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Why so Serious? Making Space for Silliness, Humor, and Fun in Sustainability Communications

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Colgate University (NY)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University of Alberta (AB)

In the age of memes, gifs, and Instagram stories, silliness, humor, and fun are filling newsfeeds and inboxes. At the same time, the challenges we work to overcome as sustainability ...

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Linking Infamous History and Sustainability - 50 Years Since the 1969 Cuyahoga River Fire

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)
  • Cuyahoga Community College (OH)
  • Kent State University (OH)

2019 marks 50 years since the last and most well-known time the Cuyahoga River caught fire in 1969. Much has changed for the better in Cleveland and across the United ...

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Advancing Campus Sustainability Success Through an Interdisciplinary and Solutions-Oriented Approach

  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington (NC)

Questions like: Can we build better, more sustainable, and with more resilience? What is the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) doing to reach its goals for sustainability on campus ...

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The Sustainable Development Goals: Needs and Challenges for Student-Led Implementation

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) framework is meant to provide a universal roadmap to end poverty and engage nations across the globe on common global issues. Student-led activation ...

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Design a permaculture garden through a co-curricular and service learning experience.

  • Pikes Peak Community College (CO)

The Office of Sustainability partnered with a Group Communication Class and local permaculture guild to established a community garden at Pikes Peak Community College's Centennial Campus. Communication students interviewed ...

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PIPs: Turning Student Engagement in Health and Sustainability Into Grants for School

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • 3P Partners, Inc. (NY)

Imagine students being able to pay school expenses with a 'currency of good' - Positive Impact Points or PIPs - that they earned for verifiable engagement in beneficial behaviors such as riding ...

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A Model for Higher Education Involvement in Land Conservation: The ALPINE Network

  • Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (MA)

With their academic roots, the authors of the Wildlands and Woodlands vision recognized that an untapped source of energy, skill, and commitment for land protection lies with the constituents of ...

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Aquaponics: How a Student Project led to a Sustainable Solution to Food Insecurity in the Community

  • Pittsburg State University (KS)

Students at Pittsburg State University (PSU) have made measurable success in creating a sustainable food production system on campus. This poster will focus on Students for Sustainability's (S4S) aquaponics ...

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The Energy Challenge as a Tool for Campus Engagement and Sustainability Education

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Center of Sustainability's Energy Challenge was redesigned from previous years which involved competitions between residence halls to reduce their electricity, natural gas and water consumption. The new structure ...

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Empowering Energy and Resource Conservation in University Faculty and Staff

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This presentation is an informative and engaging seminar on two of Northern Arizona University's (NAU) Conservation Programs, The Green Office Certification Program (GOC), and Energy Mentor Program (EM). These ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Installing Solar on Campus: A Student-Led Action Plan

  • Gonzaga University (WA)

Gonzaga Renewable Investment Group will discuss options for financing renewable investments and describe how we have analyzed Gonzaga's buildings for solar panel installment. These important components are combined into ...

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Award Winner Session: Cultivating Environmental Education for Students of Color

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Students of Color Environmental Conference is the first ever conference for students of color that was also created and run by students of color. When traditional environmental spaces are ...

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A Novel Approach to Green Office Certification: Prioritizing Accessibility as Key Component

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The Office of Sustainability (OoS) at the College of Charleston (CofC) in South Carolina is launching the Green Office Certification Program in Fall 2019 after a one-year collaborative development period ...

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Avoiding Attitude Polarization in Conversations on Campus

  • Indiana State University (IN)

One of the largest opportunities in the sustainability movement is the access to growing minds in our student populations. Therefore, sustainability offices and partners constantly create opportunities on campuses and ...

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Implementing Sustainable Event Practices In Residential Housing Curriculum

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Implementing Sustainability practices in University Housing residential curriculum can be a daunting task. Working with resident mentors and residence life coordinators to implement sustainability curriculum that works with their goals ...

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How Residential Curriculum Can Help You Reach More Students, Faster

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

First implemented in early 2000 as a curricular approach to the residential experience on college campuses, Residential Curriculum has swept across the US and changed the way many branches of ...

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Integrating Sustainability into Campus Administration and Student Government

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

This study outlines and portrays the ways by which the University of Central Florida's Office of Sustainability Initiatives (UCF SI) is partnering with the UCF Student Government (UCF SG ...

