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Realizing Campus Sustainability: One Student Project at a Time

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

In transforming a University campus for a sustainable future, operations staff generate a multitude of project opportunities which have the potential to engage students in sustainability research and problem-solving. Simultaneously ...

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If You Build it Right, They Will Come: Creating an Academic Program for Sustainability

  • Auburn University (AL)

This session is appropriate for faculty as well as non-faculty directors who are interested in building an academic program. Participants will learn strategies for setting the stage, how to run ...

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Building Curricular Cohesion: Reaching Across Disciplines

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

California State Univerisity Chico recently established a general education pathway in Sustainability culiminating in a minor. This general education curriculum incorporates courses from the Arts, Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences ...

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Synergy in a Faculty Learning Community: Sustainability & Pedagogy at Cal State East Bay

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)

Having joined AASHE in fall 2011, Cal State East Bay established its first Faculty Learning Community (FLC) to focus on Sustainability & Pedagogy during the winter and spring quarters of ...

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Immersed in the Environment: A Concentrated Weekend Course

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Environment Today' course at Carnegie Mellon is organized by students held over one intense weekend in the spring semester. Course content is expansive and challenging; such as 'Biodiversity and ...

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Living & Learning Communities for Sustainability Students Studying Abroad

  • Danish Institute for Study Abroad (Hovestaden)

DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad has created a unique opportunity for American undergraduate students through their "Living & Learning Communities" in Copenhagen. What originally started as a "Green House ...

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Global Climate Change: Integrative Curriculum Development for General Chemistry

  • Drexel University (PA)
  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Global climate change is a timely issue for our students, both now and in their future careers. Furthermore, climate change connects easily to many concepts addressed in the general chemistry ...

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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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Collaborative Research as a Pedagogical Tool: Using Surveys and Interviews as a Way to Teach Sustainability on Campus.

  • Emory & Henry College (VA)

Recognizing that campus culture is a primary driving force of energy consumption on a college campus, Emory & Henry College sought to better understand what students and faculty know about ...

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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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Combining Environmental Literature and Science Across the Campus Landscape

  • George Williams College of Aurora University (WI)

Recently, much interest has been paid to the importance of interdisciplinary pedagogical approaches in environmental studies, as viewing the environment from both a scientific and a philosophical perspective can accommodate ...

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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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Egyptian Sustainable Urbanism (ESU): An Experimental Study of the Academic Role towards Glocal Challenges

  • Mansoura University

This research is about an experiment of creating a stimulating laboratory of innovative concepts and thorough studies based on the national sustainable urban perspective of Egypt. It demonstrates an overview ...

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Creating an Interdisciplinary Master of Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

A two year Master of Sustainability (MOS) program accepted its first group of students in the fall of 2010, leading to the first graduating class in May of 2012. The ...

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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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Transforming our Universities into Sustainable Development Labs Opened to the World

  • Université de Sherbrooke (QC)

In our universities, any global sustainable development strategy should be woven into teaching, research and management activities altogether. In fact, universities are poised to become efficient sustainable development labs, locally ...

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A Multidisciplinary Model For a New Graduate Certificate in Sustainability At a Land Grant University

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

This paper provides the theoretical framework for the multidisciplinary curriculum design of the newly approved graduate certificate in sustainability at a Land Grant University. A hallmark of a graduate education ...

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Sustainability Beyond and On the Campus

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • H&A Columbus-UBC

Our paper focuses on a course we have developed and teach that connects Engineering students at our university with rural artisans in India. In the course, students propose solutions to ...

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Mindfulness in Energy Use: Course Participants Driving Conservation

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Universities face an increasingly challenging financial landscape. In our state, government officials have cut funding for higher education for 12 years running. This budgetary crisis, combined with increasing enrollment, has ...

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Habitat for Humanity Eco-Village: A Living-Learning Laboratory for Sustainable Campus-Community Development

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

The St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity Eco-Village is one, if not the most progressive low to moderate income housing project in the country. Through a holistic systems approach to ...

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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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Infusing and Integrating Sustainability Across Research and Teaching

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

A public university that is learner-centered and research oriented needs support in its mission and sustainability commitments. Since 2008, our University has made major strides toward building a campus culture ...

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Academic Working Groups - Infusing Sustainability into Curriculum

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

Faculty members and other curriculum developers will converge to learn about the recently formed academic working groups, and existing group members will report out on their progress.

