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Opportunity in Disruption: Strategic Sustainability Planning During and Post COVID-19

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • Cumming (CA)

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be disruptive and challenging for institutions of higher education, businesses, and community organizations. Entities with strategic sustainability plans now face operational and budgetary obstacles to ...

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What's Missing? The Invisible Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color

  • Howard University (DC)
  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (NY)

Leaving No One Behind, the first priority of the Sustainable Development Goals, is an action agenda. It means addressing patterns of exclusion, privilege and unjust power relations that can recycle ...

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Transforming White Supremacy in Teacher Education

  • Luther College (IA)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

In light of the recent calls for racial justice, it is vitally important to critically examine the role that teacher education programs play in perpetuating institutional racism and white supremacy ...

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I Wonder Can You Hear Me Now? The Emotional Work of African-Americans and University Engagement

  • University of Virginia (VA)

We are fighting two pandemics, COVID-19 and racism. The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have sparked discussions around the country on the impact of institutional ...

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Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation for Climate Justice on Island Earth

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)
  • University of Hawaii System Office (HI)

A major institutional focus of the university of Hawai ªi Office of Sustainability has over the past 3 years has been our partnership with Dr. Lipe 's office to establish ...

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Inclusive Pedagogy Online: Increasing Equity in Remote and Distance Learning Classrooms

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Before the COVID-19 crisis prompted a radical shift to online delivery methods across higher education, distance learning was central to many institutions' strategic visions. Now, the pandemic has caused a ...

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Leading with Social Justice to Advance Sustainability: Learning from Indigenization

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

Early in 2020 the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) adopted its first Sustainability Vision. Building on a sustainability policy adopted in 2014, the vision leads with social justice and ...

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Stronger Together: Merging the Sustainability Office and the Office of Inclusive Excellence

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

In summer 2020, California State University Monterey Bay reorganized its Sustainability Office. Moving it from Facilities Management to the Office of Inclusive Excellence. This was done in recognition of the ...

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What is 'Sustainability' in the Time of Anti-Racist Uprising & a Global Pandemic?

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Ithaca College (NY)

In the wake of George Floyd's murder and in the throes of a deadly pandemic, sustainability, as it's traditionally practiced, has become all but irrelevant as social unrest ...

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Leveraging Change From Within and From Without: Equity & Sustainability

  • University of South Dakota (SD)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Many of us leading sustainability efforts have no specific training in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work from our formal education. This does not free us from the work needed ...

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Creating Cultures of Equitable Belonging Using our Food Systems as the Galvanizing Frame

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

For the past five years, Food Solutions New England has hosted the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge that has inspired thousands to learn, reflect and act in service of ...

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Examples and Conversation about Elevating Equity and Justice in Sustainability Literacy

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Spelman College (GA)

This workshop will provide participants with opportunities to explore a diverse set of strategies for elevating equity and justice components of sustainability across the college curriculum and through co-curricular opportunities ...

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Strengthening Social Sustainability in the Face of Declining Community Trust

  • College of Charleston (SC)

A just transition to a more sustainable world requires a strong understanding and application of social sustainability. Yet, social sustainability is often misunderstood, underrepresented and excluded, particularly in higher education ...

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Sustainable Menstruation: Making Periods Sustainable and Accessible to all

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)
  • California State University, San Marcos (CA)

Did you know that the average menstruating person throws away 1200 menstrual care products during their time in college? Disposable menstrual care products are wasteful and costly, especially for students ...

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Niizhoo-gwayakochigewin: Two Ways of Doing the Right Thing in the Right Way

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

Named for an Ojibwe phrase which translates to 'two ways of doing the right things in the right way,' Niizhoo-gwayakochigewin draws from Bemidji State University's (BSU) Sustainability Office, Department ...

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Encountering Unjust Transitions: Sustainability, Masculinities, and (m)Anthropocene Collapse

  • College of Charleston (SC)

This session builds on the Just Transition insight that, 'The transition itself must be just and equitable' and must include 'redressing past harms and creating new relationships of power for ...

