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Cli Fi, Sci Fi, and the Culture of Sustainability

  • University of Hawaii Kapiolani Community College (HI)
  • AASHE (MA)

Climate fiction, or cli-fi, is a form of literature that features a changed/changing climate or global warming as part of the character, setting, or plot of a novel or ...

  • Posted June 26, 2024
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Building the Next Generation of Climate Leaders

  • Santa Clara University (CA)
  • AASHE (MA)

In the summer of 2022, Santa Clara University and Silicon Valley Power, the City of Santa Clara’s municipal electric utility, announced a five-year Silicon Valley Power (SVP) Sustainable Futures ...

  • Posted May 30, 2024
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Webinar: Implementing Sustainability Literacy and Culture Assessments for AASHE STARS

  • George Mason University (VA)
  • AASHE (MA)

If you’re seeking ways to pursue or enhance your STARS AC-6 and EN-6 assessments related to sustainability literacy and culture, we invite you to attend an upcoming presentation and ...

  • Posted May 23, 2024
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Sustainability at Community Colleges: It’s More Than Recycling

  • McHenry County College (IL)
  • AASHE (MA)

I conducted and analyzed interviews with sustainability professionals at community colleges, specifically those with enrollment under 10,000 students in the Midwest. Targeting this enrollment ceiling specifically because I want ...

  • Posted May 2, 2024
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Reproductive Rights in Higher Education: University Health Clinic Scorecards

  • Bard College (NY)
  • California State University, Northridge (CA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • AASHE (MA)
  • Center for Biological Diversity (AZ)

College is a time for discovery – a time to learn more about yourself and others. It is when youth move into adulthood. This transition should be done in an educated ...

  • Posted April 25, 2024
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‘SDGs at Work’ – Building SDG Awareness and Engagement Through Work-Integrated Learning

  • AASHE (MA)
  • University of Waterloo (ON)

Increasingly, higher education institutions (HEIs) are being measured on their contributions towards advancing the U.N. SDGs. Institutionally, there is growing focus on graduating global citizens who can advocate for ...

  • Posted March 28, 2024
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Certifying High-Performing and Sustainable Parking Structures on Campus: A Parksmart Workshop

  • AASHE (MA)
  • International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) (VA)

Parksmart is the world’s only certification program that defines, measures, and recognizes high-performing, sustainable garages. Developed by industry experts, Parksmart offers a roadmap for new and existing parking facilities ...

  • Posted March 13, 2024
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How To Accelerate Your Institution’s Scope 3 Emissions Reductions

  • Catawba College (NC)
  • AASHE (MA)
  • GreenPlaces (NC)

With campus leaders facing mounting pressure to reduce carbon emissions, many institutions are struggling to measure and manage scope 3 emissions. Data collection is highly manual, and many institutions simply ...

  • Posted March 6, 2024
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Higher Education Foodscapes as Sites of Action and Transformation

  • AASHE (MA)
  • University of Melbourne (Victoria)

This webinar presents an in-depth look at foodscapes in higher education. Initially it will look at defining both campus foodscapes and higher education foodscapes and then detail various aspects of ...

  • Posted March 4, 2024
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TASK™ by Sulitest – Measuring and Reporting Sustainability Literacy

  • AASHE (MA)
  • HEC Montréal (QC)
  • KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux)

Assessing the sustainability literacy of students helps institutions evaluate the success of their sustainability education initiatives. It can also earn points in the Sustainability Literacy Assessment credit of STARS, the ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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STARS Town Hall

  • California State University, Chancellor's Office (CA)
  • The New School (NY)
  • AASHE (MA)

The STARS Town Hall, hosted by AASHE staff and STARS Steering Committee members, provides an opportunity to learn about the most significant changes planned for STARS 3.0 and ask ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Shooting for the STARS: An Introduction From Liftoff to Landing

  • Iowa State University (IA)
  • AASHE (MA)

