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Icebox Detox Challenge Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
The Icebox Detox Challenge addresses environmental stewardship activities by promoting an environment where laboratories have an accurate inventory of all biological samples at ASU. This innovative approach allows researchers to ...

UT Farm Stand Membership Required

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
UT Farm Stand is a student-led project that provides local and organic fresh foods to the University of Texas at Austin students, faculty, and staff. Our mission is focused on ...
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Ohio State University Sustainability Goals Project and Campus As A Living Laboratory Digital Archive Membership Required

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
Undergraduates in the Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS) [major](http://eeds.osu.edu/) at The Ohio State University (OSU) complete a [capstone course](http://senr.osu.edu/courses/enr-4567) where student research teams analyze specific action priorities of the ...
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Atlanta People's Climate March and Climate Summits Membership Required

  • Georgia State University (GA)
Sustainable Energy Tribe (SET), the largest student environmental group on Georgia State University's campus, worked to make climate change and environmental justice major themes for the year. These efforts had ...
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Net Impact Energy Efficiency Project Membership Required

  • Saint Joseph's University (PA)
  • Net Impact (CA)
* The Saint Joseph's University Net Impact Undergraduate chapter has been collaborating with R World Energy Solutions—a sustainable energy consultant to business—over the past year in order to conduct an ...
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UCSC Climate & Energy Strategy- A Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality by 2025 Membership Required

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
Over the past 18 months, UCSC has been implementing a process to develop a comprehensive Climate and Energy Strategy (CES) to support its goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2025. ...
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Sustainabiliy Impact Fund Membership Required

  • Northwestern University (IL)
This project is a student-led initiative to allow Northwestern alumni to donate to supporting sustainability initiatives on our campus. Titled the Sustainability Impact Fund, this initiative includes directed fundraising efforts ...
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ReCycle Bikes Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TX)
ReCycle Bikes is a bike rental program designed to allow students, who demonstrate a need, access to free, eco-friendly transportation in exchange for sustainability project-related volunteer hours and peer-to-peer education. ...
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Rescued Food Feast Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)
The Rescued Food Feast was an event held at Arizona State University and was a collaboration between the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Aramark Higher Education, Sprouts Farmers ...
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The Big Ten Prospectus: Aligning Sustainability with Collective Mission Level Priorities Membership Required

  • Purdue University (IN)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • University of Iowa (IA)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
With higher education facing ongoing budget cuts, top to bottom reviews of programs and policies, and critical questions regarding the value of a college education, we—as sustainability professionals—must be able ...
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Students and Sustainability: Mechanism for making Green Leaders Membership Required

  • Ball State University (IN)
**Introduction:** Lead primarily by student initiative, a sustainability program has evolved into a new program whose mechanics are meant to make action, foster sustainable leaders, and educate a sustainable culture ...
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Students for Sustainability Membership Required

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
The University of Arizona’s Students for Sustainability program empowers students, builds leaders, and pursues institutionalized sustainability. The program embodies the University’s 100% student engagement model through its organizational structure, which ...
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Middlebury College's Innovative Land Conservation and Financing Project Membership Required

  • Middlebury College (VT)
In 1915, a visionary Vermont environmentalist bequeathed to Middlebury College a large tract of land, located 12 miles from the main campus, part of which became home to the College’s ...
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UCLA is the Largest Public University in the U.S. to achieve Fair Trade Status Membership Required

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • Fair Trade Colleges & Universities (CA)
University of California, Los Angeles, part of a national initiative by Fair Trade Campaigns to engage college/university students in issues of global poverty, officially received designation as a Fair Trade ...
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Point of Departure: Place Making and Identity Via Integrated, Didactic & Sustainable Transit Shelters Membership Required

  • University of Kentucky (KY)
The College of Design (CoD) & The Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) saw an opportunity to advance the University of Kentucky’s sustainability agenda by developing real world projects—critically placed ...
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Community engagement and education on energy and water conservation Membership Required

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)
Our capstone Sustainability class students at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) performed over twenty energy and water audits on local businesses in 2016. Each student was required to write up ...
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UW Green Greek Representative Program Membership Required

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
Officially launched in November 2015, the Green Greek Representative Program (GGRP) is a student run program working through UW EcoReps and supported by UW Sustainability to make the Greek Community ...
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Sustainable Carolina Leadership Program Membership Required

