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Bringing the research home: partnership for watershed restoration Membership Required

  • Oregon State University (OR)
The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is a network of more than 250 businesses, non-profits, faith communities, educational institutions, local governments and individuals in Corvallis, Oregon, brought together to accelerate progress toward ...
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Fossil Free Finances: Divestment and College Endowments Membership Required

  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)
My poster is a summary of the following abstract from a paper titled “Fossil Free Finances: Divestment and College Endowments.” This paper explores the effect colleges and universities have on ...
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Different Approaches to Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Furman University (SC)
  • University of Missouri (MO)
  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Emory University (GA)
Higher education is in a unique position to lead the transition to a sustainable world. Colleges and universities have the means to influence students by providing these individuals - tomorrow’s ...
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Business Case for Campus Efficiencies and Climate Change Membership Required

  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (DC)
Questions from NACUBO's Sustainability Advisory Panel for business/finance officers to ask about the future. One of 41 posters presented at the NACUBO 2015 Annual Meeting, July 18-21, 2015.
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Systematic Change Through Reciprocal Partnerships Membership Required

  • Connecticut College (CT)
The Office of Sustainability at Connecticut College has demonstrated its commitment to community change in its collaborative support for the New London County Food Policy Council (NLCFPC). The NLCFPC is ...
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Simple Key Facilities Benchmarks That Make a Difference Membership Required

  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (DC)
Some campus personnel have the ability (time and expertise) to gather great detail on benchmarking. However, many campuses are not able to expend the time or expertise to be a ...
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Using Creative Commons Licensing for Conference Presentations and Handouts Membership Required

  • Central Community College (NE)
Receiving materials at a conference for use in the classroom or elsewhere is a wonderful gift! The exchange of intellectual property is a fantastic way to share what works with ...
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Evaluating Campus Green Funds: Student Review of Campus Impacts Membership Required

  • University of Houston (TX)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
Motivated by the work of the Campus Green Fund Collaborative and its AASHE publication, How-To Guide: Campus Green Fund Implementation, the Office of Sustainability at the University of Texas at ...
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Building the Best Team for a Sustainable Operation Membership Required

  • Western Michigan University (MI)
  • Georgia-Pacific (GA)
  • PortionPac Chemical Corporation (IL)
  • Green Seal (DC)
As green as your school may be, achieving and maintaining the level of sustainable operational performance that today's students expect can be challenging. As a facilities manager, how do you ...
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Diversity, Sustainability, and Mentorship: One Event That Does It All Membership Required

  • University of Utah (UT)
Engagement is one of the goals of sustainability on college campuses. As part of that engagement, we want to reach the broadest audience possible, including multiple disciplines, genders, and ethnicities. ...
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POWER Careers in Sustainability: Inviting the Next Generation to be Agents of Change Membership Required

  • University of Virginia (VA)
Interest in sustainability in government, industry, and higher education has led to a rapid expansion of employment opportunities for sustainability professionals. Yet many young people, who may be considering their ...
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Weight-based Metrics for Zero Waste 2020: Innovations in Automation Critical to Waste Diversion Membership Required

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
  • Creative Microsystems Inc (WA)
In spite of its importance, diverting recovered resources continues to pose fundamental problems for campus managers. In reaction to this problem, UCSC staff have redefined the apparatus of billing and ...
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Transforming Sustainability Education through Mindfulness, Movement, and Creativity Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)
This workshop will share how we have implemented contemplative practices (including meditation/mindfulness, body movement, visualization, and creativity) within student sustainability leadership programs. In addition, the session will be experiential in ...
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Watershed UGA; A living laboratory transforming campus and community through teaching, research and service. Membership Required

  • The University of Georgia (GA)
This case study will introduce a new initiative at the University of Georgia, Watershed UGA, designed to engage the campus community in sustainability through campus watersheds. This transformative university-wide model ...
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Composting Inside of a Greenhouse: Exploring the Benefits of an Integrated Composting/Growing Operation. Membership Required

  • Green Mountain Technologies (WA)
Gustavus Adolphus College has created a unique and innovative model for integrating a commercial composting operation into a growing operation. Gustavus has installed an Earth Flow composting system from Green ...
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An Overview of Innovative Interdisciplinary Sustainability Degree Programs Membership Required

  • University of Virginia (VA)
This case study examines innovative degree programs that create unusual disciplinary alliances with sustainability. Integrating sustainability across the curriculum is an important goal for AASHE members. While many universities have ...
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Connecting Sustainability with Design and Construction: The Project Managers Professional Development Program Membership Required

