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Framing Sustainability using a Range of "Traditionally Conservative" approaches

  • Auburn University (AL)

Given the relatively short time frame needed to gather support for sustainability and pressing concerns such as climate change, rapid buy-in from many sectors of society is needed, not just ...

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Sustainable Societies

  • Environic Foundation International, Inc. (MD)

Developing Education for Sustainable Development that includes a balanced examination of social, economic and environmental issues is a challenge. The Environic Foundation International (EFI), in partnership with the United Nations ...

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Comparison of Third Party Forest Certification Systems for their Impact on University Environmental Footprints

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Forest certification systems are meant to guarantee responsible harvesting and manufacturing practices of forest products. Certified products are now common in the market place and may represent an opportunity for ...

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Identifying Barriers to Reaching Sustainability Goals: a Case Study of "Green" Paper Purchasing and Commercial Printing

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Combing conservation with the use of 'green' products reduces the environmental impact of any institutional administrative unit or department more than one or the other. To prevent greenwashing, thus providing ...

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Evaluation of Campus Commitments in DOE Humid Zones

  • University of Houston (TX)
  • National Association of Educational Procurement (MD)

Rising energy prices emphasize the need for campuses to address sustainable practices. This study evaluated colleges and universities with over 10,000 students in the Department of Energy (DOE) "Hot ...

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Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free by 2050

  • Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (MD)

Sustainability can only come if we can bring the CO2 content of our atmosphere back within safe limits. This will require large reduction in CO2 emissions from the industrialized nations ...

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Energy Independence/ Carbon Neutral

  • Los Angeles Community College District (CA)

The Los Angeles Community College District's $2.2 billion program for new construction and modernization incorporates a plan to enhance existing non-fossil fuel self-generation resources and building new green ...

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Impacting Campus & Community Sustainablility Initiatives Through the Scholarship of Engagement

  • Florida State University (FL)

Higher education plays a pivotal role to ensure the world in which we exist is sustainable. We nurture individuals who will live their personal and professional lives based, largely, on ...

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Environmental Sustainability Cluster Course: Initiating Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Engaging Community, and Supporting Facilities Management

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

In the spring of 2008, the first environmental sustainability course offered at the University of Missouri Kansas City was a cluster course. Cluster courses are upper level, interdisciplinary, general education ...

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Sustainable Stormwater Management at Old Dominion University: A Low Impact Approach to a Greener Campus Community

  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (MA)

Located in an urban setting in Norfolk, Virginia, the 188 acre campus of Old Dominion University is nestled between the Elizabeth and Lafayette Rivers in the sensitive Chesapeake Bay watershed ...

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Restoring the Wellesley Campus Community: Landscape as Infrastructure and Learning Resource

  • Wellesley College (MA)
  • Haley & Aldrich, Inc. (MA)
  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (MA)

Over the past decade, Wellesley College has executed two major projects that have addressed campus needs while providing substantial environmental benefit and educational opportunities through the living classroom of the ...

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From Here to There: Transportation Demand Strategies to support The Grounds Plan at the University of Virginia

  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (MA)

The University of Virginia recently completed an update of its Grounds Plan, a plan that establishes a framework for future growth of the campus. As part of the Grounds Plan ...

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Mandating GREEN-a Regulatory Scheme for Realizing Institutional Sustainability

  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (MA)

The Boston region has long been recognized as a center for higher education, a dense urban environment which is host to over 30 colleges and universities and a student population ...

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Multidisciplinary Education and Outreach: Partnerships in Sustainability

  • Kansas State University (KS)

The Urban Operations Laboratory (UOL), comprised of Kansas State University, M2 Technologies, and CABEM Technologies, performs environmental research, training, assessment, and product development. One of UOL's tasks is to ...

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Measuring Institutional Carbon "Foodprints"

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)

Amid growing concerns about climate change, colleges and universities across the country are conducting greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories in order to begin taking steps toward reducing their carbon footprint. Many ...

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Food Waste Tracking: The First Step Toward Food Waste Minimization

  • LeanPath, Inc. (OR)

Food waste minimization is a key element of any portfolio of campus dining sustainability strategies. Food waste tracking is the first step toward minimization. This presentation will feature college and ...

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Using a Class to Conduct a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory: Lessons from Macalester College

  • Macalester College (MN)

During spring 2008, students in Macalester College's environmental studies senior seminar conducted a greenhouse gas emissions inventory of Macalester College as their class project. This project is the campus ...

