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  • Dees, Hilary (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (2008) there are ten definitions for the word green as an adjective. The set of definitions that most concerns this paper is the tenth set which states “a: relating to ...
  • Erickson, Larry E.; Leven, Blase; Saulters, Oral; Boguski, Terrie; Green, Ryan (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    There is a growing emphasis to include sustainability in decisions that are made, especially in capital investments and strategic planning. The interdisciplinary tools and approaches of sustainability science are providing ...
  • Carter, David; Green, Ryan (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    “Best in CLASS (Conceptual Learning Application for Sustainable Schools)” is a combination training module/computer game designed to raise sustainability awareness for high school seniors and provide high school teachers ...
  • Ballard-Reisch, Deborah; Koeber, Charles; Granville, Melissa; Fletcher, Jeff (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    Kansas ranks 2nd in wind-producing potential in the United States (Lu et al., 2009), yet wind energy generation currently contributes only minimally to the State’s electricity supply (“Kansas”, 2008). As of August 2010, ...
  • Griswold, Wendy; Dickinson, Torry; Wigfall, LaBarbara (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    The shift to sustainable communities requires the involvement of multiple stakeholders in making and implementing decisions and solutions. The decisions that individuals, communities and policy makers are facing often ...
  • Haar, Sherry J. (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    Sustainable fashion is part of the growing design philosophy of sustainability, with goals to create systems which can be supported indefinitely in terms of environmentalism, economics, and social responsibility. Growing ...
  • Griswold, Wendy (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    The poster will provide a description of the use of book clubs in classroom and community settings to promote ecoliteracy. It will reference research literature on the topic as well aspractice based tips, reading lists ...
  • Hasler, Fred (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    In 2004 the City of Manhattan created the entity we now call the Flint Hills Discovery Center (FHDC). Funding was established in 2006 via $50 million in STAR bonds. The center is part of the South End Redevelopment and is ...
  • VanSchenkhof, Matthew (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    Hospitality operations are considered the heaviest consumers of energy and water per square foot of building space among commercial industries. Water and its processing may make up more than 80% of hospitality operations’ ...
  • Hutchinson, Stacy L.; Meyers, Keith; Reinert, Dana; Crawford, Chris; White, Stacey Swearingen; Maes, Sue (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    During this session, a panel will discuss the prospects of jointly developing degree or certificate programs in sustainability management by the Kansas Regents Institutions, including four-year universities, community ...
  • Van Duyne, Wendy; Ammann, Darron (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    With the spotlight shining even more brilliantly on the benefits of attending community colleges versus traditional 4-year higher learning institutions, what role do these colleges play in leading our Kansas communities ...
  • Bell, Michelle; Hasler, Fred (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    Current techniques in calculation, design of lighting, and measurement primarily focus on how the human eye perceives illumination photopically. What we know is that at night the eye primarily utilizes scotopic vision, ...
  • Carter, David (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    Time and money are two obstacles preventing companies from implementing energy-efficiency projects. To mitigate these concerns, the Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI) began an intern program that ...
  • Knight, Jonathan (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    A community has seven community assets: physical, environmental, cultural, social, financial, political, and human. Together these assets affect how a community develops, grows, and changes. This presentation, entitled ...
  • Erickson, Larry E.; Griswold, Wendy M.; Saulters, Oral S.; Hohn, Keith L. (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    There is a growing interest in sustainability education in many universities. Existing courses are being modified to add sustainability. At K-State, the Natural Resource/Environmental Science Project, DEN 582, is an ...
  • Pahwa, Anil; Kuhn, William; Miller, Ruth Douglas; Rys, Andrew (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    A shortage of students pursuing electrical and computer engineering, coupled with both the need for sustainability and the desire of today’s students, especially women, to involve themselves in work that benefits society, ...
  • Boguski, Terrie; Boguski, Rebecca (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    In his book, The Triple Bottom Line, Andrew Savitz highlights the need to evaluate human decisions and activities from the perspective of environmental, economic, and social sustainability. In the late 1960’s, methods for ...
  • Ebert, Kerri (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Agriculture since 1988, the SARE program is a participatory and inclusive system that supports and promotes sustainable farming and ...
  • Pitts, Ian (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    Transportation is both the skeletal structure and the circulatory system of a city. It is the foundation upon which all development happens. Currently, Manhattan’s transportation options are centered on the tyranny of the ...
  • Coates, Gary (Kansas State University, 2011-05-12)
    It is becoming increasingly clear that the 21st century will constitute a radically new era in human history, one that will be defined by our collective response to three inescapable and interconnected problems that are ...

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