  • University of South Carolina (SC)
The Sustainable Carolina Leadership Program is a sustainability-focused, student professional development program at the University of South Carolina, . It was conceived and developed over the course of six years ...
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Mohawk College Environmental Management Plan Membership Required

  • Mohawk College (ON)
In 2011, [Mohawk College](http://www.mohawkcollege.ca) was the first college in Ontario, Canada to release a comprehensive [Environmental Management Plan](http://www.mohawkcollege.ca/environmental-sustainability/environmental-management-plan.html) (EMP) that laid out steps to enhance campus sustainability and set a ...
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UW Admissions Modernization and Paper Reduction Membership Required

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
After years of planning, the University of Washington’s Admissions Office switched to paperless digital admissions process for most prospective students in 2015, with plans to expand it to all prospective ...
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Watershed UGA: Creating a University-wide Culture of Sustainability Membership Required

  • The University of Georgia (GA)
Thanks to funding and inspiration from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, in 2015 the University of Georgia and its community partners have created a vision and framework for using campus ...
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The Sustainable Office Program - SOP Membership Required

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)
The Sustainable Office Program (SOP) is designed to assess department offices all over campus and categorize each office into four levels of sustainability. The four levels are Bronze, Silver, Gold, ...
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Eagles, Education, and Engagement through Green Technology Membership Required

  • Alfred State College (NY)
Alfred State College (ASC) School of Applied Technology and the United States National Arboretum (USNA) have collaborated for over eight years in an innovative partnership that has generated significant measurable ...
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Facilities and students working together for water conservation Membership Required

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
The University of Texas at Austin’s facilities management initiated a comprehensive program in fall 2007 to develop and implement demand-side water conservation measures. During this project it was determined that ...
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Utility-Scale Solar Farm for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Membership Required

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is proud of its sustainability initiatives, and Facilities & Services (F&S) is honored to support the campus wide Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP). The ...
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The Shawneetown Gardens: a Sustainable Campus Community Garden Cultivated through Creation of Place Membership Required

  • University of Kentucky (KY)
Rooted in the revitalization of a community garden on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky, this project impacts a culturally diverse, multigenerational community through a multi-disciplinary effort led ...
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BEE / HOUSE / LAB International Design Competition Membership Required

  • University of Manitoba (MB)
[BEE / HOUSE / LAB](http://http://umanitoba.ca/beehouselab) is an international design competition hosted by the [University of Manitoba](http://umanitoba.ca) and open to students and designers in the field of environmental design, architecture, landscape ...
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Eco-friendly Lighting at the Smith College Museum of Art Membership Required

  • Smith College (MA)
Beginning in 2014, after several years of study and preparation, the Smith College Museum of Art replaced all of the incandescent lights in galleries, classrooms, and other displays with energy-efficient ...
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Empowering Students, Sustaining the University: The Southwestern Environmental Studies Capstone Experience Membership Required

  • Southwestern University (TX)
Southwestern University’s Environmental Studies department has created a unique curricular program for their capstone students that allows them to identify aspects of the university where the social, economic, and environmental ...
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First Student Sustainability Symposium Membership Required

  • Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)
  • New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJ)
Innovation of Sustainable Communities was a unique symposium organized by students who are passionate about sustainability. Anyone who shares the same passion with them, was welcome to attend! The symposium ...
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Carbon Neutrality at Université Laval Membership Required

  • Université Laval (QC)
As the first voluntarily carbon neutral university in Canada, Université Laval (UL) made sure its process was transparent so that any organization looking to combat climate change could refer to ...
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The Morris Model: Catalyzing Community Resilience, Energy Conservation and Clean Energy Planning and Action Membership Required

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) has demonstrated a successful planning approach with partners across the state to build climate resilience into the consciousness and planning efforts of the city ...
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Implementing Single Stream Recycling at Bryant University Membership Required

  • Bryant University (RI)
The problem is that students don’t understand what single stream recycling is, and as freshman students enter Bryant University they are taught to throw both their trash and recycling into ...
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Ohio University's Professional Development Program for the Advancement of Sustainability Membership Required

