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Greenhouse: A Place-Based Sustainability Living Learning Program

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

Greenhouse is a living-learning community at the University of Kentucky that engages students in learning about many aspects of the local environment through the lens of sustainability. Greenhouse will bring ...

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Integrating Service-Based Learning and the Flipped Classroom through the National Energy Leadership Corps Program

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

Engineering pedagogies traditionally aim to teach students technical skills and large quantities of information over relatively short periods while in a classroom setting. The successful construction of buildings that reach ...

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Institutional Behavior Change and Sustainability

  • University of Louisville (KY)

It is well established that human behavior underlies almost all environmental problems, e.g. air and water pollution, climate change, loss of biodiversity, resource overuse, waste generation and recycling, etc ...

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Pedagogic elements for student interest in an introductory course

  • University of Louisville (KY)

While there are many contested strategies for delivering an education for sustainable development, there are far fewer empirical studies demonstrating the relationships between classroom elements that generate the interest necessary ...

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The Real Food Campus Commitment: Sustainable Food Purchasing and Student Decision Making at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Real Food Campus Commitment is a pledge for colleges and universities stating that they will buy at least 20% Real Food by 2020. Signing onto the commitment can be ...

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We’re gonna get hydrated! Shrinking bottled water use (without a ban)

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

While students on some campuses work to ban (or to fight bans on) bottled water, positive partnerships at the University of Minnesota Duluth provided infrastructure, education, and social-norming around the ...

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Pack & Give Back: A Sustainable Move Out Program for On and Off Campus

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Pack & Give Back is a household waste diversion effort at the end of each semester for students moving out of on-campus residential hosing and in neighborhoods adjacent to campus ...

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Growing Sustainable Economies: From Seeds to Restaurant Tables

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The case study presentation, Growing Sustainable Economies: From Seeds to Restaurant Tables, located at and near Gandhi Mahal in Minneapolis, will tell the story of a special educational and business ...

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Immersion Education: Transcending Psychological Barriers to Action

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In this briefing, we will bring together some of the best thinking on psychological barriers to action at local and global scales from the American Psychological Association and combine it ...

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Campus Sustainability Tours: Seeing is Teaching

  • University of North Texas (TX)

The University of North Texas offers special sustainability tours year round to primary, secondary and college level students. The tours also engage the off campus community to include sustainability professionals ...

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Natural Dye Campus Garden: Art and Permaculture

  • University of North Texas (TX)

Funded by the environmental services fee, the University of North Texas Natural Dye Garden is a student initiated project in the College of Visual Arts and Design. Inspired by a ...

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Developing a Sustainability Degree with minimal resources

  • University of Northern Colorado (CO)

The University of Northern Colorado developed an Environmental Studies Minor program in 1970. In 2011 it launched an interdisciplinary Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program B.A degree. While it was ...

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Developing a sustainability focused campus against all odds

  • University of Northern Colorado (CO)

Institutions of Higher education can be the most conservative of places in which to get sustainability established. While passion and enthusiasm abound throughout a campus, getting all the different stakeholders ...

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Washington State Higher Education Sustainability Coalition Meeting (2014)

  • University of Puget Sound (WA)

Individuals from Washington state higher education institutions attended this business lunch held by the Washington State Higher Education Sustainability Coalition (WAHESC). During this session, WAHESC advisory committee members discussed the ...

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Graduate Attribute Development at the University of Saskatchewan

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan, located in Saskatoon, Canada, is home to a thriving community of eighty-five graduate students, a dozen post-doctoral fellows ...

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A Framework for Systematic Learning for Sustainability Science

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The urgency of global problems including growing income inequality, climate change, threats to water security, loss of species and the intensification of urbanization suggest that the aspirations for sustainable development ...

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EcoRep Program Advisors Meet Up

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

This will be a chance for the advisors of EcoReps or similar peer-leadership programs to meet and discuss the challenges, successes, and structure of their programs.

