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Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions at the University of Calgary Membership Required

  • University of Calgary (AB)

At University of Calgary, our buildings are very large contributors to our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. With the goal of being a leading Canadian post-secondary institution in the area of ...

  • Posted 5 months ago
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The Future of Sustainability in Higher Education Membership Required

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

In this article, I explore the future of higher education within the context of teaching and learning for sustainability. Challenges currently facing sustainability education are identified along with opportunities to ...

  • Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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An On-Campus Botanical Tour to Promote Student Satisfaction and Learning in a University Level Biodiversity or General Biology Course Membership Required

  • Xavier University of Louisiana (LA)

Outdoor, hands-on and experiential learning, as opposed to instruction-based learning in classroom, increases student satisfaction and motivation leading to a deeper understanding of the subject. However, the use of outdoor ...

  • Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Using Model-Based Reasoning and Experiential Learning to Understand and Improve Sustainability in a Campus Food System Membership Required

  • Warren Wilson College (NC)
  • AASHE (PA)

The webinar describes an introductory sustainability course at Warren Wilson College that explores the campus food system. Warren Wilson College has a sustainable dining policy and has adopted the Real ...

  • Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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Using an Outdoor Learning Space to Teach Sustainability and Material Processes in HE Product Design Membership Required

This ‘case study’ of two jewellery workshops used outdoor learning spaces to explore both its impact on learning outcomes and to introduce some key principles of sustainable working methodologies and ...

  • Posted 8 months ago
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Making Sustainable Development Real Through Role-Play: “The Mekong Game” Example Membership Required

  • Georgetown University (DC)
  • Virginia Tech (VA)

This paper describes a role-playing, negotiation “game” based on the Xayaburi Dam in Laos. We have used this activity in our graduate programs as a tool for bringing to life ...

  • Posted 8 months ago
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An experience-based learning framework: Activities for the initial development of sustainability competencies

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Purpose - This paper aims to present an experience-based learning framework that provides a bottom-up, student-centered entrance point for the development of systems thinking, normative and collaborative competencies in sustainability.

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  • Posted 8 months, 1 week ago
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Transdisciplinary learning and teaching as answers to urban sustainability challenges Membership Required

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This paper aims to explain the relevance of science-society interfaces and their potential for higher education institutions to engage stakeholders in supporting sustainable change in cities, via the transdisciplinary ...

  • Posted 9 months ago
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Community Based Teaching - Carbon accounting with local businesses from the Prince George Chamber of Commerce Membership Required

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)

Climate change has given rise to a new generation of opportunities for sustainable business. In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, British Columbia has implemented several policies, including a carbon ...

  • Posted 11 months ago
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Experiential Sustainability Certificates - Connecting the Classroom to the Real World Membership Required

  • Duke University (NC)
  • University of Kansas (KS)

The 'living lab' concept is not new in the higher ed. sustainability world. However, developing robust programs that allow students, across disciplines, to study these complex issues while linking curricular ...

  • Posted 11 months ago
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Sustainability Transformation at a Rural University: Building New Linkages across the Campus Membership Required

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

Frostburg State University's commitment to sustainability has developed over a number of years as new linkages allowed to University to connect academic, residential, co-curricular, and community activities under the ...

  • Posted 11 months ago
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Using the Campus as a Living Learning Laboratory: Experiential Learning & Scaffolding in Informal Sustainability Education Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This poster will explore how new and existing sustainability projects at the University of Michigan are being integrated into a pathway for student sustainability engagement and leadership as we aim ...

  • Posted 11 months ago
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Using Real-Time Campus Data to Explore Management and Behavior: Introduction to Teaching with Building Dashboard Technologies Membership Required

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Many schools have adopted resource-use visualization 'dashboards' that provide real-time feedback on energy and water use in campus buildings. Parallel use of this technology for student engagement and facilities management ...

  • Posted 11 months ago
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Rethinking Service Immersion: Engaging Students for Systemic Change on Campus and in the Community Membership Required

  • Gonzaga University (WA)

An experiential service-learning program inspired three students at Gonzaga University to make measurable change on their campus. After a week of sustainability volunteerism, students returned to school with ideas for ...

  • Posted 11 months 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 ...

  • Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago
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Paul Quinn College Transforms Football Field to Organic Farm, Shifting Value to Students Membership Required

  • Paul Quinn College (TX)

At Paul Quinn College, where 83 percent of students are Pell Grant eligible (2016), students obtain both a liberal arts education and real-world work experience. This video showcases the historically ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Furnace Brook Center Smart Home Laboratory Membership Required

  • Onondaga Community College (NY)

Onondaga Community College has created a smart home laboratory at the College's Furnace Brook Center with the help of a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Energy ...

