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
8
Canadian Provinces

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Equipping Students with Data for Change - Chestnut Living Lab Study

  • Ithaca College (NY)

In 2018, Ithaca College's Office of Energy Management & Sustainability received funding from the Office of the President to design a research project focused on equipping students with the ...

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What's the plan for LED lighting and it's environmental impact?

  • Circadia Group (PA)

LED Lighting is here to stay and very soon you will not have another any other option to purchase. Many have come to know how beneficial the technology is in ...

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Developing Sustainability Internships Through an Employer Relations Lens: A Pilot

  • The College of Saint Scholastica (MN)

A brief talk on how grant funding and new academic programming in sustainability fostered a pilot to increase experiential learning opportunities. This session presenter is not a subject matter expert ...

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Creating Pro-environmental Behavior (PEB) Norms to Change Behavior

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Research has demonstrated that people can be motivated to change their behavior but that information alone does not motivate that change. Creating social norms that situate pro-environmental behavior (PEB) as ...

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Developing Artful Leadership to Foster Sustainability at UW Oshkosh and Beyond

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

This project titled Developing Artful Leadership to Foster Sustainability at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh) and Beyond was a research project that utilized the fluidity of interdisciplinary application of ...

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A Community College Partnership: Forty-Eight Members in One State

  • Illinois Green Economy Network (IL)

The Illinois community college system is the third largest in the United States, educating nearly one million students each year. The Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) is a consortium of ...

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From 'I Guess I Recycle' to Organizing for Action - Cultivating a Culture of Student Leadership

  • Boise State University (ID)

As the first full-time Sustainability Coordinator at Boise State, I started my role as a department of one with no budget, no staff, and the guiding mission of my day-to-day ...

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Teaching Climate Change: Understanding Faculty Work & Identity

  • University of Hawaii System Office (HI)

The purpose of the Teaching Climate Change Study is to better understand faculty perspectives, pedagogical practices and overall confidence in teaching climate change and related issues. From this information, I ...

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Menstrual Equity is not a Luxury. Period.

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

This proposal would address the process of acquiring funding regarding menstrual equity, finding dispensers that work for everyone, recognizing the importance of ADA compliance and hygiene standards, and how to ...

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Northern Arizona University Green Fund: Successes and Struggles

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

This 40 minute session would cover how Northern Arizona University's Green Fund operates, what it has had success doing, what it has struggled with, and what it looks to ...

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Revolutionizing Campus Dining: Reducing Waste and Connecting with Staff

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Dining halls play a critical role in meeting UC Berkeley's ambitious goal of Zero Waste by 2020. Reevaluating the products we use, prioritizing sustainable purchasing, and reducing food waste ...

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Establishing a Green Labs Certification Program

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The Green Labs Program is a collaboration between the Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health & Safety with the goal to minimize the environmental impact of laboratories on NAU campus ...

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Duquesne University's Sustainable MBA: Keeping our Facilities & our Students Ahead of the Pack

  • Duquesne University (PA)
  • AUROS Group (PA)

To stay at the top in their field, Duquesne University's thought leaders are embracing technology to inform and advise their choices on building renovations and upgrades. Duquesne University is ...

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Visualizing sustainability: building a robust online sustainability dashboard

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

The University of Washington's recently redesigned its sustainability dashboard. Starting with a group of static graph images presented largely without context, we moved all of our data into Tableau ...

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A Case Study and Guide to Outreach and Engagement from UC Davis Facilities Energy & Engineering

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Communications and campus engagement around energy conservation projects at UC Davis is led by the Energy Feedback Team. Student interns are key members of the communications team; they run our ...

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Enhancing Sustainable Approaches to Food Security and Community Engagement through Design of Space

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky (CKUK) is a student-led service organization that is a partner agency of God's Pantry Food Bank within the Feeding America's ...

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Institutional Implications on Promoting Education in Sustainability: Student Learning Outcome

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (herein referred to Cal Poly), was awarded the silver STARS rating in 2017. In all evaluated categories, Cal Poly received lower scores ...

