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Creating a Sustainable Community Together

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

‘Town – Gown’ collaborations, initiated around sustainability challenges, seem to be re-defining Happy Valley, with big impacts on both Penn State and the Commonwealth. Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC) is an initiative ...

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Sustainable Food Collaborations

  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

The way most food is currently produced, processed, distributed, and consumed has significantly negative impacts on human health & well being, climate, air and water pollution, and the viability of ...

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COAL: Storytelling, Music, and Community for Climate Stability

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

COAL is a national arts and culture project that combines mythical storytelling and music to engage communities for climate stability and explore the most challenging paradox of our times: the ...

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Plenary Session 3: Driving Innovations Simultaneously at the Economy, Community and Campus Scale

  • Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (DC)

In this plenary, strategist and social entrepreneur Jason Pearson, Executive Director of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, founder of TRUTHstudio, and creator of Economy Map, will highlight the role of ...

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Enterprise Geodesign: University-Community Sustainability Partnerships

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

This brief describes University-Community partnerships initiated within the Masters of Geographic Information Systems for Sustainability Management program at the University of Washington. Enterprise Geodesign University-Community Partnership have been established between ...

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Building a Permaculture Garden with Community

  • Xavier University (OH)

Building a permaculture garden with community members, students, faculty and local farmers, has been an exhilarating experience. It started with an alumni neighbor asking if she could work on a ...

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Sponsored Theater Presentation: Partnerships in Sustainability: A Collaborative Approach Presenters

  • GSE Research (West Yorkshire)

Building responsible businesses in a sustainable society is a challenge which faces citizens and governments, employers and employees, producers and consumers alike. Possibly most of all, it is a challenge ...

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Campus Community Garden Completed its First Successful Harvest

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

After their first successful harvest, members of the UAF Campus Community Garden are looking forward to new opportunities next season. After being conceived last spring, gardening enthusiasts constructed a working ...

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Establishing Sustainable Urban Communities: HBCU Experiences as Learning Models

  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)

Sustainable Community Development

“Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

  • United Nations World Commission on Environment and ...
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A Call to Action: Higher Education, Civic Engagement & Resilient Communities

  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

Climate risk is a function of exposure and vulnerability to impacts, and some communities are at greater risk than others. Impacts of climate change will be felt both as sudden ...

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Partnerships for Youth Development: Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE)

  • Missouri State University (MO)

The Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE) is a week-long academy for high school students sponsored by the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society, Missouri State University, Missouri Department of Conservation ...

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SELFsustain

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Minnesota System Office (MN)

This panel will provide a glimpse into multiple approaches universities can apply to nurture resilient communities. Large public land grant institutions are especially rich with opportunity to apply interdisciplinary perspectives ...

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Reinventing Community: Oberlin College's Green Arts District

  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • BNIM Architects (MO)

The Green Arts District (GAD) is the heart of a regional plan launched in 2009 to transform the progressive college campus and city into a sustainable model of a post ...

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Lessons from Lama: The Importance of Community in Sustainability

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Sustainability creates communities. Or perhaps it is that communities create sustainability. We in the sustainability field have known for a long time that to get the job done, we need ...

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Building Resilient Communities through Community-University Partnerships

  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Minnesota System Office (MN)

The University of Minnesota builds resilient communities throughout the state: At scales from neighborhood to community to regional to statewide; In duration, from months to semesters to year-long to multi-year ...

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Developing Resilient Communities through Community-University Partnerships

  • Luther College (IA)

One of the key strategies for dealing with global climate change is campus–community collaboration (M’Gonigle & Starke) to develop resilient, sustainable communities (Ausubel); as demonstrated at two small ...

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Developing and Fostering Community Specific Sustainability Campaigns

  • Cornell University (NY)

Cornell University is tackling the behavior change issue with a new approach. Instead of creating a campus-wide behavior change campaign for a very de-centralized university, the Energy and Sustainability department ...

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Don't Go it Alone: Collaborations for Community Resiliency

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Ithaca College (NY)

This session will discuss four important mutually beneficial collaborations that Ithaca College and Cornell University have undertaken together or in which they are major participants, along with other sectors of ...

