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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Global Perspectives for a Sustainable Campus Master Plan

  • Seattle University (WA)
  • Mithun (WA)

The growth in sustainable initiatives on campuses has focused on the physical environment with an emphasis on green buildings. As the President's Climate Commitment collects a growing list of ...

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A Case Study in Partnership and Collaboration: The Home Depot Smart Home at Duke University

  • Duke University (NC)
  • SmithGroup (MI)

The presentation will focus on the Home Depot Smart Home as a case study of the integration and collaboration of an Institution's administration, faculty, students, and the design team ...

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The Sustainable Agriculture Education Association: Facilitating the Teaching and Learning of Sustainable Food and Farming Systems in Higher Education

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Sustainable agriculture as an academic discipline is an emerging field. In the past five to ten years, numerous U.S. colleges and universities have formed courses and programs dedicated to ...

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Greening Operations & Maintenance: Implementing LEED for Existing Buildings in a Campus Setting

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

While many campuses cite new LEED certified buildings as evidence of their commitment to sustainability, the higher education sector has been slow to adopt the US Green Building Council's ...

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Blueprint for University Campuses as Living Learning Laboratories of Sustainability

  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

What role should higher education institutions play in implementing campus sustainability? Is it transforming campus facilities to become more sustainable or is it transforming the curriculum to incorporate sustainability principles ...

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Campus Planning for Sustainability and Education

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)
  • ZGF Architects (OR)

The Evergreen State College, located on 1,000 forested acres in Olympia, Washington, is a unique, small, public, Liberal Arts College with the aggressive strategic objective of pursuing a 'net-zero ...

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Everyone Eats at This Table: Explorations of Ecoliteracy and Environmental Justice at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke

  • University of North Carolina, Pembroke (NC)

Taking the necessity of developing sustainability curriculum at North American educational institutions as a given, how do faculty who have never taught this curriculum go about creating meaningful courses? How ...

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Sustainability Across the Curriculum at Antioch University New England: Lessons & Questions from the Field

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)

Antioch University New England's stated purpose is to provide transformative education through scholarship, innovation, and community action for a just and sustainable society. This panel will explore how one ...

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Comparison of How Colleges Promote Greenhouse Gas Inventory Strategies

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)

Ideally, everyone should care the environment because a clean planet is a necessity for the survival of the human race. The problem is however, not all students or college campuses ...

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Sustainability across the Curriculum - Elon University Faculty Scholars Program

  • Elon University (NC)

The Sustainability Faculty Scholars program was developed to assist faculty in the incorporation of sustainability themes across the University curriculum. Faculty members apply for the program by proposing the incorporation ...

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Greening the University in the Heartland

  • Oklahoma City University (OK)

Oklahoma City University has undergone systematic organizational change to move the campus in a more sustainable direction. Students, staff, and faculty have been involved with several projects to change the ...

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Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative (ASU REI)

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian State University's Renewable Energy Initiative is an organization funded by student fees that seeks to reduce the environmental impact of Appalachian State University by replacing the University's ...

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Appalachian State University- Working Toward a Zero Waste Event

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The purpose of this presentation is to outline the zero waste event for home town football games. ASU Brewer Kidd stadium will often have overcapacity at home games. This presentation ...

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Innovative Methods in Renewable Energy Education and Training and the Integration of Campus Sustainability at Cape Cod Community College

  • Cape Cod Community College (MA)

Cape Cod Community College (CCCC) has a dynamic and vibrant environmental program that includes two degree and multiple certificate options, including three certificates in Clean Energy Technologies: Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal ...

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Warm Data, Cool Earth or Unplug to Keep the Polar Bear Happy

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

Faculty and students at Dartmouth College have created an animated real-time energy display system to encourage students to reduce electric use through behavior changes. What is unique about this system ...

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Assessing the Eco-Cottage Legacy at Furman University

  • Furman University (SC)

Since 2001, Furman University's 8-person Eco-Cottage has provided students the opportunity to measure their environmental impact and learn ways to minimize it. Started experimentally, the cottage has become a ...

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Using Tire Pressure Checks to Educate Students about Fuel Efficiency, Car Maintenance and Safety

  • Furman University (SC)

Like most colleges, Furman University experiences a mass exodus of students during breaks such as Thanksgiving and at the end of the Academic year. One of the easiest ways to ...