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The Collaboratory: Engaging Students to Solve Authentic Problems and Create Tangible Solutions

  • Pierce College (CA)

The Collaboratory at Los Angeles Pierce College is an interdisciplinary hub where faculty, students and community stakeholders work together to develop tangible solutions to authentic problems. Environmental sustainability is the ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Sustainable Living Student Communities

  • Furman University (SC)

Does your institution have a dedicated sustainable living student community in which students live together and strive to live more sustainable lifestyles? What curricular and co-curricular programming is offered as ...

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Educational Terroir: The Power of Place in Program Development

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

The Dartmouth Sustainability Office has continually worked to pursue sustainability solutions that build upon the unique strengths and opportunities of our setting. Our programs increasingly draw upon the unique cultural ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Interpretive Signage: Inspiring Students and Visitors with Your Living Lab Campus

  • College of Lake County (IL)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Colleges and universities are hotbeds of innovation in sustainability and wellness. Interpretive signage makes it possible for students and the community to engage with the Living Lab of the college ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Innovations in Peer to Peer Educator Programs

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Colgate University (NY)

Peer-to-peer educational programs have become one of the most effective means of increasing sustainability awareness on college campuses. While the names of these programs may vary, they all seek to ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Role of Higher Education in the Transition to a Circular Economy

  • Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The transition to a circular economy requires us to transform the way we create products, services and systems and this is necessarily dependent on how individuals, teams and organisations learn ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Building Sustainability Student Leaders with Campus Collaborations

  • University of Oregon (OR)

Through a collaborative model, the University of Oregon nurtures environmental leadership in students. With scaffolded opportunities, students learn how to impact the culture, economy, and functioning of the 'mini city ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Moving Beyond 'You're the sustainability person' To A Culture of Sustainability Mindedness

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

Sustainability professionals often hear the phrase 'you're the sustainability person'. This usually implies that the person making the statement does not care about sustainability as much. This particular mindset ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Medical Centers and Campus Sustainability: Best Practices and Developing a National Network

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)

Many institutions of higher education are associated with medical centers and schools. However, engaging hospitals on sustainability has several challenges. Hospitals face different regulatory environments, have different financial circumstances and ...

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Addressing the Challenge of Faculty/Staff Participation in Living Lab Campus Projects

  • Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Hong Kong)

Living lab projects rightly focus on student participation. However, campuses are places where everyone - from members of the cleaning staff to the most seasoned faculty member - can learn and participate ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Using Complexity Leadership Theory to Achieve Sustainability Goals

  • Chapman University (CA)

This proposal explores how utilizing complexity leadership theory, which is a combination of adaptive, enabling, and administrative leadership, to further campus sustainability goals and initiatives. This presentation will focus on ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Sustainable Institutions and Campus Success Metrics: Useful Narratives for Appealing to Stakeholders

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The relationships between investment in campus sustainability and success metrics that are not typically associated with sustainability is poorly understood. We are interested in exploring the relationship between institutions with ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Students and Staff: The Mutual Benefits of Connecting Student Groups and Sustainability Offices

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Student groups often are the driving force behind changes for sustainability on campus. Energized and empowered students can gain the attention of administrators and advocate for change which can be ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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"Greening with Lean": Institutionalizing Sustainability Across Campus Through Lean Principles

  • Miami University (OH)

Lean principles and techniques were designed to eliminate waste, discover avenues of improvement, and foster innovation. At Miami University, we have historically used Lean methods to increase revenue, improve productivity ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Advancing Sustainability in Conservative Climates: Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches

  • Sul Ross State University (TX)
  • Wingate University (NC)

This panel will examine the approach to sustainability in higher education at two campuses, one public and one private, situated within challenging political and socio-economic contexts: Sul Ross State University ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Reinvigorating Your University's Sustainability Commitment

  • Southern New Hampshire University (NH)

While some universities have established sustainability offices, others may have a structure in place, but greater support is needed from faculty, students, and administrators. This presentation will describe the efforts ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Getting to Yes on a Comprehensive Institutional Response to the Climate Crisis: Energy 2028

  • Middlebury College (VT)

