Conference Presentations

Introduction

AASHE’s database of conference presentations includes thousands of abstracts and presentation materials from AASHE’s annual Conference & Expo as well as presentation materials from other sustainability in higher education conferences.

At a Glance

4149
Total Resources
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Organizations
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Countries
55
U.S. States & Territories
7
Canadian Provinces

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Finance and Curriculum Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University-Commerce (TX)
  1. Relating the assignment to the University Mission
  2. Answering student demand
  3. Addressing programmatic structure
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Not Business as Usual: Fostering Civic Engagement on Climate Change Membership Required

  • The University of Texas at Dallas (TX)

Attendees will engage in a discussion of what it means to them to civically engage through building consensus, seeking common ground, and moving towards climate solutions in a non-partisan way ...

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Successful Sustainability Efforts, Action from Constructive Communication Membership Required

  • University of North Texas (TX)
  1. Understand the field and the reach of technical communication in relation to how it affects campus sustainability efforts, specifically, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) report and in ...
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Infusing Education for Sustainable Development into University Academics, Research, and Engagement through Faculty Training Programs Membership Required

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)
  1. Participants will be able to identify the impact of sustainability education and apply lessons learned to their programs
  2. Participants will be able to communicate the intended outcomes for their program ...
  • Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago
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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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Bringing Nature Back to Campus Membership Required

  • Houston Community College (TX)
  • Rice University (TX)

I want to encourage other institutions to consider designing courses or other activities that give students an opportunity to participate in authentic, urban conservation efforts.

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Making a Monarch Waystation Membership Required

  • The University of Texas at Dallas (TX)

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

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It's All About the People! Let's Talk About Social Sustainability Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  1. Value social sustainability as a necessity for advancing campus sustainability.
  2. Identify strategies for including social sustainability on your campus.
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Start Your Next Renewable Energy Project with Little or No Cost Membership Required

  • Austin Community College (TX)
  1. Understand stakeholders’ roles with renewable energy projects – it takes a village to raise a renewable energy project.
  2. Review available funding sources for renewable energy projects – Look around, you had it ...
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Energy Efficiency Assessment at Texas State University Membership Required

  • Texas State University, San Marcos (TX)
  1. How to calculate CO2 emissions from purchased electricity?
  2. What are the most important financial factors in energy efficiency assessment?
  3. How different energy efficiency plans can affect financial outcomes in a ...
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Recycle Bikes Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TX)

Attendees to this presentation will learn: 1. Who key stakeholders are on campus 2. How to set up the program 3. Where to find bikes 4. How to attract students ...

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Transgender 101- What you Need and Want to Know Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TX)

Participants will gain basic understanding of LGBTQIA terminology, with emphasis on trans and other gender identities they may encounter on campus, and will gain understanding of an intersectional approach to ...

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How Campus Solar Cuts Carbon and Boosts the Bottom Line Membership Required

  • Cedar Valley College - DCCCD (TX)
  • Altenex, LLC (CA)

Learning Outcome 1: Learn how to assess on campus solar potential Learning Outcome 2: Understand how to compare on-site and off-site approaches Learning Outcome 3: Gain insight on how to ...

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Embracing Sustainability at Alamo Colleges Membership Required

  • Alamo Community College District (TX)

Alamo Colleges is a network of five community colleges serving San Antonio, TX and surrounding areas. As a signatory in one of Second Nature's three Climate Leadership Commitments, Alamo ...

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The Deceptive Metric Membership Required

  • Kirksey (TX)
  • This presentation will outline limitations that abound metrics like Energy Use Intensity and Noise Levels.
  • Audience will understand how building codes can be leveraged to inform Sustainability Master Plans.
  • This ...
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Process for UT Austin Sustainability Master Plan Membership Required

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Ability to describe key process points of a planning process for sustainability.

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The Green Labs Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin Membership Required

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Best practices for implementing a Green Labs program into a university.

