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Achieving Carbon Neutrality at UCSB by 2025: A Critical Analysis of Technological and Financial Strategies Membership Required

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
In 2013, University of California (UC) President Janet Napolitano established the Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI), a commitment to eliminate all Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025. As one ...
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Communicating Sustainability Online: An Examination of Corporate, Nonprofit, and University Websites Membership Required

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
Sustainability, here defined as environmental quality and well-being, has emerged as a core business strategy and a focal area of investigation among communication scholars. This study analyzed sustainability landing pages ...
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Educating for Sustainable Fashion: Using Clothing Acquisition Abstinence to Explore Sustainable Consumption and Life Beyond Growth Membership Required

  • Kansas State University (KS)
  • Louisiana State University (LA)
  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
This paper reports outcomes from a research study whereby fashion-oriented students experienced life where the ability to acquire new clothing was removed. Students volunteered to participate in this experiential learning ...
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Incorporating Prerecorded Environmental Lifecycle Assessment Modules in a Classroom Setting Membership Required

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)
Addition of sustainability-related material is becoming a point of emphasis in engineering education. Freely available modular lessons are one way to quickly effect this incorporation. This research examines the effectiveness ...
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Using Concept Maps to Explore the Impacts of a Learning-Cycle-Based Sustainability Module Implemented in Two Institutional Contexts Membership Required

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • James Madison University (VA)
  • The Citadel (SC)
Because engineers are responsible for the design phase of projects where decisions impacting sustainability are most effectively made, it is important to ensure that students are equipped with the necessary ...
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Message in a bottle: what shapes university students’ understanding of sustainability? Membership Required

Our research question concerned how life stories shape university students’ understanding of the sustainable use of natural resources. We searched for an answer for this question by listening to the ...
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AASHE Launches Version 2.1 for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System Membership Required

  • International Facility Management Association (TX)
AASHE recently launched the latest version of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) that features data auto-population, exemplary practice options and more.
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A Qualitative Study of Motivation and Influences for Academic Green Building Developments in Australian Universities Membership Required

  • Macquarie University (NSW)
  • La Trobe University (Victoria)
Green building projects have been adopted by many universities in Australia as part of their renovation and expansion. In order to investigate the motivations of academic decision makers to invest ...
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Energy Performance of Campus LEED Buildings: Implications for Green Building and Energy Policy Membership Required

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
Many university campuses in the United States are working toward their sustainable goals by adopting energy or green building policies, which require Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification ...
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Critical Issues in Facilities Management: Energy Efficiencies Membership Required

  • Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) (VA)
Energy Efficiencies is an anthology of 15 chapters and an extensive resource list on topics related to campus energy management and conservation. Contents: * Financing the Future: How Green Revolving ...
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Critical Issues in Facilities Management: Environmental Sustainability Membership Required

  • Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) (VA)
Environmental Sustainability is an anthology of 14 chapters and an extensive resource list on topics related to campus sustainability and environmental stewardship. Contents: * Sustainability and Higher Education, A [Hypothetical] ...
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Environmental Compliance Assistance Guide for Colleges and Universities Membership Required

  • Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) (VA)
  • Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (IN)
This second edition of Environmental Compliance Assistance Guide for Colleges and Universities updates the key environmental rules and regulations affecting physical surroundings of our campuses. Facilities and campus safety professional ...
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Evaluating Institutional Green Building Policies: A Mixed-Methods Approach Membership Required

  • McMaster University (ON)
Sustainable or green building practices have been adopted recently by many higher education institutions for their new campus buildings and major renovations. To date, no formal study has been conducted ...
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The Business Case for Renewable Energy: A Guide for Colleges and Universities Membership Required

  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (DC)
Growing numbers of colleges and universities are making the leap to renewable energy. And some are not only saving money - they’re making money on their renewable energy purchases. This ...
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Integration of Sustainability Reporting at an Academic Institution Membership Required

  • Walden University (MN)
Leaders at nonprofit academic institutions are following the global business trend of embracing sustainability initiatives for positive social change; however, there has been slow growth in sustainability reporting among academic ...
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Co-designing research on transgressive learning in times of climate change Membership Required

  • Wageningen University
This paper reflects on the epistemological context for the co-design of a research programme on transformative, transgressive learning emerging at the nexus of climate change, water and food security, energy ...
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Reshape the Education of Energy Managers Membership Required