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The Green First Year Experience: A Holistic Approach to Learning about Sustainability

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

During this presentation a sustainability themed first year experience model is described as a way to provide transformational learning opportunities. Students who participate in this model live together in a ...

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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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Who Knew Becoming NABCEP Certified Could Have a Social Justice Component?

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (NC)

Who knew becoming NABCEP Certified Could Have a Social Justice Component?

This presentation will outline the procedures of how to become NABCEP certified for the entry Level PV and Solar ...

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WaterShed: the University of Maryland's Winning Solar Decathlon 2011 Entry

  • Ayers Saint Gross (MD)

WaterShed is the net-zero home inspired by the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem that won the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2011. The student-designed, student-built home features constructed wetlands ...

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Shaping Perceptions of Sustainability: The Role of Post-secondary Coursework

  • College of Charleston (SC)

This paper will gauge the role post-secondary academic instructions play in shaping student perceptions of the concept of sustainability. A comprehensive, web-based survey of College of Charleston students asked respondents ...

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Exploring Faculty Conceptualizations of Sustainable Universities Through the Use of Q Methodology

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The Sustainability in Higher Education literature reveals the highly subjective nature of thinking about what it means to be a sustainable university. We used Q methodology to explore how faculty ...

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Transitioning To Impact: From Classrooms To Careers In Sustainability

  • Davidson College (NC)

This presentation introduces Davidson College's new Sustainability Scholars program and examines how it successfully transitions students from the classroom into sustainability careers. Sustainability Scholars are undergraduate students who address ...

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Inspiring Undergraduate Excellence with Direct and Meaningful Engagement

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

This presentation demonstrates the power of significant engagement in conservation, sustainability, and social justice, as a motivator for undergraduate excellence. Two courses at The Evergreen State College will serve as ...

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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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Building Green Bridges: Sustainability Career Paths for Students in Higher Education

  • Green Training Associates LLC

Students seeking sustainability careers need supporting processes, tools and resources to enable them to follow appropriate educational paths and prepare them with the competencies, qualifications and relevant degrees/certificates to ...

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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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No Campus Is An Island: College Sustainability As Interdependence vs. Self-Sufficiency

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)

Definitions of sustainability at institutions of higher education often hearken back to the 1987 Brundtland Commission report, Our Common Future, yet many fail to capture its global scope, resulting in ...

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Flying our Talk: Sustainability Standards for Education Abroad

  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)

International Education exposes students to the world. It also exposes the world to the environmental, economic, and social impacts of travel and program activities. With over a quarter-million U.S ...

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Learning Outcomes for Teaching Sustainability in the Humanities

  • Luther College (IA)

This paper explores the question of what we expect students to know and be able to do as the result of successful education for sustainability. I start by defending the ...

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Universal Design and Sustainability: an Appealing Synchronicity of Concepts for the 21st Century Campus Accessibility Audit.

  • McGill University (QC)

Triggering organic change in Higher Education institutions towards widened access and the implementation of Universal, on the one hand, or sustainable development, on the other, is an arduous task which ...

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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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SustaiNAITability

  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (AB)

As members of a Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management capstone applied research team, we were able to establish NAIT as the first member of Polytechnics Canada to receive a ...

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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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Campus to Community Engagement through Action Research Teams

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

How do university students engage with local communities to actually create meaningful action that brings everyone together toward common sustainability goals? The Weatherization & Community Building Action Team, which is ...

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A Case Study on a Residential Energy Efficiency Service Learning Education Program

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The mission of the National Energy Leadership Corps (NELC) education program is to train (STEM discipline) students in partner universities to complete energy assessments and to perform home energy assessments ...

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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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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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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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Little Classroom in the Big Woods

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

Construction of the sustainable Bagley Outdoor Classroom at UMD demonstrated leadership in energy efficiency, renewable energy, wastewater treatment, stormwater management, passive heating, natural ventilation, water efficiency, local and renewable materials ...

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Sustainability as Deep Learning: the University of the District of Columbia's Sustainable City Faculty Fellowship

  • University of the District of Columbia (DC)

The University of the District of Columbia's Sustainable City Faculty Fellowship (SCFF) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary professional development program designed to integrate sustainability into curriculum throughout UDC's schools ...

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Action Research in Education for Sustainability at the University of Vermont's Greenhouse Residential Learning Community

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Higher education institutions are addressing sustainability issues through the Education for Sustainability (EfS) framework. Innovative curricula on sustainability provide engaging topics and contexts through which to teach and learn about ...

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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.

Programs and Initiatives

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

Scores

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