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Engaging Catholic Colleges and Universities with Sustainability as a Moral Issue Membership Required

  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

In October 2009, we hosted "Renewing the Campus: Sustainability and the Catholic University", the first conference dedicated to enhancing understanding, activism, and cooperation among Catholic universities in the area of ...

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Planet Blue: Saving Energy, Saving Money and Saving the Planet at the University of Michigan Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The Planet Blue program was developed as part of the University of Michigan's 6-point Environmental and Energy Initiative to help reduce energy consumption on the Ann Arbor campus in ...

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Student Residents Save Energy at LSU Membership Required

  • Louisiana State University (LA)

Sponsored by the LSU College of Engineering, UNPLUG sought to promote an understanding throughout the LSU on-campus community of what energy conservation entails. The goal was to empower students to ...

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Sustainability Faculty Fellows Program at the University of Vermont (UVM) Membership Required

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The University of Vermont Sustainability Faculty Fellows Program serves as an example of successfully integrating sustainability into courses across disciplinary boundaries with a modest budget, Provost-level support, and a handful ...

  • Posted 7 years, 3 months ago
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Advanced Photovoltaic Educational Laboratory at Milwaukee Area Technical College Membership Required

  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (WI)

While originally focusing on reducing MATC's carbon footprint, the Photovoltaic Educational Laboratory has evolved into the Midwest's largest photovoltaic installation, generating 511 kWh DC and also serves as ...

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Water Savings Through Non-Traditional Irrigation Control at Western Michigan University Membership Required

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Upgrade the campus irrigation controls, moving from stand-alone time clocks to a fully networked and automated control system with a web user interface.

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

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

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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Closing the Nutrient Cycle at Appalachian State University Membership Required

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Students of ASU's Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Program sell produce that they grow at the Program's teaching and research farm on campus to students, faculty, and visitors. This ...

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Implementing Large Scale Solar in the Land of Cheap Coal Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Colorado State University is home to one of the largest solar plants on a U.S. university campus. The fact that Colorado State has been able to expand renewable energy ...

  • Posted 7 years, 3 months ago
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Helping Small Businesses near Anderson University, SC Membership Required

  • Anderson University (SC)

Anderson University's SIFE team partnered with the local Sam's Club to help business members in efforts to help their facilities become environmentally friendly. We performed energy audits at ...

  • Posted 7 years, 3 months ago
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Forest Restoration in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park- Collaboration with Temple University, Philadelphia Zoo, Fairmount Park, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Germantown Friends School Membership Required

  • Temple University (PA)

Restore eight acres of Philadelphia's degraded urban forest and provide education on carbon sequestration through reforestation. A collaborative effort between institutional faculty and staff from Temple University, Philadelphia Zoo ...

  • Posted 7 years, 3 months ago
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Water Conservation Makes Cents at Vanderbilt University Membership Required

  • Vanderbilt University (TN)

VU has retrofitted 492 low-flow faucets, low-flow toilets and waterfree urinals resulting in the savings of ~9.1 million gallons of water and $64,000 annually. Additionally, VU captured nonpotable ...

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WinterBlitz: Williams College students Weatherize Low-income Homes in the Local Community Membership Required

  • Williams College (MA)

For the past 2 years, Williams College students and community volunteers have weatherized a total of over 75 homes in 3 towns near Williams College during a one-day event in ...

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Development of Sustainable Publications Index at Ithaca College Membership Required

  • Ithaca College (NY)

The Sustainable Publications Index (SPI) ranks the sustainability of our publications on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being least sustainable. The ranking is based on a combination of ...

  • Posted 7 years, 3 months ago
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Installing Occupancy Sensors at Missouri State University Residence Life and Services Membership Required

  • Missouri State University (MO)

Residence Life and Services at Missouri State University received a grant from City Utilities of Springfield, MO to install occupancy sensors on all lights in community and public restrooms, common ...

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A Sustainable Thanksgiving Feast: Preserving Heritage Turkeys Membership Required

  • Emory University (GA)

For the second year in a row Emory has partnered with Heritage Foods USA to present the Thanksgiving Heritage Harvest Feast. The Feast features Heritage turkeys, an older breed of ...

  • Posted 7 years, 3 months ago
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Harnessing the Storm: Sustainable Stormwater Management at Delta College Membership Required

  • Delta College (MI)

With Federal government placing stringent mandates on the discharge and filtering of storm water, Delta College took the forward-thinking initiative to transform our exterior space into a place of learning ...

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Student Activism Leads the Way to Clean Energy at Green Mountain College Membership Required

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

On April 22, 2010, Green Mountain College opened a new biomass facility to replace the power station that previously burned number six fuel oil. This new facility will reduce greenhouse ...

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Sustainability Education Across the Province (SEAP): Faculty Train the Trainer Workshop at Simon Fraser University Membership Required

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

This project's purpose was to train faculty members from across British Columbia, Canada to be sustainability education trainers. The workshop enabled them to not only integrate sustainability into their ...

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Launching the Social Innovation Incubator at Portland State University Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Portland State University Social Innovation Incubator (SII) accelerates the impact of social innovations by addressing the specific needs of a growing cadre of social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs (i.e ...

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UO vs OSU Energy Civil War Membership Required

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The University of Oregon (UO) and Oregon State University (OSU) staged a human-powered energy generation contest to see which school could produce the most energy from their Recreation Centers' ReCardio ...

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Holiday Energy Turn Down Membership Required

  • Emory University (GA)

During the 2009-2010 Winter Holiday break Emory University conducted a campaign to reduce energy consumption by turning down the HVAC for a total of six days in 15 buildings. These ...

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Get-on-the-Map: Mapping Sustainability at Ball State University Membership Required

  • Ball State University (IN)

We have developed a web-based technique for collecting and sharing STARS reporting information. This "get-on-the-map" web site uses the STARS reporting categories to structure a display of icons as informational ...

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UMKC-Sustainability In Action Membership Required

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

University of Missouri-Kansas City Sustainable initiatives have lead to the signing of the President's Climate Commitment and an increase in Sustainability projects/programs on campus. These initiatives also lead ...

  • Posted 7 years, 6 months ago
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