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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Linking Geology and Sustainability in Iceland

  • Furman University (SC)

Iceland provides an interesting case for the benefits of study abroad despite the carbon costs. First, geologically, Iceland is uniquely located on the mid-Atlantic ridge plate boundary, is geologically diverse ...

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Research and Teaching Opportunities With an On-Campus Ecological Wastewater Treatment System

  • Furman University (SC)

Advanced wetland treatment systems combine the energy efficiency of natural ecological processes with the small footprint and stringent effluent standards of conventional wastewater treatment systems and provide multiple teaching and ...

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The GREEN Room at Furman University

  • Furman University (SC)

The Green Room Energy and Environmental Initiative (GREEN) Showcase room is a green model residence hall room at Furman University intended to foster and promote eco-friendly lifestyle choices and product ...

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Service-Learning and Sustainability: Engaging Students in Sustainability Action

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

Service-learning engages students in service in order to improve understanding of course concepts with hands-on learning. Campus sustainability programs often seek to engage students in sustainability action projects in order ...

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How much have students learned?: Outcomes Assessments for Sustainability Education

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

With the increasing attention on sustainability curricula, more emphasis should be placed on the assessment of what students actually learn from such curricula. AASHE's STARS has helped to focus ...

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Idea and Practice of Sustainability: A First-Year Student Experience

  • Hartwick College (NY)

Sustainability provides an interdisciplinary framework for studying the most compelling struggles of our time. In academia, sustainability offers structured and spontaneous opportunities for the curriculum to infiltrate campus operations and ...

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Sand, Clay, and Straw: Green Housing by Students for Students

  • Hartwick College (NY)

Hartwick College, a small liberal arts institution, has shown leadership in engaging students in the design and construction of natural buildings for student residences. Ten years ago, students in a ...

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We're on board with ACUPCC: Now what?

  • Hillsborough Community College (FL)

Almost 700 institutions of higher education are signatories to the ACUPCC and it is encouraging to note that this momentum appears to be building. Community or 4-year colleges, that have ...

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Alternative University Appraisal Project - ESD and HEI'S in Asia Pacific

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

The growth in the number of HEIs coupled with fast growing competition between them has contributed to the boom and popularity of comparisons, rankings and classifications of HEIs.

Higher education ...

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Circles of Exchange: Growing New Connections

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

Nature is constantly "innovating" by creating new connections, sharing information (nutrients) and adjusting system conditions in an ongoing search for stability. Similarly, human communities can employ networks to make new ...

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Student Internships as the Driver for Campus Sustainability

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

In its first six months of existence, the Indiana University Task Force on Sustainability established the Internship Program in Sustainability. Utilizing campus as a living laboratory, the program enlists undergraduate ...

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Building a solar house for interdisciplinary learning of sustainability

  • Iowa State University (IA)

In 2009 this Midwestern University participated for the first time in the Solar Decathlon. The resulting 800sft solar powered home was the product of a multiyear effort, which demonstrates the ...

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Synergy between students, academia and industry: Prospects for curriculum enhancement

  • Iowa State University (IA)

In the 2010 Worldwatch Institute Report, David Orr asks the question, ―What kind of education will enable the rising generation to deal with increasingly complex and portentous global issues?(p ...

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Sustainability Outreach to Community Non-profits: The Johns Hopkins University-Baltimore City Climate Showcase Partnership

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

Outreach to non-profit organizations in neighboring college and university towns and cities is a critical tool for cultivating a diverse, inclusive, and ultimately successful movement toward sustainability. An outreach initiative ...

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Migrating Paper Processes into SharePoint

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

Our college uses SharePoint as a web platform for migrating manual paper-heavy planning processes online. Two primary examples of processes we have moved online in this way are Grant Applications ...

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Encouraging Sustainable Apparel Consumption among Undergraduate Students

  • Kansas State University (KS)

The purpose of this two-part study is to examine relationships between knowledge of and attitudes towards sustainability in the apparel and textile (AT) industry and students' apparel purchasing behaviors.