  • Posted 1 year, 1 month ago
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The mercury game: evaluating a negotiation simulation that teaches students about science-policy interactions Membership Required

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Environmental negotiations and policy decisions take place at the science-policy interface. While this is well known within academic literature, it is often difficult to convey how science and policy interact ...

  • Posted 1 year, 1 month ago
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Sustainability Pedagogies for the Business Language Classroom Membership Required

  • George Washington University (DC)

Heightened urgency about the question of the earth’s survival has generated increased attention to how to teach sustainability across the curriculum. The business language course, positioned at the nexus ...

  • Posted 1 year, 3 months ago
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Sustainable Carolina Leadership Program Membership Required

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

The Sustainable Carolina Leadership Program is a sustainability-focused, student professional development program at the University of South Carolina, . It was conceived and developed over the course of six years to ...

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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Eagles, Education, and Engagement through Green Technology Membership Required

  • Alfred State College (NY)

Alfred State College (ASC) School of Applied Technology and the United States National Arboretum (USNA) have collaborated for over eight years in an innovative partnership that has generated significant measurable ...

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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Empowering Students, Sustaining the University: The Southwestern Environmental Studies Capstone Experience Membership Required

  • Southwestern University (TX)

Southwestern University’s Environmental Studies department has created a unique curricular program for their capstone students that allows them to identify aspects of the university where the social, economic, and ...

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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UTRGV Campus Tree Care Report: Proposal for sustaining a healthy and vibrant campus community forest Membership Required

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)

The benefits the forest will provide are myriad. Large trees give us a sense of place and belonging by ensuring landmarks for the future, and add aesthetic beauty to the ...

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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Project Sin Fronteras Membership Required

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)

Project Sin Fronteras is a project without borders, crossing institutional boundaries, and transforming sustainability concepts and practices into enriched curriculum and research. It provides a two-pronged approach to education for ...

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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Sustainability Peer Educator Program - Simon Fraser University Membership Required

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Program Vision: Students are confident, informed, and active sustainability leaders who have the skills and experience to advance sustainability at and beyond SFU.

The Sustainability Peer Education program empowers students ...

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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From in-vessel campus composting to sustainable urban farming: connecting science with education and community service Membership Required

  • Kean University (NJ)

Kean University runs a food scrap composting program with a custom-designed in-vessel composter capable of composting up to 1000 pounds of food scraps per day. It diverts food scraps from ...

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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Student Design Fund Membership Required

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The Student Design/Research Project Fund is a new and innovative sustainability project from the University of Tennessee. It created a pool of money to where applicants can apply for ...

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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UNT Community Garden Membership Required

  • University of North Texas (TX)

University of North Texas' first on-campus community garden is in the final stages of planning, with construction begining this fall, in a vacant lot next to the Legends hall, just ...

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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American Chestnut Partnership Membership Required

  • Unity College (ME)

Unity College has partnered with the Maine Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation to help restore the iconic American Chestnut in Maine.

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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Student Sustainability Sculptures Contest Membership Required

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

Beginning in 2011, Johnson County Community College art faculty member Mark Cowardin assigned his Sculpture II students a project requiring the design, proposal, planning, and installation of a public art ...

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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Report on the Study Group on Climate Change Participatory Workshop Membership Required

  • Smith College (MA)

New England’s climate is projected to experience signifiant changes in the near future, including warmer temperatures, varied precipitation and extended periods of drought, with more extreme rainfall and snowfall ...

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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Learning while transforming: solution-oriented learning for urban sustainability in Phoenix, Arizona Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Conventional educational settings struggle with enabling students to acquire competence in collectively solving sustainability problems. Such competence is best conveyed in real-world learning settings. Solution-oriented sustainability learning (SOSL) programs create ...

