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Natural Herbicides Project Membership Required

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World (DC)

First experiment (for Google Science Fair 2012). Weedy check (control plot in which no natural herbicides were applied) shown to left; treated areas shown to right.

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Natural Herbicides Project Membership Required

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World (DC)

The Natural Herbicides Project focuses on addressing the issue of the usage of chemical herbicides with detrimental health and environmental impacts on- and off-campus. Our team developed an effective natural ...

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Sustainable Biodiversity on the Georgia Southern Campus Membership Required

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

Our project recorded the biodiversity of vertebrates on the 700 acre rural campus of Georgia Southern University. Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students were involved in collecting the data. Students ...

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Adding a Nitrogen Footprint to Colorado State University’s Sustainability Plan Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)

As a large land grant university with more than 32,000 students, Colorado State University (CSU) has both on-campus non-agricultural and agricultural sources of nitrogen (N) released to the environment ...

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Funding Strategies for Non-Traditional University MS4 Stormwater Programs Membership Required

  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

Stormwater programs have historically been stymied by lack of proper funding resources. Unlike drinking water and sanitary sewer utility services that long ago transitioned to enterprise funds, a stormwater utility ...

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Stanford University's R&DE Creatively Responds to the California Drought Membership Required

  • Stanford University (CA)

Sustainability is a core value to Stanford University's Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE). R&DE is responsible for about 1/3 of Stanford's campus, housing over 13,000 residents ...

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Community Engaged Scholarship and Learning in Urban Forestry helps UTRGV earn Tree Campus USA Designation Membership Required

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)

In 2014, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (through its legacy institution UTPA), one of the largest Hispanic Serving Institutions in the country, proposed and offered three iterations of ...

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Tree Eyes Membership Required

  • Duke University (NC)

Tree eyes were placed in key locations on campus during Earth Week for a photo contest to celebrate Duke's Green Spaces!

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Arbor Day Tree Planting SUNY Fredonia 2017 Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Fredonia (NY)

Fredonia planted several Red Maple trees for Arbor Day 4/28/2017

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An On-Campus Botanical Tour to Promote Student Satisfaction and Learning in a University Level Biodiversity or General Biology Course Membership Required

  • Xavier University of Louisiana (LA)

Outdoor, hands-on and experiential learning, as opposed to instruction-based learning in classroom, increases student satisfaction and motivation leading to a deeper understanding of the subject. However, the use of outdoor ...

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Sustainability Week @ KU Medical Center Membership Required

  • University of Kansas Medical Center (KS)

KU Medical Center Sustainability Week was held to celebrate Earth Day and the one-year anniversary of the revamped recycling program. This included an Earth Day Celebration to share ways to ...

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Suffolk County Community College Earth Week! Membership Required

  • Suffolk County Community College (NY)
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Orchard Planting: Earth Week Membership Required

  • Mills College (CA)

Planting the first portion of an orchard at the Mills Community Farm in collaboration with the nonprofits Growing Together and Hip Hop for Change.

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State University of New York at Cortland Campus Garden Spring Planting Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Cortland (NY)

The SUNY Cortland Campus Garden Advisory Committee (consisting of students, staff and faculty) held a bed preparation and planting party at the campus garden.

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Earth Day Pollinator Garden at Towson University Membership Required

  • Towson University (MD)

Students, faculty and staff work together on Earth Day to install a student-designed pollinator garden.

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Building a Monarch Waystation Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University-Commerce (TX)
  • University of Texas at Dallas (TX)

Building a Monarch Waystation is an easy way to support plant diversity and insect habitat. By engaging students and faculty in the creation of a ecological habitat, the campus both ...

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Arbor Day Tree Planting Membership Required

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

To celebrate National Arbor Day and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's second certification as an official "Tree Campus USA," students, faculty and staff gathered to hear a proclamation ...

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San Francisco State University Facilities Grounds dept. & Housing Sustainability Committee Membership Required

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

Students learned about the role Bioswales play in storm water management . A Bioswale is a large depression in the landscape that holds rain water and allows it to slowly percolate ...

