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

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From Zero to Mass-timber in 20 Months.

  • University of Denver (CO)
  • Lake Flato Architects (TX)
  • PCL Construction (CO)

How the University of Denver went from having no experience with mass-timber buildings to topping out the first entirely mass-timber structure in Denver in 20 months. We know many institutions ...

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Utilizing Geographic Information Systems to Conduct Indoor Waste Receptacle Inventory

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

This presentation will highlight the methodologies and lessons learned in utilizing Geographic Information Systems to develop and implement a process to efficiently inventory all indoor waste receptacles on Indiana University ...

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Empowering Underserved Populations Through Community Programs

  • Weber State University (UT)

Learn about Weber State University's focus on sustainability-forward community programs over the last five years and how they have become more focused on serving underserved and underrepresented populations over ...

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The Post Carbon Neutrality Story: A Student Perspective on how to Pursue Meaningful Peer Engagement

  • Colgate University (NY)

In 2019, Colgate University became the first university in New York, and one of the first in the country, to achieve carbon neutrality. While the road to carbon neutrality was ...

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Recycling Data: What We've Learned

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)
  • NORESCO (NC)

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been partnering with NORESCO for the past 9 years on a number of energy savings and behavior change initiatives. One of these has been ...

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Imagining New Realities: the Green Fund and Student-Led Change

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Come learn from the experiences of students involved with the Green Fund at a large public university. A Green Fund offers money to student-led projects that reduce the operating costs ...

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Building Campus-Community Relationships and Resilience

  • Bemidji State University (MN)
  • Precipitate, PLLC (MN)

Located in Northern Minnesota, Bemidji State University (BSU) operates within a dispersed, rural, and diverse community. Bemidji State staff and faculty will be joined by planning consultant Precipitate to share ...

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Early College, College, and Beyond: A Sustainable Educational Initiative

  • University of Texas at El Paso (TX)

The Paso del Norte region is uniquely located in between two nations and three states. In the past, this region suffered from lack of access and support for educational attainment ...

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The Choose Earth Certificate: A Hands-on Approach to Improving Sustainability in Study Abroad

  • The Education Abroad Network (IL)

The Choose Earth certificate is an optional, add-on program that students can choose to participate in while studying abroad with TEAN. It was born from our organization's Choose Earth ...

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AIM2Flourish: Using Business for Good Education to Mobilize for a Just Transition

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)

AIM2Flourish is an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA ...

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Taste Not Waste: A Campus-Wide Initiative to Take a Bite out of Food Waste

  • Concordia College - Moorhead (MN)

America is experiencing a food waste crisis, with an estimated 30-40 percent of the food supply, approximately 35 million tons annually, never eaten. Wholesome food that could have helped feed ...

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Using Smartsheets, Dashboards and ArcGIS Insights to Track and Analyze Waste Stream's Weights

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The University of Kentucky's (UK) Waste and Recycling Department is using Smartsheets, Dashboard and ArcGIS Insights to collect and analyze the different waste streams. UK has about 300 dumpsters ...

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The Process of Developing a Sustainability Certificate Program

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)

This talk will cover the three-year process of developing and launching an interdisciplinary Sustainability Certificate at the University of North Carolina Asheville. The multi-step process included developing campus support (with ...

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One-Stop Thrift Shop: Sustainable Thrifting on a College Campus

  • University of Denver (CO)

College students need cheap supplies for a short amount of time. This project examines the university community's material waste practices and offers alternatives that cater to community needs. Through ...

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Veterans and Sustainability Education: Why Aren't we Taking Better Advantage of it?

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

While many veterans take advantage of the educational benefits provided by the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the number of student veterans participating in the earned benefit by the Veterans ...

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How to Support and Engage Students in Sustainability

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

With the climate crisis and sustainability issues increasing in urgency, it is important now more than ever to support and engage students in this topic. We hope to teach faculty ...

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Managing from the Side: a Sustainability Officer's Role Institutionalizing Campus Civic Engagement

  • Emory University (GA)

As the contentious 2018 mid-term elections approached, our sustainability office looked across the campus landscape for a coordinated, unified entity raising up voter registration and education, improving voter access, and ...