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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Linking classroom learning and research to advance ideas about social-ecological resilience Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Dartmouth College (NH)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)
  • Stockholm University
  • University of Victoria (BC)

There is an increasing demand in higher education institutions for training in complex environmental problems. Such training requires a careful mix of conventional methods and innovative solutions, a task not ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Development of a Year-round Student Organic Farm and Organic Farming Curriculum at Michigan State University Membership Required

  • Michigan State University (MI)

How do you teach community supported agriculture (CSA) principles, small-scale organic farming, and local food issues at a major land grant university and develop related small-scale farming research and outreach ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Development of Organic and Sustainable Agricultural Education at the University of California, Davis: A Closer Look at Practice and Theory Membership Required

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

In the mid-1970s, University of California, Davis, students concerned about the environmental and social consequences of modern agriculture were interested in exploring the practice and theory of “alternative” agriculture. These ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Campus Sustainable Food Projects: Critique and Engagement Membership Required

  • Emory University (GA)

Campus sustainable food projects recently have expanded rapidly. A review of four components—purchasing goals, academic programs, direct marketing, and experiential learning—shows both intent and capacity to contribute to ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Learner-Centered Teaching Activities for Environmental and Sustainability Studies Membership Required

The broad goal of this volume from Springer International Publishing is to help advance environmental education practices that help increase students’ environmental literacy through learner-centered teaching activities.

  • Posted 1 year, 6 months ago
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Experiential, Community-based Learning and Sustainability Assessment: A Field Skills Course for Professional Degree Students Membership Required

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

In 2014, the School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, launched a week-long field course for its professional Master of Sustainable Environmental Management program. Previously separate ecological and social ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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High Impact Leadership Trips: Student-Led Experiential Learning Membership Required

  • Concordia College (NY)

In 2012, Concordia College students organized an alternative spring break trip to Kentucky focused on how people are trying to stop mountaintop removal coal mining. This was so successful that ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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Experiential Learning: A Win-Win-Win for Higher Education, Communities, and Sustainability Membership Required

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • City of Saint Anthony Village (MN)

This panel discussion provides an inspiring and informative overview of how the University of Minnesota's capstone course in its sustainability minor program has successfully built an ongoing and collaborative ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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Analyzing the future of education and the influence of experiential sustainability education Membership Required

  • The GREEN Program (PA)

A Think Tank, presenting The GREEN Program findings related to weak signals and trends within the changing higher educational system, student-mindset and needs, and the industry expectations of graduates. The ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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Public/Private Partnerships Utilizing Service and Experiential Learning to Facilitate Student Engagement Membership Required

  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)

There are a number of local municipalities in the Metropolitan Atlanta area that are in need of developmental plans to transition their communities into sustainable, self-sufficient enterprises. The most obvious ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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Active learning for sustainability education Membership Required

  • James Madison University (VA)

Active learning engages students in to promote critical thinking and alignment of course material. In an environmental health course, students spend approximately 2 hours working at the campus recycling center ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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Short-Term Internships In Higher Education: Creating Ambassadors for Sustainability Through Leadership and Experiential Learning Membership Required

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

The Wesustain Internship Program is a semester-long, paid, and highly competitive opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students at Western Michigan University to gain leadership experience and explore global sustainability challenges ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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Using campus farms to engage students in experiential learning Membership Required

  • Linfield College (OR)
  • Linn-Benton Community College (OR)
  • Pacific University (OR)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Willamette University (OR)

Growing food on college campuses is deeply rooted in many institutions of higher learning. There are many reasons for engaging in food production at these institutions and these reasons change ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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Utilization of Experiential Learning: An interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Sustainability Concepts Membership Required

  • Morehouse College (GA)

The intersection of humanities, business, and science cultivates the area of the triple bottom line of sustainability. The purpose of this session is to demonstrate the application of pedagogy in ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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Does experiential student learning lead to more sustainable lifestyles outside the classroom? Membership Required

  • St. Edward's University (TX)

Experiential learning is increasingly promoted as a means of enhancing student learning, especially for Millennial students (Brown, Hansen-Brown and Conte, 2011). Although the applied focus of sustainability courses seems ideal ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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Experiential Learning Lab: LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Membership Required

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Heapy Engineering (OH)
  • Purdue University (IN)

In order to achieve the short-term goal of piloting a LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED-EB:O+M) project on campus, an office of sustainability initiated such a ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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Beyond the Classroom: Experiential Learning and Students as Agents of Change within Local Communities Membership Required

  • Hillsborough Community College (FL)
  • University of South Florida (FL)

Through innovative partnerships, students at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) are extending their education beyond the classroom by providing community-wide leadership in the field of sustainability. In 2012-2013, examples of student-led ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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Imagining a Sustainable Future: Studying Sustainability through Interdisciplinary Lenses and Experiential Learning in the First-Year Seminar Membership Required

  • Chapman University (CA)

This presentation will focus on a freshman foundations course that introduces students to sustainability as an interdisciplinary concern, using various analytical perspectives to critically explore sustainability through the disciplinary lenses ...

  • Posted 1 year, 7 months ago
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