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Growing Community, Education, and Action through UC Berkeley’s Student Environmental Resource Center

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) at UC Berkeley cultivates a collaborative space for strengthening the collective effectiveness of the sustainability community, and provides resources for students to actualize their ...

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Integrating Sustainability into Greek Life: Empowering Students and Creating a Sustainable Campus Culture

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

For hundreds of years Greek organizations across the country have instilled in students the distinct values of tradition, scholarship and positive social influence through leadership. Due to the high diversity ...

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Developing partnerships with students around energy use: the role of energy literacy

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)
  • University of Plymouth (Devon)

Carbon reduction and climate change are key agendas in UK higher education (HE), as they are internationally. Existing research has highlighted the importance of developing partnerships for sustainable development in ...

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Engaging Residential Students in Energy Saving via Behavior Change

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)
  • NORESCO (NC)

This case study will feature results at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, which began its partnership with the Energy Service Company NORESCO in 2011. While many Energy Service Contracts only ...

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Training Students for Sustainability Practice – Curriculum v2.0

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

Six years ago we launched a professionally-oriented undergraduate curriculum that confers a bachelors degree in Environmental Sustainability. Over the last year we have undertaken a critical review of this curriculum ...

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Sustainable Design: Student Challenges with the Creative Process

  • Daemen College (NY)

Effective design process requires collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving skills applied to the challenges in our local and global communities. As we seek sustainable solutions, we must consider the long-term impacts ...

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Give & Go Move-Out Donation Program: Multifaceted Student Outreach Campaign

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford’s newly revamped and rebranded Give & Go Move Out donation program in R&DE Student Housing has dramatically reduced the waste stream sent to landfills at the end of ...

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Students & Climate Change Intervention: Investment Office Insights

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (NY)

Focused on campuses with the intention of mobilizing student activists, late in 2012 a "divest from fossil fuel" campaign was begun. Most faith and values-driven institutional investors were attentive to ...

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Aha- Yes We Can! Engaging Diverse Student Groups at Community Colleges

  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)

Aha- Yes We Can! Engaging Diverse Student Groups at Community Colleges Practiced and Proven. It is widely understood that engaging students in sustainability within a community college is incredibly and ...

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From Home to Haiti: Hooking Students on the Public Interest

  • Portland State University (OR)

In this Rapid Fire Panel Discussion, Fellows at the new Center for Public Interest Design at Portland State University will discuss innovative methods for student and community engagement through a ...

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Student Innovation and Materials Management in Portland: The CES Model

  • Portland State University (OR)

Many organizations are taking a more strategic approach towards managing the waste they generate. Driven by the opportunity to improve environmental and economic performance, they are prioritizing their waste stream ...

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A Student Learning-Centered Launch to a Healthy and Sustainable Campus Initiative at Woodbury University

  • Woodbury University (CA)

In fall of 2013, Woodbury University launched an initiative to make campus practices and culture measurably sustainable by AASHE STAR standards. Sustainability at Woodbury would be built within the university ...

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Students Learning Sustainable Practices in Organizations

  • Morehouse College (GA)

The purpose of this poster session is to display how the utilization of an impactful pedagogy, case study method can bring interesting, real world situations in the classroom. A case ...

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Cross-Disciplinary, Student-led Sustainability Projects that Build Engagement and Realize Core Learning Outcomes

  • Portland Community College (OR)

This presentation will share highlights from projects which seek to support instructors in the development and implementation of sustainability curriculum thereby increasing student engagement and improving their knowledge, skills and ...

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Harnessing student enthusiasm through a Waste Reduction Task Force

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland State University’s Waste Reduction Task Force is a student-led initiative that seeks to redefine the way PSU’s campus community looks at trash. Through partnering with strategic departments ...

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Educating for Sustainability: A Solution to Student Retention?

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

In the current climate of increased governmental oversight of higher education and fiscal downturns, increased scrutiny is being paid to retention and graduation rates as markers of an institution’s ...

