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

6277
Total Resources
1474
Organizations
35
Countries
55
U.S. States & Territories
8
Canadian Provinces

Bars in graphs can be clicked to view resources that align with a particular category. Because a resource may be listed under multiple topics and disciplines, graph data may include higher total counts than what is indicated in total resources above.

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Using Whole Systems Design to Teach Sustainability Leadership

  • Creighton University (NE)

For the last three years, I have successfully taught a course that I designed entitled 'Sustainability Leadership: An Interdisciplinary Approach' to doctoral students in a leadership program. This presentation will ...

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EcoVate: Design Thinking for Sustainability Challenges

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

According to Forbes '...design thinking is a proven and repeatable problem-solving protocol that any business or profession can employ to achieve extraordinary results.' Design thinking is used in the field ...

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Beyond the Dining Hall: furthering sustainability initiatives in dining services by involving student groups and classes

  • Denison University (OH)

There are wonderful things happening with sustainability in the world of food and campus dining, but too often these initiatives stay within operations, never leaving the dining halls or involving ...

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Local Purchasing 101: we'll debunk the price myth, talk through other obstacles to local purchasing and how to overcome them

  • Denison University (OH)

With every college trying to buy more and more local food these days, many are struggling with how to do this but still meet their budget. I'll explain how ...

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Energy Strategies for Climate Adaptation

  • Ever-Green Energy (MN)

Communities have a growing demand for environmental solutions and partnerships with campuses can help all stakeholders realize sustainability goals that are more cost-competitive, reliable, and resilient. Essentially, merging assets and ...

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HBCU Meet up

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FL)

The HBCU meet up is a networking session for sustainability professionals working at historically black colleges and universities as well as others interested in collaborating with HBCUs to advance sustainability ...

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The GW Eco-Equity Challenge: student innovators and community partners address environmental and climate justice

  • George Washington University (DC)

Universities as anchor institutions have an important role to play in their communities. Students often bring their innovative ideas to solve social problems to university leaders for support. This case ...

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Data Visualization and Benchmarking Tools for Predictive Sustainable Decision-Making at Georgia Tech

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Like many universities, we have a lot of data, but decision-makers do not always know how to interpret it or how to use it to set campus priorities. We also ...

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Plenary: Incorporating Indigenous Wisdom into Sustainability Education

  • Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeway (AK)

Ilarion Larry Merculieff has over 40 years experience serving the Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands and other indigenous peoples and in this time has played leadership roles in a wide ...

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A Delicate Balance: Requiring Capstone Sustainability Projects of all Students

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

How can we effectively engage all students in applying their disciplinary strengths and their passions in projects that increase the sustainability of a community? For five years, Green Mountain College ...

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Tiny House College Life: No Dorm, No Debt, No Environmental Degradation

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Why wait to be sustainable? Why pay excessive room and board while having a stagnant, unyielding carbon footprint? The tiny house movement is growing in strength as this life style ...

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Lessons from Germany to the US 4: Building Standards

  • Grinnell College (IA)

What is a 'green' building exactly, and why is it important to build in this way? Colleges and universities possess limited funds, and must consider many issues and interest groups ...

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Lessons from Germany to the US 2: Water

  • Grinnell College (IA)

Despite the economic and social costs of frequent flooding in Iowa, stormwater handling and agricultural runoff are perennial problems, while in Germany, rainwater infiltration systems are required in most cities ...

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Lessons from Germany to the US 1: Change

  • Grinnell College (IA)

To think about how we can institute sustainability efforts at Grinnell College, we visited Germany to ask how institutions there have achieved such great success, hoping to bring successful ideas ...

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Energy Metering for Energy Management; If You Can't Measure It...

  • Honeywell (NH)

Energy management requires energy information, and energy meters are a key source of energy information. Metering answers these questions: which buildings are 'energy hogs'? Where and when are utility services ...

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Cultivating Underrepresented Students' Success through Sustainability

  • Indiana State University (IN)

As sustainability practitioners, we know the 'why' of diversity and inclusion, but sometimes the 'how' can be daunting, particularly if we are not experienced in working with underrepresented groups. This ...

