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Academic Staff to the Rescue

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

The Ellison Hall Sustainability Committee (EHSC), a 15-member group of faculty, staff and students representing six departments in University of California Santa Barbara's Ellison Hall, recently implemented the "Zero ...

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Sustainable Laboratories: Occupants Make a Difference

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

At UCSB the Laboratory Research And Technical Staff (LabRATS) program evaluates laboratory practices to save energy, plastic, water, electronics and chemicals, while making the research itself more efficient. Our efforts ...

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From Operations to Mission: Finding Points of Pedagogical Leverage in Campus Sustainability Initiatives

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Drawing on case studies and research conducted at the University of California Santa Cruz, this paper discusses the integration of campus sustainability initiatives and academic curriculum in universities. It explores ...

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Student Directed Bicycle Education Course Creates Community Understanding

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

This project addresses the challenges UCSC faces with implementing sustainable transportation. The primary mode of campus transportation is via automobile. The cost of automobile use for the UC, students, and ...

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Transportation Demand Management at North American Colleges and Universities

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

From 2006 through 2007, the Environmental Center of the University of Colorado at Boulder, along with the College of Architecture and Planning, surveyed a total of nearly 60 leading North ...

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Zero Waste Programs on Campus: How Low Can We Go?

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

A renewed emphasis on waste prevention is signaling an exciting shift among a growing number of college campuses, off-campus communities, and leading corporations internationally. Zero waste is no longer an ...

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Alternative Work Site (AWS) Pilot - A Transportation Demand Management, TDM, Project to Implement Flex Schedules to Reduce GHG Emissions and Parking Demand

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

In fulfillment of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, the State of Colorado's Climate Action Plan, and the 2007 UCCS Sustainability Strategic Plan, the University of Colorado ...

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SEE and Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Cooperation Among the Natural Sciences, Humanities and the Social Sciences

  • University of Dayton (OH)

The University of Dayton, a Catholic Marianist institution, is currently developing an interdisciplinary program, Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (SEE). SEE is not a new major in environmental studies, but ...

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Rethinking Diversity: Social Sustainability in U.S. Higher Education

  • University of Denver (CO)

The overarching objective driving this session is the incorporation of social sustainability into U.S. higher education. As a movement gaining in momentum and popularity, sustainability has the ability to ...

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The University of Hawaii at Manoa Energy Summit: Engaging the Campus in Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas Reduction

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

In 2006, the Chancellor convened an Energy Summit that engaged faculty, students, and facilities staff in the design of the Manoa Energy Plan. UHM committed to reducing energy use by ...

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Launching Sustainability at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

The Sustainable Saunders initiative at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is an inspiring case study of students leading the way for campus and state-wide sustainability. The interdisciplinary student team ...

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Promoting Sustainable Business Practices by Teaching Business Principles to Environmental Scientists

  • University of Idaho (ID)

This presentation will report on a newly created course (spring 2008) to teach business principles to environmental science students. The course introduces the environmental scientist to how environmental sustainability is ...

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Applying Environmentally Preferable Purchasing to a Community Library System

  • University of Illinois, Springfield (IL)

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) came about in the 1990's to improve the purchasing habits of the federal government. Since that time, requirements for incorporating EPP at the federal level ...

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Creating Sustainable Colleges: Environmental Audits as Course Projects

  • University of Illinois, Springfield (IL)

In Fall 2007, as a course project, students taking the Sustainable Development course from the Department of Environmental Studies conducted an environmental audit for the operation of the College of ...

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Turning Trash into Transportation: Establishing and Growing a (Recycled) Campus-bicycle Sharing Program

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

At the University of Kentucky we have developed a highly successful and innovative bicycle sharing program called the Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library (www.wildcatwheels.org). The mission of our program ...

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The Evolving Role of Sustainability Coordinator: What Do They Do?

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

This presentation will describe the journey of the first campus sustainability coordinator (CSC) at the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM)-- a small liberal arts college in rural Minnesota over the ...

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Sustainability Education and Vladimir Vernadsky's Theory of Biosphere and Noosphere

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

After years of silence, the West finally started to discover and scientifically recognize a prominent Russian researcher, philosopher, and thinker - Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky (1863-1945). Paradoxically, Vernadsky's name was not ...

