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.

6277 resources

The Future is Co-Created: EfS Through Relationship Building in the Delaware Valley

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • PHENND (PA)

This session will introduce the new PHENND Sustainability network. Starting as a community of practitioners interested in finding partners for real-world Education for Sustainability (EfS), PHENND Sustainability has grown into ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Building the Future We Desire: Crossing Boundaries & Challenging Historical Ideas of Sustainability

  • University of Minnesota, Crookston (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Student Engagement Leadership Forum on Sustainability (SELFsustain) is a five-campus collaborative retreat that rotates between campuses. In April 2021, UM-Crookston hosted a provocative online series on indigenous identity, community ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

The People's Fridge: Redistributing Surplus Food and Reducing Food Insecurity

  • University of California, Merced (CA)

The People's Fridge is a plant-based community fridge in Merced County with the dual aims of redistributing surplus food and reducing food insecurity. The pandemic further increased food insecurity ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Let’s Talk about Sustainability Across the Curriculum!

  • Western Washington University (WA)

This session is intended as a dialogue for faculty, staff, students, or administrators interested in incorporating or expanding sustainability across the curriculum in your courses or at your institution.  We ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Creating Sustainable Curriculum Processes for a Sustainability Outcome

  • Fleming College (ON)

In 2018, Ontario Colleges Quality Assurance Services (OCQAS) conducted an institutional level quality audit of Fleming College, Ontario, Canada. This audit involved a comprehensive review of the College's quality ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Using a Sustainability Framework to Advance Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)

Accredited social work programs in the U.S. train students to advance "social, economic, and environmental justice" (CSWE, 2020). Often, however, the curriculum addresses each type of justice independently, as ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Healing to Transform - A Trauma-Informed Approach to Education for Sustainable Development & Wellbeing

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Our society and our planet are desperate for healing from embodied trauma passed on from generation to generation—be it fueled by institutionalized racism, forced displacement, gender and economic inequality ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Transformative Sustainability Learning: An Affective Photovoice Lens

  • Texas A&M University-Commerce (TX)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (WI)

This presentation shares the results of a doctoral dissertation in an educational sustainability program. The purpose was to understand the learning experiences and the role of affect for students in ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Advancing Indigenization Through AASHE STARS Adaptation

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) provides a Sustainability Tracking and Reporting System (STARS) to measure progress by participating post-secondary institutions in their sustainability efforts ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Resiliency Planning Through Relationship Building and Appreciative Inquiry

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

Located in Northern Minnesota, Bemidji State University (BSU) operates within a dispersed, rural, and diverse community. Bemidji State staff and faculty will be joined by planning consultant Precipitate and a ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Writing Sustainability Case Studies with ESRAP: A Collaboration Practice for Graduate Education

  • Iowa State University (IA)
  • Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Practices (MN)

The global apparel and textile industries are damaging the environment, from fiber production to consumer disposal. University apparel programs have identified the gap in knowledge that students possess regarding the ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Assessing Campus Sustainability Literacy and Culture: How Are Universities Doing It and To What End?

  • George Mason University (VA)

Assessing student, staff, and faculty sustainability literacy and culture poses a challenge to many higher education institutions (HEI). The assessments are essential for providing an understanding of campus sustainability knowledge ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

High Impact Low Carbon Exchanges: Teaching Sustainability Through Global Classroom Partnerships

  • Salisbury University (MD)
  • Universidad Latinoamericana De Ciencia Y Tecnología (ULACIT)

Studying abroad allows students from across the globe to experience different cultural, political, learning, and natural environments. For these reasons and many others, learning institutions (including universities) have prioritized this ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads!

