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Whole-Campus Behaviour Change: Lessons from a Decade of Green Impact

  • National Union of Students

Sustainability professionals know they need to engage their campus communities in sustainability but behavior change continues to be a challenge. Green Impact is a staff engagement and student development program ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Designing Signage to Influence Recycling Behavior

  • Penn State Harrisburg (PA)
  • Busch Systems (ON)

In the face of static diversion rates and pressure to reduce contamination, many schools are experimenting with different bin signage to see what best influences recycling behavior. How do people ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Help Your Campus POP (Pass on Plastic): An Applied Research Project to Evaluate Behavior Change

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

In 2018, the University of Kentucky launched a campaign called 'UK POPs' (Passes on Plastics) as a combined effort of the campus offices of UK Dining, Recycling, and Sustainability. UK ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Managing (and Surviving) a Paradigm Shift to Achieve Zero Waste - Infrastructure, Process & Culture

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • CleanRiver Recycling Solutions (ON)

Right-sizing and streamlining waste management infrastructure, while rolling out operational programs is essential in reducing contamination and increasing community engagement. Attendees will hear a case study on UCLA's journey ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Recycling Communications and Behavior Change

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Thompson Rivers University (BC)

At Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, much work has been done to reduce waste, divert it from landfills, and improve the integrity of waste streams. Still ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Green Behaviors and Preferences Among College Students

  • Manhattan College (NY)

Our article contributes to the literature by investigating college students' environmental preferences and behavior by investigating their recycling attitudes and frequencies, their preference between tap versus bottled water, their willingness ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Improving Sustainable Purchasing Through Business Services Systems and Practices

  • Stanford University (CA)

The purchase of supplies by staff in universities is connected to the use of energy, water, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste. The types and quantities of supplies purchased in universities ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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The Energy Challenge at IUPUI

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)

The IUPUI Energy Challenge is a brand-new engagement program between the buildings on campus to reduce their energy use. This is achieved through encouraging behavior changes of the people who ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Data, Data, Data: Longitudinal Importance of Assessing Student Energy Behaviors

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)
  • NORESCO (NC)

UMass Dartmouth has partnered with NORESCO for eight years on a behavior change program called Energy Conservation Through Behavior Change® as a part of a larger energy savings project. The ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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University of Denver's Renter Efficiency Program for Students

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Renter Efficiency Program for Students (REPS), at the University of Denver, provides free energy audits to students who rent off campus. The audits consist of teaching the tenants about ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Award Winner Session: Demystifying Sustainability Behaviors on College and University Campuses

  • Onondaga Community College (NY)

Strategies that focus on influencing student and employee sustainability-related behaviors can play an important role in achieving campus sustainability and climate action goals. Although campus sustainability practitioners recognize the value ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Award Winner Session: The Ladder of Staff Engagement: Programs Designed to Move From Individual Steps to Collective Action

  • McGill University (QC)

There is often tension between the focus on individual behavioral action and systemic change in sustainability circles. How do we encourage the small steps that engage community members on a ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Changing Behavior and Measuring Impact Through EcoChallenge: Campus Case Studies

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • EcoChallenge.org (OR)

We know that our unsustainability issues are urgent and vast. If we are to create a society and an economy that are sustainable and regenerative, educational institutions need to simultaneously ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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The Power of Small Steps: Making Psychology Accessible to Practitioners Through Small Experiments

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Campus sustainability offices are often expected to create sustainable, durable cultural change without inconveniencing the students, faculty, or staff at the universities and colleges at which they work. This task ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Campus Sustainability: Using Planned Behavior Theory to Assess Student's Pro-Environmental Behavior

  • Missouri State University (MO)

Over the few past decades, sustainability has increased in importance both in policymaking and academic discourse. A concern that economic progress and overconsumption and accumulation of waste operate against principles ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Cool Campus Challenge - Engaging Campuses in Carbon Neutrality to Create a Culture of Sustainability

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

The University of California's Cool Campus Challenge is a friendly 4-week competition between all ten campuses in the UC system designed to educate and motivate the campus community (students ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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PIPs: Turning Student Engagement in Health and Sustainability Into Grants for School

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • 3P Partners, Inc. (NY)

Imagine students being able to pay school expenses with a 'currency of good' - Positive Impact Points or PIPs - that they earned for verifiable engagement in beneficial behaviors such as riding ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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The Energy Challenge as a Tool for Campus Engagement and Sustainability Education

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Center of Sustainability's Energy Challenge was redesigned from previous years which involved competitions between residence halls to reduce their electricity, natural gas and water consumption. The new structure ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Maximizing Campus Sustainability through Student/Staff-Driven Energy Efficiency and Engagement

  • Colorado School of Mines (CO)
  • McKinstry (WA)

Learn about driving behavioral/engagement strategies to increase campus sustainability from two universities leveraging energy-saving programs to accomplish this. These campuses are utilizing social science-based behavioral principles to break down ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Turning the Page: A Behavior Change Toolkit for Reducing Paper Use

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Root Solutions (CA)

In 2017, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and Root Solutions, with funding from the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund, created the Turning the Page ...