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Go Big or Go Home: Branding Canada's Green University

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

In 2007, the University of Northern British Columbia trademarked the phrase, "Canada's Green University." In many ways, it's a perfect brand for UNBC: the proportion of environmental teaching ...

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Field Report on The University of Oklahoma Sustainability and Green Initiatives and Actions

  • University of Oklahoma (OK)

Green activity at OU has increased significantly over the past two years. A great deal of this is due to the structure that AASHE has provided as well as recent ...

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Toward an Ecologically Sustainable Vocabulary--Avoiding the Linguistic Colonization of the Present by Earlier Thinkers

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The current approach in many social science and humanities courses that introduce students to environmental issues fails to address the deeper and taken for granted ways in which the metaphors ...

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Reaching Sustainable Research Goals through Co-curricular Learning: An Example in Starch-based Plastics

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Conventional plastics, derived from petroleum, contribute to the depletion of non-renewable resources and landfill space when recycling or reuse is not viable. Starch, a renewable and abundant polymer, offers an ...

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Potential Impact and Uses of Thermoacoustic Refrigeration

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Ever since refrigeration has been introduced into modern societies, its use has significantly increased. In fact it is impossible imagine life without refrigeration and air conditioning. Mostly, cooling is achieved ...

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Making LEED a Reality

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

This poster presents sustainable building practices in the design and construction of a new, five-story, 104,000 square foot Arnold School of Public Health for the University of South Carolina ...

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The Environmental Action Component in Sustainability Coursework: Service Learning in the Syllabus

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

In 2007, a new module for service learning in sustainability education at UT Austin was implemented. Known as the Environmental Action Component (EAC), the module dynamically included environmental community service ...

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Ecocritical Praxis: Re-establishing the "Principle of Relevance"

  • The University of Texas at Dallas (TX)

The term "ecocriticism" was coined by William Reuckert, who proposed, in 1976, that literary criticism shift its locus to "a principle of relevance": he suggested that critics "experiment with the ...

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Students Teaching Students (STS) Courses: Supporting Peer Education on Emerging Environmental Themes

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Courses designed and taught by students on emerging environmental themes have been offered at the University of Vermont since 1985 through Environmental Studies. Students Teaching Students (STS) is presented as ...

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The Learning Barge Initiative: Advancing Sustainability through Multi-disciplinary Research Service Learning

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The Learning Barge Initiative is a unique example of university students and community partners collaborating on a project with wide-reaching social, educational and environmental benefits. The research, design and construction ...

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How a Large Institution of Higher Learning can Impact Regional Growth on Sustainability Practices: Commercial Composting in the Pacific Northwest

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The University of Washington is a public, four-year institution with a 40,000 student enrollment. The campus population also includes more than 30,000 faculty and staff. The Department of ...

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Nature Immersion: A Model for Sustainability Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (WI)

This presentation is an overview of a new Nature Immersion Model for Sustainability Education. This model entails a week-long "Leadership in Sustainability" seminar offered through Student Support Services at the ...

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No Child Left Inside

  • Utah State University (UT)

No Child Left Inside is a movement, both grassroots and political, with implications for sustainability, higher education, Public Land Management Agencies, and the environmental justice movement. This presentation begins by ...

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Curriculum and Sustainability

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

This presentation explores how to create an educational experience for undergraduates and graduate students that explore firm-level strategy through the lens of sustainability. The core question addressed is "how do ...

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WFU Biofuels

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

WFU BioFuels will fuel the crucial movement toward sustainable energy development. The facility will incubate the research and innovation that fuel our country's sustainable energy industries, helping alleviate problems ...

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Toward Sustainable Decision Making

  • Warren Wilson College (NC)

Shaping a sustainable future is the most pressing work of our time. To respond to this challenge, we must account for our profound influence upon the interdependent web of economic ...

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Applied Psychology: Service Learning to Address Campus Sustainability

  • Wells College (NY)

In an upper-level psychology class titled, "Environmental Problems and Human Behavior," service learning was incorporated to address sustainability issues on the Wells College campus. Working in groups, students chose three ...

