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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Atlas Zero Waste Certification as a Tool for Changemakers

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Atlas is a certification program that assesses campuses' progress toward zero waste. It looks at the whole materials management system, including purchasing, reusing, and discarding. The Atlas assessment will be ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Why Your Institution Doesn't Know What it's Doing With Telework and What to do About It

  • George Mason University (VA)

During the first year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still ongoing, many institutions transitioned to telework for all employees able to do so. However, as we ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Keynote Presentation with Daphne Frias, Zamzam Ibrahim and Chloe Maxmin

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Box The Ballot (NY)
  • European Students' Union

This session will share inspiring examples of how young people are leading the way to a sustainable future on campus and beyond.

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Student Affairs Networking and Discussion

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Join members of the NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education) Sustainability Knowledge Community team as we discuss how student affairs practitioners can infuse sustainability into their day-to-day roles. This ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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STARS Town Hall

  • California State University, Chancellor's Office (CA)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • AASHE (PA)

This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in a high-level discussion about potential improvements to STARS. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Music as a Tool for Environmentalism and Change

  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)

Music is present in social movements - but is it an effective catalyst for change in environmental and sustainability-related spaces? Scientific evidence supports the reality that music affects people physically and ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Post-COVID; How Living Buildings Are the Next Recruiting Tool, Hosted by ILFI

  • International Living Future Institute (WA)

Please join the International Living Future Institute for an open discussion about how colleges and universities around the world are implementing the Living Building Challenge in their capital projects to ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Is Your Carbon Footprint BS?

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • University of Minnesota System Office (MN)

Get ready for a new way to engage students in conversation about action and change-making starting with the question -- does your individual carbon footprint even matter? Dive into the debate ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Improving Campus Sustainability With RenewSU

  • Seattle University (WA)

With the goal of reaching zero waste by 2025, our group teamed up with Seattle University's Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability and the Facilities Department to create a ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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The Pathway to Zero Waste at Georgia Tech

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Cascadia Consulting Group, Inc. (WA)

In order to significantly move the needle towards becoming a Zero Waste campus, Georgia Tech assembled a project team to assess current conditions on campus and provide recommendations for improvement ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Implementing Centralized Waste Collection as Part of a New Zero Waste System

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford University announced its Zero Waste Goal by 2030 in May of 2018 and developed a plan and budget in the fall of 2019. The Zero Waste Plan calls for ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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From Waste to Fuel: An Interactive Introduction to Community-Based Biodiesel Production

  • John Brown University (AR)
  • Springboard Biodiesel (CA)

Making biodiesel from waste oils, locally, is a community-based act of collaboration and empowerment that has a significant positive impact on the environment and saves money on any institution's ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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A Zero Waste Plan "Of The People, By The People, For The People"

  • Boston University (MA)

How do we set ourselves up to achieve a goal as ambitious as Zero Waste? Boston University's approach to this started with a Zero Waste planning process focused on ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Zero Waste Networking Meeting

  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

This is a meetup for all students, staff, companies, and professionals that are working on campus Zero Waste efforts. Whether you're helping your campus achieve Zero Waste goals, or ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Tree Week: Engaging Your Community and Celebrating Urban and Community Trees

  • Urban Forest Initiative (KY)

Tree Week has become a staple for nature-lovers in Lexington, Kentucky, and the greater Bluegrass Region. Tree Week is a weeklong celebration that strives to offer a variety of tree-themed ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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How the Design of National-Scale Environmental Education Programs Support Equity and Inclusion

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

In this session, two National Wildlife Federation EcoLeader Graduate Student Fellows will present the findings and recommendations of their recent research exploring how the design of the NWF EcoLeaders Program ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals Through Education Abroad

  • University of New Haven (CT)
  • The Forum on Education Abroad (RI)

Interested in making your education abroad programs and practices more sustainable, but unsure of where to start? The Forum on Education Abroad recently released new guidelines for Advancing the UN ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Sustainability Professionals Expanding Beyond Sustainability

