Public Engagement

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Canadian College and University Meetup

  • McGill University (QC)
  • University of Calgary (AB)

Informal meet and greet for participants from Canadian colleges and universities for networking, knowledge exchange, inspiration, and exploration of opportunities for establishment of collaborative partnerships, projects or programs going forward.

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Fostering Campus and Community Partnerships for Sustainability

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

Strong campus community partnerships can help address critical community needs, provide learning opportunities for students, and help build stronger relationships between the campus and community members and institutions. This panel ...

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Green Your Identity: Strategic Branding and Marketing of Sustainability Programs at Higher Education Institutions

  • New York University (NY)

Have you ever wanted more turn-out at events, more press coverage, more faculty engagement, for your sustainability initiatives? In order to get more people engaged, we need to get better ...

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Networking Meetup Lunch for Sustainability Professionals in Higher Education

  • New York University (NY)
  • University of Hawaii - West Oahu (HI)

Among the huge number of attendees at the AASHE Conference, this is an opportunity to enjoy a working lunch for full-time higher education sustainability professionals specifically. Attendees will have a ...

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Eat Here Now: Imagining a Community of Very Very Local Food

  • NewSchool of Architecture and Design (CA)

There are a number of obstacles that hinder the development of urban agriculture, with land ownership, lack of available public funding, and competing demands on limited open space most often ...

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Making Progress: Challenges & Successes With an Every Changing Student Body

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

All Universities have the same problem, students have the nerve to graduate and move on after 4 years, or even less in some cases. Many students early in their college ...

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Powerful Partnerships: Working with Your Local Utility to Promote and Fund Energy Efficiency Initiatives

  • University of San Diego (CA)

During a time of budget cuts and resource constraints, colleges now more than ever need to work smarter to lower costs, and to meet their energy efficiency and sustainability goals ...

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From WTF! to WTSF! Working Towards a Sustainable Future at SCC

  • St. Charles Community College (MO)

Saint Charles Community College (SCC) is now moving toward a culture of sustainability. Two years ago the campus had no plan for promoting sustainability. Through the formation of Team Green ...

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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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Sustainable Communities Network in Arkansas

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

Through collaborative efforts of the sustainability minor program, the Applied Sustainability Center, and the Environmental Dynamics program, we will be conducting an in-depth review of current sustainability metrics. A first ...

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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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Cognitive Apprenticeship through Documentation Projects in Digital Media

  • University of Hawaii Kapiolani Community College (HI)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
  • University of Hawaii - West Oahu (HI)

Given the expense and time intensity of educational projects that involve video or other digital/image production equipment, editing software, production costs, end product management and maintenance etc. sustainability educators ...

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Students Step Up Sustainability in Minnesota's Cities: the Green Step Cities Project

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Students from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities create sustainability plans and actions in Minnesota as part of the Sustainability Studies Minor capstone course. With faculty direction, students work on city ...

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Reboot-Fun and Engaging Online Sustainability Game

  • University of Missouri (MO)

REBOOT is a mobile/online game for sustainability education and action created by the MU Sustainability Office and multiple partners. REBOOT is a high-tech scavenger hunt that for ten weeks ...

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On the CUSP: Washington, D.C.'s College and University Sustainability Pledge

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • University of the District of Columbia (DC)

The District of Columbia Mayor's College and University Sustainability Pledge (CUSP) is designed to be a meaningful yet flexible commitment to produce tangible benefits for DC's local environment ...

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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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College & University Recycling Coalition Annual Business Meeting Lunch

  • College & University Recycling Coalition (DC)

Join CURC's steering committee for our annual business meeting luncheon. Grab lunch from conference catering and bring your plate to our meeting for a brief update on CURC's ...

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UMACS Networking Session

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

Get together with students, faculty, and staff from the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS). Discuss progress and challenges at your institution.

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YERT - Your Environmental Road Trip

  • Blue Lens, LLC (PA)

Bill McKibben says about YERT, "Here's a trip you'll wish you'd taken, and you'll be glad you get to watch!" Join us for the 60-minute educational ...

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Ohio Delegation Gathering of AASHE Attendees

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)

Ohio delegation lunch gathering of AASHE attendees

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Christian Perspectives and Approaches to Sustainability in Higher Ed

  • Center for Environmental Leadership (CA)

More and more Christian institutions of higher learning are starting to embrace sustainability, and as they do a nexus of faith and practice issues arise. This workshop is devoted to ...

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Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium: Regional Networking Lunch

  • Cornell University (NY)

Join the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC) for a lunch time regional networking event. Founded in 2004, each year NECSC has convened over 80 institutions of higher education from the ...

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Re-envisioning Our Physical World to Fit Our Community's Needs Through the Use of Human Movement

  • Delta College (MI)

Human movement can teach us about our physical world and present options for using our environment to fill our needs for teaching, learning, working, and engaging with our community. How ...

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Student Summit Keynote Given by Billy Parish

  • AASHE (PA)

Billy Parish is Co-Founder and President of Solar Mosaic, a solar investment marketplace, and Co-Author of Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money & Community in a Changing World. In 2002, he ...

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Glória Campus of Federal University of Uberlândia: Planning a Sustainable Campus with Public Participation

  • Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

Federal University of Uberlândia, in Brazil planned a sustainable campus for his expansion, with a participatory process that involves professors, students and administrative staff. The "Câmpus Glória" project crossed all ...

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Framing your Focus: Networking to Increase Impact

  • Focus the Nation (OR)

This networking session will guide participants in assessing what resources are available on their campus and in their community to help establish a project or to increase impact of an ...

