Search Results

14350 resources

Sustaining Self: Prioritizing Personal Well-Being

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

Sustainability professionals need to do a better job of taking care of themselves. Far too many in our field routinely push themselves to an emotional and physical limit, due largely ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Beyond Eco-Reps: Deepening Engagement through an Effective Residential Life Partnership

  • University at Albany (NY)

UAlbany’s Office of Environmental Sustainability has partnered with Residential Life to provide a communication and training channel to students as well as robust peer-to-peer education program in resident housing ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Co-Creating Education for the Future: Constructing Highly Effective Programs in Sustainability Studies

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)
  • Littleglobe (NM)

Institutions of higher education are transforming their curriculum to better equip students for the complex challenges of the 21st Century and beyond. In this concurrent session workshop, faculty, students, and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Studying Sustainability Studies: A Comparative Analysis of 42 U.S. Degree Programs

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

What does a degree in Sustainability Studies look like? Institutions of higher education are in the process of transforming their academic offerings to better equip students for the complex challenges ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure: The Campus as a Living Lab

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)

In 2012-13, the Provost of the California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) funded an innovative program to engage campus faculty, staff, and students in Programmatic Excellence and Innovation in Learning ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Learning for Sustainability Scotland

  • Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (EAUC) (Gloucestershire)

There is an undeniable need for a world that is sustainable: where people and communities value and are engaged with the natural environment; societies are inclusive and equitable; and a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Energy Hog in the House: Bringing Energy Efficiency to Life

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

The Energy Hog program is an entertaining and extremely effective outreach tool for college students to engage interested audiences from their community on topics related to energy. For many people ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainability Committee Structures

  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)

Committees are a common organizational tool for sustainability on campuses and in our communities and businesses. Leaders and sustainability staff have needs that can be met by committees, including expertise ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Bioregional Urbanism on Campus: Building Regional Leadership Models

  • EcoMotion (CA)
  • Earthos Institute (MA)

Bioregional Urbanism is a practice methodology that helps cities and regions become more resilient and self-sustaining in ways that measurably contribute to global sustainability. Campus communities are influential centers for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Curricular Engagement in Building Sustainable Communities

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Dickinson College is leading the way in integrating sustainability across the curriculum. As an innovative liberal arts college, over 90% of our graduating students are taking sustainability-focused and related courses ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Liberal Arts Institutions Networking Meeting (2014)

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)
  • Linfield College (OR)
  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)
  • Willamette University (OR)

A lunch meeting for representatives of liberal arts colleges and universities. A similar lunchtime networking event was hosted by others in Nashville with approximately 100 attendees.

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

A trans-disciplinary strategy to energy efficiency at a university

  • University of Johannesburg (Gauteng)

In recent years, the costs of electricity in South Africa have increased significantly (cumulative 230% increase between 2008 and 2014), thus many institutions of higher education are seeking ways to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Health Promotion: a vehicle for partnerships

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Public Health and Health Promotion on campus is uniquely positioned to partner and provide leadership on sustainability goals for higher education. Through a public health lens, we can offer support ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

How to Justify the Cost of a Compost Facility for your Campus and/or Community

  • Xavier University (OH)

Appalachian State University began an in-house composting program on campus in 1999, and built a state-of-the-art positive forced aeration facility to expand composting opportunities, which opened in October 2011. This ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Local APPetite: Partnering with Rural Farms to Grow Our Economy

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

During the fall of 2013, Appalachian State University Food Services launched Local Appetite, a partnership that brought together farmers, community organizations and the university to grow our economy. Being self-operated ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Navigating the Renewable Road at Appalachian State University

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

With seventeen standalone systems built on campus over the past seven years, Appalachian State University has the most diverse portfolio of renewable energy systems in the University of North Carolina ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Modernizing your Microscopes: Light Source Retrofits

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

Research laboratories are a universal fixture on higher education campuses, and as a result of outdated technology, present a prime opportunity for energy efficiency upgrades. Many of these labs rely ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Minding the Gap: Connecting Academic and Operational Sustainability

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

This workshop considers three different models currently in practice to bridge operational and academic sustainability in the University of North Carolina (UNC) system. An interactive beginning will lay the groundwork ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Advancing Student-Led Community-Based Health Equity Research: CPHE

  • Portland State University (OR)

Since 2009, the Community Partnership for Health and Equity (CPHE), an interdisciplinary group of students, faculty, and community leaders, has focused on promoting social sustainability in the Portland, OR metropolitan ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Redefining the Norms of Waste Management Through Behavioral Changes

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

The UC-wide goal of Zero Waste by 2020 continues to encourage campuses to increase their waste diversion practices. At UCSB, we believe that we need to gain a better understanding ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Integrating Sustainability- the Land Grant University Lesson

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Programs in sustainable agriculture do more than teach how to farm sustainably. They actually expand and deepen the understanding of many dimensions of sustainability. When a sustainable agriculture curriculum is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Evolution of Zero Waste in a Retail Food Court

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Aramark (PA)

The objective of UC Irvine’s Zero Waste Food Court Pilot Program is to expand practices from campus residential dining locations to Phoenix Food Court as a model for additional ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Blending Sociology and Environmental Science at a Community College

  • Highline Community College (WA)

We developed and co-taught a coordinated study class combining Sociology 101 and Environmental Science 101 at Highline Community College. In this class, we explored the foundations and intricacies of the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Campus Models for Sustainability from Audubon International

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Audubon International (NY)

During this presentation, AI staff will describe how two of its programs, the Signature Program and the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, have promoted sustainable practices at educational institutions. The presentation ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Permaculture pedagogy: Critically engaging students through place

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Learning Gardens Laboratory (LGL) is a 4-acre garden-education site in southeast Portland that facilitates hands-on and place-based education in sustainable gardening, healthy nutrition, and permaculture design for k-12, college ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Say Goodbye to Green: How to Mainstream Sustainability Messaging

