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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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Energy Future Game

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)

This poster will present the Energy Future Game. This game is a simple spreadsheet where the student's goal is to fill in the energy future of the United States ...

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Many Fields of Green: An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)

This curriculum-oriented presentation provides an overview of how sustainability principles are taught in a variety of academic disciplines at the college level. Through a series of examples and case studies ...

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Out of the Trash Aquarium: How Do We Teach Teachers to Educate for Sustainability in Their Classrooms?

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)

In the United States as well many other countries, teachers must fulfill a governmental authorization of the particulars of their curriculum. These curriculum mandates propose benchmarks in pupil academic expertise ...

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A Comprehensive Case Study of Sustainable Dining Facilities Across Three Campuses:

  • Bruner/Cott Architects (MA)

This presentation will explore in detail the sustainable and environmental dining hall and food service measures and techniques of: - the new LEED Gold certified Commons Center at Vanderbilt University - the ...

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The Bucknell University Environmental Assessment: An Integrated Approach to Campus Sustainability.

  • Bucknell University (PA)

This presentation outlines the design, development, and findings of Bucknell University's Environmental Assessment, the first comprehensive study of the University's ecological impact, and arguably the most extensive of ...

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Partnering with Industry to Create Sustainable Changes

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

The Concrete Industry Management Program is a four year degree program that developed from a recognition that this industry did not have a workforce with the skills needed to pull ...

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Double Dipping: Combining Research and Outreach in a Sustainability Service Learning Project

  • California State University, Sacramento (CA)

Students in an introductory environmental science course for non-majors participated in a service learning project for Earth Day 2008 that combined outreach to fellow students and data collection for research ...

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Posters for Change: the Power of Communication Design

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The course, "Design & Social Change," at Carnegie Mellon University strives to promote environmental literacy in the early years of secondary education, encouraging students to incorporate environmental thinking into their ...

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Development of Carbon Mitigation Tools and Benchmarks for Universities in the U.S.

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

A large share of U.S. universities is currently implementing campus green and sustainable initiatives. "Green" and "sustainable" initiatives can include a broad set of issues. For example, climate mitigation ...

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Prairie Restoration and Community Building through Service Learning

  • Carthage College (WI)

In a unique partnership, Carthage College and Harborside Academy (a high school specializing in expeditionary learning) recently paired with a local nature center in Kenosha, Wisconsin to design and implement ...

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Our Words Create Worlds

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)

Sustainability is a new arrival to higher education, enjoying increasing acceptance by colleges and universities in a little more than a decade. Colleges and universities have been quick to embrace ...

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One College's Grassroots Path to Sustainability

  • Central Piedmont Community College (NC)

CPCC's Center for Sustainability will present a discussion on how the college developed its current program from a grassroots process into a major "go-to" center for environmental education. Our ...

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Solutions Beyond Green: Feng Shui and Human Sustainability in Residence Halls

  • College and University Feng Shui Initiative (MA)

Which bed position supports restful sleep? Which desk position promotes expansive thinking? In which room would you prefer to sleep and study? In which room shape would you prefer to ...

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Tribal College Sustainability Indicators

  • College of Menominee Nation (WI)

The Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) within the College of Menominee Nation (Menominee Indian Reservation, WI) is spearheading the Tribal College Sustainability Indicators Research Project. Prompted by the success of the ...

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Dialogs in Green: Creating a Climate of Sustainability, Community, and Diversity at Colorado State University.

  • Colorado State University (CO)

What is a climate of sustainability for a land grant institution's campus? Colorado State University is a land grant institution of 24,000 students located in the foothills of ...

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Fiscal Year 2008 Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Cornell University

  • Cornell University (NY)

Cornell University has been reporting GHG emissions associated with Central Utilities for the past decade. However, FY 2008 marks the first year of reporting GHG emissions associated with commuting and ...

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Hocking College Energy Institute

  • Design Group (OH)

Construction of the Hocking College Energy Institute will commence in the summer of 2008. Hocking College was recently awarded a $1.6 million grant from the Economic Development Administration for ...

