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Sustainability in Real and Imagined Spaces: Honors Courses in Sustainability and the Environment

  • University of Kentucky (KY)
  • AASHE (PA)

Honors classes emphasize interdisciplinarity, student agency, and real-world engagement—an optimal curriculum space to develop innovative courses in sustainability and the environment. This session will explore opportunities for sustainability education ...

  • Posted May 19, 2022
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What Motivates Students to Be Sustainability Change Agents in the Face of Adversity?

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

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 ...


Sustainability from a Social Justice Lens

  • Mount Holyoke College (MA)
  • University of Houston (TX)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Association of College Unions International

Join our presenters as they look at sustainability, social justice, and the connection between the two. We start by looking at the topic from a theory point of view. Then ...

  • Posted May 11, 2022
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Thinking Ahead: A Tale of Joining Environmental and Social Justice Forces for a Stronger Future

  • AASHE (PA)
  • WorldStrides (VA)

Many organizations have been trialing ways to incorporate sustainability initiatives into their processes as environmental concerns have been elevated by the global community over the years, but there is a ...

  • Posted May 5, 2022
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CLIMATE CRISIS ANTHEM Music Video

  • AASHE (PA)

The CLIMATE CRISIS ANTHEM is a visually and musically engaging 6:20 minute video that portrays the dire situation we all face in the current environmental breakdown.

Musical styles range ...

  • Posted May 4, 2022
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Zero Waste Goal Setting – Qualitative vs. Quantitative and the Challenges with Diversion

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Williams College (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

While diversion has been the go-to metric for evaluating our waste reduction efforts, it skips over several levels of the waste reduction hierarchy, resulting in the prioritization of recycling and ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Climate Fiction Panel: Fire & Water Anthology of Short Stories

  • University of Hawaii Community Colleges (HI)
  • AASHE (PA)

As Seas Rise, Can Literature Be Our Life Raft? Virtual Reading and Conversation -- RECORDING Moderator: Dr. Krista Hiser, Panelists: Mary Fifield, Claudia Monpere McIsac, & Kristin Thiel

With climate-triggered disasters ...

  • Posted April 18, 2022
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“Scaling Up” Sustainability Curricular Integration: How can we build upon “ground up” faculty development models to achieve Sustainability-Across-the-Curriculum that reaches EVERY student?

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • AASHE (PA)

A growing number of colleges and universities have created professional development initiatives for instructors that help them incorporate sustainability principles and competencies into existing courses. Some of these institutions have ...

  • Posted April 13, 2022
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Recalculating Sustainability: A Fresh Lens on Energy Efficiency, Technologies and Financing Trends

  • University of Central Florida (FL)
  • Duke Energy (NC)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • TLC Engineering Solutions (FL)

A new era in sustainability commitments begins with a roadmap on the clean energy transformation journey. As with any great journey, careful planning is essential to make certain that you ...

  • Posted March 31, 2022
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Declaring a Climate Emergency: UBC’s Climate Emergency Task Force Process and Path to Implementation

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • AASHE (PA)

Join us for an interactive session to learn about the University of British Columbia’s Climate Emergency response and connect with leads of various innovative and exciting climate action projects ...

  • Posted March 24, 2022
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Promoting Sustainable Menstruation On Campus and Beyond

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Dot Cup (IL)
  • Dallas College (TX)

Menstrual cups offer a sustainable solution to the environmental impact of tampons and pads and offer a solution for people who menstruate who, either because of location or economic insecurity ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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EPA P3 Funded Project to Build App to Address Food Waste and Insecurity on College Campuses

  • Baldwin Wallace University (OH)
  • AASHE (PA)

Food waste and insecurity are significant issues with the national average of food insecurity standing at approximately 28% on college campuses. Our student population matches that figure based on a ...

  • Posted Feb. 17, 2022
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Community Engagement through Earth Day Celebrations

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

How can we better engage with our communities around sustainability? How can we create connections with and between the various municipal, business, and non-profit entities in our communities? How can ...

