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

5696
Total Resources
1384
Organizations
34
Countries
54
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.

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Design Your Own Ecovillage: Playing the Ecovillage Game to Explore Sustainability

  • State University of New York at Potsdam (NY)

Ecovillages are living laboratories of sustainability and they can be found all over the world. They are intentional or traditional communities 'using local participatory processes to holistically integrate ecological, economic ...

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Award Winner Session: Food Waste Digester Project: An Ongoing Collaborative Project Model for Experiential Student Learning

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (AZ)

This presentation will focus on The CGCC Food Waste Recycling Project, a grant-funded campus-wide ongoing collaborative project that offers deep, cross-disciplinary, experiential student learning via an innovative solution for CGCC ...

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Developing Interdisciplinary Sustainability Programs at Small Liberal Arts Colleges

  • Eureka College (IL)
  • Muhlenberg College (PA)

With undergraduate enrollment ranging from under 450 to 2,500 and total full-time faculty sizes from 40 to 150, small liberal arts colleges experience a number of challenges to implementing ...

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Building Social Cooperation and Mutual Support Competencies in Agroecology Education

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

Farming in a restorative and regenerative economy will require cooperative mutual support networks and skills that have not been the hallmark of commodified agriculture in the 20th and 21st centuries ...

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Narratives of relatedness: Engaging metaphor, story, and contemplative practices for economic change

  • Portland State University (OR)

The current dominant economy is rooted in patterns of extraction, destruction, scarcity, and disconnection with the living earth. These capitalist patterns have shaped our dominant culture, institutions, and our ways ...

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Breaking the Silos: Increasing the awareness and adoption of Green Chemistry across disciplines

  • Beyond Benign (MA)
  • State of Washington (WA)

Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that use and generate less hazardous materials. In practice, green chemistry can result in tremendous benefits such as the reduction ...

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Learning to Change the Game: What Should Management Education for Sustainability Look Like?

  • Bard College (NY)
  • Swarthmore College (PA)

Sustainability requires business to radically reimagine how to keep the lights on, put food on the table, and provide housing, transportation, and education for a population that is headed for ...

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Sustainability Curriculum: Status Quo or Transformation?

  • Ripon College (WI)

In the last several years, we have witnessed a growing number of sustainability undergraduate programs across the United States. Often stemming from the work of existing departments, these programs address ...

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Ripon College Catalyst: Sustainable Futures Through General Curriculum

  • Ripon College (WI)

Higher education will play an important role in equipping students with knowledge and competencies to address environmental and social problems as well as preparing them for civic engagement and the ...

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Preparing Students for Success Through Sustainability Competencies, Community and Hope

  • University of Georgia (GA)

As sustainability educators we need to prepare students to address the challenges of sustainability in every field and for positions that have not even been developed yet. In addition to ...

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Catalyzing Careers in Sustainability: Benefits of Community Engaged Course Design

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

As Nathan Hensley of Bowling Green State University described in the March 24, 2017 issue of The Journal of Sustainability Education, sustainability education should be based on 'transformative, experiential, and ...

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Growing Strong Leaders: A Collaborative Approach

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

Sustainability problems are intersectional and multi-faceted. Solving these problems will require collaboration between stakeholders working in different sectors and communities, and using different strategies. Our approach to training changemakers and ...

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Advancing University Sustainability via a Co-Creative Process of Assessing Barriers & Change Drivers

  • Kennesaw State University (GA)

Higher education institutions increasingly aim to integrate sustainability at all levels including students, faculty, staff, and the larger community. However, universities also face barriers to enacting change towards greater sustainability ...

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Institutionalizing Sustainability Literacy: Leveraging Opportunities for Sustainable Development

  • College of Charleston (SC)

Creating leveraging opportunities for institutionalizing sustainability is a pervasive issue for institutions of higher education. This presentation will discuss various potential barriers encountered at the College of Charleston and how ...

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Learn to Lead the World Climate Simulation, a Mock UN Climate Negotiation

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Learn to lead a World Climate Simulation - a mock United Nations (UN) climate negotiation meeting - on your campus or community. As a facilitator for the World Climate Simulation, you will ...

