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Transcript of Sustainability
President & CEO of
$25 mil. investment
in ASU Sustainability College of Technology & Innovation Global Institute of Sustainability School of Sustainability Board of Directors Dial Corporation, Harvard, Shell Oil Company, World Wildlife Fund, Environmental Defense Fund, U. of Oxford, Goldman Sachs & Co., Walmart, (Internal - Institute & School Sustainability Scientists & Scholars Administration & Staff Research Working Groups Sustainable Development - Hallie Eakin, Ed Hackett
Urban Sustainability - Charles Redman
Understanding Innovation - Sander van der Leeuw
Anticipating the Future - Ann Kinzig, Cynthia Selin
Decision Making - TBD
Human and Cultural Dimensions of Sustainability - Joan McGregor, Aaron Golubb Research - K-12 students & teachers partner with CAP LTER scientists to translate ecological research projects into classroom experiences - schoolyards & backyards as research sites Biodesign Institute
(2002) Consortium for the Study of Rapidly Urbanizing Regions Decision Center Research project funded by National Science Foundation's Decision Making Under Uncertainty Initiative - works with local & state resource managers & enhances long-term decision making about water resources National Center of Excellence on SMART Innovations works to develop the next generation of sustainable materials and renewable technology (SMART) that can help reduce urban temperatures and resulting effect on energy consumption Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology Developing microbiological systems that capture or develop renewable resources & prevent/clean-up environmental pollution Center for Environmental Security Professor Rolf Halden
Senior Sustainability Scientist in Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor in Fulton Schools of Engineering Energy Frontier Research Center est. by U.S. Dpt. of Energy - pursues advanced scientific research on solar energy conversion based on principles of photosynthesis Engineering Research Center Headed by Christiana Honsberg, sustainability scientist, staging ground for major innovations in solar energy devices & systems Ecology Explorers (1998) academic, government, and community groups - interdisciplinary human, political, environmental and economic impact Sustainability Consortium Office of University Sustainability Practices The Sustainability Consortium is an independent organization of diverse global participants who work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability through all stages of a product's life cycle. Arizona State University Council of Student Sustainability Leaders Green Teams Green Building Services Southwest Center for Environmental Research &
Policy consortium of 5 U.S. and 4 Mexican universities dedicated to applied environmental research of the U.S. - Mexico border region New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics School of Public Affairs Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts School of Geographical Sciences & Planning School of Community Resources & Development Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering School of Letters & Sciences College of Liberal Arts & Sciences School of Computing, Informatics & Decision Systems Engineering W.P. Carey School of Business School of Life Sciences School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture Research Operations Education Outreach Degrees Relating to Sustainability Offered in: Arts & Sciences Engineering College of Public Programs Alliance for Innovation "Research Network - est. a scientific research collaboration network to support & expand the development and use of computational modeling in the social & life sciences" Advanced Technology Innovation Center Center for Applied Behavioral Health Center for Bioelectronics & Biosensors Center for BioEnergetics Center for Bioenergy & Photosynthesis Central Arizona Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Complex Adaptive Systems Network Arizona Initiative of Nano-Electronics Institute of Human Origins Center for Nanophotonics American Indian Policy Institute Center for Environmental Fluid Dynamics GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis & Computation Center for Healthy Outcomes in Aging Institute for Humanities Research Solar Utilization Network (SUN) The Modeling Institute Center for Improving Healthcare Outcomes Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology Center for Health Information & Research L. William Seidman Research Institute Center for Computational Nanoscience Center for Nanotechnology & Society Center for Advanced Photovoltaics "Focuses on disruptive & revolutionary technologies for photovoltaic power conversion based on non-traditional ultra-high efficiency, low-cost solar cells" Computation Modeling in the Socioecological Sciences "Develop highly effect and efficient solutions by using the most skilled contemporary science and technology talent to foster collaborations" "Partnership between the Innovation Group, the Interanational City/County Mgmt. Association & ASU to build the capacity to be innovative in local government - transforming local governance through discovery and application of leading ideas and practices to better serve citizens and their communities" "1st program in U.S. to address policy and leadership challenges in Indian country - mission is to develop practical policy options & provide technical assistance to solve problems in Indian affairs" Transdisciplinary effort between the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education & the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law "Variety of initiatives & programs as it strives to inform and influence public policy, programs and practices to support those with behavioral health disabilities by synthesizing & transforming information & promoting new insight and understanding of crucial societal issues" Center for Biology & Society "Network of research centers focused on