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FIU Nature Preserve Pollinator Garden Planting Membership Required

  • Florida International University (FL)

Florida International University's Nature Preserve is an 11-acre environmental education facility, representing the Florida Everglades. It is used to share ecological knowledge gained by university researchers with FIU students ...

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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Earth Week Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (WI)

The Sustainability Office celebrated Earth Day with an entire week of activities recognizing the relationship each individual has with the environment. A variety of interactive events included garden and greenhouse ...

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Green Roof Dedication Membership Required

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Penn State President Eric Barron spoke at the dedication of the HUB Green Roof, 2014 class gift, on April 21.

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Eco Action tree planting Membership Required

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Penn State’s Eco Action chapter helped the Office of the Physical Plant (OPP) plant two red oak trees on Tuesday, April 25 along the President’s house driveway. They ...

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Ryerson Earth Day Fair Membership Required

  • Ryerson University (ON)

At Ryerson's Earth Day fair, students and staff were invited to get outdoors and participate in some fun activities including pollinators, cycling, seeds and more!

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Earth Day 2017: Campus Program and Activities Membership Required

  • Bridgewater College (VA)
  1. Earth Day 2017 Celeberation on Campus
    • Tree planting ceremony *Pictures showing is part of an effort to raise awareness on campus about the ubiquitous nature of plastic in our lives ...
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UIC Growing Green Membership Required

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

Did you know that the University of Illinois at Chicago has been a designated as a Tree Campus USA since 2011? UIC is dedicated to the health and preservation of ...

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Earth Day Tree Planting Membership Required

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

Students Planted trees, in coordination with Tree Campus USA, during our Earth Day celebration.

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Dandelion Festival Membership Required

  • Berea College (KY)

The second annual Dandelion Festival sought to educate students and the public about the importance of organic and non-invasive lawn management. The Festival opened with workshops led by two professors ...

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Carbon Neutral Green Basketball Game Tree Planting Membership Required

  • Berea College (KY)

Each year, the Berea College Office of Sustainability hosts a Carbon Neutral Green Basketball Game. Carbon emissions are tallied from the use of the gym for the game and for ...

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Utah State University Earth Day 2017 Membership Required

  • Utah State University (UT)

April 21, 2017

9:00 AM- 12:00 PM Yoga, live music, tabling on the Quad
12:30 PM Featured speaker Stacy Bare, TSC Auditorium
2:00-5:00 PM Service ...
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Beauty in the World We Find: Earth Week at Wake Forest University Membership Required

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Students, faculty, staff, and community members came together to celebrate our urban forests, waterways, and the landscapes that surround us during Earth Week at Wake Forest. Inspired by Terry Tempest ...

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Ohio State's "Seeds of Service" brought out hundreds to clean, plant and celebrate Membership Required

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

As part of Ohio State University's sustainability awareness week, called "Time For Change Week 2017," students attending the "Seeds of Service" event celebrated a beautiful spring day by cleaning ...

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Integrating Education for Sustainable Development through Tree Campus USA Membership Required

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)
  1. Participants will be able to identify the advantages of including credit-based learning in the project versus hiring consultants
  2. Participants will be able to extrapolate and apply a plan for implementation ...
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Making a Monarch Waystation Membership Required

  • University of Texas at Dallas (TX)

How easy it is to support plant diversity and insect habitat.

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Permaculture on Campus Membership Required

  • Hiram College (OH)

Students help sheet mulch and add edible landscaping on Hiram College's campus this Earth Day.

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Suffolk County Community College - Earth Week! Membership Required

  • Suffolk County Community College (NY)

Suffolk County Community College Earth Week Events!

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Suffolk County Community College Earth Week! Membership Required

  • Suffolk County Community College (NY)

Earth Week Events at Suffolk County Community College

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Seattle University On-Site Composting Facility Membership Required

  • Seattle University (WA)

In 2002 Seattle University (SU) built a state-of-the-art, on-campus composting facility. The composting facility is a unique, sustainable, closed-loop system that processes pre-consumer food and yard waste that is produced ...

