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.

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A Framework for Evaluation: Determining Criteria and Indicators for Effective Higher Education Programs Focused on Environmental Sustainability

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

An increasing number of colleges and universities in the United States are restructuring courses and research programs to focus on long-term use and maintenance of resources and protecting these resources ...

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Promoting Sustainable Agriculture Careers for Undergraduates through a Collaborative Experiential Learning and Research Program at Cornell University: The Sustainable Agriculture Scholars Program

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

The number of undergraduate students majoring in agricultural fields is steadily declining, resulting in fewer trained agricultural professionals able to address complex problems concerning agricultural sustainability. We developed and piloted ...

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Against the Wind: How to Fan the Flames of Institutional Transformation.

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Despite the fact that the UN's vision for sustainable development calls for an integration of competing social, economic and ecological interests, the practice in higher education has focused primarily ...

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Developing Integrated Research, Education, and Outreach Programs in Sustainable Agriculture at NC State University: A Model for Land Grant Universities

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Land grant universities (LGUs) play a vital role in educating students and training extension agents in organic and sustainable agriculture. Incorporating research, education and extension outreach into their missions, LGUs ...

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Our Solar Sunflowers: Collaboration and Education

  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (WI)

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has developed three certificate programs which began enrolling students this summer. The programs include: Renewable Energy - Solar, Sustainable Design, and Biofuels. The college is focusing on ...

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The Campus and Community, Tools for Teaching Sustainability: An Examination of a Service-Learning Project

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This presentation will focus on a service-learning project that utilized the campus and community as tools to help teach sustainability in an introductory undergraduate course in Environmental Humanities. In this ...

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Sustainability and General Education

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Universities, especially publically funded universities, have a responsibility to educate students about the world in which they live and the trends that are defining the world of the future. One ...

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Establishing Carbon Offsets for Univerities through Tree Planting in Rural Africa

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

In February of 2008, a representative of The International Small Group & Tree Planting Program (TIST), gave a presentation at Northern Arizona University outlining the function and methods used by ...

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Like, Why do I Need to Know my Watershed?

  • Northern Illinois University (IL)

Progressive educators have promoted the concept of place-based education for more than 100 years. For example, John Dewy advocated: "Experience [outside the school] has its geographical aspect, its artistic and ...

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NYSERDA's Ongoing Relationships with New York State Colleges & Universities

  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) (NY)

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a public benefit corporation with a mission to use innovation and technology to solve some of New York's energy ...

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Teaching Sustainability: Engaging Students in Developing Local Sustainability Indicators

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Students play an important role in defining the culture and spirit of a campus and engaging them in sustainability initiatives on campus and beyond is an important component of the ...

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Teaching Sustainability

  • Otterbein University (OH)

This presentation offers a case study of how teaching sustainability can become a force for change on campus and the wider community. The paper examines the 10 week process by ...

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Integration of Community and College: Farmers Market at Paul Smiths College

  • Paul Smith's College of Arts & Sciences (NY)

June 30th, 2008 marks the second season of the Adirondack Farmers' Market Cooperative at the Paul Smiths College's campus, a small, rural college in upstate New York. This year ...

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Mapping the Landscapes of History: the Elwha River as curriculum

  • Peninsula College (WA)

The largest dam removal/river restoration project ever attempted is slated for the Elwha River in rural Washington state. A 1992 Act of Congress guaranteed the removal, following the efforts ...

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Sustainability & Pepperdine University: A Contradiction in Terms?

  • Pepperdine University (CA)

A central Christian metaphor is being "a light on a hill." Applying this metaphor to our current ecological crisis, this presentation considers whether or not a Christian college or university ...

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Educating the Building Technician Workforce for Sustainability

  • Peralta Community Colleges District Office (CA)

The lack of qualified HVAC technicians and building operators trained in energy efficient installation and maintenance practices currently presents one of the greatest barriers to meeting campus, local, State, and ...

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Educators as Architects of Living Systems

  • Peralta Community Colleges District Office (CA)

Imagine a learning community as a wetland or a forest. Imagine a group of learners as a highly interdependent community, a vibrant living system not unlike an ecosystem in nature ...