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AASHE Member Meeting, hosted by AASHE Board of Directors

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The Board of Directors will give an update on AASHE activities during the past year and will provide members with an open forum for the discussion of topics relevant to ...

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Building More Sustainable Communities Through Agriculture Integration

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

As citizens learn more about where their food comes from, and college students look to integrate themselves into their community there is a great potential for various campus groups to ...

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Building Green Bridges: Sustainability Career Solutions

  • Green Training Associates LLC

The poster represents the approach taken by the Sustainability Career Paths Initiative of New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) headed by Pam Sammarco, Green Training Associates, LLC and ...

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Building Trust with Agricultural and Rural Decision-Makers through Climate Change Education in the Rural U.S. Central Great Plains

  • Kansas State University (KS)

The Central Great Plains Climate Education Partnership is developing climate education programming for agricultural producers, rural communities, and rural schools throughout Kansas and Nebraska. It is a National Science Foundation ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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RecycleMania Update & Planning Roundtable

  • Keep America Beautiful (CT)

This session will combine a brief presentation with facilitated roundtable discussions. RecycleMania staff will give a 10 minute presentation previewing the 2013 program including new categories and promotional resources. The ...

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Introducing Sustainable Practices Into a Reluctant Environment: A Case Study of a University Library

  • Lehigh University (PA)

The challenge on any University campus is too change the often headstrong mindsets of both students as well as staff when it comes to issues of sustainability. Some institutions have ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Communicating Successes

  • Media Institute for Social Change (OR)

This session provides ideas and strategies for communicating successful sustainability programs, and features winning short films produced by college students about what their communities or campuses are doing for sustainability ...

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Lost in Translation: The transfer of Climate Change knowledge into sustainable behaviour among the students at the University of Auckland

  • Monash University (VIC)

Behaviour change has been identified broadly as a function of how people perceive particular issues based on their interests, values and norms. As such, the notion of framing issues has ...

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Shattered Sky Screening and Panel with Filmmakers and NWF

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

The new groundbreaking documentary, "Shattered Sky" digs deep into the ozone crisis to explore how bipartisan perseverance enabled America to lead the world to a solution in the 1980s. Tapping ...

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Transforming Connectivity: Fusing Gaming and Social Networks to Forge Deeper Connections

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJ)

Our society's obsession with screens, games, and online social networks is a powerful tool for change that is currently misdirected and underutilized. Without a radically transformative approach in improving ...

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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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3rd Annual Community College Meet-Up: The Green Genome Project

  • Oakland Community College (MI)

Join us for a lively discussion of the challenges and success of the 2-year college within the higher education sustainability movement. AACC's SEED Center will highlight its Green Genome ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC): Lunch Discussion & Meeting

  • Oakland Community College (MI)

Join us to discuss how higher education associations are collaborating to advance sustainability on campuses and in each professional sector. Learn about the current HEASC associationsand their resources for administrative ...

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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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Teach the Tap

  • Portland State University (OR)

Safe drinking water is the core resource for all civilizations -- without it cities cannot thrive. We take this for granted when talking about sustainability and it is rarely discussed. Sustainable ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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ACUPCC Implementation Liaison Networking Meeting

  • Second Nature (MA)

The ACUPCC Implementation Liaison Networking Meeting provides an opportunity to get to know your colleagues, share stories, and learn from your peers. Engage in lively small group discussions to identify ...

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Partnerships with Campus Administration: Initiating Collaborative Change

  • Second Nature (MA)

Discussion of successful partnerships students have made with administration to achieve sustainability and climate neutrality goals, ensuring long-term carry through of student projects and initiatives, and challenges to creating mutually ...

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Partnering to Increase Community Access to Solar Energy

  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

The Southwest is blessed with the highest abundance of solar resource in the country, yet institutional barriers persist that keep solar costly and prevent local governments, homeowners and businesses from ...

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Changing the Game: Moving Your Institution to a Zero-Waste Paradigm

  • University of Calgary (AB)

How do you go from one-off projects to a transformational shift in the way your campus manages waste? Introduce a Zero Waste paradigm-shift on your campus by bringing cross-departmental teams ...

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Body-Based Experiential Change for Cultural Sustainability

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

This workshop is based on the understanding that earth, human bodies, & societies are living, breathing systems that influence each other. The sustainability movement so far has focused primarily on ...

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A Case Study of Multi-Campus, Interdisciplinary Energy Education Through Public-Private Partnership

  • University of Hawaii Community Colleges (HI)

Energy Service Companies (ESCO's) that partner with campuses to reduce their energy bills by millions provide an unprecedented opportunity for multi-stakeholder educational programs that engage students in cutting edge ...

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A Case Study of Multi-Campus, Interdisciplinary Energy Education to Empower Student Engagement

  • University of Hawaii Community Colleges (HI)

Today's students are tech and media savvy and ready to work at a professional level with mentors and stakeholders who can help them make a measurable impact in the ...

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Institute on the Environment Shorts: Answers to "Big Questions"

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

Four short, animated videos illustrate critical research done by researchers at the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota. These videos address "Big Questions"" related to global ...

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SPIRIT OF PLACE A short film by Monty Hempel

  • University of Redlands (CA)

SPIRIT OF PLACE presents a moving story about human relationships with Nature, as seen through the eyes of Dr. Marilee Scaff, a 95-year-old educator and explorer. Filmed in the American ...

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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

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Public Engagement Partners

Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (EAUC)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Rivanna Natural Designs

Richmond, VA
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Planet-friendly awards and plaques. FSC-Certified wood, recycled glass