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Green Events: Engaging Students in Sustainability via Event Planning

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Planning and attending events is a key facet of undergraduate student life. Planning these events allows student leaders to develop important life skills including: teamwork, logistics, prioritization, outreach and time ...

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Fostering Sustainability Through Place-based Ecological Design

  • University of Vermont (VT)

This presentation will feature the activities and philosophy of the Ecological Design Collaboratory recently established at UVM’s GreenHouse Residential Learning Community. The Collaboratory has become the hub of design-build ...

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Environmental Leadership Program Networking & Professional Meeting

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The mission of the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is to support visionary, action-oriented, and diverse leadership for a just and sustainable future. ELP aims to catalyze change by providing emerging ...

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Sustainability & Wellness Month: A replicable outreach campaign to encourage healthy, sustainable behaviors on campus.

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The University of Virginia’s Hoo’s Well wellness team partnered with the Office for Sustainability to develop an outreach campaign to encourage behavior changes that benefit people and the ...

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Enterprise Geodesign: University-Community Sustainability Partnerships

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

This brief describes University-Community partnerships initiated within the Masters of Geographic Information Systems for Sustainability Management program at the University of Washington. Enterprise Geodesign University-Community Partnership have been established between ...

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Environmental Life Cycle Analysis of Food at University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

In spring 2014, twenty-five students in the class Sustainability Studio (in the undergraduate Environmental Studies program) partnered with University of Washington Housing and Food Services to assess the environmental impacts ...

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Maintaining Sustainability (and your Sanity): A Systems Approach

  • URS Corporation (MD)

University campuses are analogous to small cities, military installations, and in some cases, industrial facilities. The diverse operations and activities include research laboratories, conference centers and lodging, art studios, cafeterias ...

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The Campus Sustainability Planning Studio

  • Western Washington University (WA)

This session will cover the Campus Sustainability Planning Studio (CSPS), a hands-on, problem-based learning class that has been taught at Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment since ...

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Willamette University’s Zena Forest & Farm: Serving Sustainability Plus Broader Institutional Goals

  • Willamette University (OR)

As more liberal arts institutions establish and acquire nearby farms and undeveloped properties for sustainability education and programming, it is of increasing importance to critically examine these decisions and see ...

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Sanctity of Sanctuary: Paul Strauss and the Equinox Farm

  • Xavier University (OH)

The Sanctity of Sanctuary: Paul Strauss and the Equinox Farm, is an Appalachian love affair between a man, his farm, and his desire to make the world a better place ...

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Building a Permaculture Garden with Community

  • Xavier University (OH)

Building a permaculture garden with community members, students, faculty and local farmers, has been an exhilarating experience. It started with an alumni neighbor asking if she could work on a ...

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Sponsored Theater Presentation: The Wizard of Ozzi

  • AGreenOZZI, LLC (RI)

This presentation explores a concerted effort being made to change the way people behave when it comes to the use of traditional take-out food containers. Almost without thinking, people accept ...

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College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC) Zero Waste Workshop

  • College & University Recycling Coalition (DC)

Come join your fellow recycling and sustainability colleagues at an open meeting organized by the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC). CURC member and non-members are welcome to join this ...

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Sponsored Theater Presentation: Partnerships in Sustainability: A Collaborative Approach Presenters

  • GSE Research (West Yorkshire)

Building responsible businesses in a sustainable society is a challenge which faces citizens and governments, employers and employees, producers and consumers alike. Possibly most of all, it is a challenge ...

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Payment for Ecosystem Services for Carbon Sequestration in Haiti: Offsetting University Air Travel Emission to Meet Sustainability Goals

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

This case study explores the institutional dimension of a university program taking climate action at the community level, with a goal to contribute to sustainable development in Haiti, while building ...

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Libraries as Partners In Creating and Supporting Campus Green Teams

  • University of Utah (UT)

Getting green teams started on campus can seem an impossible challenge. Campus libraries by their very nature are set up to interact and connect with colleges, departments, centers, divisions and ...

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Campus Community Garden Completed its First Successful Harvest

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

After their first successful harvest, members of the UAF Campus Community Garden are looking forward to new opportunities next season. After being conceived last spring, gardening enthusiasts constructed a working ...

