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

5695
Total Resources
1384
Organizations
35
Countries
54
U.S. States & Territories
8
Canadian Provinces

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Diversity, and Inclusion on Campus: Designing Student Engagement

  • DLR Group (WA)

The presentation will create a dialogue of how the built environment intersects with minority student groups on campus and how planning and visioning helped bring to life two institutes at ...

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Integrating Contemplative Practice, Social Justice and Sustainability as a Unified Model

  • Naropa University (CO)

Humanity is at a crisis point. Numerous indicators across a plurality of domains - including skyrocketing depression and substance abuse, economic inequality, climate change, and fisheries collapse - demonstrate that our systems ...

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Why Is It So Darn Hard to Change!

  • Winthrop University (SC)

On top of his or her academic studies, thousands of issues bombard students asking them to be concerned about every issue from social inequalities to environmental crisis to political and ...

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Academic Language for Sustainability Economy

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

Co-creating the sustainability economy depends on the ability of up and coming generations to grasp opportunities to successfully address sustainability issues confronting our world. An authentic teacher preparation program features ...

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Sustainability Learning Outcomes: Are You Writing Them?

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

For one reason or another, course syllabi at many colleges and universities now must include Learning Outcomes (LOs). Has your institution written a set of LOs for sustainability-focused or sustainability-related ...

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Teaching Water Sustainability Through Regional and Global Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

The poster exhibits a multidisciplinary approach to understanding water equity and sustainability in the understudied region of Central Eurasia. The effort is led by faculty from the University of Pittsburgh ...

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Basic Sustainability Co-Curricular Course

  • Universidad de Monterrey (NL)

In Latin-American countries, and specifically in Mexico I have noticed students lack sustainability literacy, and always think sustainability is about planting trees and recycling. One of the goals of the ...

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A Problem Solving Approach to Teaching Sustainability Studies

  • Muhlenberg College (PA)

There has been a recent proliferation in the number of undergraduate and graduate programs in sustainability-related areas. Many of them have capstone experiences. Here I describe a culminating capstone experience ...

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Evaluating knowledge and awareness of 'Sustainability' initiatives among college students

  • Lamar University (TX)

This study assesses college students' knowledge and awareness of sustainability issues. Upon the approval of an IRB, data was collected using the Campus Sustainability questionnaire. Students from a university in ...

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Freshman Engineering Students see Value in Sustainability-themed Project-based Learning

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Engineers are required to evaluate the economic, policy, environmental, and social implications of their work in order to promote sustainability in design and manufacturing. Traditionally, university training in problem solving ...

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Seeing Sustainability Through Indigenous Eyes: Collaborative Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning

  • George Mason University (VA)

This presentation will showcase a field course offered by George Mason University in collaboration with the Maijuna indigenous group of the Peruvian Amazon. The authors worked with the Maijuna to ...

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Triple Dip of Teaching: Sprinkling Ben & Jerry's Social Justice Accomplishments into your Curriculum

  • Fort Hays State University (KS)

Deliverables from this session include FREE teaching resources (modules, teaching notes, video links) to supplement your existing sustainability curriculum. Learn about the CSR innovations pioneered by Ben & Jerry's ...

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Sustainability Across the Curriculum: History, Status & Best Practices From a National Inventory

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Curricular innovations for sustainability have been at the heart of the AASHE network since its inception, and these programs continue to exhibit high value through the AASHE STARS reporting tool ...

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Mapping the Food Systems Major: A Qualitative Approach to Curriculum Mapping

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Do you want to make curriculum mapping a more meaningful process? This session will describe a qualitative curriculum mapping approach used to review core courses in the University of Minnesota ...

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Transdisciplinary Education for Employability, Sustainability, and Democracy

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

With continued development of artificial intelligence and robotics, increasing technological displacement of human labor is a concern for, not only low-skilled laborers who complete routine tasks, but professionals whose thinking ...

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When Academics and Operations Collide

  • Chapman University (CA)

This proposal explores how using student senior Capstone projects can push operational activities forward and provide a new understanding of both the student experience and the inter-workings of a university ...

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Debunking the Myth of the 'Idiot Farmer': Alternative Forms of Agriculture for a Healthier Economy

  • Ceres Greenhouse Solutions (CO)

The goal of this presentation is to highlight the importance of a new understanding of agriculture: directed by the young and educated, data driven, and focused on healthy and localized ...

