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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Countries
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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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A 6 step strategy to run measurable zero waste campaigns

  • Zabble (CA)

Instead of conducting one-time or infrequent waste audits, we will share an alternative paradigm to reach concrete milestones towards your institution's zero waste journey. We will share best practices ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Black and Brown Bodies in Green Spaces. How to Create Structural Change in the Zero Waste Movement

  • Generation Conscious, Inc. (NY)

Join G.L. Genco as he shares his story on the founding of Generation Conscious and how he builds networks and power for intentionally exploited communities. Through this discussion, he ...

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Achieving zero-waste targets: residential & retail takeout dining

  • USEFULL (MA)

This is a conversation to discuss the challenges and opportunities with takeout food packaging on campus.

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Educating the Scientific Community to Adopt Sustainability

  • My Green Lab (CA)

Engaging scientists in sustainability efforts has long been proven to be an effective way of reducing the environmental impact of laboratories. By implementing actions to improve sustainability, scientists experience a ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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State of the Association

  • AASHE (PA)

This is AASHE's annual member meeting where you can hear from AASHE leadership on highlights of the year, plans for the future, and ask questions of the board and ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Energy Equity (Climate Justice): Cultivating Community Engagement Pathways for University-Community Collaboration

  • GreenerU (MA)

University and community collaborative partnerships can have an important role in advancing climate justice. By collaborating with community leaders, the university can foster improved community relations and provide viable pathways ...

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SDSN USA: A Network for Advancing the SDGs Through Collaboration

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (NY)

This networking meeting will be an opportunity for attendees interested in, researching, and/or implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a set of 17 goals to be ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Keynote: April Anson

  • San Diego State University (CA)
  • University of Oregon (OR)

"Nature will heal when we heal the white supremacist vision of nature as an object to be extracted, resource to be mined, concept to racialize, sacrifice, make killable." Dr. April ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Keynote: Kumi Naidoo

  • Thunderbird School of Global Management (AZ)
  • Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

"We need to go beyond the solo approach and work together and lend our voices across all sectors: environmental, human rights, health, education, etc. Only our collective voice will be ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Keynote: Jessica Thomas

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Santa Clara University (CA)

"I’ve had the opportunity to work in academia for about 15 years now, and I have never seen anything that really captures the imagination and inspires students like B ...

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Keynote: Jason Hickel

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona)

"Given the stakes of the crisis we face, we need to tell more honest, accurate stories about what’s happening to our planet and who is responsible for it." Dr ...

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Keynote: Elizabeth Popp Berman

  • Bard College (NY)
  • University of Michigan (MI)

"When our political values align with those of economics, we should embrace the many useful tools it has to offer. But when they conflict, we must be willing to advocate ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Lightning Talks: Public Outreach & Engagement

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • My Green Lab (CA)
  • University of Strathclyde

This session consists of 3 15-minute Lightning Talk sessions related to campus operations. The Lightning Talks are: Climate Neutral Districts - scalar city and region collaboration to drive climate action in ...

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Weaving for Resilience: Indigenous Knowledge and Place-based Learning in Sustainability Education

  • University of Hawaii Kapiolani Community College (HI)

Sustainability education, post-Covid, stands at the crossroads of a decision: do we return to the way things were? Or do we do something different? As communities learn to build back ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Organizing for a Sustainable Athletics Rating System

  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Southern California (CA)
  • Honeycomb Strategies (CO)

In recent years, collegiate athletic programs have implemented a wide variety of sustainability initiatives. These initiatives include zero waste and carbon neutral games, fan outreach and education, LEED-certified stadiums and ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Warming Hearts and Homes: Implementing Community Winterization Programs

  • Furman University (SC)
  • University at Albany (NY)
  • University of Maine (ME)
  • Williams College (MA)

Curious about starting a community winterization program at your school? Wondering how to coordinate all the logistics? Want to learn what the benefits could be for your school? Join Dr ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Are Waste Audits a Waste of Time? An Introduction to Brand Audits

  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

Have you heard of a brand audit? Learn from PLAN Campaign Director Young about the success of brand audits vs. their traditional counterpart, waste audits, in creating accountability for waste ...