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Sustainability Attitudes and Behaviors of Incoming Freshmen at Juniata College

  • Juniata College (PA)

Juniata College has been administering an environmental attitudes survey to incoming freshmen since 2005. The objective of the survey is to document students' attitudes and behaviors towards environmental issues. The ...

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Sustainability at Missouri State University: A Public Affair

  • Missouri State University (MO)

Missouri State University has a State wide Mission of "Public Affairs". Over the past several years, that mission has been explored through a Public Affairs Conference and various themes. In ...

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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb Exchange Programs as a Potentially Cost Effective and Socially Beneficial Approach to Offsetting Carbon Emissions Locally

  • Oberlin College (OH)

To achieve carbon neutrality, organizations can balance unavoidable emissions by purchasing "carbon offsets" that provide credit for emissions captured or reduced elsewhere. Locally managed and implemented offset programs can provide ...

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Walking the Talk Together: Queen's University's Sustainability Collaboration Model

  • Queen's University (ON)

Sustainability and collaboration are among today's popular buzz words. However, rigid organizational lines, resource challenges, and a fast-paced environment severely constrain well-intended efforts. There is no shortage of great ...

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GreenRichland: Building Sustainable Local and World Community

  • Richland College - DCCCD (TX)

As the threat of global warming and natural resource shortages becomes more of a reality, Richland College is among the first community colleges in the U.S. to participate in ...

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Activating Student Involvement: One Student's Journey from Bystander to Sustainability Leader

  • University of Utah (UT)

As a student, finding a niche on a commuter campus with an enrollment of over 27,000 is no easy task. It is easier to simply blend in and follow ...

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Use of a Wiki Site to Promote Sustainable Actions Among Students

  • Utah State University (UT)

Utah State University's new Sustainability Council created an educational website. Wanting to engage students rather than simply educate them, we added a wiki component to the website using freely ...

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Building A Campus Sustainability Effort at a Regional Public University: A Five Year Retrospective

  • Western Illinois University (IL)

While student leadership on campus sustainability issues is the norm on many campuses, attention to sustainability at Western Illinois University has been driven by faculty and staff. Until recently, student ...

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Chandler Gilbert Community College - Sustainability as a Campus Wide Strategy

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (AZ)

This presentation will demonstrate how to integrate sustainability into institutional effectiveness. Chandler Gilbert Community College has embedded a commitment to sustainability into its strategic plan for 2007-2012. The strategic plan ...

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Making Your Campus a Laboratory for Sustainability: Linking Operations and Curriculum

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

How can you incorporate daily operations of your campus into a laboratory for learning opportunities for students? This presentation will emphasize easily transferable strategies, regardless of campus size and orientation ...

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Promoting Recycling at a Big Ten University: Garnering and Understanding Stakeholder Input for a Communication Strategy at Michigan State University

  • Michigan State University (MI)

In 2006, Michigan State University (MSU) began systematically studying methods to improve campus sustainability efforts. The MSU Vice President for Finance and Operations launched the Boldness by Design Environmental Stewardship ...

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Corporate Sustainability Reports: How to Perform a Basic Analysis to Understand a Company's Sustainability Efforts

  • University of Idaho (ID)

Corporate Sustainability Reports are heavily criticized for portraying more marketing and public relations material than quantitative accounts of the company's commitment to sustainability. Corporate Sustainability Reports can contain mountains ...

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Education for Ecocultural Sustainability: ENVS 410 The Campus as a Living, Learning Laboratory

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

This paper reports on the details of a remarkable, seven-year curriculum experiment directed at learning how to see and understand our campus as an ecocultural system. Taking a systems-oriented, action ...

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Maximizing Student Action on Campus

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Higher education institutions have been home to some of the most significant movements in history. Students recognize that there is strength in numbers and want to use their knowledge to ...

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A Sustainable Process for Sustainability Curriculum Development

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Development of interdisciplinary curricula is always a complicated process, both conceptually and bureaucratically. Doing this work in a new field in a new School is particularly challenging. This presentation traces ...

