Coordination & Planning

Introduction

Staff and other resources help an institution organize, implement, and publicize sustainability initiatives. These resources provide the infrastructure that fosters sustainability within an institution. Sustainability planning affords an institution the opportunity to clarify its vision of a sustainable future, establish priorities and help guide budgeting and decision making.

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Activities on campus sustainability for solidarity in Japan - A Case Study: The Green Program in Fukushima -

  • Fukushima College

Involvement of many people is a key to establish sustainable campus as well as taking advantage of advanced technology. However, it is very difficult for us today to unite for ...

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Strategic Planning for Campus Sustainability Management

  • Mohawk College (ON)

Mohawk College's Environmental Management Plan is the blueprint and leading policy document for making the College a more environmentally, socially and financially resilient institution. By addressing key operational areas ...

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Sustainable Development: Transformational Outdoor Spaces

  • Mohawk College (ON)

Mohawk College's Sustainable Landscape Plan provides a comprehensive vision for the design and programming of campus open spaces, supporting the creation of sustainable campuses with high quality outdoor spaces ...

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Emphasizing Diversity and Equity in Your Sustainability Narrative

  • Chemeketa Community College (OR)

As practitioners of sustainability, too often we take an approach that applies the dominant cultural sustainability paradigm (personal sustainability efforts and outdoor activities) and excludes social inequity (human and environmental ...

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Doing More With Less

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

In a world where information of many current events is so readily available, there seem to be countless opportunities to utilize the content for educating about sustainability. However, taking advantage ...

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Sustainable Entrepreneurship into the Universidad EAN (Colombia)

  • Universidad EAN

This proposal arises from the need to study the new entrepreneurship in the modern world and the factors for to obtain the sustainability as an attribute into the educational process ...

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Bicycle Parking Assessment at the College of Charleston

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The College of Charleston's Sustainable Transportation Program, managed by the College's Office of Sustainability, is dedicated to providing accessible transportation options for students as well as advocating for ...

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Beyond the Triple Bottom Line; An Alternative Framework for Sustainability

  • College of Charleston (SC)

At nearly 25 years old, Elkington's triple bottom line is nearing obsolesce. While laudable in its intent to promote full cost accounting, the TBL's inherent focus on the ...

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Fundamentals of Project Management

  • Macalester College (MN)

The long-term success of sustainability heavily depends on an institution's ability to implement change. The difficult part of implementing these changes is they often extend beyond the reach and ...

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Art for Science Community Challenge 2018: Climate Disruption

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The 2017 March for Science was an unprecedented event of scientists and science advocates stepping out of the laboratories and into the avenues. Pennsylvania Avenue to be exact was the ...

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How to Streamline and Scale your Sustainability Certification Program

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Do you have green certifications to encourage and reward sustainability efforts on campus?? Do you manually send the results or certifications? Do you get live data for analysis that shows ...

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Successful Sustainability in Trumplandia: None of This New Reality is New to Me

  • Baylor University (TX)

This presentation will seek to demonstrate the ways in which a sustainability program at a mid-sized private faith based university in Texas has not only sustained, but grown successfully, its ...

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STARS Scoring as Metrics for a University Strategic Plan

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Appalachian Experience: Envisioning a Just and Sustainable Future, provides direction for the Appalachian State University campus over the course of the next five years. The authors of the plan ...

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New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education networking meeting

  • University at Albany (NY)

Networking meet up and business meeting for those that are working to advance sustainability in New York State institutes of higher education.

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Sustainable Development Anchored in a Dallas TX Community College

  • Cedar Valley College - DCCCD (TX)

The World Bank states that 'sustainable development recognizes that growth must be both inclusive and environmentally sound to reduce poverty and build shared prosperity for today's population and to ...

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Let's Talk Trash and Recycling: How to Build a Comprehensive View of Campus Waste Management and Diversion Efforts

  • Lehigh University (PA)

Developing a comprehensive waste management plan, policy, and data tracking system can be a daunting, yet rewarding task for an institution. These materials not only provide information on existing campus ...

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Leading High-Functioning and Resilient Sustainability Offices - Making a difference via practical and effective leadership

  • Stanford University (CA)

This workshop will focus on one of the key leadership and professional development skills - building/leading the most effective and resilient sustainability organization possible. This workshop will cover the best ...

