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Crafting Communications Campaigns with Impact

  • Colgate University (NY)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Communications are crucial for engaging campus communities around sustainability and for encouraging transformative action. Indeed, without compelling communication, it would not be possible to tell the story of higher education ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Recycling Signage Study Group

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

We know recycling and waste bin signage influences whether people sort items correctly. The question is, what combination of words and images is most effective? The goal of this networking ...

  • 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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Simplifying Sustainability - Creating A Powerful, Unified Marketing Campaign For Sustainability

  • Marketing Evolution (NY)
  • Industry PDX (OR)
  • C[IQ] Strategies (OR)

Great marketing campaigns have changed the way people think and act -- 'This Is Your Brain On Drugs', 'Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk', and 'Only You Can Prevent Wildfires ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Breaking the Bubble: Using Video to Demystify Sustainable Living

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

This poster presentation details an online video series entitled 'What Can You Do to Live More Sustainably.' Nine videos featuring students, staff and faculty across the University of Kentucky provide ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Spreading the Word: Crafting Communications Around Large Campus Sustainability Events

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

UW Sustainability works with student groups and other organizations across campus in hosting two large-scale campus-wide sustainability events each year: the Sustainability Fair in October as part of Campus Sustainability ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Document & Web Accessibility: Making Content Available to All

  • Cornell University (NY)

Most sustainability offices use websites and other online resources as a low-impact way share information - but common design choices and technology flaws make many websites, PDFs, videos, and other online-content ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Academic Language for Sustainability Economy

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

Co-creating the sustainability economy depends on the ability of up and coming generations to grasp opportunities to successfully address sustainability issues confronting our world. An authentic teacher preparation program features ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Narratives of relatedness: Engaging metaphor, story, and contemplative practices for economic change

  • Portland State University (OR)

The current dominant economy is rooted in patterns of extraction, destruction, scarcity, and disconnection with the living earth. These capitalist patterns have shaped our dominant culture, institutions, and our ways ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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How to Develop a Comprehensive Communication Plan for Sustainability Offices in Higher Education

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Your sustainability office might be doing exceptional work, but how do you manage your promotional efforts throughout campus and the community to tell your story? We will provide a guide ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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5 Engagement Lessons I Wish I Knew as a Campus Sustainability Officer

  • LINK Strategic Partners (DC)

Engagement is at the core of sustainability. Without proper buy-in from campus stakeholders, sustainability efforts are temporary at best, and damaging to progress at worst. Unfortunately, the work of sustainability ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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The Book of Fails - Learning from our mistakes through pictures and storytelling (and a few laughs)

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

Working in campus sustainability can put you into all kinds of strange situations. From learning that powdered cheese doesn't mix well into wet food scraps in the compost mixer ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Establishing a University Green Map

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Sustainability Office (OS) has been working on a new innovative Green Map utilizing ESRI ArcGIS Online Cloud-based technology. The Green Map is a more visual and ...

  • 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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Sustainability Communicators Networking Meeting-- part 2

  • Princeton University (NJ)

Networking opportunity for anyone engaged in sustainability communications in higher education. All are welcome!

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Sustainability Communicators Networking Meeting

  • Princeton University (NJ)

Networking opportunity for anyone engaged in sustainability communications in higher education. All are welcome!

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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How to Structure Collaborations and Communicate Wins Effectively as an Office of One

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

With diversity and inclusivity at the core, we envision this session serving those who are either new to the industry or have years of experience - students and staff alike. Communication ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Building a Consistent Sustainability Brand

  • Lehigh University (PA)

In order to reap the full benefits of consistently communicating the values and messages that are core to your sustainability brand, it is important to design brand guidelines that define ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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#Strategy: Creating an Intentional Approach to Social Media

  • University of Florida (FL)

Social media is a powerful tool for amplifying sustainability messaging and connecting with audiences of all ages, demographics and interests. All too often, however, managing social media can feel overwhelming ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Why so Serious? Making Space for Silliness, Humor, and Fun in Sustainability Communications

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Colgate University (NY)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University of Alberta (AB)

In the age of memes, gifs, and Instagram stories, silliness, humor, and fun are filling newsfeeds and inboxes. At the same time, the challenges we work to overcome as sustainability ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Avoiding Attitude Polarization in Conversations on Campus

  • Indiana State University (IN)

One of the largest opportunities in the sustainability movement is the access to growing minds in our student populations. Therefore, sustainability offices and partners constantly create opportunities on campuses and ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Cutting Through the Noise: Developing a Comprehensive Communications Structure

  • Medical University of South Carolina (SC)
  • State University of New York at Geneseo (NY)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Many sustainability offices or green funds at large educational institutions are 'buried' within the organizations. One quick look at where sustainability lies on an institutional website gives a glimpse into ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Creating A Sustainability Magazine: A Diverse, Digital Experience

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Everyone wants to find creative ways to tell their campus sustainability story. With so many different options, it can be challenging to identify the best route to take. Further complicating ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Creating and Maintaining Public Archives: Green Fund Website Redesign

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

With help from our Student Union Marketing Team, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) at UC Berkeley has entirely rebuilt its website on a new platform, creating a public archive of ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Licenciatura en Comunicación Ambiental (Bachelors in Environmental Communication)

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha)

La Comunicación Ambiental surge como una alternativa necesaria, fresca e integral de informar, educar y contribuir para una sociedad y una ciudadanía ambientalmente responsable. Más allá de la sensibilización y ...

  • Posted Sept. 30, 2019
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Environmental Communication Minor

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

This minor is administered by the Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management Discipline.

Open only to majors within the College of Natural Resources. Others may request permission from CNR assoc ...

