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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Countries
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U.S. States & Territories
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Canadian Provinces

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Campus Farmers and Growers Networking Meeting

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • University of Utah (UT)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Join other campus farmers and food system advocates in creating a robust, interdisciplinary network of campus-based growers and partners at our second annual networking meeting. Find someone in your region ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Sustainability in Universities: way to STARS

  • Universidad EAN

Several universities that have been implementing sustainability on their campuses are not yet part of the STARS system, but they can follow other indicators and sustainability management systems. The idea ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Come Help Shape the Sustainability Strategy of the Largest Higher Ed System in the Nation

  • San Mateo County Community College District Office (CA)

In May of 2019 the largest post secondary system in the nation unveiled a new Climate Action and Sustainability Policy. Some might consider this policy to be advanced, others may ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Envisioning the Role of Higher Education in the Climate Crisis

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This networking session will focus on building connections between practitioners at various institutions working towards cultural transformation and paradigm shifts in response to the climate crisis. We are interested in ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Leaders of Color: Navigating Environmentalism and Sustainability

  • University of Northern Colorado (CO)

This networking event is for, but not exclusive to, environmental leaders of color. It will start with a concise presentation on ecological leaders of color who have paved the way ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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The Staff Engagement Escalator: A Facilitated Discussion on Developing Human Potential

  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • McGill University (QC)

What are the clever ways we meet new staff members and pull them into the fold? --- Why do some staff members attend events but not engage beyond that? --- How do ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Let's Be Real: An Honest Conversation on Student Engagement Programs

  • Fort Lewis College (CO)
  • University of Denver (CO)

Co-curricular and extra-curricular student engagement stands as a primary focus of sustainability work in higher education. Furthermore, institutions are continuing to grow and explore various delivery models for applied learning ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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International Living Future Institute - Higher Education Cohort

  • International Living Future Institute (WA)

Higher education institutions around the country are pursuing the Living Building Challenge and Living Community Challenge - using the frameworks from ILFI to guide their sustainability efforts to go beyond doing ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Big Schools, Big Headaches: Completing STARS and Catalyzing Change at Large Universities

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • AASHE (PA)

Large universities can pose large and unique challenges to completing a STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System) report and using the results to drive change. From siloed departments to ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Inspiring Leaders for Sustainability On Campus & Beyond: Networking Meeting

  • Elected Officials to Protect America (SC)

How do we develop leaders to bridge sustainability, community engagement, and civic leadership? Our greatest legacy as campus sustainability leaders may be the leaders we develop. The national news can ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN USA) Networking Session

  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (NY)

This networking meeting will be an opportunity for attendees interested in, researching, and/or implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a set of 17 goals to be ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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STARS Town Hall

  • Elon University (NC)
  • University of Calgary (AB)
  • 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 ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Student Affairs/Engagement Meet-Up

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Come join staff, students, and faculty from across the country that work in, with, or led by students to gather in solidarity, discuss best practices, explore opportunities to expand engagement ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Arizona Meet-Up

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Come join staff, students, and faculty from Arizona educational institutions (community colleges, high schools, and universities) to gather and explore opportunities to collaborate, including discussing a 2021 AZ Student Sustainability ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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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 ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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We're Here and Queer! Queers in Sustainability Meetup

  • University of Montana (MT)

In the fight against climate change, those with marginalized identities will be most directly impacted and affected by injustices that follow. In pursuit of sustainability practices, it is imperative to ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Canadian Networking Session & Exploring Sustainability Charters

  • University of Calgary (AB)
  • Fleming College (ON)
  • Bow Valley College (AB)

Meet with other Canadian conference attendees and discuss the effectiveness of sustainability charters with a focus on the SDG Accord through breakout groups. Put faces to some familiar names and ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) Networking Session

  • Rice University (TX)
  • Texas A&M University (TX)

This is a networking meeting for Texans and other parties interested in the Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) to connect and discuss campus sustainability topics unique to the ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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CO_CUS Colorado College & University Sustainability Group

  • Colorado State University (CO)

A networking opportunity for Colorado College & University staff attending AASHE

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Bringing the Circular Economy to Research

  • Rheaply, Inc (IL)

It is estimated that 2% of the world's global plastic waste is linked to laboratory waste- some 6 million tons of waste annually. Given the the existing tools available ...