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Teaching Skills for Sustainable Development, Countering Assumptions

  • Kansas State University (KS)

An eight-week pilot was conducted in an apparel and textiles (AT) course in which three skills considered paramount to education for sustainable development (ESD) (collaboration/cooperation, communication, and conflict resolution ...

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Case Study Approach to Developing Sustainability Curriculum

  • Keene State College (NH)

Case Study Approach to Developing Sustainability Curriculum

We have made a commitment to incorporating sustainability throughout our curriculum, providing students with opportunities to engage with sustainability initiatives on campus and ...

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Sustainability Across the Curriculum Project at Lane Community College

  • Lane Community College (OR)

The goal of Sustainability Infusion Project at Lane Community College was to infuse sustainability concepts through all instructional disciplines. 105 instructors participated from more than 15 different disciplines including Adult ...

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Effects of submetering on individual behavior at Lynchburg College

  • Lynchburg College (VA)

Attendees will achieve the following: 1) Understand the research-supported elements that should be incorporated into pledge programs to increase participation and sustain behavior change; 2) Be familiar with challenges and ...

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Interweaving Academic Reading Skill Development with Global Warming and Sustainability Education

  • Montgomery College (MD)

There are still people who do not know much about, or even deny the existence of, global warming. Education may, therefore, play a role in our efforts to reduce the ...

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Organic Recycling - It's Here!

  • Nature Works (GA)

Noting the growing success of food waste diversion and composting, NatureWorks LLC(www.natureworksllc.com) and one of its key partners (R3/Bunzl Distribution) will showcase commercial success of organic ...

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Why Sustainability Needs Aesthetics

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Sustainability is not value-neutral. It requires a recalibration of values in order to be able to correct our current unsustainable practices. The deposing of aesthetics--and in particular, of beauty--is part ...

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Predictive Modeling of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Oregon Institute of Technology (OR)

Climate action plans currently developed by institutions of higher education across the country need to provide various mitigations strategies to achieve carbon neutrality in the "near future". These strategies are ...

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Student Sustainability Internship Program: Creatively Involving Students in Sustainability Efforts

  • Oregon Institute of Technology (OR)

Sustainability initiatives on college campuses, whether education campaigns or tracking and reporting for STARS, require significant time commitments that often cannot be met by sustainability personnel. Simultaneously, students are seeking ...

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unPLUg: How an Energy Competition Can Permanently Change Behavior

  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)

Many colleges have implemented residential hall competitions to reduce energy; however do these competitions create long-term change in behavior? Too often after the tally is counted many will return to ...

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Design as a major that integrates art, science & sustainability

  • Pacific University (OR)

The development of sustainability as an academic discipline will require the creation of non-traditional majors that integrate knowledge fundamental to this endeavor. We describe collaboration at Pacific University between the ...

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Drink Local, Drink Tap: Turning On a New Campus Water Culture

  • Pacific University (OR)

The privatized water industry has subtly grown during the past few decades, establishing itself in American culture as the sole source for clean drinking water. Most consumers are unaware that ...

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Food Rescue

  • Pacific University (OR)

Food Rescue is a student-initiated food donation program that works to diminish food waste and redistribute leftovers from Pacific University campus events and dining hall meals to local community shelters ...

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A business case for developing transformative sustainable education

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Colleges and Universities have obvious financial incentives to invest in sustainability objectives that reduce the costs of campus operation. Similarly, investments in research infrastructure in topics of energy and sustainability ...

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Changing Hearts: Sustainability in the Long Term

  • Pepperdine University (CA)

For many, the environmental movement is a consumer fad with very little intellectual or emotional investment. Generally, sustainability is deemed a "good thing" but given low priority at both the ...

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Hydration Stations: How perception influences Portland State University's water sustainability

  • Portland State University (OR)

While universities often talk about sustainability, how do we actually measure the impact of our actions? How are the outcomes of campus initiatives influenced by students' perspectives? The social and ...

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Portland State University's Sustainability Journey: War Stories and Lessons Learned

  • Portland State University (OR)

This paper tells the story of building academic sustainability programs at Portland State University over the last decade, distilling key scientific and organizational principles that have underpinned program development. With ...

