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Intersectional Pathways for Sustainability: Empowering Students through Diverse Experiences

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

This session explores how real-world experiences for undergraduates drive sustainability progress within universities, offering multiple pathways and entry points to a four-year sustainability-focused journey. It emphasizes the importance of hands-on ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Engaging and Empowering Students With Climate Justice Programming

  • Northeastern University (MA)
  • Tufts University (MA)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Climate change is no longer about just reducing emissions or asking individuals to change their behaviors. It is about people and ensuring the voices and lives of those who have ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Zero Waste Hero: Developing a Self-Paced Certification Program for Students

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Social media, tabling events, signage , and classroom presentations….how else can we direct students to information about zero waste on campus that they can engage with and refer to throughout ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Sustainable Choices, Sustainable Futures: Empowering Students Through an Online Training

  • University of Southern California (CA)

The USC Office of Sustainability launched an online Student Sustainability Training module in April 2023. The 45-minute training allows students to explore how global sustainability imperatives connect to USC’s ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Successfully Supporting Students: A Space to Share Ideas on Effectively Managing Student Workers

  • Elon University (NC)

Many sustainability offices rely on student workers to help drive their overall mission through education, programming and more. What structures work well to manage these students? How do we as ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Developing Climate Hope, Antidotes for Climate Anxiety

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

In our line of work, we’re all familiar enough with climate anxiety and grief–it’s easy enough to despair amidst the daily slew of depressing headlines, after all ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Developing Campus-Community Sustainability Internship Programs

  • University of Florida (FL)

Creating connections between college campuses, community organizations, and businesses is vital for strengthening networks and developing sustainability projects that benefit people and planet. The Active Learning Program provides University of ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Exploring Novel Methods of Sustainability Outreach

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Over the past decade, the University of Maryland, College Park, Office of Sustainability established a legacy of successful outreach and engagement initiatives. Thousands of students, staff, and faculty have received ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Grounding Sustainability Education in Self-compassion and Radical Hope

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

We define sustainability as asking the questions, “What kind of world do we want?” and “How can we effect change to create that world?” A goal of this framing of ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Fostering Resilience to Counter Eco-Anxiety: Mindful Multi-Modal Journaling

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

Eco-anxiety surrounding the climate crisis is negatively affecting the mental health and wellness of students in schools and is compounded by the mental health and wellness crisis initiated by the ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Growing Future Change Makers: Restorative Pathways for Diverse Students and the Planet

  • California State University, San Marcos (CA)

For a number of years, it has been a priority to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion into sustainability programs for institutions of higher education, yet colleges and universities have struggled ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Transforming the Future of Finance Through Student Engagement

  • Bentley University (MA)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Northeastern University (MA)
  • Intentional Endowments Network (MA)

This session will discuss the growth and proliferation of student-managed investment funds pursuing sustainable investing strategies, as well as the growth of sustainable investing curriculum development. Speakers will highlight examples ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Supporting Resilient Climate Leaders: Designing Emotionally Informed Sustainability Programming

  • Tufts University (MA)

Drawing from dissertation research on how youth climate activists process their emotions, this presentation makes suggestions for sustainability professionals who wish to support the complex emotional experiences of our students ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Storytelling and Activism: Charting a Path to Facilitate Effective Student Advocacy

  • Marquette University (WI)
  • Wesleyan University (CT)

In popular discourse on college and university campuses, “activism” is often synonymous with organized marches or protests. While this form of activism is effective, it is not a one-size-fits-all tool ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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A campus where it's good to be

  • Université Laval (QC)

Social cohesion is important for sustainable development. Every year, the University organizes activities at the start of the academic year to encourage people to take ownership of the campus and ...