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Demonstration Gardens as Informal Education Strategies in Rehabilitation Efforts

  • Missouri Southern State University (MO)

Use of demonstration plots showcasing native forbs and grasses in public green spaces or along well-traveled paths can be helpful in increasing awareness of beneficial plant species. Signage can be ...

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Campus-Community Partnerships: Building Food Sovereignty and Fostering Collaboration

  • Lafayette College (PA)

This session will explore how Lafayette College has succeeded and failed at building campus-community partnerships to address food sovereignty with an opportunity for participants to explore their own campus-community engagement ...

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Keynote: Tyson Yunkaporta

  • Deakin University
  • Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) (Queensland)

"All humans evolved within complex land based cultures over deep time to develop a brain with a capacity for over 100 trillion neural connections of which we now only use ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Keynote: Amali Tower

  • University of Miami (FL)
  • Climate Refugees (NY)

"We’ve got to approach climate displacement as a human security issue and not a border security issue." Amali Tower is a refugee and migration expert and the Founder and ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Can Colleges and Universities Become Bioregional Regeneration Learning Centers?

  • Otterbein University (OH)
  • Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice (OH)

Daniel Wahl, in his manual-for-the-future DESIGNING REGENERATIVE CULTURES, calls for colleges to become “bioregional learning and research centers” in order to best make use of our expertise for addressing the ...

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Students Taking on Oil & Petrochemicals Fellowship

  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

PLAN’s Students Taking on Oil and Petrochemicals (STOP) Fellowship supports students that attend universities in Appalachia, a region threatened by an impending petrochemical buildout. This year-long fellowship provides students ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Regional Decarbonization Framework (RDF) - Integrated Long-Term Planning from San Diego County

  • San Diego County (CA)

The global scientific consensus is unequivocal: the world is in the midst of a climate crisis and our window to meaningfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions is closing. In order to ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Co-Learning Partnerships & Carbon Management in Denmark & Canada

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)
  • Aarhus University

Businesses are increasingly interested in carbon management as a climate change mitigation tool. They want to respond to climate policy targets aimed at keeping global warming within a two-degree centigrade ...

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Keynote: Peter Kalmus

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (MD)

"I’ve realized that the main impact of reducing our emissions isn’t the emissions reduction itself: by modeling change, we tell a new story of what’s possible, shifting ...

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Editor-in-Chief on Current Research and Authorship Opportunities

  • Northeastern University (MA)

Dr. Venkatesan, Editor-in-Chief of Sustainability and Climate Change, discusses some of her recently published work in the Journal, as well as current Journal Calls for Papers and author contribution opportunities.

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Strategies to Decrease the Environmental Impact of Office Printing

  • Clover Imaging Group (IL)

In this session, you will learn about the different kinds of office printer cartridges, their environmental impact, and how the sustainability footprint of imaging devices can be improved by implementing ...

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Carbon Offsetting: Using high-impact carbon credits to further your sustainability goals

  • Patch (CA)

The latest IPCC report recognizes carbon removal as critical to addressing climate change, but the voluntary carbon market today often leaves institutions of higher education out of the picture as ...

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Divestment and its Effects on Enrollment: A Win-Win?

  • University of the Incarnate Word (TX)

In the burgeoning field of research on university divestment campaigns, much has been written about the motivations, validity, and outcomes of divestment movements at campuses in North America and the ...

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High Impact Inclusion and Sustainability

  • University of the Fraser Valley (BC)

This interactive session discusses the convergence of inclusion work and sustainability. It acknowledges how legacies of inequity contribute to the climate crisis and articulates why diversity and inclusion are critical ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Hemispheric University Consortium Campus Sustainability Initiative​

  • University of Miami (FL)
  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha)

We will present data gathered from the working groups experience in applying STARS in their respective campus. Real life pictures and short testimonials will give a taste to the audience ...

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Sustainability Reporting in HEIs in Latin America: Lessons Learned From the Equator

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha)

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have become actively engaged in assessing, addressing and implementing practices to drive sustainability solutions within the academic and research communities and with external stakeholders. Sustainability research ...