  • Posted Feb. 9, 2022
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STARS 2.2 Data Quality Series Part II: Deep Dive into Report Review

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • AASHE (PA)

The second in a series on STARS data quality, the Deep Dive into Report Review webinar will guide institutions and reviewers through the reporting assurance process. Pre-submission review of STARS ...

  • Posted Feb. 4, 2022
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Nature Rx: Using Collaborations to Highlight and Harness the Healing Power of Nature

  • University of Kentucky (KY)
  • AASHE (PA)

Nature, even just a view of green space, is healing and restorative in many ways. Public and campus greenspaces represent preventative resources, available to all, that can help combat historic ...

  • Posted Feb. 3, 2022
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Learned Lessons and Tips for GRITS and Green Revolving Funds

  • Bentley University (MA)
  • Champlain College (VT)
  • Denison University (OH)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

In this session, you will hear from a wide variety of users of Green Revolving Funds and the GRITS tool sharing both best practices and learned lessons. We will also ...

  • Posted Feb. 1, 2022
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STARS 2.2 Data Quality Series Part I: Tips for Navigating Submission Review

  • AASHE (PA)

The first in a series on STARS data quality, the Data Quality Tips for Navigating Submission Review webinar aims to help institutions submit a high-quality report and sail through the ...

  • Posted Jan. 28, 2022
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Keynote Presentation with Daphne Frias, Zamzam Ibrahim and Chloe Maxmin

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Box The Ballot (NY)
  • European Students' Union

This session will share inspiring examples of how young people are leading the way to a sustainable future on campus and beyond.

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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STARS Town Hall

  • California State University, Chancellor's Office (CA)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • 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 Jan. 21, 2022
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Using STARS As A Change Management Tool

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

STARS has the capacity to inform and encourage organizational change to advance sustainability. This session will provide tools for effectively leveraging a STARS report for tracking, assessing, and informing sustainability ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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BIPOCs in Sustainability Networking

  • AASHE (PA)

This networking and discussion session will ideate around best practices and strategies sustainability professionals can use to center BIPOC voices. We aim to provide a safe space while giving voice ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Keynote Presentation with Heather McGhee

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • AASHE (PA)

Heather McGhee designs and promotes solutions to inequality in America. She is the author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together (2021 ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Climate Solutions 101: Curricula That Inform Conversations & Inspire Action on Climate Solutions

  • Villanova University (PA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Project Drawdown (CA)
  • Solutions Journalism Network (NY)

Project Drawdown and the Solutions Journalism Network are partnering to offer a webinar for AASHE educators and staff who want to shift the conversation about climate change away from gloom ...

  • Posted Jan. 13, 2022
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Summarizing Your STARS Report for Senior Leadership

  • Boston University (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Building off of the “Conversations on STARS as a Strategic Tool for Advancing Sustainability” 2020 GCSHE presentation, this webinar will dive into the creation of the STARS Report Summary (presented ...

  • Posted Dec. 9, 2021
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Ditching Desktop Printers: A Behavior Change Guide to Cutting Paper Use, Energy Consumption, and Costs

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Root Solutions (CA)

Replacing individual desktop printers with a shared office or department ‘multi-function’ printer (MFP) is one of the most impactful ways campuses can reduce paper use. It also generates a suite ...


Introducing a Climate Anxiety Toolkit and Generating Insights from a Co-Evaluation Process

  • AASHE (PA)
  • University of Technology Sydney

In this webinar, the presenters will introduce a recently developed climate toolkit as well as conduct a co-evaluation process of the resource with participants. The webinar will draw on insights ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2021
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Sustainability Job Descriptions & Details

  • AASHE (PA)

This spreadsheet is designed to capture key information about sustainability staff (non-teaching) positions in higher education.

Anyone can add positions and details to the file. Please add position information in ...


