Academic Research Projects

Honors theses

2012

1. Carsharing Vendor Analysis
Amani Gaillard
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Environmental Studies 4100: Appropriate Technology and Ecological Design, Campus as a Living Learning Laboratory

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2014

1. Green Roofs at Western Michigan University
Adam Carlisle, Donny Stout, Kenneth Barbera
Report
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2. Western Michigan University Thrift Store : Bronco Throwbacks
Stephanie Davis, Michael Dresen, Lauren Kurtz
Report
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3. Student Sustainability Fee Survey and Town Hall Report
Erin Denay, Reid Klintworth, Amy Alexander, Holly Ekkert
Report
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4. Student Centered Sustainable Café : Campus Trends Re-imagined
Nora Gimpel, Taylor Sawyer, Conor Downey, Marianne Twork
Report
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5. Bronco Bikes : A Bike Rental Pilot at Western Michigan University
Doug Ladner
Report
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6. Western Michigan University Post-Consumer Food Waste Management: Black Soldier Fly Larvae
Alexandra Leist, Deanna Blankstrom
Report
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7. Energy Use Awareness
Angela Wehner
Report
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8. Water Consumption Analyzed through STARS
Courtney Wright
Report
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2013

1. Super Green Residence Hall
Howard Barrons, Nicole Davenport, Mike Lucas, Meghan Walsh
Report
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2. Plastic Bag Initiative
Dawn Clough, Ashley Daniels, Leigha Jones
Report
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3. WMU Greenhouse Gas Inventory
Christian Galbraith
Report
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4. Best Practice Review: Bike Rental System at Western Michigan University
John Ihling
Report
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5. The Student Sustainability Survey and National "Green Fee" Campus Interaction Assessment
Taylor Daugherty
Report
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6. Best Practice Analysis of Bioretention Cells and Rain Gardens
Amy Barrington, Kara Boyer, Patrick Schlaud
Report

2012

1. Community Catalyst Team
Weston Hillier, Marley McVey, Joel Zilio, Michael Eriksen, Courtney Carlson, and Caitlin Arnold
Report
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2. Exploring Food Waste Reduction in Campus Dining Halls
Kylie Merrow, Philip Penzien, and Trevor Dubats
Report
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3. Paper and Energy Audit of Computing and Printing
Sean Kennedy, Spencer Welling, and Kris Dunlap
Report
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4. Social Learning Experiment: Creating Reusable Bags from Recycled Plastic
Caitlyn Prior 
Report
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5. Western Michigan University Reusable Bags in Bookstores
Tessa Gumpert and Dylan Sullivan 
Report
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2011

1. Internship Options for The Campus Beet
Susie Drust 
Report

2. Green Roofing at Western Michigan University
Andrew Johnson
Report

3. Recycling Initiative in Britton/Hadley Residence Halls
Daniel Nowak, Allison Perk, Sean Eisen, Shawndel Hunter, and Danielle Maxwell 
Report
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4. Carbon Offset Road Map
Yusuke Saito
Report

2010

1. Filtered Water Stations on Western Michigan University's Campus: A Sustainable Alternative to Bottled Water
Alex Secrest and Kim Shafer
Report

2. On Campus Thrift Store
Nick Bennett 
Report
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3. Purple Potato Café: A Student Led Campus Café Initiative
Kristiena Sartorelli, Caleb Oliver, and Ian Orawiec
Report
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4. Sustainability Across the Curriculum: A Preliminary Invesitgation by Students to Evaluate and Influence the Awareness and Application of Sustainability in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Haworth College of Business
Chelsea Keck and Karl Walls
Report

5. Commuting Research
Megan Bessey, Kyle Braman, and Hannah Davis  
Report
2-pager

2009

1. Sustainability Tour WMU; the Green Walkthrough
Evan Groendyk
Report
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2. Raising Sustainability Awareness through Residence Life: A Recycling Information Sheet and Wesustain Bulletin Board
Nola Wiersma 
Report
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3. Western Michigan University Greenhouse Gas Inventory: Baseline Year 2007
Chris Caprara, Kaitlyn Shields, Matt Van Ness, and Kelly Krug 
Report
2-pager

2008

1. Reducing Waste at Western Michigan University: Cafeteria Food Tray Removal, Food Waste Audits, and Composting
Geoff Bolak, Liz Huggett, Ryan Koziatek, Fields Ratliff, and Carrie Susemihl
Report
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2. Wood Hall's Wood Recycling Containers
Todd Herbst 
Report

3. The Weekly Initiative for a Student Cooperative Café
Ryan Walters and Matthew Hollander 
Report
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2007

1. Student Led Campus Café
Ash Norton 
Report
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2. Creating a General Education Sustainability Class
Kate Johnson, Cory Paradowski, and Pat Winninger
Report
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3. Environmental Peer Education Project
Lucy Kurtz and Steve Eick 
Report
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