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Setting Ideas into Action: An Example of Student Leadership

  • San Diego State University (CA)
  • Emerging Technologies Associates, Inc. (CA)

How do we advance sustainability in higher education? How do we tap into the student body to gain ownership of an idea? How do we set ideas in action? A ...

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Harnessing Student Talent to Invigorate, Forge and Sustain Partnerships

  • Focus the Nation (OR)

This panel discussion showcases a community college's student-led initiative to create a community renewable energy project and will explore three key components to building strategic partnerships and effective collaborations ...

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Student Energy Simulations Guiding Facility Retrofits: Connecting Student Learning Outcomes to Facility Efficiency

  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GA)
  • Georgia Perimeter College (GA)

Facilities improvements on existing institutional buildings can support student learning outcomes, inter-institutional collaborations, and industry partner collaboration, especially amidst institutional budgetary challenges. A community college in the Southeastern U.S ...

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Changing the Campus Dynamic: The student creation and administration of the Sustainability Initiatives Fund at Johnson County Community College

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

In fall 2009, a small cohort of Honors students at Johnson County Community College took it upon themselves to campaign across campus, petitioning their peers, appealing to the President, and ...

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Making Progress: Challenges & Successes With an Every Changing Student Body

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

All Universities have the same problem, students have the nerve to graduate and move on after 4 years, or even less in some cases. Many students early in their college ...

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Compounding Interest: How and Why Southern Connecticut State University Decided to Prioritize Teaching First Year Students about Sustainability

  • Southern Connecticut State University (CT)

In Spring 2010, as part of an effort to build a lasting foundation of sustainable practices on campus, Southern Connecticut State University's Sustainable Climate Committee prioritized curriculum development for ...

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Sustainable Change at UAF: Initiated and Managed by Students

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

What's better than having a $20 student sustainability fee? Having those monies managed by students! Come hear about how the Review of Infrastructure, Sustainability and Energy (RISE) Board operates ...

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How to Partner with Students to Propose, Fund, and Operate a Successful Campus Sustainability Resource Center

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

UC San Diego successfully partnered with students to propose and build its first campus Sustainability Resource Center (SRC) in 2009 which has become the ultimate one-stop shop for all things ...

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A New Collaborative Model for Student Leadership in Sustainability

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Students play a major role in the campus sustainability movement, often having a more powerful voice than the faculty or staff. It is therefore crucial to ensure that students are ...

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Students Step Up Sustainability in Minnesota's Cities: the Green Step Cities Project

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Students from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities create sustainability plans and actions in Minnesota as part of the Sustainability Studies Minor capstone course. With faculty direction, students work on city ...

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Overcoming Silos in Student Activism

  • University of Oregon (OR)

How do students break isolation between campus activists to create authentic and affective collaboration? Our university houses 106 student groups, each focused on a unique issue. Yet even with such ...

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Making Sense of the Label: A Collaboration Between Chemistry Graduate Students and University Facilities to Rank and Compare Green Cleaning Products

  • University of Oregon (OR)

Green cleaning products are traditionally considered based on vendor recommendations and third-party certifications as well as cleaning efficacy. A desire to satisfy the green cleaning standards for LEED certification raises ...

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How to Create a Student Sustainability Office at Your University

  • Utah State University (UT)

Universities across the nation are looking into renewable-funding initiatives to support their efforts to be more sustainable. Utah State University's (USU) Blue Goes Green initiative's success has set ...

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Laboratory Fume Hood Campaigns: Students Educating Staff to Save Energy

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

Students are valuable campus leaders and effective advocates for energy savings on campus, including in unique locations like scientific laboratories. By spearheading lab fume hood campaigns and/or competitions, students ...

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A Solar Bus Stop Rises in Student Learning Opportunity

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (NC)

The project started in 2004 when a faculty member from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (AB Tech), filled out a purchase order and sent away for an aluminum frame bus stop ...

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Creating Sustainable Dining Options: Barriers and Hopeful Solutions for Feeding Hungry Students

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The presenters share their experience with analyzing the College of Charleston's (SC) current student dining options. Currently there is minimal institutional and contractural support for sustainable dining options, such ...

