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Sustainability in the Core Curriculum

  • Kent State University (OH)

Architecture education today is driven by sustainable methods and ideology. And yet, there is a disconnection between sustainable theory and real-life practice for most architecture students. In design projects, sustainable ...

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Ecovillages as Campuses for Sustainability Education

  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)

Ecovillages are communities striving to create cooperative lifestyles in harmony with their local environments. From appropriate technologies to holistic health; from sustainable agriculture to group facilitation, ecovillages are integrating solutions ...

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Sustainability Standards for International Education

  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)

International Education exposes students to the world. It also exposes the world to the environmental, economic, and social impacts of travel and program activities. With over a quarter-million U.S ...

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Biomass Utilization in Southside Virginia

  • Longwood University (VA)

Longwood University is a four-year, state-assisted, co-educational university encompassing 60 acres centrally located in Farmville, Virginia. The institution has a total of 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students and approximately ...

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Curriculum in Action: Integrating Sustainability throughout the College Experience

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Colleges and universities across the country wrestle with the issues of "Greening" their campuses, making social statements about sustainability, and informing their students about the fundamental scientific, social and economic ...

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The Sustainable Living Center at Maharishi University of Management

  • Maharishi University of Management (IA)

The Sustainable Living Center is unique in combining certification standards for LEED Platinum, the Living Building Challenge, Building Biology, and Maharishi Vedic Architecture. This 7,000 sq.ft., one story ...

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Engaging in reuse: Design & implementation of a student swap shop

  • Meredith College (NC)

Meredith College, a small women's institution in Raleigh, North Carolina called for a campus swap shop as one of its long-term waste reduction strategies. This presentation details the planning ...

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Challenges and successes of an internal certification program and peer-to-peer educator network

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Changing behavior at an organization is difficult, particularly when sustainability officers are time and personal limited. One way to communicate to a wide audience is to recruit people in every ...

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Involving the Entire Community: Missouri State University and Sustainability

  • Missouri State University (MO)

On June 15, 1995, Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan signed into law Senate Bill 340 which gave Missouri State University a statewide mission in Public Affairs. In late 2007 the University ...

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Kick-Start Your Sustainability Program Using Student Funding and Energy!

  • North Seattle College (WA)

North Seattle Community College (NSCC) has burst on to the college sustainability scene over the last year by establishing a model for a vigorous Sustainability Program. While other programs boast ...

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Bringing "Sustainability Across the Curriculum" Home: Integrating SoTL with Sustainability

  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (AB)

Participating in AASHE's "Sustainability Across the Curriculum" workshop is exhilarating - returning to our respective educational institutions and putting knowledge into action - a challenge. How do we find our champions ...

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Pathways to a Sustainable Transportation Plan

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Transportation accounts for a large proportion of a University campus' greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. At Northern Arizona University, a student-led survey indicated that transportation is the second largest GHG contributor ...

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Using STARS as a Co-Curricular Opportunity for Students

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The STARS system offers an excellent opportunity to engage students in campus sustainability. By using student teams to collect, verify, and submit STARS data, higher education institutions may not only ...

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Developing student led initiatives to supplement existing University action

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The presenters will include members of the NAU Green Fund, Campus Climate Challenge, and other environmental themed student groups, as well as student leaders from the University of Arizona. The ...

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Getting Your Head into a Beehive

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

"Getting Your Head into a Beehive: Stories About Teaching Sustainable Beekeeping at Northern Arizona University"

In this report from the field, I'll describe the challenges involved in teaching three-day ...

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Innovations in environmental curriculum: from environmental problems to sustainable solutions

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Traditional environmental sciences curricula have focused on the application of established disciplinary expertise to air, water, soil, and political environmental problems. Commonly the focus had been on the identification, and ...

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Why Ohio U Won't Cede or Sell Its Renewable Energy Credits

  • Ohio University (OH)

Increasingly, colleges and universities are being approached by third party developers to install alternative energy systems on campus with little to no upfront capital investment. The catch? As part of ...