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Integrating Wellness and Diversity into the Sustainability Model: A Faculty and Staff Perspective

  • Augsburg University (MN)
  • Bemidji State University (MN)

The Bemidji State University (BSU) Sustainability Office realized in 2008 that the work they felt called to do required a different visual representation than the typical Venn diagram that includes ...

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Investing in the Just Transition: How to Leverage Your Institution's Endowment

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • Intentional Endowments Network (MA)
  • RBC Global Asset Management
  • Low Income Investment Fund (CA)

When exploring how to finance the just transition, the over half-trillion dollars in endowment funds invested by the nation's higher education institutions represent a relatively untapped resource containing immense ...

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Centering Equity within Sustainability Offices

  • Humber College (ON)

At the 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo, Meghan Fay Zahniser (Executive Director) spoke in her closing remarks that sustainability staff and administrators have a professional and moral duty to incorporate ...

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Bold Leadership and the Refugee Crisis

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead (MN)

Bold leaders are needed to address the current global refugee crisis. Through our interactive presentation we will provide attendees the information they need to become those leaders. We will walk ...

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Queering Sustainability

  • University of Montana (MT)

Queering Sustainability...What does that mean and why should we care? If we truly want to talk about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and 'Mobilizing for a Just Transition,' we have ...

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Promoting Sustainability Through Diverse Children's Literature

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

Since 2013 this unit on assessment within the elementary Educational Psychology course introduces aspiring educators (>860 students) to the topic of constructing informal formative and summative assessments, rubrics and extension ...

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Menstrual Equity is not a Luxury. Period.

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

This proposal would address the process of acquiring funding regarding menstrual equity, finding dispensers that work for everyone, recognizing the importance of ADA compliance and hygiene standards, and how to ...

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The Conscience of a Campus Framework, Integrating Local and Global Cultures

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)
  • MKThink (CA)

Today's university demographics are extremely diverse, and each university/college campus has its own personality and history. Every institution has unique layers of history, context and culture, that if ...

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Accessibility in Campus Green Spaces

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)

This presentation will discuss the beneficial role UNC Asheville's urban green spaces play on campus, with a special focus on accessibility. When considering college enrollment, I was worried by ...

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Hungry Minds: Fighting Food Insecurity on College Campuses

  • Compass Group (NC)

Food insecurity, a condition of limited or uncertain access to nutritional foods, is a growing problem on college campuses across the nation. While a 2017 study showed nearly 12% of ...

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Land Acknowledgements

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

A Land Acknowledgement is a statement that 'recognizes the Indigenous peoples who have been dispossessed from the homelands and territories upon which an institution was built and currently occupies and ...

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Sustainability Literacy in an Undergraduate Class About Disabilities - What Are You Thinking?

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

In order to mobilize for a just transition, undergraduate education majors must understand how sustainability practices can be embedded in their teaching practices. Doing so has the ability empower today ...

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Early College, College, and Beyond: A Sustainable Educational Initiative

  • University of Texas at El Paso (TX)

The Paso del Norte region is uniquely located in between two nations and three states. In the past, this region suffered from lack of access and support for educational attainment ...

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Developing and Executing an Equity-Focused Mobility Strategic Plan

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Employers and universities are challenged to make their buildings, facilities, and programs more inclusive and welcoming. The absence of transit access and inclusive mobility programs or amenities may create barriers ...

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Increasing Access to Sustainability Education Through Online Programs

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Education has long been seen as crucial to supporting the needed sustainability transitions. Yet if these sustainability transitions are going to be just and inclusive than so must the education ...

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Racial Equity and Social Justice Essay Series: Resources for Higher Education Staff on Understanding Key Concepts...

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Better understanding, supporting, and addressing racial equity and social justice issues as they relate to sustainability work in higher education is paramount in creating institutions that welcome and nurture intellectual ...

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Social Justice in Learning Outcomes: Environmental Literacy in an Indigenous Language Hotspot

  • Everett Community College (WA)

This session introduces a bottom-up approach to curriculum in environmental literacy, aligned explicitly to social justice learning outcomes at a state community college in Everett, Washington. Presented herein are three ...

