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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Principles and Practices for Effective Leadership & Engagement

  • Auburn University (AL)

Sustainable communities evolve as people align together around shared commitments and shared values about the way we want to live and the future we hope to create. Creating sustainable communities ...

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Reporting or Auditing: The Challenge of Implementing STARS

  • Ball State University (IN)

During the pilot development phase of STARS, much of the threaded e-mail exchange focused on the difficulty of the post-facto gathering of information needed to report and audit institutional achievements ...

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Building a New Sustainability Minor: Discovering Walls and Building Alliances

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

Growing consensus about the importance of college graduates understanding the principles of sustainability is driving the creation of various academic programs and approaches. Although the President's Climate Commitment and ...

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Green Tailgating: Generating Sustainable Team Spirit!

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

The "greening" of university football game "tailgating" events and athletic competitions, which are known to generate literally tons of bottles and cans as well as waste, continues to spread, resulting ...

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The Green Spring Break: Lessons in Sustainable Service

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

The presence of "alternative" spring breaks based in service across the U.S. seems firmly entrenched in higher education, and their popularity is increasing as students become more service-oriented. Newer ...

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The Student Green Fee: Lessons Learned from the First Year

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

The number of universities with some form of "Student Green Fee" are increasing each year. Bowling Green State University joined the ranks of these institutions and just completed its first ...

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Best practice in UK HE sustainability implementation

  • Bradford University (West Yorkshire)

To present leading work from UK HEis on the implementation of sustainability focussing on large scale curriculum, student engagement, outdoor classroom and cultural change. Specific feature on host institutional programme- ...

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Nature as Guide for Vibrant Learning: Multi-Dimensional Sustainability Pedagogy

  • California Institute of Integral Studies (CA)

In this workshop, participants will explore how to design academic learning experiences (courses, workshops, conferences) inspired by nature. Principles of living systems and metapatterns of nature will be introduced as ...

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How Universities use the LEED Green Building Rating System

  • College of William & Mary (VA)

Universities face mounting pressure to uphold public trust, account for outcomes, and cut costs. Adopting environmentally sustainable practices is one way to achieve such goals. Today, universities across the US ...

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An Integral Approach to Institutionalizing Sustainability: A Case Study of Colorado College

  • Colorado College (CO)

Recently, institutions of higher education (IHE) have moved toward greening their campuses and incorporating sustainability principles into strategic planning, operations, education, research, and public engagement. While many IHE have some ...

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Training the next generation of environmental problem solvers

  • Colorado State University (CO)

a) Background

The most critical issues facing the world stem from complex interactions between humans and the environment. The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) at CSU established 2008 is ...

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Teaching Sustainability 101: Learning and the Models of Teaching

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Just what is our responsibility to our students, the larger society, and the health of the planet? As faculty, we are hired to be experts. As teachers, we are presenters ...

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Approaching Light Speed - From Zero to 5.5 MW

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The time has finally come where a combination of new legislation and public interest has put renewable energy on the forefront of environmental solutions that ensure a more secure future ...

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Getting started with effective interdisciplinary instruction

  • Creative Change Educational Solutions (MI)

College courses often reflect the disciplinary expertise of the professor, leaving little room for interdisciplinary connections even when the desire is there. So how can professors "stretch" sustainability instruction to ...

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Beyond GHG Reduction. Climate Change adaptation for Dalhousie University.

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Global and local environmental and sustainability challenges such as energy security, efficiency, and climate change are compounding. Universities across the world have responded by signing commitment statements, conducting GHG inventories ...

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Education for Health & Sustainability

  • Deakin University

In 2008 in response to growing concerns about global environment degradation a team from the School of Health & Social Development at Deakin University undertook a scoping study with the ...

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Integrating sustainability into the curriculum: A report on ongoing initiatives

  • Delta College (MI)

To address growing national concerns about sustainability, many institutions of higher education are establishing programs which focus on sustainability and related issues. At Delta College, we have undertaken an integrated ...