Politicizing the learning of Sustainable Development Goals through drama performances and agonistic debates: a teacher training experience from the perspective of radical democracy

  • Universitat de València

Based on empirical evidence, this research aimed to offer a methodical approach to politicizing the apprenticeship of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through drama performances and agonistic debates from the ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Embedding sustainability in university work experience placements: a De Montfort University model

  • De Montfort University

Purpose: The paper looks at the feasibility of university placements supporting small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) to operate in a sustainable manner. Due to size and resource constraints, many SMEs ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Bottom-up approach: the participation of Fridays For Future in the climate emergency declaration in the University of Salamanca

  • Universidad de Salamanca

Purpose: This study aims to describe the process leading the climate emergency declaration (CED) at the University of Salamanca. In contrast to similar initiatives, this was achieved with the participation ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Gamification to Improve Participation in an Environmental Science Course: An Educator’s Reflection

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Reticence prevalent among East Asian students has prompted educators to attempt different methods to engage them. Gamification of courses has gained popularity as an avenue to encourage students’ participation, and ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Student perceptions and interests in sustainability: differences among student groups and impact on student sustainability program participation

  • University of Georgia (GA)

Purpose: This study aims to examine factors that impact participation of diverse university students in an academic sustainability certificate and Office of Sustainability internships at the University of Georgia, recognizing ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Radical Voices: How Students Want to Learn in a Crises World

  • Catawba College (NC)
  • University of Connecticut (CT)

This session shares experiences of students in higher education in an effort to provide a platform for the "radical" voices within the Academy. We use the term radical in a ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Engage Your Campus Community Through Social Media

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Have you ever wondered how to connect to students using social media as a tool to spread awareness of your sustainability initiatives? Are you struggling to grab students’ attention online ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Bringing Out the Change-Maker in All of Us

  • City University of New York, Hunter College (NY)
  • PIPS Education Fund (NY)

Can you think of any games that use some form of currency (coins, tokens, etc.) to encourage people to keep playing? Have you ever gotten hooked on such a game ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Lightning Talks: Student Organizing & Activism

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Creighton University (NE)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Seattle University (WA)

This session consists of 3 15-minute Lightning Talk sessions related to student organizing and activism. The Lightning Talks are: Campus ESG: Development of Student-Run Sustainable Investing at Arizona State University ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Engaging Students Beyond Individual Sustainability Action

  • California State University, Fresno (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
  • Tufts University (MA)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University Mohammed VI Polytechnic
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJ)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Students have boundless energy and passion, but often express frustration that many sustainability solutions place emphasis on individual action and/or their efforts do not make a significant impact on ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Alumni & Student Engagement: Building Relationships and Career Pathways

  • Elon University (NC)
  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • Green LMN LLC (NJ)

Now, more than ever, students need support finding professional development opportunities and career pathways. Connecting alumni to students expands opportunities for students to engage in meaningful sustainability work and can ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Ava Brewer uses student-athletes as sustainability advocates for CMU

  • Central Michigan University (MI)

Central Sustainability coordinator Ava Brewer created a video promoting sustainability at CMU using student-athletes as sustainability advocates. The video will play at football, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling ...


The Week: The New Playbook for Climate Mobilization

  • The Week

The Week is a climate mobilization tool that anyone can pick up and use, for free, to create courageous conversations about climate breakdown, and what we as a society can ...


Earth Day Summit at Franklin University Switzerland

  • Franklin University Switzerland (Ticino)

The Green Office Sustainability Programs at Franklin University Switzerland hosted an Earth Day Summit showcasing multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to sustainability. By bringing together a wide diversity of academic and ...


Rice University Earth Day Festival 2023

  • Rice University (TX)

The Administrative Center for Sustainability & Energy Management (ACSEM) hosted in partnership with the Betty & Jacob Friedman Holistic Garden, the Rice Climate Alliance, and the BIOS 322 class an ...


Climate in the Classroom: Bell Tower Takeover

  • Temple University (PA)

Climate in the Classroom: Bell Tower Takeover was a special Earth Month event hosted by the Temple University Office of Sustainability, the Office of the Provost and select student and ...


The Interdisciplinary Turn: A New Model for Climate Crisis Awareness and Action in Higher Education

  • Santa Clara University (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

This webinar takes participants through the process of designing a successful, effective climate crisis awareness and action week at their own institutions, schools, or groups, using the tUrn partners + headliners ...

  • Posted April 18, 2023
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Students leading students: a qualitative study exploring a student-led model for engagement with the sustainable development goals

  • University of Calgary (AB)

Purpose Higher education institutions (HEI) play a critical role in developing student leaders equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to mobilize societal changes that the United Nations Sustainable Development ...