Middlebury College trustees recently adopted a resolution committing the college to achieve the following goals: - Divestment from all fossil fuel and related investments in its endowment - 100% renewable energy sources ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Power of Partnerships: Sharing Successes and Lessons Learned

  • Duke University (NC)
  • Elon University (NC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)

In order to effectively reach the campus community, sustainability offices often strive to partner with other offices/departments to engage a broader audience in sustainability efforts. This typically leads to ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Cutting Through the Noise: Developing a Comprehensive Communications Structure

  • Medical University of South Carolina (SC)
  • State University of New York at Geneseo (NY)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Many sustainability offices or green funds at large educational institutions are 'buried' within the organizations. One quick look at where sustainability lies on an institutional website gives a glimpse into ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Cultivating Student Leaders

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Using Bruce Tuckman's theory of team development, sustainability professionals from UC Berkeley will share their successes and challenges in creating a robust student centered program. This session will dive ...

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Building a Culture of Sustainability Through New Student Orientation

  • Lehigh University (PA)
  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)

This presentation will describe the process that we went through here at SUNY Oswego for First-Year Students. This process allowed us to educate new students on Sustainability and how it ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Creating A Sustainability Magazine: A Diverse, Digital Experience

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Everyone wants to find creative ways to tell their campus sustainability story. With so many different options, it can be challenging to identify the best route to take. Further complicating ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Available for Download: Leveraging Generation Z's Impact on the Wellbeing Economy

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

The goal of this presentation is to discuss the application of generational theory, specifically Generation Z, to principles of a wellbeing economy within a higher education setting. Generation Z students ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Mobilizing higher education to respond to the climate crisis - Part 1

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • University of Hawaii System Office (HI)

This special, experiential session is for faculty, staff, and students who are ready to call on higher education to face the realities of climate disruption and to prepare our communities ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Building From the Ground Up: Developing a Sustainable Campus From Scratch

  • University of Central Oklahoma (OK)

This session focuses on providing tips and tools for students and faculty who wish to develop a sustainability group or initiative, or grow one that is already initiated, at an ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Creating and Maintaining Public Archives: Green Fund Website Redesign

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

With help from our Student Union Marketing Team, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) at UC Berkeley has entirely rebuilt its website on a new platform, creating a public archive of ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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STARS as a Meaningful Student Learning Opportunity

  • Weber State University (UT)
  • Westminster College - Utah (UT)
  • Williams College (MA)

Engaging students in the STARS process can provide valuable student learning and ease the data collection burden on sustainability staff. This interactive panel discussion offers examples and lessons learned from ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Sustainable Architecture and Initiatives: Lessons from Integrating Sustainability on Campus

  • University of Houston (TX)
  • Kirksey Architecture (TX)

University campuses are living laboratories -- testing grounds for sustainability strategies that can translate to the larger communities within which the campuses reside. For communities of all sizes, integrated sustainability requires ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Maximizing Campus Sustainability through Student/Staff-Driven Energy Efficiency and Engagement

  • Colorado School of Mines (CO)
  • McKinstry (WA)

Learn about driving behavioral/engagement strategies to increase campus sustainability from two universities leveraging energy-saving programs to accomplish this. These campuses are utilizing social science-based behavioral principles to break down ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Convincing Our Colleagues to Fly Less: Engaging Academics on E-Conferencing

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Academic conferences provide invaluable scholarly interaction, yet a reliance on air travel means conferencing has a big carbon footprint. Estimates suggest air travel can make up 15-30 per cent of ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Wildlife and the Built Environment - JCCC Bird Collision Study Data, Mitigation, and Results

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

Why do birds collide with windows? During the 2018 JCCC Bird Collision study we learned many of our buildings and elevated walkways have various issues that create hazards for birds ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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What's the New Deal with Building 'Green' on Campus?

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Catalyst Partners (MI)

Many schools are leaning away from LEED and perhaps for good reason. Why? What are the challenges and are there alternatives to better suit campus strategies around green building. As ...

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Introducing Fitwel: Practical Applications & Learning Opportunities to Advance Campus Wellness

  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • Stantec Consulting, Ltd. (WA)

This session introduces Fitwel, a third-party health-focused rating system which utilizes evidence-based design approaches to promote positive health impacts across the built environment. Fitwel emerged at the same time as ...

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