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Collaborative Advocacy in the Southeast: Creating a Southeast College and University Coalition

  • University of Arkansas (AR)
  • Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (GA)

National organizations, such as AASHE, convene institutions of higher education on the premise that the exchange of ideas, resources and best practices better enable the design and adoption of sustainable ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Beyond the Classroom: Experiential Learning and Students as Agents of Change within Local Communities

  • Hillsborough Community College (FL)
  • University of South Florida (FL)

Through innovative partnerships, students at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) are extending their education beyond the classroom by providing community-wide leadership in the field of sustainability. In 2012-2013, examples of student-led ...

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Climate Adaptation in the West: Audits, Assessments, and Strategic Planning to Achieve Action

  • University of Denver (CO)

Colorado and many western states face hotter and likely drier futures. Acknowledging the need for resilience, students and staff at the University of Denver embarked on an expansive environmental assessment ...

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Sparking Resilience in Your Region

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

What does it take to affect sustainable adaptations beyond the walls of your university to extend into your regional communities? UMass Dartmouth is inspiring waves of resilience and solution-seeking that ...

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Regional Cultures and Campus Sustainability: The Quebec Case

  • Sierra Youth Coalition (QC)

While no one would argue that many issues related to sustainability can only be understood on a global level, international negotiations confront us with the fact that cultural differences can ...

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Neigborhood Resilience, Using Waste to Build Justice Locally and Internationally

  • Trevecca Nazarene University (TN)

Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS) in Manila, Philippines is a ‘sister school’ to Trevecca Nazarene University (TNU) in Nashville, TN. Both schools are located in highly stressed urban environments ...

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Fueling a Regional Environmental Movement

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

Building a better future by definition is a collective effort, but often at times throughout the higher education sector we focus inward within our own institutions. While this is a ...

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Regionally Organizing for Sustainability: South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (SMHEC)

  • Kankakee Community College (IL)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)
  • Prairie State College (IL)
  • South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (IL)

South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (SMHEC) is a regional consortium of 12 higher education institutions, representing non-profit, private, for-profit and four- and two-year universities and colleges. This consortium is led ...

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Bleeding Beyond the Campus Boundaries: How Colleges and Universities are Collaborating with their Local Communities to Realize Restorative Cities Now

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

This session will explore how colleges and universities are serving as living laboratories of sustainability and how these schools are engaging their local communities to re-imagine a restorative civilization now ...

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Engaged Scholarship for Sustainability: University of New Hampshire's Initiative to Facilitate Regional Food System Collaboration

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Food Solutions New England (FSNE) is an example of a university-based effort to advance regional food system sustainability through collaboration using an engaged scholarship model. Engaged scholarship promotes mutually beneficial ...

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Illinois Green Economy Network- Building Successful Partnerships in the Green Economy

  • Green Economy (MA)

This panel presentation will address building successful partnerships across broad sectors including higher education, government, business, non-profits and communities. The Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) is an innovative partnership between ...

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Sustainable Hospitality Symposium: Central California Coast Community Partnership Links "new" Event Standards to Economic Development

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

A new model for collaboration under the umbrella of the Institute of Innovation and Economic Development (IIED) was used to create a robust conference. Participants included: five different colleges, government ...

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Sustainable Business Coordinators: Regional Collective Impacts

  • Chatham University (PA)

A growing number of businesses around the world and in Southwestern Pennsylvania have appointed Sustainability Officers/Coordinators, mirroring the successes of such positions being established at universities.

To meet the ...

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The Laboratory of Democracy: Sustainability Research, Education and Action at the State Level

  • DePauw University (IN)

College students often feel they can do very little to effect political change beyond their local communities and campuses. Traditional political internships sometimes provide glimpses into the inner-workings of politics ...

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The Rustless Belt: A Look at Western Pennsylvania's Steely Renaissance

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Western Pennsylvania has been dumped into this regional designation known as the Rust Belt, which includes a large swath of industrial cities, such as Buffalo, Detroit, and Toledo. Pittsburgh and ...