This session will provide an introduction to STARS and how it can be used to advance sustainability at your institution. We’ll provide “mission training” with an overview of the ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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AASHE Member Meeting

  • AASHE (MA)

This is AASHE's annual member meeting where you can hear from AASHE leadership on highlights of the year, plans for the future, and ask questions of the board and ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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International Networking Session

  • AASHE (MA)

Join this session to network with attendees from outside of the US and Canada, learn about AASHE's work with campuses around the world, and the variety of global organizations ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Implementing Successful Reuse Programs in Campus Dining

  • Boston University (MA)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • AASHE (MA)

Reusable to-go container programs offer great potential for waste reduction and financial savings, but challenges with implementation often limit participation, prevent containers from being returned and reused, or provide little ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Deciphering the Challenges of Change Using Liberating Structures

  • AASHE (MA)

As sustainability professionals, you’re often considered “change agents” for the institution - a person who acts as a catalyst for change and helps the organization transform how it operates by ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Missing Pieces in Higher Education Climate Action Planning: Food, Reuse and Empowerment

  • AASHE (MA)
  • Gaia Education
  • Center for Biological Diversity (AZ)

Climate plans can help colleges and universities address climate concerns specific to the students, faculty and staff of that campus. Staff from the Center for Biological Diversity and GAIA will ...

  • Posted Feb. 15, 2024
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Design Thinking for Sustainable Development Education: Practical Toolkit

  • AASHE (MA)
  • Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (Jerusalem)
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design’s Sustainable Development Hub and the School of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have collaborated to create a Practical Toolkit for ...

  • Posted Feb. 8, 2024
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How we see water: Developing a transdisciplinary course through a local lens

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)
  • AASHE (MA)

Human activity has contributed to climate change and environmental degradation. As a result, our freshwater supplies are facing a major threat. Water is vital for life. It is our responsibility ...

  • Posted Feb. 6, 2024
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What Is Sustainable Science, and How Can We Green Our Labs?

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • AASHE (MA)

The research and teaching conducted in university laboratories often has an outsized impact on a campus’ carbon footprint, due to the energy-intensive nature of lab air quality requirements, as well ...

  • Posted Nov. 9, 2023
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Building the Equity Loop: From Campus Move Out to Community Action

  • Lafayette College (PA)
  • AASHE (MA)

As outlined in the Climate Action Plan, Lafayette is committed to achieving a 40% diversion of waste to landfill by 2030 and a 60% diversion rate by 2035. Green Move ...

  • Posted Oct. 26, 2023
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The Why and How Behind Aligning Your Institution’s Values With its Food Purchases

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Spelman College (GA)
  • AASHE (MA)
  • Bon Appétit Management Company
  • The Common Market

What is the impact of your purchases? Is your food service program taking steps to align its values—local sourcing, equity and diversity, climate, health, and beyond—with its purchases ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2023
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Catalyzing Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Ecosystems

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)
  • AASHE (MA)

According to a recent Nielsen study, ~54% of Gen Z want to be entrepreneurs. Colleges and universities have taken note and are proactively tailoring their program offerings to meet the ...

  • Posted Oct. 13, 2023
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Rewild Your Campus with the Green Grounds Certification

  • Seattle University (WA)
  • University of Northern Iowa (IA)
  • AASHE (MA)
  • Re:wild Your Campus (TX)
  • PJC Organic (MA)

Re:wild Your Campus’s Green Grounds Certification offers a new pathway for schools to reduce synthetic pesticide usage and implement organic grounds maintenance practices. This webinar will guide participants ...

  • Posted Sept. 29, 2023
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2023 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (MA)

The 2023 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) recognizes top-performing colleges and universities by country, institution type, and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating ...

  • Posted Sept. 28, 2023
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Key Competencies - Practical Approaches to Teaching Sustainability

  • AASHE (MA)
  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

In response to intensifying and overlapping social and ecological crises, instructors are increasingly called upon to prepare students with competencies necessary to develop and implement solutions.

