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Mind Mapping: A Systems Thinking Application for Change Management

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Environmental Leadership Program (MD)

A growing number of students, faculty, and staff are increasingly concerned about their environmental impacts and demand immediate action to be taken. Despite good intentions, these same people can act ...

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The Role of Sustainability Offices in Career & Workforce Development

  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Connecticut College (CT)
  • University of Georgia (GA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Sustainability offices are in a unique position on campus. With the ability to work across departmental boundaries of campus on sustainability initiatives, our offices can provide professional development opportunities for ...

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Standardizing Sustainability for Dining Services

  • Green Seal (DC)

Dining Services have been included in STARS from the beginning, with a heavy focus on food in the current version 2.0. Life-cycle research conducted by Green Seal has determined ...

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Community Partnerships: Celebrating Poets, Painters, and Projects

  • Delta College (MI)

Utilizing the campus and the community environment can create an engaging experience for teaching and learning and can serve as an invitation for partnership and participation. Off The Page: A ...

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Regional Centers for ESD: Increasing Impact Through Collaboration

  • Aquinas College (MI)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • University of Regina (SK)
  • York University (ON)

Can you envision healthy, just, and thriving communities where sustainability education is prioritized and everyone has opportunities to shape a more sustainable future? The United Nations University has fostered an ...

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Green Cleaning in the Real World: What Works and How Much Does it Cost?

  • Lane Community College (OR)

Somewhere between cleaning products and equipment that simply don’t work and the greenwashed products that merely re-label toxic options lies the real world of green cleaning undertaken by a ...

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LCC’s Downtown Campus: Adventures in Housing, Collaboration and LEED

  • Lane Community College (OR)

Profile: The Lane Community College Downtown Campus in Eugene, Oregon is a landmark project for education, business and the community. The innovative design and features of the campus allow Lane ...

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Smart Housing Project: Measuring Use and Motivating Change

  • Clarkson University (NY)

Thirteen million college students live in on-campus housing in the United States. Since these students typically do not pay their utility bills directly, efforts to motivate efficiency and conservation changes ...

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Taking Stock/Getting Started: Finding Opportunities to Take Action

  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TX)

Taking Stock/Getting Started: Finding Opportunities to Take Action Are you an individual on your campus who knows how important sustainability is, but doesn’t know what it takes to ...

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Mass College Green: Alternative Financing for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

  • Dean College (MA)
  • GreenerU (MA)
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (MA)

With tighter budgets, leaner staff, and many competing priorities, colleges and universities are finding it increasingly difficult to commit the funds necessary to support energy efficiency and deferred maintenance initiatives ...

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Social Media Engagement: How #HigherEd should #Talk2Targets

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Social media outreach goes far beyond a traditional campaign approach. While successful marketing efforts can ignite interest and raise awareness of a program, initiative or an institution itself, the true ...

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Building Sustainability into an Operations Management Curriculum

  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)

Paralleling the business community, business schools increasingly face pressure from their various stakeholders to address sustainability issues. Several schools (e.g., Presidio Graduate School, Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and Portland State ...

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Climate Adaptation & Resiliency in Colgate’s 2013 Campus Master Plan

  • Colgate University (NY)

Changing weather patterns due to climate change are beginning to have profound impacts on campus operations and budgets while also disrupting the academic mission, study behaviors, and overall quality of ...

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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 ...

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Buy Less, Buy Better: Defining Success in Green Purchasing

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Office Depot, Inc. (TX)

In 2012, the University of Arizona enacted a Green Purchasing Policy directing that equal consideration be given to environmental and social factors as is given to typical purchasing considerations such ...

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Promoting Campus Sustainability in Developing Countries

  • Universidad de Monterrey (NL)
  • American University in Cairo (Cairo)
  • American University of Nigeria (Adamawa,)

Four speakers from developing countries will briefly present and then discuss the challenges of implementing a university sustainability program in an environment where long-term sustainability seems eclipsed by poverty, political ...