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Greener by Design

  • Pratt Institute (NY)

Pratt Institute, a leading school of art, architecture and design in Brooklyn, New York has been awarded a FIPSE grant to implement an innovative educational initiative that addresses one of ...

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A Partnership Model: Emergent Properties of Learning and Leadership for Sustainability

  • Prescott College (AZ)

The most fertile field of sustainability and sustainability education is caught in a tension between those who seek nature-based designs and solutions to human predicament and those who seek human-based ...

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The Power of Purchasing

  • Responsible Purchasing Network

The Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) has produced a series of Guides on institutional procurement of socially and environmentally preferable products ranging from cleaning products to vehicles to computers. This presentation ...

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Education Revolution: Empowering the Next Generation of Sustainable Designers

  • RMJM

Across the country, our nation's colleges and universities are leading the charge for sustainability - but are we really training the next generation of architects to be sustainable designers? How ...

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Learning from Experience: Collaboration for Campus Carbon Cutbacks

  • Rocky Mountain Institute (CO)

This poster will reveal some preliminary findings from Rocky Mountain Institute's (RMI) new research project: Accelerating Campus Climate-Change Initiatives. RMI is partnering with AASHE to develop a comprehensive research ...

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Incorporating Sustainability Into General Plans: An Experiential Learning Case Study

  • San Jose State University (CA)

Increasing concerns regarding the impact of humans on the natural environment, coupled with the realization that how we build and plan our cities is going to largely determine the level ...

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The Revitalization Institute

  • Seneca College (ON)

Revitalization Institute (RI) is the academy and advocate for what Storm Cunningham (reWealth: 2008) calls the magic of restoration in which natural, built, and socio-economic assets are continuously enhanced rather ...

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A Thoroughly Sustainable Sport for the 21st Century: Disc Golf

  • Society for College and University Planning (MI)

Disc Golf, otherwise known as Frisbee Golf, is a form of all-ages recreation that presents a more sustainable alternative for campus recreation than traditional "ball golf." It is also the ...

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Solar Heating and Cooling with Sale-of-Energy Financing

  • Solid Solar (AZ)

Solar Hot water plants offer excellent economics. Sale-of-energy projects offer the opportunity for free installation, paid for over time with energy purchased at a price typically 10% less than current ...

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Sustainability from Scratch

  • St. Petersburg College (FL)

This presentation will focus on how one "late blooming" college launched a multifaceted sustainability program. From having a fairly embryonic program a year ago, St. Petersburg College formed a Sustainability ...

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Going Green with TDM: Developing, Marketing and Evaluating a Transportation Demand Management Program

  • Stanford University (CA)

To meet the university's goal of no net new peak hour commute trips over the course of the next 15 years and as part of an over campus effort ...

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Sustainable Stanford: Leading Campus Sustainability in the 21st Century

  • Stanford University (CA)

With sustainability as a core value for Stanford, the progressive projects in operations, buildings, transportation, and IT are indeed defining leadership in campus sustainability in the 21st century.The university ...

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Schoolcraft College Biomedical Technology Center - New Technologies Integrated with Sustainable Features

  • Stantec Consulting, Ltd. (WA)

Schoolcraft College's Livonia, Michigan campus recently completed construction of a state-of-the-art Biomedical Technology Center. The design integrates new technologies with sustainable features to enhance the curriculum and learning environment ...

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The Triple Bottom Line on Campus - Walking the Talk, Saving Money and Saving the Planet

  • Sterling Planet, Inc. (GA)

Through our experience with several colleges and universities, this presentation will discuss how college and universities have implement measures to lower there green house gas emissions, save money and create ...

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Green Demonstrations Transform Higher Education and Beyond

  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

Drawing on 5 years of experience designing and promoting college and university green residential demonstrations, session presenter from Strategic Energy innovations will illustrate how a modest project can facilitate a ...

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Choosing the Right Metrics and Measuring the ROI of Sustainability Strategies

  • Strategic Measures, Inc. (NC)

Proving financial value and profitability of sustainability is fast becoming a key performance indicator for the higher education sector however, these outcomes are not often measured for lack of an ...

