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Sustainability Rankings: Comparing STARS with Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking

  • University of Calgary (AB)

STARS has long been the key performance indicator for sustainability in UCalgary's Eyes High strategic vision. It is also the most broadly used sustainability assessment tool in higher education ...

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Creating Engaging and Equitable Outdoor Experiences for Students and Staff

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Legrand North America, LLC (CA)

Outdoor spaces are transforming the way we live, learn, work and play. Aside from the many health benefits that being outdoors can bring, people want to be productive outside-and spaces ...

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Energy Immersions: multi-disciplinary trips exploring energy transitions, communities, and justice.

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

A critical role of sustainability in higher education is to prepare the next generation of leaders to enact just transitions in food, transportation, health, industrial, and energy systems. Enacting system ...

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Linking Teaching and Learning Formats with Students' Development of Key Sustainability Competencies

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Educators around the world have put into practice innovative curricula and courses to develop key competencies in sustainability in the next generation of change agents. However, more empirical evidence is ...

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Current Practice of Assessing Students' Sustainability Competencies

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

While there is growing agreement on the set of competencies sustainability professionals should possess as well as the pedagogies to develop them, the practice of assessing students' sustainability competencies is ...

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Student Employment and Internships as the Foundation of a Sustainability Program

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (WI)

The Sustainability Office at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is focused on student engagement through several High-Impact Practices to support co-curricular education, but the core of this activity is centered on ...

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How the University of California is Evaluating the Sustainability of Supplier Supply Chains

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

What is the best way to measure the social and environmental sustainability of suppliers and their long supply chains that are located in and across multiple countries? This panel will ...

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GeoX - Lowering carbon through ground source heat pump technology at Colorado State

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, CO has undertaken its first project to employ geothermal energy, also called ground source heat pump or geoexchange system. This CSU project, dubbed GeoX ...

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Protect the Roots: Promoting Sustainability with Policy and Planning that Prioritizes Campus Trees

  • University of Kentucky (KY)
  • University of Louisville (KY)

As the popularity of programs like Tree Campus USA demonstrate, there is widespread agreement that trees provide tremendous value to our campuses across a broad spectrum of key campus metrics ...

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Communicating Across Differences: Refugee Resettlement

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Building sustainable and resilient communities requires a number of skills, but perhaps none is more essential than the ability to foster communication between portions of a community so divided that ...

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Recycling Food Waste on the Fly: Using Black Soldier Fly to Recycle Food Waste at LSU

  • Louisiana State University (LA)

We would like to present on how LSU is using the Black Solider Fly insect to recycle the pre and post-consumer food waste from LSU, turning the waste into fertilizer ...

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Engaging Alumni in Sustainability: Working with Development & Alumni Relations

  • Lehigh University (PA)

Alumni are one of a college or university's greatest assets and their contributions back to an institution do not go unnoticed. Many sustainability professionals want to engage alumni in ...

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College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC) Campus Recycling Session

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC), in partnership with the United States Composting Council and Elevate Packaging, recently administered a survey to colleges and universities to understand how their ...

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Inspiring Green Fashion in a Fast Fashion Landscape

  • University of the Pacific (CA)

The fast fashion industry encourages buying cheap clothes with a short lifespan which need to be constantly disposed of and replaced. College students can be especially vulnerable to fast fashion ...

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Emerging Data Visualization Issues in Sustainability: Increasing 'Truthfulness' and Visual Literacy

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (WI)

This presentation involves the challenges of how to analyze and display data produced with information technologies in truthful and complete ways that are easily digested by human problem solvers and ...

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Energy Management During a Global Pandemic

  • University of Dayton (OH)

COVID-19 shutdowns and reopenings present new challenges and opportunities for the energy management profession. Generally, this has included reducing energy consumption during campus shutdowns, modifying facilities to accomodate new COVID-19 ...

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Power Dialogs: Coordinated Civic Education on Climate Solutions and Justice

  • Bard College (NY)

Power Dialogs are a tool to mobilize educators across the planet to provide young people with realistic optimism that for fundamental economic reasons, the world is heading towards an energy ...