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A Working Model: The Synergy Between UW Sustainability and Student-led Campus Sustainability Fund

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Green fee funds are managed in different ways on college campuses. For this panel, we will be sharing the ways that University of Washington, Seattle Sustainability department and the Campus ...

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Review of Sustainability Strategies of U.S. Universities and Federal Buildings

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Universities around the world share a common goal of making their campuses more sustainable and energy efficient. Significant investment has been made in the greening campus effort, yet the challenge ...

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Campus All-STARS: a model for streamlining reporting, improving performance, and creating synergies to advance sustainability

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The University of Washington is a globally recognized leader in sustainability. That leadership is only possible through the dedication and work of our many and diverse campus partners ranging from ...

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A Path Towards Reaching Nitrogen Footprint Reduction Goals at the University of Virginia

  • University of Virginia (VA)

A nitrogen (N) footprint is the amount of reactive nitrogen (Nr; all N compounds except N2) released to the environment as a result of an entities' resource use. At the ...

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Creating a Multi-Institution Food Task Force

  • University of Utah (UT)

In 2016 I co-created a 'Higher Education Food Task Force' with the seven major institutions along what is known as the Wasatch Front in Utah, which is the major population ...

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Community sustainability partnerships: How to stimulate millions in local green investment and expand your program's visibility and impact

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The University of Oregon's Sustainability Office created three community projects in partnership with local governments. SolarizeU and rEVUp Eugene offered community members educational workshops and discount pricing on solar ...

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Arkansas Tech University Campus Master Plan: Embedding Resiliency in the Design Process

  • Perkins+Will (NY)

For campuses looking to take a strategic long-term view of their future, strengthen stewardship of their facilities, and reinforce community integrity, resiliency is more than just a question of preparing ...

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Building Sustainable Food Systems Programming and Community-University Partnerships: A Case Study of the UNC Student Farm

  • University of Northern Colorado (CO)

Institutions of higher education with programs focused on sustainability are increasingly integrating curriculum and experiential learning opportunities related to agriculture and food systems. The Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENST) program ...

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Developing a Green Fund

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The Green Fund at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) is a pool of money that is available to all students to do projects on campus that relate to creating ...

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Sustainable Food Policy Creation - University of Denver

  • Sodexo (FL)

The University of Denver (DU) has been a Real Food Challenge Signatory since May 2015. As DU's food service provider, Denver Dining by Sodexo has performed extensive research within ...

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Integrating Sustainability With Energy and Facilities Management at the Alamo Colleges District

  • Alamo Community College District (TX)

Alamo Colleges District is a network of five community colleges serving the diverse population of San Antonio, TX and surrounding areas. With a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050, this ...

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Institutional challenges in CO2 footprint goals, inventorying, and implementing cost effective measures to meet the goals.

  • University of South Florida (FL)

Presentation addresses challenges in setting actionable goals for sustainability in educational institutions. Students have great passion but no experience; academics want hands-on and research opportunity; facility managers are pragmatic and ...

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The Climate Commitment: Getting the President to Move From 'no' to 'yes' -- and Then Maximizing the Impact of the Signature

  • Concordia College (NY)

At many colleges and universities, the president is highly reluctant to sign the Climate Commitment (of Second Nature), with its pledge to achieve carbon neutrality and increase community resilience. At ...

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Building a Public Institution Sustainability Program from the Ground Up: Ethics, Accolades and Advertising.

  • Central Michigan University (MI)

This session will describe the challenges, successes and issues in developing a sustainability program for a large, public institution. The issues resolved in 8 years of successful program growth will ...

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Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC)

  • Princeton University (NJ)

Connect with other sustainability representatives in the Northeast region and share ideas for ongoing monthly NECSC call topics. Anyone representing sustainability in a Northeast higher education institution is welcome!

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Most Likely to Succeed: Tips for Students when Developing Sustainability Initiative Proposals

  • Trinity University (TX)

This poster will share practical suggestions for students for furthering their initiatives on campus. The poster will cover areas often overlooked in student proposals: day-to-day operations, risk management, alignment with ...

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University of Scranton Community Garden, Planning, Partnerships, Students, and Surprises

  • University of Scranton (PA)

Attendees will enjoy a conversation on the University of Scranton's journey to plan and establish a Community Garden. One of the Sustainability Office's goals is to raise awareness ...

