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UVM Eco-Reps educate peers about composting Membership Required

  • University of Vermont (VT)

All University of Vermont undergraduates now take at least one sustainability course, and 20 Eco-Reps extend that educational experience by teaching their peers sustainable behaviors as part of daily life ...


Kauai Community College Tiny House Hydro Electric Micro Grid Project

  • Kauai Community College (HI)

During the Summer of 2016 a free Tiny House building course was offered free to the community of Kauai. The course ran for five days and focused on building the ...

  • Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago
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The New Eco-Rep Model: Unifying Campus Audiences in Co-Curricular Sustainability Programming Membership Required

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Dickinson College has innovatively reformed its Eco-Rep model into a combined student and employee peer-to-peer sustainability education program that creates co-curricular learning experiences aimed at unifying campus stakeholders while increasing ...

  • Posted 6 months ago
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State University of New York at Cortland Habitat for Humanity Sustainable Living Workshop Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Cortland (NY)

The SUNY Cortland Habitat for Humanity Club hosted a sustainable living workshop where participants learned about and made items they can use in the own homes to promote a more ...

  • Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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Plans and Living Practices for the Green Campus of Portland State University Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

This study aims to comprehend Portland State University (PSU)’s green campus strategies, and students’ level of knowledge and living practices relating to green campus. PSU’s sustainable campus plan ...

  • Posted 8 months, 4 weeks ago
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Urban Eco-Block: From Prototype to Adaptation - University, Community and Non-Profit collaborate to create a Net Zero Block Membership Required

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects (MO)

Urban Eco-Block goal is to create a prototype Sustainable Form-Based Code and Net Positive Design for a typical urban city block found in many rust-belt cities where urban blight, economic ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Energy Efficient Residence Hall Membership Required

  • Unity College (ME)

Unity College completed a new two-story, 18,200-square-foot, 76-bed residence hall in August 2016. The ADA-compliant building houses incoming freshmen and features multiple common spaces for group studying, private bathrooms ...

  • Posted 1 year, 1 month ago
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UW Green Greek Representative Program Membership Required

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Officially launched in November 2015, the Green Greek Representative Program (GGRP) is a student run program working through UW EcoReps and supported by UW Sustainability to make the Greek Community ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Improving the High-Rise Life Membership Required

  • Rice University (TX)

Our paper analyzed various "green" methods for a hypothetical future dorm on Rice University's campus in Houston, Texas. The cumulation of a semester's work, this project delved into ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Greening the Greeks: Lessons learned from working with Greek Village at the University of South Carolina Membership Required

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Fraternity and sorority members have long been a challenging population for offices of sustainability to reach because they tend to be insular, have their own traditions and priorities, and often ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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EcoVillage at North Carolina State University: A Living-Learning Introduction to Sustainability Membership Required

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

This case study presents the successes and challenges of a sustainability-themed living-learning community (LLC) in its third year of student enrollment, presented by the two University staff members primarily responsible ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Nature Village: Engaging Multicultural Families in a Collegiate Setting Membership Required

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

University Village (UV) is a housing complex located in Albany, California, a city that borders Berkeley, which currently provides housing for 974 families with 2,718 total residents. Many of ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Analysis of Ecovillages as Model Sustainable Communities Membership Required

  • Eckerd College (FL)

This research analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of several ecovillages, which are intentional communities that strive to live in an environmentally sustainable way. The purpose of the research was to ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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There’s No Place Like A Sustainable Home: Greening Off-Campus Housing Membership Required

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

In the summer of 2013, the University of Arizona launched the Undergraduate Off-Campus Housing Sustainability Coordinator (OCHSC) position designed to bring sustainability into the homes of students living off-campus. The ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Building a Living Learning Community: Big Problems and Big Success Membership Required

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

’A sustainability-themed living/learning community is a bad idea. This sort of thing has been tried before. It was a failure then, and this will be no different.’ This was ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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EcoHouse at SUNY Geneseo: Creating Connections and Opportunities Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Geneseo (NY)

The purpose of this poster is to share with conference participants the history of SUNY Geneseo’s EcoHouse, and how this residential community has been able to engage students in ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Training: EcoDistricts for Practitioners Membership Required