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Closing the Loop on Waste: How Student Waste Becomes a Community Resource

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

At the end of every school year, students leave unwanted goods behind…literally tons of it. Faced with the question of how to handle this wanton waste, Appalachian State University ...

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Collective Impact of Sustainability!

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

Sustainability reporting has grown to increased levels of importance both for shareholders on campus including faculty, staff, and students, as well as for community stakeholders such as businesses, NGO’s ...

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Enhancing Social Sustainability on Campus: Starting a Happiness Initiative in Your Community

  • University of Michigan (MI)

In 2011, a nonprofit called The Happiness Initiative (Seattle, WA), launched a survey measuring well-being of residents of Seattle. To their surprise, they found that the college-aged responders were the ...

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The Sustainable City Year Program: An Adaptable Model for Large Scale, University Engagement and Impact

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In 2012, AASHE recognized the University of Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) leaders with the Faculty Innovation Award. The award recognized the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP), which the ...

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Student and Community Outreach on Rental Energy

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (WI)

The $CORE (Student and Community Outreach on Rental Efficiency) Program was created by the Energy Program at the University of Colorado- Boulder Environmental Center and was adapted by the Student ...

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Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Access to Local Food in the Carolinas Program: Campuses to Communities

  • Davidson College (NC)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • Furman University (SC)
  • Johnson C. Smith University (NC)

The Duke Endowment (TDE) schools, Davidson College, Duke University, Furman University, and Johnson C. Smith University, all have significant interest in promoting sustainable farm and food systems in the Carolinas ...

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Beyond the Classroom: Experiential Learning and Students as Agents of Change within Local Communities

  • Hillsborough Community College (FL)
  • University of South Florida (FL)

Through innovative partnerships, students at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) are extending their education beyond the classroom by providing community-wide leadership in the field of sustainability. In 2012-2013, examples of student-led ...

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Leveraging Community Partnerships to Enhance Climate Resiliency

  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (MA)
  • Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (DC)

Recent extreme storm events and new studies in climate science have brought to light the need to both prepare for a changing climate and to maintain strong relationships with host ...

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Re-growing the Penn State Student Farm: Designing a Living Lab Experience by Bringing All Partners to the Table

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

In response to the need for greater integration of sustainability in higher education, many institutions have created student farms on their campuses. Founded originally as an agricultural college, The Pennsylvania ...

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A Rooted University: Growing Resiliency, Community, and Engaged Food Citizens

  • University of Michigan (MI)

With the impending energy descent and accelerating impacts of climate change, the need to foster resiliency and adaptation in the realm of higher education is increasingly pertinent. Universities provide a ...

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Historic Green Building, 21st Century Energy Monitoring & City, College & Business Partnership at Maryville College

  • Maryville College (TN)

In spring 2013, the first building on the Maryville College (MC) campus received LEED certification. Built in 1876, Crawford House is one of the oldest and among the first historic ...

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Campus to Community: Fostering Community-Wide Resilience And 21st Century Competencies Through Vision, Leadership, Projects and Partnerships

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

This interactive session explores how students are participating in projects that bridge beyond campus borders to advance sustainability in partnership with the wider community. The session is a combination of ...

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The Butterfly Effect: Rethinking How We Build Partnerships for Sustainable Programs

  • Seneca College (ON)

What can the monarch butterfly teach us about the evolution of partnerships? How does being adaptive and resilient in a changing economic climate protect post-secondary programs and their delivery of ...

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Gardening with Neighbors: Community Gardening and Food Security in West Louisville

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The “West End” of Louisville is characterized by many low-income neighborhoods that are disproportionately affected by high levels of food insecurity and poor health conditions. Still, community groups and neighborhoods ...

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University’s Role in Building Resilient Businesses and Communities – The Case of the University of South Florida

  • University of South Florida (FL)

Disaster management professionals are at a critical point in history, when their decisions and actions will either have long‐lasting damaging effects within their communities, or make substantial contributions towards ...

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University/Farmers Market partnership Leads to Local Food Movement Through a USDA Funded Local Food For Everyone Initiative.