ASU research in nanoelectronics - goal is to strongly impact future technology areas realted to ultra-low/ultra-high speed electronics & hybrid biomolecular electronics at the interface between biological & electronics worlds" "Spurs scientific breakthroughs that improve health, protect lives and sustain our planet - research aimed at predicting, preventing & detecting onset of disease, developing renewable energy & reducing environmental damage and developing innovations that safeguard our nation and the world" "Aim to create powerful, sensitive and selective sensors - detection of harmful chemicals that are a threat to the environment & human health" "Focuses on improved diagnoses and treatments for disease caused by impaired energy metabolism." "Carries out - multidisciplinary scientific research designed to use biological and biologically based artificial systems to address societal energy needs in a sustainable manner - emphasis on solar energy conversion & bioinspired energy transformation to meet human needs and investigates aspects of photosynthesis that affect society and the environment" "Promotes exploration of conceptual foundations and historical development of the biosciences and their diverse interactions with society." "Through interdisciplinary projects integrating natural sciences, social science, and engineering - examines the effects of urbanization on a desert ecosystem and vice versa" "Leverages trans-disciplinary relationships to address complex global challenges in health, sustainability, security and education by creating entirely new technologies and novel solutions" Flexible Display Center "CCN is working to understand the quantum- mechanical effects in nanostructures with the goal of improved solar electronics device design." "The Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management (CESEM) seeks to provide the basis for understanding, designing, and managing the complex integrated built/human/natural systems that increasingly characterize our planet in the athropocene - the Age of Humans. To this end, CESEM combines research, teaching, outreach and public service in an effort to learn how engineered and built systems are integrated with natural and human systems." Center for Earth Systems & Engineering Management "EFD is a multi-disciplinary research program dedicated to understanding fluid motions in the environment through atmospheric research, industrial and basic fluid dynamics, and physical oceanography. The Center brings together faculty, staff and students to enhance interdisciplinary and individual research efforts, undergraduate and graduate education and service to industry and the state." "The FDC collaborates with government, academia and industry to provide comprehensive flexible electronics capabilities that bridge the high risk, resource intensive gap between innovation and product development in an information-secure environment for process, tool, and materials co-development and evaluation. Integral to the Center's mission is integrating the concept of sustainable microelectronics processing into all FDC activities." "GeoDa develops state-of-the-art methods for geospatial analysis, geovisualization, geosimulation, and spatial process modeling, implements them through software tools, applies them to policy-relevant research in the social and environmental sciences, and disseminates them through training and support to a growing worldwide community." "The goal of CHIR is to provide actionable information regarding health care policy, quality of care, public health and the health care workforce and to develop new methodologies for storing, collecting, analyzing and disseminating health information." Healthy Lifestyles Research Center "The overarching goal of the HLRC is to facilitate interactions among faculty that promote collaborative research into diverse aspects of how daily lifestyle habits and actions impact both short and long term health, chronic disease risk, and quality of life." "The primary purpose of the center is to develop and test interventions that promote the highest level of health and quality of life for individuals who are aging within a culturally diverse society. The center emphasizes multidisciplinary, theory-based interventions across a variety of clinical settings." "IHO pursues a transdisciplinary strategy for field and analytical paleoanthropological research central to its approximately 30-year-old founding mission-integrating social, earth, and life science approaches to the most important questions concerning the course, timing, and causes of human evolutionary change over deep time" "dedicated to promoting excellence and innovation in humanities scholarship, contributing to scholarly innovation, and engaging the greater community in exploring the human dimensions of significant social, cultural, technological and scientific issues" "conducting interdisciplinary research to extend the science in the field of maternal/child health; translating research findings into clinical practice to improve health care and outcomes; educating health professionals, students and the public about the best research evidence to improve health outcomes; mentoring pre- and post-doctoral fellows and junior investigators in developing and testing interventions to improve health outcomes in children, teens and families; and leading innovation to improve pediatric and adolescent health care" "This Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) award focuses on the energy transition from the current fossil-fuel-based economy to one where solar energy harvested by means of photovoltaics, solar-thermal, and photosynthesis-driven bioenergy approaches will become a keystone in global human energy use." "focused on basic bacterial and viral infectious disease processes as well as the design and use of vaccines and protein therapeutics to combat infectious diseases - devising new and effective ways of producing advanced vaccines and therapeutics, and has also applied its expertise