Coordination & Planning

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Stormwater Runoff Management and Green Infrastructure on Loyola University Chicago Membership Required

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Stormwater runoff is a major problem all cities face. The Stormwater Runoff Management Project is a student-led project working with campus sustainability staff who's goal is to reduce the ...

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Big Potato, Hot Potato, Little potato: Start Sub-Metering Utilities with Limited Resources Membership Required

  • Macalester College (MN)

The 'big-potato' task of sub-metering your entire campus can be daunting just thinking about it, let-alone getting it going. Where do you start? Which 'hot-potato' do you meter first? Electrical ...

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The Living Principles: A catalyst for driving positive change Membership Required

  • Minneapolis College of Art Design (MN)

The Living Principles' (LP) is a systems thinking framework, created by sustainability practitioners, as a catalyst for driving positive change both institutionally and culturally. LP distills the four streams of ...

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Pre conference Officer's Workshop - Leadership Essentials - Strategic Planning Membership Required

  • Stanford University (CA)

This workshop will focus on one of the key leadership and professional development skills - strategic planning. 'Strategic direction' is referred to as directions to position an organization to be successful ...

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Stanford reduces emissions by 68% in 2015 Membership Required

  • Stanford University (CA)

In late 2011, Stanford's Board of Trustees approved the investment in SESI, of which a key component is a replacement Central Energy Facility for heat recovery, to meet the ...

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Fostering Sustainability Engagement: My Cardinal Green Membership Required

  • Stanford University (CA)

Founded in 2008, Stanford's Office of Sustainability aims to expand upon the success of infrastructure innovation to educate and engage the campus community through seasonal, targeted conservation efforts: Cardinal ...

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Building a Campus-Wide Sustainability Network from the Ground Up, a Case Study Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Geneseo (NY)

In this presentation I will detail the work and progress made in developing our campus sustainability structure. At SUNY Geneseo, sustainability has been part of the conversation on campus for ...

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Embedding Sustainability across The University of British Columbia Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The poster session will provide a visually engaging overview of how the University of British Columbia is integrating sustainability across teaching, learning and research, operations and infrastructure, and community. Through ...

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Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Sustainability Program at the University of British Columbia Membership Required

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Participants will explore the foundations that underpin our award-winning program which partners operational staff, faculty and students to catalyze campus sustainability efforts. Our program has coordinated more than 1000 diverse ...

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Automating Key Steps in the STARS Rating Process: Using Content Analysis to Perform Sustainability Course Inventories Membership Required

  • University of Florida (FL)

This presentation focuses on a practical and innovative approach to conducting the sustainability course survey that is required of the STARS rating system. If you are a sustainability coordinator or ...

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Build a Quick, Convincing Business Plan That Gains Administration Support And Transforms Your Campus Sustainability Membership Required

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Learn the proven mechanics of developing and delivering a plan for your sustainability initiative in the business language and format that decision makers in higher education understand and expect. Presenter ...

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College & University Recycling Coalition Annual Business Meeting Membership Required

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The annual business meeting of the College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC) is open to all conference attendees. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn about what CURC has been ...

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Free-Range Student Employees: How to build a hands-off, highly engaged student employee program Membership Required

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The Sustainability Student Employee program at U.Va. has, over the past 6 years, effectively run U.Va.'s student outreach programs and campaigns, winning national awards and making impactful ...

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Putting the Action in a Climate Action Plan: Sustainability Planning with Community Input as the Foundation Membership Required

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Virginia Commonwealth University has been a leader in sustainability since signing onto the ACUPCC in 2008. VCU drafted its first Climate Action Plan in 2010, and submitted its first STARS ...

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The unusual case of campus sustainability from the top down Membership Required

  • Weber State University (UT)

Weber State University (WSU) in Ogden, Utah, a mainly commuter campus in a conservative state, has made major sustainability accomplishments in the last eight years. This session will outline these ...

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Meeting Climate Action Plan goals through the introduction of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) at West Chester University Membership Required

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

West Chester University's President signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in October, 2010 and a Climate Action Plan (CAP) was written. One objective of CAP was ...

