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

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Organizations
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Countries
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U.S. States & Territories
8
Canadian Provinces

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How We Live and How We Learn: Sustainability at U.Va.

  • University of Virginia (VA)

U.Va.'s Presidential Committee on Sustainability, Office of the Architect and Utilities staff focus on achieving university-wide curricular and operations goals. Simultaneously, individual Schools have set sustainability goals, such ...

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Recreation as a viable Partner in Sustainability Efforts

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Over the last 10 years the Student Recreation Center at Washington State University (WSU) has been utilized over 6 million times by students, staff, and faculty. 89% of the freshman ...

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Local Organic on Campus: Commitment, Education, Outreach

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

The Sustainability Coalition, a student group at Western State College of Colorado (WSC), is committed to promoting local organic agriculture both on campus and in the greater community of Gunnison ...

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AMS Climate Studies: Dynamic Climate Science Exploration for College Students

  • American Meteorological Society (DC)

The American Meteorological Society has a long history of developing introductory college-level courses and has found them to be important avenues for advancing scientific literacy among the public. As a ...

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Watershed Awakening: Connecting College and Community to a Shared Place

  • Calvin University (MI)

Frustrated by the local faith community's lack of concern for watershed issues , the Department of Environmental Quality approached Calvin College, a faith-based college, to assist them in their efforts ...

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Addressing Sustainability, Diversity, Peace and Justice

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Case study research and development can be effective for addressing aspects of sustainability but learning does not just happen (Timpson & Doe, 2008). To serve as effective guides, instructors must ...

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Educating for Sustainability through Campus and Community Service

  • Daemen College (NY)

In an interdisciplinary collaboration between a biologist and artist/designer at Daemen College, our service learning course engages students in environmental science through the creation of a campus outdoor education ...

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The Goggles Project - Promoting Sustainability in Higher Education through Guerrilla Theatre

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

In 2005, Dr. Tarah Wright commissioned a two year study investigating Canadian universities' stances on sustainability. The findings were so provoking and the topic so timely, that we could not ...

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Going Global: Green Guide for Sustainability at Dalhousie, Africa, and beyond!

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The College of Sustainability at Dalhousie University is a new interfaculty unit responding to global concern regarding environmental, economic, and social issues and the achievement of sustainable prosperity. The first ...

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EDF's University Sustainability Initiative: Campus, Classroom & Community

  • Environmental Defense Fund (NC)

Dedicated to protecting the health and environmental rights of all people, including future generations, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is working with universities to (1) help increase their energy efficiency and ...

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Assessing the Sustainability of Carbon Sequestration through Reforestation

  • George Mason University (VA)

Ashley Mott, M.S.

George Mason University, 2010

Project Director:

Dr. Sharon DeMonsabert

George Mason University began to address its greenhouse gas emissions with its Climate Action Plan commitment to ...

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Experiential Learning and Sustainability Education: Hands-on and How-To

  • International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (Chiang Mai)

Universities and colleges have the potential to address sustainability and social justice in unique and powerful ways. However, effective teaching about sustainability and the links between culture (how we live ...

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Building a International Sustainability Education Helpdesk

  • Ithaca College (NY)

Sustainability as a distinct discipline and as an approach to undergraduate and graduate education is largely at North American and European practice. Incorporating sustainability into the curriculum in other countries ...

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Feeding Innovation in Sustainability: Ithaca's Comprehensive Dining Energy Plan

  • Ithaca College (NY)

Sodexo's Facility Management team approached Ithaca College with a proposal to conduct a comprehensive energy audit of all food service facilities on campus (3 board dining halls, 1 food ...

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Assessing Systems Thinking Skills of Apparel and Textiles Undergraduate Students

  • Kansas State University (KS)

The UN has challenged higher education to reorient education and integrate sustainability across all disciplines. This reorientation has pedagogical implications for advancing skills and attitudes supporting sustainable development. One skill ...

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Creating a B.S. in Sustainability Science: Lessons Learned

  • Kean University (NJ)

In less than 12 months, a B.S. in Sustainability Science degree proposal moved from conception to state approval at Kean University (NJ). It is the only degree of its ...