in the development of bacterial-based vaccines to genetically optimize cyanobacteria for biofuel production." "Arizona State University's Innovation through Institutional Integration (I-3): The Modeling Institute integrates the efforts of its most successful NSF-sponsored initiatives in STEM teacher education and more: Modeling Physics (numerous NSF programs); Project Pathways (MSP); Professional Learning Community Resources (TPC); Project Learning through Engineering Design and Prime the Pipeline Project (ITEST); Ask-a-Biologist (NSDL); SMALLab (CISE & IGERT); Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER); and MARS (NASA)." Center for Innovations in Medicine "The Center for Innovations in Medicine attempts to transform our understanding of disease, putting aside what we think we know and approaching problems in ways that have never before been attempted. Research efforts focus on the improvement of medical diagnostics and treatment and the prevention of disease, with the ultimate goal of saving lives and improving quality of life." "link between the local, national and international business communities and the intellectual and creative resources of Arizona State University's nationally ranked school of business - collecting and disseminating essential information about local economies to benchmarking industry practices to identifying emerging business research issues" "The Center bridges law and science by fostering the development of legal frameworks for new technologies and advancing the informed use of science in legal decision making. The Center facilitates transdisciplinary study and dialogue among policy-makers, academics, students, professionals and industry. It is committed to principles of balance, innovation, competitiveness and sustainability." The Center's goal is to create a university and community ethical culture by sponsoring, organizing and conducting an array of activities on ethics issues that occur in specific fields and professions as well as those of pressing importance in the community at large Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center "vision includes: bridging the gap between the biological, environmental, and social sciences and the mathematical sciences; promotion and support of cross-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research that relies on state of the art computational, modeling and quantitative approaches; and the training of a new generation of computational mathematical, and theoretical scientists whose research is driven by the application of computational, mathematical, modeling and simulation approaches to the solution of problems that will improve the human condition." It integrates a broad spectrum of research topics ranging from fundamental study of photon-matter interactions to practical optical sensors for medical and biological applications. The center coherently merges education and research by embedding one in the other. "CNS strives to increase the ability for society to make informed decisions about evolving nanotechnology and to guide nanotechnology knowledge and innovation towards a more socially desireable outome." North American Center for Transborder Studies (NACTS) "NACTS focuses its research and policy efforts in the areas of borders, competitiveness, and the environment and works to diffuse the results of these efforts through events and initiatives that build public awareness about North America." Center for Population Dynamics "CePoD is a transdisciplinary research center drawing scholars who are interested in broad aspects of population research. - We pursue novel avenues of population research in local, regional, national and international settings." Power Systems Engineering Research Center "The multidisciplinary expertise of PSERC's researchers includes power systems, applied mathematics, complex systems, computing, control theory, power electronics, operations research, non-linear systems, economics, industrial organization and public policy. A key strength is ironment. In addition a strength of the research work in this area also relates to market tools and policy issues that will enable the integration of the new energy sources into power system operation and planning." Morrison Institute for Public Policy "Morrison Institute researches public policies that impact greater Phoenix, the State of Arizona, and the nation. Through publications and forums, Morrison Institute's research serves the public officials, private sector leaders, and community members who shape public policy." QESST Engineering Research Center "The Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST) Engineering Research Center will transform the existing electricity generation system towards a sustainable and ubiquitous one by developing photovoltaic (PV) technologies with higher efficiency and novel functionality." Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics & Technology The Center brings together individuals, programs and organizations interested in improving K-20 STEM education to research, develop, and assess educational theories, curricula and administrative policies that impact science, mathematics, engineering and technology education; and to encourage and support wide-scale sharing and implementation of effective approaches to producing a more scientifically and technologically literate populace and more capable science, mathematics, engineering, and technology majors. Sino-US Center of Conservation, Energy and Sustainability Science SUCCESS provides a platform for international collaborations, particularly on use-inspired, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research relevant to sustainability issues that occur during the socioeconomic development in Inner Mongolia and its neighboring regions. RCN - SEES for Urban Sustainability Coordinating Phosphorus Research to Create a Sustainable Food System Research Coordination & Synthesis for a Transformative Future Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity "The Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity leverages the emerging field of complex systems to foster interdisciplinary research on fundamental questions of social life. The Center brings together scientists from such diverse fields as anthropology, biology, mathematics, philosophy, physics, psychology, and sociology to collaborate in cross-disciplinary teams." Institute for Social Science Research The Institute for Social Science Research facilitates transdisciplinary research and innovation. The Institute offers objective, relevant survey research and analysis; research technology support, and geographic information system (GIS) services to funded research projects within the university as well as community groups and organizations desiring professional research assistance. Solid State Electronics Research Center "The Center for Solid State Electronics Research seeks to provide national leadership in solid state electronics and has exhibited strong and steady growth since its founding in 1981. " Solid State Science, LeRoy Eyring Center "LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science provides a productive environment for interdisciplinary materials research. We are proud to make our advanced facilities user-friendly and available to the entire ASU research community, as well as government and industrial researchers." Stardust Center for Affordable Homes & the Family Through research, educational outreach, advocacy and design innovation, the ASU Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family supports organizations, neighborhoods, and professionals in their efforts to improve the growth of quality affordable homes and sustainable communities Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity "endeavor to improve our understanding of how different types of institutions-defined as the norms and rules people use to govern common resources and provide public goods-perform within different social-ecological systems." housed in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change Center for the Study of Religion & Conflict "The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University promotes interdisciplinary research and education on the dynamics of religion and conflict with the aim of advancing knowledge, seeking solutions and informing policy. By serving as a research hub that fosters exchange and collaboration across the university as well as with its broader publics-local, national, and global-the Center fosters innovative and engaged thinking on matters of enormous importance to us all." Center for Sustainable Health "The Center for Sustainable Health is working to build a sustainable world where every human can live a healthy and fulfilling life. Center for Sustainable Tourism The Center for Sustainable Tourism, formerly the Megapolitan Tourism Research Center, is devoted to studying the role of tourism in community development in order to strengthen its contribution to viable economic, social, and environmental systems, especially in megapolitan regions around the world. Center for Urban Innovation The mission of the Center is to improve the quality of urban life in neighborhoods, cities, and urban regions by promoting innovation in governance, policy, and management. The Center contributes to the goal of "advancing urban governance in a global context" in the School of Public Affairs. Its research and outreach are both local and global. Center for Environmental Economics & Sustainability Policy Center for Renewable Energy Electrochemistry The vision was to achieve nothing less than national leadership in the crucial area of solid state electronics. High technology now directly or indirectly supports one out of every five jobs in Arizona. The Center has exhibited strong and steady growth since those days and currently provides resources and infrastructure for research and education in solid state electronics College of Nursing & Health Innovation ASU School of Social Work Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center "The Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC) is an Exploratory Center of Excellence conducting transdisciplinary minority health and health disparities research, training and community outreach." SUCCESS Center for Law, Science & Innovation International Policy Center for CLAS School of Human Evolution & Social Change Center for Biosocial Complex Systems "The goal of the P Sustainability Research Coordination Network (RCN) is to spark an interdisciplinary synthesis of data, perspectives, and understanding about phosphorus to identify and implement solutions for P sustainability." "encourages research and education about environment & human society - grants fellowships - center supports research related to environment at every level 'center connects people with an interest in the environment'" Operations Research Education Outreach Greenhouse Gas Reduction Task Force The GHG Reduction Goal was set based on the recommendations of the Harvard University Task Force on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, a group of faculty, students, and senior administrators convened by President Faust in the spring of 2008 to recommend a GHG reduction goal for the University. Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Executive Committee The GHG Reduction Executive Committee is led by the Executive Vice President and two faculty chairs, Jeremy Bloxham, Dean of Science at FAS, and Robert S. Kaplan, Professor of Management Practice at HBS, and provides strategic leadership and guidance during the ongoing implementation of Harvard’s greenhouse gas reduction goal. The Committee's mission is to:
Oversee all institutional framework elements of the GHG Reduction Goal implementation planning, ensuring progress and development of specific deliverables.
Develop and approve policy recommendations and decisions for successful GHG reduction implementatio.
Clear roadblocks allowing for effective implementation of the GHG Reduction Goal.