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Building Community Partnerships to Promote Sustainable Waste Practices

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (DF)
  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Leon

As part of a research project run by the Sustainability department at the Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores Unidad León (ENES), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico, professors ...

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Integrating sustainability education into universities

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (DF)
  • Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Leon

During this workshop we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different strategies for integrating sustainability education into universities as well as the real-world, experiential pedagogy used to target sustainability ...

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Green Renovations Checklist: Developing Institution-Specific Green Guidelines

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The University of California system requires building projects (renovations and new construction) valued at or above $5 million to achieve at least a LEED certification level of Silver. While this ...

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Envisioning Sustainable Futures with Scenario Planning

  • Lane Community College (OR)

Predicting the future is not easy. We live on a rapidly changing planet that is fundamentally different than it was when any of us were children. Technology is changing fast ...

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Sustainability in Career-Technical Education: A Multiple Case Study

  • University of Idaho (ID)

This session will provide multiple case study of how three community colleges in the Pacific Northwest introduced Career and Technical Education energy programs on their campuses. Consideration was given to ...

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Developing an Effective Peer Education Program

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

The Sustainability Peer Educator Program (SPEP) at Indiana University has recently begun training undergraduate student leaders to deliver sustainability lessons and workshops to their peers. This type of peer-to-peer learning ...

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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 ...

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GIS for Sustainability Management in Higher Education

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Geographic information systems (GIS) are commonly formed from a combination of data, software, hardware, people, institutional arrangements and motivations for collecting, analyzing and displaying spatial and temporal referenced data that ...

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MomentUs: Building a Movement on Campus for Climate Solutions

  • Millersville University (PA)
  • ecoAmerica (DC)

Empowered by collective action on our campuses and throughout our communities, we can build momentum to align the myriad of climate change solutions and exponentially increase our effectiveness. Together, we ...

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Business and Social Justice: Review and Analysis

  • Seattle University (WA)

BACKGROUND: Today we academics consider ‘sustainability’ to encompass social impacts and resulting justice implications as well as environmental impacts and long-range implications, but in the realm of ‘Sustainable Business,’ the ...

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Sustainability Literacy--Assessment Development by Carl Obermiller & April Atwood

  • Seattle University (WA)

Introduction This presentation will provide an overview of the ‘measuring sustainability literacy’ project that is underway at Seattle University. A sustainability literacy scale (SUstlit) has been developed, tested, and refined ...

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An Academic Foundation for Sustainability Studies

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

The elements of the academic mission of teaching, research, and service of every established discipline within the academy rests and is developed upon the basis of shared paradigmatic or multi-paradigmatic ...

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Channel Sustainability: Applying & Sharing though Video Projects

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

How better to teach students about an interdisciplinary topic such as sustainability than by using an interdisciplinary approach to assignments? Integrating video projects and assignments in courses as well as ...

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The Evolution of an Eco-Reps Program to Advance Institutional Goals

  • Lehigh University (PA)

The Eco-Reps program at Lehigh University began in the fall of 2010 as a pilot project by environmentally-minded students. Eco-Reps started out as an informal club but quickly became a ...

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Standardizing building infrastructure to increase service efficiency and waste diversion

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Since 2008 the University of Washington has been implementing its MiniMax program. What started out simply as a self-service, desk-side waste and recycling collection program to raise awareness about personal ...

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Analysis of Ecovillages as Model Sustainable Communities

  • Eckerd College (FL)

This research analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of several ecovillages, which are intentional communities that strive to live in an environmentally sustainable way. The purpose of the research was to ...

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Gardens in the City: New Paradigms for Urban Community & Campus Gardens

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

While urban community gardens and campus farms are not a new concept, at Carnegie Mellon we are pioneering our own avenues for food production, health and wellness and community engagement ...

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Sustainability 3.0 - Navigating the New Economic Frontier in Higher Education

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Purdue University (IN)

Like many organizations, higher education is going through a time of transformation. We are called to action to respond to competing demands, funding pressures, risk mitigation and governance, all while ...