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Green Building Maintenance and Management: A New Degree Program at Sullivan County Community College (SCCC)

  • Sullivan County Community College (NY)

In Fall 2008, SCCC will offer a new AAS in Green Building Maintenance and Management. One of the first programs, if not the first, of its kind in the country ...

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The College Sustainability Report Card

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

The College Sustainability Report Card is the only independent evaluation of campus and endowment sustainability activities at colleges and universities. The Report Card is designed to identify schools that are ...

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Greening Pest Management on Campus - Demonstrating Termite Management using Low-Insecticide Input Application Strategies

  • University of Georgia (GA)

Termites are the most economically important pest of structures in the United States resulting in an estimated annual cost to US consumers of over $2.5 billion. A typical whole-house ...

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Partnering for Sustainable Stormwater Management on Campus and Beyond

  • University of Georgia (GA)

Sustainability requires working together for a common goal. At universities, effective partnerships can result in improved water quality on campus and beyond. Collaboration between campus departments and innovative town-gown relationships ...

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Ecovillages and Campuses: The Potential of Collaboration for Sustainability Research and Education

  • University of Georgia (GA)

Universities are increasingly looked to as centers of research on and education about sustainable solutions to socio-environmental challenges. However, theoretical and experimental approaches to sustainability do not easily translate from ...

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Establishing a Bike Co-op: Case Study

  • Truman State University (MO)

This presentation will give a detailed account about a two and a half year struggle with the University Administration to create an institutional space on Truman's campus to devote ...

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Promoting Campus Sustainability through Interdisciplinary Cooperation: A Case Study at the University of Arizona Visitor Center

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

During the 2006-07 academic year, University of Arizona students, faculty and staff designed and implemented a "green retrofit" for the UA Visitor Center. This retrofit emphasized two main components: water ...

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Sustainability Assessment of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of British Columbia

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE) Sustainability Club of the University of British Columbia (UBC) has conducted a departmental sustainability assessment (DSA). The DSA was adapted at a departmental level ...

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Moving People, Moving Forward: TDM at UBC

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The University of British Columbia's Point Grey campus is home to over 44,000 students, 12,000 staff and faculty, and 3,000 market residents, and remains one of ...

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Academic Staff to the Rescue

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

The Ellison Hall Sustainability Committee (EHSC), a 15-member group of faculty, staff and students representing six departments in University of California Santa Barbara's Ellison Hall, recently implemented the "Zero ...

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Sustainable Laboratories: Occupants Make a Difference

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

At UCSB the Laboratory Research And Technical Staff (LabRATS) program evaluates laboratory practices to save energy, plastic, water, electronics and chemicals, while making the research itself more efficient. Our efforts ...

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From Operations to Mission: Finding Points of Pedagogical Leverage in Campus Sustainability Initiatives

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Drawing on case studies and research conducted at the University of California Santa Cruz, this paper discusses the integration of campus sustainability initiatives and academic curriculum in universities. It explores ...

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Student Directed Bicycle Education Course Creates Community Understanding

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

This project addresses the challenges UCSC faces with implementing sustainable transportation. The primary mode of campus transportation is via automobile. The cost of automobile use for the UC, students, and ...

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Transportation Demand Management at North American Colleges and Universities

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

From 2006 through 2007, the Environmental Center of the University of Colorado at Boulder, along with the College of Architecture and Planning, surveyed a total of nearly 60 leading North ...

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Zero Waste Programs on Campus: How Low Can We Go?

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

A renewed emphasis on waste prevention is signaling an exciting shift among a growing number of college campuses, off-campus communities, and leading corporations internationally. Zero waste is no longer an ...

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Alternative Work Site (AWS) Pilot - A Transportation Demand Management, TDM, Project to Implement Flex Schedules to Reduce GHG Emissions and Parking Demand

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

In fulfillment of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, the State of Colorado's Climate Action Plan, and the 2007 UCCS Sustainability Strategic Plan, the University of Colorado ...

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SEE and Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Cooperation Among the Natural Sciences, Humanities and the Social Sciences

  • University of Dayton (OH)

The University of Dayton, a Catholic Marianist institution, is currently developing an interdisciplinary program, Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (SEE). SEE is not a new major in environmental studies, but ...

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