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Power Dialog Webinar Discussion Templates - Politics/Government

  • Bard College (NY)

Bard College's Solve Climate By 2030 Power Dialog Webinar offers discussion templates for teachers. This template is for politics/government.

  • Posted July 9, 2020
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Does higher education prepare students to bridge divides in today’s democracy?

  • Western Washington University (WA)

Recent political events serve as a reminder that American society comprises groups with divergent visions for the future and mutually incompatible ideas of how to achieve those futures. Despite this ...


Green in a Red State: Working in Conservative Environments

  • University of Central Oklahoma (OK)

This networking session is meant to continue the conversation started at AASHE 2018 wherein attendees can share ideas, collaborate on solutions, and problem solve together about effective ways to pursue ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Advancing Sustainability in Conservative Climates: Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches

  • Sul Ross State University (TX)
  • Wingate University (NC)

This panel will examine the approach to sustainability in higher education at two campuses, one public and one private, situated within challenging political and socio-economic contexts: Sul Ross State University ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Climate change belief, sustainability education, and political values: Assessing the need for higher-education curriculum reform

  • Vanderbilt University (TN)

Educational attainment is generally a strong predictor of belief in climate change, but prior research indicates that for political conservatives a college education is not always associated with increased belief ...


The challenge of coordinated civic climate change education

  • Bard College (NY)
  • University of Richmond (VA)
  • James Madison University (VA)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • University at Albany (NY)
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland (MD)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Many sustainability educators want to more effectively engage their students with climate policy. They also seek to support students’ civic and change agent skills and dispositions to take on critical ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 2018
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Green in a Red State: Working Towards Sustainable Development Goals in a Conservative Environment

  • University of Central Oklahoma (OK)

The era of Trump may have officially begun on in 2017, but Trump era ideas on issues of sustainability, inclusion & equity have existed in parts of the country for ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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The Mixed Political Blessing of Campus Sustainability

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

The rise of sustainability rhetoric, curriculum, infrastructure, and marketing on college campuses is a mixed blessing. On the one hand, college presidents are pledging to eliminate their campuses' global warming ...

  • Posted June 29, 2018
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Training in Environmental Policy Advocacy During Challenging Times

  • DePauw University (IN)
  • AASHE (PA)

Many positive environmental policy gains are under threat across the country. Students who are motivated to take action are more important than ever. Over the last decade, DePauw University has ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Building Bridges to Conservative Students to Build Support for Climate Action and Enrich Campus Conversations

  • Concordia College (NY)

As the conference Call for Proposals noted, the broader political and cultural environment in the U.S. today makes it more difficult than ever to prevent sustainability efforts on campuses ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Conservatives who conserve: How to talk about sustainability outside of politics

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Climate change and environmentalism have both become seemingly inseparable from political ideology. We should attempt, if possible, to keep sustainability from falling into the same partisan divide. While combating climate ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Protest Meets Policy Change: Practical, Local Politics As Key to Building Community Solidarity and Sustainability

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Elected Officials to Protect America (SC)

This dynamic workshop challenges participants to engage in politics in ways that build community solidarity and sustainability. In times of great division at the national level, practical projects and local ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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From the Iowa Caucus to the Iowa State House: Strategies for Sustained Civic Engagement

  • Central College (IA)

In 2015-16, leading up to the Iowa caucus and presidential election, Central College focused sustainability education efforts strongly on civic engagement, hosting a mock caucus, debate watch parties, guest speakers ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Creating political will for climate action: the role of higher education

  • Bard College (NY)
  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
  • Citizens' Climate Lobby (CA)

Political engagement in America is at an all time high; how do we channel that energy to create meaningful change? How can higher education avoid being partisan while building the ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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The Relationship Between Academic Major and Environmentalism Among College Students: Is it Mediated by the Effects of Gender, Political Ideology and Financial Security?

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Several studies have found a relationship between college students’ academic majors and their environmental attitudes and behaviors. Results from this study of incoming first-year students at a medium-sized public university ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2017
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University of California Climate Lab, Video Series Episode Six: Scientists really aren't the best champions of climate science

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)

This is the sixth episode of Climate Lab, a six-part series produced by the University of California in partnership with Vox. Hosted by Emmy-nominated conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the ...

