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Academics in Action: Bridging the Gap Between the Classroom and the Community

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

In his 1949 polemic, "The Land Ethic," Aldo Leopold notes that the conventional answer to the question of how to develop an environmental conscience/consciousness is "more education" however, he ...

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The Greening of a Community College

  • Harford Community College (MD)

Harford Community College has been a leader of the nation's campus sustainability initiatives since 2001. This poster presentation will share how the college has institutionalized sustainability practices into all ...

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Ithaca College's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Ithaca College (NY)

Ithaca College has estimated its greenhouse gas inventory for the last seven years using the Clean-Air Cool-Planet excel-based calculator. The emissions inventory has been accomplished each year by an undergraduate ...

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Sustainable Growth - On Campus and Beyond

  • LaGrange College (GA)

LaGrange College has partnered with the City of LaGrange and CIFAL Atlanta (a branch of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research) in presenting yearly workshops to promote the ...

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Effects of Education and Program Improvements on Garbage Disposal and Recycling Quantities

  • Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC)

The project involved year long monitoring of dumpsters and recycling stations on the Lenoir-Rhyne College campus. A scale was drawn on each of these stations denoting measurements of height which ...

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We All Have a Part to Play: The Influence of Multiple Stakeholders on the Path to Operational Sustainability at Michigan State University

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Michigan State University is working to become a leader in sustainability initiatives among land grant universities in the United States. As part of that effort, there are multiple campus-based groups ...

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Being Spartan Green at MSU

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Want to mobilize a sustainable movement on your campus? We invite you to participate in a presentation that can help you get your campus moving onward or take your current ...

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North Carolina State University: Accomplishments and Commitments during the Year of Energy

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

The administration at NC State University declared the 2008-9 academic year as the "Year of Energy." During the year, the University is accelerating the pace of moving towards the sustainable ...

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Green Research for Incorporating Data into the Classroom (GRIDc)

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

North Carolina State University (NCSU), NCSU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education, the North Carolina Solar Center, and Pitt Community College are working ...

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Technology Education for Sustainable Development: Institutional Transformation, Integration of Best Practices, and Associated Challenges at a Premier Canadian Institute of Technology - NAIT

  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (AB)

NAIT is the third largest post-secondary institution in Alberta, serving over 86,500 full and part-time students in a wide range of programming. In addition to diploma and baccalaureate programming ...

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Campus Sustainability Planning: Perceptions and Priorities

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Planning for campus sustainability is often initiated by facilities and services, environment-related departments, or directly by the administration. The impetus for these entities is often serving vested interests, putting out ...

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Why Your Campus Needs an Office of Sustainability

  • Ohio University (OH)

Sonia Marcus, sustainability coordinator at Ohio University, will discuss the benefits of creating a dedicated office of Sustainability to address green campus goals. In this presentation, you will learn why ...

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The Kanawha Project: Environmental Issues Across the Undergraduate Curriculum

  • Ohio University (OH)

The overall goal of the Kanawha Project is to enhance the undergraduate curriculum by integrating environmental issues across disciplines. During the 2008-7 academic year the following activities took place on ...

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Student-Powered Sustainability at Pacific Lutheran University

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)

Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) has taken up its role in the environmental movement by fostering environmental education as well as promoting environmental responsibility. One of PLU's most vital facets ...

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Starting a Successful, Student Organization for Sustainability.

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

Philadelphia University is a private, coed, regionally accredited school with 4-5 year degrees in the six different schools of, Science, Architecture, Design/Media, Engineering/ Textiles, and Liberal Arts. We have ...

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Portland State University: Let Knowledge Serve the City

  • Portland State University (OR)

PSU's approach to sustainability seeks to integrate operations, research, education and community engagement. Our poster will draw on green building and watershed stewardship projects that demonstrate our strategy. The ...

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Building A MASS Movement: the Masters of Arts in Sustainability Studies at Ramapo College of NJ

  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ)

As Sustainability moves from a meandering stream to a roaring movement, it is important that we develop graduate programs that push development of the field and prepare leaders to implement ...