  • Bentley University (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School (MA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This panel will be a conversion among sustainability professionals who have taken the step from leading an institution's sustainability effort to also lead in other areas of the institution ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Sustainable Study Abroad: A New Self-Reporting Framework and Certification

  • Earth Deeds (MA)
  • Bound International (TX)

Prior to the global pandemic, there was record participation in study abroad programming throughout the world while particular challenges continued to exist. One of those challenges was the reconciliation between ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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How Students can Introduce Bee Campus USA to Their Schools

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Learn the basics of how to start a Bee Campus USA committee and ready a Bee Campus USA application from start to finish, as well as prepare for the next ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Student-led AASHE STARS Outreach to Integrate and Coordinate Sustainability Efforts Across Campus

  • California State University, Fresno (CA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The Central Valley experiences unique and extremely complex problems. We produce almost a quarter of the nation's food but also contain half of the state's failing water systems ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Solve Climate Worldwide Teach-in / 3.30.22 / Engage 1 Millon Students

  • Bard College (NY)

Time to address climate change is short. With universities returning to in-person education, as educators at this moment, we have the responsibility to engage our entire campuses in urgent discussions ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Channeling Student Energy to Expand Campus Composting Efforts

  • University of Dayton (OH)
  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • Washington and Lee University (VA)

Are students at your institution interested in composting? Are campus leaders prioritizing composting efforts as you work towards ambitious waste minimization goals? Join students and staff from the University of ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Compost Cats Bucket Program: Bringing Composting into a Campus Community

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This proposed online session will discuss the Compost Cats' residential food scrap collection and composting program open to University of Arizona students, faculty, and staff, as well as Tucson community ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Sustainability Strategic Planning: Where to Start and How to Get Going

  • Lehigh University (PA)

Strategic planning can often be a daunting process, particularly with limited staffing and resources. The Office of Sustainability at Lehigh University recently led a year-long strategic planning process to develop ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Grow Two Goals With One Seed: Maximizing Student Engagement and the STARS Report

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

Student engagement efforts by sustainability leaders at higher education institutions have been systematically increasing. Similarly, the use of robust assessment metrics for assessing the scope and impacts of these efforts ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Embedding Sustainability in University Governance

  • McGill University (QC)

Campus sustainability movements often begin as student-led, grassroots efforts, which lead to impactful operational changes and commitments to sustainable practices. At McGill University, these efforts helped create an Office of ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Collaborations for Campus Composting

  • Georgia State University (GA)

Students these days want their academic experiences to not only contribute to career development but to benefit the environment and society as well. Food waste is a significant problem that ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Creating Body Centered Action

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Chatham University (PA)

Awakening somatic intelligence and understanding sustainable body practices are important components of an enlarged conversation of sustainability. When considering our whole being, any situation that affects our physical body also ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Sign Me Up! Creating Effective Waste Bin Signage

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

What does it take to get useful sorting signage on your bins that is standardized across campus departments? We'll take you through our collaborative campus process complete with a ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Advancing Carbon Neutrality Through Renovation and Renewal

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Ayers Saint Gross (MD)

Arizona State University achieved climate neutrality for Scope 1 and 2 emissions in 2019, six years ahead of schedule, but the planet needs more. Join us to learn how ASU ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Faith-Based Institutions Connecting Mission, Values and Traditions for a Just, Sustainable Future

  • University of Dayton (OH)

Religious organizations are a potentially strong ally for achieving global sustainability, since 85% of people globally identify with a religion, and the majority of the world's educational organizations have ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) Networking Session

  • South Dakota State University (SD)

This is an opportunity to network with others from the Upper Midwest, including Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, and Wisconsin.  Learn about UMACS' mission and discuss campus efforts ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Fund Strategies to Develop the Most Spectacular Projects Possible

  • McGill University (QC)

Campus sustainability fund managers have myriad opportunities to stimulate, encourage, and develop more robust and impactful project proposals. The Sustainability Projects Fund at McGill University is a vibrant example of ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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An ‘EDJI’ Conversation: Believing in Equity, Diversity, Justice and Inclusion at Catawba College

  • Catawba College (NC)