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Keeping Track of Progress Towards Sustainability at UC Irvine

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

Involving students and faculty in the process of campus greening is essential. At UC Irvine, the sustainability report written last year is being updated to reflect new developments. The UCI ...

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Campus Transportation Plans: Sustainable, Smart and Strategic

  • Martin-Alexiou-Bryson PLLC (NC)

Making campus transportation more sustainable will not only gain points on sustainability checklists, but will also contribute to an institution's other strategic goals: accommodating growth, maintaining competitiveness, saving money ...

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Piloting STARS at a Small Baccalaureate Institution

  • University of Mount Union (OH)

Mount Union College (MUC) is a private, undergraduate, church-related institution in northeastern Ohio with about 2100 students and a staff of about 400 FTE. MUC is piloting the AASHE STARS ...

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Sustainability Planning at a Public University

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This presentation will explore some of the different challenges and opportunities for sustainability planning in large, public universitites (versus smaller, private institutions). Sustainability planning is always a very localized endeavor ...

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Higher Education Partnerships for Sustainability: Building Collaborative Networks

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)
  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)

Many of the challenges campuses face in becoming more sustainable are systemic - the ability to purchase renewable energy, opportunities to finance major infrastructure upgrades, and mandatory construction and purchasing policies ...

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Teaching Sustainability Using an On-Farm Community Supported Agriculture framework

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

An organic garden operated as a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) venture at New Mexico State University (NMSU) was used as the framework for teaching sustainability concepts. The CSA model of ...

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Launching Web-Enabled, Real-Time, Energy Management Software in Campus Buildings at 4 Canadian Universities

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Sustainable Campus (ON)
  • University of Toronto (ON)

As universities and colleges across Canada ramp up efforts in campus sustainability the need for mechanisms to exchange information and best practice, and build networks for dialogue specific to the ...

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Pacific University's B Street Permaculture Project

  • Pacific University (OR)

There are pressing concerns related to the global dependence on fossil fuels due to limited supplies and the expanding production of greenhouse gases. As leaders in the global community, institutions ...

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Function, Damn It! A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Teaching Sustainability

  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (NE)

In 2007, several faculty and staff members from UNO and the University of Nebraska Medical Center created and team-taught a class called "Sustainable Omaha?" The special offerings graduate and undergraduate ...

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Integrating Sustainability and Science in an Urban Infrastructure Course - Experience and Learning Outcomes

  • Tulane University (LA)

In the fall of 2007, a course was developed on sustainable infrastructure in urban environments, and the course was taught in the following spring semester. Aimed mainly at undergraduate students ...

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Campus-wide Sustainability Principles for Planning, Design, and Operations

  • East Carolina University (NC)

This presentation is a collaborative effort between Mansoura University in Egypt and East Carolina University. A post doctoral study on ECU campus sustainability principles was implemented. It has brought together ...

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Poster I - Sustainability on Campus: Higher Education and Leadership Role

  • East Carolina University (NC)

This poster is a collaborative effort between Mansoura University in Egypt and East Carolina University. It was developed as part of a post doctoral study, focused on fostering campus-wide sustainability ...

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Poster II - Sustainability on Campus: What Others Do - Short, Medium, and Long Term Plans for Green Campus Initiatives

  • East Carolina University (NC)

This poster is a collaborative effort between Mansoura University in Egypt and East Carolina University. It was developed as part of a post doctoral study, focused on fostering campus-wide sustainability ...

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Appropedia and Sustainable Development for Improved Service Learning

  • Queen's University (ON)

By labeling this the "Decade of Education for Sustainable Development" (2005-2014), the United Nations, representing the global community, has emphasized both the urgent need to promote sustainable development and the ...

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The Little Things that Administrators can do

  • University of Idaho (ID)

Greening a campus is often viewed as accomplished through high profile intitatives that are based on campus-wide changes. As a dean at two different institutions I've found that the ...

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Institutionalizing Sustainability Across Your Campus

  • Williams College (MA)

Across the nation, in many institutions, sustainability directorships are being created but the path to developing a truly sustainable campus is unclear. Without direct reporting lines to many of the ...

