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A framework for collaborative climate change research Membership Required

  • Colgate University (NY)

There is a growing understanding in the scientific community that the traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of indigenous peoples and other local communities is both different from data collected by scientists ...

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Integrated traditional and applied education—exploring sustainable cities and regions in classrooms and communities Membership Required

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The most effective and promising models for teaching sustainability sciences and studies in a university setting are a topic of vigorous debate. This paper discusses an integrated sustainability curriculum at ...

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Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future: student research, social media, and suburban sustainability Membership Required

  • Roosevelt University (IL)

The Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future (SSF) online social media project is a student-faculty collaboration at Roosevelt University that addresses sustainability issues, challenges, and solutions in the northwest suburbs of Chicago ...

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Applying the process of backward design in revising an environmental science program Membership Required

  • Georgia College & State University (GA)

The purpose of this article is to share our model of a successful curriculum reform process and provide an overview so that it can be replicated by other programs. The ...

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Scholarly motivations to conduct interdisciplinary climate change research Membership Required

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Idaho State University (ID)
  • Northern Illinois University (IL)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Whitman College (WA)

Understanding and responding to today’s complex environmental problems requires collaboration that bridges disciplinary boundaries. As the barriers to interdisciplinary research are formidable, promoting interdisciplinary environmental research requires understanding what ...

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Fostering STEM literacy through a tabletop wind turbine environmental science laboratory activity Membership Required

  • University of Southern Maine (ME)

Increasingly, national education policy is focusing on improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) literacy by using energy as a subject matter. In particular, The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS ...

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Greening Federal Grants: Why there is a need to connect efficiency to federal funding for research at universities Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (CO)

This webinar will includes two parts: PART 1: The Department of Energy (DOE) will provide an overview of the DOE Smart Labs Accelerator Program which was launched at the 2016 ...

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From polyps to politics: using a coral reef living laboratory in a politics of sustainability course Membership Required

  • Rosemont College (PA)

Teaching Global Environmental Politics faces several challenges to meet student learning objectives. For one, the interdisciplinary nature of global environmental politics requires significant knowledge of environmental issues, as well as ...

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Re-imagining environmental science and policy graduate education for the twenty-first century using an integrative frame Membership Required

  • Clark University (MA)

To meet society’s need to better understand and respond to ever-more complex, interwoven problems of environment, development, and society - including environmental health risks, climate change adaptation, and sustainable development ...

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Teaching Social Research Methods on an International, Collaborative Environment & Sustainability Degree Programme: Exploring plagiarism, group work, and formative feedback Membership Required

International collaboration is central to the Sustainable Development agenda given environmental challenges that span national boundaries. Education for Sustainability therefore needs to account for international/intercultural understandings, such as though ...

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Perspectives on the University as a Business: the Corporate Management Structure, Neoliberalism and Higher Education Membership Required

  • Rider University (NJ)

In the past three decades, the administration of many institutions of higher education have progressed towards a corporate style management structure. What has been a collegial, collaborative approach to managing ...

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The Future of Sustainability in Higher Education Membership Required

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

In this article, I explore the future of higher education within the context of teaching and learning for sustainability. Challenges currently facing sustainability education are identified along with opportunities to ...

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Catholic Universities and Social Action in the Context of the Transgressing of Planetary Boundaries Membership Required

  • Creighton University (NE)

This paper will reflect upon Catholic universities’ mission of pursuing the truth and promoting justice in light of the ecological crisis. First, it will examine how the truth of our ...

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Sustainable knowledge transformation in and through higher education: A case for transdisciplinary leadership Membership Required

  • National University of Ireland, Galway

This article explores inter- and transdisciplinarity, given the need for more complex, relevant, and transformative knowledge to shift society towards more sustainable futures. It connects practical questions about economic, societal ...

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Sustainable Academia: Translating the Vision of a Full Sustainable University into a Measurable Reality

  • Technical University of Delft

There is a growing public expectation that universities should start focusing on delivering sustainability. The topic of sustainability in higher education has gathered a significant amount of interest from students ...

