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Research on energy savings opportunities in university libraries Membership Required

Purpose – Mechanical systems in library environments are typically designed to run continuously in order to maintain the desired environmental conditions for preservation purposes, often resulting in a high cost in ...

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Qualifications for Contributing to Sustainable Development A Survey of Environmental Sciences Graduates Membership Required

A survey of Environmental Sciences graduates from ETH Zurich was conducted to gain insights into their sustainability-oriented activities. 567 participants provided 672 concrete best-practice examples of their professional contributions to ...

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Preparing British Design Undergraduates for the Challenge of Sustainable Development Membership Required

The first part of this paper argues that higher education (HE) institutions have an obligation to nurture sustainable development awareness. This is viewed against the UK Government's recommendation and ...

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Potential opportunities for energy conservation in existing buildings on university campus: A field survey in Korea Membership Required

Buildings in university campuses have been increased energy consumption. This is despite their greater potential for energy reduction due to the low building densities within the campus, as well as ...

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Occupant satisfaction in LEED-certified higher education buildings Membership Required

The purpose of this paper is to quantify occupant satisfaction levels within Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified higher education buildings and determine the extent to which this ...

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Metaphors of Nature and Economic Development: Critical Education for Sustainable Business Membership Required

Neoliberal discourse often conceptualizes nature in relation to its market utility and economic development. This article will address the role of metaphors in shaping neoliberal discourse in business education. The ...

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Maximising the local economic, environmental and social benefits of a university: Lancaster University Membership Required

The paper presents the main conclusions from an in-depth study of the local economic, social and environmental impacts of Lancaster University in 1991/92. The likely impacts of further expansion ...

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Learning for change: an educational contribution to sustainability science Membership Required

Transition to sustainability is a search for ways to improve the social capacity to guide interactions between nature and society toward a more sustainable future and, thus, a process of ...

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Spreading the Eco-Message: Using Proactive Coping to Aid Eco-Rep Behavior Change Programming Membership Required

  • George Mason University (VA)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Making pro-environmental behavior changes can be difficult, particularly when these changes challenge daily routines and comfortable lifestyles. We designed and implemented an eco-representative intervention program to help students reduce their ...

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Hot Air: University Climate Action Plans and Disarticulated Federalism Membership Required

Individual states and academic institutions have taken leadership on climate change policy in the United States. Without unified national policy, a patchwork of state policies fosters geographic variation among climate ...

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Integrating health and sustainability: the higher education sector as a timely catalyst Membership Required

Higher education is an influential sector with enormous potential to impact positively on health and sustainability. The purpose of this paper was to explore its emergent role as a key ...

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Influences on Student Intention and Behavior Toward Environmental Sustainability Membership Required

As organizations place greater emphasis on environmental objectives, business educators must produce the next set of leaders who can champion corporate environmental sustainability initiatives. However, environmental sustainability represents a polarizing ...

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A renewable energy solution for Highfield Campus of University of Southampton Membership Required

  • University of Southampton

In today's world where the global warming is one of the biggest problems for mankind, sustainable energy generation is becoming more and more important every day. This project focuses ...

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Greening University Campus Buildings to Reduce Consumption and Emission while Fostering Hands-on Inquiry-based Education Membership Required

This paper describes a method of greening university campus buildings that normally contribute to a large amount of energy and water consumption, air pollution, and resource depletions. The University of ...

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Explicitly linking pedagogy and facilities to campus sustainability: lessons from Carleton College and the University of Minnesota Membership Required

  • Carleton College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Campus sustainability projects provide an opportunity to explicitly link campus operations and academics. College and university buildings and grounds offer the potential for numerous hands‐on sustainability projects. Few schools ...

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Experiences of environmental professionals in practice Membership Required

  • Utrecht University

The purpose of this paper is to explore the labor market position of environmental science graduates and the core competencies of these environmental professionals related to their working practice.

The ...