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Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy Through Climate Adaptation Strategies

  • University of Dayton (OH)

This session will provide the audience applicable lessons and ideas on how to integrate learning opportunities of a sustainable economy into the curriculum. While informing and inspiring attendees on cutting ...

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Design Thinking for Campus Sustainability

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Design Thinking is a problem-solving approach used by many companies, including Apple - to design the mouse, Citi Bike - to develop a bike share, and Coke - to increase the purchasing of ...

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Grading practices of international instructors at research universities

  • University of Missouri (MO)

This project contributes to the literature on diversity management at universities through the examination of differences in grading practices between international and domestic instructors. Like incoming international students, international instructors ...

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Ivy+ Meeting

  • GreenerU (MA)

This session will act as the monthly Full Consortium meeting for the members of the Ivy+ Sustainability Consortium. During this meeting, the group will discuss consortium projects, updates, and governance ...

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Transition Campuses: Can Transition Towns Offer a Replicable Model?

  • College of Charleston (SC)

This presentation provides an overview of the recent Transition Town/Transition Movement (TM), both in the US and globally, and then reflects on the strengths and weaknesses of this model ...

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Sustainability Partnership of the Northern Rockies (SPNR) Networking Meeting

  • Gonzaga University (WA)
  • University of Montana (MT)

The Sustainability Partnership of the Northern Rockies (SPNR) is a regional network that brings together sustainability practitioners from Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, and other smaller schools in and around this ...

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Departmental Sustainability Plan: A Game Plan for Sustainability

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Recently, Texas A&M University's Department of Residence Life launched a departmental Sustainability Plan. After researching, nothing existed focusing on Residence Life & Housing; most just worked from the larger ...

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Climate Leadership Commitments Implementation Liaison Networking Meeting

  • Second Nature (MA)

Implementation Liaisons (ILs) of the Presidents' Climate Leadership Commitments and those interested in learning about the Climate Leadership Network will hear from Second Nature staff about recent accomplishments, progress, and ...

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Strategies for Engaging Students in Meeting Operational Sustainability Goals

  • Dartmouth College (NH)
  • Middlebury College (VT)

Many colleges and universities either have or strive to develop sustainability plans or goals that are implementable, while still allowing them to achieve their educational mission. At Dartmouth College, Middlebury ...

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Easier Said Than Done: Developing a Replicable Framework for Implementing CAP's in Higher Ed

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

When beginning to execute a Climate Action Plan it becomes apparent that there isn't a 'one-size-fits-all' solution or a readily available replicable framework. Having to create your own tools ...

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STARS 101: Completing Your First Report

  • Baldwin Wallace University (OH)
  • University of Montana (MT)
  • University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • AASHE (PA)

In this session, hosted by AASHE staff, first-time STARS participants will share information about how they approached the reporting process. This will be a great opportunity to learn strategies for ...

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STARS Town Hall

  • Elon University (NC)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in a high-level discussion about potential improvements to STARS. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the ...

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How to Measure Success of Sustainability Initiatives Without Traditional Data Sources

  • Barnard College (NY)

Have you ever avoided or been turned away from a project because you cannot quantify the results? Or have you implemented initiatives but have no way of determining if they ...

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Canadian Networking Session

  • University of Calgary (AB)

Meet with other Canadian conference attendees for an informal networking session. Put faces to some familiar names and create new contacts along the way as well. Feel free to bring ...

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Starting from Scratch: Facilitation and Planning Tools for New Sustainability Officers

  • San Mateo County Community College District Office (CA)
  • Contra Costa Community College District (CA)

Sustainability positions are often relatively new additions to higher education institutions, requiring immediate collaboration with internal stakeholders, and community and business partners. Deeply entrenched internal politics, shifting leadership, and changing ...

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STARS Reporting Assurance: Multiple Paths to Quality Data

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Knox College (IL)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)
  • GreenerU (MA)

With the launch of STARS 2.2, the system for ensuring data quality in STARS reporting continues to evolve and mature. This session will consist of a brief traditional panel ...

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Envisioning Higher Education for Sustainability AFTER the Sh*t Hits the Fan

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The purpose of this session is to engage the AASHE audience in a thought experiment aimed at identifying alternative strategic priorities for higher education sustainability programs. The starting point for ...