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Own Your own Backyard: Farm to Keg

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

This presentation will be a reflective narrative of multiple voices from a research project intended to assess the transformational learning of students engaged in a partnership between Grand Valley State ...

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People of the Environment: Lessons Learned From an Interdisciplinary Liberal Education Course

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

A distinctive component of the Bemidji State University general education curriculum is the team-taught, interdisciplinary class People of the Environment. In 1998, the Minnesota State College and University system established ...

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Optimization Strategy for Glass Recycling with Positive Economic and Environmental Impacts

  • Georgia College & State University (GA)

In many rural areas, glass is a hard to recycle item. Georgia College, one of only three universities in the United States, has provided a unique, educational, and innovative method ...

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The Nature and Contents of Current Campus Sustainability Plans in the United States.

  • Texas State University, San Marcos (TX)

A campus sustainability plan is a detailed document that integrates sustainability within an institution of higher education's operational, academic, and administrative aspects. These plans are significantly different from campus ...

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Campus as a Living Lab Curriculum: Lessons from a Diversity of Institutional Types

  • Michael Roy Iversen, Urban and Campus Sustainability Consultancy (IL)

The 'campus as a living lab' approach blends academic curriculum and campus facilities management, so as to both benefit students with experiential, real-world learning, and institutions with a purposeful means ...

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SDG101: Sustainable development integration in the classroom with the SDG Academy

  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (NY)

The SDG Academy creates and curates the best available educational content on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and makes it available as a public good. As the flagship education ...

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Developing and Executing an Equity-Focused Mobility Strategic Plan

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Employers and universities are challenged to make their buildings, facilities, and programs more inclusive and welcoming. The absence of transit access and inclusive mobility programs or amenities may create barriers ...

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Environmental Activism in the age of Social Media

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Whether or not you're an active user of social media, you cannot deny the power that it possesses to spread information and ideas globally. In the last few years ...

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Emotional Intelligence, Effective Advocacy and Sustainable Operations: The Path to Zero Waste

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

Municipal solid waste landfills are the third-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the U.S. Landfills have also been shown to be environmentally unjust. Since the 1980's, studies ...

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We Need the Leaders to Make it Happen

  • Radford University (VA)
  • Virginia Tech (VA)

The world is facing unprecedented sustainability challenges. While overcoming these challenges is daunting, it is reassuring to know that viable solutions already exist, and that in many cases we simply ...

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SCP Arts: A Collaborative, Applied Learning Partnership Model for Creative Community Engagement

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Communities locally and globally face the challenge of re-imagining and implementing systems that restore interconnected human and environmental well-being. Creative forms of engagement can inspire broad-sector participation with community sustainability ...

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From Brownfield to Habitat: Reclaiming a Site for Environmental Education

  • Washington College (MD)
  • Ayers Saint Gross (MD)

As the LEED rating systems have evolved from LEED 2009 to LEEDv4 and LEEDv4.1, LEED's bias for development in existing urban locations has become more apparent. How can ...

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Leftover Food App: A Way to Address Food Waste and Food Insecurity on Campus

  • Lehigh University (PA)

Every day departments, offices, and clubs hold events and meetings across campus with food. There is often leftover food at these events and meetings that gets thrown away. Lehigh University ...

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Valuing What We Teach, Along With How We Teach in Sustainability Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Education for sustainability is critical in preparing future generations with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to address the sustainability problems that challenge the health and stability of our world ...

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Predicting Sustainability Behavior via Attitudes, Knowledge, and Generative Concern

  • Central College (IA)

Using a correlational design, this empirical study explored psychological predictors of sustainable behavior. Participants (49 women, 36 men, 4 non-binary) completed the following self-report questionnaires via Qualtrics: the Sustainability Attitudes ...

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Product Selection and Design that Prioritize People and Planet

  • Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (CA)

Green and healthy buildings require selecting products that are safe for humans and the environment. As we transition from our current take-make-waste linear systems into models that enable greater cycling ...