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Making the Case: Raise Funds, Cultivate Donors, & Position Sustainability as a Strategic Priority

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Swarthmore College (PA)

Want to raise money for sustainability?! Come learn how to partner effectively with advancement officers to “make the case” to raise funds for sustainability at colleges and universities. Learn about ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Implementing a Proxy Carbon Price (Carbon Pricing 201)

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

This live session builds upon the on-demand session "Determining a Proxy Carbon Price (Carbon Pricing 101)" which is in an introduction to carbon pricing and will help you decide how ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Rebuilding Confidence in Recycling

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Busch Systems (ON)

The past few years have been rough for recycling. Exaggerated media stories and misinformation about contamination and recycling being “broken” have caused a growing number of people to question the ...

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An Educational Program on Organic Waste Composting and Compost End Use at Kean University

  • Kean University (NJ)

An institutional-wide educational and behavior change campaign was initiated in 2021 at Kean University (KU) to promote organic waste recycling and composting on campus. The program focused on three areas ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Understanding your University's Emissions from Purchasing and Investments (Scope 3)

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (MA)
  • Persefoni (AZ)

This session will focus on providing universities information on understanding their own Scope 3 as it relates to their purchasing practices and supply chains. The panel will feature ASU to ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Community Solar: Supercharging the Equitable Energy Transition

  • Solar Energy Industries Association (DC)

The U.S. is at a pivotal moment in the fight against climate change and must take decisive action to build an equitable clean energy economy. In this presentation, David ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Radical Voices: How Students Want to Learn in a Crises World

  • Catawba College (NC)
  • University of Connecticut (CT)

This session shares experiences of students in higher education in an effort to provide a platform for the "radical" voices within the Academy. We use the term radical in a ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Is the Word “Net” Compromising True De-Carbonization?

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • M-RETS (MN)

Colleges and universities are relying upon “carbon accounting” that needs to be improved in order to meet our cardinal principle of evidence-based physical measurement. The physics of the grid—unless ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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From the Amazon to Florida: Climate Change Education at Miami Dade College

  • Miami Dade College (FL)

This educational session will showcase how the high-impact teaching approaches used in Miami Dade College’s Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) learning network are also efficacious climate change ...

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Determining a Proxy Carbon Price (Carbon Pricing 101)

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

This session in an introduction to carbon pricing and choosing a carbon price. For additional information on implementing a carbon price on your campus, please also attend the "Implementing a ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Is a Campus a Community if Everyone Isn’t Paid a Living Wage?

  • Saint Joseph's University (PA)

Oxfam America reports that 52 million people in America are paid less than $15 per hour, accounting for 31.9% of the U.S. workforce. Women and people of color ...

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Student-Led Initiatives Increasing Sustainable Purchasing

  • Butler University (IN)
  • University of Oregon (OR)

The combined purchasing power of colleges and universities is staggering, touching on everything from pens to consultants to multi-million dollar buildings. Because of this consumer power, colleges and universities can ...

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Centering Justice and Equity in Environmental Center Work

  • Mount Holyoke College (MA)

The US environmental field has long been plagued with egalitarianism and exploitation of populations already disenfranchised. Unfortunately, this has led to an exclusionary approach to tackling the world’s greatest ...

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Lightning Talks: Racial Equity & Social Justice

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)
  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

This session consists of 3 15-minute Lightning Talk sessions related to campus operations. The Lightning Talks are: Accelerating University-Community Partnerships for Climate Justice - This session introduces best practices to strengthen ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Creating Institutional Change for Social and Environmental Justice

  • Saint Joseph's College - ME (ME)
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)
  • University of the Fraser Valley (BC)

Academics and observers have for decades called for holistic conceptions of higher education for sustainable development, environmental education, and related ideas, that go beyond relatively narrow projects of “greening their ...

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Environmental Justice & Nature Immersion: A Collaborative Partnership

  • North Hennepin Community College (MN)
  • YMCA of the North (MN)

GCST 1970 is a nature-based, credit-bearing program for North Hennepin Community College and high school students from Brooklyn Park, MN, in partnership with the YMCA and Three Rivers Park District ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Building Social Sustainability in Food Procurement

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Nearly two and half years since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, academic institutions continue to grapple with disrupted supply chains and their embedded inequities, which further exacerbated the challenging ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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