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Presenters will introduce the south-central Kentucky Local Food For Everyone initiative, which was formed through a partnership between Western Kentucky University and the Community Farmers Market. Through a USDA Farmers ...

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Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Partnership: Nurturing Community in a Garden Setting

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

In the last few years, school gardening projects have sprouted across the country. School gardens influence improved eating behaviors in children, specifically, increased fruit and vegetable consumption. In addition, school ...

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Emergent Beauty: A Tapestry of Student Engagement and Climate Change Interwoven Through Community Art

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

What happens when a community of students, faculty, and local citizens weave their voices together through the arts? Grounded in the diversity of each individual’s gift, a vibrant, living ...

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A Collaborative Approach to Applied Sustainability in Undergraduate Education

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (AZ)

This paper will note best practices in sustainability education by examining a collaborative learning endeavor involving an undergraduate special projects course. The course is designed to engage students in experiential ...

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The Greater Carlisle Project – a College/Community Collaboration for Sustainability

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Taking inspiration from The Oberlin Project, Dickinson College convened a series of meetings from November 2012 through March 2013 with members of the Greater Carlisle community for conversations about creating ...

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An Innovative Self-Funded Platform for Scalable Building Energy Upgrades & Community Engagement

  • George Washington University (DC)

So you’ve signed the ACUPCC and perhaps you even have a sustainability fund – where do you go from here?? The George Washington University recently pondered this question and has ...

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Social Sustainability: Creating Virtual and Community Connections

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

Public institutions of higher education serve the student body and the community. Finding ways to engage both communities in emerging fields such as sustainability can be challenging, especially given the ...

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Using Partnerships to Forward Campus Sustainability Through Student Green Funds and Innovative Restoration

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

Looking to create a sustainability fund on your campus, but need a little help? Learn how one university partnered with a non-profit foundation to launch a successful campaign to pass ...

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Postcards, Post-Sandy: Community Resiliency, Social Media and Service Learning

  • The New School (NY)

POSTCARDS, POST-SANDY is a digital memory website created by undergraduate and graduate students from The New School for Public Engagement, Eugene Lang College and Parsons School of Design, New York ...

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Island Food Security through a Campus Community Garden

  • University of Hawaii Maui College (HI)

The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM) at UH Maui College began an endeavor to build a campus community garden in 2010. Almost three years later, and after many obstacles ...

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Community and Sustainability - Tour and Discussion at an Urban Ecovillage

  • Fellowship for Intentional Community (MO)

Learn the history, context, accomplishments, pitfalls, transitions, plans and visions for this 13-year old two block central city eco-village and sister communities around the world. On-site tour showcases systems for ...

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A Collaborative Approach: Community Waste Management at Carleton College

  • Carleton College (MN)

Successful waste management should engage and involve the entire campus community. Through the Community Waste Program, we collaboratively sought to provide composting in academic and administrative campus buildings, reduce the ...

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University of Virginia Collaboration with Private Sector Generates Funding and Research

  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • Trane (TX)

Buildings account for 40 percent of the United States' energy consumption. The University of Virginia Engineering School's Rice Hall Information Technology Engineering Building is facilitating research that can help ...

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Climate Change, Agriculture, and Rural Communities: The Central Great Plains Climate Education Partnership

  • Kansas State University (KS)

The Central Great Plains Climate Education Partnership is a National Science Foundation funded collaboration between Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to develop climate change education programs for ...

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Low Income Weatherization: At the Intersection of Environmental Engagement and Community Service

  • Williams College (MA)

One of the ongoing challenges in campus sustainability is the need to engage students who may not primarily identify with environmental issues. For the past four years, students at our ...

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The Yale Community Carbon Fund; Reducing Emissions and Increasing Economic Security in Local Communities

  • Yale University (CT)

The Yale Community Carbon Fund seeks both to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase economic security for low-income people living in New Haven. Funds are raised through a combination ...

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The Sustainable City Year Program: A Radically Simple Way to Change Campus and Community

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) at the University of Oregon (USA) is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative effort to radically alter the function of a University to meet the sustainability challenges of ...

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