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Sustainable engineering master module – insights from three cohorts of European engineering team

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Polytechnic University of Milan
  • Technische Universität Berlin (Berlin)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (Berlin)
  • Warsaw University of Technology

Mobility and transnational migration are current social developments among the population of the European Union. These developments in both society-at-large and companies, linked to the challenges of sustainability, lead to ...


Serve-Learn-Sustain's Affiliated Courses Program at Georgia Tech

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

The Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS) Affiliated Courses Program is the centerpiece of sustainability education at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The program launched in Spring 2016 along with the opening of the ...


UVA’s Equity & Environment Fund: Catalyzing student-driven, intersectional projects that connect and advance the work of community leaders

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Historically, many UVA student-led projects focused on the environmental issues of sustainability, without much connection or thought to how these projects connect or address social or equity issues. To help ...


The Smart Classroom as a Means to the Development of ESD Methodologies

  • Rovira i Virgili University

Educational institutions are envisioned as principal agents for addressing the current sustainability challenge that society is facing. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is transformational and concerns learning content and outcomes ...


Project-Based Learning in a Transinstitutional Research Setting: Case Study on the Development of Sustainable Food Products

  • University of Graz
  • FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences (Steiermark)

Project-based learning (PBL) has been thoroughly integrated in university sustainable development curricula, but has not been well-established in curricula used at pre-university educational levels. Integrating real-world settings into the teaching ...


Engineering Education for Sustainable Development: The European Project Semester Approach

  • Polytechnic University of Valencia (Valencia)
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  • Instituto Politécnico do Porto (Porto)

Contribution: An analysis of the extent to which sustainability is present in the syllabi, project briefs, report templates, and student final reports of the three Iberian European project semester (EPS ...


Transactional learning and sustainability co-creation in a university – business collaboration

  • University of Helsinki
  • Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) (Uusimaa)

Purpose The purpose of this study is to explore the learning outcomes of the project-based learning in a Master Class programme on sustainability carried out in collaboration by the University ...


Integrating sustainability into project-based undergraduate design courses

  • Istanbul Technical University

Although the methods and approaches of sustainable design have been developing for more than 20 years, their application in design education and the design process is still under-examined. This study ...

  • Posted March 6, 2020
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Participation of students in the project Valorbio: A case study to accelerate the implementation of sustainability principles in the curriculum

  • Instituto Politécnico de Tomar

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe the case of the Valorbio research project, in which students of different high-level programs were involved in the experimental work and ...

  • Posted March 6, 2020
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Synergy of the (Campus) Commons: Integrating Campus-Based Team Projects in an Introductory Sustainability Course

  • Duke University (NC)

Faculty and staff at Duke have collaborated to teach a one-semester, introductory, undergraduate course on sustainability ten times over 12 years, including both theoretical and applied project-based content. This article ...

  • Posted March 4, 2020
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Embracing conflicts for interpersonal competence development in project-based sustainability courses

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

Purpose Advanced skills in communication, teamwork and stakeholder engagement are widely recognized as important success factors for advancing sustainability. While project-based learning formats claim to advance such skills, there is ...

  • Posted March 4, 2020
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A Solar-Powered Automatic Composter: Students Combine Engineering, Science and Community Engagement

  • University of Houston - Downtown (TX)

The University of Houston-Downtown's Center for Urban Agriculture and Sustainability (CUAS) has a number of student initiatives focused at creating future sustainability leaders. One area of focus is to ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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How Do We Build a Bridge Between Science and Decision Making? Narratives Matter

  • Cedar Valley College - DCCCD (TX)

Every decision is being made at in local, regional, national and global contexts. Researchers at universities are discovering solutions to be more sustainable and community colleges are equipping students to ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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The VCU Pocket Park: Creating a sustainability-oriented green space on a dynamic university campus

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a growing, changing university in the heart of the city of Richmond, VA. Green space is limited on this dense urban campus. The VCU Office ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Energizing a Growing Urban Campus: Taking Data to Implement Energy Savings & Sustainability at UW Tacoma

  • University of Washington, Tacoma (WA)
  • McKinstry (WA)

How do you take conventional building system surveys, upgrades and sub-metering data to the next level: comprehensive energy savings and genuine campus sustainability? How can you empower meaningful sustainability stewardship ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Freshman Engineering Students see Value in Sustainability-themed Project-based Learning

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Engineers are required to evaluate the economic, policy, environmental, and social implications of their work in order to promote sustainability in design and manufacturing. Traditionally, university training in problem solving ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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When Academics and Operations Collide