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GHG's and EIS: Automating the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Process

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

Universities nationwide have made impressive commitments to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases that drive climate change. This has led to a variety of emission-tracking tools and methodologies, ranging widely ...

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A Living Lab Approach to Saving The Farm

  • Butler University (IN)

The Farm at Butler University has existed for 10 years without dedicated administrative funding. With no immediate funding support from the University planned, the Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability ...

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Open Access Sustainability Survey Data: How to integrate a longitudinal dataset into your classroom

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Many people call for research data to be made publicly available and praise those who publish their work in open access outlets. But what good is such data if no ...

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Creating Pathways to Empower Sustainability Professionals

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) (OR)

Sustainability professionals lead organizations and communities in driving social justice, environmental health, and a regenerative economy. For graduates of sustainability-oriented academic programs, professional, post-nominal, credentials help create an immediate on-ramp ...

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Low Cost TDM Toolkit

  • Harvard University (MA)

As sustainability professionals, it is our responsibility to educate our campus community about available sustainable options. The Harvard University CommuterChoice Program is dedicated to providing the best commuting information, programming ...

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A Sustainability Institute at a PUI: Vision, Formation, and Our First Three Years.

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

In 2017 the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh launched the Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations (SIRT). As an Institute at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) and with a focus on fostering ...

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Developing an introductory Chemistry and Sustainability course for Sustainability majors

  • The College of Saint Scholastica (MN)

This talk will discuss the pedagogical experiences and challenges of developing and teaching an introductory level Chemistry and Sustainability course as part of a new Sustainability Studies major at The ...

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Visualizing Climate Change/Justice in 2020 Political Campaigns: Deep Democracy or Greenwashing

  • Maryville College (TN)

Environmental issue salience in the 2020 election cycle is the highest in two generations. How are candidates presenting their sustainability and climate justice records to prospective voters? Campaign branding, print ...

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Resilient Recycling- Build a Strong Recycling Program Against Market Forces and Beyond Good Behavior

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

Contamination, 'wish-cycling', and global market changes are shaking the very foundation of recycling. The barriers to recycling and zero-waste are not just in marketing & campus behavior, but rather they ...

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Transitioning from Ideation to Implemention: How to Launch an Impactful Campaign or Program

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

As sustainability staff or students, we often want to create innovative campaigns or programs on campus to reach a large audience. Sometimes we skip the basics of designing a program ...

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Increasing Access to Sustainability Education Through Online Programs

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Education has long been seen as crucial to supporting the needed sustainability transitions. Yet if these sustainability transitions are going to be just and inclusive than so must the education ...

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Mushroom Canoe, Algae Biofuels, and Earthwalls at the Nebraska State Fair Sustainability Pavilion

  • Central Community College (NE)

CCC's environmental sustainability office has hosted student projects at the Nebraska State Fair Sustainability Pavilion and at on campus Earth Month events. Sustainability Director Benjamin Newton will give an ...

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The MycHotel: A novel mycelial building material used to augment solitary bee and wasp conservation

  • Central Community College (NE)

Rapidly declining bee populations have become increasingly common across the globe. Concerns are focused on European honey bees while North America's native pollinators are in peril. Solitary bees are ...

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Can you really change behavior with an app?

  • PIPS Education Fund (NY)

The stats are stark: 1) Students may leave college over unpaid debts of as little as $1,000, contributing to annual losses to attrition among public colleges and universities of ...

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Cooking Evangelism in College Curriculum and Programs - A Pathway to a Sustainable Food Future

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Many thought leaders and organizations have charted the path to a future sustainable food system, and most of these strategies require that we regain the essential skill of home cooking ...

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Green Career Planning Toolkit: Helping You Help Students Prepare for Sustainable Jobs

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

Learn about a free, online Green Career Center featuring an annual two-day online conference, webinars, interviews, and more. View an illustration of the Green Career Planning Tool developed by the ...

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Successes and Lessons Learned: Using Digital Badges to Engage Students in Sustainability

  • Central Community College (NE)

In 2015, Central Community College embarked on a series of sustainability digital badging projects in an effort to engage students, faculty, and the community on sustainability topics. To that end ...

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