Campus Sustainability

Spring 2014 Campus Sustainability Projects

During the spring 2014 semester, the ENVS 187 Campus Sustainability course focused on key operational aspects of campus sustainability using our own campus as a case study. This Service-Learning course was co-taught by Tarah Rowse and Elizabeth Palchak with Gioia Thompson as the lead instructor.

Understanding and advancing campus sustainability using a systems framework

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Published: 
07/2013

published in the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. Stephen Posner and co-author Ralph Stuart describe university campuses as complex systems and develop a conceptual model for understanding and evaluating leverage points of change toward sustainability.

Availalbe online at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1467-6370&volume=14&issue=3&articleid=17090650&show=abstract

Campus Sustainability Discussion Lists and Electronic Newsletters

Campus Sustainability Discussion Lists and Electronic Newsletters

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  • AASHE Campus Sustainability Discussion Forums
    A public forum for anyone with an interest in learning about or contributing to the growing body of knowledge on campus sustainability. The forums are organized to cover key topics in education and research, campus operations, and campus planning, engagement and administration.

 

“Envisioning Environment at UVM” – Announcing Public Forums

 

The Envisioning Environment committee has prepared preliminary plans for conducting a campus-wide inventory of environmentally-engaged outreach, research, and education. This inventory will be developed through several formats, with information to be collected and posted on the provost’s web site for public access.  These formats include:

1) weekly public forums open to all (Wednesdays 4-6pm, see below for schedule)

2) a campus-wide faculty survey to identify environmental research efforts, resource needs, and creative ideas

3) meetings with the Council of Deans and provost’s office

4) two public forums for environmental graduate and undergraduate students (dates and locations TBD)

5) a web site with relevant committee documents and posted program summaries

The weekly public forums will be held on Wednesdays 4:00-6:00pm; topics and locations are listed below.  All are welcome to attend. The committee is identifying potential presenters for each of the session topics.  Presentations will be based on materials prepared for the website, with Q&A to follow with the committee.  More detailed agendas will be available on the Envisioning Environment website on the provost’s page.  Please contact the co-chairs if you wish to be considered for any of these sessions (skaza@uvm.edu or bwemple@uvm.edu.)

October 17th - Environmentally-engaged Outreach Programs

Waterman Memorial Lounge, 4-6pm

Presentations from: Continuing Education, Extension, CUPPS, Jeffords Center, UVM-State relations, possibly others TBD

October 24th - Environmentally-engaged Research Centers

Waterman 427 Lecture Hall, 4-6pm

October 31st - Environmentally-engaged Graduate Education

Waterman Memorial Lounge, 4-6pm

November 7th - Environmentally-engaged Undergraduate Education

Billings Lecture Hall, 4-6pm

November 14th - Environmentally-engaged Faculty Research

Waterman Memorial Lounge, 4-6pm

November 28th - TBD as needed

Billings Marsh Lounge, 4-6pm

December 5th - TBD as needed

Waterman Memorial Lounge, 4-6pm

Leadership Capacity, Diversity, and Communications in Campus Sustainability

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Published: 
04/2012

published in Sustainability: The Journal of Record. This is a roundtable discussion involving four Senior Fellows from the Enivironmental Leadership Program (ELP) in the campus sustainability field.

Plugging into the Smart Grid: How College and Universities Can Get Involved

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Published: 
04/2012

prepared and presented by Mieko A. Ozeki, Sustainability Projects Coordinator, at the Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium Conference on April 2, 2012 at Syracuse University.

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