is ...

  • Posted April 6, 2016
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Internal Carbon Accounting at a Small Liberal Arts College

  • Vassar College (NY)

As colleges and universities pursue greenhouse gas reductions, it has become clear that some

approach is necessary for putting a price on carbon emissions and communicating that cost to energy ...

  • Posted April 6, 2016
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North D Compost Pilot

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA)

After conducting a waste audit of the North Apartment Residential Complex in October of 2014, it was found that approximately 27% of the trash stream consisted of food waste and ...

  • Posted April 6, 2016
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Sustainable Development Primer for Higher Education Presidents, Chancellors, Trustees and Senior Leaders

  • Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) (PA)

This primer describes the sustainability related, crucial roles and tasks for presidents, trustees and senior leadership and explains how sustainability is a robust national trend in higher education. The primer ...

  • Posted March 30, 2016
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Tailgate Waste Diversion

  • University of Southern California (CA)

USC Sustainability and Facilities Management Services are partnering to reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill on campus during football tailgates. Student facilitators educate tailgaters on how to ...

  • Posted March 11, 2016
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State of Sustainability: 10 Things to Know About Colorado State University

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Colorado State has a long history as one of the nation’s most sustainable universities, but now CSU is the first university in the world to ever have its sustainability ...

  • Posted March 3, 2016
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Connecting Sustainability with Design and Construction: The Project Managers Professional Development Program

  • Ohio University (OH)

The Office of Sustainability at Ohio University realized there was a disconnect between our office and others on campus that play direct roles in the sustainability of the institution. In ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Professor Sustainability Coordinator': Maximizing the Potential of the Multiple Roles of the Sustainability Professional

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

Question: Where does the line between full-time Sustainability Professional and Faculty Member teaching about sustainability begin? Answer: There is no line! This case study presents a successful model for strengthening ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How Sustainability Directors Can Bring Simple Innovations to Campus

  • Colby College (ME)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Staples Business Advantage (MA)
  • Kimberly-Clark Professional (GA)

An interactive panel discussion on how Sustainability Directors can set SMART sustainability objectives and implement simple solutions across campuses to achieve their goals. From office furniture to paper towel selection ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Old Dogs, New Tricks: Lessons Learned While Shifting Roles In The Higher Education Sustainability World

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • Gonzaga University (WA)

Sustainability in higher education continues to grow as a career, academic pursuit, and institutional priority. As more schools hire and retain sustainability professionals to coordinate programs, incumbents for new or ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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What should a Specialty Certification for Higher Educational Sustainability Practitioners look like?

  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) (PA)

This highly interactive session is focused on collecting input from participants on a specialty certification for a sustainability practitioner in higher education. The session will begin with an overview of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Professional Skills in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The practice of professional sustainability requires critical competencies that focus on teamwork, communication, project management and stakeholder engagement. A one-credit hour course which highlights these critical professional competencies in sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Officers: The Dream, The Sometimes Harsh Reality, The Reasons You Want Us on Your Leadership Team (Video Shoot!)

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Vanishing budgets, departmental silos, outdated policies, lack of training, lack of access to decision-makers, skewed perceptions of what our jobs entail sustainability officers face serious challenges in the highly dynamic ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Finance 101: How can Campus Sustainability Officers and Business Officers Speak the Same Language?

  • Second Nature (MA)

Campus sustainability professionals must frequently build the business case for campus sustainability projects. While they are well versed in environmental issues, communication strategy, and other planning skills, greater knowledge of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Pre conference Officer's Workshop - Leadership Essentials - Strategic Planning

  • Stanford University (CA)

This workshop will focus on one of the key leadership and professional development skills - strategic planning. 'Strategic direction' is referred to as directions to position an organization to be successful ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Philosophy, Blisters, Sustainability: Deep Thinking and Dirty Hands

  • Wright State University (OH)

The typical recruiter doesn’t use a line like, roll up your sleeves, come work on our campus to entice students to select their school but with an increased emphasis ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Captain of the Canoe: Leading a 1 Man Office with FREE Digital Resources

  • St. Thomas Aquinas College (NY)

You’re either at a very small school with one person departments or at a lean institution where it’s hard to get additional help to run your unit. Either ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Officers’ Workshop: Essential Facilitation Tools & Technology to Advance Communication Skills, Leadership, and Project Management on Your Campus

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

Having strong facilitation skills enables sustainability staff and leadership to engage their communities in designing and implementing successful programs. From effectively facilitated meetings to purposeful project designs, these skills are ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Young Sustainability Professionals in Higher Ed. Networking Lunch

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Indiana State University (IN)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

As you walk the halls of your college or university do other employees sometimes mistake you for a student? Were you hired by your alma mater to continue working on ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustaining and Growing Yourself as a Professional in a Changing Workplace, Building a Community of Change

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)
  • Trust for Sustainable Development (BC)

The workshop is presented in two parts. Part one will briefly review the current research on workplace dynamics and gender roles. Participants will respond to a series of questions which ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Modeling Equity Through Collaboration: A Co-Directed Office

  • Connecticut College (CT)

The typical hierarchical structure of any office or department at a college or university has one leader with a chain of responsibility and reporting running down from that person. For ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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