Turning the Page: A Behavior Change Toolkit for Reducing Paper Use

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus (OR)
  • Root Solutions (CA)

From 2017-2019, Root Solutions trained more than 20 higher education institutions in how to use behavioral insights to save paper. Based on real-world experiences at these institutions as well as ...

  • Posted Oct. 24, 2019
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Managing Behavior Change: Moving Past Barriers

  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

Many of us set goals for ourselves. Some goals—such as losing weight, getting more exercise, or being more sustainable—are set with the best of intentions, but the reality ...

  • Posted Oct. 10, 2019
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Humanities for the Environment—A Manifesto for Research and Action

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Sydney
  • Trinity College Dublin (The University of Dublin)
  • National Sun Yat-sen University
  • National Taiwan University

Human preferences, practices and actions are the main drivers of global environmental change in the 21st century. It is crucial, therefore, to promote pro-environmental behavior. In order to accomplish this ...

  • Posted July 19, 2019
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Knowledge, agency and collective action as barriers to energy-saving behaviour

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)

Energy saving is becoming a rising priority as a response to climate change and fossil fuel depletion in recent years. However, despite energy-related behaviour change being an important part of ...

  • Posted July 19, 2019
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Examining environmental fan engagement initiatives through values and norms with intercollegiate sport fans

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

The United Nations has asserted that sport organizations and/or allied sponsors can influence fans to engage in more sustainable behaviors intentions at sporting events and at home; however, more ...

  • Posted June 13, 2019
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Scaling the Ladder: Engagement Programs as Tools for Sustainability

  • McGill University (QC)
  • AASHE (PA)

Using examples from McGill University, this webinar covers how practitioners can use the ladder of engagement can turn small changes into meaningful, collective action. While there is often a debate ...

  • Posted May 23, 2019
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The Pyramid of Action: A Multifaceted Approach For Deeper Engagement

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

With many environmental issues overwhelming students today, it can be paralyzing. So, AS Sustainability utilized the “Pyramid of Action” strategy in semester-long campaigns, leading students from awareness, behavior change, education ...


Dollar Coffee Club

  • University of Montana- Missoula (MT)

The intent of the Dollar Coffee Club (DCC) is to leverage the powerful appeal of one dollar coffee to incentivize customers to participate in sustainability efforts through a quid pro ...


Demystifying Sustainability Behaviors on College and University Campuses: A Mixed Methods Analysis

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

In response to the growing threat posed by climate change, colleges and universities are implementing interventions to engage students and employees with achieving sustainability and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals ...


#LoveAMug: Reinvigorating a Reusable Mug Program

  • Princeton University (NJ)

In 2003, Princeton University Campus Dining (CD) introduced a 25 cent reusable mug discount in retail operations. Over the years, the program became stagnant and was applied to an average ...


Chandler-Gilbert Community College Food Waste Recycling Project

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (AZ)
  • Maricopa County Community College District Office (AZ)

The CGCC Food Waste Recycling Project is a grant-funded campus-wide ongoing collaborative project that offers deep, cross-disciplinary, experiential student learning via an innovative solution for CGCC’s food and green ...


Reducing Energy Waste via Occupant Behavior: The Role of the Individual in Climate Change Solutions

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

This study aims to achieve energy waste reductions via the rewiring of human habits as opposed to using technology. In public spaces like university campuses, individuals often remove themselves from ...


An Assessment of Teaching and Learning about Sustainability Across the Higher Education Curriculum

  • Columbia University (NY)

Although the majority of scientists agree that we are facing unprecedented climate crises, higher education’s engagement with environmental and sustainability problems is lacking. While the role of human behavior ...


The Fear of Not Flying: Achieving Sustainable Academic Plane Travel in Higher Education Based on Insights from South Australia

  • The University of Adelaide (SA)

Universities are both disseminators and producers of the climate knowledge needed to institute the social and cultural change required for climate adaptation and mitigation to occur. They also have the ...