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Service Learning and Sustainability: Students prepare environmental risk assessment reports for urban homeowners in Nashville

  • Tennessee State University (TN)
  • Vanderbilt University (TN)

In 2010 the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement at Tennessee State University (TSU), a historically black college, presented a proposal to the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD ...

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UB's Crossroads Culinary Center: Fine Dining in Sustainable Fashion

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

Providing healthy, sustainable food options isn’t our challenge; rather, the challenge is ensuring students choose healthy, sustainable food options. Through formal campus surveys and informal feedback we determined what ...

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Why Math Is Important - Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

  • Florida State University (FL)

How do we understand the impacts of our decisions? Most of us want our lives to reflect our sustainable values. We want our efforts to make a difference. We want ...

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Data 101: Measuring What You Manage

  • American University (DC)

What are the most important things to measure on my campus? What pieces of information can help me report to the most outlets? How can I use the data that ...

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Adaptation and Sustainability Planning for Metro Davidson County Tennessee

  • Lipscomb University (TN)

The City of Nashville experienced a historic flood in 2010 that resulted in $2 billion in estimated damages to private property; rainfall that exceeded 17 inches, highest in 140 years ...

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Learning How to Apply Social Science Research by Solving Campus Sustainability Challenges

  • University of Michigan (MI)

“Social Sciences and Environmental Problems,” a 75-student class at taught annually at the University of Michigan (U-M), introduces six social sciences and how each can help understand and address environmental ...

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Want to be a Sustainability Professional? Lessons from Recent Graduate Sustainability Program Alumni & Experienced Professionals

  • Lipscomb University (TN)

Abstract: Due to the relatively recent phenomenon of sustainability professions and the recent emergence of Master of Science or MBA degrees with an emphasis in sustainability, unique insights will be ...

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Show Me the Learning!

  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)

Over the past four years, over 60 faculty across the disciplines participated in a series of 9-20 hour long workshops internalizing the key concepts of sustainability and unearthing the connections ...

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Harnessing the social change model: A strategy for deeper sustainability engagement

  • University of Calgary (AB)

This poster uses the social change model to promote sustainability engagement. It describes the individual values, group values, and community values of the social change model and outlines how these ...

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Teaching Sustainable Business 101: Required Readings

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (AR)

If you teach introductory sustainable business, you need to hear to this presentation. Based on a review of 96 introductory courses representing 63 universities, the most common reading assignments and ...

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STARS Curriculum: Trends, Challenges and a Proposed Solution

  • East Tennessee State University (TN)

STARS Curriculum: Trends, Challenges and a Proposed Solution

M. Moin Uddin, Ph.D., East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

STARS (The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) curriculum subcategory ...

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Planning and Managing the Urgent Implementation of Sustainability at a West African University

  • American University of Nigeria (Adamawa,)

Since its founding in 2005, American University of Nigeria (AUN’s) has increasingly committed itself to development, specifically to advance economic, social, and environmental conditions in its host community and ...

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Twelve years of campus sustainability at Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México

  • Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C. (DF)

Ibero Campus Verde (ICV) is the given name of Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de Mexico’s environmental management system. Its action plan includes several policies, activities, goals and performance indicators that ...

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Case Studies in Educating for Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Liberal Arts Edition

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Furman University (SC)
  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

Small colleges possess a unique opportunity to infuse sustainability across the curriculum. Dickinson College, Furman University, and Sewanee: The University of the South will share three case studies that demonstrate ...

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Throw Away Does Not Mean Go Away: Achieving Zero Waste on a Campus Scale

  • American University (DC)

In alignment with its commitment to carbon neutrality, one university adopted a Zero Waste Policy in 2010, committing to send zero waste to landfill and incineration by 2020. This case ...

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Libraries as Partners Around the University Table

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV)

The university table where sustainability campus initiatives and academic programs are discussed is relatively busy. Seats are filled by representatives from academic and student affairs; buildings and grounds; housing services ...

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