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Social and institutional factors affecting sustainability innovation in universities: A computer re-use perspective

  • University of New South Wales (NSW)

With the wave of digitisation sweeping through the higher education sector, end-of-life outcomes for decommissioned computers will pose a serious sustainability challenge for higher education institutions. This challenge presents an ...


Corporate Social Innovation Concentration in Business Administration (MBA)

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The McCombs School of Business concentration in corporate social innovation offers students insight into the industry through unique courses and events and prepares them for career opportunities related to this ...

  • Posted May 5, 2019
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Biophilic campus: An emerging planning approach for a sustainable innovation-conducive university

  • The University of Adelaide (SA)

Universities worldwide are competing to offer attractive learning and research environments to a new generation of skilled and talented students. Governments of the developed world urge universities to foster innovation ...

  • Posted April 29, 2019
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Disruptive innovation and operationalization in local and sustainable food systems: Examining the University of Toronto-Local Food Plus partnership

  • University of Toronto (ON)

This paper traces the partnership between the University of Toronto and the non-profit Local Food Plus (LFP) to bring local sustainable food to its St. George campus. At its launch ...

  • Posted April 29, 2019
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Sustainable Innovation Certificate

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The Certificate in Sustainable Innovation is designed to provide students in any VCU baccalaureate program the option of adding a formal certificate program in sustainability and sustainable approaches to problem-solving ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate (SINE)

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Dickinson’s certificate in social innovation and entrepreneurship (SINE) is about change and creating pathways for student-led change in our world. The SINE certificate was developed to focus this effort ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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Exploring the role and value of creativity in education for sustainability

  • RMIT University

Creativity, innovation and divergent thinking are routinely expected to help people envision and implement alternative practices to the status quo. However, these do not feature strongly in the literature on ...

  • Posted June 29, 2018
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Creating Spaces for Sustainability Transformation at Universities: Conditions and practices at a transdisciplinary, student-driven center for sustainability in Uppsala, Sweden

  • Uppsala University

Universities have struggled to implement sustainable development in innovative ways (Lozano, 2006). Not much is known about how this implementation happens, can happen and should happen in the higher education ...

  • Posted April 6, 2018
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If Living Labs are the Answer – What's the Question? A Review of the Literature

  • Curtin University

The world's economy is becoming increasingly knowledge intensive. This will drive further technological, societal and organisational change. A knowledge intensive economy gives the producers of knowledge – universities – a potentially ...

  • Posted March 12, 2018
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An aggregated and dynamic analysis of innovations in campus sustainability

  • Smith College (MA)

Purpose: This paper aims to compose a systematic understanding of campus sustainability innovations and unpack the complex drivers behind the elaboration of specific innovations. More precisely, the authors ask two ...

  • Posted Feb. 28, 2018
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Barriers to innovation and sustainability at universities around the world

  • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of Nottingham
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • James Cook University (Queensland)
  • University of São Paulo
  • University of Passo Fundo

This paper explores the link between innovation and sustainability in the context of higher education, with the purpose of investigating the fundamental barriers for innovation and sustainable development in universities ...

  • Posted Feb. 12, 2018
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(Re-)designing higher education curricula in times of systemic dysfunction: a responsible research and innovation perspective

  • Wageningen University
  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)
  • Queen's University Belfast

There is an urgent need to address the grand sustainability challenges of our time, and to explore new and more responsible ways of operating, researching, and innovating that enable society ...


Ecovillage + Innovation Village = The Future, now!

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • Earth Deeds (MA)

Daniel Greenberg - exposed students for year to study abroad courses to ecovillages - has suggested that the ecovillage concept and university need each other. Nancy Gift - a professor at Berea College ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Innovation Districts: Collaborations of a City, a College and Corporations

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • The University of New Mexico (NM)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • Wichita State University (KS)

Join Jane Talkington for an overview of Innovation Districts, a new form of economic development that challenges very different players in innovation ecosystems to build solidarity to achieve their goals ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Florida Gulf Coast University Emerging Technologies Institute

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

The FGCU Emerging Technologies institute is an off campus institute designed to facilitate projects and research in regards to sustainable technology. Projects will be geared towards environmental sustainability and renewable ...

  • Posted May 15, 2017
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NC State University Creates Make-a-thon To Inspire Sustainability Ideas

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Imagine. It's a Saturday night and dozens of students are packed in your school's library. They're crowded around 3D printers, circuit boards and laptops translating 3D AutoCAD ...