  • Posted May 25, 2017
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Five Job Skills to Save the Planet: Why Political Campaigning is a Must Do

  • Bard College (NY)

The 2016 election will be a defining one for climate change and many other sustainability issues. But Presidential election-year campaigns also provide students with unique, once-every-four-year, high-impact opportunities to gain ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Importance of Student-led Efforts in Initiating Sustainability Programs in a Location With Predominantly Conservative Values

  • Tarleton State University (TX)

Tarleton State University provides an interesting dichotomy It is located in a small town in rural Texas where sustainability has neither been promoted nor required. For years, faculty were stymied ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The State College Role in Advancing Environmental Sustainability: Policies, Programs and Practices

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (DC)

The American higher education enterprise has the capacity and fortitude to confront many of the country’s most pressing energy and environmental challenges. Many institutions and state college systems are ...

  • Posted July 18, 2016
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Institute for Democracy and Higher Education

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (IDHE) is dedicated to shifting college and university priorities, practices, and culture to strengthen democracy and advance social and political equity. The Institute ...

  • Posted May 6, 2016
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Academic Engagement in Public and Political Discourse

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The May 2015 Michigan Meeting, hosted by the University of Michigan, explored the changing role of the university and what it means to be an academic in a society facing ...


Promoting Conservation on Conservative Campuses

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (AR)
  • Utah State University (UT)

Both Utah State University (USU) and University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) are home to motivated faculty, staff, and students with polarized views of sustainability. Both universities are located ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating a Green Economy in a Red County in a Blue State

  • McHenry County College (IL)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (IL)

Growing Partnerships The Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) is a consortium of Illinois community colleges working to grow the green economy of Illinois. IGEN’s unique statewide cooperative approach leverages ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Enforced Dependency in Globalized Political Economy

  • Prescott College (AZ)

This presentation examines mutually- and self-reinforcing systems of concentrated political and economic power of neoliberal globalization. The presenter defines the concept of enforced dependency and then analyzes the structural and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Generating Success in Conservative Environments

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Sustainability can often be politicized along party lines; however, sustainability in its ultimate form cuts across all political spectrums. Many campuses openly embrace sustainable ideas and readily advance sustainability programs ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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De-Polarizing the Politics: Framing Sustainability in Traditional American Values

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

"Sustainability"" is an emotionally charged trigger word and concept for many people, especially in such strained socio-economic and politically polarized times. It is often assumed to be a smoke screen ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Turing Your University From Conservative to Conservationist

  • Southern Methodist University (TX)

SMU once had a mock Earth Day. You heard me. Big wigs from oil companies would come out to give speeches on how global warming isn't real. Students wore ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Framing Sustainability using a Range of "Traditionally Conservative" approaches

  • Auburn University (AL)

Given the relatively short time frame needed to gather support for sustainability and pressing concerns such as climate change, rapid buy-in from many sectors of society is needed, not just ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Flying Under the Radar: Quietly Transforming a Conservative Campus

  • Auburn University (AL)

In 2004 Auburn University's sustainability task force received one-time funding for a demonstration sustainability initiative. Since then we have received year-to-year support for a "temporary" office. This presentation will ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Sustainability Program of the George Washington Institute for Corporate Responsibility

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Institute for Corporate Responsibility officially received its charter from the George Washington University in October, 2006. The Institute is devoted to the development and dissemination of scholarship, including research ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy

  • Morehead State University (KY)

The Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy (IRAPP) integrates University resources with regional resources to develop the potential of its service region. Academic programs, research initiatives, and service activities ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environment, Economics, & Politics (EEP)

  • Claremont McKenna College (CA)
  • Scripps College (CA)

Closely associated with the Roberts Environmental Center, the EEP major explores 21st-century problems and opportunities involving interrelated environmental, economic, and political issues. Students interested in economics and policy studies build ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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MS in Environmental Politics & Governance

  • Clarkson University (NY)

A new graduate degree offered through the Institute for a Sustainable Environment prepares the next generation of environmental and energy policy analysts and experts who understand the complex socioeconomic and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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AASHE Attends the White House’s American Campuses Act on Climate Round Table

  • AASHE (PA)

On Nov. 19, I joined college and university executives, student leaders, nonprofit representatives and Obama administration officials at the American Campuses Act on Climate Round Table organized by the White ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Opportunity - Upcoming White House Day of Climate Action to Feature Campus Climate Leadership

  • AASHE (PA)

On November 19th, the White House and the State Department will bring together leadership from higher education institutions, including school administrators and student leaders, to collectively call for action on ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Interview with Senator Bernie Sanders on Federal Support for Campus Sustainability

  • AASHE (PA)

In late December, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 was signed into law. The Act included language introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) that authorizes $250 million annually ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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