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The contribution of Regional Centers of Expertise for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Passo Fundo
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Universität Bonn (Köln)
  • Université de Bretagne Sud/University of South Brittany (Vannes)

The implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals requires a fully integrated approach between sectors, disciplines, countries, and actors. On ...


University-linked programmes for sustainable entrepreneurship and regional development: how and with what impact?

  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  • Johannes Kepler University Linz (Oberösterreich)
  • University of Augsburg (Schwaben)

State universities are increasingly being transformed from institutions with traditional teaching and research responsibilities to have a third, societal role in sustainable regional and economic development. In doing so, universities ...

  • Posted March 6, 2020
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Growing Sustainable Communities Together Through Leadership in Higher Education

  • Joliet Junior College (IL)
  • Lewis University (IL)
  • Prairie State College (IL)
  • University of Saint Francis (IN)

The South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (SMHEC) is a unique partnership of 10 higher education institutions in the south metropolitan area of Chicago extending west to Joliet, south to Kankakee ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Teaching Water Sustainability Through Regional and Global Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

The poster exhibits a multidisciplinary approach to understanding water equity and sustainability in the understudied region of Central Eurasia. The effort is led by faculty from the University of Pittsburgh ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Growing Sustainable Communities Together Through Leadership in Higher Education

  • Governors State University (IL)
  • Joliet Junior College (IL)
  • Lewis University (IL)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)
  • Prairie State College (IL)
  • University of St. Francis (IL)

The South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (SMHEC) is a unique partnership of 10 higher education institutions in the south metropolitan area of Chicago extending west to Joliet, south to Kankakee ...

  • Posted April 29, 2019
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Urban & Regional Studies Minor

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The minor in Urban & Regional Studies may be combined with another major, providing students the opportunity for a diverse learning experience. The Minor may help prepare students for careers ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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Urban & Regional Studies (BS)

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

The Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies provides a solid foundation for professional work or advanced study aimed at addressing some of the most important challenges and issues ...

  • Posted Nov. 20, 2018
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Leveraging the SDGs to Build a System-Wide Higher Education Sustainability Strategy

  • University at Albany (NY)
  • University at Buffalo (NY)
  • State University of New York at Geneseo (NY)

Sixty-Four schools, nearly half a million enrolled students, 33,000 faculty and 96,000 degrees granted annually--the higher education scope and impact of the State University of New York system ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) Networking Session

  • Rice University (TX)
  • Texas A&M University (TX)

This is a networking meeting for Texans and other parties interested in the Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) to connect and discuss campus sustainability topics unique to the ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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NE Drawdown: A Multi-College Effort to Adapt & Implement Impactful Regional Climate Change Solutions

  • Amherst College (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • Williams College (MA)

This past summer, students from Amherst, Smith, and Williams colleges investigated the global Drawdown methodology, compiled regional climate data to determine the top priorities for the area, and conducted a ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Tackling it Together: A Framework for Assessing Climate Vulnerability in the Pioneer Valley

  • Smith College (MA)

In Western Massachusetts, stakeholders are engaging with vulnerability in different ways. While some are planning at the campus and city levels, others have engaged only in areas specific to their ...


The role of higher education institutions in regional transition paths towards sustainability

  • University of Marburg

The present paper investigates the role of the located Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the transformation towards sustainability of the city of Linz as well as the region of Upper ...


Regional planning, sustainability goals and the mitch-match between educational practice and climate, energy and business plans

  • Roskilde University

While a number of studies have explored campus planning and higher education in the context of regional sustainable initiatives, little emphasis has been put into the analysis of education for ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC)

  • Princeton University (NJ)

Connect with other sustainability representatives in the Northeast region and share ideas for ongoing monthly NECSC call topics. Anyone representing sustainability in a Northeast higher education institution is welcome!