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The future of transportation is not going to be found in a parking lot. COVID-19 disrupted the transportation sector across the country, leading to a drop in traffic and a ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

CSU Building Decarbonization: A Framework for Decarbonizing Existing Fossil Fuel Infrastructure on Higher Education Campuses

  • California State University, Chancellor's Office (CA)
  • Glumac (OR)

The California State University (CSU) provides high quality, affordable and inclusive public higher education throughout California. The CSU system has made significant strides to reduce its impact on the environment ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Understanding Diverse Student Participation in Campus Sustainability Programs

  • University of Georgia (GA)

Nationwide a lack of diversity in sustainability roles and initiatives is well documented. Many attribute this lack of diversity to the limited representation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Keynote Presentation with Dr. Ian Haney López

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)

Dr. Haney López’s keynote address will explain how the climate movement cannot succeed unless race, class and gender solidarity are at the heart of everything we do. Dr. Ian ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Supporting a Circular Food Economy: Converting Inedible Scraps Into Renewable Energy and Beneficial Fertilizer

  • Kent State University (OH)
  • InSinkErator (WI)
  • Quasar Energy Group (OH)

More than one third of the food produced today is lost or wasted, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Here in the United States, the ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Using the Pursuit of Equitable Tree Canopy to Combat Effects of Redlining in Lexington, Kentucky

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The historical housing policy of redlining reflected systemic racism in the home lending industry; it disproportionately impacted people of color and created socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods in intentional and negative ways ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Campuses as Living . . . Archives: Using Campus Histories to Explore Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

Are you working at an institution struggling to effectively respond to and support student-led-protests for social justice and equity? You may have an unexplored treasure trove of useful and inspirational ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

A Campus Framework for Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion-Centered Climate Resilience Planning

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
  • Integral Group (CA)

"Climate resilience planning" has been a growing buzz phrase across the country for years. Although many municipalities are beginning to incorporate current and future climate realities into their planning efforts ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

How Higher Education Can Partner with Fortune 500 Companies to Advance Sustainability

  • Unilever

The Unilever Compass articulates Unilever's vision to be the leader in sustainable business globally. Building on a decade's worth of lessons from implementing the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Better Together: Co-designing Student Engagement with Residence Life

  • Boston University (MA)

Lasting culture change around sustainability is key to making your climate action plan goals a reality. The Eco-Rep model has been an effective tool for reaching students at many institutions ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Healthier building materials and equity: the upstream and downstream impacts of material choices

  • Williams College (MA)
  • Integrated Eco Strategy

Materials used in current building construction often contain chemicals that at best have not been tested for human health impacts and at worst are actively harmful to human health. While ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

International Networking Meeting

  • Portland Community College (OR)

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

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Networking to collaborate with UC-CSU NXTerra: California's new Climate Emergency Teaching Tool

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

Presenters Dr. John Foran and Richard Widick will introduce UC-CSU NXTerra and discuss our strategies for scaling up the urgency of climate change education. NXTerra is an interdisciplinary network collaboration ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Campus Move-Out Programs

  • Carleton College (MN)

Campus move-out can be a busy time for college campuses and its students. What do you do with items left behind from students? Join this networking session to share your ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) Networking Session

  • Central College (IA)

This is an opportunity to network with others from the Upper Midwest, including Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Learn about upcoming regional events and discuss regional collaborations ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Coping With Climate Anxiety In and Beyond the Classroom

  • University of Hawaii System Office (HI)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

We're all surrounded by students from what's been dubbed the 'climate generation' (a group that is particularly attuned to the threat and inequity of climate change) as well ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Inspiration from signatories of the SDG Accord

  • Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (EAUC) (Gloucestershire)

The SDG Accord is a HESI initiative and AASHE is a supporting partner. The session will include a brief overview of the SDG Accord and will bring together signatories to ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Faculty Networking Meeting hosted by Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (SCC)

  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

This Faculty Meet-up will serve as a networking opportunity for those faculty attending the Global Conference, complementing the curriculum track being co-presented by AASHE and the Sustainability Curriculum Consortium. This ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Opportunity in Disruption: Strategic Sustainability Planning During and Post COVID-19

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

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be disruptive and challenging for institutions of higher education, businesses, and community organizations. Entities with strategic sustainability plans now face operational and budgetary obstacles to ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

What's Missing? The Invisible Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color

  • Howard University (DC)
  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (NY)

Leaving No One Behind, the first priority of the Sustainable Development Goals, is an action agenda. It means addressing patterns of exclusion, privilege and unjust power relations that can recycle ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Accelerating Higher Education's Role in Meeting Global Decarbonization Targets

  • Second Nature (MA)
  • Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (EAUC) (Gloucestershire)
  • United Nations Environment Programme

