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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Organizations
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Countries
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U.S. States & Territories
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Canadian Provinces

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Reaching Sustainable Research Goals through Co-curricular Learning: An Example in Starch-based Plastics

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Conventional plastics, derived from petroleum, contribute to the depletion of non-renewable resources and landfill space when recycling or reuse is not viable. Starch, a renewable and abundant polymer, offers an ...

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Potential Impact and Uses of Thermoacoustic Refrigeration

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Ever since refrigeration has been introduced into modern societies, its use has significantly increased. In fact it is impossible imagine life without refrigeration and air conditioning. Mostly, cooling is achieved ...

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Making LEED a Reality

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

This poster presents sustainable building practices in the design and construction of a new, five-story, 104,000 square foot Arnold School of Public Health for the University of South Carolina ...

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The Environmental Action Component in Sustainability Coursework: Service Learning in the Syllabus

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

In 2007, a new module for service learning in sustainability education at UT Austin was implemented. Known as the Environmental Action Component (EAC), the module dynamically included environmental community service ...

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Ecocritical Praxis: Re-establishing the "Principle of Relevance"

  • The University of Texas at Dallas (TX)

The term "ecocriticism" was coined by William Reuckert, who proposed, in 1976, that literary criticism shift its locus to "a principle of relevance": he suggested that critics "experiment with the ...

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Students Teaching Students (STS) Courses: Supporting Peer Education on Emerging Environmental Themes

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Courses designed and taught by students on emerging environmental themes have been offered at the University of Vermont since 1985 through Environmental Studies. Students Teaching Students (STS) is presented as ...

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The Learning Barge Initiative: Advancing Sustainability through Multi-disciplinary Research Service Learning

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The Learning Barge Initiative is a unique example of university students and community partners collaborating on a project with wide-reaching social, educational and environmental benefits. The research, design and construction ...

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How a Large Institution of Higher Learning can Impact Regional Growth on Sustainability Practices: Commercial Composting in the Pacific Northwest

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The University of Washington is a public, four-year institution with a 40,000 student enrollment. The campus population also includes more than 30,000 faculty and staff. The Department of ...

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Nature Immersion: A Model for Sustainability Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (WI)

This presentation is an overview of a new Nature Immersion Model for Sustainability Education. This model entails a week-long "Leadership in Sustainability" seminar offered through Student Support Services at the ...

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No Child Left Inside

  • Utah State University (UT)

No Child Left Inside is a movement, both grassroots and political, with implications for sustainability, higher education, Public Land Management Agencies, and the environmental justice movement. This presentation begins by ...

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Curriculum and Sustainability

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

This presentation explores how to create an educational experience for undergraduates and graduate students that explore firm-level strategy through the lens of sustainability. The core question addressed is "how do ...

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WFU Biofuels

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

WFU BioFuels will fuel the crucial movement toward sustainable energy development. The facility will incubate the research and innovation that fuel our country's sustainable energy industries, helping alleviate problems ...

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Toward Sustainable Decision Making

  • Warren Wilson College (NC)

Shaping a sustainable future is the most pressing work of our time. To respond to this challenge, we must account for our profound influence upon the interdependent web of economic ...

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Applied Psychology: Service Learning to Address Campus Sustainability

  • Wells College (NY)

In an upper-level psychology class titled, "Environmental Problems and Human Behavior," service learning was incorporated to address sustainability issues on the Wells College campus. Working in groups, students chose three ...

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You Can Take It With You: Practicing Sustainability Within and Beyond the Academy

  • Western Illinois University (IL)

In his essay "Sustainable Composition," Derek Owens suggests that teachers have an ethical and social responsibility to their communities to consider more sustainable practices in our pedagogy and professional lives ...

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Problem-Based Learning for Campus Sustainability: Design and Implementation of Western Washington University's Campus Sustainability Assessment

  • Western Washington University (WA)

Campus sustainability assessments using a problem-based learning pedagogy pose a unique opportunity for sustainability education for both higher education institutions and students. Student research teams at Western Washington University were ...

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Incorporating Sustainability into a College Course: Measuring the Impact of One Assignment on Sustainability-related Attitudes of the Students.

  • Whatcom Community College (WA)

This presentation reports on a four year project measuring student attitudes about sustainability issues, and the impact of one assignment that focuses on related issues. A survey of sustainability-related attitudes ...

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Service Learning - Moving from Planning to Action in the First Year

  • Wright State University (OH)

During 2005-2006 Wright State University's First Year Experience program was recognized nationally through its inclusion as one of 13 four-year institutions in the Foundations of Excellence in the First ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Sustainability and Justice

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Hackman Consulting Group

CU Boulder's Environmental Center has been working to make the connections between sustainability and justice evermore clear while changing the campus conversation. With students, we spread awareness about eco-social ...

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Addressing Food Insecurity with Campus Gardens

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Our campus community faces food and nutritional challenges like much of the nation. During this interactive case study presentation, we will share our experiences and lessons learned in growing our ...

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Utilizing Community Based Social Marketing to Transform Sustainable Behavior

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Behavior change campaigns have the potential to be highly effective and quite inexpensive. But how do we know which behaviors to target and how to influence these behaviors? Four schools ...

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Innovation in Action: Leveraging a Whole Systems Approach to Sustainability Planning at UBC’s Okanagan Campus

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Higher education is called to advance, demonstrate and model best practices in sustainability. But how can sustainability leaders move this agenda forward against the backdrop of current funding pressures and ...

