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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 ...

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STARS Express: How WPI Completed STARS in under 2.5 Months

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This session will describe how Worcester Polytechnic Institute was able to complete a high quality STARS 2.0 submission in just two and a half months. With support from GreenerU ...

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Sustainability Internship Programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago: Diversity Strengthens Leadership On and Off Campus

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

This case study will describe two internship programs that operate at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The goal of the Heritage Garden and Office of Sustainability (OS) internship ...

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Nurturing the Sharing Economy on Campus

  • University of Louisville (KY)

One of the most exciting developments of recent decades is the growth of the sharing economy. Simply put, the generation of students entering college today are far less interested in ...

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From the Porcupine Caribou to the San Francisco Peaks: Applied Holistic Sustainability in North America

  • Sierra Nevada College (NV)

A framework of Holistic Sustainability sheds light on understanding past failures and informing present realities that pave the way for future opportunities. The current state of sustainable development is flawed ...

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Ten Years and Counting: Navigating the First Decade of Utility-Scale Campus Wind Turbine Operation

  • Carleton College (MN)
  • St. Olaf College (MN)

For a town of just over 20,000 people, it's thrilling to see three utility-scale wind turbines on the Northfield, MN horizon. Carleton College installed its first wind turbine ...

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Building a Statewide Sustainability Strategy in Higher Education (2015)

  • University of Hawaii System Office (HI)

This case study will describe the first two years of developing the system-wide University of Hawaii (UH) Sustainability Strategy. In January 2014 the Board of Regents of the University of ...

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Sustainability Education: A Pedagogy of Complexity

  • Ohio University (OH)

College graduates entering the work force increasingly are confronted with 'wicked' sustainability issues regardless of profession. In response, models of instruction that transcend disciplinary boundaries are emerging in higher education ...

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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 ...

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Smart Print: Using the Cloud to Identify Waste & Excess Energy Consumption

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)
  • Pharos Systems International (NY)

The University of Illinois at Chicago has deployed a new, cloud-based tool to deliver a campus-wide view of their printer fleet, their users who print and the documents they print ...

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Marketing-Minded Videos to Improve Waste Diversion and Sustainability

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The 'Video as Marketing for Waste Diversion' (VaMWD) project at UC Berkeley leverages marketing techniques known and familiar in corporate film-making and brand awareness to approach waste diversion as a ...

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Sustainability Blitz for a Rapid Diffusion Across the Curriculum

  • Skyline College (CA)
  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

The time is now for addressing sustainability education across the curriculum. While there remain plenty of barriers to doing so – overburdened faculty, lack of interdisciplinary coordination, misaligned incentive structures – there ...

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Stopping Food Waste at the Source: Source Reduction Strategies for Dining Services

  • Aramark (PA)

UC Irvine aims not only to divert waste from landfill through recycling and composting but to minimize waste generated. This objective supports an overall goal of Zero Waste campus-wide by ...

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Impact Advocacy - Fair Trade in Your Life and on Campus

  • Fair Trade Colleges & Universities (CA)

Fair Trade empowers farmers and workers and promotes economic development, social justice, and environmental stewardship. The world of Fair Trade includes a wide range of groups and interests; businesses, non-profits ...

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Engaging Students in Energy Reduction - on and off campus

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

At CU boulder, Residence Life and the Environmental Center are working together to provide all our students with what that they need to practice energy efficiency at home – whether on ...

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Environmental Dashboard: Using real-time display of resource use & community voices to foster connections & empower stewardship

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Many schools now use real-time 'dashboards' that provide feedback on electricity use in campus buildings to encourage conservation behavior. This presentation will engage audience members in an exploration of 'Environmental ...

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PHOENIX lifestyle: Consumerism with Conscience

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

A student-led initiative at UMass Amherst that strives to bring awareness to the issue of consumerism in the apparel industry and give students, faculty, and others a unique opportunity to ...

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Fostering Change through a Team-Taught First Year Sustainable Living and Learning Community

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

This session will overview the goals, structure, and implementation of a unique two-semester sustainability learning community for first year students at a liberal arts college in upstate New York. A ...