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Community College Networking Meeting

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

This annual networking session will encourage community college staff/students/faculty to share their accomplishments from the previous year. Further, structured networking around certain topics will encourage practitioners to share ...

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International Networking Meeting 2019

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • 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 ...

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Catalyzing Finance/Business Office to Advocate for Sustainability

  • Millersville University (PA)
  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO) (DC)

The financial/business office can be a strong ally for sustainability - or it can be an albatross. How communications occur, data is collected and displayed, and language can all be ...

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Campus As A Living Lab: Integrating Academics and Facility Operations to Work Toward Common Goals

  • University of Utah (UT)

It is an often understood idea that campuses across the nation allow themselves to become a laboratory for student ideas, especially in the field of applied sustainability. Unfortunately, larger universities ...

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Utilizing Strategic Planning and Stakeholder Engagement Techniques to Maximize Sustainability

  • University of New Haven (CT)

Starting a new job is difficult. As a sustainability professional, how many times have you been asked if you are an engineer? An environmentalist? Or do you just find it ...

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Charting the Course for Sustainability at a New Campus: Utilizing Strategic Planning

  • University of New Haven (CT)

Starting a new job is difficult. As a sustainability professional, how many times have you been asked if you are an engineer? An environmentalist? Or do you just find it ...

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Colorado Sustainability Networking Meeting

  • University of Denver (CO)

Calling all students, staff, and others who work on Sustainability across Colorado Colleges and Universities! Let's get together and talk shop!

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Co-Creating: More Than Just a Plan

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Instead of another long Climate Action Plan that no one typically reads (as we experienced with our 2010 and 2015 Climate Action Plans), when the time came to update our ...

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Sustainability Misconceptions in Higher Education: How AASHE STARS Reporting May Drive Innovation

  • Indiana University Southeast (IN)

Institutions of Higher Education have the capacity and capability to become leaders in sustainability, and potential agents of change. Sustainability conversations have been occurring at colleges and universities over the ...

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Sustainable Campuses: Integrating Sustainability into Your Institution

  • Audubon International (NY)

Colleges and universities can advance sustainability applications and student learning opportunities by taking an active role in sustainability initiatives that can provide on-campus benefits for improved curriculum and recruiting. This ...

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How to Develop a Comprehensive Communication Plan for Sustainability Offices in Higher Education

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Your sustainability office might be doing exceptional work, but how do you manage your promotional efforts throughout campus and the community to tell your story? We will provide a guide ...

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Connecting our Community with a Plan for our Environment

  • University of Kansas Medical Center (KS)

This poster discusses the unique challenges the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) faced when incorporating sustainability on campus and the innovative solutions that have led to success. Medical centers ...

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Shaping The Future Environmentally Sustainable Campus: What's Planning Got To Do With It?

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)

As universities embark on large-scale planning efforts to consider new and renovated sites, buildings, and landscape; upgrade large infrastructure systems and utilities; design with new partnerships and ways to finance ...

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Passions to Projects: Utilizing Campus Resources and Creating Sustainable Relationships

  • Northern Michigan University (MI)

Our presentation, Passions to Projects: Utilizing Campus Resources and Creating Sustainable Relationships is aimed at providing students with the tools and tips necessary to turn their passions into projects and ...

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Rad Recruitment and Retention of Peer to Peer Educators

  • Northern Michigan University (MI)

The primary focus of this presentation is to share the successful strategies for a peer to peer sustainability educator program through the two key components of recruitment and retention, with ...

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Developing Effective Collaboration Among Students, Staff and Faculty to Advance Sustainability

  • Connecticut College (CT)

For sustainability efforts to truly make lasting change on our campuses, we need support from students, faculty and staff. Each of these groups holds different power and influence on the ...

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Advancing Campus Sustainability Through Strong Partnerships

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

CSU Northridge has achieved remarkable success in advancing sustainability through strong partnerships across campus. Some projects that seem challenging to implement may simply require asking questions and framing ideas in ...

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Sustainability "Offices of One"

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • University of Louisville (KY)

We all know that Sustainability Coordinators are amazingly talented and highly motivated. We can do anything, right? Well, the truth is that we cannot do EVERYTHING; and yet so many ...

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