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Education for flourishing: an illustration of boundary object use, peer feedback and distance learning

  • Halmstad University
  • Ghent University

Purpose Teaching sustainable development at the higher education level requires that existing curricula are supplemented with multi-disciplinary (and sometimes multi-national) collaboration and integrated thinking. The purpose of this paper is ...


Sustainability Activation Program at the University of Dayton

  • University of Dayton (OH)

The Sustainability Activation Program (SAP) is a peer-to-peer education program which takes a holistic and human rights oriented approach to sustainability education on campus and in the community. It began ...


UVM's Food Values Campaign

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The UVM Eco-Reps program consists of 20 students that are divided up into five community teams, with each team assigned to a specified residential area on campus. Each semester, Eco-Reps ...

  • Posted Feb. 27, 2020
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Rad Recruitment and Retention of Peer to Peer Educators

  • Northern Michigan University (MI)

The primary focus of this presentation is to share the successful strategies for a peer to peer sustainability educator program through the two key components of recruitment and retention, with ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Innovations in Peer to Peer Educator Programs

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Colgate University (NY)

Peer-to-peer educational programs have become one of the most effective means of increasing sustainability awareness on college campuses. While the names of these programs may vary, they all seek to ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Peer-to-Peer Educator Programs: Examining Four Common Styles

  • Northern Michigan University (MI)
  • Pomona College (CA)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

Based on overwhelmingly positive feedback on the EcoReps Networking Session last year, a team of sustainability staff members from four institutions has come together to provide another opportunity for further ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Incorporating Environmental Justice Into Peer Mentor Programs

  • Western Washington University (WA)

Many of us have been grappling with the question of how to intentionally incorporate environmental justice into higher education sustainability work. This session will identify key areas where a holistic ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Student Sustainability Educators at American University, 2017-2018

  • American University (DC)

Student Sustainability Educators at American University engage the campus community in sustainability throughout the 2017-2018 academic year.


A Joint Student/Staff Eco-Reps Program Led by Students: Swarthmore’s Green Advisors

  • Swarthmore College (PA)

The Green Advisors (GAs) are a growing student group that works to encourage sustainable lifestyles among all Swarthmore community members. The GAs facilitate environmentally-friendly behaviors in the residence halls, oversee ...


Introduction to Sustainable Living

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

My proposal for the 2018 Student Sustainability Leadership Award is for a course that I was able to develop at UCLA designed to help students learn knowledge and skills that ...


Sustainability Activation Program at the University of Dayton

  • University of Dayton (OH)

The Sustainability Activation Program (SAP) is an innovative, large scale, and peer-to-peer education program that began in October of 2016 with the intent to better educate our student body about ...


Building a community of practice for applied learning for sustainability practitioners

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

This meeting brings leaders and stakeholders interested in applied learning programs for sustainability outcomes together-catalyzing the development of a group of peers interested in collaborating on this topic. The meeting ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Unifying Campus Audiences in Co-Curricular Sustainability Programming to Create Action-Oriented Projects

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Dickinson College has innovatively reformed its student and employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs to create co-curricular learning experiences aimed at building solidarity with campus stakeholders. This session will ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Employee Outreach: Creating a Culture of Sustainability in all Stakeholders at Arizona State University

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

Arizona State University is committed to being a leader in all areas of sustainability in Higher Education. A vital role in accomplishing this is to create awareness, educate, and integrate ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainability Ambassadors: Modeling a Culture of Sustainability at New Student Orientation

  • Boston University (MA)

The mission of the Sustainability Ambassadors program is to motivate, inspire, and lead Boston University's efforts in supporting a culture of sustainability during new student orientation. The approach to ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Building a Culture of Sustainability through New Student Orientation

  • Boston University (MA)

The mission of the Sustainability Ambassadors program is to motivate, inspire, and lead Boston University's efforts in supporting a culture of sustainability during new student orientation. The approach to ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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UVM Eco-Reps educate peers about composting

  • 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 ...


Spreading the Eco-Message: Using Proactive Coping to Aid Eco-Rep Behavior Change Programming

  • George Mason University (VA)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Making pro-environmental behavior changes can be difficult, particularly when these changes challenge daily routines and comfortable lifestyles. We designed and implemented an eco-representative intervention program to help students reduce their ...

  • Posted June 20, 2017
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The New Eco-Rep Model: Unifying Campus Audiences in Co-Curricular Sustainability Programming

  • 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 ...


GreenApps Eco-Reps Sustainability Leadership and Engagement Course

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The GreenApps: Eco-Reps Program was developed in order to recruit on-campus students to join the Office of Sustainability team to assist with education and promotion of campus sustainability through a ...


Engaging Your Campus Through Eco-Reps: Evaluating the Success

  • Clark University (MA)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Pomona College (CA)
  • University of Denver (CO)
  • University of Missouri (MO)

The goal for participants during this panel discussion will be to examine successes and challenges for peer to peer sustainability education programs. With 15 years of program history, how well ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Beyond Campus: Does Student Leadership Translate to Professional Success?