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Communicating & Visualizing Sustainability: The Effects of Biomimic Marketing For Water Refill Stations on Campus, A Case Study

  • Maryville College (TN)

As the field of sustainability grows, it becomes ever important to consider how sustainability is communicated, designed and visualized to aid in successful engagement, perceptions and implementation of sustainability-based programs ...

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Achieving Sustainability-related Employment- How School of Sustainability at ASU achieves success in employment for graduates.

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The desired end result is career employment for graduates with degrees in sustainability. Yet we continually hear that green jobs and opportunities are limited and stagnant at best. At the ...

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Experiential, Community-based Learning and Sustainability Assessment: A Field Skills Course for Professional Degree Students

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

In 2014, the School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, launched a week-long field course for its professional Master of Sustainable Environmental Management program. Previously separate ecological and social ...

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Moving towards Water Sustainability on Campus: A Collaborative Approach

  • Weber State University (UT)

Rising water stress in the American West demands that campuses in this region plan proactively for wiser water use. At WSU, a partnership between faculty researchers and operations staff has ...

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SOS – How Global Collaboration will Help you and your Campus

  • National Union of Students

There are 17,000 universities and colleges in the world and students need to leave their education equipped to be part of the solution to sustainability issues, rather than part ...

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Peer Pressure for Good: Behavior Change in Campus Sustainable Action Campaigns

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Want to engage your campus more effectively in sustainability campaigns? Join Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) to learn how it leverages behavior change science to help Minnesotans take action on ...

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A Call to Action Revisited: A Sustainability Challenge

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

Since 2010, AASHE member organizations have achieved a lot in terms of making their campuses more sustainable - progress that is now quantifiable based on the STARS assessment. Yet although the ...

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Team Waste Reduction: Using Departmental Collaboration to Transform Your Surplus Program

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

What do an 8 foot tall plywood cutout of the 'Lorax', a warehouse full of desks and 100 bicycles all have in common? They are all examples of surplus items ...

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Mapping Campus Connections: Using GIS Story Maps as part of Place-based, Art-led Environmental Education

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • River's Edge Academy (MN)
  • National Park Service (DC)

Place-based, art-led environmental education can engage students and community with the immediate world around them and help them make connections between local sustainability issues in a community and global context ...

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Re-thinking Options for Curriculum and Faculty Development: How will we take it to the next level?

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The three organizers/presenters are university faculty and staff who have functional roles as researcher, sustainability director and sustainability practitioner. Coming from diverse institutions and disciplinary backgrounds, each organizer/presenter ...

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Developing and Implementing Carbon Mitigation Projects for your Campus

  • Colgate University (NY)
  • Clarkson University (NY)
  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • University of Georgia (GA)

This panel will explore how academic institutions have developed and manage carbon sequestration projects and mitigation activities. Case studies described by the panel will primarily focus on forest carbon but ...

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The State of Race: Searching for Social Justice in America & Sustainability

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

America is at a crossroads; racial tensions have reached a boiling point and we need a meaningful dialogue about race and racism at AASHE. Race is often left out of ...

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Setting Building Energy Use Goals: Tracking Climate Action Plan targets and successes

  • Ball State University (IN)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

This panel discussion will share the experience of three campuses in setting energy use goals for campus facilities. As energy and sustainability managers, the presenters will share their approaches to ...

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Building Change Agent Competencies Through Community-Based Research

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Portland State University (OR)

Community-based research (CBR) is a powerful pedagogy that engages students with community partners in authentic research that benefits the community while supporting students' development of change agent competencies and dispositions ...

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Facing of Failure and How to Use it to Work Towards Your Sustainability Goals

  • American University (DC)
  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

AASHE Conferences are great for discussing successes: they help guide burgeoning institutions, provide expansion support to veteran institutions, and help build the case for sustainability. But what about failures? This ...

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Partnering for an equitable, sustainable school: 3 approaches for building partnerships and programs that connect sustainability

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

As diversity and sustainability become more embedded into a campus culture, the connections between diversity and sustainability become more apparent and critical to create a thriving campus. This panel discussion ...

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Educating Energy Professionals of the Future

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Xcel Energy

What's needed in our programs to educate future energy leaders? How will the gap of 50% of the utility workforce retiring in the next decade be filled? How can ...