  • Posted April 13, 2023
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Food Justice Fellowships - Rooted in Community

  • Saint Mary's College of California (CA)

Food insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to sufficient affordable and nutritious food. Food insecurity in the San Francisco Bay Area (and our state, country ...

  • Posted Sept. 20, 2022
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Cascadia College stormwater berm work

  • Cascadia College (WA)

Students working on a stormwater berm to catch and slow water entering our campus 58-acre restored wetland! The project is funded by King County Water Treatment Division. Students learn about ...


Brainstorming Session: Reducing Waste During Campus Move-Outs (pt 2) & Move-Ins

  • AASHE (PA)

Join this brainstorming session and meet with peers to discuss everything from community partners to communications to student helpers and more. Come prepared to share, listen, or both.

The first ...

  • Posted July 28, 2022
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JCCC Students Work to Complete Tiny House Project

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

As a pathway toward institutional accreditation through the US Higher Learning Commission, Johnson County Community College developed and completed an Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP) focused on institution-wide sustainability in ...


Brainstorming Session: Reducing Waste During Campus Move-Outs

  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Join this brainstorming session and meet with peers to discuss everything from community partners to communications to student helpers and more. Come prepared to share, listen, or both.

  • Posted June 24, 2022
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An Exploration of the Relationship between Sustainability-Related Involvement and Learning in Higher Education

  • Tufts University (MA)
  • University of Michigan (MI)

Higher education institutions are charged with developing civically engaged leaders to address the pressing issues facing the country and the world. While existing literature suggests institutional practices, such as promoting ...


Washington and Lee Quick Hits: Sustainability Leadership Trip Explores Local Food

  • Washington and Lee University (VA)

Washington and Lee University takes student leaders in sustainability on a trip to explore local foods and dining waste. It features the students visiting the campus's local garden that ...

  • Posted May 19, 2022
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Development of the Assessment of Student Knowledge of Green Chemistry Principles (ASK-GCP)

  • North Dakota State University (ND)

As implementation of green chemistry into university-level courses increases, it is vital that educators have a tool to rapidly measure student knowledge of green chemistry principles. We report the development ...


Empowering undergraduate students to take action: an empathetic mindset toward education for sustainable development

  • National Sun Yat-sen University

This study aims to investigate the potential of an empathetic mindset aimed at empowering undergraduate students to work toward sustainable development (SD), addressing both theoretical and practical dimensions.


How management education is engaging students in the sustainable development goals

This paper aims to explore if, and how, business schools globally have been engaging their students in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), both inside and outside the classroom, since the ...


Engaging students in education for sustainable development: The benefits of active learning, reflective practices and flipped classroom pedagogies

  • University of Edinburgh

Effective Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) requires appropriate pedagogies that engage learners in transformative learning. These pedagogies include reflective and active learning, involving experiential, collaborative and learner-centred activities. This paper ...


Campus Clean Up 2022

  • City University of New York, College of Staten Island (NY)

On April 14,2022, College of Staten Island students joined the annual campus cleanup day. The goal was to collect as much garbage as possible on campus before grass mowing ...


University at Buffalo: Coming together as a Campus to Achieve Climate Neutrality

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

As our campus moves closer to our 2030 climate neutrality date, we annually bring our university together to give an update on our progress. This year, UB Sustainability has collaborated ...

  • Posted April 27, 2022
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Community Engagement through Earth Day Celebrations

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

How can we better engage with our communities around sustainability? How can we create connections with and between the various municipal, business, and non-profit entities in our communities? How can ...

  • Posted Feb. 9, 2022
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Student Affairs Networking and Discussion

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Join members of the NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education) Sustainability Knowledge Community team as we discuss how student affairs practitioners can infuse sustainability into their day-to-day roles. This ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Student-led AASHE STARS Outreach to Integrate and Coordinate Sustainability Efforts Across Campus

  • California State University, Fresno (CA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The Central Valley experiences unique and extremely complex problems. We produce almost a quarter of the nation's food but also contain half of the state's failing water systems ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Solve Climate Worldwide Teach-in / 3.30.22 / Engage 1 Millon Students

  • Bard College (NY)

Time to address climate change is short. With universities returning to in-person education, as educators at this moment, we have the responsibility to engage our entire campuses in urgent discussions ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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