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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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Public-Public Partnerships for a New Paradigm in the Civic Role of the University Membership Required

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

Recognizing the need to proactively prepare engaged citizens for the dynamic socioeconomic and environmental conditions of the 21st century, the Institute for Sustainable Development at California State University (CSU), Chico ...


Sustainability Scholar 2016 - University of Alberta Membership Required

  • University of Alberta (AB)

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 institutions. Successful projects provide ...

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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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Parks and Sustainability Membership Required

  • Kent State University - Stark (OH)

Picture of a student in Kent State University at Stark's Introduction to Watershed Studies. This course was created through a park and campus partnership.


Strengthening Knowledge Co-Production Capacity: Examining Interest in Community-University Partnerships Membership Required

Building successful, enduring research partnerships is essential for improving links between knowledge and action to address sustainability challenges. Communication research can play a critical role in fostering more effective research ...

  • Posted 5 months ago
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Art as the Catalyst for Critical Sustainability Conversations

  • University at Albany (NY)

The University at Albany is proud to submit an application that illustrates our use of art as the catalyst for critical sustainability conversations. This was accomplished via two main projects ...

  • Posted 6 months ago
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Students Spark Solar Membership Required

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

A group of ten students focused in various areas of study from across the University of Minnesota Duluth campus came together to form the Solar University Network Delegation and advance ...

  • Posted 6 months ago
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Revisiting Service Learning Through Food Equity, One Outcome from the Chemeketa - Marion Polk Food Share Youth Partnership

  • Chemeketa Community College (OR)

Chemeketa Student Retention and College Life (SRCL) periodically offers free leadership courses to students. Chemeketa’s dreams of a student farm for the Agricultural Sciences program are still a few ...

  • Posted 6 months ago
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Implementing Sustainability Co-Creation between Universities and Society: A Typology-Based Understanding Membership Required

  • Clark University (MA)
  • University of Tokyo
  • University College London (London)
  • United Nations University

Universities are under mounting pressure to partner with societal stakeholders and organizations to collaboratively create and implement sustainability-advancing knowledge, tools, and societal transformations. Simultaneously, an increasing number of societal organizations ...

  • Posted 6 months ago
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Enhancing climate change adaptation: strategies for community engagement and university-community partnerships Membership Required

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

This paper discusses current opportunities for universities to partner with local governments and NGOs to support local level adaptation to climate change and a proposed ten-stage model which delineates the ...

  • Posted 6 months ago
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Relocating Education for Sustainability: From the campus to the community

  • Kent State University (OH)

For 25 years, higher education has been challenged to provide a path toward sustainability. This challenge is both lofty and necessary. During this time, higher education has yet to make ...

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Applying a transportation rating system to advance sustainability evaluation, planning and partnership Membership Required

  • James Madison University (VA)

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe a pilot application of the Sustainable Transportation Analysis & Rating System (STARS), and highlight how a sustainability rating system can be ...

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Developing High Impact Applied Learning for Sustainability Programs Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • AASHE (PA)

This webinar explores leading examples of applied learning in sustainability programs that are designed create exceptional student experiences and a lasting impact on the sustainability goals pursued by the community ...

  • Posted 8 months, 1 week ago
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Community Partnerships: A Key Component of Sustainability

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) (PA)

Partnerships between higher education institutions and their surrounding communities are a powerful tool for advancing sustainability and educating for sustainability. Colleges and universities, longtime leaders in sustainability, are increasingly realizing ...

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AASHE Award Winner Webinar - Taking Carbon Off-Setting Beyond the Campus Membership Required

  • Furman University (SC)
  • AASHE (PA)

This webinar tells the story of the Community Conservation Corps (CCC), a community weatherization program run through the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability at Furman University. The CCC was ...

  • Posted 8 months, 4 weeks ago
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Immerse in Your Watershed: Problem-Based, Service Learning for Undergraduate Sustainability Education Membership Required

  • Maharishi University of Management (IA)

This case study describes a problem-based and service learning module in which undergraduate students participated in a community-based project. Students joined a group consisting of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), public ...