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"Staffulty”: When Sustainability Staff Take on Faculty Roles Membership Required

  • Rice University (TX)
  1. Attendees will develop a rich understanding of the “staffulty” position.
  2. Attendees will learn the variety of ways that sustainability staff can engage with what is traditionally the faculty realm, including ...
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Reduce Food Waste and Food Insecurity with Campus Food Pantries Membership Required

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The University of Arizona and the University of Pittsburgh recognized the prevalence of food insecurity in their communities causing both to form food pantries to provide direct assistance to food ...

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Lessons Learned from Two Longstanding Green Funds Membership Required

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • Utah State University (UT)

Let's take a look at how one community college and one university are playing a vital role in reducing green house gas emissions and working towards achieving carbon neutrality ...

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Infusing Sustainability Principles and Practices into Study Abroad Membership Required

  • Concordia College (NY)
  • Delta College (MI)
  • Lawrence University (WI)

Sustainability, a common thread across curriculums, can serve as the connection for engaged learning. Tie it to international travel and it links our students with opportunity for greater understanding of ...

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Student Research and Projects Conducted Through a Campus as a Living Lab Program Membership Required

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

This panel will reflect on best practices for undergraduate research and course-based projects designed to advance student learning while generating collaborations that benefit university academics and operations. Two case studies ...

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Community as a Living Laboratory: Promoting Community Engagement Through Student Internship Programs Membership Required

  • Furman University (SC)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Community and campus sustainability issues can be addressed simultaneously while creating a hands-on learning opportunity for students. In this presentation, representatives from three universities (Furman University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis ...

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Real Food, Real Communities, Real Impact Membership Required

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Lehigh University (PA)
  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

As anchor institutions, colleges and universities have a responsibility to the ecosystems, economies, and communities they touch. Through the Real Food Campus Commitment and Real Food Calculator, Johns Hopkins University ...

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Green Funds: How Students Use Their Money to Build a Better Campus and Community Membership Required

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of Utah (UT)

This session covers 2 case studies: A green fund at UC Berkeley and a student-driven Revolving Loan Fund at the University of Utah 1. The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is ...

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Campus Gardens & Farms: Engaging the whole community Membership Required

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Campus farms and gardens often serve as an attractive pathway for engagement, welcoming new partners and collaborations for interdisciplinary learning. During this moderated networking session we will facilitate the sharing ...

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Community Partnerships for Stormwater Management Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)
  • Villanova University (PA)

Hear from two universities, Villanova University and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), on example stormwater projects both on and off campus. Learn what works and what doesn't in campus stormwater ...

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Climate Healthy' and Plant Strong Menus Membership Required

  • American University (DC)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (DC)
  • Green Monday
  • Humane Society of the United States (MD)

Did you know that GHG emissions associated with food are dominated by the production phase, not the transportation phase? And that plant-based foods are so much lighter on the environment ...

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Expanding Your Move Out Program Membership Required

  • Pitzer College (CA)
  • Pomona College (CA)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)
  • Post Landfill Action Network (NH)

Campuses across the country are starting to develop robust move-out collection projects of various types. Some hold a yard sale for the local community in the summer, or for students ...

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Campus Connections: Sustainability and Wellness Membership Required

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

Wellness is an important aspect of any sustainability movement. A focus at colleges and universities on social aspects of sustainability, such as wellness, leads to collaboration and partnerships that are ...

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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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Assessing Course Impact: Three Models of Sustainability Evaluation Membership Required

  • Baylor University (TX)
  • Bemidji State University (MN)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

This session is a discussion of three different ways of assessing the incorporation of sustainability into the world view of college students. The presenters wish to start a discussion with ...

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The Earth Without Art is Just 'Eh' Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This presentation will think about the many ways art can be used in environmental initiatives and programming. Specifically, the two presentations will discuss engaging art in two different ways - design-thinking ...

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Communication strategies: Leveraging digital media effectively & efficiently for greater engagement, relationship building, & earned news media Membership Required

  • Boston University (MA)
  • New York University (NY)
  • University of Utah (UT)

Communication about institutionalizing sustainability is a key component to our efforts to inform and change behavior. Digital media, such as social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), blogging, and other online tools ...