Newly educated Energy managers will play a key role in the unfolding global transition to renewable energy and sustainability. We describe a new approach to energy management education via a ...
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A comparative review of policy and practice for education for sustainable development/education for global citizenship (ESD/GC) in teacher education across the four nations of the UK Membership Required

The early 21st century has seen a period of extreme turbulence in education at all levels in the UK. Although education policy was administrated on a territorial basis before 1999, ...
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An integrated leadership model for leading education for sustainability in higher education and the vital role of students as change agents Membership Required

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)
This paper explores the leadership of education for sustainability (EfS) in higher education, focusing specifically on the key role students can play as internal catalysts for change. It presents a ...
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Education for sustainability-challenges and opportunities: The case of RCEs Membership Required

  • London South Bank University
This article will focus on the challenges of leadership and management of a key initiative of the 2005-2014 UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), namely the Regional Centres ...
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Boldly Sustainable: Hope & Opportunity for Higher Education in the age of Climate Change Membership Required

  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (DC)
Sustainability is a powerful strategy for higher education to achieve renewal, reformation, and relevance in the 21st century. *Boldly Sustainable* examines how colleges and universities can leverage their commitment to ...
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Toward a Sustainable Future: The Role of Student Affairs in Creating Healthy Environments, Social Justice, and Strong Economies Membership Required

  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA) (DC)
*Toward a Sustainable Future: The Role of Student Affairs in Creating Healthy Environments, Social Justice, and Strong Economies* is a call to action for college student educators, articulating the crucial ...
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Quantitatively Assessing the Role of Higher Education in Global Sustainability Membership Required

  • University of Toronto (ON)
Three analytical methods are used to examine three primary questions to address an observed scarcity of literature that quantitatively and empirically assesses the role of higher education in global sustainability. ...
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Sustainable Mobility for the Future: Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Transportation Planning Course Membership Required

  • Bucknell University (PA)
The field of transportation engineering has become more sustainable as challenges of the twenty-first century continue. Sustainable mobility topics such as pedestrian and cycling travel, smart growth development, and transit-oriented ...
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Collective action competence: an asset to campus sustainability Membership Required

  • Duke University (NC)
**Purpose** - The purpose of this paper is to operationalize theories of social learning and collective action for campus sustainability practitioners at higher education instititions (IHEs) to enhance their work, ...
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Enhancing sustainability curricula through faculty learning communities Membership Required

  • University of Vermont (VT)
**Purpose** Although the number of higher education institutions adopting sustainability-focused faculty learning communities (FLCs) has grown, very few of these programs have published evaluation research. This paper aims to report ...
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Greening the campus: a theoretical extension of the dialogic communication approach Membership Required

  • Michigan State University (MI)
**Purpose** The purpose of this study is to examine the strategic organization-public dialogic communication practices of universities in the USA. The authors used the dialogic model of communication to explore ...
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Rationale of early adopters of fossil fuel divestment Membership Required

  • Lake Forest College (IL)
**Purpose** This research uses the social science perspectives of institutions, ecological modernization and social movements to analyze the rationale used by the early-adopting universities of fossil fuel divestment in the ...
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Recycling as a result of “cultural greening”? Membership Required

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
  • The College of New Jersey (NJ)
**Purpose** This study aims to test whether faculty and students who have developed the most pro-environmental values and concerns are also the most likely to reduce the on-campus waste stream. ...
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The value of adding ambient energy feedback to conservation tips and goal-setting in a dormitory Membership Required

  • Middlebury College (VT)
**Purpose** The majority of research on energy feedback has been conducted in residential households; in this study, the authors aim to examine the effectiveness of similar initiatives in a college ...
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What goes on behind closed doors?: How college dormitory residents change to save energy during a competition-based energy reduction intervention Membership Required

  • University of Southern California (CA)
**Purpose** The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the impact of a competition-based intervention combining high-resolution electricity feedback, incentives, information and prompts on college dormitory residents’ energy consumption and ...
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Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Materials Guidebook Membership Required

  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA) (DC)
ACPA’s Sustainability Task Force partnered with the Commission on Assessment and Evaluation with the goal of creating assessment tools to help ACPA members effectively measure student learning around sustainability. This ...
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The State College Role in Advancing Environmental Sustainability: Policies, Programs and Practices Membership Required