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Resources for hope: Ideas for alternatives from heterodox higher education institutions Membership Required

  • Berea College (KY)
  • Deep Springs College (CA)

This report describes my field visits to Berea and Deep Springs Colleges in the U.S.A. and explores their forms of ownership/control, governance, financing and organisational structure. Berea ...

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Is Education for Sustainable Development the means to bring about inclusive development? Between idealist and alternative positions Membership Required

  • University of Amsterdam | Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

‘Adjectival educations’, include a great diversity of proposals within which Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) features prominently. ESD has enjoyed privileged attention from international organizations, in order to move political ...

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Higher Education in the Environmental Century Membership Required

The environmental crisis that threatens the future of our species is unprecedented as we begin the “environmental century.” Natural conditions that were favorable for the development of civilization have been ...

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An On-Campus Botanical Tour to Promote Student Satisfaction and Learning in a University Level Biodiversity or General Biology Course Membership Required

  • Xavier University of Louisiana (LA)

Outdoor, hands-on and experiential learning, as opposed to instruction-based learning in classroom, increases student satisfaction and motivation leading to a deeper understanding of the subject. However, the use of outdoor ...

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High Performance Education Fails in Sustainability? - A Reflection on Finnish Primary Teacher Education

  • Åbo Akademi University
  • University of Helsinki

Sustainability is internationally often emphasized as an essential aim of higher education, but more as a principle than on the practical level. This is also obvious in the academic education ...

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University of California, Climate Lab, Video Series Episode Three: Why your old phones collect in a junk drawer of sadness Membership Required

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

This is the third 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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Is Going Green Worth It? Assessing Fan Engagement and Perceptions of Athletic Department Environmental Efforts Membership Required

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Seattle University (WA)

The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which environmentally themed activities within an intercollegiate sport context impact fan engagement. A total of 557 fans responded to ...

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Critical Thinking and Normative Competencies for Sustainability Science Education Membership Required

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

In this paper, we extend the competencies framework of education for sustainability development (ESD) to argue that critical thinking should be taught as a core competency and that normative dialogue ...

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San Jose State University Earth Day Membership Required

  • San Jose State University (CA)
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University at Buffalo-Sustainability Month 2017 Membership Required

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

At UB, Earth Day is celebrated all month, with dozens of sustainability events highlighting our commitment to critical issues like climate neutrality and publicly funded science.

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Earth Day 2017 - Chemeketa Community College Membership Required

  • Chemeketa Community College (OR)

Students at Chemeketa Community College made paper cranes to represent their vision for a sustainable future and their love for Mother Earth. The paper cranes are going to be on ...

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University at Buffalo-Sustainability Month 2017 Membership Required

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

At UB, Earth Day is celebrated all month, with dozens of sustainability events highlighting our commitment to critical issues like climate neutrality and publicly funded science.

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Cal Poly SLO Earth Week Membership Required

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

Cal Poly hosted a variety of events for Earth Week.

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San Jose State University Chiller Plant Improvements

  • San Jose State University (CA)

The Chilled Water Plant underwent a major retrofit which was completed in 2012, which included the replacement of two electric chillers and the re-piping of the plant to allow the ...

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Community-level environmental projects as learning tools for planners: a case study of graduate planning students Membership Required

Despite the potential environmental impact of urban planning, there is little research on Environmental Education (EE) in the context of urban planning curricula. This study follows graduate planning students’ learning ...

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Alive, Survive, Strive, Thrive: A Grounded Conceptual Sustainability Taxonomy Membership Required

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

A conceptual sustainability taxonomy has been needed to better communicate the value of sustainability, to align sustainability scholars’ theories and sustainability educators’ practices, and to develop curriculum, teaching, learning, and ...

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A Rubric to Analyze Student Abilities to Engage in Sustainable Design Membership Required

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • James Madison University (VA)
  • The Citadel (SC)

As engineering programs have begun to infuse sustainability into their undergraduate curricula, assessment tools are needed to further inform these reform efforts. The goal of this project was to demonstrate ...