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Towards Place-based Engagement in the University District of Portland

  • Portland State University (OR)

The City of Portland's EcoDistrict Initiative is an emerging concept for modeling sustainable development within the Portland Metro region. The EcoDistricts Initiative is a multi-sectoral collaboration which seeks to ...

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The Green Auto Show

  • Presbyterian College (SC)

Recognizing that vehicle choice by young buyers has a profound and lasting effect on consumption of fossils fuels, pollution, and our nation's national security, Presbyterian College sponsored a Green ...

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Gaian Methodologies - An Emergent Confluence of Sustainability Research Innovation

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Gaian Methodologies flourish as a green and growing global research convergence. Sustainability extends beyond campus infrastructure; nature's design and organizing insights and patterns can inform research methods and guide ...

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The Journal of Sustainability Education

  • Prescott College (AZ)

The Journal of Sustainability Education (JSE) serves as a forum for academics and practitioners to share, critique, and promote research, practices, and initiatives that foster the integration of economic, ecological ...

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Partnering with Local Government to Promote Sustainable Development

  • Randolph College (VA)

Research partnerships between colleges and local government can be an effective way to promote sustainability at the community level. This project applied principles of conservation development to the analysis of ...

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Promoting Sustainable Communities: The Randolph College Permaculture Program

  • Randolph College (VA)

Randolph College has a thriving permaculture and organic garden program, well-integrated into the college curriculum and offering semester and summer internships. The garden includes an orchard of heirloom fruit and ...

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Sustainability in the Curriculum

  • Red Rocks Community College (CO)

Red Rocks Community College has made a commitment to the national challenge of creating and sustaining a green workforce. In conjunction with our partners, the National Science Foundation, Colorado School ...

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Social Sustainability in Practice: Pay 30 Forward at Rio Salado

  • Rio Salado College (AZ)

Rio Salado College believes that investing in volunteerism is good business. In July 2009, Rio launched Pay 30 Forward to promote social sustainability at Rio Salado. The program honors Rio ...

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A Home for Sustainable Engineering: A Living-Learning Cohort

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)

If promoting sustainability across the curriculum presents one set of logistical and conceptual challenges, and reducing a campus's environmental footprint presents another, surely integrating the two constitutes its own ...

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Grí¼nen der Universití¤t: Sustainability Perceptions and Practice at a German University

  • Royal Roads University (BC)

North Americans often perceive that governments, institutions and individuals in Europe have a very high degree of consciousness and action with regard to environmental protection and sustainability. This paper explores ...

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Fostering Sustainability, Community and Service from Middle-School through Higher Education

  • Saint John's University (MN)

In a collaboration between the St. John's University School of Education, the Office of Sustainability, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Grow NYC, Queens Botanic Gardens and the ...

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Building Community Through Collaborative Education: Partnerships for Sustainable Design

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

As educators it is critical that we recognize our obligation to take an active role in developing curriculum that engages students in understanding the issues of environmental and social sustainability ...

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We to Me: Identifying the Ecological Self in Post-secondary Sustainability Curriculum

  • Seneca College (ON)

Post-secondary students have become skilled purveyors of the fundamentals of good sustainability. Beginning with their early years in pre-school, they are trained to memorize and recite key concepts of the ...

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To Tear Down or Retrofit - Reducing Building Energy Footprint

  • Smith College (MA)

Given data on building energy consumption, institutions can leverage available standard tools to estimate their energy reduction potential. However, many campuses, especially those with a central power plant, are not ...

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Developing a Local Food System at Southern Illinois University

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)

If universities are to seriously seek strong overall campus sustainability, the efficiency and environmental impacts of individual campus sectors, such as resident dining, must be analyzed. At Southern Illinois University ...

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Institutionalizing sustainability in community colleges: role of the college president

  • Spokane Community College (WA)

The purpose of this completed doctoral research study was to describe and improve understanding of the meaning of institutionalized sustainability and the role that a college president plays in institutionalizing ...

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Net Zero and Water Regenerative Campus

  • Stanford University (CA)

Net Zero and Water Regenerative Campus

A recent report stated that Stanford University uses 2.7 million gallons of water per day. University medical centers can use over 600 gallons ...

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