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Essential Ecoliteracy, or “earth smarts”: Defining and validating a pragmatic educational construct based on quality of life. Membership Required

This study began with an attempt to find a definition of ecological literacy that was flexible enough to be useful in variety of contexts, but also included components that were ...

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Environmental sustainability in higher education: how do academics teach? Membership Required

The concept of sustainability can be controversial and difficult to define. As a result, it has been suggested that there should be specific pedagogies and teaching methods for education for ...

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Energy consumption and GHG emission scenarios of a university campus in Mexico Membership Required

This study estimates energy consumption and related GHG emissions for the buildings and facilities of the main university campus at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The campus has ...

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Energy consumption analysis of a medium-size primary data center in an academic campus Membership Required

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Experimental, numerical, and simulation studies were performed to evaluate the energy efficiency performance, develop energy conservation measures (ECMs), and conduct overall energy analysis of a medium-size data center at the ...

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Energy conservation attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors in science laboratories Membership Required

Energy use per square foot from science research labs is disproportionately higher than that of other rooms in buildings on campuses across the nation. This is partly due to labs ...

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Employers Expectations of Graduates of Environmental Programs: An Australian Experience Membership Required

The graduates of Australian tertiary environmental programs have been finding employment, yet there is little information about whether their tertiary experiences were related to the actual needs of their employers ...

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Education for sustainability in university studies: A model for reorienting the curriculum Membership Required

A decisive factor for achieving a culture of sustainability is university training for future professionals. The aim of this article is to bring new elements to the process of reorienting ...

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Curriculum Change in Universities: Conditions that Facilitate Education for Sustainable Development Membership Required

Many universities have begun to introduce curriculum innovation and change to facilitate the curricular integration of generic skills underlying education for sustainable development (ESD). However, the literature and research in ...

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Creation of an Innovative Sustainability Science Undergraduate Degree Program: A 10-Step Process Membership Required

  • Kean University (NJ)

This publication explains the process used at Kean University (New Jersey) to create an innovative undergraduate degree program in sustainability science. This interdisciplinary program provides students with the strong science ...

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Master of Science in Product Stewardship

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)

The Master of Science (MS) in Product Stewardship is an entirely online and interactive, 30-credit program, which includes public health fundamentals (PH), environmental health science fundamentals (EHS), and specialized product ...

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Rethinking Thinking about Sustainability Curriculum Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

“You cannot solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created it.” Albert Einstein

If a snap of the fingers could reverse the environmental destruction of the past ...

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Urban Design for Sustainability Syllabus Membership Required

  • Lesley University (MA)

What would a truly sustainable society look like? We will address that question, starting with a look at the rise and decline of societies and how the ideas of sustainability ...

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Climate Change Research at Universities: Addressing the Mitigation and Adaptation Challenges Membership Required

This book provides a multidisciplinary review of current, climate-change research projects at universities around the globe, offering perspectives from all of the natural and social sciences.

Numerous universities worldwide pursue ...

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Analyzing Barriers to Energy Conservation in Residences and Offices: The Rewire Program at the University of Toronto Membership Required

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • University of Toronto (ON)

Conducting a barriers analysis is an important first step when designing proenvironmental behavior change interventions. Yet, detailed information on common barriers to energy conservation campaigns remains unavailable. Using a pair ...

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An Introduction to Sustainability Service-Learning Course for the Creation of Sustainable Citizens to Engage Wicked Problems Membership Required

The current era of American discourse and dialogue is increasingly characterized as becoming less civilized. This lack of civility, whether real or perceived, negatively impacts our ability as a society ...

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MPH Environmental Health Promotion and Policy

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The Environmental Health Promotion and Policy program provides the foundation for understanding and anticipating environmentally- and occupationally-related health impacts, the skills for using this knowledge and available policy and health ...

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A persuasive feedback support system for energy conservation and carbon emission reduction in campus residential buildings Membership Required

There is a need for energy conservation mechanisms, especially in university campuses, as students do not have any direct feedback on their energy consumptions, which leads to excess usages. There ...

