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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New England's Largest Campus Solar Project

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

In early 2017, UMass Amherst completed the installation of 5.5 MW of solar power over two parking lots and five rooftops making it the largest solar project on a ...

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From Sustainable Development Goals to Campus Sustainability Plan

  • Villanova University (PA)

The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were announced in 2015 as the standard for future development of all nations. As such, Villanova University decided to use the SDGs as ...

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Women & Sustainability: Utilizing a Year-long Theme to Enhance your Sustainability Initiatives

  • Clarkson University (NY)

Developing a consistent theme around your sustainability work can be an effective way of connecting and resonating with new audiences, deepening your commitments in sustainability and overall enhancing the efficacy ...

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Motivating Students to Achieve 20% Electricity and Hot Water Savings in Campus Apartments

  • Clarkson University (NY)

Through Clarkson University's Smart Housing Project, we've shown 20% savings in daily electricity and hot water use for students receiving utility use interventions compared to students not receiving ...

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Examining the Efficacy of an Award-Winning Bicycle-Earning Program in Altering Student and Staff Transportation Modes

  • University of Louisville (KY)

This study will involve the examination and reevaluation of the Earn-A-Bike Program at the University of Louisville. This is a program that rewards student who turn over their eligibility to ...

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Student Governments and the Power Purchase Agreement: A Tool for Financial Sustainability

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

Students at Southern Oregon University are exploring the potential for their student government to invest in solar panels and sell the resulting electricity back to the university, cutting the university ...

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Cradle to Gate Life Cycle Energy Analysis

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

Due to recent hysteria over climate change, investment in reusable, sustainable energy sources was promoted with the intention to replace the current energy giants: coal, oil, and natural gas. Algae ...

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Intercultural Understanding, Garden Benefits, and Sustainability Discourse at the Shawneetown Community Garden

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

For years, anthropological and environmental researchers have studied the contributions of community gardens to education, health, community development, and sustainability; however, community gardens within institutional contexts such as universities are ...

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Catch the Wave: A Recycling Success Story from Concept to Today

  • University of Kansas Medical Center (KS)

Starting up a recycling program at a medical/research educational facility has several challenges from 'How do we start?' to 'What can we recycle?'. This poster presentation will demonstrate the ...

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A Comparative Study of the Efficacy of Intervention Strategies on Student Electricity use in Campus Residence Halls

  • Radford University (VA)

In this session, we discuss research that employs a quasi-experimental design to reduce student electricity use in residence halls. We examine electricity use by first-year students in four matched residence ...

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RE think. RE invent. Re use Necessary behaviors for Accessories - A circular approach

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

In the times of hand production, the concept of discarded or unwanted items was almost non-existent. It took time and patience to produce things. Goods were manufactured from pure raw ...

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Sustainability without Boundaries: Leveraging Green Initiatives to Bridge Campus, Community, and City

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

We're all in this together! Sustainability initiatives provide an excellent opportunity to empower the full spectrum of campus stakeholders to get involved in the work of building a better ...

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Presidential Power: Examining the Language of Executive Campus Commitments

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

Over the course of the past decade, hundreds of college and university presidents have committed to an array of sustainability goals through platforms like Second Nature's Climate Commitment, the ...

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Beyond BikeShare: Sustainable Transportation in Six Months of Winter

  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)

Late summer and early fall in Oswego New York are breathtaking, ideal for our BikeShare program. But when winter comes to our campus, it stays. This presentation will explore the ...

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Transforming a Former Industrial Site into a Sustainable Solution and Creating Opportunities for Students

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

Over the past fourteen years, SUNY-ESF has cultivated a successful public-private partnership with Honeywell International to address a pressing environmental issue in the local community. The project involves remediation of ...

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What Sets Environmental Leadership? Depends on Your Approach: a case study of spray polyurethane foam insulation

  • Green Seal (DC)

Explore how 2 highly respected sustainability leaders, the Healthy Building Network and Green Seal, could disagree so dramatically about the inclusion of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) in an environmental leadership ...