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"Doing Science" as Service Learning

  • Oklahoma City University (OK)

How can a science department in a college or university actually "do science" and be of service to the community; how can scientists-in-training perform testing and experiments in the field ...

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Sustainability Coordinators in Higher Education - Research and Solutions

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)

Environmental sustainability is a growing subject at universities across the United States. Many universities have decided to hire a "Sustainability Coordinator" as a full-time faculty position in order to maximize ...

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Environmental Sciences and Sustainability: Creating Successful Cross-Campus Collaborations

  • Oregon Institute of Technology (OR)

Environmental sciences are intimately linked to sustainability efforts. In fact, environmental scientists document the planetary changes to biodiversity, water, soils, human health, and the atmosphere caused by human activity. Five ...

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Supporting University Sustainability through Student Fellowships

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)

Pacific Lutheran University supports student sustainability fellowships to promote not only specialized education, but cross campus collaboration. Student Sustainability Fellowships are intended to provide opportunities for students of any discipline ...

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Incorporating a permaculture curriculum into an academic environment

  • Pacific University (OR)

Permaculture is a design system that integrates the principles of ecology to focus on developing sustainable human settlements by mimicking natural systems. Permaculture is all-encompassing and focuses on all human ...

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Transformative Learning for Sustainability

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The journey toward a sustainable world is a tremendous technical and political challenge, but it is also a challenge of values. Sustainability implies a fundamental transformation of values at both ...

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Frugality: The Missing Link in the Discussion about Sustainability

  • Pepperdine University (CA)

Following a particular interpretation of the Brundtland Report, many politicians, economists, environmentalists and others have opted for a specific type of sustainable development that argues implicitly as well as explicitly ...

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Sustainability in Christian Higher Education: A Look at Pepperdine University

  • Pepperdine University (CA)

It has been assumed by many that Christian universities and colleges have little to offer discussions about sustainability because far too many Christians have disregarded the magnitude of environmental problems ...

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How to Sell a Sustainability Major: Career Targeting and Reverse-Engineering

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

In 2008, Philadelphia University became one of the first universities in the nation to offer an undergraduate degree program in Environmental Sustainability. Thanks to our diverse mix of professionally-oriented majors ...

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"What the H*ll is Sustainability?" Introducing Sustainability to Students.

  • Portland State University (OR)

This paper discusses findings from five years of teaching an introductory class on Sustainability as a Freshman Interest Seminar. Consistently 95% of students enrolled in this class report that they ...

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Strengthening the SEAMS Between Us: Sustainable, Equitable, Actualized Meaning-making & Solidarity

  • Prescott College (AZ)

There are myriad reasons why culturally or ideologically diverse individuals (and the groups with whom they affiliate) choose not to interact. This disconnect is a critical component in why the ...

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Park(ing) Day: Turning a Parking Garage into a Park

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

SF State inaugurated its first campus PARK(ing) Day event, transforming the top level of the parking structure into a temporary "park" in order to promote alternative commuting options. PARK ...

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Campus Sustainability Programs: A Case Study of Historical Fragmented Campus

  • Savannah College of Art & Design (GA)

For more than 30 years, SCAD has transformed historic properties into thriving environments for students, including former hotels, a hospital, a prison, a synagogue, a convent, a department store, a ...

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Educating for Sustainability? Investigating Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Programs in Canada.

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Educating for Sustainability? Investigating Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Programs in Canada.

This research investigates interdisciplinary undergraduate university programs in Canada that aim to integrate the concept of sustainability into the curriculum in ...

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How Three Institutions Achieved Progressive Measures of Environmental Sustainability

  • South Dakota State University (SD)

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to use a comparative case study to examine how higher education institutions achieved progressive measures of environmental sustainability.

Design/methodology/approach: The study ...

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Sustainability, Facebook, and Free Food: The Importance of Student-led Initiatives

  • Southern Methodist University (TX)

The first time my residents met me, I was elbow-deep in a recycling bin. Their recycling bin. It was an experience I'll never forget as an SMU E-rep. The ...