Curricular Innovation for Sustainability: The Piedmont/ Ponderosa Model of Faculty Development

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Curricular innovation is at the center of the challenges many colleges and universities face as they seek to help students address more successfully than previous generations the complex, multi-faceted, systemic ...

  • Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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Galvanizing Gaia: A Social Incubator for Women Leaders and Innovators

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Two ecopreneurship professors create a supportive context for women sustainability entrepreneurs and campus program innovators to move from idea to action with their regenerative project ideas. This dynamic half-­day ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Meet Universities who are Reinventing Relevance via Innovation Districts that include Corporations and Cities.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • McGill University (QC)
  • Morphosis Architecture (NY)

Join Jane Talkington for a national overview on Innovation Districts, a burgeoning new form in which the university can GO BEYOND campus boundaries to create relevance by building interdisciplinary capacity ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Launching & Sustaining an Educational Partnership for Innovation in Communities (EPIC): PALS at UMD

  • 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 Nov. 18, 2016
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Bridging Formal and Informal Learning Spaces to Accelerate Innovation in Higher Education.

  • SERES (Sacatepequez)

How do we transform our existing institutions and centers of learning at a scale and pace fast enough to prepare young people for the challenges that lie ahead? SERES - winner ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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How Resource Innovation and Solutions Pioneered on the ASU Campus is Growing a Worldwide Network

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

This is the story of how Arizona State University, through a systems approach to public engagement and a unique collaboration with the city of Phoenix, created the Resource Innovation and ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Sustainable campuses: best practices and sustainable innovations in French-speaking Higher Education by 2030

  • Graines de Changement

How green are French-speaking campuses ? What is at stake regarding teaching, IT/digital, student life, housing or building ? What is really going on in French-speaking European countries for HEE ? 'Campus ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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How Higher Education can Foster Innovations for Sustainability

  • 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 Nov. 18, 2016
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Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems: National Science Foundation (NSF) Initiative to Examine Critical Issues in Today's World

  • National Science Foundation

At the end of 2015, the NSF put out its first request for proposals for the INFEWS program. Over the next five years the program plans to fund interdisciplinary projects ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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From theory to practice : an analysis of transformative social innovation at the University of British Columbia

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Higher education institutions are striving to become both models and leaders in innovation for sustainable development, as sustainability is becoming a growing priority around the world. The approaches adopted by ...

  • Posted Aug. 18, 2016
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Middlebury College's Innovative Land Conservation and Financing Project

  • Middlebury College (VT)

In 1915, a visionary Vermont environmentalist bequeathed to Middlebury College a large tract of land, located 12 miles from the main campus, part of which became home to the College ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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Sustainable Business and Innovation (MSc)

  • Utrecht University

As part of this two-year Master’s programme in Sustainable Business and Innovation, you will learn about sustainability challenges and the technological and other options that businesses can use to ...

  • Posted April 20, 2016
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Weight-based Metrics for Zero Waste 2020: Innovations in Automation Critical to Waste Diversion

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
  • Creative Microsystems Inc (WA)

In spite of its importance, diverting recovered resources continues to pose fundamental problems for campus managers. In reaction to this problem, UCSC staff have redefined the apparatus of billing and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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An Overview of Innovative Interdisciplinary Sustainability Degree Programs

  • University of Virginia (VA)

This case study examines innovative degree programs that create unusual disciplinary alliances with sustainability. Integrating sustainability across the curriculum is an important goal for AASHE members. While many universities have ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Beyond Offsets: Innovative approaches to achieving and exceeding our climate commitments

  • Hampshire College (MA)
  • Williams College (MA)
  • Amherst College (MA)
  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)

Climate change is a defining issue of our time, and colleges and university are leading the way by setting ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets. Many of us are even striving ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Galvanizing Gaia: A Social Incubator for Women Leaders and Innovators (2015)

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Join in the creation of a supportive context for women sustainability entrepreneurs and campus program innovators to move from idea to action with their regenerative project ideas. This dynamic half-day ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Food Reliability + Urban Resilience = Innovative Living Lab at Mountain View College

  • Mountain View College - DCCCD (TX)

The Living Labs at Mountain View College is an innovative model for conservation, sustainability and nutrition education where both students and the community engage in hands-on practices and field research ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Stormwater Management Approaches on Campus Connect Community to Local Waterways Through Water Innovations Walking Tour

