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The University at Albany's Purple Path: A Vision for Sustainable, Non-Motorized Travel

  • University at Albany (NY)

The University at Albany has begun construction on an ambitious and student driven project called the Purple Path. Named after our school's colors, the path is a five kilometer ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Agriculture on a Community College Campus

  • College of DuPage (IL)

This presentation discusses work at a community college in Chicago's western suburbs, where we combine the interdisciplinary (English and Biology) academic study of food and agriculture with hands-on experience ...

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Comparison of Third Party Forest Certification Systems for their Impact on University Environmental Footprints

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Forest certification systems are meant to guarantee responsible harvesting and manufacturing practices of forest products. Certified products are now common in the market place and may represent an opportunity for ...

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Sustainable Stormwater Management at Old Dominion University: A Low Impact Approach to a Greener Campus Community

  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (MA)

Located in an urban setting in Norfolk, Virginia, the 188 acre campus of Old Dominion University is nestled between the Elizabeth and Lafayette Rivers in the sensitive Chesapeake Bay watershed ...

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Restoring the Wellesley Campus Community: Landscape as Infrastructure and Learning Resource

  • Wellesley College (MA)
  • Haley & Aldrich, Inc. (MA)
  • Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (MA)

Over the past decade, Wellesley College has executed two major projects that have addressed campus needs while providing substantial environmental benefit and educational opportunities through the living classroom of the ...

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Teaching Sustainability Using an On-Farm Community Supported Agriculture framework

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

An organic garden operated as a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) venture at New Mexico State University (NMSU) was used as the framework for teaching sustainability concepts. The CSA model of ...

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Tree Campus USA: Supporting Sustainability Efforts with Community Forestry

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

In 2008, The Arbor Day Foundation is launching the Tree Campus USA program aimed at recognizing those colleges and universities who meet core standards of forestry management, planning, student involvement ...

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Conserving Potable Water through Stormwater Irrigation

  • Elon University (NC)

As the demand for potable water increases and supply remains constant or diminishes, the need to conserve water is more evident than ever. Elon University is responding to this need ...

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The Sustainable Agriculture Education Association: Facilitating the Teaching and Learning of Sustainable Food and Farming Systems in Higher Education

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Sustainable agriculture as an academic discipline is an emerging field. In the past five to ten years, numerous U.S. colleges and universities have formed courses and programs dedicated to ...

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Ecotrail Design: Integrating Art, Nature and Sustainability

  • Daemen College (NY)

In an interdisciplinary collaboration between a biologist and artist/designer at Daemen College, we have initiated a multi-year project to engage students in environmental science through the creation of a ...

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The Furman Sustainable Agriculture Project

  • Furman University (SC)

At a small liberal arts school in upstate South Carolina, a quarter acre garden of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers is being cultivated and promises to be integral to Furman ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Prairie Restoration and Community Building through Service Learning

  • Carthage College (WI)

In a unique partnership, Carthage College and Harborside Academy (a high school specializing in expeditionary learning) recently paired with a local nature center in Kenosha, Wisconsin to design and implement ...

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Expressions of an Environmental Framework: Campus as an Arboretum

  • Hughes Good O'Leary & Ryan (GA)

As universities and colleges expand at a record pace, they are also increasingly expected to be models of sustainable development. Henceforth, the expression of a tangible campus environmental framework and ...

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Incorporating Native Systems into the Academic Campus Landscape

  • JFNew (IL)

Much of the modern campus has been encroached upon by ornamental landscaping, and native plants have been replaced by a small number of non-native species such as turf grass and ...

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District Approach to Campus Stormwater Management

  • Mississippi State University (MS)

As part of a precinct master plan commissioned by Virginia Tech, SmithGroup/JJR developed a district storm water management plan utilizing principles of sustainable design to maintain, or reduce, current ...

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Campus Habitats: Conserving Energy, Sequestering Carbon, and Providing Homes for Wildlife

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

This presentation will feature the different kinds of habitats found on college and university campuses including forests, prairies, wetlands, gardens, and green roofs and highlight, through case studies, the benefits ...

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Promoting Sustainable Agriculture Careers for Undergraduates through a Collaborative Experiential Learning and Research Program at Cornell University: The Sustainable Agriculture Scholars Program

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

The number of undergraduate students majoring in agricultural fields is steadily declining, resulting in fewer trained agricultural professionals able to address complex problems concerning agricultural sustainability. We developed and piloted ...

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Developing Integrated Research, Education, and Outreach Programs in Sustainable Agriculture at NC State University: A Model for Land Grant Universities

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Land grant universities (LGUs) play a vital role in educating students and training extension agents in organic and sustainable agriculture. Incorporating research, education and extension outreach into their missions, LGUs ...

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Establishing Carbon Offsets for Univerities through Tree Planting in Rural Africa

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

In February of 2008, a representative of The International Small Group & Tree Planting Program (TIST), gave a presentation at Northern Arizona University outlining the function and methods used by ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Greening Pest Management on Campus - Demonstrating Termite Management using Low-Insecticide Input Application Strategies

  • The University of Georgia (GA)

Termites are the most economically important pest of structures in the United States resulting in an estimated annual cost to US consumers of over $2.5 billion. A typical whole-house ...

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Partnering for Sustainable Stormwater Management on Campus and Beyond

  • The University of Georgia (GA)

Sustainability requires working together for a common goal. At universities, effective partnerships can result in improved water quality on campus and beyond. Collaboration between campus departments and innovative town-gown relationships ...