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Teaching to the SDGs: Experience and Resources for Business & Sustainability Curricula

  • George Mason University (VA)
  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

In this session, two experienced faculty will share their approaches, resources and lessons learned in teaching Business & Sustainability courses. Prof. Dann Sklarew developed and has delivered the Business & ...

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Two Approaches to Teaching Sustainable Economics

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)
  • University of Hawaii Kapiolani Community College (HI)

Economic change is at the heart of making societies sustainable. The globalized industrial economy produces great wealth for some while increasingly disenfranchising and dispossessing many. As the current economy grows ...

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Comparing Environmental Literacy of U.S. University Freshmen With Incoming International Students

  • Pittsburg State University (KS)

Since 2014, Pittsburg State University (a regional institution in southeast Kansas), has administered a survey to measure environmental literacy, pro-social environmental behaviors, and issue involvement of all incoming freshman as ...

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Pursuing Sustainability in Education Abroad: Tools & Techniques

  • The Education Abroad Network (IL)

Well-designed education abroad programs expose students to the many ways other cultures prioritize and pursue sustainability. Foreign approaches to sustainability, biodiversity, and social justice reveal to students abroad the culturally ...

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Building Off of Prior Knowledge... Even When it's Wrong

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Higher education has been designated by scholars as the most promising mechanism for preparing future generations to engage in sustainable living. But however encouraging the infusion of sustainability into higher ...

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What Sustainability Skills Do Employers Want?

  • Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Hong Kong)

The overarching goal of sustainability education is to make the concepts understandable to students in ways that influence their attitudes and behaviors to carry forward into their careers. In doing ...

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Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability - A Networking Discussion Designed for all Educators and Academics

  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

All academics and educators will benefit from this session! Have fun and meet new colleagues as we explore how to help students gain the knowledge and skills to create change ...

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Teaching Sustainability Education through the Lens of Leadership Education

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Sustainability education is a broad topic that crosses many disciplines. While some institutions offer sustainability-specific degree programs others have placed focus on implementing sustainability education within their current programs. Since ...

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The Experiential Learning Lab: Coproduction Through Campus Staff/Faculty/Community Partnerships

  • University of Dayton (OH)

Challenges in implementing and sustaining on- and off-campus experiential learning projects continue to deter staff, faculty and community partners from engaging in them. Persistent challenges include: student schedules and time ...

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Revolutionizing Sustainability Connections: Corporations, Communities, and Higher Education

  • Montclair State University (NJ)

The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University advances sustainability by developing community-engaged research projects and building educational programs through academic-corporate-public partnerships. We engage in activities that promote ...

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Seeing Sustainability in Your Own Backyard: Place-Based Learning and the Liberal Arts

  • Goshen College (IN)

Goshen College students have a unique opportunity to live, learn, and research at the 1,189-acre nature sanctuary called Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center. Located near Wolf Lake, Indiana, Merry ...

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"Living Labs" that Integrate Sustainability Education, Community Engagement & Workforce Development

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

A growing number of sustainability-related internships, practicum and fellowship opportunities are available, and increasingly, such programs are also working explicitly to integrate with community sustainability efforts, becoming network hubs and ...

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Self-Congratulatory Sustainability/Sustainability Light: Just What Are We Teaching?

  • Olympic College (WA)

All over the United States, colleges tout their hyperlocal sustainability and recycling programs. Many do a thoughtful job of introducing students to aspects of sustainability, including the complex, ongoing effort ...

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Self-Sustainability Business Model for Degree Programs in Sustainability Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Higher education in the U.S. is experiencing budget cuts, program reductions and a decrease in state funding not to mention a decrease in enrollment and engagement of student. In ...

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Connecting Endowment Investing, Experiential Education and Curriculum to Build a Sustainable Economy

  • Intentional Endowments Network (MA)

This session will discuss the growth of student-managed investment funds pursuing sustainable investing strategies, as well as the growth of sustainable investing curriculum development, highlighting current successful funds and courses ...

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Curriculum and a Hands-On Project: Manual vs. Automated Irrigation Methods in the University Garden

  • University of Houston - Downtown (TX)

The Center for Urban Agriculture and Sustainability (CUAS) at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) has combined innovative curriculum with hands-on projects to teach sustainable practices. Students enrolled in the CUAS ...

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Foodies in Sustainability Education

  • Portland Community College (OR)

In this workshop we will connect and exchange ideas on how best to utilize food to teach sustainability across disciplines. Food has a central place in individual lives, community culture ...