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Campus Gardens & Farms: A discussion of best practices for student and faculty engagement

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Sustainable agriculture on campuses in the form of farms or gardens have their own unique challenges for student and faculty engagement. During this moderated networking session we will facilitate the ...

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Deepening the Conversation: Making the Connections Between Social Justice Education and Sustainability

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)
  • Hackman Consulting Group

This case study seeks to help those who are not familiar with social justice educational frameworks gain an initial understanding of what they are and then how they connect to ...

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Using a Social Justice Lens to Address the Doubt, Denial and Dismissal of Climate Change and the Need for a Sustainable Future

  • Hackman Consulting Group

This half-day workshop is designed to help participants respond to campus doubt, denial and dismissal regarding climate change through the utilization of a social justice perspective on climate change and ...

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Why a Social Justice Framework Is the Only Way to Climate Justice and Deep Sustainability

  • Hackman Consulting Group

This poster session lays out the rationale for the absolute need for a social justice framework when doing climate justice and sustainability work by making three essential points: 1. How ...

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A Learning Garden: Different Strategies for Student Engagement

  • Portland Community College (OR)

This poster will visually guide you through Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus Learning Garden and the multiple ways we engage students in the garden. The Learning Garden functions ...

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Keynote Address: Marcelo Bonta

  • Center for Diversity & the Environment (OR)

Marcelo speaks and writes passionately about his broad vision of diversifying the environmental movement to audiences around the U.S. He is the founder of the Environmental Professionals of Color ...

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Fossil Free Finances: Divestment and College Endowments

  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)

My poster is a summary of the following abstract from a paper titled “Fossil Free Finances: Divestment and College Endowments.” This paper explores the effect colleges and universities have on ...

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Growing a Crop of 21st Century Innovators: Adapting our Learning Garden to Changing Times at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus

  • Portland Community College (OR)

This interactive session will provide the historical perspective of developing a large learning garden at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus. The Learning Garden includes 51 raised beds, 2 ...

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Sustainability Officers Workshop

  • University of Hawaii - West Oahu (HI)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The purpose of the Sustainability Officers workshop is to:

Provide a space for networking and relationship building amongst higher education sustainability professionals

Build our toolkit of skills to effectively engage ...

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The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University: A Case Study in Sustainability

  • Saint John's University (MN)

College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University (CSB/SJU) embarked actively on incorporating sustainability into operations and education by declaring 2010-2011 as the Year of Sustainability. This focus ...

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Written in the STARS: Correlations Between Performance & Best Practices

  • University of Toronto (ON)

The STARS assessment framework presents a very interesting and informative set of data that measures both environmental performance and adoption of best practices. Gathering both types of information allows for ...

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The Power of Partnership: Redefining Closed-Loop Recycling

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College reaffirmed its commitment to being a leader in sustainability by joining Casella Waste Systems Power of Three™ closed loop recycling initiative. The Power of Three is Casella ...

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Fostering Resilient Communities through Innovative, Integrated Partnerships and Projects: UBC Okanagan Campus Sustainable Community Development

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Universities provide a leadership role by developing and mobilizing knowledge and innovation to meet societal needs. In fulfilling this mission, universities can also serve as agents of sustainable change and ...

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UBC Okanagan Campus Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality: Geothermal District Energy System

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The purpose of this brief is to share information about UBC Okanagan's campus roadmap to carbon neutrality, featuring the Geothermal District Energy System and related green building strategies.

UBC ...

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Integrated Design: Linking Curriculum, Sustainability and Buildings that Teach

  • Pierce College District 11 (WA)
  • Opsis Architecture (OR)

Through a "cross-campus, multi-disciplinary" process, the Science and Technology Center was conceived as an interactive and sustainably-focused facility where the building becomes an integral part of math and science curriculum ...

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Moving Campuses Beyond Coal

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Sierra Club (DC)

Across the country, 63 institutes of higher education currently burn coal in an on-campus facility to generate steam, electric power, or both. Many of these schools have signed the American ...

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Using experiential learning to create community linkages

  • University of Toronto (ON)

The University of Toronto Mississauga environment program offers a practicum course that features environmental sustainability campus based initiatives for small groups of students. This structure engages students to undertake primary ...

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Implementing Sustainability at Liberal Arts Colleges

  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)
  • Middlebury College (VT)
  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)
  • Warren Wilson College (NC)

As they develop their vision and agenda for their campus, sustainability leaders face important, strategic choices regarding the most efficient, effective ways to structure their work to embed sustainability more ...

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Ecosystem Restoration on a Suburban Campus

  • University of Toronto (ON)

The University of Toronto Mississauga is bound by three sides with the Credit River and a residential area bounds the forth side. In 2003 the campus committed to doubling its ...

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Moving the Commuter Campus - TDM Initiatives

  • University of Toronto (ON)

The University of Toronto Mississauga is a suburban commuter campus located 20 miles west of the Toronto campus. Most undergraduate students come to this campus from within 20 miles and ...

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Sustainability = Survival

  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
  • Chlorine Free Products Association (IL)
  • Cascades Tissue Group (NY)

We are all working to do our best to move toward sustainable practices that are supported via our purchasing. So we will have a panel made up of managers of ...

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