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Graduate Student Opportunities for Innovative Pedagogy & Institutional Leverage: How We Can Plug In

  • Princeton University (NJ)

Graduate students often serve as educators-in-training with an ear to the ground of the undergraduate experience. What role can we uniquely play in expanding sustainability curricula at our institutions? How ...

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Harnessing Student Enthusiasm to Create Institutional Change

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Universities are filled with students who are eager and excited to create sustainable change. Oftentimes, that enthusiasm helps put on grand events that gather large crowds and spark important conversations ...

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Sustainability in Higher Education as a Career Path

  • American University (DC)
  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Southwestern University (TX)
  • University of Mississippi (MS)

Are you a student, graduate student, or young professional with a passion for sustainability in higher education? Are you unsure how to turn your passion into a collegiate career? You ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Campus Farmers and Growers Networking Meeting

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • University of Utah (UT)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Join other campus farmers and food system advocates in creating a robust, interdisciplinary network of campus-based growers and partners at our second annual networking meeting. Find someone in your region ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Sustainability in Universities: way to STARS

  • Universidad EAN

Several universities that have been implementing sustainability on their campuses are not yet part of the STARS system, but they can follow other indicators and sustainability management systems. The idea ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Come Help Shape the Sustainability Strategy of the Largest Higher Ed System in the Nation

  • San Mateo County Community College District Office (CA)

In May of 2019 the largest post secondary system in the nation unveiled a new Climate Action and Sustainability Policy. Some might consider this policy to be advanced, others may ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Envisioning the Role of Higher Education in the Climate Crisis

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)

This networking session will focus on building connections between practitioners at various institutions working towards cultural transformation and paradigm shifts in response to the climate crisis. We are interested in ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Leaders of Color: Navigating Environmentalism and Sustainability

  • University of Northern Colorado (CO)

This networking event is for, but not exclusive to, environmental leaders of color. It will start with a concise presentation on ecological leaders of color who have paved the way ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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The Staff Engagement Escalator: A Facilitated Discussion on Developing Human Potential

  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • McGill University (QC)

What are the clever ways we meet new staff members and pull them into the fold? --- Why do some staff members attend events but not engage beyond that? --- How do ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Let's Be Real: An Honest Conversation on Student Engagement Programs

  • Fort Lewis College (CO)
  • University of Denver (CO)

Co-curricular and extra-curricular student engagement stands as a primary focus of sustainability work in higher education. Furthermore, institutions are continuing to grow and explore various delivery models for applied learning ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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International Living Future Institute - Higher Education Cohort

  • International Living Future Institute (WA)

Higher education institutions around the country are pursuing the Living Building Challenge and Living Community Challenge - using the frameworks from ILFI to guide their sustainability efforts to go beyond doing ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Big Schools, Big Headaches: Completing STARS and Catalyzing Change at Large Universities

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • AASHE (PA)

Large universities can pose large and unique challenges to completing a STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System) report and using the results to drive change. From siloed departments to ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Inspiring Leaders for Sustainability On Campus & Beyond: Networking Meeting

  • Elected Officials to Protect America (SC)

How do we develop leaders to bridge sustainability, community engagement, and civic leadership? Our greatest legacy as campus sustainability leaders may be the leaders we develop. The national news can ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN USA) Networking Session

  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (NY)

This networking meeting will be an opportunity for attendees interested in, researching, and/or implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a set of 17 goals to be ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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STARS Town Hall

  • Elon University (NC)
  • University of Calgary (AB)
  • AASHE (PA)

This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in a high-level discussion about potential improvements to STARS. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Student Affairs/Engagement Meet-Up

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Come join staff, students, and faculty from across the country that work in, with, or led by students to gather in solidarity, discuss best practices, explore opportunities to expand engagement ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Arizona Meet-Up

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Come join staff, students, and faculty from Arizona educational institutions (community colleges, high schools, and universities) to gather and explore opportunities to collaborate, including discussing a 2021 AZ Student Sustainability ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Sustainability Offices of One

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • University of Louisville (KY)

We all know that Sustainability Coordinators are amazingly talented and highly motivated. We can do anything, right? Well, the truth is that we cannot do EVERYTHING; and yet so many ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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We're Here and Queer! Queers in Sustainability Meetup