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Renewably Powering and Empowering our Communities Membership Required

  • University of Oregon (OR)
  • Weber State University (UT)
  • Wells College (NY)

Weber State University worked with a local nonprofit and community members to develop and implement a community-solar program during the 2015-2016 school year. The project served the three-county area surrounding ...

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Best Practices for Solar PPAs Membership Required

  • Cedar Valley College - DCCCD (TX)
  • State University of New York at Cortland (NY)

Solar energy is now economically feasible in many states of the U.S. The question is who pays for the solar panels? The costs of design, installation, operation and maintenance ...

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Strategies for Local & Sustainable Food Purchasing Membership Required

  • Bon Appétit Management Company
  • Farm to Institution New England (VT)

Colleges want to purchase more local foods, yet many are struggling with how to balance the many different values that they want to support while also ensuring that they can ...

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Thrift Stores, FreeStores, and Reuse Spaces Membership Required

  • Coastal Carolina University (SC)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

This panel will discuss the outcomes from Thrift Stores, Free Stores and Reuse Spaces across different campuses. Hear how these second-hand experiences have become a model for showcasing the three ...

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WTF Reduction! Waste, Technology and Facebook; Utilizing Social Media, Technology and Outreach to Effect Behavioral Change Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)
  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)
  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • Cupanion (ON)

This panel will discuss the use of social media and technology and how it can be applied it to various re-use and waste reduction programs. Partnered with Cupanion, these three ...

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Leveraging Green Office Certification for Outreach, Engagement, Employee Education and STARS Membership Required

  • Boston University (MA)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Universities and colleges across the country are working on a variety of Green Office Certification programs as ways to engage faculty, staff and students and to meet campus goals. Boston ...

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Greeks Think Green Membership Required

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Florida (FL)

The Office of Sustainability at the University of Florida and the University of Arizona have joined teams to discuss how they've empowered their school's Greek communities to recognize ...

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Beyond Operational Sustainability: Facilities Staff as Leaders, Teachers, and Guinea Pigs Membership Required

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

At Portland Community College, 'we're all in this together' to promote a sustainable college experience. PCC Facilities Management Services extends beyond traditional roles to encourage educational opportunities related to ...

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Measuring Sustainability Culture and Attitudes Among the Student Body: Why you Should Care Membership Required

  • Central College (IA)
  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)
  • Michigan State University (MI)

Quite often institutional decisions are data driven. Given that people's sustainability behaviors are influenced by their attitudes, having valid and reliable information about students' and employees' sustainability attitudes will ...

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Campus and Community Involvement in Move-Out Waste Reduction Programs Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

Move-Out! Classes end and our students vacate the rooms in their residence halls, cleaning up so that other students may become the new occupants. In the process, students discard lots ...

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Making an Impact Via Food Recovery Programs Membership Required

  • Food Recovery Network (MD)
  • Fiorenza's Food for Friends (PA)

800 million people around the world suffer from hunger and 1 in 6 Americans live in food insecure households. F4 is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation of the Commonwealth ...

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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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Using STARS to Drive Change on Campus Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS provides a number of opportunities for ...

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The University of Thriftsburgh: We Work With More Than Just Ugly Sweaters Membership Required

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

The University of Thriftsburgh, a non-profit, student-run thrift store, opened on the University of Pittsburgh's campus on March 18, 2015. The store was the result of year and a ...

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Creative Composting: a Comprehensive Approach to Food Waste Reduction Membership Required

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Though composting is a great step away from creating landfill waste, it is still very low on the EPA's food waste hierarchy. This study presents how a group of ...

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From the United Nations to Your University: Coordinating the Efforts of Local Students in Global Climate Action Membership Required

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Two of the most common hurdles student activist groups face are a) a lack of funding, resources and time to complete projects and b) gaining and maintaining student involvement beyond ...

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