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Building a catalyzing collaborative funding process: McGill's transferable lessons

  • McGill University (QC)

Funding is a consistent limit to action toward sustainability in higher education. Last year, students at McGill University took the lead on actualizing the latent potential on campus by establishing ...

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Gusts and Breezes of Change: Outcomes of a Faculty Curricular Workshop

  • Missouri State University (MO)

We will describe the process and outcomes of a full-day workshop for eleven Missouri State University faculty that was modeled after AASHE's "Sustainability Across the Curriculum" leadership workshops. The ...

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From Red To Green: Sustainability Planning In A Shifting Environment

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Many colleges and universities are beginning the task of creating formal plans for how they will reach their sustainability, energy and climate neutrality goals. Many campuses are also still creating ...

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Eating Our Way to Green

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

While students are generally recognized as critical to the success of campus sustainability endeavors - many student groups are prime movers, in fact - their rapid turnover and apparent distractability can be ...

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Canadian Universities and Colleges Advance Tomorrow's Low Carbon Economy

  • Okanagan College (BC)
  • EY (VA)

Canadian universities and colleges, from St. John to Victoria are playing an instrumental role in not only demonstrating steps towards a low carbon economy, but also helping communities to adapt ...

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Catalyzing Student Sustainability Engagement and Leadership with Campus Living Laboratorites

  • Portland State University (OR)

Two new Student Affairs programs at Portland State University are creating systems that allow students to engage in campus sustainability through hands-on education. The Sustainability Leadership Center is a new ...

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Building Capacity for Sustainability Through Faculty and Curricular Development

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland State University has made integration of sustainability across its academic programs an institutional priority, including adopting sustainability as one of eight campus-wide undergraduate learning goals in 2009. This workshop ...

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Quickfire Challenges for Classroom Sparks: One-Day Experiences for Sustainability Skills

  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)

It's an ongoing academic tension: How do we reconcile passions for sustainability with sometimes-sleazy capitalism? This presentation illustrates how combining seminal texts with service learning adds a richer level ...

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Change Starts at “Home:” Promoting Sustainable Living in Residence Halls

  • Southern Methodist University (TX)

The Beatles once sang, "You say you want a revolution. Well you know, we all want to change the world." SMU's Residence Life program wanted to help change the ...

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Student Driven Campus Biodiesel

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) started producing biodiesel for its fleet four years ago. The project was initiated by an undergraduate ...

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Pulling it all together: a comprehensive approach to climate neutrality

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

Reaching the goal of climate neutrality requires universities to do many things at once. As such, the University at Buffalo has chosen an explicitly comprehensive and integrated approach to climate ...

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Student Engagement: Supporting and inspiring sustainability leadership on campus

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Involving students in Campus Sustainability provides a wonderful opportunity to increase project reach, raise awareness and support the development of sustainability leaders. As Universities continue to grow efforts to create ...

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Catalyzing Just and Sustainable Food Systems in Complex Institutions

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

In this interactive session we will describe how our program, UBC SEEDS, acts as a catalyst to move UBC towards a just and sustainable food system. This community-based action-research project ...

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Ideas to Implementation-Catalizing Student, Staff and Faculty Sustainability Efforts

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

This session will describe a decade-long award-winning initiative that partners students, faculty and students to catalyze sustainability efforts on our 60,000 person campus. Using the campus as a living ...

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Harnessing Human Power at the UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

As energy usage across the world continues to rise, there is a strong need to develop new methods for energy conservation and power generation, particularly approaches that have less environmental ...

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UCLA Action Research Teams: Model for Collaborative Sustainability Research

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The UCLA Action Research Team (ART) program is part of the student-led Education for Sustainable Living Program, run on several UC campuses across California under the umbrella group the California ...

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Sustainable Transportation: Solving Infrastructure Challenges and Achieving Emission Goals

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

One of the most powerful campus initiatives to catalyze a just and sustainable world relates to how people get around on a daily basis. The transportation infrastructure at many of ...