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Student Summit Keynote Given by Billy Parish

  • AASHE (PA)

Billy Parish is Co-Founder and President of Solar Mosaic, a solar investment marketplace, and Co-Author of Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money & Community in a Changing World. In 2002, he ...

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Environmental studentship program as strategy to reach Sustainable University objective

  • Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

One of the most important challenges of sustainable universities is to incorporate the environmental issues in education curriculum and research and in campus design. Federal University of Uberlândia, in Brazil ...

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Empowering Students to Build a Pipeline of Sustainable Solutions

  • Focus the Nation (OR)

This session will examine successful strategies to meaningfully engage students that harnesses their youthful idealism in a pragmatic way, promotes campus and community sustainability goals, and develops the skills they ...

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It IS Easy Being Green: Promoting Campus Sustainability as a Student Leader

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

There are three components to the Triple Bottom Line: environmental, social and economic. When separated, they are just that, but when these three components are equally emphasized, sustainable transformation for ...

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Teaching Business Sustainability Through Student-Led Corporate Sustainability Audits

  • Ithaca College (NY)

Universities and colleges around the globe are beginning to offer more courses to teach students about environmentally responsible business practices. These courses often offer important theoretical foundations for students who ...

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Creating and Maintaining a Sustainability Student Worker Network

  • Macalester College (MN)

The initiative for sustainability at Macalester College took an unusual institutional turn in 2008, with the formation of the original Sustainability Student Worker Network. The Network is a working group ...

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Student Sustainability Film Festival: Winning Entries

  • Media Institute for Social Change (OR)

This session features winning short films produced by college students about what their communities or campuses are doing for sustainability-and also provides guidelines and sample curriculum to help students, instructors ...

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Lost in Translation: The transfer of Climate Change knowledge into sustainable behaviour among the students at the University of Auckland

  • Monash University (VIC)

Behaviour change has been identified broadly as a function of how people perceive particular issues based on their interests, values and norms. As such, the notion of framing issues has ...

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Activism that Pays: How Student Social Entrepreneurship Can Revitalize Your Campus

  • New York University (NY)

Student clubs and organizations can be a useful platform for getting students involved, but is this traditional model of engagement limiting student capacity? This workshop, aimed at students and sustainability ...

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Campus Environmental Caucus: Connecting Students, Faculty and Staff Across Disciplines and Departments

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The mission of the Environmental Caucus is to facilitate creative and strategic communication across campus to advance the institutional commitment to sustainability and to promote education, research, and collaboration on ...

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Student Sustainability at Northern Arizona University: Creating Relationships Between Grassroots and Institutional Leadership

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Many environmental student groups in higher education have to work within the parameters of any other student group on campus. This can often be difficult when advocating for a full ...

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An Exploratory Qualitative Study of Green Student Centers' Influence on the Campus Environment

  • Old Dominion University (VA)

Green building and design is an emerging trend in institutions of higher education. It is important to consider the practices and expectations of the users of green buildings. The attitudes ...

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Sustainable University IdeaLab: Engaging Students Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Universities have big budgets, big energy bills, and large carbon and waste footprints. They also waste a major resource: large numbers of students with great entrepreneurial, technological, and innovative potential ...

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Learning Within the Student Recreation Center: A USGBC Research to Practice Project

  • Sonoma State University (CA)

A small group of undergraduate students came together to participate in the US Green Building Council's Research to Practice pilot program. They chose to engage in a study of ...

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Students as Key Stakeholders in Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Thompson Rivers University (BC)

This research project attempted to gauge the "culture of sustainability" among students at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and to determine whether students are key stakeholders in advancing sustainability by contributing ...

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Using Student Engagement to Drive AASHE STARS

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

Our University, like many other institutions of higher education has engaged in AASHE STARS. During the Spring 2012 semester, our institution piloted a unique approach to gathering the massive amount ...

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UBC Solar: An Example of Student Directed Faculty-Student Research Partnerships

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The research interests of faculty members direct most of the academic output in university environments. While there are opportunities for students to suggest research topics, these are largely limited to ...

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Bringing Your Green Fund to the Next Level: Creating Tomorrow's Leaders Through Student-Driven Internal Growth and Leadership Development

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

Campus Green Funds are a necessary component for any college campus striving towards sustainability goals, though few realize its full potential. Since its inception in 1999, the student organization, Associated ...