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Interactive Workshop: Simple Choices in Sustainable Purchasing? Beware the Pitfalls

  • Green Seal (DC)

What's the simple answer for selecting a sustainable product?' Many purchasers ask this when seeking environmentally-responsible choices. Many of these simple answers may seem to be the correct ones ...

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Rookies, Newbies, Imposters, & Not-Yet-Experts: Navigating Newness, Isolation, and/or Competence for Sustainability Professionals in Higher Education

  • Marquette University (WI)

This informal, semi-structured networking meeting is meant to keep that conversation going and allow for additional introductions and engagement. All are welcome, even if you did not attend the earlier ...

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SFU's Zero Waste Initiative

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

In January 2014, SFU launched its Zero Waste Initiative, with the aim of diverting 70% of waste from landfill, while doubling the amount recycled or composted. This goal was adopted ...

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Raising Energy Efficiency on an Urban Campus

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)

As an Energy Engineering student at IUPUI, I have always idealized these initiatives to make our campus more energy-efficient. I have made a plan on how to change infrastructure and ...

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Engineering Sustainable Community Relationships

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

What can engineering students offer sustainability? What will they gain from sustainability? Providing engineering students sustainability experience is a priceless investment. By learning to take a triple bottom line approach ...

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Tweeting @Sustainability: The #447challenge as an Active Teaching Tool

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

Growing up, we are 'challenged' to be sustainable: turn off lights, stop cold water when brushing teeth, and unplug idle chargers. Reality proves that, while well-conceived, the environmental benefit of ...

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The Power of One: How a Physics Professor Saved Italy from Big Oil Through Education, Activism and Community Outreach

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

Trained as a physicist, Dr. Maria D'Orsogna is a hands-on activist fighting to protect the Italian countryside and seas from Big Oil. Maria first learned of proposed oil activities ...

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A Fresh Start: From Soil-Grown Greenhouse to Hydroponics

  • Dominican University (IL)

The study of the sciences occupy a prime place in Dominican University's curriculum. In the late 1930s, Dominican sister, Hilaire Ryan, OP built a greenhouse to provide botany students ...

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Campus Gardens and Farms: Creatively Addressing Food Insecurity

  • Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus (OR)

This session is for staff, students and faculty working on campus gardens and farms that want to share or learn about creative programming to address food insecurity. Come to share ...

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Mining STARS Data: Results & Lessons Learned From Quantitative Research Exploring Variation in Food/Beverage Purchasing Scores

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

AASHE's STARS program offers great opportunities for monitoring campus sustainability progress and exchanging new ideas. In addition, the STARS database can support quantitative research in campus sustainability whose results ...

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Academicians: How to Teach with Paul Hawken's 'DrawDown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming'

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)

Educators curious about how to adapt Paul Hawken's new book 'Drawdown' for use in the classroom (or for campus facilities and operations) should gather to share lessons learned and ...

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Wake Up & Dream: An Ecovillage Planning Experience on Campus

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)

Wake Up & Dream was a 12-month planning process that explored the idea of building an ecovillage as an alternative to convention campus housing. Nine speakers were brought to campus ...

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Renewable and Alternative Energy Projects at Rutgers University

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)

The presentation Informs you about various Renewable and Alternative Energy projects Rutgers University has done.

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Applying LEAN Concepts to Data Capture for Greenhouse Gas Reporting

  • Berea College (KY)

The Berea College Office of Sustainability submits yearly reports on greenhouse gas emissions based on travel done by faculty, staff, and students on behalf of the college. The types of ...

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Developing Curriculum Around the Triple Bottom Line

  • Colorado State University (CO)

This presentation is to assist faculty in developing, or revising curriculum to fit within the framework of the Triple Bottom Line in regards to addressing topics of sustainability in their ...

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A Campus Move Out Sale: The Journey From Inception to Year Six.

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Six years ago CSU's Housing and Surplus Departments decided to partner and pilot an additional step into the move out process, a sale with proceeds benefiting the Eco Leaders ...

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Let's Develop a Sustainability Literacy Assessment!

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Many institutions of higher education are interested in assessing their students' sustainability literacy, however developing a reliable and valid assessment tool is a difficult and time-consuming task. In this presentation ...

