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Higher Education’s Anchor Mission: Measuring Place-Based Engagement Membership Required

  • Cleveland State University (OH)
  • Drexel University (PA)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark Campus (NJ)
  • Buffalo State College (NY)
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis (MO)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The report examines how an ongoing—and expanding—effort to track the impact of colleges and universities on the financial and social well-being of their surrounding neighborhoods is helping these ...

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Sustainability Scholar 2015 - University of Alberta Membership Required

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Research Report - Executive Summary

The Sustainability Scholars program provides University of Alberta graduate students opportunities to work on applied research projects with the City of Edmonton, campus units and other ...

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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 ...

  • Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago
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Sustainability Weekend Conference, Carnegie Mellon University Membership Required

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

‘Sustainability Weekend’ is a student-initiative held on Carnegie Mellon’s campus in Pittsburgh, PA, with the goal to promote inter-disciplinary conversations to raise awareness about the many sustainability issues surrounding ...

  • Posted 6 months ago
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SFU’s 20-Year Sustainability Vision and Goals Case Study Submission

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

On the 50th Anniversary of the institution, SFU launched an ambitious engagement process to map out and envision what a “sustainable SFU” would look like in 20 years. The yearlong ...

  • Posted 6 months ago
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Sustainability Certificate Program: Creating Community through Cohorts

  • The University of Georgia (GA)

The Certificate in Sustainability will enhance opportunities for integrative, applied learning in interdisciplinary settings as well as prepare students to address difficult global sustainability issues. The certificate will also work ...

  • Posted 6 months, 1 week ago
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Integrating Sustainability with Education and Community Engagement at USF Membership Required

  • University of South Florida (FL)

The University of South Florida's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has created several community and international programs for students to engage in sustainability projects. Three projects explored in ...

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Leveraging college sports to advance campus sustainability, stakeholder engagement, and community inclusion Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Bonneville Environmental Foundation (OR)

By launching from collegiate sports’ high profile platform, sustainability efforts have the reach to more broadly engage stakeholders on and off campus and enhance sustainable behaviors among fans such as ...

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The Urban Agriculture Community-based Research Experience (U-ACRE) Project Membership Required

  • California State University, Fullerton (CA)
  • Fullerton College (CA)
  • Santa Ana College (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

In Orange County, 36% of low-income households experience hunger at least once a day and well over 1/3 are children. Engaging students in experiential learning that addresses sustainability in ...

  • Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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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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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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FIU Nature Preserve Pollinator Garden Planting Membership Required

  • Florida International University (FL)

Florida International University's Nature Preserve is an 11-acre environmental education facility, representing the Florida Everglades. It is used to share ecological knowledge gained by university researchers with FIU students ...

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Ohio State's "Seeds of Service" brought out hundreds to clean, plant and celebrate Membership Required

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

As part of Ohio State University's sustainability awareness week, called "Time For Change Week 2017," students attending the "Seeds of Service" event celebrated a beautiful spring day by cleaning ...

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Higher Education in the World: Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the Global with the Local Membership Required

The 6th Higher Education in the World Report deals with the dual responsibilities of universities at local and global scale, exploring the potential conflict, or intrinsic difficulties, in addressing both ...

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Towards a Real-world Laboratory: A Transdisciplinary Case Study from Lüneburg Membership Required

  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Real-world laboratories have gained currency in transdisciplinary sustainability research. Establishing real-world laboratories by means of a transdisciplinary process offers promising prospects since it fosters trust among the participants and leads ...

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Engaging the Community Through Student Led Initiatives: Highlights and Opportunities Membership Required

  • University of Tennessee at Martin (TN)
  • Beyond Benign (MA)
  • American Chemical Society (DC)

Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: A webinar series for chemistry faculty and students highlighting relevant and important topics in green chemistry education.

Presented by: Jennifer MacKellar ACS, GCI

Dr. S ...

  • Posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago
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Universities and Climate Change Mitigation: Advancing Grassroots Climate Policy in the US Membership Required

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • ICF International (VA)

While US climate change mitigation policy has stalled at the national level, local and regional actors are increasingly taking progressive steps to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Universities are poised ...