Examining the Relationships between Factors Influencing Environmental Behaviour among University Students

  • University of Eastern Finland

Education for sustainability may be seen as consisting of four dimensions: sensitivity and attitudes toward the environment, awareness and knowledge of the environment, environmentally friendly actions and participation. A questionnaire ...

  • Posted April 29, 2019
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The 5E Model of Environmental Engagement: Bringing Sustainability Change to Higher Education through Positive Psychology

  • Tel Aviv University
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel

What is the role of universities in advancing sustainability? This paper delineates a unique program for promoting sustainability that was applied in Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB). The unique characteristics of ...

  • Posted April 29, 2019
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Pro-Environmental Behavior of University Students: Influence of Cultural Differences

  • Istanbul Technical University
  • İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi

Responsible Consumption and Production, among the Sustainable Development Goals, indicates that humans should be aware of environmental problems which are to some extent, direct or indirect consequences of their behaviors ...

  • Posted April 4, 2019
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Examining the effect of an environmental social marketing intervention among university employees

  • University of Birmingham
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of Sheffield
  • Global Action Plan

This paper examines the impact of an environmental social marketing intervention on employees’ energy saving intentions in a higher education institution (HEI) in the UK. The study examines the influence ...

  • Posted March 30, 2019
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How Water Bottle Refill Stations Contribute to Campus Sustainability: A Case Study in Japan

  • Ritsumeikan University

The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of installing Water bottle Refill Stations (WRSs) and their contributions to campus sustainability by means of encouraging pro-environmental behavior in ...

  • Posted March 30, 2019
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Cognitive and behavioural environmental concern among university students in a Canadian city: Implications for institutional interventions

  • University of Regina (SK)

Informed by Stern and colleagues’ value-belief-norm theory and their earlier empirical work, we examined levels and predictors of cognitive and behavioural environmental concern (EC) of university students in a Canadian ...

  • Posted March 15, 2019
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Competing priorities: lessons in engaging students to achieve energy savings in universities

  • De Montfort University
  • Imperial College London
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

This paper aims to present findings from an EU-funded international student-led energy saving competition (SAVES) on a scale previously unseen. There are multiple accounts of short-term projects and energy saving ...

  • Posted March 4, 2019
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About the Triggering of UN Sustainable Development Goals and Regenerative Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

Humans are at the center of global climate change: The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are igniting sustainability with proactive, global, social goals, moving us away from the Brundtland ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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Stakeholder Perceptions of Campus Sustainability Efforts: Lessons from Vermont

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Universities have begun to officially recognize advancing sustainability as an institutional goal. This paper reports on research on students’ awareness, attitudes, and behaviors at the University of Vermont as a ...

  • Posted Jan. 25, 2019
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‘Whole Earth?’ Using an Exhibition to Raise Sustainability Awareness at a UK University

  • Canterbury Christ Church University

Despite mounting evidence of global environmental stress, many educationalists appear to be discounting warnings of ecological collapse from scientists, futurists and community leaders. One way of promoting sustainability awareness may ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Providing immediate feedback improves recycling and composting accuracy

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The volume of solid waste has increased significantly in the past century, directly contributing to global environmental problems. Public engagement with waste sorting is crucial to the diversion of solid ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Transitioning “Upward” When “Downstream” Efforts Are Insufficient

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

This article presents the results of a social marketing campaign to encourage individuals to compost at a university dining facility. Downstream efforts were less effective than desired in changing behavior ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Sustainability: Systematic Review 1990–2016

  • Universidad de Antioquia

For any transition towards sustainability to be successful, it is necessary to understand the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) – related to sustainability – in different populations. A systematic review was conducted ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2018
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Enhancing university students’ global citizenship, public mindedness, and moral quotient for promoting sense of environmental responsibility and pro-environmental behaviours

  • Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University
  • King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi

Many universities have attempted to courage their students to engage in sustainable, green behaviours. However, the mere role of environmental knowledge cannot contribute to students’ engagement in pro-environmental behaviours. This ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2018
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Impact of communication sources for achieving campus sustainability

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Using self-reported data from over 12,000 students, staff, and faculty members, this study aims to quantify the effectiveness of various sustainability information sources on the awareness and behavioral changes ...

  • Posted Nov. 13, 2018
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Successes in Assessing and Reducing Food Waste Through Behavior Change

  • Skidmore College (NY)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Skidmore College, a small private liberal arts college, and UT Austin, a large public university, will share their experiences successfully assessing and minimizing food waste through behavioral changes in on-campus ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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