  • EcoDistricts (OR)

EcoDistricts for Practitioners is a half-day training session that gets you prepped to start remaking cities from the neighborhood up. Ecodistricts comprise the best thinking on urban equity, sustainability and ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Solar Village Community Microgrid- Four Homes, Focused on Energy Membership Required

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (MO)

The solar village at the Missouri University of Science and Technology has installed a functioning microgrid to study power and energy systems at the residential and community level. This system ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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[eco]logical Succession: Cultivating Learning in Place Membership Required

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Purdue University (IN)

Living buildings often rely on the Integrative Design Process to effectively gather information from a diverse ecosystem of project participants. This presentation will provide methods that leverage the design and ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Community and Sustainability - Tour and Discussion at an Urban Ecovillage Membership Required

  • 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 ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Creating EcoHouse: A Student Driven Approach to Sustainability and Social Justice Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Geneseo (NY)

This poster discusses residential living as a venue for learning and community engagement in sustainability and social justice. At our small, rural, public liberal arts college, education extends beyond the ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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The Sustainable Village at UAF: A Student Driven and Focused Program Membership Required

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

What happens when building industry research leaders partner with college students to design and build a sustainable community on a college campus? A dynamic, first of its kind, evolving community- ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Designing for the Future: Building a Passive House Residence Hall at Emory & Henry College Membership Required

  • Emory & Henry College (VA)

Nestled in the coalfields of Southwestern Virginia, Emory & Henry College is a small liberal arts college with big plans for energy-efficient buildings. In January 2013, E&H will open its ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Habitat for Humanity Eco-Village: A Living-Learning Laboratory for Sustainable Campus-Community Development Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

The St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity Eco-Village is one, if not the most progressive low to moderate income housing project in the country. Through a holistic systems approach to ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Creating a Culture of Sustainable Living in Our Residence Halls Membership Required

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This poster describes two pilot programs that were implemented during the 2011-2012 academic year. The programs were funded through a university program that provides grants to graduate and undergraduate students ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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More Than Just a "Green Building": How the Green Quad Has Become a Leader in Faculty, Staff, Student, and Community Collaboration Membership Required

  • Clemson University (SC)

The University of South Carolina's Green Quad was one of the early pioneers that raised everyone's awareness regarding sustainability and green issues in the Southeast. Today, the Green ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Action Research in Education for Sustainability at the University of Vermont's Greenhouse Residential Learning Community Membership Required

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Higher education institutions are addressing sustainability issues through the Education for Sustainability (EfS) framework. Innovative curricula on sustainability provide engaging topics and contexts through which to teach and learn about ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Living and Learning in a Passive House Residence Hall Membership Required

  • Unity College (ME)

In the fall of 2011, ten students will move into a unique campus residence, TerraHaus, the first American college residence designed to meet the Passive House standard, the highest international ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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An Education in Sustainable Living: Building a Green College Residential Community at SUNY Oswego Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)

In 2010 the State University of New York College at Oswego completed construction of The Village, a 350 bed upper class townhouse complex. The unique mission statement of the community ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Bringing Education to Life: Ecovillages as Campuses for Sustainability Education Membership Required

  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)

Ecovillages are communities striving to live well and lightly together. From appropriate technologies to holistic health; from sustainable agriculture to group facilitation, ecovillages are integrating solutions within human-scale communities and ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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eCO2village Solutions: A Model for Local Carbon Mitigation Membership Required

  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)

Colleges and universities are key players in responding to global warming, but we are not reaching our full potential as agents of sustainable change. As educators, we need to move ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Student Engagement in EcoDistrict Development (SEED): cultivating sustainable development through education and engagement Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

Too often, as our communities work to identify and meet ambitious sustainability goals, opportunities for community-based inquiry and scholarship are overlooked or the potential for collaboration and community engagement goes ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Excellence in Education - the Duke Smart Home Program Membership Required

  • Duke University (NC)

The Duke Smart Home Program began in 2003 when a student had an idea to design a place where students could live and work together on projects of sustainability and ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Ecovillages as Campuses for Sustainability Education Membership Required

  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)