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A history of the future of higher education for sustainable development Membership Required

Thirty years of academic dialogue and reinvention about environmental and sustainability education conceals the consistency of rhetoric that literature holds. This paper argues that higher education for sustainable development does ...

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What elements in a sustainability course contribute to paradigm change and action competence? A study at Lincoln University, New Zealand Membership Required

  • Lincoln University, New Zealand

A significant shift in the dominant paradigm governing the relationship of humans with nature and society is crucial in order to change the current unsustainable practices. This article describes a ...

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Personal authenticity and political subjectivity in student deliberation in environmental and sustainability education Membership Required

This study problematizes what is meant when one talks about classroom activities concerning environmental and sustainability issues as being authentic or not. It reports excerpts from three classroom discussions which ...

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The relationship between university students’ environmental identity, decision-making process, and behavior Membership Required

Environmental education scholars have argued for the need to focus on identity as a more predictive factor than attitude of individuals’ environmental behavior. We examine individuals’ decision-making as a mediating ...

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AASHE Green Power Projects Data Export Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

The Google Sheet includes a list of campus solar and wind power projects collected by AASHE. This includes those projects that were once part of the Solar Renewable and Wind ...

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Examining Interdisciplinary Sustainability Institutes at Major Research Universities: Innovations in Cross-Campus and Cross-Disciplinary Models Membership Required

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Brown University (RI)
  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Vanderbilt University (TN)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL)

This is a study of the disctintive characteristics, activities, challenges and opportunities of a specific type of sustainability institute, one that spans the many disciplines of the university and, to ...

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4 Simple Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Colleges Membership Required

  • University of Houston (TX)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • The Campus Kitchens Project (DC)

The average U.S. college student produces 142 pounds of food waste per year, adding up to hundreds of thousands of pounds wasted at each school. According to Julian Dautremont-Smith ...

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Curricula for Sustainability in Higher Education Membership Required

This book presents the curricula necessary for sustainability in higher education. It shows how the learning process is transforming in order to promote sustainability. It prepares administrators, teachers and students ...

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Challenges in Higher Education for Sustainability Membership Required

This book presents the latest advances on the incorporation of sustainability in higher education. Different aspects such as the environmental, economic and social are here discussed. Several examples illustrating how ...

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The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy: Skills for a Changing World Membership Required

  • University of Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire)

In this book, leading sustainability educators are joined by permaculturists, literary critics, ecologists, artists, journalists, engineers, mathematicians and philosophers in a deep reflection on the skills that people need to ...

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Teaching for EcoJustice: Curriculum and Lessons for Secondary and College Classrooms Membership Required

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)

Teaching for EcoJustice is a resource for exploring the social roots of environmental problems in humanities-based educational settings and a curriculum guidebook for putting EcoJustice Education into practice. It provides ...

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Teaching as if Life Matters: The Promise of a New Education Culture Membership Required

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

What would it be like to teach as if life matters? To move beyond the typical regimen of classroom exercises, homework, and standardized tests and to guide students through life ...

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Guide to Assessing Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education Membership Required

Is every student on your college campus ready to learn? High school grades and/or standardized test scores are often used to answer that question, but those numbers do not ...

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Earthday at Universidad de Monterrey Membership Required

  • Universidad de Monterrey (NL)

Put a Price on It: Bringing Higher Education into the Carbon Pricing Dialog Membership Required

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • AASHE (PA)

This webinar explores the role of institutions of higher education in the emerging national carbon pricing dialog. Institutions of higher education have an immense capacity to educate a broad audience ...

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University of California Climate Lab, Video Series Episode Six: Scientists really aren't the best champions of climate science Membership Required

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

This is the sixth episode of Climate Lab, a six-part series produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by Emmy-nominated conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the ...

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Santa Fe College Party for the Planet 2017 Membership Required

  • Santa Fe College (FL)

The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo celebrated Earth Day 2017 by hosting the annual Party for the Planet on April 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m ...