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Inputs to Outputs: Taking an Event Beyond Zero-Waste to Green Certification

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

The University of Pittsburgh has a strong hold on zero-waste. This presentation would include an introduction to our zero-waste infrastructure and the progress we have made, while the bulk of ...

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Green Advisors, Sustainability Advocates, and More: Building Engaged Community

  • Swarthmore College (PA)

This session will focus on innovative, action-oriented engagement opportunities in sustainability for a diverse range of stakeholders at the college and university level. At Swarthmore College, more than 80 faculty ...

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Using Hand-crafts to Engage a Campus on the Climate Crisis: 50 Years of Tempestries & a Sketch-crawl

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in April 2020, the UC Davis Office of Sustainability coordinated a master list and website (https://earthday.ucdavis.edu/) of more than 60 ...

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The Voluntary University Review: Linking AASHE STARS to the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

This session will consist of a presentation from Alexandra Hiniker, the Executive Fellow for Sustainability Initiatives at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), who will share her experience developing the Voluntary University ...

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Course on Landscaping with Native Plants for Benefit of Students and Campus Grounds

  • Eureka College (IL)

People in general are spending less time indoors and more time looking at screens, leaving them less active and less connected with nature. Students face struggles learning to balance a ...

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WWF-Canada's Living Planet Leader certification: Graduating students to lead in sustainability

  • World Wildlife Fund (DC)

This workshop will provide Canadian students and campus sustainability and engagement staff and faculty an overview of WWF-Canada's Living Planet Leader student certification. Through WWF-Canada's Living Planet @ Campus ...

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Using Local Food Systems and Justice Issues to teach Sustainability

  • Eureka College (IL)

For two years, I have taught an upper-level seminar in Environmental Studies on Local Food Systems and Justice issues that also meets a gen ed requirement for undergraduates in Sustainable ...

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The Conscience of a Campus Framework, Integrating Local and Global Cultures

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)
  • MKThink (CA)

Today's university demographics are extremely diverse, and each university/college campus has its own personality and history. Every institution has unique layers of history, context and culture, that if ...

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Opening up the 'Black Box' of Recycling: Discussion of Justice in Recycling Promotes Waste Reduction

  • The University of Findlay (OH)

Although recycling is a popular sustainability practice, college students usually have limited knowledge of how and where the recyclables they put in recycling bins are turned into usable products. It ...

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Goats, bees, and native species: A 'living' lab stream restoration experience

  • University of Richmond (VA)

The Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor revitalized 13 acres of campus at the University of Richmond. What began as a plan to upgrade a trail, turned into the creation of a vibrant ...

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A Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts : Creating Synergy through a Network of Small Colleges

  • Eastern Mennonite University (VA)

The fundamental challenge for smaller colleges is how to maintain momentum with sustainability efforts in the face of limited resources, and limited numbers of personnel and students committed to sustainability ...

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The Expansion of the Lehigh University Eco-Reps Leadership Program

  • Lehigh University (PA)

Over the last decade, the Lehigh University Eco-Rep Leadership Program has grown from a fledgling pilot to an official sustainability program under the stewardship of the Office of Sustainability. In ...

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Get in the Zone: A New Training Model to Build Environmental & Social Consciousness

  • New York University (NY)

How do you foster dialogue about sustainability and the impacts on climate change on your campus? In 2019, NYU's Office of Sustainability began developing a Green Zone training to ...

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Using the Real Food Database in Food Procurement

  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

What food products are Real? Which vendors are verified as fair, ecological, and/or humane? Now, institutions can find out through the Real Food Database! Compiled from years of research ...

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Accessibility in Campus Green Spaces

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)

This presentation will discuss the beneficial role UNC Asheville's urban green spaces play on campus, with a special focus on accessibility. When considering college enrollment, I was worried by ...

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Preventing Bird Window Collisions by Creating a Bird-Safe Campus with American Bird Conservancy

  • American Bird Conservancy (VA)

Collisions with glass kill up to 1 billion birds each year in the United States. The good news is that a) collision mortality is preventable and b) campuses can save ...