  • Posted Feb. 13, 2019
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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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Climate Memes: Undergraduates Making Climate Data Go Viral

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

On Earth Day 2017, Climatepedia boothed in Pershing Square at the March for Science-Los Angeles. Students from the University of California, Irvine branch of the organization displayed their signs at ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Using FEEDS Communication Platform to Share Sustainability News From Dining Services

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)
  • Chartwells Higher Education (NY)

As part of our commitment to sustainability, in October 2017 UNC Asheville Dining Services, a division of Chartwells Higher Ed, rolled out a new public communications platform called FEEDS: Farm-Forward ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Students, Sustainability, and Social Media: Tools for Content and Collaboration

  • American University (DC)
  • New York University (NY)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Communicating sustainability efforts across social media platforms is an important but often challenging part of our work. As social media trends emerge and change, how can we convey our messaging ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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How to Podcast Your Way to a More Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Just Future

  • Portland Community College (OR)

In this session we'll be looking at the journey of starting a Higher Education Sustainability Podcast and how it can be something that could benefit nearly every college or ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Building a Consistent Sustainability Brand

  • Lehigh University (PA)

In order to reap the full benefits of consistently communicating the values and messages that are core to your sustainability brand, it is important to design brand guidelines the define ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Communication Strategies to Reach Beyond the Choir

  • Colgate University (NY)
  • University of Denver (CO)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

Often times, sustainability professionals and communicators can reach a plateau when working to reach new audiences. Our institutions can often be so siloed that it is challenging to draw in ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Develop Your Toolkit for Sustainability Communications

  • Colgate University (NY)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Communications play an increasingly important role as we rise to the challenge to reach the global Sustainable Development Goals. However, many sustainability professionals may find their toolkit a bit empty ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Reel Sustainability: Connecting to Audiences Through Video Storytelling

  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • University of Montana (MT)
  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • Princeton University (NJ)

From television commercials to YouTube, Snapchat, and even Facebook Live, it's no secret that video has become a staple of our everyday lives. Video provides an easy and efficient ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainabili-TEA: The Evolution and Efficacy of Podcasts as a Medium for Sustainability Literacy

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The Office of Sustainability has seen a strong response to using Podcasts to highlight stories, perspectives, and information to the campus and greater community. The efforts were first introduced as ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Campus Controversies: How Should Sustainability Offices Respond?

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

Election results, sexual misconduct allegations, racist graffiti, controversial op-eds, poorly worded emails are resulting in cycles of anger, backlash, emotional release, exhaustion and division on many of our campuses. At ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Graphic Design Strategies for Sustainability

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Graphic designers can create positive change by integrating sustainability into their work. Graphic design is often not a sustainable practice, even so, sustainable design guidelines can reduce its impact. Energy ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Visual Storytelling for Sustainability: Raising Your Game in Photo and Video

  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Do you struggle to take photos that look 'professional' rather than run-of-the-mill? Is the idea of making a video, or even the occasional Boomerang clip, intimidating? In short, are quality ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice

  • Dominican University of California (CA)
  • New Mexico State University (NM)
  • The University of New Mexico (NM)

Given the urgency of environmental problems, how we communicate about our ecological relations is crucial. Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice is concerned with ways to help learners effectively navigate and ...

  • Posted Sept. 19, 2018
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Communicating sustainability: A content analysis of website communications in the United States

  • Chatham University (PA)
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV)

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate how institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the USA communicate sustainability through their websites. Specifically, the authors compare how and to what ...

  • Posted July 25, 2018
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AASHE Connect – Online Community Webinar

  • AASHE (PA)

Join us as we tour AASHE’s new online community. AASHE Connect will serve as a place for members to exchange ideas, engage meaningfully with peers and find solutions to ...

  • Posted June 1, 2018
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A Comms Plan for Running a Waste Reduction Engagement in your University

  • University of London

Over the last three years at Reduce the Juice we’ve learnt a lot about running successful behaviour change engagements and now want to share what we’ve learnt with ...


What is your Communication Strategy? - Tools for Marketing Sustainability Across Campus (Webinar)

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

Join GreenerU and Penn State in this insightful webinar targeted at improving your school's communication strategies when it comes to sustainability. Learn helpful marketing tips from Penn State's ...

  • Posted May 8, 2018
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Environmental Communication Concentration, Communication & Advocacy (MA)

  • James Madison University (VA)

Students graduating with a concentration in environmental communication will be prepared to work in a variety of nonprofit, government and corporate settings constructing and evaluating environmental campaigns, facilitating organizational and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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A Strategic Communication Model for Sustainable Initiatives in Higher Education Institutions

  • MacEwan University (AB)

Communicating sustainable initiatives in higher education institutions presents a challenge, given that few to no universities possess or maintain a strategic communication plan that addresses the need to share this ...


Climate Communications: Strategies to Build Political Will

  • Care About Climate, Inc (AZ)

Care About Climate is working to improve the marketing of what can be done to address climate change. We believe it is time to change the tenor of the conversation ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Techniques to Foster Interpersonal Competences

  • Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Interpersonal Competences (ICs) are vital for sustainability change agents. Evidence shows that ICs are also highly-prized career skills. A student with strong ICs can productively interact and empathize with collaborators ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Effective Communications Strategies for Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Having a dedicated communications specialist within an office is relatively new in the field of collegiate sustainability, and this poster presentation outlines strategies for effectively communicating across different media to ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Campus Connections

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

This poster highlights campus connections at the University of Washington and showcases where linkages occur between departments. These connections are useful for information sharing among students and departments, data collection ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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