Advise OFS and the University on the GHG Reduction Goal implementation. 1. GHG Inventory & Measurement 2. Building Efficiency & Demand Management 3. Finance 4. Energy Supply 5. Marketing, Communications, Engagement Student Advisory Group Harvard University Harvard Campus Services Energy and Facilities Approved in 2009 by GHG Executive Committee & Administrative Deans Council Undergraduate Resource Efficiency Program
(REP) Green Living Program Faculty of Arts & Sciences
(FAS) Harvard Business School
(HBS) Harvard University Center for the Environment
HUCE Division of Continuing Education
(DCE) Harvard School of Dental Medicine
(HSDM) Graduate School of Design
(GSD) Harvard Divinity School
(HDS) Graduate School of Education
(HGSE) School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
(SEAS) Harvard Kennedy School
(HKS) Harvard Law School
(HLS) Harvard Medical School
(HMS) Harvard School of Public Health
(HSPH) Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Harvard Extension School CSSL is an opportunity to connect and network with sustainability leaders - students, faculty, and administration; to provide feedback and recommendations on Harvard's environmental initiatives; and, to lay the groundwork in preparation for advancing Harvard's Sustainability Principles. Alumni Affairs & Development Blackstone Center for Astrophysics Harvard University Archives Harvard University Hospitality & Dining Services Harvard College Library HKS Sustainability Initiative Human Rights Educators
& Harvard University Housing
(HRE & HUH) Harvard University Employees Credit Union Harvard Extension Environmental Club Harvard Environmental Action Committee Harvard Environmental Law Review Harvard Urban Planning Organization GSD Green Design Organizations from which CSSL members come from are identified by the gray outline of the circle New York University Sustainability Office NYU Center on Environmental & Land Use Law Center for Bioethics Animal Studies Initiative Sustainability Task Force Sustainability Advocate Program Operations Research Education Outreach College of Arts & Sciences Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Tisch School of the Arts Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service School of Law SCPS Schack Institute of Real Estate Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development University Advisory body - has working groups - Chair 1: Operations, Chair 2: University Relations & Public Affairs Steering Committee provides leadership regarding the group’s agenda, reviews Green Grants and other funding requests, and ratifies Working Group recommendations - has jurisdiction over the Sustainability Task Force School of Medicine Facilities & Construction Management Recycling Services Sustainable Landscaping & Grounds Environmental Health & Safety Strategic Assessment, Planning & Design Administrative Services Purchasing Department Green Newsletter Bookstore Green Initiative Dining Services Sustainability Initiatives partnered with Green Labs Green Offices "The Resource Efficiency Program (REP) employs undergraduate students to be representatives (REP Reps) to their peers in their dorms and houses. These students educate their peers on environmental issues while advocating for pragmatic environmental efforts, such as changing incandescent light bulbs for florescent bulbs, double-sided printing, and reducing food waste. The program also works with the administration to make sustainable changes in their facilities and operations. " Green Skillet Green Office Resource "The Green Office website offers practical, Harvard-wide tips and resources for greening your office. Each of the resource conservation topics covered provides a quick overview of actions you may choose to take and a wide range of resources (fact sheets, PDF files, posters, etc.). " "The Green Skillet is an academic year-long sustainability competition between the nine kitchens of the 13 houses. Now in its fourth year, the competition pits kitchens against each other in four categories: electricity conservation, natural gas conservation, participation in the Sustainability Pledge, and special projects." "The Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development oversees five major research institutes/centers. These facilities bring together researchers from across all disciplines to address society's most pressing problems." Lightworks Initiative "Lightworks pulls light-inspired research at ASU under one strategic framework. It is a multidisciplinary effort to leverage ASU's unique strengths, particularly in renewable energy fields, including photosynthesis, bio-fuels and next-generation photovoltaics." Symbol & Arrows Key Operations Research Education Outreach Wide-scale connection Advised, directed or overseen by Found within Symbol & Arrows Key Operations Research Education Outreach Wide-scale connection Advised, directed or overseen by Found within Affiliated with Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering Symbol & Arrows Key Operations Research Education Outreach Wide-scale connection Advised, directed or overseen by Found within Participates in Green Living Program University of Colorado
Boulder The Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) encourages research and education about the environment and its many interactions with human society. Harvard's Future of Energy Initiative founded on the premise that the complex challenges we face in the areas of energy and climate require coordinated and multidisciplinary responses. This initiative brings together faculty and students from around the University who are engaged in research on major energy-related problems—including global climate change, urban air pollution, technologies for pollution abatement and renewable energy, energy security, and economic growth in developing countries – and exposes them to the perspectives of other disciplines and collaborative opportunities. Graduate Consortium on Energy & Environment Office for Sustainability Harvard Sustainability Team The Harvard Graduate Consortium on Energy and Environment will foster a new community of doctoral students who will be well versed in the broad, interconnected issues of energy and environment while maintaining their focus in their primary discipline. get involved with efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of your building, classroom, dorm, office, or lab Center for the Sustainable Built Environment The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate has launched a new Center for the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE@NYU Schack) to support increased research and education about improved, “evidence-based” industry practices in the area of sustainable real estate development and investment. School of Continuing & Professional Studies