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Hungry Minds: Fighting Food Insecurity on College Campuses

  • Compass Group (NC)

Food insecurity, a condition of limited or uncertain access to nutritional foods, is a growing problem on college campuses across the nation. While a 2017 study showed nearly 12% of ...

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We Need To Teach Bicycle Riding

  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)

Universities are investing significant resources to improve bicycle infrastructure and even provide bicycles via sharing, renting, and even giveaways. Recent surveys in the USA suggest that younger Americans are twice ...

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Jungle Navigation: Leadership Engagement Without Process or Procedure

  • University of Delaware (DE)

One of the most common challenges for Sustainability Professionals is opening lines of communication and engagement with campus leadership in institutions where such processes and procedures do not exist. How ...

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Leveraging Different Constituencies to Extend the Campus as a Living Lab Concept

  • Connecticut College (CT)

Involving students in hands on sustainability projects on campus can drive both student learning and increased campus sustainability. However, limitations in student's schedules, availability of staff to work with ...

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Findensers and Floods: A Pilot Study on Reducing Campus Laboratory Water Use

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Hey, there's water all over!' a department director recalled exclaiming when he discovered the chemistry building's most-recent flood. Floods occur periodically in buildings at the University of Wisconsin ...

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Food Waste Reduction Initiatives at the University of North Carolina Asheville

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)

Minimizing food waste is an integral part of the dining experience at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Campus programs include eco-clamshell 'takeout' containers, waste diversion campaigns, partnerships with local ...

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Examining the Transition to a More Regenerative Growing System

  • Knox College (IL)

The Knox campus farm, established in 2014, has historically focused on vegetable production for our campus dining services. In the past year, our focus has shifted to more regenerative practices ...

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Skill Development Workshops for Impact at UC Berkeley‚ Green Initiative Fund

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Established in 2007, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) at UC Berkeley provides funding, via grants, for projects that improve and support UC Berkeley's campus sustainability efforts. TGIF allocates funds ...

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Skill Development Workshops for Impact at UC Berkeley‚ Green Initiative Fund

Established in 2007, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) at UC Berkeley provides funding, via grants, for projects that improve and support UC Berkeley's campus sustainability efforts. TGIF allocates funds ...

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Skill Development Workshops for Impact at UC Berkeley‚ Green Initiative Fund

Established in 2007, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) at UC Berkeley provides funding, via grants, for projects that improve and support UC Berkeley's campus sustainability efforts. TGIF allocates funds ...

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Empowering and Transforming Universities through Sustainable Grant Projects

  • University of Northern Colorado (CO)

This session is for university affiliates looking for ways to create a more sustainable campus through capital projects. For the past three years, I have served on my university's ...

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Up to Date and Engaged: Creating a Great Newsletter

  • University of Richmond (VA)

Sustainability staff are usually pretty busy, to put it mildly. In the midst of many different projects and tasks, it is important to let your campus know what is going ...

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Creating a Sustainability Professional Learning Network

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Professional Learning Networks are commonly used by educators to share innovative and unique teaching and learning ideas. In this presentation I will build from the idea of a professional learning ...

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Making Room for Millennials: Strategies for creating an office culture that we want to work in

  • University of Florida (FL)

Standard values for workplaces are shifting and members of the emerging workforce are expecting more from their office culture. At the University of Florida (UF) Office of Sustainability, our team ...

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Research, Innovation and Student Engagement: University Field Stations as Sustainability Praxis

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Field stations are rich venues for engagement and investigations of natural science and social science connections to the environment. Universities of all types have a history of using field stations ...

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Who Made Your T-Shirt & Why Should You Care? What You Need to Know About University Ethical Sourcing

  • Sumerra (OR)

You wear the same mascot-clad t-shirt to every home football game. It's a valuable good luck charm, but what value did the factory worker who made your t-shirt get ...

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Demystifying that Six Syllable Word: Designing an Effective Intro to Sustainability

  • University of Richmond (VA)

With so many different definitions of sustainability on a university campus, it can be difficult to find people who share a common understanding of that tricky six syllable word. For ...

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