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Building a Vision and Culture for Safety and Sustainability

  • CDM (MA)

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) has a vision to achieve outstanding health, safety, environmental, and sustainability performance as the foundation for integrating excellent sustainability, risk management, environmental, health, and ...

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EcoBox - Think Outside it - then Build Inside it, Next to it, and On Top of it.

  • Central Piedmont Community College (NC)

Many of the technologies needed to create sustainable environments are neither new nor difficult, but you just have to use them. This presentation will start with the premise of having ...

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Life Cycle Assessment of a Banana Split

  • Central Piedmont Community College (NC)

It seems everyone is talking about sustainability. We are bombarded with news, businesses, governments, parents, and academia about products ranging from cars to household cleaning agents. However, when one asks ...

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Ecotrail Design: Integrating Art, Nature and Sustainability

  • Daemen College (NY)

In an interdisciplinary collaboration between a biologist and artist/designer at Daemen College, we have initiated a multi-year project to engage students in environmental science through the creation of a ...

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Rational Resource Management: The Case EARTH University, Costa Rica

  • EARTH University

EARTH University, located on an 8,000 acre property in the lowlands of Costa Rica, Central America, is a private, international, university dedicated to education in the agricultural sciences and ...

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Beyond Recycling: Oureach and Education Across Campus

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

At Eastern Connecticut State University, we are committed to developing a culture of awareness with regard to recycling and environmental ethics. The Center for Sustainable Energy Studies works closely with ...

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Reducing the Cost of Energy on Campus with Distributed Wind Generation.

  • Entegrity Wind Systems, Inc. (CO)

By installing small wind on campus, university administrators insulate budgets from increases in electricity prices. Capital funds invested in a wind turbine can yield significant annual operational savings that can ...

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The Furman Sustainable Agriculture Project

  • Furman University (SC)

At a small liberal arts school in upstate South Carolina, a quarter acre garden of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers is being cultivated and promises to be integral to Furman ...

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Undergraduate Management Education for Sustainability

  • Furman University (SC)

Furman University's Department of Business and Accounting plays a significant role in the university's sustainability efforts through innovative curriculum development and engagement of the corporate community. Sustainability concepts ...

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The Sustainable Community College: Internal and External Paths We Have Followed

  • Grand Rapids Community College (MI)

A presentation, by the Associate Provost and Director of Sustainability at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), will examine how GRCC have come to integrate sustainability into the principles and practices ...

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Academics in Action: Bridging the Gap Between the Classroom and the Community

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

In his 1949 polemic, "The Land Ethic," Aldo Leopold notes that the conventional answer to the question of how to develop an environmental conscience/consciousness is "more education" however, he ...

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The Greening of a Community College

  • Harford Community College (MD)

Harford Community College has been a leader of the nation's campus sustainability initiatives since 2001. This poster presentation will share how the college has institutionalized sustainability practices into all ...

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Ithaca College's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Ithaca College (NY)

Ithaca College has estimated its greenhouse gas inventory for the last seven years using the Clean-Air Cool-Planet excel-based calculator. The emissions inventory has been accomplished each year by an undergraduate ...

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Sustainable Growth - On Campus and Beyond

  • LaGrange College (GA)

LaGrange College has partnered with the City of LaGrange and CIFAL Atlanta (a branch of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research) in presenting yearly workshops to promote the ...

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Effects of Education and Program Improvements on Garbage Disposal and Recycling Quantities

  • Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC)

The project involved year long monitoring of dumpsters and recycling stations on the Lenoir-Rhyne College campus. A scale was drawn on each of these stations denoting measurements of height which ...

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We All Have a Part to Play: The Influence of Multiple Stakeholders on the Path to Operational Sustainability at Michigan State University

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Michigan State University is working to become a leader in sustainability initiatives among land grant universities in the United States. As part of that effort, there are multiple campus-based groups ...

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Being Spartan Green at MSU

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Want to mobilize a sustainable movement on your campus? We invite you to participate in a presentation that can help you get your campus moving onward or take your current ...

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North Carolina State University: Accomplishments and Commitments during the Year of Energy

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

The administration at NC State University declared the 2008-9 academic year as the "Year of Energy." During the year, the University is accelerating the pace of moving towards the sustainable ...

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