Join co-chairs, Dr. ChaMarra Saner and Dr. Mercedes Quesada-Embid, in conversation for a podcast-style session centered on successful strategies, unanticipated accomplishments, systemic challenges, surprising opportunities, and mobilizing moments related to ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Comparison of Eco-Rep Program Format Between Three Southeastern Universities

  • Clemson University (SC)
  • Elon University (NC)
  • Furman University (SC)

Which program structure most effectively motivates students in an Eco-Rep program? At every university, Eco-Reps maximize different opportunities for discussing sustainability, structuring educational meetings and events according to tested methods ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Transportation Demand Management: Arguments for the Diversification of Mobility

  • University of Southern Maine (ME)

The statement "we have a parking problem" is all too common on University campuses. However, parking is usually not the root problem. The root problem is the transportation ecosystem serving ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Fostering a Collaborative Work Environment for Food Sustainability

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

This session hopes to encourage higher education institutions to incorporate a collaborative lens for new sustainability initiatives in order to address student turnover, communication challenges, and partnerships between student leaders ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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A Three-Sisters Approach to Sustainability at Santa Clara University

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Santa Clara University (SCU) achieved its first phase of carbon neutrality (scopes 1 and 2) in 2020. SCU employs a "three sisters" approach to climate justice and sustainability. First, its ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Sustainability "Offices of One" Solutions Circle

  • California State University, Channel Islands (CA)
  • California State University, Stanislaus (CA)
  • University of Louisville (KY)

We all know that Sustainability Officers are amazingly talented and highly motivated. We can do anything, right? Well, the truth is that we cannot do EVERYTHING; and yet so many ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Building a Clean Energy Revolution in Your Community - Solar Ambassadors Bring Solar to Nonprofits

  • RE-Volv (CA)

RE-volv helps empower people to bring solar energy to nonprofits in their communities. Through our Solar Seed Fund, community-serving nonprofits can go solar for zero down and save 15% or ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Planetary Limits Academic Network: Transdisciplinary Scholars Addressing the Human Predicament

  • University of Dayton (OH)

The Planetary Limits Academic Network (PLAN; planetarylimits.net) is a new transdisciplinary community for scholars who appreciate the interlocking nature of humanity’s current grand challenges in energy and resource ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) Networking Session

  • Rice University (TX)
  • Texas A&M University (TX)

This is a networking meeting for Texans and other parties interested in the Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) to connect and discuss campus sustainability topics unique to the ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Libraries and Information Centers as Sustainability Partners, Energizers, and Leaders

  • Binghamton University (NY)

While issues concerning the topics of sustainability and sustainable development in the library profession didn't first appear in the literature until in the early 1990s, libraries have been engaged ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Social And Behavior Change Networking Event

  • Busch Systems (ON)
  • Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) (MI)
  • Center for Biological Diversity (AZ)

Join us for a short presentation about the similarities and differences between social marketing, design thinking and behavioral economics before we break up to network and learn from each other ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Going Big on Renewables: How to Kick-Start Renewables With Second Nature's Pro Bono Consulting

  • Davidson College (NC)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

Do you want to go big on renewables but you don't have the funds to get started, or need a way to get traction with internal stakeholders? In 2020 ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Designing Buildings for Future Climate Realities

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • Arup (NY)

The University of California launched the Designing Buildings for Future Climate Realities project to optimize buildings and infrastructure to the changing climate in which they will be operating. Standard industry ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Life Cycle Analysis in Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting: Capturing the Whole Picture

  • Polytechnique Montreal (QC)

Polytechnique Montréal produced what we believe is the most comprehensive carbon footprint reporting of any higher learning institution by using a life cycle analysis (LCA) approach. Many institutions have pledged ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Establishing a Framework for a Scope 3 Emissions Inventory

  • Stanford University (CA)

For over a decade, Stanford has calculated and reported its Scope 1 and 2 direct greenhouse gas emissions and has reduced those emissions by 69% since peak levels in 2011 ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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AASHE International Networking Meeting 2021

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

Members of the international community and anyone interested in international issues or collaboration are invited to join in our annual networking meeting to share resources, explore challenges, and highlight ideas ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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