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A Survey of Water Management at University and College Campuses

  • Duke University (NC)

The effective management of water is necessary as water resources become increasingly scarce and variable through inefficient consumption, pollution, and climate change. Integrated water resource management is recommended to sustainably ...

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Excellence in Education - the Duke Smart Home Program

  • Duke University (NC)

The Duke Smart Home Program began in 2003 when a student had an idea to design a place where students could live and work together on projects of sustainability and ...

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A Pedagogy of Place: Sustainability and Sense of Place in Higher Education

  • Earlham College (IN)

This paper reports on the findings of a grant project funded by the Great Lakes College Association that employed experiential learning methodology in an environmental philosophy class entitled "Pedagogies of ...

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Making the Geoscience Curriculum More Sustainable

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Sustainability is an increasingly important theme in geoscience education and our department is helping to modify the traditional geoscience curriculum so that it more fully addresses sustainability issues. At Eastern ...

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Teaching and Learning about Sustainability in Jamaica

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Eastern Connecticut State University has been offering a degree-completion program for Jamaican teachers for several years. Recently, we have begun to explore using our connections with these Jamaican teachers to ...

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Moving to Single Stream Recycling

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Moving to Single Stream Recycling

Eastern Connecticut State University was an early signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, (ACUPCC). In accordance with the President's Climate ...

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Go Green: Institutionalizing Sustainability at Eastern Michigan University

  • Eastern Michigan University (MI)

The purpose of this presentation is to examine efforts to start a campus sustainability drive at a mid-sized university. This talk will present the ongoing efforts to institutionalize sustainability at ...

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Innovative Campus Sustainability Initiatives at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Eckerd College (FL)

Eckerd College signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2007. The College has data on campuswide greenhouse gas emissions since 2002. We will present this data ...

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Ecotech Institute: Training Tomorrow's Green Collar Workers Today

  • Education Corporation of America (AL)

Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing students for careers in renewable energy and sustainable design—solar power, wind turbine technology, sustainable interior design, environmental ...

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Is this Interdisciplinary Education?

  • Emily Carr University of Art & Design (BC)

Following the 2009 essay that Janet Moore and I wrote for the Vancouver Sun, this paper proposes a teaching/learning model and rationale for universities to address their role in ...

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Create a Diversion

  • Emory University (GA)

Eliminating landfill addiction at a University takes more than wishful thinking. At the University, it took the vision of the Boards of Trustees, the focus of the Office of Sustainability ...

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International Collaborative Approaches to Tackling Climate Change Through Higher Eduction

  • Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (Gloucestershire)

Following the success of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), Scotland's universities and colleges have publicly declared their intention to address the challenges of climate change ...

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Green Careers Seminar

  • Environmental Career Center (VA)

During these times of increasing awareness of global environmental sustainability issues, we need talented Environmental Professionals to enlighten policy makers, embolden advocates, and change behavior. While this is not a ...

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Garnet & Gold Goes Green: Expanding on FSU's gameday recycling program

  • Florida State University (FL)

Garnet & Gold Goes Green (G4) provides Florida State University fans the opportunity to recycle their beverage containers with the intention of decreasing the large amounts of waste and litter ...

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Got stuff? Chuck it for Charity: A student move out collection initiative

  • Florida State University (FL)

Each spring over 6,000 Florida State University on-campus residents move out of the residence halls, leaving behind tons of unwanted "stuff" that is usually sent directly to the landfill ...

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Sustainable Collaborations: A Model for Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching of Sustainability Curriculum

  • Florida State University (FL)

This qualitative study examines the experiences of higher education faculty participating in an interdisciplinary team-taught sustainability curriculum program. Warren Wilson College, a small, private, liberal arts college was awarded a ...