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

Our proposed poster will showcase a novel approach to community partnerships and out-of-classroom learning experiences. As an official event of Canada Water Week 2015, Laurier partnered with REEP Green Solutions ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How Sustainability Directors Can Bring Simple Innovations to Campus

  • Colby College (ME)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • Staples Business Advantage (MA)
  • Kimberly-Clark Professional (GA)

An interactive panel discussion on how Sustainability Directors can set SMART sustainability objectives and implement simple solutions across campuses to achieve their goals. From office furniture to paper towel selection ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Self care for sustainability leaders: Insightful perspectives and innovative practices

  • Portland State University (OR)

A shift toward a more connected, collaborative, and relational way of leading for sustainability requires leaders who can sustain themselves in the midst of challenging work. Self care involves slowing ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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An Innovative Approach to Training the Next Generation of Interdisciplinary Professionals in Environment and Sustainability

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Field Skills in Environment and Sustainability is a mandatory course in the Master of Sustainable Environmental Management program at the University of Saskatchewan. The main goals for this interdisciplinary field ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Systems Approach to Supporting Curricular Innovations

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

UST faculty, through grass-roots efforts, have transformed piecemeal efforts to integrate sustainability into their courses into a system that encourages the integration of sustainability throughout the curriculum. Our system consists ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Innovations in building renewable biomass energy infrastructure for effective operational and academic performance

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has been increasingly expanding its renewable energy infrastructure on campus during the past decade. The university's renewable energy portfolio now includes geothermal, solar thermal ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Guide on the Side' instead of a 'Sage on the Stage': Facilitating Innovative Student-Led Sustainability Discussions

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

In this Round Table presentation I will highlight an approach that I utilize to facilitate discussions associated with assigned sustainability-related reading material in university-level sustainability courses. The approaches that I ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Regional Sustainability as Social Innovation

  • Luther College (IA)

This case study will present research on the connections between sustainability and the growing fields of social innovation and collective impact. How do organizations and communities best address complex social ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Innovations and lessons learned in distributed graduate education on sustainability science: a replicable teaching model

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

We present innovations and lessons learned from teaching a distributed graduate seminar on sustainability science across multiple institutions in Latin America and the US. Sustainability science is a problem-driven science ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Storytelling: Using the Power of Innovation Stories to Inspire Action

  • University of Mississippi (MS)

Our storytelling workshop is designed to teach the fundamentals of story and multi-media as tools for powering progress. Students will learn the basic elements of a compelling story and get ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integrating sustainability and social innovation at an urban, Catholic university (University of St. Thomas Campus Tour)

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Join us for a tour highlighting grassroots, collaborative efforts at the University of St. Thomas to design and implement sustainable infrastructure and curricular innovations that also serve as experimental platforms ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Diverse Perspectives: The University of Utah’s Innovative Law School

  • University of Utah (UT)
  • SmithGroup (MI)

On completion in March 2015, the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law’s 156,000 SF new building will represent an entirely new development in legal education that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Partnerships Open New Capital Market to Spur Campus Energy Innovation

  • Ball State University (IN)
  • Chevrolet (OR)
  • Southern Oregon University (OR)
  • Spelman College (GA)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

Six partners come together to share their unique perspectives on what it takes to drive systemic change across US higher education – using a ground-breaking series of public/private partnerships to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Innovative Pedagogies: Linking Learning to Communities

  • Bucknell University (PA)
  • Rice University (TX)
  • Utah Valley University (UT)
  • Wells College (NY)
  • Willamette University (OR)

This discussion will involve participants in thinking critically about how infusing sustainability into humanities and social science curricula can create innovative pedagogical strategies that connect students with their campus and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Innovative Water Collection and Filtration of Garage Contaminants

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Students for Sustainability’s (SfS) Water Committee, a program of Associated Students of the University of Arizona, focuses on water conservation and education on water related issues at the University ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Innovation & Partnership for Landfill Waste Diversion

  • Emory University (GA)

Creativity, innovation, and partnership are essential for successful campus waste minimization and landfill diversion efforts. A series of collaborative efforts have recently emerged in order to work towards meeting Emory ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Applying Innovative Web-based Tools to Enhance Behavior Change Programs

  • American University (DC)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Three leading Universities have piloted and implemented the innovative web-based tools, Practically Green and One Million Acts of Green, building upon their experience with simple checklists to broaden the community ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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