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Campus Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory part of Examples
Students conduct a greenhouse gas emission inventory for their college or university. Students analyze findings and present information to the college or university community.

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Campus Nitrogen Budget part of Examples
Link the college or university operations with local ecology. In this study, students use a tool from urban ecology, the nitrogen budget, to research the inputs, outputs and subsytem transfers of nitrogen on the college or university campus.

Sustainability project part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
The students develop, implement and assess a project that will make our campus more sustainable.

Design and Construction of an Eco-House part of Examples
Students in this course explore designs of a future Carleton College student house. This is a multi-year project where students from the social sciences, humanities / arts, and natural sciences explore parts of the design of an actual house.

Environmental Assessment Course part of Examples
The classic campus-based project is an environmental or sustainability assessment, often referred to as an environmental audit. This course, taught at Carleton in 2001, describes how this type of project can be undertaken. In this scenario, a student, campus environmental group or class researches aspects the envinormental impact of the school.

Determining School Population Using Multiple Student Driven Methods part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an introduction to population sampling techniques. Students' will identify weaknesses and strengths of a variety of techniques and determine the best applications of the various methods identified.