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (DC)
The American higher education enterprise has the capacity and fortitude to confront many of the country’s most pressing energy and environmental challenges. Many institutions and state college systems are using ...
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Sustainability Education: The What and How for Mathematics Membership Required

  • Ithaca College (NY)
In this article we provide a simple way to think about the concept of sustainability and provide a number of examples for incorporating sustainability education into commonly taught mathematics courses. ...
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Foreign Languages and Sustainability: Addressing the Connections, Communities, and Comparisons Standards in Higher Education Membership Required

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Queen's University (ON)
This article describes an interdisciplinary collaboration that combined the study of German language with instruction in environmental issues (sustainable development). The project, involving both an independent study and a classroom ...
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Composition and Sustainability: Teaching for a Threatened Generation Membership Required

  • St. John's University (NY)
While sustainability - meeting today’s needs without jeopardizing the interests of future generations - has become a dominating force in a range of disciplines, it has yet to play a ...
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The Greening of the Language Arts: Considering Sustainability Outside of the Science Classroom Membership Required

  • Western Washington University (WA)
If the concept of sustainability is studied at all in middle or high school, chances are that study is taking place in the science classroom. After all, the topic of ...
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Incorporating Global Sustainability in the Business Language Curriculum Membership Required

  • San Diego State University (CA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
“Providing food, water, energy and other human needs to the world's entire population without harming the environment is a formidable task,” according to Purdue University’s Global Sustainability Institute. Global sustainability ...
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Sustainability Pedagogies for the Business Language Classroom Membership Required

  • George Washington University (DC)
Heightened urgency about the question of the earth’s survival has generated increased attention to how to teach sustainability across the curriculum. The business language course, positioned at the nexus of ...
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Sustainability Programming is an Ethical Obligation for Higher Education in the Environmental Century Membership Required

  • Unity College (ME)
Development of a sustainable relationship with our natural resources is an imperative for any meaningful quality of life as climate change poses the ultimate test of our adaptability as a ...
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Transforming US higher education to support sustainability science for a resilient future: the influence of institutional administrative organization Membership Required

  • Unity College (ME)
Interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability (IES) academic programs have an important and distinctive role in education for sustainability: preparing sustainability-oriented problem solvers who work at the science–policy, science–management, and policy–management interfaces. ...
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Learning outcomes for sustainable development in higher education Membership Required

This paper sets out to discuss the commonalities that can be found in learning outcomes (LOs) for education for sustainable development in the context of the Tbilisi and Barcelona declarations. ...
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Developing Learning Outcomes for Sustainability Membership Required

  • Macquarie University (NSW)
This resource provides information on how to develop learning outcomes for sustainability, including examples sourced from unit outlines across the university.
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Ethical internationalisation in higher education: interfaces with international development and sustainability Membership Required

This analysis is situated within a larger project focusing on ethics and internationalization in higher education. Internationalization is occurring at a fast pace and encompasses overlapping and contradictory aims largely ...
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Regenerative Sustainable Development of Universities and Cities The Role of Living Laboratories Membership Required

Now that the Earth has reached the limits of its biophysical carrying capacity, we have to change technologies, social practices and social norms relating to material production and consumption to ...
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Environmental Navigation Network: Developing a Peer Mentor Program in the Environmental Program at the University of Vermont Membership Required

  • University of Vermont (VT)
The acknowledgement of complex environmental problems and society’s work to address them during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, inspired higher education to respond by developing a high number of ...
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Recycling at Institutions of Higher Education: Causal Conditions for Disparate Performance and Opportunity for Reform Membership Required

  • Texas Tech University (TX)
Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) are viewed as analogous to small cities because of similarities in organizational structure and operational procedures. The existing literature on sustainability in higher education lacks ...
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A Sustainable Campus: The Sydney Declaration on Interspecies Sustainability Membership Required

  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of Sydney
Under the remit of an expanded definition of sustainability – one that acknowledges animal agriculture as a key carbon intensive industry, and one that includes interspecies ethics as an integral ...
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A Higher Calling for Higher Education Membership Required

Education and knowledge resources are more available today than ever before. However, humanity’s two main conflicts - coexistence with nature and coexistence with each other - remain unresolved. We need ...
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Interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability education: islands of progress in a sea of dysfunction Membership Required

  • Brown University (RI)
  • Unity College (ME)
This essay describes the inequity faced by most interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability (IES) degree programs and the impact of that inequity on student and faculty experiences. Despite the urgent need ...
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