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Illinois Green Economy Network- Greening Your Curriculum Faculty Development Program

  • Green Economy (MA)

This panel presentation will address the role of higher education in sustainability and green economy education. In 2010, in partnership with 14 Illinois community colleges, the Illinois Green Economy Network ...

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Achieving Climate Neutrality by Building Local Partnerships: Local & High Quality Offset Purchasing

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College provides its students with opportunities to explore the meaning and significance of climate neutrality and encourages students to be engaged in the process of helping the College ...

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Regionally Organizing for Sustainability, South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (SMHEC)

  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)

A regional consortium of 12 higher education institutions, representing non-profit, private, for-profit and four year and two year universities and colleges organized a 2-day workshop bringing 100+ participants from multiple ...

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Students and Faculty Lead Local Green Building Projects: A Sustainable Model

  • Colorado State University (CO)

An interdisciplinary university institute focused on sustainable design and development brings together students and faculty to perform green building research and LEED project coordination for campus building projects and many ...

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Accelerating Climate Action through Local, State and Regional Networks

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)
  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

With more and more colleges and universities beginning to create climate action plans and implement sustainability initiatives, the need for developing networks to accelerate learning through peer-to-peer interaction and best ...

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Local Carbon Offset Projects: Lessons Learned from Yale, Furman, and Duke Universities

  • Duke University (NC)
  • Furman University (SC)
  • Yale University (CT)

Universities and Colleges across the nation are currently addressing climate change by making significant commitments to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions. To meet their aggressive reduction targets campuses are identifying ...

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EVERYBODY WINS! Effective Statewide/Regional Higher Ed Sustainability Partnerships

  • Kankakee Community College (IL)
  • Kansas State University (KS)
  • Kean University (NJ)

EVERYBODY WINS! Effective Statewide/Regional Higher Ed Sustainability Partnerships

Meeting of minds and hearts across institutional and disciplinary boundaries. Hierarchy leveled in shared projects. More clout with governors, legislatures, local ...

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Interregional Infusing Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Experiences from Furman and Middlebury

  • Furman University (SC)
  • Middlebury College (VT)

This panel examines the experiences of infusing sustainability across existing curriculum. Furman and Middlebury are pursuing general education requirements, concentrations and majors at the undergraduate level. To integrate sustainability further ...

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Regional Collaboration on Integrating Sustainability into the Curriculum

  • Luther College (IA)
  • Nova Scotia Community College (NS)

This panel will focus on a successful model of ten institutions collaborating on a faculty development workshop for integrating sustainability into the curriculum. The project is supported by the Associated ...

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Carbon Offsets in a Local Setting: Final Results from the Green House Project

  • Ohio University (OH)

The Green House Project was a split-incentive and education program which targeted both student renters and their landlords (hence the "split") in the Athens OH area in order to improve ...

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The Regional Sustainability Index

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

ABSTRACT: The Regional Sustainability Index

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor in the economic development of regions in many states. However, there is not a tool available to assist ...

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Live, Work and Learn Locally—Creating a Sustainable Campus Community

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Innovation occurs when students, faculty and staff can work shoulder to shoulder. For a commuter campus surrounded by high-priced real estate, the battle is getting the best and the brightest ...

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Connecting the Past to a Sustainable Future: Exploring Local Histories

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

When first year students arrive on campus, they learn how to introduce themselves. They repeatedly recite their hometowns and tentative majors. College students care about the places they consider home ...

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Partnering with Local Government to Promote Sustainable Development

  • Randolph College (VA)

Research partnerships between colleges and local government can be an effective way to promote sustainability at the community level. This project applied principles of conservation development to the analysis of ...

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Building Sustainable Local and World Community: Vision for the 21st Century Community College

  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (IA)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (MI)
  • Richland College - DCCCD (TX)

Recognizing the evolution of the junior college in the latter half of the 20th Century, the Commission on the Future of Community Colleges proposed in their 1988 publication, Building Communities ...