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Building cross-institutional sustainability and equity partnerships

  • Bemidji State University (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

This workshop will include real-life examples, strategies and tactics to support successful cross-institutional partnerships that promote interconnectedness and integration of equity, diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Learn why a strong partnership ...

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Mentoring Underrepresented Students in Sustainability: Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders!

  • University of Iowa (IA)

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential in the field of environmental sustainability. However, it's often the people most impacted by unsustainable practices and climate change who have the least ...

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Creating a Green Allies Coalition to Address Social Sustainability: Lessons Learned and Future Goals

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

This session will describe the efforts of the Green Allies Coalition within the Office of Sustainability at UW-Madison. Our office has teams focused on improving environmental sustainability, yet no team ...

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Transformational Education or Transforming Education?

  • University of South Dakota (SD)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

In order to mobilize a just transition, transformation in how we think, act and our sense of being in the world envisioning a holistic approach of head, hands and heart ...

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Lessons From the Field of Education: Bridging Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability

  • Chatham University (PA)
  • University of Michigan (MI)

Social justice (i.e. equity) is one of sustainability's '3Es,' alongside the economy and environment. Yet too often, these 'Es' are framed with shaky connections or as separate spheres ...

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Partnering the university with correctional facilities for equitable education

  • Butler University (IN)

College is a privilege not accessible to everyone. The structure of higher education is elitist and promotes a specific ideology in even the most liberal of schools. How can we ...

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Staying Green While Staying Woke: Creating Inclusive Sustainability Communities in Higher Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Equity is one of the pillars of sustainability. While there is more attention to climate and environmental justice in our field today, much of the work in sustainability spaces tends ...

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Incorporating Social Equity Considerations into Sustainability & Climate Action Planning

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Equity is playing an increasing role in the process of sustainability and climate action planning. Asking 'Who benefits?' and 'Who gets to decide?' from the outcomes is a critical component ...

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Creating Intersectionality with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Sustainability with UC Berkeley

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

In the realm of establishing a sustainable campus, a clear understanding and commitment from leaders (staff and students) are necessary to execute those goals. Often times, communities who are underrepresented ...

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Strategies, Priorities and Movement Building Tactics of the Environmental Justice Movement

  • The New School (NY)

Climate change is one of the most significant threats to humanity. Frontline, environmental justice (EJ) communities will be the most impacted by these threats and are already facing the devastating ...

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Using Equitable & Accessible Teaching Practices to Support Students With Disabilities in Your Course

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Are you truly utilizing inclusive pedagogy in your instruction to ensure that your content is accessible for all students? Do you plan lessons, assignments, and assessments with your students' learning ...

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Adaptive Mindsets for Transformative Action

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Expertise and good intentions are only part of the equation. To achieve what Stephen Sterling calls 'a transformative response,' we also need adaptive mindsets. In this interactive session, we'll ...

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Communicating Across Differences: Refugee Resettlement

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Building sustainable and resilient communities requires a number of skills, but perhaps none is more essential than the ability to foster communication between portions of a community so divided that ...

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Leaders of Color: Navigating Environmentalism and Sustainability

  • University of Northern Colorado (CO)

This networking event is for, but not exclusive to, environmental leaders of color. It will start with a concise presentation on ecological leaders of color who have paved the way ...

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We're Here and Queer! Queers in Sustainability Meetup

  • University of Montana (MT)

In the fight against climate change, those with marginalized identities will be most directly impacted and affected by injustices that follow. In pursuit of sustainability practices, it is imperative to ...

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No Sustainability Without Justice, Volume II

  • Allegheny College (PA)
  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • California State University, San Marcos (CA)
  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Howard University (DC)
  • Trinity College (CT) (CT)
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
  • Winthrop University (SC)
  • AASHE (PA)

Volume II of No Sustainability Without Justice: An Anthology on Racial Equity and Social Justice shares perspectives from 14 authors on how racial equity, social justice, diversity and inclusion are ...

  • Posted Oct. 29, 2021
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No Sustainability Without Justice, Volume I

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Oregon (OR)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE’s advisory committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion conceived of No Sustainability without Justice: An Anthology on Racial Equity and Social Justice as a way to share guidance around ...

  • Posted Oct. 29, 2021
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