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A Case Study of Multi-Campus, Interdisciplinary Energy Education to Empower Student Engagement

  • University of Hawaii Community Colleges (HI)

Today's students are tech and media savvy and ready to work at a professional level with mentors and stakeholders who can help them make a measurable impact in the ...

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Green Games at UNC-Chapel Hill: An Innovative Approach to Engaging Students in Peer Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Green Games is an environmental competition among the residence halls at UNC-Chapel Hill. Since its inception in 1994, Green Games has evolved into an active and engaging tool for promoting ...

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More Than Just a "Green Building": How the Green Quad Has Become a Leader in Faculty, Staff, Student, and Community Collaboration

  • Clemson University (SC)

The University of South Carolina's Green Quad was one of the early pioneers that raised everyone's awareness regarding sustainability and green issues in the Southeast. Today, the Green ...

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Engaging Students in Sustainable Food Procurement: The Real Food Calculator at the University of Washington

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The Real Food Challenge approaches student engagement in food systems work reform in various ways, one of which is an in-depth student research tool called the Real Food Calculator. It ...

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Why Would We Work Together?: Sustainability Projects and Interdisciplinary Student Learning

  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (WV)

Sustainability, as a concept, is a familiar part of curriculum and a high priority for colleges and universities throughout the world. In an effort to meet the interdisciplinary research goals ...

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Squeezing Water Out of Rocks: Two Years of the Sustainability Fee at Western Michigan University

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

On April 15, 2010 our Board of Trustees approved a student initiated Sustainability Fee. Fourteen-thousand square feet of student gardens, ten-thousand travel mugs, hundreds of worms, fifty internships, sixteen grant ...

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Creating a culture of firestarters: How to cultivate highly effective students

  • University of Missouri (MO)

Students are an essential part of a robust campus sustainability movement. Their involvement is not only educationally valuable for them, it can also expedite your projects and allow you to ...

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Toward Zero Waste: An Initiative for the Student Union

  • Boston University (MA)

Campus dining is an intimate part of student life at any university, with the potential to have a major impact on culture. Learn how Dining Services can align with the ...

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A Student-Led Sustainability Fund at The University of British Columbia

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Through holding a referendum in March 2011, students have established a fund for the selection of sustainability projects. A sustainability fund marketing launch plan has been developed by partnering with ...

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Institutionalizing Innovation: Student Government "sustainability"" bodies and roles"

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Once students (via student clubs or individually) begin experimenting with efforts to make their programs/campuses/communities more sustainable, additional leaders pick them up and want to incorporate such experiences ...

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Student Eco-Rep Programs: Meeting the evolving needs of an existing program

  • Champlain College (VT)

With now over 60 student sustainability education Eco-Rep Programs across the US and Canada, several of which are 5-10 years old, it is time to step back, reflect on where ...

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Campus Sustainability Programs as a Tool for Building Student Leadership

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Campus sustainability organization can be an important avenue for student leadership development. At the University of South Carolina, applying green values across the campus has gone beyond transforming the curriculum ...

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Hands-on undergraduate instruction in renewable energy; Linking student research and community partners

  • Allegheny College (PA)

Students in an introductory research methods class have engaged in research projects that enable them to help evaluate various local renewable energy options. All are hands-on projects that require students ...

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Designing and implementing a robust and sustainable student green fund: Recommendations from Sustainability Officers

  • University of Vermont (VT)

College campuses across the U.S. and abroad have seen a growth of student campaigns to take institutional action on climate change. One of the barriers to implementing sustainability initiatives ...

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Where do I start? Resources available for the academic study of sustainablity in higher education

  • Ball State University (IN)

For the student of higher education, entering the world of sustainability can be quite overwhelming. This presentation provides a review of academic resources available for the student of sustainability in ...

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How Green is Your Move-In? Maximizing Your Opportunities During Student Move-In Operations

  • Baylor University (TX)

Move-In operations for colleges and universities offer a unique opportunity to immediately engage the student, faculty, and staff communities in sustainable practices. Uniting a diverse set of on-campus groups with ...

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