The Paris Agreement establishes a framework for keeping global temperature rise below 1.5 - 2 degrees C. While much of the focus has been on the parties to the Agreement ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Integrating Socio-Technical Thinking Into Engineering and Science Education, Research, and Practice

  • Colorado School of Mines (CO)

Sustainable initiatives are destined to fail unless we begin to think of sustainability as being directly related to and dependent on social justice, equity, and public well being. As the ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Invitation to NXTerra California's new Climate Emergency Teaching Tool

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

Join us for an introduction to UC-CSU NXTerra - a Knowledge-Action Network (KAN) and Digital Platform for climate educators, developed by faculty from the University of California (UC) and California State ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Teaching Resiliency Online in a Global Crisis

  • University of Minnesota, Crookston (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In response to the pandemic, we created an online summer course, COVID-19 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Resilience, Connections and Threats. The UN SDGs provided a framework for ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Transforming White Supremacy in Teacher Education

  • Luther College (IA)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

In light of the recent calls for racial justice, it is vitally important to critically examine the role that teacher education programs play in perpetuating institutional racism and white supremacy ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Optimization of Environmental Communication Through the Analysis of Media Engagement

  • Hope College (MI)

This presentation aims to explore the relationship between communication medium and effectiveness in the digital landscape during COVID-19. The presentation explores video, graphic, and photo as communication methods for different ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

How We Became Carbon Neutral Certified: Charles Sturt University and University of Tasmania

  • University of Tasmania

Climate change remains one of the single greatest environmental and social challenges we face. Tertiary education organizations can take positive action and be part of the global response that is ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Leveraging $1 Trillion in Higher Ed Retirement Funds for a Just Transition

  • Intentional Endowments Network (MA)
  • Federated Hermes (PA)

The Higher Education Community has approximately one trillion in assets under management in their retirement plans. This represents an enormous pool of funds that could be leveraged to achieve a ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Leveraging Culture Competency for Organizational Change: Conditions for Excellence & Innovation

  • Aquinas College (MI)
  • 122 Consulting Group (PA)

Organizations have historically struggled with the effective implementation and integration of sustainability into over arching strategic planning. This challenge not only inhibits the progression sustainability throughout the organization, it also ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

I Wonder Can You Hear Me Now? The Emotional Work of African-Americans and University Engagement

  • University of Virginia (VA)

We are fighting two pandemics, COVID-19 and racism. The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have sparked discussions around the country on the impact of institutional ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation for Climate Justice on Island Earth

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (HI)
  • University of Hawaii System Office (HI)

A major institutional focus of the university of Hawai ªi Office of Sustainability has over the past 3 years has been our partnership with Dr. Lipe 's office to establish ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Inclusive Pedagogy Online: Increasing Equity in Remote and Distance Learning Classrooms

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Before the COVID-19 crisis prompted a radical shift to online delivery methods across higher education, distance learning was central to many institutions' strategic visions. Now, the pandemic has caused a ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Leading with Social Justice to Advance Sustainability: Learning from Indigenization

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

Early in 2020 the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) adopted its first Sustainability Vision. Building on a sustainability policy adopted in 2014, the vision leads with social justice and ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Advancing Operational Climate Action During COVID-19: Perspectives from Global Research Universities

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Second Nature (MA)

The coronavirus pandemic has effected us all - changing the way our university campuses currently operate and will operate well into the future. And while universities continue to respond to the ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Stronger Together: Merging the Sustainability Office and the Office of Inclusive Excellence

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

In summer 2020, California State University Monterey Bay reorganized its Sustainability Office. Moving it from Facilities Management to the Office of Inclusive Excellence. This was done in recognition of the ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

Pandemic as Opportunity to Strengthen Campus Food Resources and Address Food Insecurity

  • University of the Pacific (CA)

Prior to the pandemic, efforts to co-brand food-related resources: a garden, food pantry and kitchen, as a strategy for addressing food security had begun. There were also plans for assessing ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more

What is 'Sustainability' in the Time of Anti-Racist Uprising & a Global Pandemic?

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Ithaca College (NY)

In the wake of George Floyd's murder and in the throes of a deadly pandemic, sustainability, as it's traditionally practiced, has become all but irrelevant as social unrest ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
  • Conference Presentations
  • View more