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Does the Gown Help the Town? Examining Town–Gown Relationship Influence on Local Environmental Sustainability in the United States Membership Required

  • Missouri State University (MO)

A US municipality environmental sustainability index, the OSSPI (Opp-Saunders Sustainability Practices Index), found an overwhelming percentage of top-ranked sustainable cities were home to higher education institutions. While this may be ...

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BS in Community-Based Sustainability

  • Colby-Sawyer College (NH)

Community-Based Sustainability is an innovative, three-year academic program that draws on interdisciplinary learning on campus and experiential learning in the nearby city of Franklin. One of New Hampshire’s smallest ...

  • Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago
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Community as a Living Laboratory: Promoting Community Engagement Through Student Internship Programs Membership Required

  • Furman University (SC)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Community and campus sustainability issues can be addressed simultaneously while creating a hands-on learning opportunity for students. In this presentation, representatives from three universities (Furman University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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What the bleep? Membership Required

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

This year's conference focuses on solutions in surrounding communities and the world. This assumes that 'higher education (HE) institutions have been modeling sustainable solutions on their campuses for many ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Community-based teaching and research: Sustainability-focused case studies from Portland State University Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland State University's faculty and students routinely go beyond the campus and put into practice the University's motto, 'Let knowledge serve the city.' This panel examines case studies ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Building Sustainable Communities: an International Collaboration Between Island Communities and Academia Membership Required

  • College of the Atlantic (ME)

Through community engagement and a plan for economic rejuvenation Samsø¸ Island, Denmark became one of the first carbon negative communities in the world. In 2014, an international partnership between Samsø ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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More than the environment! The journey to a community-engaged, multi-dimensional sustainability course Membership Required

  • Macalester College (MN)

In 2014, we began a program called Educating Sustainability Ambassadors (ESA) which aims to broaden the understanding of sustainability on campus and emphasize the interconnections between a healthy natural environment ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Energize Colleges: Energy Education and Internships for the Campus and Community Membership Required

  • Skyline College (CA)
  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

Energize Colleges is an innovative program bringing energy education and project-based internships to 12 California community colleges and universities. Launched earlier this year, the program employs clean energy as the ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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The Prize of Collaboration is Resilience. Universities Lead on Inter-Organizational Reuse of Surplus Assets and Equipment. Membership Required

  • GetWarpIt

This presentation explores a UK case study where Universities are leading on the sharing of surplus assets and collaborating with other Universities, Municipal Councils, Hospitals, schools and not-for-profits. This is ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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The University of Baltimore Know Your Bay Learning Community Membership Required

  • University of Baltimore (MD)

The University of Baltimore Know Your Bay Learning Community involved 3 courses: Urban Solutions, First Year Seminar, and Great Issues in History. Students in the learning community explored the historical ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Ecological Restoration on a Liberal Arts Campus: On-site and Community Development Membership Required

  • Drew University (NJ)

Situated on a small suburban campus in Madison, New Jersey, in a densely populated region of the US, Drew University attracts students to come live in the 'forest,' while accessing ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Phoenix Project: scheme of assistance to victims of fire Membership Required

  • Universidad de Monterrey (NL)

In the need to provide quality care to victims of fire in the Metropolitan Area of Monterrey, Mexico, Project Phoenix was created. Project Phoenix seeks to help out improving basic ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Showcasing Community Sustainability Champions on Campus: Why? How? Membership Required

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

For several years, the IU South Bend Center for a Sustainable Future has held a Sustainability Lecture Series on campus. The format has evolved over time to best meet the ...

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Beyond the Ivory Tower: Participating in City and State Sustainability Initiatives and Challenges Membership Required

  • New York University (NY)

As sustainability professionals in institutes of higher education, many of us have seen first-hand the impacts of our work. We have seen how large-scale energy, waste management, and engagement projects ...

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Enhancing Appalachian's Sustainability-Related Community Engagement Membership Required

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This presentation will provide an overview of efforts at Appalachian State University to expand and improve sustainability-related community engagement. For years, Appalachian's Sustainability Council has been charged with setting ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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HydroCats: Research and Citizen Science Applications for Water Harvesting Membership Required

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

From its inception, University of Arizona HydroCats has been structured on community involvement and off-campus project development. This year, HydroCats interns have expanded the program's role in Tucson neighborhoods ...