  • Posted 9 months ago
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European university-community partnership-based research on urban sustainability and resilience Membership Required

  • University of East London
  • University College Dublin ΓÇô National University of Ireland, Dublin

The Transitioning Towards Urban Resilience and Sustainability (TURAS) project is based on the partnership between decision makers in local authorities with SMEs and academic institutions to develop and demonstrate transition ...

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Environmental awareness raising through universities – city authorities’ cooperation Membership Required

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This paper aims to the environmental awareness raising as a key issue of education for sustainable development. Youth Environmental Volunteers Movement in the area of coastal oil response operations ...

  • Posted 10 months ago
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A geographic approach to facilitating local climate governance: From emissions inventories to mitigation planning Membership Required

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

It is increasingly recognized that municipal and regional scale governments play a vital role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. While universities possess many resources that ...

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Municipal collaboration for carbon footprinting: Syracuse, New York case study Membership Required

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

Purpose

The City of Syracuse, New York, has undertaken energy conservation measures over the past decade. In 2011, the city completed a greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory that serves as the ...

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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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Community Partnerships for Stormwater Management Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)
  • Villanova University (PA)

Hear from two universities, Villanova University and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), on example stormwater projects both on and off campus. Learn what works and what doesn't in campus stormwater ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Renewably Powering and Empowering our Communities Membership Required

  • University of Oregon (OR)
  • Weber State University (UT)
  • Wells College (NY)

Weber State University worked with a local nonprofit and community members to develop and implement a community-solar program during the 2015-2016 school year. The project served the three-county area surrounding ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Farm-to-school & school-to-farm! Membership Required

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)
  • Burke County Public Schools (GA)

This conference session will highlight how collaborations between universities, schools, and farms have been incorporated into Dietetic Internship programs and curriculum to promote farm-to-school and school-to-farm efforts. Panelists will share ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Engaging Justice and Sustainability in North Philadelphia: A Campus/Community Collaboration Membership Required

  • Swarthmore College (PA)

Describes a Campus/Community partnership between community leaders in North Philadelphia and faculty and students at Swarthmore College. The team supports a just transition away from fossil fuels and toward ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Launching & Sustaining an Educational Partnership for Innovation in Communities (EPIC): PALS at UMD Membership Required

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Universities around the country are implementing a powerful learning framework in which students and faculty address local community sustainability issues through adapting current courses to provide real world learning and ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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The Process of Progress: Involving Multiple Academic Partners and Disciplines Membership Required

  • Daemen College (NY)

The East Side of Buffalo represents one of the most neglected neighborhoods within the fourth poorest US city. In 2012, a grassroots coalition began brainstorming ways to improve their community ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Advancing Climate Equity: Urban University-Community Networks Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)
  • Urban Serving Universities Coalition (DC)

Our presentation will focus on the urban serving university as a critical stakeholder in local sustainability efforts, and in addressing environmental equity as a critical cornerstone of urban sustainability efforts ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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How Higher Education can Foster Innovations for Sustainability Membership Required

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)

Using a historical methodology to review places of innovation and intentional communities, three commonalities were identified as fundamental to the process of creating sustainable and innovative environments. For those interested ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Knowledge Flows Downstream: Partnering to Build Watershed Awareness on Campus and at Local Elementary/Middle Schools.. Membership Required

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

A collaboration between Pennsylvania Sea Grant and Penn State Erie, The Behrend College provided undergraduate students with science-based information about watershed health, water quality and the impacts of excess storm ...