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Together, We Can Do More: Examples of Campus-Community Sustainability Partnership in NH's Monadnock Region

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • Keene State College (NH)
  • City of Keene (NH)

Achieving community sustainability requires striking a balance between social, environmental, and economic costs and benefits. Because no one entity or sector can achieve solutions on its own, sustainability requires collaboration ...

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Can Higher Education Change Regional Culture? How Pittsburgh's Universities are Leading a Transition Toward Sustainability

  • Duquesne University (PA)
  • EvolveEA (PA)

This presentation looks to (1) juxtapose potential approaches to engaging in university sustainability planning and implementation in two local urban case studies, (2) describe emerging opportunities for increased inter-university best ...

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Doing Local Environmental History: Developing a Sense of Place and Ecological Citizenship

  • Fashion Institute of Technology (NY)
  • Ithaca College (NY)

Since the fall of 2005 a special partnership has been nurtured between the History of American Environmental Thought course and The History Center in Tompkins County (NY). Working in teams ...

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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb Exchange Programs as a Potentially Cost Effective and Socially Beneficial Approach to Offsetting Carbon Emissions Locally

  • Oberlin College (OH)

To achieve carbon neutrality, organizations can balance unavoidable emissions by purchasing "carbon offsets" that provide credit for emissions captured or reduced elsewhere. Locally managed and implemented offset programs can provide ...

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GreenRichland: Building Sustainable Local and World Community

  • Richland College - DCCCD (TX)

As the threat of global warming and natural resource shortages becomes more of a reality, Richland College is among the first community colleges in the U.S. to participate in ...

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Moving On: From RECs to Local Offsets as Social Benefits

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

As the nation's first campus to fund Renewable Energy Credit (RECs) purchases with student dollars, the University of Colorado-Boulder was reluctant to abandon RECs. However, after considering the co-benefits ...

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University Leadership in Island Climate Mitigation

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

Islands are uniquely affected by climate change. Rising sea levels threaten coastal infrastructure and fresh water aquifers ocean acidification deteriorates coral reefs ecosystems and native forests are susceptible to new ...

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NYSERDA's Ongoing Relationships with New York State Colleges & Universities

  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) (NY)

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a public benefit corporation with a mission to use innovation and technology to solve some of New York's energy ...

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Teaching Sustainability: Engaging Students in Developing Local Sustainability Indicators

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Students play an important role in defining the culture and spirit of a campus and engaging them in sustainability initiatives on campus and beyond is an important component of the ...

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Center for Regional Food Systems

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The mission of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is to engage the people of Michigan, the United States and the world in applied research, education and outreach to ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Environmental Farming Systems

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

CEFS develops and promotes just and equitable food and farming systems that conserve natural resources, strengthen communities, improve health outcomes, and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

The Center has been working for two decades to bring sustainable solutions to the citizens and agricultural industry of Washington State. Its faculty and affiliates are working on exciting projects ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Engineering and Design Institute

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

Founded in 2000, the Engineering and Design Institute is an interdisciplinary research center focusing on green materials, sustainable design and education. The Institute works on a variety of projects to ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Sustainable Building Research

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Center for Sustainable Building Research's mission is to lead and support—through research, outreach, and education—the transformation of the regional built environment to provide for the ecological ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 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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Centre for Business and Sustainability

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

The Centre for Business and Sustainability facilitates and coordinates research related to business and environmental sustainability. The centre ensures regular communication between researchers and practitioners, including strategic decision makers in ...

  • 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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Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education

  • New York University (NY)

The Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education was established in 2000 in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University to promote environmental literacy and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Environmental Resource Management

  • University of Texas at El Paso (TX)

The Center for Environmental Resource Management provides university-wide leadership and coordination for environmentally-related research, education, and outreach activities. The CERM vision is to become a regional "think tank" for achieving ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainable Energy Research Facility (SERF)

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

FSU Renewable Energy Center is committed to promote the use of renewable energy resources available in Western Maryland and the surrounding region by developing educational activities, research projects, industrial partnership ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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