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Working Differently Together Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (WI)

"Working Differently Together" will examine the differences, similarities, and advantages found in proven as well as up-and-coming Systems Thinking Methodologies as tools for creative thinking and problem solving. Too many ...

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Including Wellness in the Sustainability Model: A five-year case study Membership Required

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

It is unique to include “wellness” as a component of sustainability. This presentation will describe the visual model we have been using at Bemidji State University since 2009. My introduction ...

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Assessing a Sustainability Themed Strategic Plan Using STARS Data Membership Required

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian State University’s new strategic plan integrates sustainability as its core theme. Setting sustainability targets and identifying metrics used to track the effectiveness of a sustainability-themed strategic plan is ...

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Central New Mexico Community College: Journey to sustainability Membership Required

  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)

This project outlines the evolution of sustainability initiatives at Central New Mexico Community College and explains how our experience can serve as a guide for facilities personnel and faculty at ...

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Green Certifications: Tailor to Your College Membership Required

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Western Washington University (WA)

Changing behavior and engaging diverse audiences are important and challenging aspects of implementing successful sustainability programs in higher education. These programs are easily tailored to engage multiple and varied campus ...

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Assessing the Culture of Sustainability Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This session will provide an overview of efforts at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (U-M) to develop a framework for assessing and advancing a culture of sustainability on campus. Culture ...

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The Development of a Campus Sustainability Plan Membership Required

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

In 2008, initiated by a faculty-driven effort, the Provost and the deans of the colleges formed a new university-wide Institute for Sustainability at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) whose mission ...

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Sustainability as Appalachian State University’s Strategic Plan Membership Required

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Sustainability has been a long time core value for the institution. We have made great strides in a number of areas; these are reflected in our STARS scores. This poster ...

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Operational Effectiveness and Efficiency through Sustainability Membership Required

  • North Carolina A&T State University (NC)

The challenges that the North Carolina A&T state University is facing is not unique to it as an HBCU but is also being faced by other peer institutions ( competitive educational ...

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The first assessment system for campus sustainability in Japan Membership Required

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

The first campus sustainability assessment system in Japan was created at Hokkaido University in 2013, which covered 4 categories of management, education and research, environment, and local community. STARS by ...

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From the experience of the STARS International Pilot Membership Required

  • Kyoto University

Kyoto University established Office for a Sustainable Campus in April 2013 to transform our campus from “Eco-campus” to “Sustainable campus”. Since then, in addition to our conventional efforts such as ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Students and Administration Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)

There is a disconnect between students and the administration. The disconnect plays out in student and admin vision, in project proposals, and strategies for change and growth. It plays out ...

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Sustainability Planning on a Decentralized Campus Membership Required

  • University of Denver (CO)

Taking an organized approach to sustainability planning on a university campus can be a challenging and daunting task; however, if managed well, it can also be a fulfilling and unifying ...

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Analysis of Canadian STARS-rated Campus Sustainability Plans and Policies Membership Required

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Sustainability governance, including the creation of campus sustainability policies and plans, can help institutionalize sustainability on campus. This study aims to deepen our understanding of Canadian higher education institutions (HEIs ...

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Zero Client System: Computing to reduce energy consumption Membership Required

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

This case study demonstrates how a Zero Client System, a type of cloud based computing, reduces energy consumption by at least 88%. The system reduces user and administrative power loads ...

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Mind Mapping: A Systems Thinking Application for Change Management Membership Required

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Environmental Leadership Program

A growing number of students, faculty, and staff are increasingly concerned about their environmental impacts and demand immediate action to be taken. Despite good intentions, these same people can act ...

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Climate Adaptation & Resiliency in Colgate’s 2013 Campus Master Plan Membership Required

  • Colgate University (NY)

Changing weather patterns due to climate change are beginning to have profound impacts on campus operations and budgets while also disrupting the academic mission, study behaviors, and overall quality of ...

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Envisioning Sustainable Futures with Scenario Planning Membership Required

  • Lane Community College (OR)

Predicting the future is not easy. We live on a rapidly changing planet that is fundamentally different than it was when any of us were children. Technology is changing fast ...