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Online magazine and social media network for regional synergies

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Institutions of higher learning share the responsibility of empowering the individual, building community, and enriching society. The question is not whether to pursue community engagement and public outreach but how ...

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Plenary Session 4: Data to Action: Advancing Sustainability Investment Decisions

  • Denison University (OH)
  • Lane Community College (OR)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

Discover how data and metrics play pivotal roles in generating positive sustainability investments through stories of field-tested best practices on two data-driven programs that encourage bold sustainability investments: STARS 2 ...

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Tools of the Trade: How Web Apps Can Increase Energy Efficiency Impact

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

How can the right web tools help you better track and assess energy efficiency and photovoltaic projects? This workshop will bring together expert practitioners to talk about three leading web ...

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Researching the Researchers: Developing a Sustainability Research Inventory

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Developing a sustainability research inventory at a tier-one research university can prove challenging. Thousands of research faculty, inconsistencies in reporting, limited direct access to faculty and staff, and ambiguous data ...

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Make a difference with a commitment to certified sustainable seafood

  • Marine Stewardship Council (WA)

Higher Education is playing an increasingly important role in fostering sustainable practices, including food service and seafood. With increasing pressure on global fisheries to feed a growing population, the need ...

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AMS Partnerships to Raise Scientific Literacy

  • American Meteorological Society (DC)

Collaborations are key to success and have allowed the American Meteorological Society to expand or enhance geoscience literacy curricula, including courses featuring sustainability, at hundreds of post-secondary institutions throughout the ...

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Campuses as Living Laboratories for Sustainable Communities

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • EcoDistricts (OR)

How can universities use ecodistricts to create transformational change in the campus setting? What are the key roles for academic institutions to accelerate sustainable neighborhood development in their communities? This ...

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Case studies on behavior change and energy efficiency

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

Like many other areas of sustainability, energy efficiency solutions require a multifaceted approach. Retrofits and advancements in technology aren’t effective enough on their own. Behavior change strategies can be ...

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There’s No Place Like A Sustainable Home: Greening Off-Campus Housing

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

In the summer of 2013, the University of Arizona launched the Undergraduate Off-Campus Housing Sustainability Coordinator (OCHSC) position designed to bring sustainability into the homes of students living off-campus. The ...

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Fostering sustainability leadership

  • Portland State University (OR)

Complex sustainability challenges require new values, skills, structures, and ultimately, a new leadership paradigm. Since higher education currently plays an important role in leadership development (Eich, 2008), it thus has ...

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Understanding the Community Rights Framework

  • Portland State University (OR)

Ecuador’s 2008 Constitution gives nature the right to “respect for its existence and for the maintenance and regeneration of its life cycles.” Many sustainability scholars are well aware of ...

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What Do the New Energy Codes and LEED V4 Mean for Campus Planning?

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

The 2012 International Building Codes (IBC) and LEED v4 are upping the ante for new construction campus projects. In Colorado, state building projects, including University of Colorado buildings, are designed ...

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Design Thinking & Sustainability Problem Solving: Reconceptualizing the First Year Curriculum

  • Wesleyan College (GA)
  • EcoEthos Solutions (GA)

Key behavioral outcomes for Education for Sustainability are: an ability use a sustainability lens to identify and solve complex human-centered problems and empowering students to thrive in a rapidly changing ...

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Student Sustainability Survey : From Data, Dialogue, and Action

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

A redesigned 2014 Western Michigan University Student Sustainability Survey asked students to rank their campus sustainability priorities (e.g., renewable energy infrastructure, sustainable food systems, curriculum/program development, green buildings ...

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A Model for Integrating Sustainability within Global Studies

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Integrating sustainability across the curriculum is an important goal for AASHE members engaged in teaching and academic administration. While many disciplines and departments have been receptive to this change, others ...

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Constructed Places, Contemplation and Wellness

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Mindfulness and other contemplative practices are beginning to thrive in college classrooms and campuses across the country. The quest for health and wellness is a priority for students living in ...

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