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Care Enough 2B Energy Aware: Using Submetering & Energy Models 4 Curriculum Dev. & Community Action

  • St. Louis University High School (MO)

St. Louis University High School's faculty-coached and student led Energy Reduction team uses Energystar Portfolio, electric and solar panel submetering data, and energy modeling to create accessible curriculum for ...

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Faculty Sharing Success Stories of Teaching with Paul Hawken's Book DRAWDOWN

  • Fort Hays State University (KS)
  • Project Drawdown (CA)

CALLING ALL FACULTY: Have you taught with Paul Hawken's best-seller book 'Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming'?? Bring your stories to share during this ...

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Values-Education and Inequity: Complicating Sustainability Education with a Justice Lens

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Nearly 40 years ago, Wendell Berry (1981) issued a call to educators to re-invent our colleges and universities, to move away from the mechanized framework of specialization and instead offer ...

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Networking Meeting: Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (SCC)

  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

The Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (SCC), an AASHE member organization, will convene a networking session at the AASHE 2019 Conference. This session will allow participants in SCC activities to engage in ...

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Campus as Lab - Networking Session

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Campus as Lab Networking Session will provide an opportunity for both new and experienced campus as lab practitioners and researchers to meet, network and share best practices.

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Preparing Graduates for the Sustainability Economy through an ILO Framework

  • Humber College (ON)

We are moving toward increasingly collaborative work environments where everyone can positively impact an organization's contribution to a sustainable economy. At Toronto's Humber College, our post-secondary graduates recognize ...

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Curriculum for (re)Conceptualizing the University Campus as an Ecosystem

  • University of Utah (UT)

Can the planning and operations of a university campus be reconceptualized with an ecological and systems approach, viewing the campus environment as analogous to an ecosystem? If so, then an ...

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Engineering for One Planet: Join a growing interdisciplinary community to define and foster environmentally responsible engineering

  • The Lemelson Foundation (OR)
  • VentureWell (MA)

Hosted by The Lemelson Foundation and VentureWell, this panel will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn about and join a multi-disciplinary, multi-sector initiative to co-create a framework to integrate ...

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Award Winner Session: Creating an SDG Based Course Inventory & Sustainability Pathways at the University of Toronto

  • University of Toronto (ON)

The Expanded Student Engagement Project (ESE) at the University of Toronto (UofT) has been awarded AASHE's 2019 Campus Sustainability Research Award for authoring 'Expanding Student Engagement in Sustainability: Using ...

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Getting Credit: Partnerships between Sustainability Offices and Academic Departments

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

This poster gives an overview of UMass Amherst's Sustainability Fellowship Program, which began in 2009. Fellows are compensated with three academic credits per semester (awarded by the Department of ...

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Laudato Si and the UNSDGs: An Ignatian Approach to Teaching Human Geography

  • St. Louis University High School (MO)

In 2017 SLUH created a new Foundational Social Studies Curriculum that integrated Ignatian spirituality, neuroscience, executive functioning, research writing, and the AP Human Geography curriculum into a holistic course for ...

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Only Connect: Learning English and American Culture Through Service Learning and the SDGs

  • Portland State University (OR)

This session will present various ways in which different ESL instructors have come together to engage their students in sustainability work, both inside and outside the classroom. The 17 SDGs ...

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Vesting Faculty to Make an Impact: In-House Training for Sustainability & Climate Consequence

  • Delta College (MI)

The pathway to empowering students with knowledge of sustainability, climate resiliency, and climate adaptation begins with passionate, knowledgeable faculty embedding these concepts into classes across the curriculum, service learning, study ...

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Food, Forage, Farm, Feast: Teaching Reskilling, Sustainability and Commensality at Antioch College

  • Antioch College (OH)

This session presents Bridgeman's work at Antioch College in developing a series of Reskilling and Resilience courses aimed at providing students with new ways of thinking, and a toolkit ...

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What do Students Know, Think, Feel, and do about Sustainability and Climate Change?

  • University of Hawaii System Office (HI)

This session describes three separate but coordinated projects within the University of Hawaii System: a survey, a focus group study, and an assessment pilot project. Moderated for synthesis, each panelist ...

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Design Your Own Ecovillage: Playing the Ecovillage Game to Explore Sustainability

  • State University of New York at Potsdam (NY)

Ecovillages are living laboratories of sustainability and they can be found all over the world. They are intentional or traditional communities 'using local participatory processes to holistically integrate ecological, economic ...

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