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Over the 50 years since the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, sustainability has been linked primarily with environmentalism—and guilt. The earth has been hurt, and we are ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Water Action Plan - How to achieve real water savings

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

The University of California (UC) has committed to reducing their per capita potable water use by 20% by 2020. All UC Campuses are writing water action plans that outline strategies ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Making Greener Labs Programs a Value Add

  • Brown University (RI)
  • GreenerU (MA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of California, Riverside (CA)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

Research and teaching laboratories have a special set of circumstances that impact sustainability intervention efforts. Labs are high-impact both in terms of resource use and in terms of student learning ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Learning by Living: The Berea College Deep Green Student Residence Experience

  • Berea College (KY)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)

The Berea College LEED Platinum Deep Green Residence Hall, also seeking Living Building Challenge Petal Recognition, will have over a full year of occupancy by October 2014. Residential life, facilities ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

STARS 101: Everything You Need to Know

  • Santa Clara University (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Since 2006, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a membership organization of colleges and universities committed to building a sustainable world, has engaged in a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Can you Hear me Now? Metrics for Sustainability Communications

  • American University (DC)
  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Princeton University (NJ)

Whether you are marketing an event, campaign, or simply advertising a service your office offers, tracking your communications success is essential to growing your audience and engaging your community. Every ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Preparing for the Real World: Kickstarting Your Sustainability Career Pathway

  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

While students will still have to determine the exact career they would like to pursue, and maybe pick out what they will wear on interview day, at the end of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Building Bike Culture from College Campus to Corporate Campus

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • Bikes Make Life Better (CA)
  • Meet your Bike (CA)

Building Bike Culture from College Campus to Corporate Campus Sustainable transportation strategies in all fifty states embrace the bicycle to meet their sustainability goals. But not all efforts are successful ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Vegetated roofs at UAB: Operations and research collaboration

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is the largest single-site employer in Alabama, with more than 120 buildings encompassing 93 city blocks. As a core component of Alabama’s ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Repair Fairs: Promoting waste reduction in community involvement

  • Oregon State University (OR)

One of the largest challenges in engaging students in sustainability is creating meaningful experiences. Encouraging students to practice reuse is particularly challenging, as it requires a personal commitment. Likewise, educating ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Food Bikes: Mobile Food That’s Low Capital, Low Footprint

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Food Bikery seeks to prove that food bikes are a safe, legal, low-capital, and low-footprint alternative to food trucks. In transitioning mobile food off of trucks and onto bicycles ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainability Officers’ Workshop: Essential Facilitation Tools & Technology to Advance Communication Skills, Leadership, and Project Management on Your Campus

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

Having strong facilitation skills enables sustainability staff and leadership to engage their communities in designing and implementing successful programs. From effectively facilitated meetings to purposeful project designs, these skills are ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Green Building Education through Certification

  • Roosevelt University (IL)
  • SERF Foundation (MI)

The Society of Environmentally Responsible Facilities (SERF) is a green building certification system that promotes a streamlined, user-friendly and cost effective approach to certification. In addition to certification, SERF is ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Building a Statewide Sustainability Strategy in Higher Education (2014)

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

At the Intersection of Wellness and Sustainability is your Worksite

  • Lane Community College (OR)

This workshop will define the links between worksite wellness and sustainability. Employees spend a large portion of their daily lives at work. Workplace wellness is a key element in the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

A Balancing Act: St Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium

  • Maryville University (MO)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden (MO)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (IL)
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis (MO)

At a time when colleges and universities and communities are under ever-increasing economic pressure to do more with less the values at the heart of sustainability in higher education offer ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Implementing a Student-Led Move-Out Waste Program: UMass Amherst

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

For the last year, UMass Amherst has been partnering with a newly-formed nonprofit organization, The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN), to launch a student-led move-out waste collection and resale program. PLAN ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Designing and Assessing Learning Outcomes in Co-curricular Sustainability Programs

  • Portland State University (OR)

In recent years, co-curricular sustainability programs have been established at many higher education institutions. However, few such programs have developed learning outcomes (LOs) or assessment processes to measure the types ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Sustainability at Scale: LEED EBOM and The Next Big Step Toward the Sustainable Campus

  • California State University, Channel Islands (CA)
  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • Brightworks Sustainability (OR)

To emphasize the high importance but low attention paid to existing facilities in environmental stewardship, in 2012 the U. S. Green Building council published an article calling existing buildings “the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

It doesn’t have to be LEED to be green

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In the summer of 2013 the University of Minnesota completed construction on the 17th Avenue Residence Hall. The facility was built to meet the State of Minnesota’s sustainable building ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Smart Labs: Because no one wants a dumb one

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The University of Minnesota’s 2011 Climate Action Plan identified laboratory energy consumption as a key driver of campus emissions and as a prime opportunity for reducing those emissions. At ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Saving $370 Million while Reducing Emissions by 35%

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

In 2014, the President of the University of Maryland announced several new initiatives that will allow the university to save money while reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. These ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Encouraging the Design and Development of High Performance Landscapes with the SITES Rating System

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

As the world’s population grows, so too does the pace of urbanization and development. What is built on the land profoundly impacts ecological systems as well as the health ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Road Scholars: Promoting a Car-Free On-Campus Experience with Bikes

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library has 10 years of experience in providing free bicycle check-out and on-campus repair service at the University of Kentucky. In the fall of 2014 WWBL ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Mapping Sustainability - Interactive tools for tracking and outreach

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

This presentation will share the latest tools in interactive mapping of sustainability features for a campus. GIS Specialist, David Treering and Director of Sustainability, Aaron Durnbaugh will share their experience ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more