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Refugee Resettlement in Northern Colorado: A Social Sustainability Story

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The topic of refugee resettlement in the United States (U.S.) is met with varying reactions from Americans. Generally mainstream media portrays two sides of American opinion, the far right ...

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Using Ecofeminism to Create a New Land Ethic

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

Building upon Aldo Leopold's concept of a 'land ethic'-a philosophy that urges care and reverence for nature, the presenter will demonstrate ways in which we can use ecofeminist ...

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Transportation Networking Meeting

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

Anyone interested in reducing carbon emissions through active, sustainable transportation is invited to this networking meeting. Multi-modal topics for discussion may include strategies to promote walking, bikes, buses, car sharing ...

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Green Bikes at UNC Greensboro

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

Learn how a public-private partnership resulted in the first free-flow dockless bike share system in North America. Presentation will highlight the planning process, program launch, and ongoing operations at the ...

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Net Zero 24/7: How Colorado College's 94k Square Foot Library Became a Carbon Reduction Strategy

  • Colorado College (CO)

Colorado College's 94,000 square-foot library is the first to be built for the college's unique block plan. It's also the first known library of it's ...

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Influences of Student Sustainability Literacy in a University Setting, A Dissertation Study

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

This presentation will review the findings from a dissertation on sustainability literacy. The purpose of this study was to investigate how educational sources influence student knowledge, skills, and experiences regarding ...

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Dismantling the Economic Walls Within: Why Solidarity is Necessary for Living Wage Policies in Higher Education

  • Saint Joseph's University (PA)

Will the different insecurities on American campuses in 2017 pull people apart in narrow self-interest, or bring us together in common cause? While some forms of insecurity are external, others ...

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Infusing a culture of active living via the five E's of bicycling

  • Black Hills State University (SD)

Bike Spearfish! is a unique collaboration between Black Hills State University (BHSU) and Hills Horizon (a local non-profit) designed to infuse a culture of active living via advancing bicycle transportation ...

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Opening New Markets for Local Food Through the Food Hub Model

  • Black Hills State University (SD)

Black Hills Food Hub, a business incubated at BHSU and run by Cobblestone Science (a locally- and women-owned small business), coordinates the needs of cafeterias in the region with local ...

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Creating a Campus Culture for Sustainability by knowing how to do more with less.

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

In this session we'll look at how properly implementing campus initiatives, understanding your constituents and their needs, and enhanced marketing approaches are all necessary to move sustainability on a ...

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Sustainability skills - what are they? And how do we know students have them...

  • Macquarie University (NSW)

Sustainability in the curriculum. Everyone is talking about it and wondering how you do it! Especially when you are a professional staff member entering into the world of faculty. Three ...

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Using the SDGs to progress sustainability

  • Macquarie University (NSW)

The Sustainable Development Goals are the talk of the decade. Every nation state on the planet has signed up to achieve them - but what does this mean for tertiary education ...

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Conservatives who conserve: How to talk about sustainability outside of politics

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Climate change and environmentalism have both become seemingly inseparable from political ideology. We should attempt, if possible, to keep sustainability from falling into the same partisan divide. While combating climate ...

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Searching for the Higher Ed Context in the Analysis of Green Building Costs and Benefits

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Green building certification on campuses is relatively new. When determining the financial feasibility of a certified green building at an Institution of Higher Education (IHE), the full building lifecycle perspective ...

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Designing Diverse Online Learning Environments as Laboratories for Connecting Across Difference

  • Peralta Community Colleges District Office (CA)

How can community college online learning environments help motivate students to connect across differences and develop capacities as change-agents for a healthier world? Drawing from her experience teaching online humanities ...

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Liberal Arts Institutions Networking Meeting

  • Willamette University (OR)

A networking opportunity for sustainability officers and anyone affiliated with Liberal Arts Institutions to discuss sustainability related activities, challenges, and successes. It is a great time to meet new people ...

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How could the grass on your campus be as 'green' as it looks?

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The poster seeks to inform conference attendees about a new country wide research project. In cities across the U.S. temperate zone appropriate for fine fescues, we will collaborate with ...

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