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Accomplish More, Work Less

  • University of Denver (CO)

The University of Denver Undergraduate Student Government Sustainability Committee (SUSCOM) has evolved into an efficient and well-organized platform for organizing and implementing student-led sustainability initiatives. This, however, was not always ...

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A Hut Trend: Student to student engagement enabling sustainability

  • University of Florida (FL)

Are you tired of people walking away at the sound of the word “sustainability”? Sustainability interns at the University of Florida have developed a solution to this problem: The Sustainability ...

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Empowering Students with Knowledge and Knowhow on Sustainability

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

University is a place where students not only gain knowledge, but also get the opportunity to acquire the vision and leadership insight needed for leading their future communities. Moreover, students ...

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Leveraging Student Fees to Facilitate Student Led Initiatives

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)

In 2007, the University of North Carolina at Asheville instituted a $20/semester student green fee to create a sustainability fund, and created the Student Environmental Center (SEC), a student-led ...

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Growing Sustainable Student Leaders

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Employability is becoming the standard by which we measure the value of a college degree. It is up to higher education professionals to incorporate opportunities for professional development into the ...

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Knowledge matters: Sustainability education trumps narcissism

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Recent research has indicated troubling trends for sustainability in higher education. Student narcissism and individualism are at record high levels, yet empathy is headed in the opposite direction. Is it ...

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Sustainability, Community and Voice: The Power of Student TED Talks

  • Chapman University (CA)

Sustainability as an area of focus for the first-year seminar can seem abstract and distant, with only occasional connections to students’ everyday lives. By asking students to give their own ...

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From Surplus to Purpose: A student study to rediscover the value of outdated furniture

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

In the spring of 2012, Johnson County Community College’s (JCCC) Interior Design program introduced a Special Topics course in re-upholstery, having been prompted by students curious about new ways ...

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Students Heat Up Las Pintas: An immersive service experience in solar technology

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

Water is a necessity for all of us, but to some, heating it is a luxury. Now in its second year, the Las Pintas Solar Experience takes Johnson County Community ...

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Forging Access Between Sustainable Campus Initiative and Students

  • Kent State University (OH)

This talk considers how knowledge sponsorship and technological determinism of English Departments and campus communities hinder the sustainability consciousness raising for students and campus community members. Kent State University is ...

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Working on Waste at the Kwantlen Student Association

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (BC)

The Kwantlen Student Association completed a student led waste audit of our student owned and run GrassRoots Cafe and main offices in early 2014. After the waste audit we have ...

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A National Online Community for Student Sustainability Leaders

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

We will share stories from student sustainability leaders from across the country that are connecting with one another, building relationships and sharing ideas about how they are making their campuses ...

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Engaging students in Years of Living Dangerously

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

The YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY is a journey into the eye of the storm, as Hollywood’s brightest stars and today’s most respected journalists explore the issues of climate ...

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The Implicit Nature of Holistic Sustainability Education: The Student Perspective at Green Mountain College

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)

Much has been written about the theoretical underpinnings of a holistic approach to sustainability education, including deep learning and systems theories. Though some studies discuss the need to implement such ...

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Addressing Campus Sustainability Challenges with the Social Sciences: Linking Applied Learning to Student Performance

  • Portland Community College (OR)

What do the social sciences have to offer for understanding and addressing campus sustainability challenges? This is the question undergraduate environmental science and studies students explore as part of a ...

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Effectiveness of a Student-led Sustainability Advocacy Coalition

  • Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA), located in East Texas, formed a Sustainability and Energy Management Committee, made up of mid-high level administrative and academic staff. Their primary function was ...

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Student sustainability grants for campus projects at Ohio State

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

All across America, institutions struggle to expand programming and to provide meaningful learning opportunities to their students during times of shrinking budgets, increasing costs and reduction of state support. Oftentimes ...

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Student Activism to Catalyze Campus Sustainability

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo (HI)

Students hold a tremendous amount of power on both their campuses and their greater communities. When students make their voices heard through nonviolent actions, collaboration, and activism, social and sustainable ...