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Fredonia lights the campus green Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Fredonia (NY)

In celebration of Earth Month fredonia uses green lamps to light the campus, including the Landford House (the President's Residence)

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AASHE Award Winner Webinar - Using a Design Competition to Expand Bee Habitat On and Off-Campus Membership Required

  • University of Manitoba (MB)
  • AASHE (PA)

BEE / HOUSE / LAB was an international design competition at the University of Manitoba that resulted in innovative bee houses built, installed around campus and used for research. The reasons for ...

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Education for sustainability using a campus eco-garden as a learning environment Membership Required

Purpose - This paper aims to explore stakeholder perspectives of the role of a campus eco-garden in education for sustainability (EfS). It will combine the perspectives to highlight a powerful learning ...

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Fields of Learning: The Student Farm Movement in North America Membership Required

  • Berea College (KY)

Where will the next generation of farmers come from? What will their farms look like? Fields of Learning: The Student Farm Movement in North America provides a concrete set of ...

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The Environmental Benefits of Trees on an Urban University Campus Membership Required

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The University of Pennsylvania is situated on a rapidly growing and highly urbanized campus that, as of the summer of 2015, contained over 6,000 trees. Trees play an important ...

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Pollinator-Friendly Programs and Campuses Membership Required

  • Emory University (GA)
  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)
  • Milkhouse Design Studio and Workshop (PA)
  • Friends of the Earth (DC)

This presentation provides information on how to pass a pollinator protection policy on campus.

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New Models for Campus Food Production: Orchards and Community Collaborations Membership Required

  • Saint Joseph's College - IN (IN)
  • University of Baltimore (MD)
  • Civic Works Baltimore Orchard Project (MD)

This panel session will feature how campus food production programs can serve as vehicles for community collaborations, as well as a wide variety of opportunities for experiential learning and campus ...

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Growing Beyond the Campus Garden Membership Required

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Arizona State University (AZ)

In 2016, many campuses have developed community gardens on our campuses as tools for co-curricular engagement, reducing food insecurity, and iconic sustainability learning tools. But, after the initial excitement of ...

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Ahead of the Curve: Connect with Sustainable Gardening and Landscaping Experts Membership Required

  • Sustainable Gardening Institute (NJ)
  • Garden Writers Association (NY)
  • North Creek Nurseries (PA)

Searching for professional writers, editors, photographers, landscape design professionals, media personalities, or faculty who can help you gain support for your sustainable gardening and landscaping goals? Want to find out ...

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Rating the New Campus Landscape: How SITES Can Engage Students + Energize your Sustainability Mission Membership Required

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

SITES is to campus landscapes what LEED is to buildings. Two public institutions, Grand Valley State University (Michigan) and Nassau Community College (New York) have shown their highest commitment to ...

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WattTime: Energy Management to Reduce Emissions and Support Clean Energy Future Membership Required

  • WattTime (CA)

Every time any device in a building on any campus turns on, a single power plant must produces slightly more electricity to power it. But what kind of power plant ...

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Ecological Restoration on a Liberal Arts Campus: On-site and Community Development Membership Required

  • Drew University (NJ)

Situated on a small suburban campus in Madison, New Jersey, in a densely populated region of the US, Drew University attracts students to come live in the 'forest,' while accessing ...

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Employing Urban Ecology in Grounds Management at New York University Membership Required

  • New York University (NY)

The emerging field of urban ecology has taken on a new urgency in recent years as most of the world's population now lives in cities where open spaces are ...

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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.

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Arbor Day Foundation

Lincoln, NE
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Carrier Class Green Infrastructure

Willow Grove, PA
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The ConnecTable is a line of the most powerful solar charging stations on the market. Reimaginge your campuses space, reinforce your sustainability goals and reconnect students and faculty with the ConnecTable.

Demonstration Gardens @ UC Hastings College of the Law

San Francisco, CA
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Leonardo Academy

Madison, WI
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Max-R

Sussex, WI
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Max-R is the innovator of the customized waste and recycling bin.

WFF Facility Services

St. Louis, MO
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