  • Ohio University (OH)
The Office of Sustainability at Ohio University realized there was a disconnect between our office and others on campus that play direct roles in the sustainability of the institution. In ...
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Measuring Engagement of Student Population Through Assessment of Sustainability Knowledge: Behavior, Perceptions, and Attitudes Membership Required

  • Michigan State University (MI)
Michigan State University Campus Sustainability commissioned a Sustainability Knowledge Assessment. This assessment represents an initial effort to quantify knowledge of the broad and abstract concept of sustainability. By identifying factors ...
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Solar Thermal Systems on Campus, Seven years of hard knock lessons learned. Membership Required

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
Appalachian State University has been installing renewable energy systems on campus since 2006. This has been largely due to the student led REI (Renewable Energy Initiative) that adds a $5 ...
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Integrating Sustainability into All Study Abroad Programming Membership Required

  • Concordia College (NY)
Two current priorities in higher education are global learning/study abroad and sustainability. These fit together uneasily; in fact they seem often to be in tension with one another. Students are ...
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Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Fostering Enthusiasm by Making it Real for Faculty and Students! Membership Required

  • Fleming College (ON)
Is adding sustainability to the curriculum new work for faculty? This case study will demonstrate how we discovered that many sustainability elements are already being brought into the classroom – ...
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Using Case Studies and Case-based Instruction to Teach Sustainability Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)
Complexity is reality-in the world, in our communities, relationships, and our classrooms-and even more so when emotions run high. Mention climate change or use the adjective 'green' to describe a ...
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Bottleneck and breakthrough toward a sustainable campus – 4 years of challenges by Hokkaido University, Japan Membership Required

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)
Hokkaido University (HU) is a pioneer institute, which have developed a campus master plan (CMP) in 2006. Then, there was a big movement in higher education for a sustainable campus ...
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Recycling at a Higher Education Institution: Case Study of a Successful Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Membership Required

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City (MO)
The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) has been offering educational programs in waste management and environmental science for about 25 years and has recently added a sustainability minor to its ...
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Sustainability Course Designation: Values and Best Practices Membership Required

  • Dickinson College (PA)
Dickinson is leading the way in integrating sustainability across the curriculum. As an innovative liberal arts college, over 96% of our Class of '15 students have taken sustainability-focused and related ...
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Mobility and Climate Action: A Review of the Divestment Movement in Canadian Higher Education Institutions Membership Required

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
Climate change demands a fundamental reorientation of higher education, yet the majority of Canadian campuses do not have a climate policy. In response, students, faculty, and activists are fighting to ...
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A New Model for Collaborative and Effective Campus Sustainability Decisions Membership Required

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)
An AASHE member and ACUPCC signatory, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. In 2014, we developed a new model to engage both ...
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Generating Hope and Agency in Education for Sustainability Through Communities of Praxis Membership Required

  • Manhattanville College (NY)
Recently, the Journal for Sustainability Education has called for research on education practices that generate hope and agency in our students and work against hopelessness. Dr. Tina Evans reminds us ...
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Sustainability Tours: Using Campus as a Teaching Tool Membership Required

  • University of Louisville (KY)
With sustainability initiatives reshaping campuses in myriad ways from buildings to grounds to dining to energy, water, waste, & transportation systems, it is vital that we develop effective means for ...
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Building Political Effectiveness and Accountability at a Student-Led Sustainability Office Membership Required

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)
The University of North Carolina Asheville is among a small group of colleges that chose to establish an entirely student-run, student fee-funded department to house sustainability efforts on campus. In ...
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Solve, Educate, Engage: The Role of the University in Sustainability Solutions Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
Using case histories from the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives at ASU, we'll explore how universities can engage government entities, business and academic communities, non profit organizations and the public in ...
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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 17th Avenue Residence Hall and Dining Center Gray Water System Membership Required

  • TKDA (MN)
The Architect-of Record and Lead Mechanical Engineer will present an overview of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities's 17th Avenue Residence Hall and Dining Center's gray water system. The project ...
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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Building Renewable Energy Infrastructure On a Growing Campus Membership Required

  • Skidmore College (NY)
This case study will show attendees how one institution was able to dramatically reduce its GHG emissions while simultaneously growing in both institutional square footage and enrollment. From the year ...
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Campus-wide plug load inventory and resulting energy reduction programs Membership Required