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Sustainability Week @ KU Medical Center Membership Required

  • University of Kansas Medical Center (KS)

KU Medical Center Sustainability Week was held to celebrate Earth Day and the one-year anniversary of the revamped recycling program. This included an Earth Day Celebration to share ways to ...

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Suffolk County Community College Earth Week! Membership Required

  • Suffolk County Community College (NY)
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UAlbany's Annual Family Earth Day Membership Required

  • University at Albany (NY)

The University’s 5th Annual UAlbany Family Earth Day, organized by the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES), Atmospheric Science Research Center, Office of Sustainability and UAlbany Students for ...

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University at Buffalo-Sustainability Month 2017 Membership Required

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

At UB, Earth Day is celebrated all month, with dozens of sustainability events highlighting our commitment to critical issues like climate neutrality and publicly funded science.

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Orchard Planting: Earth Week Membership Required

  • Mills College (CA)

Planting the first portion of an orchard at the Mills Community Farm in collaboration with the nonprofits Growing Together and Hip Hop for Change.

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Earth Day 2017 Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University (TX)
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State University of New York at Cortland Habitat for Humanity Sustainable Living Workshop Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Cortland (NY)

The SUNY Cortland Habitat for Humanity Club hosted a sustainable living workshop where participants learned about and made items they can use in the own homes to promote a more ...

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State University of New York at Cortland Campus Garden Spring Planting Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Cortland (NY)

The SUNY Cortland Campus Garden Advisory Committee (consisting of students, staff and faculty) held a bed preparation and planting party at the campus garden.

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SUNY Cortland The Big Event - Alpha Phi Omega Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Cortland (NY)

The State University of New York at Cortland hosts "The Big Event" where over 500 students and staff volunteer in the community picking up trash, sprucing up yards, and making ...

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Cleveland State University EarthFest 2017 Membership Required

  • Cleveland State University (OH)

Cleveland State celebrated Earth Day with exhibits from 38 campus and community sustainability organizations, a giant earth dome, a clothing swap, free bike checks, free food, and a range of ...

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Succulents at the Earth Day Expo Membership Required

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Close-up shot of succulents that were made available for students to plant at the Earth Day Expo at the University of Minnesota. The Office of Sustainability challenged students and staff ...

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University of Virginia Earth Week 2017 Membership Required

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Earth Week is a UVA tradition that celebrates the planet we all share. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to take part in a thought provoking, action packed ...

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Earth Day Pollinator Garden at Towson University Membership Required

  • Towson University (MD)

Students, faculty and staff work together on Earth Day to install a student-designed pollinator garden.

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Vanderbilt University FutureVU Expo Membership Required

  • Vanderbilt University (TN)

More than 800 students, staff, faculty and others stopped by the Wond’ry April 19 to learn about FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s campus land use planning initiative, and how the university ...

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Humble Bee App Membership Required

  • Cornell University (NY)

Doctoral student Casey Franklin demonstrates the Humble Bee app, which rewards students for sustainable behaviors.She tabled her app at Springfest, which is a celebration of Earth day.

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Student club Sustainable Enterprise Association-Net Impact Chapter-tables at Springfest Membership Required

  • Cornell University (NY)

Student club Sustainable Enterprise Association-Net Impact Chapter-tables at Springfest. Springfest is a celebration of Earth Day, and an event recognizing the myriad environmental programs, clubs, and collaborations across campus. Featuring ...

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Building Care’s Julie Houston awarded the Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Awards (CUPSA) Membership Required

  • Cornell University (NY)

Building Care’s Julie Houston, who offers insight for students, faculty and staff by teaching responsible waste reduction and disposal, won the staff award. Houston also received accolades for her ...

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A Bike Ride with the Chancellor Membership Required

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

A much anticipated fixture in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Earth Week festivities is the annual bike ride with the Chancellor, organized by student organization BikeFaceUIUC. More than 30 students ...

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