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Engaging Stakeholders in Education for Sustainable Development at University Level

This book discusses the role of ESD stakeholders at university level, involving civil society and the private sector and public sectors (including local, national and intergovernmental bodies). In particular, it ...


Renewable Energy at Harvey Mudd: The Design, Construction and Life Cycle Analysis of a Solar-Powered ParaSOL

  • Harvey Mudd College (CA)

Colleges across the country are beginning to integrate renewable technologies on their campuses. Privately and publicly funded projects have brought large solar arrays to parking lots and rooftops, but have ...


UMass New2U Reuse Collection and Tag Sale

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

New2U is a student-led program that is in its 3rd year of operation. New2U collects unwanted items from across campus each spring during move-out and resells these collected item each ...


Community Garden 2.0 – transcending silos on campus and in the community

  • Northern Kentucky University (KY)

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) has joined forces with local stakeholders to create a network of community gardens on campus and within the surrounding community. The network is comprised of fifty ...


Anchor Institutions Toolkit: A guide for neighborhood revitalization

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This is a Toolkit for Anchor Institutions to use as a guide to rebuild, revitalize, strengthen and improve their local communities.

Each of the tools in this kit was developed ...


2016 Earth Week at UC Berkeley

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The culmination of UC Berkeley student sustainability actions is most prominent during UC Berkeley’s annual Earth Week celebration. UC Berkeley students have designated Earth Week as the time to ...


Transformative Partnerships: Replacing Consumerism with Community

  • California Lutheran University (CA)
  • City of Thousand Oaks (CA)

Can disciplines traditionally anchored in consumerist perspectives–like marketing and advertising–help students engage with sustainability and provide opportunities to make positive change in their communities? This case study demonstrates ...

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Wandering Out of the [Food] Desert: a Campus/Community Farmers Market Collaboration

  • Wells College (NY)

One of the surprising things discovered by the new Center for Sustainability and the Environment at Wells College was that – despite the college's location within an upstate New York ...

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Beyond Boundaries in Oberlin, Ohio: College and Community Collaboration for Developing Sustainable and Resilient Energy Systems

  • Oberlin College (OH)

What does it mean to be a leader and create transformational change in a community and beyond? This is the profound experiment happening in Oberlin, Ohio. Here, we are daring ...

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Integrating community-based learning into the sustainability classroom: A practical, collaborative approach

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Experiential learning is critical in sustainability because these hands-on, interactive experiences are often the most transformative of a student's formal education. Engaging students outside of the classroom can foster ...

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When School and Community Dance Together: Lessons learned from University and Government collaboration

  • Florida International University (FL)
  • Nova Southeastern University (FL)

Inspired by a 2014 AASHE presentation, the W. Huizenga Business School of Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University contacted 4-STAR rated Broward County to explore ways to connect the sustainability goals ...

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The Outdoor Education Space Design Challenge: A Collaborative Approach to Sustainable Design on Campus

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

In 2014, the Office for Sustainability at Western Michigan University conducted a multidisciplinary design competition for the design of an Outdoor Education Space at the Gibbs House. The Design Challenge ...

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Reclaiming the Urban Forest for Food, Medicine and Ceremony: A Collaborative Process

  • Portland State University (OR)

American Indian and Alaska Native communities suffer from the highest rates of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease in the country. This project seeks to address the impact of colonization ...

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Community Engagement Through the Arts

  • Transylvania University (KY)

This presentation will focus on “Community Engagement Through the Arts” (CETA), a course we teach at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY with the stated goal of creating and maintaining sustainable ...

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The Nuts & Bolts of Adapting the UO’s Sustainable City Year Program

  • University of Oregon (OR)

In 2010, the New York Times called the University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) “perhaps the most comprehensive effort by a U.S. university to infuse sustainability ...

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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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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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Community Engagement: Learning With and From Community Neighbors

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • Herman Miller (CO)

We define community engagement as connecting the great things happening on campus with the great things going on in the community. With a small, but ambitious Green Team, it made ...

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A Capacity Building Program for Sustainability: Collaborative Planning in Mexico

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (DF)

The urgent transformation required by society towards sustainability compels the development of a new paradigm in capacity building, where both citizens and professionals have the capacity to interact, understand and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Harnessing Student Talent to Invigorate, Forge and Sustain Partnerships

  • Focus the Nation (OR)

This panel discussion showcases a community college's student-led initiative to create a community renewable energy project and will explore three key components to building strategic partnerships and effective collaborations ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Communities Network in Arkansas

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

Through collaborative efforts of the sustainability minor program, the Applied Sustainability Center, and the Environmental Dynamics program, we will be conducting an in-depth review of current sustainability metrics. A first ...