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Relationship Economics: Causal Measurement Connects Sustainability Initiatives to Critical Outcomes

  • University of Chicago (IL)

To establish the first comprehensive and fully integrated university-wide sustainability system, a robust causal measurement system was created to guide strategic decision making, prioritizing the implementation of sustainability programs and ...

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Collaboration for Sustainable Development and Value Creation

  • University of Denver (CO)

This presentation describes the value creation potential for all stakeholders in collaborative partnerships between a university and its students with both private and NGO sector partners. The educational model focuses ...

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Implementing a Local Food Fundraiser on your Campus

  • University of Missouri (MO)

This session will provide tools to plan and measure the success of a campus-wide fundraiser. The Local Food for Local People food drive has successfully raised over $1,000 in ...

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Poverty and Homelessness: Improving Disadvantaged Communities through Sustainable, Urban Gardening

  • University of North Florida (FL)

This is a multidisciplinary, community based TLO (Transformational Learning Opportunity) that will offer students the opportunity to learn about poverty and homelessness through a partnership with the Clara White Mission ...

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Universities as catalysts for Sustainable City Design

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) is a ground breaking new sustainability-based service learning program located at the University of Oregon. We tackle issues of sustainable city design with a cross ...

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Using campus green space for learning about learning and teaching

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)

This action research project explores the student experience of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) embedded into a postgraduate course on teaching and learning at the University of Plymouth, with particular ...

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Navigating by the STARS: Using STARS to Re-Organize Campus Decision-Making

  • University of Puget Sound (WA)

This session examines the evolution of sustainability efforts in higher education from principle-based proclamations such as the Talloires Declaration, to goal-based agreements such as the Presidents Climate Commitment, to metric-based ...

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Refining and Assessing Workshops for Infusing Sustainability across the Curriculum

  • University of Scranton (PA)

While the call for curricular attention to sustainability has been made often and widely, real obstacles exist to infusing sustainability issues across the curriculum. Faculty development seminars have been an ...

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Bringing Sustainability to life in Australian Colleges & Universities

  • University of Western Sydney (NSW)

This session will provide an overview of current approaches to addressing key issues of environmental, social and economic sustainability in Australian Higher Education. Key areas of focus will include:

Clarifying ...

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The Regional Sustainability Index

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

ABSTRACT: The Regional Sustainability Index

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor in the economic development of regions in many states. However, there is not a tool available to assist ...

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Empowering students for sustainability

  • Utah State University (UT)

Three Utah State University students will be presenting on empowering students to become involved in sustainability activities both on and off campus. Special emphasis will be given to a) student ...

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Baking Sustainability Into Co-Curricular Programs

  • Warren Wilson College (NC)

Experiential, co-curricular programs can galvanize campus sustainability action and empower students to make sustainable decisions in a way classroom experiences cannot. Every campus has the opportunity to develop co-curricular programs ...

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Fostering Sustainable Development: Nova Scotia Waste Resource Management Institute

  • Acadia University (NS)

A Waste Resource Management Institute(WRMI) is in development at Acadia University. Created in partnership with Nova Scotia Community College, Nova Scotia Department of the Environment and EduNova, the Institute ...

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Partnerships for Change: The Nova Scotia Community Emissions Challenge

  • Acadia University (NS)

As part of the Arthur Irving Academy for the Environment's mandate to foster sustainability both on campus and in the community an emissions reduction outreach program targeted to Nova ...

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Service Learning Involving Community Partnerships and Community Sustainability Planning

  • Acadia University (NS)

In Canada, communities are increasingly developing sustainability plans in order to access federal funds made available through a municipal gas tax rebate program. While larger communities are well positioned to ...

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Green Power in an Educational Setting: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Albright College (PA)

The Green Power Partnership (GPP), a voluntary environmental program launched by EPA in 2001 helps organizations get support from EPA in reducing their carbon footprint, lowering the transaction costs of ...

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Campus sustainability initiatives: what helps, what hinders?

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

As more and more campuses become increasingly adept at measuring their progress toward sustainability, it is just as important to also track a variety of institutional factors that might help ...

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