Catalyzing Sustainable Communities through Change Management

  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Trust (MA)

Sustainability practitioners are at the forefront of building just, sustainable communities. But how many of us have research-backed tools and principles to help us be effective change makers? Join us ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Conversations on STARS as a Strategic Tool for Advancing Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This panel will dive into the different opportunities that exist to use AASHE's STARS as a tool to advance sustainability within an institution. Each panelist will dive into their ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Racial Equity and Social Justice Essay Series: Resources for Higher Education Staff on Understanding Key Concepts...

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Better understanding, supporting, and addressing racial equity and social justice issues as they relate to sustainability work in higher education is paramount in creating institutions that welcome and nurture intellectual ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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STARS 101

  • AASHE (PA)

In this session, hosted by AASHE staff, first-time participants will share information about how they approached the STARS reporting process. This will be a great opportunity to learn strategies for ...

  • 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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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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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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Academics, Equity, and Resilience: Building Pitt’s First Climate Action Plan

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Baumgartner Urban Strategy Solutions (PA)

The University of Pittsburgh’s sustainability journey has been expounding over three decades, including the first university-wide Pitt Sustainability Plan (2018) and first AASHE STARS designation (Silver 2018); in 2021 ...

  • Posted Oct. 1, 2021
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Using Lean Feedback-Loops to Build a Sustainable Zero Waste Program

  • University of California, San Francisco (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Lean processes are about creating quick feedback loops to run experiments that confirm a hypothesis or inform changes to yield better results. Many organizations have attained monumental growth by quickly ...

  • Posted Sept. 28, 2021
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Webinar: Leveraging Social Media for Sustainability Campus Engagement During and Beyond COVID-19

  • AASHE (PA)
  • American University of Sharjah (Ash Shariqah)

In this interactive session you will learn how to effectively use social media platforms to engage with your campus community virtually, when it is not possible to conduct on campus ...

  • Posted Sept. 16, 2021
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Equipping Students for Lives of Impact

  • Davidson College (NC)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Trust (MA)

As a community of practice, sustainability professionals sometimes forget the driving mission of higher education institutions. By helping students to develop skills of change agency and to discern their own ...

  • Posted Sept. 3, 2021
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Campus Sustainability Month Tips 2021

  • AASHE (PA)

This document gives some helpful tips to get started on planning events throughout Campus Sustainability Month.


2020 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2020 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 ...


Creating or Improving Green Office and Lab Certification Programs: Best Practices

  • California State University, Stanislaus (CA)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • AASHE (PA)

If your institution is considering creating a Green Office Certification Program (GOCP) or improving an existing one, you have company. In 2019, several universities and colleges were in the same ...

  • Posted July 22, 2021
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Higher Education’s Crucial Role: Building a Sustainable and Circular Economy

  • Barnard College (NY)
  • Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (OH)
  • APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities (VA)
  • Society for College and University Planning (MI)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (IN)
  • Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (DC)
  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
  • Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) (PA)
  • Rheaply, Inc (IL)
  • Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Join this webinar to learn how the circular economy* can help shape better procurement decisions and ways in which you manage your campus, facilities and supply of goods and services ...

  • Posted July 1, 2021
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How Can Sustainability Education More Effectively Equip Students to Become Change Agents?

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Advancing sustainability, whether in one’s dorm, on a college campus, in a community, or at national and global levels, means enabling change, and educating change agents. Many sustainability competencies ...

  • Posted June 11, 2021
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Climate Friendly Cooling Pledge and New Regulations Affecting Universities: Opportunities and Implications

  • Bard College (NY)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Project Drawdown (CA)
  • The Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (DC)

Action is needed now by college staff in facilities, EHS, sustainability, student life, business offices, auxiliary services, housing, dining, planning, and procurement. Changes within all these staff areas to manage ...

  • Posted June 3, 2021
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Unpacking the ESD for 2030 Toolbox

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • AASHE (PA)

The “ESD for 2030” roadmap highlights the urgent challenges facing the planet and aims to increase the many ways that education can help build a more just and sustainable world ...

  • Posted May 27, 2021
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