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Sustainability in Elite Public Business Schools: Reality or Oxymoron?

  • Drexel University (PA)

Critics of business schools and their cadillac MBA programs find fault with both for their lack of civic engagement and diminutive focus on issues of ethics, diversity, social justice, and ...

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Talking the Talk: The Role of University Communications in Creating an Institutional Identity of Sustainability at Drury University

  • Drury University (MO)

Drury University has vigorously embraced a commitment to sustainability and emerged as an institutional leader in southwest Missouri, the Midwest and the nation for modeling sustainable operations, academic programs, and ...

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Sustainable Energy Curriculum Development

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

At Eastern Connecticut State University, we are developing on-campus and online courses which serve the general student as well as majors and minors in Sustainable Energy Studies. The course sequence ...

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Beyond Disposables: A Reusable To-go System

  • Eckerd College (FL)

Each year millions of clamshell disposable containers end up in the landfill. This issue can be solved by implementing a reusable to-go system. The reusable to-go system consists of a ...

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Demand Response: Going Green and Making "Green" in the Process

  • Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc. (NY)

Colleges and universities are proving that electricity generated from renewable resources can be a meaningful part of the supply mix. Nevertheless, as renewables go through inevitable growing pains, and "traditional ...

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A Small-Scale Approach to Campus Climate Neutrality: Existing Buildings

  • Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc. (MA)

One of the most provocative environmental initiatives to arise in recent years is the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, through which over 500 university presidents have agreed to ...

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An Innovative Strategy for the Deployment of Solar Power Equipment

  • Envision Solar International, Inc. (CA)

The extent to which sustainability programs are communicated across a campus community can impact perceptions of institutional commitment; therefore, programs with high visibility and transparency are critical. Though solar power ...

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Green Power: An Environmental Choice for Leading Colleges & Universities

  • ERG Consulting Firm (MA)

This presentation will provide an overview of the green power market, the benefits of a green power purchase, and three case studies of specific green power initiatives. The presentation will ...

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Agenda 21 at Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  • Federal University of Minas Gerais

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) is the largest university in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, with more than 30.000 students, and 3000 professors. In the last two years it ...

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Sustainability as An Integrative Strategy for Promoting Interdisciplinary Education and Community Action

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

The term "sustainability" is used increasingly in international dialogues on topics ranging from economic recessions to renewable energy sources and global warming. It is viewed with some justification as a ...

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Looking Past Single-impact Certifications: What Promises do they Really Make?

  • Forbo Flooring Systems (PA)

Third-party certification verifies that a product meets specific standards or claims made by the manufacturer. A major benefit of certification is that it can greatly reduce the time and expense ...

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Economics and Sustainability: Using the Campus and Community as a Laboratory

  • Furman University (SC)

Economics is not always at the center of sustainability discussions, but it is an essential consideration as universities and communities transition from discussion to policy formation. The answers to questions ...

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Furman University's Lake Restoration Project

  • Furman University (SC)

Created in the 1950's, Furman Lake is the visual centerpiece of Furman University. It is a 28 acre impoundment originally used for swimming, boating and fishing. By the 1990 ...

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Sustainability as Part of the Curriculum: An Example from a Liberal Arts College.

  • Furman University (SC)

There are many opportunities to engage students in sustainability projects in a liberal arts setting. Such engagement benefits the students but is also beneficial in moving the college toward greater ...

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Case Study in Water Management at Georgia Tech

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Georgia's drought brought Atlanta's 5 million population, and Georgia Tech's 23, 500 daily population within 30-60 days of running out of water. The Governor mandated we stop ...

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Using IPCC DDC Scenarios and MAGICC-SCENGEN Model for Teaching Global Climate Change

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

Global climate change is a very complex phenomenon: students need to understand the causes of climate change, its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences, and the adaptation and mitigation options to ...

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New Developments in Green Facilities Management

  • Green Seal (DC)

Presenters will discuss several new and important elements of green facilities management including two new Green Seal pilot programs: the Green Facilities Partnership and the Green Purchasing Partnership. These programs ...

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