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Putting Classroom Skills into Practice: From Curriculum to Community Sustainability Planning

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

This session will share a case study about how faculty can engage in sustainability in the community, and in the process provide pathways for positive change, increased awareness of sustainability ...

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Getting the Most Out of Your Practicum

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

In this session we will explore how we have used integrated design and a holistic approach to leverage our capstone sustainability practicum to not only offer our students practical experience ...

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Connecting Students and Community to Sustainability with Short Videos

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

In this session we will explore how to incorporate students and alumni in the teaching and learning process in sustainability studies through the use of short videos. We will discuss ...

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Internet2 pilot program case study: Innova EV Car Share

  • Innova EV (IL)

In this session, Innova UEV Founder, CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer Roman Kuropas will chronicle the Internet2 competition that led to a pilot EV Car Share program at four leading ...

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ISSP - International Society of Sustainability Professionals - Networking

  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) (OR)

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) Networking Meeting is a chance for ISSP members to gather and exchange information. It is also an opportunity of AASHE conference attendees that ...

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Active learning for sustainability education

  • James Madison University (VA)

Active learning engages students in to promote critical thinking and alignment of course material. In an environmental health course, students spend approximately 2 hours working at the campus recycling center ...

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Case Study of Program Review for Sustainability Offices: Benefits, Challenges, & Resources Required

  • James Madison University (VA)

Though credit is given for degrees and research activities, STARS reporting also includes a wide range of activities that lie outside the scope of activities usually included in academic program ...

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Campus Farm to Campus Table: Highlighting Local Foods and Student Work in a Campus Harvest Lunch

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

Beginning in 2013 and continuing in 2014, several dozen students, faculty, staff, and volunteers worked together to source a campus farm lunch at Johnson County Community College, a large, suburban ...

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Assessing the effectiveness of an undergraduate ESD course taught in Japan and Vietnam in fostering pro-sustainable outcomes

  • Kyoto University

The 'Building a Sustainable Future: Principles and Challenges' course was developed by researchers at Kyoto University as part of a Japanese government-funded initiative to develop a widely replicable model approach ...

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Green Office Certification at Lane Community College

  • Lane Community College (OR)

Many colleges and universities have Green Office Certifications. These programs can be complicated, time-consuming, and confusing. They can also be overly simplistic and not result in any meaningful changes. Lane ...

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Developing a sustainability brand and visual identity guide for your campus

  • Lehigh University (PA)

In this workshop, participants will learn to develop and apply an unique sustainability brand and visual identity for their campus. We will discuss strategies for leveraging this brand to engage ...

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No Impact Meal: A Guide to an Interactive Cooking Experience of Food Sustainability and Social Justice

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

The case study focuses on the journey of the No Impact Meal from the narrative, 'No Impact Man,' to a First-Year Convocation Picnic, and ultimately an intimate, interactive food experience ...

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Stormwater Runoff Management and Green Infrastructure on Loyola University Chicago

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Stormwater runoff is a major problem all cities face. The Stormwater Runoff Management Project is a student-led project working with campus sustainability staff who's goal is to reduce the ...

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From Pollution to Possibility: A Sustainable Solution to Biodiesel Production Wastewater

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Biodiesel is often seen as a potential solution to our energy crisis because of its ability to take waste products and convert them into fuel. In Loyola's biodiesel lab ...

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Regional Sustainability as Social Innovation

  • Luther College (IA)

This case study will present research on the connections between sustainability and the growing fields of social innovation and collective impact. How do organizations and communities best address complex social ...

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Spreading the Word: Effective Communication on Campus

  • Luther College (IA)

Effective communication is essential in promoting and running any sustainability initiative. Every day, institutions are coming up with projects that further our energy efficiency, connect us to local food systems ...

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Saving energy at Macalester: Research on dormitory energy consumption displays

  • Macalester College (MN)

Macalester College is committed to reducing its energy consumption and reaching carbon neutrality by 2025. With this goal in mind, the Macalester College Sustainability Office has established a partnership with ...

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Solar Energy at Macalester College

  • Macalester College (MN)

This poster will describe the research process and deliberations at Macalester College in an effort to reduce the college's GHG emissions via renewable energy. An student initiative of the ...

