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Conference spaces as emotional sites for becoming campus sustainability leaders

  • University of Vermont (VT)

This paper applies a feminist political ecology approach to ask: How do sustainability in higher education (SHE) conference events co-produce the subjectivities and expertise of campus sustainability professionals (CSPs) emotionally ...


Building campus capacity for the SDGs: a case study of the SDG Summit conference

  • University of Calgary (AB)

The SDG Summit is an annual training conference at the University of Calgary that is focused on engaging youth with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) through immersive opportunities for learning ...


Virtual conferences in higher education: Teasing out their transformative potential for sustainable development

  • University of Graz
  • University of Bern
  • Universitat de Girona (Girona)
  • Empa Technology & Society Laboratory (Sankt Gallen)

The Coronavirus outbreak has made virtual education a high necessity. Our intention here was to highlight potentials of virtual conferences to enhance transformative learning for sustainable development; new applications will ...


Evaluating the prevalence and quality of conference codes of conduct

  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • University of Southern California (CA)
  • Chicago Botanic Gardens (IL)

Efforts to increase inclusion in science face multiple barriers, including cultural and social behaviors in settings such as academic conferences. Conferences are beneficial, but the culture can promote inequities and ...

  • Posted March 6, 2020
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Don't pack your bags. We can create interactive, fun and transformative e-conferences.

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Alberta (AB)

Don't stress! Yes, conferences create connections and inspire new ideas; however, traveling to conferences costs time, money and increases our carbon footprint. But no, it's not the only ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Award Winner Session: Cultivating Environmental Education for Students of Color

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Students of Color Environmental Conference is the first ever conference for students of color that was also created and run by students of color. When traditional environmental spaces are ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Convincing Our Colleagues to Fly Less: Engaging Academics on E-Conferencing

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Academic conferences provide invaluable scholarly interaction, yet a reliance on air travel means conferencing has a big carbon footprint. Estimates suggest air travel can make up 15-30 per cent of ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Slow Conferencing: A Recipe for Connection in Troubled Times

  • University of Toronto (ON)

The international conference comes at a cost in terms of our carbon footprint, but it also comes at a cost in terms of building broad communities of interest - particularly for ...


2019 AASHE Conference & Expo Closing Ceremony

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • 350.org (NY)

Bill McKibben, author, climate activist and environmentalist, joined higher education sustainability leaders at the 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo. His remarks helped us further explore the conference theme, "Co-Creating a ...

  • Posted Nov. 26, 2019
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2019 AASHE Conference & Expo Opening Ceremony

  • Gonzaga University (WA)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Center for Economic Democracy (MA)

Shevanthi Daniel-Rabkin from The Democracy at Work Institute, Aaron Tanaka from the Center for Economic Democracy, and Marcus Renner from the University of California, Davis, were the opening keynote speakers ...

  • Posted Nov. 26, 2019
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Webinar: Getting the Most Out of the 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo

  • AASHE (PA)

With thousands of attendees, hundreds of sessions on a diversity of topics, dozens of exhibitors and more, AASHE’s annual conference can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. Designed to help ...

  • Posted Oct. 16, 2019
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The Climate-Friendly Global Academic Conference with a Human Touch

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • Tufts University (MA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • University of Graz

Aviation is responsible for a large proportion of the climate impact of professional life in university communities. One much-discussed option for reducing this climate impact is to shift some conferencing ...

  • Posted Sept. 13, 2018
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The importance of international conferences on sustainable development as higher education institutions' strategies to promote sustainability: A case study in Brazil

  • University of Georgia (GA)
  • University of Cambridge

This paper analyzes the significance of international conferences for higher education institutions (HEIs)’ promotion of sustainability. The paper has undertaken a detailed review of the scientific literature on strategies of ...

  • Posted April 18, 2018
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Green Interview: Kimberly Smith, Director of Conferences and Events, AASHE

  • AASHE (PA)

When Kimberly Smith began as director of conferences and events at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), she already thought she was doing her part ...

  • Posted Feb. 28, 2018
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Sparking Conversation and Collaboration Through Campus Conferences

  • Knox College (IL)

The campus community is a place of thought, innovation, and action, and these skills shouldn't stop at the campus boundaries; they are applicable to national and international issues. One ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Assessing Effectiveness of Sending Students to AASHE Conference

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

Having brought several students to AASHE over the years, Ohio State's Office of Student Life was challenged to determine if spending 'all that money' has been 'worth it.' How ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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A Nearly Carbon-Neutral Conference Model: White Paper & Practical Guide

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

This document was created to help stage nearly carbon-neutral (NCN) conferences based on a model first implemented at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) in May of 2016. Compared to fly-in conferences ...

  • Posted Oct. 28, 2016
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The Carbon Footprint of Conference Papers

The action required to stem the environmental and social implications of climate change depends crucially on how humankind shapes technology, economy, lifestyle and policy. With transport CO2 emissions accounting for ...


Responsible academia: optimizing conference locations to minimize greenhouse gas emissions

  • Florida International University (FL)

The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to many scientists, including ecologists and conservation biologists, are often much greater than those attributable to average non-scientists (Fox et al. 2009, Synolakis and ...


AASHE 2015 Session Attendees

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE 2015 Attendee Engagement

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE Poster Session

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE Conference - Booth

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE Leadership and Keynote Speakers

  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE Staff

  • AASHE (PA)

2015 AASHE Sustainability Award Winners

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE Conference Expo Hall

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE Conference Attendee

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE Conference Welcome

  • AASHE (PA)

Volunteer with AASHE

  • AASHE (PA)

Using Creative Commons Licensing for Conference Presentations and Handouts

  • Central Community College (NE)

Receiving materials at a conference for use in the classroom or elsewhere is a wonderful gift! The exchange of intellectual property is a fantastic way to share what works with ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Planting the AASHE Seed: Applying the Conference Experience to Your University

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

Students from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) have attended AASHE conferences for many years and have had great success in implementing ideas and materials encountered at the conference. Using our ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building an EcoReps Community through a Regional Conference

  • American University (DC)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Professional sustainability staff frequently convene at events and conferences such as AASHE to share best practices, network, and elevate the collective knowledge base of sustainability in higher education. On many ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Postcards from Peru: IAU 2014 International Conference Share-Out

  • Franklin Pierce University (NH)

This briefing will highlight the experiences and take-home lessons of an educator/traveler and panelist at the 2014 International Association of Universities (IAU)’s International Conference, "Blending Higher Education and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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AASHE Visits England at the EAUC Conference

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (EAUC) (Gloucestershire)

I was proud to represent the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) at the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) annual conference at the University ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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