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Parking is Not Free: How Sustainable Transportation is Paying Off

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • Nelson/Nygaard (CA)

Sustainable campus transportation is not just a commitment or environmental goal, it is becoming a financial necessity that institutions large, small, rich, and poor are trying to implement smartly. Demand ...

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Bike Commuting Counts! Rewarding Bicycle Transportation with ZAP

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Dero Bike Rack Co. (MN)

Traffic congestion, obesity, and environmental conservation are receiving critical attention both nationwide and globally. North American institutions of higher education are at the forefront of efforts to understand and ameliorate ...

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Go Fish: the New Rules of Sustainable Seafood in College Foodservice

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (CA)

Whether wild or farmed, marine conservation is driven by which fish we choose to eat. And, in North America, more than 2/3 of meals with fish and seafood are ...

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Step Away from the Car: Transforming Student Travel, One Haunted Bus and Hipster Bike Ride at a Time

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)
  • Alta Planning + Design (MN)

Southern Oregon University has gone all-in to help its students break their driving habits. No excuse is safe! Want to drive home midday for an afternoon siesta? No need – there ...

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High Impact Leadership Trips: Student-Led Experiential Learning

  • Concordia College (NY)

In 2012, Concordia College students organized an alternative spring break trip to Kentucky focused on how people are trying to stop mountaintop removal coal mining. This was so successful that ...

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Sustainability Science in Curriculum and the Campus Decision-making Plan

  • University of Hawaii Maui College (HI)

Sustainability science requires the use of systems thinking skills and problem driven analysis to address the need for broad, holistic responses to persistent societal problems. This presentation will 1) describe ...

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STARS and Pop Cans' - Using a Video Production to Spread Awareness of What it Means to be STARS Certified

  • Nova Scotia Community College (NS)

The Nova Scotia Community College is a STARS certified institution with 13 campuses across the province. Over recent years sustainability has increasingly been embedded in all that we do, and ...

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Sustainability Challenges and Triumphs at a West African University: Waste, Water, Energy Land, and New Construction

  • American University of Nigeria (Adamawa,)

Sustainability has been a high priority at the American University of Nigeria (AUN),for more than three years.The fastest progress has been in waste management; AUN was spending more ...

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Measuring and Addressing Impacts of Campus Oil and Gas Consumption

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • Equitable Origin (NY)

Calculation and offsetting of campus carbon emissions are valuable tools to educate students about their contributions to GHG emissions and climate change. However, the external costs of oil and gas ...

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Beyond Offsets: Innovative approaches to achieving and exceeding our climate commitments

  • Hampshire College (MA)
  • Williams College (MA)
  • Amherst College (MA)
  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)

Climate change is a defining issue of our time, and colleges and university are leading the way by setting ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets. Many of us are even striving ...

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Voices from Minnesota's Youth Climate Movement: Organizing at the Intersection of Climate Change & Social Justice

  • Grand Aspirations (MN)
  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (MN)
  • Will Steger Foundation (MN)
  • Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MN)

This panel discussion will feature stories from 6 vibrant Minnesota youth organizations working at the intersection of climate change and social justice. Across the state, youth are leading campaigns and ...

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Collaborating Campus Efficiencies with Finance Folks

  • Carleton College (MN)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO) (DC)

Campus finance officers have the unique opportunity to develop, support, and implement campus sustainability goals. All campuses have major leaders in these finance officers that may, or may not, be ...

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Navigating the STARS 2.0 Experience: From Data Collection to Strategic Planning

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • Stanford University (CA)

One of the most important attributes of AASHE's STARS 2.0 framework is to allow institutions to understand all aspects of their sustainability performance, benchmark their sustainability performance against ...

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Top Three Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting Systems

  • Kirksey Architecture (TX)

This presentation will focus on the benefits of large-scale rainwater collection on campuses. Our presentation and charrette will be organized around the top three direct benefits of rainwater collection: Resiliency ...

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Applying geographic information systems (GIS) and survey data to transportation demand management

  • Skyline College (CA)
  • University of San Francisco (CA)

In 2013, Skyline College launched a transportation initiative to improve access for students and employees and make travel to campus more efficient and equitable while reducing reliance on single-occupancy vehicles ...

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