  • Ohio University (OH)
Ohio University's Office of Sustainability designed a Professional Development Program to advance the university's sustainability profile, particularly with its built environment. On a monthly basis staff from Architecture, Design and ...
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RIT FoodShare Membership Required

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
RIT FoodShare is an initiative on the RIT campus that has been established to address food insecurity and food waste. It is both a campus food pantry and a facebook ...
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Duke Water Reclamation Pond Membership Required

  • Duke University (NC)
After a severe drought in 2007, Duke spearheaded water reclamation projects across campus. The 5.5 acre reclamation pond collects storm water from 22% of Duke's main campus, over 265 acres. ...
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Integrated educational food garden and composting Membership Required

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)
Striving towards zero waste and with a close-the-loop philosophy, CSUN students are diverting over 35,000 pounds of pre-consumer waste/year and turning it back into food via an on campus compost ...
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Plant-Powered Dining @ Cornell University Membership Required

  • Cornell University (NY)
Student Sustainability coordinators sought to do something in line with these initiatives at Cornell. Many universities have adopted versions of a “Meatless Monday” program, or have an all-vegetarian dining hall. ...
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Emory University's Pollinator Protection Program Membership Required

  • Emory University (GA)
Concerned about the plight of bees and other pollinators, essential for two-thirds of the food crops we eat every day, Emory University developed a comprehensive Pollinator Protection Commitment, which includes ...
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Composting for a Greener Campus: the Texas State University Bobcat Blend program Membership Required

  • Texas State University, San Marcos (TX)
Bobcat Blend is a faculty managed, student-run and grant-supported research and teaching-oriented waste management campus composting program at Texas State University. The goals of the organization are to teach students, ...
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Zero Waste Game Day at Duke University Membership Required

  • Duke University (NC)
Leading up to the 2014 Duke Football season, a formal partnership was created between Duke Athletics, Duke Recycling, Duke Stores, and the Duke Sustainability Office in order to successfully achieve ...
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UW–Madison Receipt Reduction Project Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
Over a span of two years, teams of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin–Madison eliminated mandatory receipt printing at campus dining centers, restaurants, markets, and cafes. Within ...
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The Water Hub at Emory University Membership Required

  • Emory University (GA)
The WaterHub® is a decentralized, district-scale water reclamation and reuse system serving Emory University’s main campus in Atlanta, Georgia. As the first of its kind in the United States, this ...
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Hawaii Pacific University Loa Campus: Promoting Energy Efficiency and Conservation in the Office Membership Required

  • Hawaii Pacific University (HI)
In order to promote sustainability throughout campus and engage in a behavior change process that is both research intensive and action oriented, the Green Office Program of Hawaii Pacific University ...
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Union College's Presidential Green Grants: Empowering our community to make a more sustainable world Membership Required

  • Union College - NY (NY)
Our greatest resource as an institution is the creativity and energy of our community. Union College’s Presidential Green Grant (PGG) program leverages this creativity and energy by supporting novel projects ...
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Bagging the Disposable Plastic Bag Membership Required

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)
  • Bon Appétit Management Company
The Student Sustainability Council at Case Western Reserve University removed disposable plastic bags from campus dining locations and replaced them with reusable bags.
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Eco-Schools Leadership Initiative (ESLI) Membership Required

  • College of William & Mary (VA)
I co-founded Eco-Schools Leadership Initiative (ESLI) (eslileaders.org) which is an after-school program where high school and college students teach elementary school students about the environment. There are six high schools ...
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Learning Outcomes and Assessment for Undergraduate Students Membership Required

  • James Madison University (VA)
James Madison University (JMU) developed student learning outcomes and a corresponding assessment instrument to measure the change in undergraduate students’ environmental stewardship reasoning and knowledge over time. In consultation with ...
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Cedar Valley College a Center of Excellence of Sustainability in South Dallas, TX. Membership Required

  • Cedar Valley College - DCCCD (TX)
The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) consists of seven campuses enrolling 85,000 students from Dallas County and beyond. Cedar Valley College (CVC), one of the seven DCCCD campuses, serves ...
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Brown's- A California Cafe Membership Required

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
This August, Cal Dining opened brown’s- a california café. By design, over 80% of the ingredients used are sourced locally from within 250 miles of the UC Berkeley campus and ...
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