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Sustainable Capital: Creating a Campus Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund

  • Roanoke College (VA)

One of the major obstacles to making campuses sustainable is high initial costs, which render financing sustainability measures difficult despite the long-term cost savings many projects reap. On several campuses ...

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Carbon Budgets as a Teachable Moment

  • Union College - NY (NY)

The calculation of a college's carbon budget one of the most important steps toward assessing an institution's sustainability and creating a plan to improve operations. Calculating carbon budgets ...

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UCSC Sustainability Assessment

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

The 2007 UCSC Sustainability Assessment was created to assess UCSC's current standing in sustainability and where UCSC could use improvement. This poster showcases the Assessment by explaining the process ...

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Assessing Sustainability in the University of Chicago Dining Halls: Food, Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • University of Chicago (IL)

Sustainability proponents are increasingly calling on academic institutions to render their food procurement practices more sustainable. "Locally produced" and "organic" are currently the only two available sustainable options, with availability ...

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Recycling During Student Move In and Move Out

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Student Move In and Move Out are both times of heavy waste generation on most college campuses. The University of Colorado at Boulder has developed a means to divert tons ...

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Moving On: From RECs to Local Offsets as Social Benefits

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

As the nation's first campus to fund Renewable Energy Credit (RECs) purchases with student dollars, the University of Colorado-Boulder was reluctant to abandon RECs. However, after considering the co-benefits ...

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Designing and Developing Service Learning Pedagogy in Support of Sustainability

  • University of Florida (FL)

Service learning has become a recognized form of pedagogy in University graduate and undergraduate education. The term takes a variety of forms including structured internships, design and policy studios, law ...

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Linking Difference, Defining Action: Sustainable Living on Campus

  • University of Florida (FL)

The signing of institutional commitments by American colleges and universities to advance sustainability and become carbon-neutral parallels the trend seen in the last decade toward creating sustainable campus housing. Similar ...

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University Leadership in Island Climate Mitigation

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

Islands are uniquely affected by climate change. Rising sea levels threaten coastal infrastructure and fresh water aquifers ocean acidification deteriorates coral reefs ecosystems and native forests are susceptible to new ...

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Sustainability Science at a Land Grant Institution: Linking Community Visioning and Scientific Analysis

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The need for academic researchers to have meaningful co-learning experiences with leaders in the broader community has been highlighted in much of the literature on sustainability. Scientists and community leaders ...

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Bridging the Disciplinary Divide: Tackling the Challenge of Educating for Sustainability at the University of MN

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

A major challenge facing the world is sustaining people's productive and meaningful livelihoods and the natural ecosystems on which they depend. Universities have a unique capacity, and an important ...

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Sustaining a University Committee on Sustainability

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

A campus-wide Committee on Sustainability was formed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in the fall of 2006 through an open invitation to faculty, staff, and students ...

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Living Green, Learning Green: Applying Green Values to Housing and Across the University

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

At the University of South Carolina, applying green values across the campus is part of an attempt to transform not only the curriculum but also the daily lives of students ...

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Progress along the Path of Transdisciplinary Action Research. Experiences and Challenges in the Integration of Engineering and Community Development to Address Water Quality Issues in rural Honduras.

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Sustainable development presents complex, multidimensional issues that require approaches extend well beyond conventional academic disciplines. Bridging disciplinary boundaries is challenging, and sustainable development requires more than interdisciplinarity. It requires integrating ...

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The Architecture of an Institutional Framework for Campus-wide Sustainability

  • West Virginia University (WV)

West Virginia University (WVU), a major land-grant institution is well aware of the shift in thinking and reality that campus sustainability is not only an important advantage in recruiting students ...

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The FLC-SHE: A Transdisciplinary Faculty Learning Community on Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Western Carolina University (NC)

In 2007, an ad hoc Campus Sustainability task force at Western Carolina University was regenerated as a Faculty Learning Community (FLC), with a focus on integrating sustainability in the WCU ...