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Economics, Business and the Environment: Team-Teaching Sustainable Enterprise

  • St. John's University, New York (NY)

Business may be the fastest way to transform society towards sustainability so teaching about the process to business and economics students is vital as we try to head off catastrophic ...

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Sustainability and the Moral Ecology of College Culture

  • St. Olaf College (MN)

To prepare for the ecological revolution of the 21st century, American college students need to know more than the traditional disciplines can teach them, even in interdisciplinary formats. They need ...

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Green Building Management Degree Program at SCCC: Lessons Learned

  • Sullivan County Community College (NY)

Sullivan County Community College (SCCC) is a small community college in the Catskill Mountain region of NY, located less than two hours from NYC.

SCCC is committed to educating the ...

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Wear the Sun! Sixteen Texas State University Students Change Campus

  • Texas State University, San Marcos (TX)

"Wear the Sun!" Yes, wear the sun. Reduce the amount of your use of electricity, hence coal. Save the fibers in your clothes by choosing to line dry your wet ...

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A Symphony of Green Inititatives on College and University Campuses

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

A Symphony of Green Initiatives on College and University Campuses

Brett Mayo, Director of Energy Management & Sustainability, Office of Student Life, The Ohio State University

Abstract:

Background

Colleges and ...

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Sustainability Teaching and Learning at the University of British Columbia

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The University of British Columbia recently established the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI), an innovative strategic management group that unites and promotes sustainability efforts across UBC's Vancouver campus. The USI ...

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Live, Work and Learn Locally—Creating a Sustainable Campus Community

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Innovation occurs when students, faculty and staff can work shoulder to shoulder. For a commuter campus surrounded by high-priced real estate, the battle is getting the best and the brightest ...

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Setting Ambitious Climate Action Targets

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

UBC adopted a Climate Action Plan in 2010 to advance towards a low-carbon future, committing the university to aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. Compared to 2007 levels, GHGs will ...

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Performance Matters, Tangible Progress on Mitigating Climate Change

  • University of Calgary (AB)

The University of Calgary (U of C) is a signatory to the University and College Presidents' Climate Change Statement of Action for Canada. This session will highlight how the U ...

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Green Certifications as Stealth Training Tools

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Faced with a large, decentralized campus and a mandate to encourage a culture of sustainability, UC Berkeley launched new green department and green event certifications in April 2009. We wanted ...

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UCF, an In-House Energy Service Group that Saves Millions

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

The University of Central Florida (UCF) surpassed its goal and decreased its energy consumption by 25 percent per square foot in fiscal year 2008-2009. This saved the university close to ...

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Dialogue and Discussion on Collegiate Zero Waste Principles

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Zero waste represents a new means of elevating sustainability education and student leadership development and two zero waste experts are excited to help advance a set of principles for higher ...

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Clarifying Climate Confusion: Lessons from Climate Literacy

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Described by one observer as "as imperative for survival," climate literacy is a Presidential Priority. Yet tremendous work needs to be done particularly in higher education, to increase the number ...

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Students teaching students to save energy in their homes

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Many students living on their own for the first time are on financial aid or work to cover living expenses; making ends meet can be tough. Yet most are not ...

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Campus Raised Organic Produce: Creation of garden on Auraria campus

  • University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus (CO)

Students, faculty, and staff of Auraria campus have been working for over a year to create 'Campus Raised Organic Produce' (CROP). Auraria is home of three institutions, The University of ...

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Stimulating Behavioral Change through Visual Media Campaign

  • University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus (CO)

Auraria's Sustainable Campus Program (SCP) is funded and led by students at Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver which all ...

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A Critical Analysis of Social Sustainability and University Adaptation

  • University of Denver (CO)

Increasingly, colleges and universities in the United States are adapting toward a model of behavior that incorporates issues of sustainability. This adaptation in universities and in society has implications on ...

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