  • Chapman University (CA)

This proposal explores how using student senior Capstone projects can push operational activities forward and provide a new understanding of both the student experience and the inter-workings of a university ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Revolutionizing Sustainability Connections: Corporations, Communities, and Higher Education

  • Montclair State University (NJ)

The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University advances sustainability by developing community-engaged research projects and building educational programs through academic-corporate-public partnerships. We engage in activities that promote ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Curriculum for (re)Conceptualizing the University Campus as an Ecosystem

  • University of Utah (UT)

Can the planning and operations of a university campus be reconceptualized with an ecological and systems approach, viewing the campus environment as analogous to an ecosystem? If so, then an ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Sustainable Campuses: Integrating Sustainability into Your Institution

  • Audubon International (NY)

Colleges and universities can advance sustainability applications and student learning opportunities by taking an active role in sustainability initiatives that can provide on-campus benefits for improved curriculum and recruiting. This ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Passions to Projects: Utilizing Campus Resources and Creating Sustainable Relationships

  • Northern Michigan University (MI)

Our presentation, Passions to Projects: Utilizing Campus Resources and Creating Sustainable Relationships is aimed at providing students with the tools and tips necessary to turn their passions into projects and ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Tools and Strategies for Successful Living Lab Projects

  • Macalester College (MN)
  • San Mateo County Community College District Office (CA)
  • Tufts University (MA)

The campus and surrounding community are rich with learning opportunities. Ideas and passion for sustainability efforts, particularly among students, abound. Yet, the tools by which to ensure projects align with ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Student-led Sustainability Projects: How to Co-Create a Resilient Economy

  • GreenLight Solutions Foundation (AZ)

Join GreenLight Solutions Foundation for an interactive crash course that will teach you how to analyze a business through a sustainability lens and inspire you take action to co-create a ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Balancing Effort With Productivity--Lessons Learned in Managing an Impactful Intern Program

  • University of Mississippi (MS)

Whether you manage an established intern program or are faced with the daunting task of starting one from scratch, you have likely acknowledged the effort and time commitment it requires ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Intersectionality of Student-Led Projects at State University of New York at Geneseo

  • State University of New York at Geneseo (NY)

The SUNY Geneseo Office of Sustainability has five major projects that help direct our campus towards the advancement of a sustainable economy. These student-led and organized projects include composting, the ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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STARS as a Meaningful Student Learning Opportunity

  • Weber State University (UT)
  • Westminster College - Utah (UT)
  • Williams College (MA)

Engaging students in the STARS process can provide valuable student learning and ease the data collection burden on sustainability staff. This interactive panel discussion offers examples and lessons learned from ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Introducing Fitwel: Practical Applications & Learning Opportunities to Advance Campus Wellness

  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • Stantec Consulting, Ltd. (WA)

This session introduces Fitwel, a third-party health-focused rating system which utilizes evidence-based design approaches to promote positive health impacts across the built environment. Fitwel emerged at the same time as ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Making Sustainability Personal: An Experiential Semester-Long Project to Enhance Students’ Understanding of Sustainability

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Students often naively assume that pursuing sustainability is necessarily costly and difficult. However, proponents of “weak” or “business-centered” sustainability argue that well-crafted sustainability initiatives may simultaneously reduce carbon footprint and ...


Integrating Sustainability into Higher Education Curricula through the Project Method, a Global Learning Strategy

  • Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Higher levels of material well-being lead almost inevitably to giving priority to individualism and personal advancement, often at the expense of civic conscience. A proposal for integrating sustainability into the ...

  • Posted April 30, 2019
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Assessing Air Quality through a Sustainable Educational Model

  • San Diego State University (CA)

The purpose of this paper is to describe the application of a sustainable learning framework through a community-based project in the Southern California region. The Sage Project is a partnership ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Embedding Higher Education into a Real-World Lab: A Process-Oriented Analysis of Six Transdisciplinary Project Courses

  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Since the early days of the emerging research format of Real-world Labs (RwLs), higher education plays a vital role in them. Examples have been presented on teaching activities in RwLs ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Holistic Approaches to Develop Sustainability and Research Competencies in Pre-Service Teacher Training

  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Since the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into effect, both UNESCO and other international organisations recommend empowering youth to implement the SDGs in universities. Getting started with the SDGs at ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Toward designing sustainability education programs: a survey of master’s programs through semi-structured interviews

  • University of Tokyo
  • Osaka University

With the emergence of sustainability science as an academic field, sustainability education (SE) has increasingly been discussed in terms of nurturing students’ competencies to bring about environmental innovation and global ...