  • Posted Dec. 6, 2019
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Designing for Change in Higher Education

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The campus sustainability movement and divest-invest campaigns occurring on campuses across the nation have done excellent work articulating what higher education should move away from. But what should colleges and ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Using Endowment Investing to Help Create a Sustainable Economy

  • Lewis & Clark College (OR)
  • Intentional Endowments Network (MA)
  • Cambridge Associates (VA)

The half trillion dollars in endowment funds invested by higher education institutions in the United States represent a relatively untapped resource with immense economic and social power. The past few ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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7th Workshop on Research for Sustainability: Investigating Mass Timber as Green Alternative

  • University of Arkansas (AR)

Wood is an age-old construction material, first used around ten centuries ago in the building of Neolithic long houses with crude joints that barely held up a roof. Today wood ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Whole-Campus Behaviour Change: Lessons from a Decade of Green Impact

  • National Union of Students

Sustainability professionals know they need to engage their campus communities in sustainability but behavior change continues to be a challenge. Green Impact is a staff engagement and student development program ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Lots of Watts: Building an Energy Cohort to Buy Big Renewables

  • Lafayette College (PA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • CustomerFirst Renewables (MD)

Cohorts of colleges and universities are aggregating energy loads to achieve economies of scale when sourcing renewable energy. This workshop helps campuses achieve dramatic reductions in greenhouse gases by sourcing ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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The World Climate Simulation: A Tool to Motivate Science-Informed Climate Action on Your Campus

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

Are you looking for a tool to get students engaged, excited, and motivated to take science-informed action on your campus? This workshop will give you hands-on experience with the World ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Sustainable Procurement: Considerations and Best Practices

  • Global Electronics Council (OR)

Strategic sustainable purchasing programs allow institutional purchasers, and colleges and universities in particular to advance the sustainable design of products and services they purchase while realizing environmental savings for their ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Crafting Communications Campaigns with Impact

  • Colgate University (NY)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Communications are crucial for engaging campus communities around sustainability and for encouraging transformative action. Indeed, without compelling communication, it would not be possible to tell the story of higher education ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Sulitest: Co-creating the Next Set of Questions for US

  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

Sulitest is a movement whose mission is to support expanded sustainability knowledge, skills and mindset that motivates individuals to become deeply committed to building a sustainable future and to make ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Facilitation for Organizational Change

  • GreenerU (MA)

One of the most important, yet often underappreciated, skills in any profession is the ability to be a strong group meeting facilitator. Whether it is a small staff meeting or ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Facilitation for Organizational Change: Part II

  • GreenerU (MA)

Developed in response to feedback from previous facilitation workshops at AASHE, this hands-on, practice-based workshop will delve deeply into specific facilitation skills needed for challenging in-person decision making meetings. It ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Leading with Circular Economy Concepts, Business Cases and Tools

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Cascadia Consulting Group, Inc. (WA)
  • Interface, Inc (GA)

A circular economy is an economic system aimed at minimizing waste and making the most of resources. This regenerative approach (in contrast to the traditional linear economy, which has a ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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A Key to Co-Creation: The Development and Utilization of a Social Justice Lens

  • Hackman Consulting Group

As evidenced by this national moment, a lack of critical understanding of social justice issues makes co-creating real sustainability goals near impossible. Conversely, thoughtful attention to social justice issues affords ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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The Design Thinking Process: User-Centered Solutions to Complex and Confounding Problems

  • University of Denver (CO)