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Drones, Geographic Information Systems, and Streetlights: Community Partnerships for Safer Streets Membership Required

  • Furman University (SC)

When we began our partnership with the neighborhood of New Washington Heights our goal was straightforward: Within the context of a class project, use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Growing the Campus Landscape and Student Botanists Through Community Partnerships Membership Required

  • Furman University (SC)

This poster will tell the multi-faceted story of how Furman University has leveraged longstanding partnerships with two local horticultural organizations to benefit both student learning and the award-winning campus landscape ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Campus and Community Partnerships: Celebrating Earth Day Membership Required

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

The project created an annual Earth Day event for a joint celebration between the campus and the community of Lowell, Massachusetts. Faculty, staff and the Office of Sustainability have partnered ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Planning for interdisciplinary, community-oriented, and networked sustainability programs Membership Required

  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)

Sustainability education requires approaches that reach across disciplines, universities, and national boundaries, preparing students for issues without clear boundaries. Creating partnerships among faculty, students, communities, and industries is a promising ...

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Partnerships: The Key Accelerant to Fire up Sustainability on and off Campus Membership Required

  • Pittsburg State University (KS)

Since the institutionalization of a campus-wide recycling program in 2012, Pittsburg State University (PSU) has had substantial success in not only becoming a more sustainability-oriented campus, but in developing of ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Sticky Sustainability: Tapping Untapped Resources on Campus #ULMapleMadness Membership Required

  • University of Louisville (KY)

In spring 2016, a maple sugaring community partner collaborated with faculty, staff & students at the University of Louisville to launch a new Sustainable Community Engagement section of the Intro ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Combining forces: Fostering sustainability collaboration between the city of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Purpose - This paper describes the sustainability partnership between the City of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia (UBC) and, in particular, the co-curricular Greenest City Scholars graduate student internship ...


The Anchor Dashboard: Aligning Institutional Practice to Meet Low-Income Community Needs Membership Required

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • Democracy Collaborative (DC)

Anchor institutions are place-based entities such as universities and hospitals that are tied to their surroundings by mission, invested capital or relationships to customers, employees and vendors. This study seeks ...

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A Guide for Applied Sustainability Learning Projects: Advancing sustainability outcomes on campus and in the community

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • AASHE (PA)

This guide provides a step-by-step framework for how a new or existing applied learning for sustainability program can be systematically designed, built and scaled around two interconnected goals:

  1. Providing students ...
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Bringing the research home: partnership for watershed restoration Membership Required

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is a network of more than 250 businesses, non-profits, faith communities, educational institutions, local governments and individuals in Corvallis, Oregon, brought together to accelerate progress toward ...

  • Posted 1 year, 2 months ago
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Sustainable Solutions: University–Community Partnerships Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

What is the role of the university? Current systems may stress research output, but Wortham-Galvin, Allen and Sherman seek to reestablish the importance of teaching and service in the work ...

  • Posted 1 year, 3 months ago
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Rescued Food Feast Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

The Rescued Food Feast was an event held at Arizona State University and was a collaboration between the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Aramark Higher Education, Sprouts Farmers ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Community engagement and education on energy and water conservation Membership Required

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

Our capstone Sustainability class students at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) performed over twenty energy and water audits on local businesses in 2016. Each student was required to write up ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Facilities and students working together for water conservation Membership Required

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The University of Texas at Austin’s facilities management initiated a comprehensive program in fall 2007 to develop and implement demand-side water conservation measures. During this project it was determined ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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The Shawneetown Gardens: a Sustainable Campus Community Garden Cultivated through Creation of Place Membership Required

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

Rooted in the revitalization of a community garden on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky, this project impacts a culturally diverse, multigenerational community through a multi-disciplinary effort led ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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The Morris Model: Catalyzing Community Resilience, Energy Conservation and Clean Energy Planning and Action Membership Required

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) has demonstrated a successful planning approach with partners across the state to build climate resilience into the consciousness and planning efforts of the city ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Roles for university researchers in urban sustainability initiatives: the UK Newcastle Low Carbon Neighbourhoods project Membership Required

  • Kingston University London

There is considerable debate regarding the contribution to be made by higher education institutions and the researchers they employ in realising environmentally sustainable urban spaces, and the relationship between academic ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Eco-Schools Leadership Initiative (ESLI) Membership Required

  • College of William & Mary (VA)

I co-founded Eco-Schools Leadership Initiative (ESLI) (eslileaders.org) which is an after-school program where high school and college students teach elementary school students about the environment. There are six high ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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