  • Posted Dec. 11, 2018
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Community Outreach on Steroids: Impacting People in 8 Counties While Recruiting Great Students

  • Slippery Rock University (PA)

In June 2017, Slippery Rock University's Office of Sustainability launched the 'Healthy Planet, Healthy People Environmental Summer Camp and Community Project Incubator'. The focus of this program was to ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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University of Houston-Downtown Embraces Student Engagement in Urban Agriculture and Sustainability

  • University of Houston - Downtown (TX)

The University of Houston-Downtown has created a Center for Urban Agriculture and Sustainability (CUAS) to support research, teaching and community outreach. The program not only expands the educational opportunities for ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Enhancing Student Learning and Promoting Sustainability Through Experiential Learning

  • New York University (NY)
  • University of Dayton (OH)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

This session includes experiential learning programs in three academic institutions.The programs illustrate how higher education institutions can foster public-private-community partnerships to achieve the SDGs and inform approaches to SDG ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Integrating problem- and project-based learning opportunities: assessing outcomes of a field course in environment and sustainability

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Improving student competencies to address sustainability challenges has been a subject of significant debate in higher education. Problem- and project-based learning have been widely celebrated as course models that support ...


Sustainability competencies in teacher education: Making teacher education count in everyday school practice

  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg

The need for sustainable development and societal transformation is gaining more and more relevance. Social learning processes will be needed to contribute to real change which is why the 2030 ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Developing Campus Sustainability Plans in a Capstone Course

  • Furman University (SC)
  • AASHE (PA)

Sustainability education high impact practices emphasize the importance of project-based, applied learning experiences as well as collaborative learning. Higher education professionals also emphasize the importance of capstone signature experiences. Students ...

  • Posted April 5, 2018
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Most Likely to Succeed: Tips for Students when Developing Sustainability Initiative Proposals

  • Trinity University (TX)

This poster will share practical suggestions for students for furthering their initiatives on campus. The poster will cover areas often overlooked in student proposals: day-to-day operations, risk management, alignment with ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainable Food and Dining at Trinity University: Barriers and Success

  • Trinity University (TX)

Beginning with food and dining is the most effective way for students to engage in sustainability movements because students engage with the dining hall as many as three times a ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Creating a Space for Collaboration and Cohort Building through Community Based Student Work Experiences

  • Furman University (SC)

Furman University has a very strong Student Sustainability Fellowship Program through the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability. This program provides students with project-focused, sustainability related work experiences at a ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Students Contribute Record-Breaking $6 Million to Student Green Energy Fund

  • University of South Florida (FL)

The purpose of the Student Green Energy Fund is to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to present formal proposals to a governing Fund Council with the goal ...


Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions at the University of Calgary

  • 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 ...


Community-level environmental projects as learning tools for planners: a case study of graduate planning students

Despite the potential environmental impact of urban planning, there is little research on Environmental Education (EE) in the context of urban planning curricula. This study follows graduate planning students’ learning ...


Student-led Technical Design Projects: From Conception to Implementation

  • Engineers for a Sustainable World (CO)

Engineering students are often interested in contributing directly to sustainability in their communities by conducting local technical projects. In this interactive workshop, Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), a non-profit ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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NWF EcoLeaders Helps Students Gain Project-Based Leadership Skills and Explore Career Pathways

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

National Wildlife Federation's EcoLeaders Program is a career and leadership development program for college students and young professionals. NWF's EcoLeaders provides students with the virtual space to initiate ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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From Bird Houses to Tiny Houses: Courage Changes Everything!

  • Portland Community College (OR)

A two-term project of building a tiny house for a homeless community produced a community-building learning process for students and local residents, with practical, long-lasting benefits for the City of ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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The Wicked Problems in Sustainability Initiative - Creating and Supporting a Multi-Institution Course Community

  • Engineers for a Sustainable World (CO)

Creation or replication of multidisciplinary courses with real-world context is limited by technical and economic constraints at many institutions. Efforts that connect multiple institutions to multidisciplinary resources can enable success ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Two Sides of the Same Coin: An Integrative Education Model for Sustainability and Global Citizenship

  • North Lake College - DCCCD (TX)

Two Sides of the Same Coin' is a case study of curricular and co-curricular education programs at North Lake College in Irving, Texas, part of the Dallas County Community College ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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