After a great first year presenting this material at AASHE 2018, we found that a half-day just isn't long enough to give this topic justice! So we're back ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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How Higher Education and Worker Cooperatives Can Partner to Build a Sustainable Economy

  • Democracy at Work Institute (CA)

Worker-owned cooperative businesses are leading the movement for a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Cities are starting to support business transitions to employee ownership (also called 'conversions') as a strategy ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Student Summit Opening Keynote with Varshini Prakash

  • Sunrise Movement (DC)

Varshini Prakash is the executive director and co-founder of Sunrise Movement, a movement of young people working to stop climate change, take back our democracy from Big Oil, and elect ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Closing Keynote with Bill McKibben - Author, Environmentalist, Activist

  • 350.org (NY)

In his heartfelt, hopeful talks, McKibben offers realistic approaches to saving our planet, as individuals, certainly, but also as thoughtful members of a mobilized group. When it comes to building ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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State of the Association Address: AASHE Member Meeting

  • AASHE (PA)

Come join the AASHE Board and Staff while we present the AASHE 'state of the organization' address. You'll hear highlights from the member survey, programmatic priorities, and AASHE's ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Opening Keynote: Shevanthi Daniel-Rabkin, Aaron Tanaka and Marcus Renner

  • New Consensus (DC)
  • Center for Economic Democracy (MA)
  • Democracy at Work Institute (CA)

To provide a broader view of the emergent movement to create a sustainable economy, 3 leaders will each share a concise, high-impact story of their work and how higher education ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Finding a Career that Aligns with Your Values

  • BuildingOS (CA)

One of the most challenging things after college is not just finding a career, but finding a career that aligns with what you believe in, one that helps you grow ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Talent Talks: Bringing Your Environmental Values to Work

  • Environmental Defense Fund (DC)

With corporate recruiting season just around the corner, you might be spending time thinking about what might make you stand out in a crowded marketplace. What you may not know ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Strengths and Improvables: How to Create and Benefit From a Culture of Feedback

  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • GreenerU (MA)

As sustainability professionals, we often find ourselves doing our best to keep many plates spinning. From events to programs to guest lecturing to sustainability strategic plans and joining meetings all ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Stay Rad Post Grad!

  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

Are you graduating? Are you panicking? Or maybe you know exactly what you want to do, but it's just a matter of making it happen. Join the PLAN staff ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Psychedelics and Sustainability - Tools for Worldview Remediation

  • Naropa University (CO)

This presentation will broach the subject of psychedelics as tools to assist in accomplishing the aims of sustainability. At the same time that worldviews are calcifying on both sides of ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Workshop

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Are you ever the only womxn in a room of men? Have you ever had a male colleague take credit for your work? Have you ever been spoken over by ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Can a Campus Become a Cornucopia?

  • College of Charleston (SC)

As an urban campus in a food desert, the College of Charleston (CofC), lacks accessible produce. The only grocery store within a mile of campus caters to a high-income area ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Climate Anxiety, Environmental Grief, and Pretraumatic Stress on Campus and in the College Classroom

  • University of Hawaii System Office (HI)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Emerging research in higher education shows that students carry an emotional response of fear, anger, frustration, and sadness. Campus environments and college personnel, including faculty, can learn strategies to acknowledge ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Navigating Employee Turnover: A Conversation with a Human Resources Director

  • Davidson College (NC)

Workforce trends such as low unemployment, high rates of staff turnover, and multiple generations in the workplace have significant implications for sustainability programs. The increased mobility of senior leadership, staff ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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What Links Climate Change, Biodiversity, Water, and Food Systems? Population

  • Bellevue College (WA)
  • Center for Biological Diversity (AZ)

Human population growth is a main driver of environmental degradation. According to Dr. Wynes (2017) in 'The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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What is Old is New Again: Establishing a Free Store in an Urban Environment

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

During the 2018-2019 academic year, VCU increased tuition by 6.4%. This increase in tuition was unavoidable and was the highest within the state of Virginia. Concurrent with this, VCU ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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