(SCPS) Gallatin School of Individualized Study Colorado University Environmental Center Green Labs Program "Team approach to minimize the use of energy, water & material goods in CU Boulder's laboratories" Student & Community Outreach on Renter Efficiency Student technicians assess homes and replace appliances/appliance parts for energy efficiency Greek Sustainability Sustainability chairs in each house Green Teams Visit communities with green tips (using CFLs and recyling) Colorado University Student Government
(CUSG recycling) Facilities Management
(recycling) CUSG Environmental Board making CU a "greener and more socially just place by overseeing the activities, budget & programs of the nation's largest student-run environmental center" students + administrators, catalyze change CU Assembly for Sustainability & Equity - CUSG "address the fact that communities of color & underprivileged populations are often unjustly burdened by environmental degradation & pollution" Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
(CIRES) Earth Science & Observation Center Center for Limnology National Snow & Ice Data Center Center for Science & Technology Policy Research Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research
(INSTAAR) Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute Center of the American West Center for Energy & Environmental Security within CIRES within CIRES within CIRES within CIRES Colorado Center for Biorefining & Biofuels Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities "CIRES researchers explore all aspects of the earth system and search for ways to better understand how natural and human-made disturbances impact our dynamic planet." "The Earth Science and Observation Center is a research center dedicated to the understanding of the Earth System, primarily through the use of satellite and airborne remote sensing techniques." "The Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) was initiated within the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado-Boulder in the summer of 2001 as a contribution both to the CIRES goal of “promoting science in service to society” and to the University’s vision of establishing research and outreach across traditional academic boundaries." "Limnology is the scientific study of the life and phenomena of inland water, including lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands. The Center for Limnology at CIRES exists to promote research and teaching related to inland aquatic ecosystems, including lakes, streams, and wetlands." "The mission of CIRES' National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is to make fundamental contributions to cryospheric science, and to excel in managing data and disseminating information in order to advance understanding of the Earth system." "As the University's oldest institute, INSTAAR has a long history of responding to pressing environmental issues. Our traditional focus has been on polar and alpine regions, where effects of global change are especially pronounced. In recent decades, our research has broadened to include environmental challenges that span local, regional, and global scales. Research topics vary widely and include Quaternary and modern environments, human and ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, landscape evolution, hydrology, oceanography, and climate." "RASEI (pronounced RAY-see) is a joint institute between the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) addressing important, complex problems in energy that require a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional approach. Its mission is to expedite solutions that transform energy by advancing renewable energy science, engineering, and analysis through research, education, and industry partnerships." "The Center of the American West serves as a forum committed to the civil, respectful, and problem-solving exploration of important and often contentious public issues. In an era of political polarization and contention, the Center strives to bring out “the better angels of our nature” by appealing to our common loyalties and hopes as Westerners. "An interdisciplinary research and policy center at the University of Colorado Law School, CEES works to develop practical strategies and solutions for moving international society toward a global sustainable energy future. At CEES we address issues of energy security and climate change by anticipating emerging concerns, establishing new lines of inquiry, developing and deploying strategic programs and projects, and charting the territory for responses by government, business, and society." University of Colorado Law School "The Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) is a cooperative research and educational center devoted to the conversion of biomass to fuels and other products." "MCEDC presents a unique opportunity for a new generation of engineers to combine education, research, and outreach in providing sustainable and appropriate solutions to the endemic problems faced by the people on our planet who are most in need. Our mission and overarching goal is to promote integrated and participatory solutions to human development by educating globally responsible engineering students and professionals, promoting research on developing community issues, and reaching out to build local capacity and resiliency in developing communities worldwide. Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Degree Program Political Science Department The Keller Center "The Keller Center supports and encourages teaching, research and public service on topics and issues relating to the nature, meaning, and contemporary standing of First Amendment rights and liberties." The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence "The CEUCE promotes understanding of the European Union (EU) and transatlantic (EU-US) relations through teaching, research and outreach activities at the University of Colorado at Boulder and in the broader Mountain West region." Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences "The Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS) supports interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives of the social science faculty and students at CU Boulder." The Future Citizenship Project "This is an international venture to promote, coordinate, and facilitate access to research in the normative, empirical, and legal aspects of citizenship studies. The Future Citizenship Network consists of nearly 100 of the most noted citizenship scholars in the world. " IMPACT Exchange Program "IMPACT is a certificate-awarding student and faculty exchange program focusing on the study of contemporary citizenship dilemmas, based on a consortia composed of two US universities and two European universities: University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Catholic University of Portugal, and Trier University (Germany)." Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology Mechanical Engineering. Energy & Environment Tank Center for Combustion and Environmental Research (CCER) Collaborative for Air Quality Research (CAQR) Geography Mountain Research Station under INSTAAR Energy & Minerals Applied Research Center "The Energy and Minerals Applied Research Center (EMARC) was established to develop an integrated program of teaching and faculty-directed graduate research in directions that are: 1) basic to an understanding of the geology and occurrence of energy and mineral resources, and 2) may have application to the interpretation of, search for, or development of such resources" Geological Sciences Center for Geochronological Research "The Center for Geochronological Research (CGR) promotes fundamental research in the development and application of geochronological methods and geochemical tracers that will lead to an improved understanding of processes controlling environmental change, and the rates at which those processes act." Aerospace Engineering Sciences Center for Aerospace Structures "One of four centers within the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, the Center for Aerospace Structures (CAS) is concerned with the analysis and design of complex high-performance materials, structures and systems, predominantly for aeronautical and space applications. " Bioserve Space Technologies Center "For over 25 years, BioServe has designed, built and flown microgravity life science research and hardware on over 40 space flight missions. BioServe has a full suite of space flight certified hardware available for use by its customers and partners. Past partners include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well as Universities and NASA funded researchers. The Center is a full-service, turn-key organization that enables its customers and partners to focus solely on research development while BioServe manages all other activities required to successfully fly experiments in microgravity." College of Engineering & Applied Sciences Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research "The Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (CCAR) is dedicated to the study of astrodynamics and the application of satellites to science, navigation, and remote sensing of the earth. Hosted by the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, CCAR was established in 1985 as a key component of the University of Colorado at Boulder's emphasis on space science. " Research & Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles "The Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) is a university, government, and industry partnership dedicated to the development and application of unmanned vehicle systems. RECUV research encompasses scientific experiments, commercial applications, mitigation of natural and man-made disasters, security, and national defense. " Environmental Studies Institute of Behavioral Science College of Arts & Sciences Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Social Entrepreneurship for Equitable Development & Sustainability
Residential Academic Program Baker Residential Academic Program Sustainable by Design
Residential Academic Program Campus Sustainability Office the Environmental Stewardship Key Initiative University Sustainability Council "Penn State Provost Rodney Erickson and Vice President for Finance and Business Al Horvath have created and charged a University Sustainability Council with drafting a Strategic Plan for Sustainability at Penn State that will identify broad goals and opportunities to leverage and link the many sustainability initiatives already occurring at the University and to recommend new thrusts. Co-chaired by Steve Maruszewski, Assistant Vice President for Physical Plant, and Denice Wardrop, Assistant Director of the Penn State Institutes for Energy and the Environment, the Council is comprised of faculty, administrators, staff, and students from across Penn State to provide leadership and guidance in the preparation of a plan by the end of the calendar year." "The Environmental Stewardship Key Initiative carries over from the previous strategic plan. In the past three years it has taken major steps to improve environmental consciousness among students, as well as attract national recognition for the University’s commitment to green practices. ... The Environmental Stewardship Initiative strives to identify specific actions and objectives aimed at conducting the University's business in a manner that demonstrates a commitment to environmental stewardship and moves the University toward sustainable practices." Eco REPs Green Paws Green Teams Trained & paid student sustainability educators Earning certification for offices (faculty & staff) Groups of faculty & staff within their department helping sustainability progress Center for Sustainability Advisory Board Sustainability Academy Penn State Student Affairs Sustainability Team "The Penn State Campus Sustainability Office (CSO) is responsible for improving the sustainability performance of the university. Our belief is that sustainability is a source of innovation for improving quality, engaging employees, serving student interests, and increasing efficiency. Our expertise is in the areas of behavioral change, communications, and sustainable operations. The office is part of the University's Finance & Business Division, serves all Penn State campuses and locations, and works closely with partners in research, teaching, student affairs, and outreach." Marcellus Center for Outreach & Research Finance & Business Division Penn State Institutes of Energy & Environment An organization that facilitates research and teaching on a set of major themes of significant challenge and societal interest;
A management structure that engages all of the major colleges involved in environmental research and teaching; and