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Addressing Food Insecurity with Campus Gardens

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Our campus community faces food and nutritional challenges like much of the nation. During this interactive case study presentation, we will share our experiences and lessons learned in growing our ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Campus Gardens & Farms: A discussion of best practices for student and faculty engagement

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Sustainable agriculture on campuses in the form of farms or gardens have their own unique challenges for student and faculty engagement. During this moderated networking session we will facilitate the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Learning Garden: Different Strategies for Student Engagement

  • Portland Community College (OR)

This poster will visually guide you through Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus Learning Garden and the multiple ways we engage students in the garden. The Learning Garden functions ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Growing a Crop of 21st Century Innovators: Adapting our Learning Garden to Changing Times at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus

  • Portland Community College (OR)

This interactive session will provide the historical perspective of developing a large learning garden at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus. The Learning Garden includes 51 raised beds, 2 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Ecosystem Restoration on a Suburban Campus

  • University of Toronto (ON)

The University of Toronto Mississauga is bound by three sides with the Credit River and a residential area bounds the forth side. In 2003 the campus committed to doubling its ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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No Mow Zone Sign

  • Rosemont College (PA)

In 2008, Rosemont College created a No Mow Zone along a creek bed between Cardinal Hall & Alumni Hall. The no mow zone conservation area is intended to prevent sediment ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture

  • Alfred State College (NY)

Alfred State has established the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA) to serve students, faculty, and the community through education, research, and demonstration of organic and sustainable farming practices.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center For Sustainability

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

Cal Poly's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) manages nearly 10,000 acres of land on two campuses dedicated to instruction and research and serves as a ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Regional Food Systems

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The mission of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is to engage the people of Michigan, the United States and the world in applied research, education and outreach to ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Environmental Farming Systems

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

CEFS develops and promotes just and equitable food and farming systems that conserve natural resources, strengthen communities, improve health outcomes, and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

  • Tufts University (MA)

Working with new farmers to build strong businesses, expertise in the field, and a resilient food system. Programs include farmer training, food systems development, and a World Peas food hub.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Agricultural Sustainability Institute

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis is a group of researchers, educators, and agricultural extension professionals working to answer big questions on how to make agriculture and food systems ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

The mission of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS or the Center) is to research, develop, and advance sustainable food and agricultural systems that are environmentally sound ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Program

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

ASAP’s current mission is to build and sustain an organization that empowers the on and off campus community working to advance sustainable and organic food and farming systems in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

The Center has been working for two decades to bring sustainable solutions to the citizens and agricultural industry of Washington State. Its faculty and affiliates are working on exciting projects ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center

  • Goshen College (IN)

Merry Lea is a nature sanctuary located near Wolf Lake, Indiana. Most of the habitats found in northeastern Indiana are present in the 1,189 acres of Merry Lea. Unique ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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West Central Research and Outreach Center

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

The West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) is part of the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). It is part of a ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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AAS in Horticulture

  • College of Lake County (IL)

Today’s horticulture industry offers careers that go beyond landscaping and floral design. Associate degree graduates of horticulture programs can become natural area managers, arborists and owners and managers of ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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AAS in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Central Carolina Community College (NC)

As a pioneer in innovative curriculum programs for the community college system, CCCC scored another winning effort with the establishment of its Sustainable Agriculture program in 2002. Developed in partnership ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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AS in Environmental Landscaping

  • College of Marin (CA)

Students learn about soils, agriculture methods, and complementary business methods in specialized workshops and classes. A certificate is available in Landscape, Organic Farm, and Garden Production. Core courses address the ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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AS in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

The Sustainable Agriculture major is designed to train farmers and gardeners in the techniques of sustainable food production. It provides a foundation in plant and soil science, integrated pest management ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainable Urban Agriculture (AS)

  • San Diego City College (CA)

The Sustainable Urban Agriculture program at City College offers you a hands-on approach to becoming a professional and/or academic in the fields of farming, gardening, gardening for the culinary ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Associate Degree in Farm & Food Systems

  • Greenfield Community College (MA)

The Farm & Food Systems program at GCC is a Liberal Arts advising option that explores the broad field of sustainable farming and local food systems. It provides students with ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainable Agriculture Technology AAS

  • Triton College (IL)

Sustainable Agriculture Technology curriculum is designed to provide students the skills necessary to manage an environmentally sound and sustainable urban food production system. Graduates are qualified for numerous positions associated ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Sustainable Landscape Practices AAS

  • Triton College (IL)

Provides the student with training in sustainable agriculture and horticulture practices and the necessary background to pursue a career in sustainable agriculture technology. The program includes landscape and home gardening ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Watershed Science Technician AAS Program

  • Lane Community College (OR)

This program trains students for entry"level positions in environmental sustainability careers related to conserving, enhancing, restoring and protecting ecological processes in watersheds (stream drainage basins). Graduates will be able ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Agroecology (AS)

  • Northwest College (WY)

This degree is designed for students interested in the application and integration of biological and physical sciences with sustainable crop production. Students can transfer into Crop Science or Agronomy programs ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Agroecology (BS)

  • University of Wyoming (WY)

Agroecology, the study of agricultural ecosystems, is an interdisciplinary degree program within the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management and the Department of Plant Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BA in Land, Farming & Community

  • Xavier University (OH)

Students in the Land, Farming and Community major will take a wide variety of courses (in such disciplines as history, theology, biology, and English) both within the Core Curriculum and ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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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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