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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California's Campuses Light the Way to a Clean Energy Future: Best Practices in Solar Project Planning

  • SunPower Corp (CA)

Until recently, the majority of solar PV capacity in the US has been installed in California. As new states emerge as leaders in solar-friendly policies, decision makers at campuses across ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Arizona Tri-University Meet and Greet

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Group meeting for Arizona higher education staff and students from Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University to plan a future in-state student summit. This meeting not ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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St. Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium (and regional friends!) Meeting

  • University of Missouri-St. Louis (MO)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden (MO)

The Saint Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium would like to invite members and regional friends to this informal meet-up time to compare notes, discuss ideas, and share inspirations from the ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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From the Southeast to the UN: Reflections from GA & SC on Applying for and Launching New Regional Centres of Expertise

  • Coastal Carolina University (SC)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Portland Community College (OR)

Using sustainability education as a platform for building community and catalyzing social and environmental change in our regions has never been more important than it is right now. Sustainability education ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Powering a New South: Sustainability and Energy in the Southern US

  • Coastal Carolina University (SC)

Through an examination of the processes and experiences of a yearlong, multi-disciplinary university press project, students, instructors, and press advisors will examine energy through the lens of our local experience ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Identifying alignment between common institutional priorities and sustainability objectives: one higher ed network's findings

  • Dartmouth College (NH)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • GreenerU (MA)

As higher education grapples with a shifting landscape of priorities for the 21st Century, common themes across institutions are emerging. Simultaneously, regional or peer-group sustainability networks continue to seek effective ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Cultivating Regional Partnerships on Campus: Sourcing and Food Service for a Sustainable Mid-Atlantic Food System

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Bon Appétit Management Company
  • Common Market Philadelphia (PA)

How do colleges and universities successfully partner with sustainable producers, distributors, and food service management companies for a positive impact that goes beyond campus? Join a conversation among key players ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Carolina Survivors Initiative: Building Cultures of Inclusivity and Healing in South Carolina

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Launched in Fall 2015, the Carolina Survivors Initiative (CSI) serves the needs of recently resettled survivors of torture in Columbia, SC. With a goal of bringing global health to the ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Sustainability Education in Northern Appalachia: Connecting Gender, Race and Class in Interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This case study will address our efforts to connect gender, race and class in an interdisciplinary sustainability program at a university historically tied to the fossil fuel industry. Our efforts ...

  • 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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Powering a New South: Sustainabilty through Student Engagement in the University Press and Beyond

  • Coastal Carolina University (SC)

Through an examination of the processes, experiences, and outcomes of a yearlong, multi-disciplinary, experiential university press project, instructors and press advisors will examine energy through the lens of our local ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Composting as a Collaborative Regional School Effort

  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington (NC)

Many communities have large-scale composting facilities. The Coastal Composting Council, NHC Landfill and UNCW have constructed the following plan to pilot such a facility utilizing the schools in the Cape ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Connecting In Your Region

  • Second Nature (MA)

As schools mature in their work with sustainability, there is inevitably a point where they look outside of campus boundaries to connect with peers, community organizations, and businesses in order ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Sustainable Solutions: Let Knowledge Serve the City

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland, Oregon is making a name for itself as one of the most sustainable cities in the world. Whether you’ve heard about the farmers’ markets, the cycle-friendly streets or ...

  • Posted Aug. 18, 2016
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Sustainability Slam – My city is greener than yours

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

The purpose of the activity is to encourage creative and imaginative storytelling as well as interdisciplinary thinking using both art and science, in order to inspire greener innovations for our ...


Systematic Change Through Reciprocal Partnerships

  • Connecticut College (CT)

The Office of Sustainability at Connecticut College has demonstrated its commitment to community change in its collaborative support for the New London County Food Policy Council (NLCFPC). The NLCFPC is ...