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • My Green Lab (CA)
Stanford University completed a comprehensive equipment inventory in 2014, collecting detailed plug load data to inform targeted energy reduction strategies. Twelve student interns inventoried 55 types of electronic equipment in ...
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Transformative Partnerships: Replacing Consumerism with Community Membership Required

  • California Lutheran University (CA)
  • City of Thousand Oaks (CA)
Can disciplines traditionally anchored in consumerist perspectives–like marketing and advertising–help students engage with sustainability and provide opportunities to make positive change in their communities? This case study demonstrates how campus/community ...
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Transformational Leadership Summit for College & University Executives & Senior Leaders Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)
Driving sustainability into an institution's core mission, positioning the institution to 'do well by doing good' is the complex leadership challenge of the 21st century. It requires the transformation of ...
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The United Nations' New Global Action Programme, Sustainable Development Goals, and You Membership Required

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • York University (ON)
  • China Green University Network
  • University of North Texas (TX)
The Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) highlighted how education institutions have contributed to innovative pedagogy and partnerships, enhanced training, and galvanized whole-institution approaches, thus helping foster a more ...
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Designing and Assessing Sustainability Learning Outcomes Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)
How can we ensure that our educational offerings lead to sustainability competencies? This workshop will support participants in designing learning outcomes (LOs) and assessment plans. The presenters' diverse perspectives make ...
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Conducting a Transportation Study at a Commuter School - Kwantlen Student Association Membership Required

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (BC)
The Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) is a not for profit organization that operates independently of Kwantlen Polytechnic University's (KPU) administration. The KSA focuses on providing support for its members (Kwantlen ...
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Five-Year Evolution of Campus Sustainability Programs Membership Required

  • Bentley University (MA)
  • Boston University (MA)
Many campus sustainability programs around the country are coming of age. Those programs which started between the years of 2008-2011 are reaching a critical turning point where their ability to ...
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Building Sustainability: A Holistic Approach to Evaluations and Retrofits Membership Required

  • University of Virginia (VA)
This case study will focus on a replicable model of how a technically-focused retro-commissioning and energy/water reduction program for individual existing buildings can be expanded into a holistic and cost-effective ...
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Teaching Systemic Sustainability through a Local Lens: A Minnesota Experience in Engaging Students with the Greater Community Membership Required

  • Prescott College (AZ)
One critical component of sustainability education is to help students understand the interconnectedness of environmental and social justice issues. The intersection of sustainability education, service learning, and social justice offers ...
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Stressed Out? Sustainability and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Membership Required

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)
We will examine how Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training can be a powerful tool for enhancing both the well-being of everyone on campus and sustainability education. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn ...
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Using Retro-Commissioning to Increase Climate Action Plan Resiliency Membership Required

  • Seattle Pacific University (WA)
  • Paladino and Company (WA)
Seattle Pacific University created a climate action plan in June 2010. The goal of the plan is to reduce natural gas consumption 20% by 2015 and be a carbon neutral ...
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Banning Bottled Water on Campus; Beyond Excuses Membership Required

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)
Over 100 colleges and universities across the US and Canada have enacted a policy of responsible water sales in their purchasing. Such a drastic change for an institution is made ...
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Least Car-Friendly - Commuter options for an urban campus Membership Required

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
In 2011, US News and World Report published a story on the top 10 'Least Car Friendly' Universities in the nation. Loyola University Chicago has taken this as a badge ...
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Transforming Student Leadership in Sustainability through Integrative Learning Membership Required

  • University of South Carolina (SC)
Pressure is mounting for institutions to graduate students in four years with jobs. As professionals in higher education, how do we help students turn their academic content into currency? The ...
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Spartan Treasure Hunt: Direct Engagement of Building Occupants in Energy Saving Opportunities Membership Required

  • Michigan State University (MI)
The Spartan Treasure Hunt is an early step in the building commissioning process. It engages building occupants to help identify opportunities for energy savings and system improvements during a building ...
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Retention, Graduate Rates, and Sustainability Literacy Membership Required

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)
In the current climate of increased governmental oversight of higher education and fiscal downturns, retention and graduation rates are being emphasized as key markers of an institution's success. Meanwhile, individual ...
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Assessing the Kinnickinnick Project at River Falls: Sustainability Curriculum Transformation at Five Years Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)
After five years of Sustainability Fellows Workshops, the sustainability curriculum at UWRF has grown to prominence with its own identity as The Kinnickinnick Project (named after the River Falls' local ...
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