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Pedagogic elements for student interest in an introductory course

  • University of Louisville (KY)

While there are many contested strategies for delivering an education for sustainable development, there are far fewer empirical studies demonstrating the relationships between classroom elements that generate the interest necessary ...

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The Real Food Campus Commitment: Sustainable Food Purchasing and Student Decision Making at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Real Food Campus Commitment is a pledge for colleges and universities stating that they will buy at least 20% Real Food by 2020. Signing onto the commitment can be ...

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Green Events: Engaging Students in Sustainability via Event Planning

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Planning and attending events is a key facet of undergraduate student life. Planning these events allows student leaders to develop important life skills including: teamwork, logistics, prioritization, outreach and time ...

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Service Learning and Sustainability: Students prepare environmental risk assessment reports for urban homeowners in Nashville

  • Tennessee State University (TN)
  • Vanderbilt University (TN)

In 2010 the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement at Tennessee State University (TSU), a historically black college, presented a proposal to the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD ...

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Sustainability: A Solution to Student Retention

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

Recent statistics from The Princeton Review indicate that 69 percent of college applicants now cite an institution's level of commitment to environmental sustainability as a factor in their college ...

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Forging Alliances: Adaptive Methodologies for Engaging Students

  • California State University, Long Beach (CA)

Initiatives on campus require lasting and adaptive student engagement to remain sustainable themselves. This case study analyses the successes and challenges of student engagement methodologies employed via two related sustainability-based ...

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Furman University's Sustainability Living Learning Communities

  • Furman University (SC)

Furman University has had a long standing commitment to promoting engaged learning through the development of academic learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom setting. As part of Furman’s ongoing ...

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Crafting a Comprehensive Student Internship Program

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Our Office would like to share strategies used, successes and challenges faced, and lessons learned during our efforts to build and stabilize a Sustainability Student Intern Program. Established in the ...

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Engaging Students in Climate Research with High Altitude Stratospheric Balloons

  • Trevecca Nazarene University (TN)

For the last four years, Trevecca Nazarene University has been using small-scale high altitude balloon flights to engage students in climate research and raise awareness of that research within the ...

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Cultivating Sustainability Scholars

  • George Mason University (VA)

George Mason University committed to greatly expanding opportunities for undergraduate scholarship through a Quality Enhancement Program associated with the university’s re-accreditation in 2009. Core faculty from Mason’s Environmental ...

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Student to Student: Best Practices and Lessons Learned with Student Engagement

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

This session will provide an overview of a student internship program that empowers college students to be tomorrow’s energy efficiency leaders. Currently on 23 universities and colleges and employing ...

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Transitioning to Zero Waste Hockey: A Student Run Pilot

  • University of Denver (CO)

Last year students at the University of Denver in partnership with Ritchie Center Athletics led the charge to institute zero waste hockey games at the University of Denver. This grassroots ...

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Sustainability Literacy & Pro-Environmental Behavior -a comparison across domestic and international students at Ohio State Univ

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Ohio State University (OSU), one of the nation’s largest public universities, ranks among the top 10 nationally for international student enrollment. As per the findings of the Open ...

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What is Old is New Again: Readapt Strategies to Engage Students in Leadership, Social Justice, and Sustainability

  • Clemson University (SC)

In our work with students, it is important to be able to articulate what we value on a daily basis. Within University Housing and Dining Services at Clemson University, Residential ...

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Adapting Eco-Rep Training to Optimize Student Experience

  • Elon University (NC)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Eco-Rep training materials and training sessions are vital to laying the ground work for a fun and beneficial student experience, establishing accountability and ultimately contributing to Eco-Rep retention. With time ...

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Closing the Loop on Waste: How Student Waste Becomes a Community Resource

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

At the end of every school year, students leave unwanted goods behind…literally tons of it. Faced with the question of how to handle this wanton waste, Appalachian State University ...

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