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Collaborating around Art + Architecture: Designing the Paradise Creek Nature Park

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The recently designed Paradise Creek Nature Park proves the value of the arts in sustainability education. University students and faculty collaborated with the City of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Public Schools, and ...

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Universities Adopting Cities to Address the Climate Challenge

  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

Local governments are increasingly compelled to take action on climate and energy issues, but are challenged to respond as a result of limited capacity. At the same time, universities are ...

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Engaging Communities in Planning for Sustainability: Lessons from Community-University Partnerships in the Twin Cities

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Community Growth Planning Assistance Center (CGPAC), housed at a university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan region, provides land-use planning assistance to local communities on the developing edge of the ...

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Hands-on undergraduate instruction in renewable energy; Linking student research and community partners

  • Allegheny College (PA)

Students in an introductory research methods class have engaged in research projects that enable them to help evaluate various local renewable energy options. All are hands-on projects that require students ...

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Sustainable Cities Network: Bridging the University with Arizona Communities

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Sustainable Cities Network was created to be a bridge between Arizona State University's (ASU) research and technical capabilities in sustainability and the front-line challenges facing Arizona communities. Convened ...

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Broadening the Boundaries of Campus: How Far Should Sustainability Go?

  • Alma College (MI)

Alma College, like many small, liberal arts institutions, is tucked away among the rural small towns that surround it. These campuses serve as cultural centers for the community, but what ...

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Extending our Reach: Taking Sustainability into the Community

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

The sustainability charge at this state university is led by the Institute for Sustainability whose mission is to promote, facilitate, and develop educational, research, and University and community programs related ...

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City Studio Vancouver: The City is the Classroom

  • Emily Carr University of Art & Design (BC)

Vancouver, BC is often ranked as one of the world's most livable cities because, as ecological footprint inventor and Vancouver Professor Bill Rees has noted, "25 or 30 years ...

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PSU Community Environmental Services: Case Study of Dynamic Partnership Training Resource Conservation Managers

  • Portland State University (OR)

This poster presentation will provide an illustration of a dynamic partnership between a university and its community will inspire organizations to test the limits of robustness in forming partnerships that ...

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Utilizing a Community Partnership to Distribute Mattresses in the Community

  • Elon University (NC)

With hundreds of lightly used mattresses to remove from campus, the university took the opportunity to partner with a community non-profit organization to keep them out of the landfill and ...

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Sustainable Communities through partnership of private, public, and Academic Institutions

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

World Commission on Environment and Development defined sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs ...

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Campus-Community Partnerships for a Sustainable Future: Service-Learning Courses

  • University of Vermont (VT)

It is important that universities not work in isolation on their sustainability initiatives, but extend beyond the walls of academe and link with others in the broader community. Service-learning partnerships ...

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Sustainability Outreach to Community Non-profits: The Johns Hopkins University-Baltimore City Climate Showcase Partnership

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

Outreach to non-profit organizations in neighboring college and university towns and cities is a critical tool for cultivating a diverse, inclusive, and ultimately successful movement toward sustainability. An outreach initiative ...

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Sustaining Sustainability: Paradigms for Motivation and Collaboration

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Sustainability cannot exist outside of the context of the community or society engaging with its pursuit. It is a value, just like equity, liberty, or efficiency, that requires groups efforts ...

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From Controversy to Collaboration: Case Studies for Environmental Community Engagement

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Campus sustainability professionals are well positioned to lead public engagement and environmental community relations efforts for their college or university. One obvious reason is that environmental impacts from the institution ...

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Academics in Action: Bridging the Gap Between the Classroom and the Community

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

In his 1949 polemic, "The Land Ethic," Aldo Leopold notes that the conventional answer to the question of how to develop an environmental conscience/consciousness is "more education" however, he ...

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A Partnership Model: Emergent Properties of Learning and Leadership for Sustainability

  • Prescott College (AZ)

The most fertile field of sustainability and sustainability education is caught in a tension between those who seek nature-based designs and solutions to human predicament and those who seek human-based ...

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Organizational networks as catalysts for strategic sustainable development

  • Blekinge Institute of Technology

In an increasingly connected and interdependent world, the global sustainability challenge needs to be addressed by organizational networks from a whole-systems perspective. This study explores organizations through the lens of ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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