  • Posted April 6, 2016
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Teaching Systemic Sustainability through a Local Lens: A Minnesota Experience in Engaging Students with the Greater Community

  • Prescott College (AZ)

One critical component of sustainability education is to help students understand the interconnectedness of environmental and social justice issues. The intersection of sustainability education, service learning, and social justice offers ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Capacity Through Regional Climate Action: A case study of cross-sectorial partnerships

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

Laurier has a unique relationship with local nonprofit Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR), a group that works to further environmental and economic resiliency in local organizations. SWR was initiated through a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Spearfish Local: Improving Community Health Through Collaboration

  • Black Hills State University (SD)

Black Hills State University (BHSU) and community partners are seeking to create a culture that supports and values our local food economy and other aspects of healthy communities. Located in ...

  • 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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The Sustainability Seminar: A model for sustainability curriculum connected to the local community

  • Macalester College (MN)

In 2014, Macalester College began a new initiative called Educating Sustainability Ambassadors (ESA) with the purpose of infusing sustainability across all the units of campus. The flagship program of ESA ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using Technology for Live Intercampus Conversations and Student Engagement Across a Region

  • Central Community College (NE)

Central Community College (CCC) is a college system with multiple campuses and centers in rural Nebraska. As a way to increase student engagement in sustainability, CCC created a monthly (facilitated ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Northern Roots: Growing Food in the Western Lake Superior Region: A Participatory, Public Ethnography in Film Form

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Planting and cultivation instructions: 1) Combined engaged students, hard-working farmers, a supportive university, dedicated nonprofit leaders and the fertile potential of participatory media. 2) Seed the ground with community coordination ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Project-based courses provide practical educational experience for students and advance sustainability within local community

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Collaboration between the University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD), a local non-profit that promotes sustainable energy and six area businesss has resulted in a series of class projects implemented into two ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Local Purchasing 101: we'll debunk the price myth, talk through other obstacles to local purchasing and how to overcome them

  • Denison University (OH)

With every college trying to buy more and more local food these days, many are struggling with how to do this but still meet their budget. I'll explain how ...

  • 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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Examining Environmental Justice Locally: A Case for Student Engagement and Integrated Curricular Content

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Environmental justice is often perceived as primarily an international issue. This case study uses social worker experiences to demonstrate the scope of environmental injustice in our own backyards. Social workers ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How to Effectively Use Cross Town Rivalry for More Than Just Competition

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

While cross town rivalries can be fun, perhaps they are not the best environment to promote programming; which is inherently community centered in nature. Collegiate sustainability managers are tasked with ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Regional Centers for ESD: Increasing Impact Through Collaboration

  • Aquinas College (MI)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • University of Regina (SK)
  • York University (ON)

Can you envision healthy, just, and thriving communities where sustainability education is prioritized and everyone has opportunities to shape a more sustainable future? The United Nations University has fostered an ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Online magazine and social media network for regional synergies

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Institutions of higher learning share the responsibility of empowering the individual, building community, and enriching society. The question is not whether to pursue community engagement and public outreach but how ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Putting the U in Community Solar: Creating a local, meaningful offset program

  • University of Utah (UT)

U Community Solar is an innovative program to give the University of Utah a local, tangible way to offset its carbon footprint over the next 20 years. The one-time program ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Bioregional Urbanism on Campus: Building Regional Leadership Models

  • EcoMotion (CA)
  • Earthos Institute (MA)

Bioregional Urbanism is a practice methodology that helps cities and regions become more resilient and self-sustaining in ways that measurably contribute to global sustainability. Campus communities are influential centers for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building a Statewide Sustainability Strategy in Higher Education (2014)

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (HI)

This case study will describe the first two years of developing the system-wide University of Hawaii (UH) Sustainability Strategy. In January 2014 the Board of Regents of the University of ...

  • 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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The University North Carolina’s System-Wide Energy Initiative

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The 2014 Appalachian Energy Summit is the third annual gathering for the University of North Carolina Energy Leadership Challenge. Through this ongoing, year-round initiative, campus leaders from across higher education ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Food Collaborations

  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

The way most food is currently produced, processed, distributed, and consumed has significantly negative impacts on human health & well being, climate, air and water pollution, and the viability of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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