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Life After College: Speed Networking with Peers and Graduates

  • Macalester College (MN)

This networking event will allow students to build relationships with peers and small groups of recent graduates. Participants will first ask predetermined conversation starters regarding their own work or interests ...

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Connecting Health and Sustainability at Macalester College

  • Macalester College (MN)

Typically health and sustainability are considered separate topics at colleges with separate missions and staff. This presentation will highlight how the Sustainability Office and wellness staff have collaborated at Macalester ...

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Macalester College Tour

  • Macalester College (MN)

Macalester College has been a leader in sustainability since the 1960s when students started a recycling program and Facilities Services started working on energy conservation. The school also hosts the ...

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Big Potato, Hot Potato, Little potato: Start Sub-Metering Utilities with Limited Resources

  • Macalester College (MN)

The 'big-potato' task of sub-metering your entire campus can be daunting just thinking about it, let-alone getting it going. Where do you start? Which 'hot-potato' do you meter first? Electrical ...

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Plug It In, Plug It In! Driving Electric Vehicle Charging on a College Campus

  • Macalester College (MN)

Electric vehicles, along with other alternative vehicles, are becoming increasingly common. Macalester College has Level 2 and Level 3 electric vehicle charging stations on its Saint Paul campus. Getting these ...

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E-Waste and a Smart(er) Triple Bottom Line: Campus Electronic Waste Management, Natural Security User Challenges & Social Media Opportunities

  • Maryville College (TN)

Mobile 'smart' phone electronic (E) waste remains among the fastest growing waste streams in the United States and the world. North American Colleges and Universities need to refocus their campus-wide ...

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Look Here exhibition - at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MN)

This exhibition spotlights seven Minnesota artists and designers working to change people's perception and understanding of our impact on the natural world. A focal point of this show is ...

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Putting Biomimicry Thinking into Practice: Lessons learned through an online sustainable design thesis project

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MN)

Biomimicry, the practice of emulating models and strategies in nature, enables designers to see and learn from nature in new ways (Biomimicry Institute). This paper describes the primary learning outcomes ...

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The Evolution of Sustainability Education: triumphs and tribulations of creating a sustainable online sustainability program

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MN)

Online learning is an untapped resource to transform sustainability education. The Babson Survey Research Group (2015) reports that over 70% of academic institutions consider online learning a critical component of ...

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The Living Principles: A catalyst for driving positive change

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MN)

The Living Principles' (LP) is a systems thinking framework, created by sustainability practitioners, as a catalyst for driving positive change both institutionally and culturally. LP distills the four streams of ...

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Gamifying getting around

  • My Open Road (CA)

How to encourage the use of alternative transportation both on and off campus through social competition and reward incentives.

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PROCUREMENT GONE GREEN!

  • National Joint Powers Alliance

The ability to procure the specific Green products you desire, to meet your agencies unique Green initiatives, and without wasting time, money or unnecessary effort is at the core of ...

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The Trans-formative Power of the Living Building Challenge

  • Natural Sustainability (MA)

Presented by a certified ambassador of the ILFI, this session will introduce the Living Building Challenge and provide for questions & discussion. The Living Building Challenge is the built environment ...

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NYU Microgrid: Resiliency During Super Storm Sandy

  • New York University (NY)

A case study of the design, construction, operation and benefits of the NYU cogeneration plant and the NYU microgrid which supplies electricity to 26 buildings and heating and cooling to ...

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Transforming Sustainability Education: Curricular and Co-Curricular Tools for Engaging the Social Dimensions of Change

  • EcoChallenge.org (OR)

This interactive, participatory round table workshop will provide context around why transformative learning and deeper engagement in sustainability issues is important, drawing from the work of the Northwest Earth Institute ...

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Higher Education Networking Event for Florida Student Leaders and Organizations

  • Nova Southeastern University (FL)

My name is Sanne Siska, and I am president of Green Sharks, The NSU Student Sustainability Club. Parting from this year's theme 'Transforming Sustainability Education', at Nova Southeastern University ...

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