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Generating Campus-Wide Sustainability Innovation through Multiple Course Collaboration

  • Western Illinois University (IL)

While campus sustainability initiatives are often motivated by students, these efforts can also begin as top-down strategic plans. In the latter case, how do post-secondary institutions engage their communities including ...

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Integration of Sustainability Education into Pre-service Teacher Preparation

  • Western Washington University (WA)

In Washington state, beginning Fall, 2009, all new teacher candidates will need to provide student-based and teacher-based evidence demonstrating they are able to prepare effective citizens for an environmentally sustainable ...

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Green Honchos: How Allegheny College's Taskforce for Environmental Responsibility Created Eco-minded Administrators

  • Allegheny College (PA)

Allegheny College has a long history of environmental initiatives on campus and within the community. For instance for the past decade CEED (Center for Economic and Environmental Development) has supported ...

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Green Campus 101: Harnessing Energy for Change

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

Universities represent a unique testing ground to address energy issues, as demonstrated by the Alliance to Save Energy's Green Campus Program. This presentation will showcase transferable best practices of ...

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SD Wind Energy: The Need for Public Activism

  • American University (DC)

Wind energy has the potential to significantly reduce United States carbon emissions and to provide an economic stimulus for rural America. South Dakota has one of the largest wind energy ...

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Walking our Talk: Strategies, Challenges & Successes in the Pursuit of Sustainability and Social Justice on Campus

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

This presentation will focus on identifying the tensions, obstacles and openings for moving higher ed institutions towards greater sustainability and social justice. The presentation will draw on the experience of ...

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Launching Web-Enabled, Real-Time, Energy Management Software in Campus Buildings at UBC

  • AquaHealth, Inc.

This presentation will discuss the lessons learned in deploying an energy management software tool at the University of British Columbia. The University of British Columbia Sustainability Office partnered in the ...

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Exploring New Terrain in Business Education: Bringing Sustainability to Ground Level

  • Aquinas College (MI)

Sustainable business, as an emerging field of study, explores new approaches to commerce and business practices. Its focus on commerce departs from the linear "heat, beat, and treat" structure of ...

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Trayless Dining: The Triple Bottom Line Business and Social Case

  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

Trayless dining is recognized as a significant opportunity to introduce sustainability into the dining stream. It represents a true triple bottom line initiative with environmental, economic, and social benefits. Yet ...

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Serving Sustainability to Sun Devils: ASU's Award for Ecologically Healthy Food Services

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Serving Sustainability to Sun Devils is Arizona State University's award program for ecologically healthy food services. The mission of Serving Sustainability to Sun Devils is to provide a comprehensive ...

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Students Doing Research on Sustainability Reaching Out Beyond the Campus

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The concept of education for sustainable development has been acknowledged by institutions of higher education and underscored by the UNESCO Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. On the demand side ...

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Careers in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Sustainability education options increase each year. Colleges and universities offer courses, concentrations, certificates, minors, and now even full degree programs. Still, questions remain as to where students will use their ...

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Preparing Graduate Students to Teach Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

This presentation outlines an innovative approach to training graduate students to be effective teachers of sustainability in academic, K-12, community, and professional environments. Because most of our graduate students will ...

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Sustainability Coalition Growth Model

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Students Act Now for Sustainability (SANS) is Arizona State University's new sustainability coalition whose goal is to build a base of sustainability in Arizona through action, outreach and education ...

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Sustainability in the Curriculum: A Case Study in Art

  • Auburn University (AL)

This presentation will summarize ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability into the theory and practice of the sculpture program at Auburn University. The first half of the presentation will focus on ...

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Flying Under the Radar: Quietly Transforming a Conservative Campus

  • Auburn University (AL)

In 2004 Auburn University's sustainability task force received one-time funding for a demonstration sustainability initiative. Since then we have received year-to-year support for a "temporary" office. This presentation will ...

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Designing Green

  • Auburn University (AL)

An annual competition of design students from Industrial Design that collaborate on designing a more sustainable world of products. By looking at past competitions and using methods of design, This ...

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