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The Evolution of an Eco-Reps Program to Advance Institutional Goals Membership Required

  • Lehigh University (PA)

The Eco-Reps program at Lehigh University began in the fall of 2010 as a pilot project by environmentally-minded students. Eco-Reps started out as an informal club but quickly became a ...

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Sustainability 3.0 - Navigating the New Economic Frontier in Higher Education Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Purdue University (IN)

Like many organizations, higher education is going through a time of transformation. We are called to action to respond to competing demands, funding pressures, risk mitigation and governance, all while ...

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Plenary Session 4: Data to Action: Advancing Sustainability Investment Decisions Membership Required

  • Denison University (OH)
  • Lane Community College (OR)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

Discover how data and metrics play pivotal roles in generating positive sustainability investments through stories of field-tested best practices on two data-driven programs that encourage bold sustainability investments: STARS 2 ...

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STARS Strategies for Large/Public Universities Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Since Colorado State first submitted a full report under STARS in 2011, the question has been continually raised about how the reporting framework might favor small private schools. After all ...

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Captain of the Canoe: Leading a 1 Man Office with FREE Digital Resources Membership Required

  • St. Thomas Aquinas College (NY)

You’re either at a very small school with one person departments or at a lean institution where it’s hard to get additional help to run your unit. Either ...

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Engage. Inspire. Act.- Pioneering Mid-Course Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

Sustainability at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee grew from the middle, up and out across campus over the years. Beyond the Office of Sustainability there are champions in facilities, student life ...

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ECOPUMA, the strategy for Sustainable University of UNAM Membership Required

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (DF)

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is the main cultural project of Mexico and the most important university in Latin-America. Attends 330,382 students and produce 35.2% of ...

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Institutionalizing Sustainability Bringing Academics & Operations Membership Required

  • Lane Community College (OR)

At Lane Community College, Sustainability is one of six Strategic Directions. Lane has embarked on a process to develop policies and procedures that support and encourage students and staff to ...

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Sustainability Committee Structures Membership Required

  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)

Committees are a common organizational tool for sustainability on campuses and in our communities and businesses. Leaders and sustainability staff have needs that can be met by committees, including expertise ...

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STARS 101: Everything You Need to Know Membership Required

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

Since 2006, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a membership organization of colleges and universities committed to building a sustainable world, has engaged in a ...

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Can you Hear me Now? Metrics for Sustainability Communications Membership Required

  • American University (DC)
  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Princeton University (NJ)

Whether you are marketing an event, campaign, or simply advertising a service your office offers, tracking your communications success is essential to growing your audience and engaging your community. Every ...

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Sustainability Officers’ Workshop: Essential Facilitation Tools & Technology to Advance Communication Skills, Leadership, and Project Management on Your Campus Membership Required

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)

Having strong facilitation skills enables sustainability staff and leadership to engage their communities in designing and implementing successful programs. From effectively facilitated meetings to purposeful project designs, these skills are ...

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Building a Statewide Sustainability Strategy in Higher Education (2014) Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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At the Intersection of Wellness and Sustainability is your Worksite Membership Required

  • Lane Community College (OR)

This workshop will define the links between worksite wellness and sustainability. Employees spend a large portion of their daily lives at work. Workplace wellness is a key element in the ...

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Saving $370 Million while Reducing Emissions by 35% Membership Required

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

In 2014, the President of the University of Maryland announced several new initiatives that will allow the university to save money while reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. These ...

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Mapping Sustainability - Interactive tools for tracking and outreach Membership Required

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

This presentation will share the latest tools in interactive mapping of sustainability features for a campus. GIS Specialist, David Treering and Director of Sustainability, Aaron Durnbaugh will share their experience ...

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This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

Benchmarking Data

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Programs and Initiatives

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Scores

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Coordination & Planning Partners

Coalesce

Boston, MA
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Coalesce designs solutions to meet campus specific needs, equipping the community with core competencies will empower stakeholders to adopt sustainability as an organizing principle.

Leonardo Academy

Madison, WI

Sustrana LLC

Devon, PA
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Textbooks for Change

Toronto, ON
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Textbooks for Change sustainably provides educational material to those both locally and abroad.