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Opportunity in Disruption: Strategic Sustainability Planning During and Post COVID-19

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • Cumming (CA)

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be disruptive and challenging for institutions of higher education, businesses, and community organizations. Entities with strategic sustainability plans now face operational and budgetary obstacles to ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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What's Missing? The Invisible Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color

  • Howard University (DC)
  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (NY)

Leaving No One Behind, the first priority of the Sustainable Development Goals, is an action agenda. It means addressing patterns of exclusion, privilege and unjust power relations that can recycle ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Teaching Resiliency Online in a Global Crisis

  • University of Minnesota, Crookston (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In response to the pandemic, we created an online summer course, COVID-19 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Resilience, Connections and Threats. The UN SDGs provided a framework for ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Optimization of Environmental Communication Through the Analysis of Media Engagement

  • Hope College (MI)

This presentation aims to explore the relationship between communication medium and effectiveness in the digital landscape during COVID-19. The presentation explores video, graphic, and photo as communication methods for different ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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I Wonder Can You Hear Me Now? The Emotional Work of African-Americans and University Engagement

  • University of Virginia (VA)

We are fighting two pandemics, COVID-19 and racism. The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have sparked discussions around the country on the impact of institutional ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Inclusive Pedagogy Online: Increasing Equity in Remote and Distance Learning Classrooms

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Before the COVID-19 crisis prompted a radical shift to online delivery methods across higher education, distance learning was central to many institutions' strategic visions. Now, the pandemic has caused a ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Advancing Operational Climate Action During COVID-19: Perspectives from Global Research Universities

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Second Nature (MA)

The coronavirus pandemic has effected us all - changing the way our university campuses currently operate and will operate well into the future. And while universities continue to respond to the ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Pandemic as Opportunity to Strengthen Campus Food Resources and Address Food Insecurity

  • University of the Pacific (CA)

Prior to the pandemic, efforts to co-brand food-related resources: a garden, food pantry and kitchen, as a strategy for addressing food security had begun. There were also plans for assessing ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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What is 'Sustainability' in the Time of Anti-Racist Uprising & a Global Pandemic?

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Ithaca College (NY)

In the wake of George Floyd's murder and in the throes of a deadly pandemic, sustainability, as it's traditionally practiced, has become all but irrelevant as social unrest ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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(Some of the) Surprising Findings About Living Wages in Higher Education During a Global Pandemic

  • Saint Joseph's University (PA)

Between the global pandemic, broadening awareness of racial inequalities, and intensifying financial pressure, American higher education institutions are having to revisit their core beliefs, implicit assumptions, and day-to-day operations. During ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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We are Uprooted and Rising: The Fight for Food Sovereignty in Higher Ed

  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

What does it look like to have a future that nourishes and sustains all of us for generations to come? How can colleges and universities support that future for their ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Keys to Safer Disinfection in a COVID Environment

  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • Healthy Schools Campaign (IL)

Sustainability in higher education often follows a top-down approach, focusing on student enrichment and project-based solutions. What has been missing is the willingness to consider who has been left out ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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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 ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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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 ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Will We Learn from COVID-19? Ecopedagogical Calling (Un)heard

  • Beijing Normal University

‘(Un)heard’ in the title questions if we will learn from experiencing COVID-19 to counter unrestrained environmental devastation occurring, or will we remain largely untaught? I argue the need for ...


The COVID-19 pandemic and the growing need to train engineers aligned to the sustainable development goals

  • Universidade Federal de São Carlos
  • University of Campinas
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Manchester Metropolitan University

Considering the requirements of sustainable development regarding professionals training and the challenges evidenced during Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, this study aims to contribute to the debates regarding the need to ...


Safety and Sustainability: Reusable Dining during COVID-19

  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Oregon State University (OR)

As part of the College and University Recycling Coalition 2021 Webinar Series, Northwestern University and Oregon State University developed and presented programs for reusable dining methods during the pandemic. The ...

  • Posted May 4, 2021
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Webinar: Cleaning for Health: Using Natural Aqueous Ozone as an Alternative to Traditional Cleaning Chemicals

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

Please join us for this informative, lively discussion on the benefits of using natural aqueous ozone to clean higher education facilities instead of traditional chemical-based cleaners. Three highly knowledgable presenters ...

  • Posted April 29, 2021
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Mindfulness for Alleviating Climate Anxiety

  • Santa Fe College (FL)
  • AASHE (PA)

During the pandemic, many of us working remotely have experienced zoom fatigue, isolation, body aches and general exhaustion. A great way to feel relaxed yet energized is through the practice ...

  • Posted April 15, 2021
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The carbon footprint of a UK University during the COVID-19 lockdown

  • Bournemouth University (Dorset)

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a unique opportunity to compare the carbon intensity of higher education delivered on- and off-campus. This is attributed to governmental lockdown orders that have forced ...

  • Posted Feb. 19, 2021
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Unthinking knowledge production: from post-Covid to post-carbon futures

  • Durham University

The past years have witnessed a growing awareness of the role of institutions of knowledge production in reproducing the global climate crisis, from research funded by fossil fuel companies to ...