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E=(LG)2 : Writing Sustainability

  • Frostburg State University (MD)

E=(LG)2 is the only student-written and student-edited magazine in the country on sustainability. The magazine is based at Frostburg State University in western Maryland. According to the magazine ...

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Putting it all together: The Push for Renewable Energy inside & outside the classroom

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

In this session, the importance of collaborative campus sustainability efforts will be highlighted. On Earth Day, 2010, Green Mountain College opened its new Combined Heat and Power Biomass Plant. This ...

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Solar High Tunnels: Food Production and Renewable Energy

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Over the last decade, growers in the Northeast have been utilizing high tunnel structures, or field greenhouses, in their food production systems. These structures allow growers to extend the fall ...

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The Role of Organizational Structure in Sustainable Student Collaborations

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Student organizations from across Indiana University's Bloomington campus have banded together as the Student Sustainability Council to jointly represent IUB students on sustainability-related matters. Council member organizations vary widely ...

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How to Involve 14,000 People in Campus Energy Conservation

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

The third annual Indiana University Energy Challenge took place March 25 - April 22, 2010. This month-long competition to conserve energy and water has grown considerably since its inception in 2008 ...

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Planning sustainable campus urban forests: Indiana University-Bloomington and Tree Campus USA.

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Many universities are creating or updating their campus master plans with an eye toward sustainability, going beyond traditional development-based plans centered on new building construction and instead focusing on protecting ...

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How to Launch an Office of Sustainability at Warp Speed

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

How does one start an office of sustainability at a Big Ten university campus with 40,000 students? This paper will describe how one director of sustainability catalyzed change through ...

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Experiential Learning and Sustainability Education: Lessons Learned

  • International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (Chiang Mai)

Universities and colleges have the potential to address sustainability and social justice in unique and powerful ways. However, effective teaching about sustainability and the links between culture (how we live ...

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Food Composting on Campus: Opportunities for Leadership for Sustainability

  • Kean University (NJ)

According to a feature story in The Chronicle of Higher Education, "with great fanfare, universities are trumpeting their efforts to make society more equitable and environmentally healthy." An important question ...

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USEPA MOU Program with Colleges and Universities

  • Kean University (NJ)

The presentation will review a unique program of Region 2 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The partnership program is designed to create initiatives to catalyze a just ...

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Sustainability in the Core Curriculum

  • Kent State University (OH)

Architecture education today is driven by sustainable methods and ideology. And yet, there is a disconnection between sustainable theory and real-life practice for most architecture students. In design projects, sustainable ...

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Ecovillages as Campuses for Sustainability Education

  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)

Ecovillages are communities striving to create cooperative lifestyles in harmony with their local environments. From appropriate technologies to holistic health; from sustainable agriculture to group facilitation, ecovillages are integrating solutions ...

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Sustainability Standards for International Education

  • Living Routes, Inc. (MA)

International Education exposes students to the world. It also exposes the world to the environmental, economic, and social impacts of travel and program activities. With over a quarter-million U.S ...

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Biomass Utilization in Southside Virginia

  • Longwood University (VA)

Longwood University is a four-year, state-assisted, co-educational university encompassing 60 acres centrally located in Farmville, Virginia. The institution has a total of 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students and approximately ...

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Curriculum in Action: Integrating Sustainability throughout the College Experience

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Colleges and universities across the country wrestle with the issues of "Greening" their campuses, making social statements about sustainability, and informing their students about the fundamental scientific, social and economic ...

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The Sustainable Living Center at Maharishi University of Management

  • Maharishi University of Management (IA)

The Sustainable Living Center is unique in combining certification standards for LEED Platinum, the Living Building Challenge, Building Biology, and Maharishi Vedic Architecture. This 7,000 sq.ft., one story ...

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Engaging in reuse: Design & implementation of a student swap shop

  • Meredith College (NC)

Meredith College, a small women's institution in Raleigh, North Carolina called for a campus swap shop as one of its long-term waste reduction strategies. This presentation details the planning ...

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