  • American University (DC)

Many students join peer-to-peer education programs to promote campus sustainability while building their resume. Serving in these leadership roles alongside faculty and staff enables students to gain valuable project management ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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A Residential Green Rep Program: The Case for a Program Hosted in Residence Life

  • State University of New York at Cortland (NY)

At SUNY Cortland, our student Green Representatives program is run out of the Residence Life office and has been since it's inception in 2008. Each residence hall is paired ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Beyond Captain Planet: Curriculum Design for EcoReps & Peer Educators

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Captain Planet inspired millennials to embrace sustainability through the avenue of television. Utilizing Captain Planet's inspiration and efforts within the Department of Residence Life at Texas A&M as the ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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An Eco-Rep Program at a Liberal Arts College: Challenges Faced and Lessons Learned

  • Concordia College (NY)

In 2013, the Sustainability Coordinator at Concordia College created an Eco-Reps Program, with the intention of having two students serve as an Eco-Rep in each residence hall. The program is ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Reaching Beyond Green: Adding Social Justice Peer Educators on Your Campus

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Peer education can be an effective way to reach students. In sustainability, we're used to hearing about Eco-Rep programs achieving this goal. Often, though, these programs have a significantly ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Enhancing sustainability awareness among university students: Effects of facilitated discussion groups and peer-to-peer learning

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

This presentation will describe and analyze the Climate Knowledge Project, an effort at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to link together climate research, sustainability education, and student engagement programs. Beginning in ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Environmental Navigation Network: Developing a Peer Mentor Program in the Environmental Program at the University of Vermont

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The acknowledgement of complex environmental problems and society’s work to address them during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, inspired higher education to respond by developing a ...


ReCycle Bikes

  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TX)

ReCycle Bikes is a bike rental program designed to allow students, who demonstrate a need, access to free, eco-friendly transportation in exchange for sustainability project-related volunteer hours and peer-to-peer education ...

  • Posted June 11, 2016
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UW Green Greek Representative Program

  • 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 June 11, 2016
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The EcoRep Program at the University of South Carolina: How to Engage Students in On-Campus Environmental Activities

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

This senior thesis focused on determining how much the undergraduate student population is aware about current environmental problems, their impression of them, and how they act accordingly. In addition, through ...


Sustainability Peer Educator Program - Simon Fraser University

  • 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 ...


Sustainability by Participation

  • Central Connecticut State University (CT)

Central Connecticut State University wss an early signee to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. CCSU has been working to make the issue more visible to our campus ...


Eco Hawks: Sustainability @ UIowa

  • University of Iowa (IA)

Climate change is the greatest issue of our time and sustainability is the solution. Here at the University of Iowa, a place that provides services to not only Iowans but ...

  • Posted April 22, 2016
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Fostering Change through a Team-Taught First Year Sustainable Living and Learning Community

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

This session will overview the goals, structure, and implementation of a unique two-semester sustainability learning community for first year students at a liberal arts college in upstate New York. A ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Activating Change Agents Across Campus

  • Elon University (NC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)
  • Ohio University (OH)
  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Peer education has proven effective at amplifying messages of sustainability issues and practices across a larger breadth of audience than individual staff members can reach on their own. Such programs ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Growing Community: University of Louisville Eco-Reps and Blackacre Nature Preserve

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The University of Louisville's Eco-Reps is a sustainability training and networking group offering certifications, hosting monthly lunches, local speakers, and field trips, and organizing volunteer projects. Blackacre State Nature ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Eco-Representatives: Peer to Peer Education on Sustainable Living Practices

  • Concordia College (NY)

Student outreach programs are an integral part of sustainability efforts in higher education. Eco-Rep programs use peer-to-peer education to promote student behavioral changes and increase awareness about sustainability initiatives and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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EcoLeaders Community Supports Student Sustainability Projects & Helps Build Career Skills to be Competitive in the Workforce

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

National Wildlife Federation's EcoLeaders Initiative is a sustainability leadership certification program for college students. EcoLeaders features the first web-based community to provide students with the virtual space to initiate ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Tarleton State University Eco-Reps

  • Tarleton State University (TX)

First sustainability based organization on campus. So the poster will cover the challenges faced by starting an organization like this in rural Texas, ideas to further membership/outreach, involving various ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Developing an Effective Peer Education Program

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

The Sustainability Peer Educator Program (SPEP) at Indiana University has recently begun training undergraduate student leaders to deliver sustainability lessons and workshops to their peers. This type of peer-to-peer learning ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Evolution of an Eco-Reps Program to Advance Institutional Goals

  • Lehigh University (PA)

The Eco-Reps program at Lehigh University began in the fall of 2010 as a pilot project by environmentally-minded students. Eco-Reps started out as an informal club but quickly became a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Beyond Eco-Reps: Deepening Engagement through an Effective Residential Life Partnership

  • University at Albany (NY)

UAlbany’s Office of Environmental Sustainability has partnered with Residential Life to provide a communication and training channel to students as well as robust peer-to-peer education program in resident housing ...

  • 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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Carpe YOUR Campus: Considerations for Course Correcting Programs

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

An underrated concept for many students: progress is a process. The same goes for creating the right program for your campus, your office, and your student body. This session will ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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EcoRep Program Advisors Meet Up

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

This will be a chance for the advisors of EcoReps or similar peer-leadership programs to meet and discuss the challenges, successes, and structure of their programs.

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Scrap It and Start Over: Reshaping Your Eco-Reps Program from the Ground Up

  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Many sustainability staff members have experienced a moment when they had to decide whether they wanted to continue an existing sustainability program in the same way it had been run ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Adapting Eco-Rep Training to Optimize Student Experience

  • Elon University (NC)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Eco-Rep training materials and training sessions are vital to laying the ground work for a fun and beneficial student experience, establishing accountability and ultimately contributing to Eco-Rep retention. With time ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Eco-Reps' Sister Organization: Including Social Justice Peer Educators on Your Campus

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Research shows peer education is one of the most effective ways to reach students today. Many campuses host an Eco-Rep program, often as paid positions. These programs tend to focus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Advantages and Challenges of Incorporating Greek Life into an Eco-Rep Program

  • Lehigh University (PA)

Lehigh University's Greek Eco-Rep Program was established in Fall 2011, after the incorporation of sustainability into Greek accreditation requirements, and alongside an expanded Residential Eco-Rep Program which began Fall ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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