  • Posted Feb. 17, 2021
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COVID-19, sustainable development and higher education: towards a recovery path

  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

This paper aims to outline the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to universities and how they may react.

  • Posted Feb. 10, 2021
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Unaligned connections or enlarging engagements? Tertiary education in developing countries and the implementation of the SDGs

  • University College London (London)

Given that tertiary education (TE) is a sector often associated with exclusion, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where only a small proportion of the population gain access, how ...


Education for sustainable healthcare: Leadership to get from here to there

  • University of Northern British Columbia (BC)
  • University of British Columbia Okanagan (BC)
  • Dalarna University
  • Swansea University
  • University of North Dakota (ND)
  • International Federation of Medical Students' Associations

The current global crises, including climate, COVID-19, and environmental change, requires global collective action at all scales. These broad socio-ecological challenges require the engagement of diverse perspectives and ways of ...


Reusable to-go Program at Northwestern Dining During a Global Pandemic

  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Chartwells Higher Education (NY)
  • Compass Group (NC)

Northwestern University opened its dining commons during the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall of 2020 with an emphasis on reusable to-go service ware. This program used the O2GO OZZI containers ...


Methods and Effects of Mechanical Ventilation, Ultraviolet Light and Bipolar Ionization on Airborne and Surface Borne Pathogens

  • Evolution Energy Partners (PA)

The advent of SARS-CoV-2, the strain of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, has changed the way building owners and operators must look at treating the air in their buildings. In ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2020
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The Connected Classroom of the Future

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • University of Connecticut (CT)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Legrand North America, LLC (CA)

Today’s higher education campuses are expected to prepare students for success in an increasingly connected world. Students, lecturers, and staff are seeking dynamic classroom experiences and new spaces to ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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ASHRAE Guidelines & Solutions for University Energy Programs Going Forward

  • Weber State University (UT)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • DLR Group (WA)

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing university energy and sustainability teams to overcome new challenges in managing energy costs and reaching reduction goals. All three course delivery formats, in-person, remote, and ...

  • Posted Sept. 24, 2020
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COVID-19 and Sustainability Resources

  • Princeton University (NJ)

The Office of Sustainability has compiled this list of resources to support Princeton University students, faculty and staff as they navigate challenges related to sustainability and COVID-19 at this moment ...

  • Posted Sept. 11, 2020
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Webcast: COVID-19, Climate and Higher Ed: A Second Nature Panel Discussion

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • Second Nature (MA)

COVID-19, climate and higher ed: Defining the sector’s responsibility in solving global challenges

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and the response to it offers lessons for addressing other global problems ...

  • Posted Aug. 4, 2020
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Restoring College Sports Amid COVID-19: Leveraging Climate Action

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Miami (FL)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)
  • AASHE (PA)

As college sports programs plan their recovery from Covid-19 impacts, leveraging existing campus assets and fan preferences opens up sports sustainability operations that generate revenues, cost savings, and significant campus ...

  • Posted Aug. 4, 2020
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UC Berkeley Move Out Programming 2020 - Safety During COVID-19

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The UC Berkeley 2020 Student Move Out Coalition, in partnership with the City of Berkeley and UC Berkeley's Government & Community Relations office, compiled and created resources allowing for ...

  • Posted May 28, 2020
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Doing Good While Doing Your Job – Moving Toward a Circular Economy (during this time of Coronavirus)

  • Stony Brook University (NY)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (DC)
  • Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (DC)
  • Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Brought to you by the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) and its members – a network of higher education associations with a commitment to advancing sustainability within their constituencies and ...

  • Posted May 28, 2020
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COVID-19 & Sustainability Discussion: Recap & Reflection

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Missouri (MO)
  • The New School (NY)
  • Emory University (GA)

During the month of April, AASHE will be leading a discussion series for our community to engage with one another to talk through opportunities and challenges related to COVID-19 and ...

  • Posted May 18, 2020
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Pop-Up People's Pantry- Feeding those in need in response to COVID-19

  • University of California, Merced (CA)

The Pop-Up People's Pantry at the 18th St. People's Garden popped up in response to COVID-19 to feed our food insecure community healthy and nutritious food, predominantly fresh ...


Boston University Online Earth Day 2020

  • Boston University (MA)

April 21, 2020: Boston University's online commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day featured conversations about our progress as an institution, how climate change relates to the novel ...


How the University of Vermont feels about crises

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The University of Vermont Eco-Reps started work on their "Coping with Climate Change" campaign even before the switch to online classes. This video, produced virtually by Photo & Video Manager ...

  • Posted May 8, 2020
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University of Vermont Eco-Reps Coping with Crises Case Study 2019-2020

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Originally this campaign was going to focus solely on coping with climate change, however, in being interrupted by COVID-19, we decided to expand the campaign’s scope to address coping ...


COVID-19 Resources for the Higher Education Sustainability Community

  • AASHE (PA)

These resources aim to help institutions navigate the challenges and complications from COVID-19 and its impacts on the higher education sustainability community. This is intended to be a living document ...