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You Can Take It With You: Practicing Sustainability Within and Beyond the Academy

  • Western Illinois University (IL)

In his essay "Sustainable Composition," Derek Owens suggests that teachers have an ethical and social responsibility to their communities to consider more sustainable practices in our pedagogy and professional lives ...

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Problem-Based Learning for Campus Sustainability: Design and Implementation of Western Washington University's Campus Sustainability Assessment

  • Western Washington University (WA)

Campus sustainability assessments using a problem-based learning pedagogy pose a unique opportunity for sustainability education for both higher education institutions and students. Student research teams at Western Washington University were ...

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Incorporating Sustainability into a College Course: Measuring the Impact of One Assignment on Sustainability-related Attitudes of the Students.

  • Whatcom Community College (WA)

This presentation reports on a four year project measuring student attitudes about sustainability issues, and the impact of one assignment that focuses on related issues. A survey of sustainability-related attitudes ...

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Service Learning - Moving from Planning to Action in the First Year

  • Wright State University (OH)

During 2005-2006 Wright State University's First Year Experience program was recognized nationally through its inclusion as one of 13 four-year institutions in the Foundations of Excellence in the First ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Sustainability and Justice

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Hackman Consulting Group

CU Boulder's Environmental Center has been working to make the connections between sustainability and justice evermore clear while changing the campus conversation. With students, we spread awareness about eco-social ...

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Addressing Food Insecurity with Campus Gardens

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Our campus community faces food and nutritional challenges like much of the nation. During this interactive case study presentation, we will share our experiences and lessons learned in growing our ...

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Utilizing Community Based Social Marketing to Transform Sustainable Behavior

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Behavior change campaigns have the potential to be highly effective and quite inexpensive. But how do we know which behaviors to target and how to influence these behaviors? Four schools ...

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Innovation in Action: Leveraging a Whole Systems Approach to Sustainability Planning at UBC’s Okanagan Campus

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Higher education is called to advance, demonstrate and model best practices in sustainability. But how can sustainability leaders move this agenda forward against the backdrop of current funding pressures and ...

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Campus Gardens & Farms: A discussion of best practices for student and faculty engagement

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Sustainable agriculture on campuses in the form of farms or gardens have their own unique challenges for student and faculty engagement. During this moderated networking session we will facilitate the ...

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Deepening the Conversation: Making the Connections Between Social Justice Education and Sustainability

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)
  • Hackman Consulting Group

This case study seeks to help those who are not familiar with social justice educational frameworks gain an initial understanding of what they are and then how they connect to ...

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Using a Social Justice Lens to Address the Doubt, Denial and Dismissal of Climate Change and the Need for a Sustainable Future

  • Hackman Consulting Group

This half-day workshop is designed to help participants respond to campus doubt, denial and dismissal regarding climate change through the utilization of a social justice perspective on climate change and ...

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Why a Social Justice Framework Is the Only Way to Climate Justice and Deep Sustainability

  • Hackman Consulting Group

This poster session lays out the rationale for the absolute need for a social justice framework when doing climate justice and sustainability work by making three essential points: 1. How ...

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A Learning Garden: Different Strategies for Student Engagement

  • Portland Community College (OR)

This poster will visually guide you through Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus Learning Garden and the multiple ways we engage students in the garden. The Learning Garden functions ...

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Keynote Address: Marcelo Bonta

  • Center for Diversity & the Environment (OR)

Marcelo speaks and writes passionately about his broad vision of diversifying the environmental movement to audiences around the U.S. He is the founder of the Environmental Professionals of Color ...

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Fossil Free Finances: Divestment and College Endowments

  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)

My poster is a summary of the following abstract from a paper titled “Fossil Free Finances: Divestment and College Endowments.” This paper explores the effect colleges and universities have on ...

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Growing a Crop of 21st Century Innovators: Adapting our Learning Garden to Changing Times at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus

  • Portland Community College (OR)

This interactive session will provide the historical perspective of developing a large learning garden at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus. The Learning Garden includes 51 raised beds, 2 ...

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