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Key Facilities Metrics survey and Communicating Complex Issues Graphically

  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (DC)

Joint APPA/NACUBO Key Facilities Metrics survey is in its 4th year and has grown 49% in participation and campus use. Examine how complex consumption metrics of energy (BTU), electrical ...

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Learnings in Advancing Sustainability, Measuring Progress, and Keeping Campus Clean with Smart Waste & Recycling Solutions

  • BigBelly Solar (MA)

Now more than ever, colleges and universities are placing emphasis on creating a comprehensive campus-wide approach to increase commitment to sustainability, efficiency, and the environment. This commitment is embodied by ...

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Johnson County Community College Student Sustainability Committee

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

The Student Sustainability Committee is a leadership opportunity for students at Johnson County Community College that manages the institution's fee based Sustainable Initiatives Fund. This workshop will guide attendees ...

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Data-Based Assessment of Wind Power Feasibility

  • Ball State University (IN)

This presentation will describe the process by which a feasibility study for wind power to supplement Ball State University's energy budget has been developed. Ball State has a commitment ...

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New England's Largest Campus Solar Project

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

In early 2017, UMass Amherst completed the installation of 5.5 MW of solar power over two parking lots and five rooftops making it the largest solar project on a ...

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From Sustainable Development Goals to Campus Sustainability Plan

  • Villanova University (PA)

The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were announced in 2015 as the standard for future development of all nations. As such, Villanova University decided to use the SDGs as ...

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Catch the Wave: A Recycling Success Story from Concept to Today

  • University of Kansas Medical Center (KS)

Starting up a recycling program at a medical/research educational facility has several challenges from 'How do we start?' to 'What can we recycle?'. This poster presentation will demonstrate the ...

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Sustainability without Boundaries: Leveraging Green Initiatives to Bridge Campus, Community, and City

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

We're all in this together! Sustainability initiatives provide an excellent opportunity to empower the full spectrum of campus stakeholders to get involved in the work of building a better ...

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Presidential Power: Examining the Language of Executive Campus Commitments

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

Over the course of the past decade, hundreds of college and university presidents have committed to an array of sustainability goals through platforms like Second Nature's Climate Commitment, the ...

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Interactive Workshop: Simple Choices in Sustainable Purchasing? Beware the Pitfalls

  • Green Seal (DC)

What's the simple answer for selecting a sustainable product?' Many purchasers ask this when seeking environmentally-responsible choices. Many of these simple answers may seem to be the correct ones ...

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Rookies, Newbies, Imposters, & Not-Yet-Experts: Navigating Newness, Isolation, and/or Competence for Sustainability Professionals in Higher Education

  • Marquette University (WI)

This informal, semi-structured networking meeting is meant to keep that conversation going and allow for additional introductions and engagement. All are welcome, even if you did not attend the earlier ...

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SFU's Zero Waste Initiative

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

In January 2014, SFU launched its Zero Waste Initiative, with the aim of diverting 70% of waste from landfill, while doubling the amount recycled or composted. This goal was adopted ...

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Wake Up & Dream: An Ecovillage Planning Experience on Campus

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)

Wake Up & Dream was a 12-month planning process that explored the idea of building an ecovillage as an alternative to convention campus housing. Nine speakers were brought to campus ...

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A Campus Move Out Sale: The Journey From Inception to Year Six.

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Six years ago CSU's Housing and Surplus Departments decided to partner and pilot an additional step into the move out process, a sale with proceeds benefiting the Eco Leaders ...

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Let's Develop a Sustainability Literacy Assessment!

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Many institutions of higher education are interested in assessing their students' sustainability literacy, however developing a reliable and valid assessment tool is a difficult and time-consuming task. In this presentation ...

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Creating a Campus Culture for Sustainability by knowing how to do more with less.

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

In this session we'll look at how properly implementing campus initiatives, understanding your constituents and their needs, and enhanced marketing approaches are all necessary to move sustainability on a ...

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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

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Programs and Initiatives

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Scores

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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
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MIST

Chicago, IL
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MIST is a small consultancy helping colleges and universities understand and improve 1) sustainability governance, 2) buildings and campus, 3) engaging students, faculty and staff.

Sustrana LLC

Devon, PA
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Textbooks for Change

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