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Creating Global Impact Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Science museums in the U.S. provide trusted venues and foot-traffic of 95 million visits per year by people who seek to be inspired and to stretch their minds. Schools ...

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Alternative Utilization of Non-Recyclable Plastics for Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Gunnison, Colorado Membership Required

  • Western State Colorado University (CO)

Plastic have become part of our everyday lives and are seen everywhere in the environment. Despite campaigns to promote the concept of 'reduce, reuse and recycle', tons of waste ends ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Growing Community Sustainability: Student projects from the playground to the boardroom to the building site and more. Membership Required

  • Fleming College (ON)

This case study will demonstrate how students' participate in authentic learning through community projects across a range of disciplines- all with sustainable results. For the past forty years, our School ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Connecting In Your Region Membership Required

  • Second Nature (MA)

As schools mature in their work with sustainability, there is inevitably a point where they look outside of campus boundaries to connect with peers, community organizations, and businesses in order ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Supporting community engagement in clean energy by making the purchase of electric vehicles and solar simple and affordable Membership Required

  • University of Utah (UT)

U Drive Electric and U Community Solar are the University of Utah's community-based programs that brought together local partners and companies to offer discounts and a streamed-lined process for ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Never too many C O O K S in the Campus Kitchen IUPUI : Collaboration On Our Campus Kitchen Services - a Hunger Relief Initiative Membership Required

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)

This presentation will address how it has taken collaboration and support from many 'COOKS' in the development, operation, and ongoing program expansion to fulfill all of the opportunities the Campus ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Promoting College-Community Collaboration Membership Required

  • Concordia College (NY)

Several years ago, as Concordia College was increasing its efforts to embrace sustainability as a priority, it was recognized that engagement with the surrounding community should be a core part ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Energy Education that Makes K-12 'Energy Wise' Membership Required

  • North Carolina A&T State University (NC)

Educating our youngest generation about energy efficiency is more important than ever. This session will introduce a successful approach to a university energy education outreach program targeting the local K-12 ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Beyond the Campus: Community Engagement in Sustainability and Resilience Membership Required

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

In this session we will show how we engaged community partners in climate change resilience efforts and promoted energy and water conservation in the community. In 2015-16 the Institute for ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Designing and Conducting a Public Engagement Project Through an Intensive-Semester Course Membership Required

  • Furman University (SC)

During a May semester course, faculty and students at a liberal arts college conducted a participatory planning process with a local community and county government. Students facilitated a public participation ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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A Public Engagement Process to Create a Community-Based Vision and Open Space Plan Membership Required

  • Furman University (SC)

During a three-week public engagement process, a team of faculty and students facilitated community-based public participation to create a vision and open space plan for a 27-acre vacant lot in ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Assessment of Community-Engaged Learning Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (WI)

To ensure that community engagement maximizes its impact on both student understanding of sustainability concepts and the community's adoption of sustainability principles, assessment strategies are needed to evaluate outcomes ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Learn & Grow - Educational and Community Garden Membership Required

  • Mississippi State University (MS)

The intent of this project is to work with the Boys & Girls Club to create a project that can be developed and maintained as a way to engage young ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Environmental Education: Youth educating kids about the environment Membership Required

  • College of William & Mary (VA)

Eco-Schools Leadership Initiative (ESLI) is a student-led organization in which college and high students use interactive activities to teach elementary school students about environmental topics ranging from climate change to ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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To Bee or Not to Bee: A Beekeeping Community Membership Required

  • Central Community College (NE)

This poster will describe the process Central Community College used to engage its service area in the responsible management of honeybee populations. Starting with a beginner beekeeping course, the college ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Bee Nice: Creating a Community of Beekeepers Membership Required

  • Central Community College (NE)

Community education departments provide a variety of programs that work to educate the population that a college serves. As concerns related to Colony Collapse Disorder increase awareness of the dangers ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Developing Short Animations to Foster Awareness and Environmental Connection to Place Membership Required

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Systems thinking' skills--the understanding of how relationships, interdependencies, and individual group behavior impact community and ecosystem--are important for environmental sustainability. 'Citywide Dashboard,' a conceptual model of a community animated by ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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