Promote and ensure interdisciplinary collaboration and coherent environmental programs across Penn State through new faculty hires, infrastructure development, and intellectual discourse. "To demonstrate national leadership in the development of global citizens through integrated research, education, and outreach efforts that advance the ethic and science of sustainability." College of Agricultural Sciences College of Earth & Mineral Sciences College of Engineering "We are the central coordinating structure for energy and environmental research at Penn State. Organized under the Office of the Vice President for Research, we bring together more than 500 extraordinary faculty, staff and students to advance the energy and environmental research missions of the University." College of Liberal Arts College of Medicine at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Eberley College of Science Harrisburg Capital College College of Health & Human Development Environmental & Natural Resources Institute Earth & Environmental Systems Institute Energy Institute Engineering Energy & Environmental Institute Rock Ethics Institute Huck Institute of the Life Sciences College of Arts & Architecture Smeal College of Business Berks College "The Center for Sustainability is helping to create learning opportunities for community members, alumni and global communities. Our emerging Sustainability Academy will feature a diverse selection of courses and programs in a variety of topics focused on sustainability. To achieve this diversity, the CfS is partnering with academic units at Penn State as well as a variety of organizations committed to learning in sustainability." "F&B directly or indirectly oversees administrative operations at all Penn State locations" American Indian Housing Initiative
(AIHI) Community Gardens Careers in Sustainability Grid Smart Training & Application Resource Center
(GridSTAR) Hybrid & Renewable Energy
HYRES Lab ""The Student Affairs Sustainability Team operates under the direction of Damon Sims, Vice President for Student Affairs. The team's mission is to eliminate waste, improve stewardship over energy and water use and share sustainability resources with faculty, staff and students."" MorningStar Solar Home National Energy Leadership Corps Northern Mid-Atlantic Solar Education & Research Center Renewable Energy Central America Renew Crew "This collaborative research and education program focuses on the application of sustainable building technologies such as strawbale construction solar energy systems and residential energy assessments on American Indian Reservations." "The community garden site provides students and community members the chance to attend workshops and put in practice local and organic food production methods. Currently, more than 100 gardeners practice sustainable and organic gardening techniques on this site." "The Careers in Sustainability initiative is a resource for students who are interested in sustainability-related careers. Through a series of networking events, we bring together students and employers who have similar interests in sustainability." "The Grid Smart Training and Application Resource (GridSTAR ) Center’s mission is to provide continuing education and train-the-trainer programs in advanced power systems design, energy economics, cyber security, distributed energy systems and building-vehicle-grid systems. The Center also complements the new Clean Energy Application Center and Solar Education and Training Centers initiated by Penn State in 2009." "The Hybrid and Renewable Energy Systems (HyRES) lab is a new facility on the Penn State University campus and the Penn State Center for Sustainability. The HyRES lab is utilized to study energy related technologies and strategies on the residential scale." "The MorningStar Solar Home is a net-zero home: it produces as much (and even more) energy as it consumes. It is currently used in sustainable housing education efforts through research and outreach activities. The MorningStar Solar Home is about to be integrated in the Penn State HyRES Lab and will serve as a residence for a graduate student to test the house systems in real life conditions. " "This is a consortium of universities and industries whose purpose is to train and mobilize a cadre of energy savvy student leaders. The NELC student assessors provide effective leadership education and energy assessments to furnish implementation plans for U.S. homeowners interested in saving energy and money." "By engaging a broad spectrum of stakeholders, the Pennsylvania State University’s Mid-Atlantic Solar Resource and Training Center supports a comprehensive training infrastructure for design, installation, commissioning, service and sales of both solar PV and solar heating and cooling technologies." ""RECA" is a Student Chapter of the National Electrical Contractor Association. This international service program was created to foster clean energy solutions in communities of Central America." "“RENEW CREW” is the award-winning student service program created to provide clean innovative energy solutions to communities in Central America. College students and electrical contractors work together on these renewable energy projects." Symbol & Arrows Key Operations Research Education Outreach Wide-scale connection Advised, directed or overseen by Found within "he Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR) is Penn State's education and research initiative on unconventional gas plays. We serve state agencies, elected and appointed officials, communities, landowners, industry, environmental groups and other stakeholders. We are committed to expanding research capabilities on technical aspects of developing this resource and to providing science-based programming while protecting the Commonwealth's water resources, forests and transportation infrastructure. MCOR is internally funded by the College of Agricultural Sciences, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment and Penn State Outreach." Departments in which sustainability courses are offered: "We seek research funding, support faculty researchers, nurture partnerships with external partners, promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and share what we learn with the community and the world." Symbol & Arrows Key Operations Research Education Outreach Wide-scale connection Advised, directed or overseen by Found within Arizona State University University of Colorado, Boulder Harvard University Penn State New York University Environmental Health Clinic "Dr. Jeremijenko, an Australian artist, designer and engineer, invites members of the public to the clinic to discuss personal environmental concerns like air and water quality. Sitting at the consultation desk, she also offers them concrete remedies or “prescriptions” for change, much as a medical clinic might offer prescriptions for drugs." "The Sustainability Advocate Program engages the broader NYU community in the effort to create a more sustainable campus. The program harnesses the effort, energy, and enthusiasm of employees to "green" their own departments and work spaces, while educating others and increasing awareness throughout the university."