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Boldly Sustainable: Developing a Town-Gown Climate Action Plan in Ithaca, NY

  • Second Nature (MA)
  • Ithaca College (NY)
  • Performance Systems Development (NY)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (WI)

The success of the ACUPCC depends to a large extent on whether higher education institutions can not only move forward on their own campuses, but also build support for greenhouse ...

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Planning to Move Beyond Climate-neutral: Supporting Students in Catalyzing Change.

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The need for comprehensive, integrated climate action is offering new avenues for collaboration and the formation of new partnerships. Nowhere is this more visible than on campuses, where collaboration among ...

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Working Beyond the Campus with Government to Promote Sustainability

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Eastern Connecticut State University's Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) exemplifies the expanding role of Sustainability Research Centers as it leverages the impartial academic discipline of the University to promote ...

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One Size Does Not Fit All: How Every School's Character can Define a Distinctive Curriculum for Sustainability

  • Cadmus Group, Inc. (FL)

This paper will examine some of the paths to and virtues of diversity and difference in environmental education, and how this diversity enhances our common knowledge. In the quest for ...

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Talking Trash: Getting the Best Data Out of Your Waste and Recycling

  • Meredith College (NC)
  • Pacific University (OR)

Join this presentation to learn about three different efforts to collect baseline data on recycling and waste on campus. An overview of a community-based social marketing campaign (CBSM) to "green ...

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Sustainability In Action

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)

A case-study of the University Of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC) Sustainability Initiatives. Included are areas of Waste Reduction Strategies, Energy Management,Green Purchasing,Transportation,Grounds Management,Green Buildings, Funding, Education ...

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A Field Report for the Nelson Insitute for Environmental Studies Carbon Footprint Project

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (WI)

This project examines the carbon footprint of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies (NI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The goal of the NI Carbon Footprint Project is to provide ...

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Leverage Your Greenhouse Gas Inventory

  • Fitchburg State University (MA)
  • Sightlines (SC)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)

Campuses across the country are completing GHG inventories, many for the first time. Though the effort can be daunting and complicated, the inventory is an important strategic tool that institutions ...

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Overcoming the Challenges of Calculating your Carbon Footprint: An American University Case Study

  • American University (DC)
  • Facility Engineering Associates (VA)

As institutions that mold our future leaders and professionals, colleges and universities have a duty to set an example in promoting sustainability. Today, American colleges and universities are calling for ...

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Peer to Peer Sustainability Outreach Programs: From A to Z

  • Barnard College (NY)
  • Bowdoin College (ME)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

Student outreach is a goal of many sustainability programs. One model, using the peer to peer education approach, attempts to broaden the reach to all residential students. Often known as ...

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Running the Numbers: Enhancing Calculus through Education about Sustainability

  • Ithaca College (NY)

We will give a brief overview along with specific examples on how to incorporate sustainability themes into a calculus class. With the widespread availability of data and the commonality of ...

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Breaking Sustainability Ground in Art and Design

  • Savannah College of Art & Design (GA)

What has an Art and Design College to do with sustainability? The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) currently offers 32 Majors ranging from Advertising Design, Architecture, Fibers, Historic ...

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Sustainable Laboratory Design Case Study

  • BNIM Architects (MO)

Laboratory buildings are usually thought of as being the inevitable energy hogs on campus. The Fayez S. Sarofim Research Building, home of the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine at ...

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Assessing Solid Waste Management at the University of Northern British Columbia: A Major Step in Becoming Canada's Green University

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

In the summer of 2007 the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) trademarked itself as 'Canada's Green University,' launching a sustainability initiative encompassing all aspects of its teaching, research ...

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Energy Master Plans - From Here to a Zero Carbon Footprint

  • Building Services Consultants, Inc (PA)

The ACUPCC has generated a keen interest in colleges and universities to move toward a zero carbon footprint. An Energy Master Plan (EMP) is essential to facilitate a successful carbon ...

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Tree Campus USA: Supporting Sustainability Efforts with Community Forestry

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

In 2008, The Arbor Day Foundation is launching the Tree Campus USA program aimed at recognizing those colleges and universities who meet core standards of forestry management, planning, student involvement ...

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The Price of Reduction: A Comparative Analysis of the Cost-Benefit Perceptions of Reduction Initiatives

  • Chatham University (PA)

This research contrasts the perceived benefits and costs of implementing two reduction initiatives (plastic bottle ban, pesticide ban) as perceived by key constituencies (students, faculty, administration). The two initiatives provide ...

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