  • University of Montana (MT)

In the fight against climate change, those with marginalized identities will be most directly impacted and affected by injustices that follow. In pursuit of sustainability practices, it is imperative to ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Canadian Networking Session & Exploring Sustainability Charters

  • University of Calgary (AB)
  • Fleming College (ON)
  • Bow Valley College (AB)

Meet with other Canadian conference attendees and discuss the effectiveness of sustainability charters with a focus on the SDG Accord through breakout groups. Put faces to some familiar names and ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) Networking Session

  • Rice University (TX)
  • Texas A&M University (TX)

This is a networking meeting for Texans and other parties interested in the Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) to connect and discuss campus sustainability topics unique to the ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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CO_CUS Colorado College & University Sustainability Group

  • Colorado State University (CO)

A networking opportunity for Colorado College & University staff attending AASHE

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Data-Driven Campus Energy Management: the ENERGY STAR Higher Education Benchmarking Initiative

  • Kentucky Community and Technical College System Office (KY)
  • University of Chicago (IL)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

This webinar will dive into the inaugural round of the ENERGY STAR Higher Education Benchmarking Initiative, or HEBI. Nearly 200 campuses representing nearly 100 institutions in the United States and ...

  • Posted Nov. 9, 2021
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#GCSHE 2021 Cookbook

  • AASHE (PA)

Do some cooking in the kitchen with AASHE’s first-ever, community-curated cookbook. Be careful, you may get hungry looking through all the great recipes. Happy cooking!


2021 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2021 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall by institution type and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating ...


Solve Climate Worldwide Teach-in / 3.30.22 / Engage 1 Million Students

  • Bard College (NY)
  • AASHE (PA)

Another summer of record-breaking heatwaves, droughts, fires and floods has shown us how fast climate change impacts are hitting. As educators, there is nothing more important than engaging students across ...

  • Posted Nov. 3, 2021
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No Sustainability Without Justice, Volume II

  • Allegheny College (PA)
  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • California State University, San Marcos (CA)
  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Howard University (DC)
  • Trinity College (CT) (CT)
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
  • Winthrop University (SC)
  • AASHE (PA)

Volume II of No Sustainability Without Justice: An Anthology on Racial Equity and Social Justice shares perspectives from 14 authors on how racial equity, social justice, diversity and inclusion are ...

  • Posted Oct. 29, 2021
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No Sustainability Without Justice, Volume I

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Oregon (OR)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE’s advisory committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion conceived of No Sustainability without Justice: An Anthology on Racial Equity and Social Justice as a way to share guidance around ...

  • Posted Oct. 29, 2021
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2021-26 Sustainability & Climate Action Plan

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School (MA)

The plan has four areas of focus:

  • Transportation
  • Buildings and energy
  • Grounds and water management
  • Materials and resource management

Each focus area has a schedule of specific initiatives to foster ...

  • Posted Oct. 29, 2021
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What Motivates Students to Be Sustainability Change Agents in the Face of Adversity?

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The world faces significant challenges that require transformative changes facilitated by Sustainability Change Agents (SCAs). Universities around the world have explicitly taken up the responsibility of developing in students the ...

  • Posted Oct. 29, 2021
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Comparison of Single-Use and Reusable Food Packaging Using a Life Cycle Assessment Approach

  • Michigan Technological University (MI)

This report was prepared by students at Michigan Technological University as part of the Consumer Product Manufacturing and Green Campus Enterprises to illustrate life cycle and sustabnibility by comparing single-use ...

  • Posted Oct. 22, 2021
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Campus Sustainability Progress Report - Fiscal Years 2019 & 2020

  • Tufts University (MA)

This progress report is a summary of Tufts University's progress on sustainability over two school years: 2018 - 2019 and 2019-2020. It includes qualitative and quantitative data on Academics & ...


Higher Education Telework and Flexible Work Survey

  • George Mason University (VA)

The “Higher Education Telework and Flexible Work Survey" was designed to address a general lack of understanding about how higher education institutions are approaching telework and flexible work as a ...