This important publication - a ...

  • Posted Sept. 28, 2023
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2023 Higher Education Sustainability Professionals Survey & Report

  • AASHE (MA)

This report presents the results of the 2023 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey. It examines the nature of sustainability positions at colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and ...

  • Posted Sept. 28, 2023
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Clean Campus, Clean Planet: Solutions for Reducing Toxic Cleaning Chemicals on Campus

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)
  • AASHE (MA)
  • Tersano Inc. (ON)
  • The Ashkin Group (CA)
  • Elk Grove Unified School District (CA)

The way we clean is often overlooked when exploring sustainable solutions on campus. However, research reveals that the health, environmental, and financial impacts of the traditional chemicals we use are ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2023
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Webinar: CSA as a Benefit: Cultivating Sustainability and Improving Health

  • University of Kentucky (KY)
  • AASHE (MA)
  • Organic Association of Kentucky (KY)

Colleges and universities have unique resources and infrastructures that allow them to develop, pilot, and study replicable employee benefits programs that fulfill Sustainability and Wellness goals. Additionally, innovations by colleges ...

  • Posted Sept. 14, 2023
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Campus Sustainability’s Secret Sauce – Athletes

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • AASHE (MA)
  • Switch4Good inc. (CA)
  • Food System Innovations (CA)

Athletics teams can be sustainability’s secret sauce. College athletes are often treated like celebrities, making them powerful influencers for catalyzing campus-wide change and rallying enthusiasm for bold sustainability initiatives ...

  • Posted Aug. 31, 2023
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Data File: 2023 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

  • AASHE (MA)

Along with publishing the 2023 Staffing Survey Report, AASHE is continuing the tradition of making respondent data from the Higher Education Sustainability Staffing surveys available to AASHE members for further ...


Funding Opportunities from DOE to Advance Climate Solutions

  • AASHE (MA)
  • United States Department of Energy (DC)
  • Urban Sustainability Directors Network (IL)

A webinar brought to you by AASHE, Second Nature, and the Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) at the Department of Energy.

The Office of State and Community ...

  • Posted July 26, 2023
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Cli Fi, Sci Fi, and the Culture of Sustainability

  • University of Hawaii Kapiolani Community College (HI)
  • AASHE (MA)

Climate fiction, or cli-fi, is a form of literature that features a changed/changing climate or global warming as part of the character, setting, or plot of a novel or ...

  • Posted June 28, 2023
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The Sulitest Certificate: a new global standard for assessing sustainability knowledge

  • AASHE (MA)
  • Sulitest

The Sulitest was the first tangible implementation of the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative at the United Nations’ Rio+20 event in 2012 to allow educational institutions and their students to ...

  • Posted June 1, 2023
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UBC’s Sustainability Open Data: Research, Learning and Operations

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

The Sustainability Hub – a central unit at UBC focused on collaboration – have created a new open data platform to share sustainability performance metrics, increase transparency, support teaching, learning, operations on ...

  • Posted May 25, 2023
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Cooking with Purpose – Empowering Food-insecure College Students to “Take Back Cooking” for Climate Mitigation, Nutrition and Budget Benefits!

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • AASHE (MA)

Food pantries on college campuses have a wide variety of food choices with a wide variety of cost, nutritional, and greenhouse gas impacts. In an effort to encourage food-insecure students ...

  • Posted May 18, 2023
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State of the Association

  • AASHE (MA)

This is AASHE's annual member meeting where you can hear from AASHE leadership on highlights of the year, plans for the future, and ask questions of the board and ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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STARS Town Hall

  • California State University, Chancellor's Office (CA)
  • AASHE (MA)

The STARS Town Hall provides an opportunity to learn about the development of the next version of STARS (v3.0) and provide feedback on the program.