Ecovillages are communities striving to create cooperative lifestyles in harmony with their local environments. From appropriate technologies to holistic health; from sustainable agriculture to group facilitation, ecovillages are integrating solutions ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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The GREEN Room at Furman University Membership Required

  • Furman University (SC)

The Green Room Energy and Environmental Initiative (GREEN) Showcase room is a green model residence hall room at Furman University intended to foster and promote eco-friendly lifestyle choices and product ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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The Furman University Green Guide to Sustainable Living Membership Required

  • Furman University (SC)

Furman University has committed to establishing itself as a national environmental sustainability leader among college and university campuses. The university has been very proactive in supporting sustainability efforts on campus ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Assessing the Eco-Cottage Legacy at Furman University Membership Required

  • Furman University (SC)

Since 2001, Furman University's 8-person Eco-Cottage has provided students the opportunity to measure their environmental impact and learn ways to minimize it. Started experimentally, the cottage has become a ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Linking Difference, Defining Action: Sustainable Living on Campus Membership Required

  • University of Florida (FL)

The signing of institutional commitments by American colleges and universities to advance sustainability and become carbon-neutral parallels the trend seen in the last decade toward creating sustainable campus housing. Similar ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Living Green, Learning Green: Applying Green Values to Housing and Across the University Membership Required

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

At the University of South Carolina, applying green values across the campus is part of an attempt to transform not only the curriculum but also the daily lives of students ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Green Demonstrations Transform Higher Education and Beyond Membership Required

  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

Drawing on 5 years of experience designing and promoting college and university green residential demonstrations, session presenter from Strategic Energy innovations will illustrate how a modest project can facilitate a ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Ecovillages and Campuses: The Potential of Collaboration for Sustainability Research and Education Membership Required

  • The University of Georgia (GA)

Universities are increasingly looked to as centers of research on and education about sustainable solutions to socio-environmental challenges. However, theoretical and experimental approaches to sustainability do not easily translate from ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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BA in Sustainable Living

  • Maharishi University of Management (IA)

MUM established the first four-year Sustainable Living degree program in 2003, and is a leader in the field. This new academic discipline is now being pioneered at MUM and an ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Minor in Sustainable Living

  • Maharishi University of Management (IA)

An SL minor provides students with a practical foundation for understanding the principles and practices of environmental design for communities. Students can receive a minor in Sustainable Living by completing ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Evaluating Penn's Green Living Certification: Successes and Recommendations for Improvement Membership Required

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

As Penn's first environmental certification program aimed at rewarding students' personal behaviors, the Green Living Certification program has the potential to affect behavior change and promote a culture of ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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The No Impact Jack Sustainable Living Certificate: A Program Evaluation Membership Required

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Given the threats of climate change along with limited natural resources, colleges and universities are in a position to role model sustainable practices and provide opportunities for students to learn ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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Thermal Modeling with eQUEST Of Winthrop House: Engineering Sciences 96 Final Report Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)

This abstract applies to all four papers written for Engineering Sciences 96.

In the coming decade, Harvard University will confront a system-wide student housing renovation project. For the past eighty ...

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Harvard House Renewal Program Energy Monitoring and Control Group Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)

This abstract applies to all four papers written for Engineering Sciences 96.

In the coming decade, Harvard University will confront a system-wide student housing renovation project. For the past eighty ...

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House Life: A closer look at the fundamental underpinnings of the House Renewal Project (Engineering Sciences 96 Final Report) Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)

This abstract applies to all four papers written for Engineering Sciences 96.

In the coming decade, Harvard University will confront a system-wide student housing renovation project. For the past eighty ...

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Rethinking Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) in Harvard University's River Houses: Engineering Sciences 96 Final Report Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)

This abstract applies to all four papers written for Engineering Sciences 96.

In the coming decade, Harvard University will confront a system-wide student housing renovation project. For the past eighty ...

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Social Marketing as a Means to Influence Student Behavior Towards Energy Conservation Membership Required

  • University of Mary Washington (VA)

Social marketing is one of many approaches to changing behavioral patterns. In this paper, the specific behavior is electricity conservation and the social marketing is provided by NORESCO, one of ...

  • Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
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