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Transformative Partnerships: Replacing Consumerism with Community

  • California Lutheran University (CA)
  • City of Thousand Oaks (CA)

Can disciplines traditionally anchored in consumerist perspectives–like marketing and advertising–help students engage with sustainability and provide opportunities to make positive change in their communities? This case study demonstrates ...

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Transformational Leadership Summit for College & University Executives & Senior Leaders

  • Harvard University (MA)

Driving sustainability into an institution's core mission, positioning the institution to 'do well by doing good' is the complex leadership challenge of the 21st century. It requires the transformation ...

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The United Nations' New Global Action Programme, Sustainable Development Goals, and You

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • York University (ON)
  • China Green University Network
  • University of North Texas (TX)

The Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) highlighted how education institutions have contributed to innovative pedagogy and partnerships, enhanced training, and galvanized whole-institution approaches, thus helping foster a more ...

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Designing and Assessing Sustainability Learning Outcomes

  • Portland State University (OR)

How can we ensure that our educational offerings lead to sustainability competencies? This workshop will support participants in designing learning outcomes (LOs) and assessment plans. The presenters' diverse perspectives make ...

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Conducting a Transportation Study at a Commuter School - Kwantlen Student Association

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (BC)

The Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) is a not for profit organization that operates independently of Kwantlen Polytechnic University's (KPU) administration. The KSA focuses on providing support for its members ...

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Five-Year Evolution of Campus Sustainability Programs

  • Bentley University (MA)
  • Boston University (MA)

Many campus sustainability programs around the country are coming of age. Those programs which started between the years of 2008-2011 are reaching a critical turning point where their ability to ...

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Building Sustainability: A Holistic Approach to Evaluations and Retrofits

  • University of Virginia (VA)

This case study will focus on a replicable model of how a technically-focused retro-commissioning and energy/water reduction program for individual existing buildings can be expanded into a holistic and ...

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Teaching Systemic Sustainability through a Local Lens: A Minnesota Experience in Engaging Students with the Greater Community

  • Prescott College (AZ)

One critical component of sustainability education is to help students understand the interconnectedness of environmental and social justice issues. The intersection of sustainability education, service learning, and social justice offers ...

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Stressed Out? Sustainability and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

We will examine how Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training can be a powerful tool for enhancing both the well-being of everyone on campus and sustainability education. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn ...

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Using Retro-Commissioning to Increase Climate Action Plan Resiliency

  • Seattle Pacific University (WA)
  • Paladino and Company (WA)

Seattle Pacific University created a climate action plan in June 2010. The goal of the plan is to reduce natural gas consumption 20% by 2015 and be a carbon neutral ...

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Banning Bottled Water on Campus; Beyond Excuses

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)

Over 100 colleges and universities across the US and Canada have enacted a policy of responsible water sales in their purchasing. Such a drastic change for an institution is made ...

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Least Car-Friendly - Commuter options for an urban campus

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

In 2011, US News and World Report published a story on the top 10 'Least Car Friendly' Universities in the nation. Loyola University Chicago has taken this as a badge ...

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Transforming Student Leadership in Sustainability through Integrative Learning

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Pressure is mounting for institutions to graduate students in four years with jobs. As professionals in higher education, how do we help students turn their academic content into currency? The ...

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Spartan Treasure Hunt: Direct Engagement of Building Occupants in Energy Saving Opportunities

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The Spartan Treasure Hunt is an early step in the building commissioning process. It engages building occupants to help identify opportunities for energy savings and system improvements during a building ...

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Retention, Graduate Rates, and Sustainability Literacy

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

In the current climate of increased governmental oversight of higher education and fiscal downturns, retention and graduation rates are being emphasized as key markers of an institution's success. Meanwhile ...

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Assessing the Kinnickinnick Project at River Falls: Sustainability Curriculum Transformation at Five Years

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

After five years of Sustainability Fellows Workshops, the sustainability curriculum at UWRF has grown to prominence with its own identity as The Kinnickinnick Project (named after the River Falls' local ...

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The Road to Zero: A Tale of a Stadium Compost Pilot

  • Purdue University (IN)
  • NatureWorks (GA)

Purdue opened the South End Zone Patio area of Ross-Ade Stadium (capacity 57,236) at the beginning of the 2014 season. The Office of University Sustainability initiated a zero waste ...

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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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