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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The State of Renewable Energy In Higher Education

  • AASHE (MA)
  • Coho Climate Advisors (MD)

This slide deck identifies and summarizes important renewable energy trends in higher education so that campuses can learn from each other as they transition to renewable energy. It is based ...


Pregnant and Parenting Students Belonging and Thriving Framework

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)
  • AASHE (MA)

College success for pregnant and parenting students has important implications for racial, ethnic, and economic equity in higher education. Among students of color, one in three black students, one in ...

  • Posted May 11, 2023
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Zero Waste Visioning – Campus Wide Solutions to Zero Waste

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Williams College (MA)
  • AASHE (MA)
  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

In this webinar we will hear from Sustainability Staff at 3 Universities who recently published Strategic Visions for Achieving Zero Waste on their campuses.

Developing a Strategic Vision is a ...

  • Posted May 1, 2023
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The Interdisciplinary Turn: A New Model for Climate Crisis Awareness and Action in Higher Education

  • Santa Clara University (CA)
  • AASHE (MA)

This webinar takes participants through the process of designing a successful, effective climate crisis awareness and action week at their own institutions, schools, or groups, using the tUrn partners + headliners ...

  • Posted April 18, 2023
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Bending Towards Justice: Evolving Sustainability Education at Prescott College

  • Prescott College (AZ)
  • AASHE (MA)

The PhD in Sustainability Education at Prescott College, the first of its kind in North America, attracts a transdisciplinary cadre of students/scholars/activists committed to social and environmental justice ...

  • Posted March 30, 2023
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Renewable Energy Trends in Higher Ed: Different Solutions for Different Institutions

  • Brown University (RI)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • AASHE (MA)
  • Coho Climate Advisors (MD)

Colleges and universities are buying more renewable energy than ever. Their strategies are evolving and increasing, including: onsite, offsite, PPAs, Utility Green Tariffs, Retail Renewables, unbundled RECs, and emerging approaches ...

  • Posted March 23, 2023
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Building a Circular Campus: Scope 3 Emissions, Community Resilience, & Justice

  • Barnard College (NY)
  • AASHE (MA)

As Barnard College defines a pathway to net zero emissions, we are paying particular attention to our Scope 3 emissions and using the principles of circularity to address them. Measuring ...

  • Posted March 9, 2023
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Devise and Dismantle Racial Inequity through Inclusive Professional Learning and Course Design

  • Old Dominion University (VA)
  • San Diego Mesa College (CA)
  • AASHE (MA)

Diversity, equity, and Inclusion operations within higher education are critical to fostering an environment that dismantles structural racism and intentionally develops solutions to challenges faced by marginalized and non-marginalized populations ...

  • Posted March 3, 2023
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Integrating Sustainability Plans and Capital Campaigns

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

Taking sustainability to the next level, for many higher education institutions, requires a strategic, long-range, and comprehensive sustainability plan. The process by which you develop content, engage the campus community ...

  • Posted March 1, 2023
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Academic Collaborations that Achieve Sustainable Operations

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • AASHE (MA)
  • ENGIE (TX)

This webinar will explore how innovative universities are leveraging comprehensive energy management partnerships to collaborate with private industry, research and deploy new technologies, and meet sustainability goals.

In 2017, The ...

  • Posted Feb. 16, 2023
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Environmental Justice in Higher Education: From Intent to Sustainable Action

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • AASHE (MA)

This webinar will trace shifts in the traditional framing of sustainability in higher education and how it is implemented, following the recent racial reckoning in the wake of the killing ...

  • Posted Feb. 16, 2023
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Eddy at New Paltz: Centering Racial Equity as we Co-create a Sustainable Culture

  • State University of New York at New Paltz (NY)
  • AASHE (MA)

Sustainability has expanded to include issues of racial equity in a way that also embraces the interdisciplinarity of academic study. This webinar will introduce Eddy at New Paltz, a co-creative ...

  • Posted Feb. 8, 2023
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