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AASHE STARS Credits through ENERGY STAR®

  • AASHE (PA)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

Download this five-page guide for a summary of ENERGY STAR tools and resources that could be used to earn AASHE STARS credits (version 2.1, July 2017), including credit descriptions ...


2018 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2018 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 ...


Aggregating Higher Education Demand for Renewables: A Primer

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Edison Energy (CA)

Campuses are increasingly looking to renewable energy as the most financially attractive strategy for achieving dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while reducing long-term energy costs and minimizing energy price ...


Setup a Food Hub as a Community Resilience Tool

  • Black Hills State University (SD)
  • AASHE (PA)

Black Hills State University (BHSU) and Spearfish community partners are seeking to create a culture that supports and values local food in order to expand the reach and depth of ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2018
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A New Way to Benchmark your Sustainable Purchasing Program

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (DC)

The members of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council have collaborated to produce a Benchmarking System for evaluating the maturity of Sustainable Purchasing Programs. The new tool is being used by ...

  • Posted Nov. 8, 2018
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AASHE Advisory Council Annual Meeting

  • AASHE (PA)

During this one-hour meeting, AASHE staff will provide a review of the Advisory Council work over the last year and provide an opportunity to discuss any current topics.

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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State of the Association Address: AASHE Member Meeting

  • AASHE (PA)

Come join the AASHE Board and Staff while we present the AASHE 'state of the organization' address. You'll hear highlights from the member survey, programmatic priorities, and AASHE's ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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STARS Town Hall

  • AASHE (PA)

This session will feature a preview of the next version of STARS (2.2) from AASHE staff and will also provide an opportunity for attendees to pose questions and participate ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Is STARS Pre-Submission Review Required Now?

  • Connecticut College (CT)
  • Creighton University (NE)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

As part of our efforts to improve STARS data quality, AASHE released a STARS Review Template and conducted a STARS Review Pilot in spring 2018. Over a dozen Pilot participants ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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International Networking Meeting

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

Members of the international community who are attending the AASHE conference and those who are interested in international issues are invited to join in a networking meeting to share resources ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Transformative Change, the SDGs, and the Future of Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Middlebury College (VT)
  • Western Washington University (WA)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Mary Ann Liebert Publishing (NY)

This session uses a panel discussion format to explore transformative change, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the future of sustainability in higher education by drawing on the wisdom ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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JUST Label and STARS – Comparison and Synergies

  • AASHE (PA)
  • International Living Future Institute (WA)

The JUST Program has been adopted by organizations worldwide as a robust organizational transparency platform with a specific lens into social equity performance. As organizations and institutions seek to be ...

  • Posted Oct. 31, 2018
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Position your Student Sustainability Committee as a Leadership Training Opportunity

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)
  • AASHE (PA)

Johnson County Community College’s Student Sustainability Committee is our campuswide student sustainability leadership group. The Committee, formed in 2011 as part of a student-led initiative for a dollar-per-credit hour ...

  • Posted Oct. 25, 2018
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2018 AASHE Conference & Expo Closing Keynote Address

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Dr. Paul Shrivastava, Chief Sustainability Officer at Penn State University and the Director of the Sustainability Institute and Professor of Organizations at the Smeal School of Business, was the closing ...

  • Posted Oct. 24, 2018
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2018 AASHE Conference & Expo Opening Keynote Address

  • AASHE (PA)
  • United Nations Environment Programme

Ms. Akpezi Ogbuigwe, former Head of Environmental Education and Training at the United Nations Environmental Program, was the opening keynote speaker for the 2018 AASHE Conference & Expo.

NOTE: Ms ...

  • Posted Oct. 24, 2018
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Making the Shift to Climate-Friendly Food Service

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Friends of the Earth (DC)

The webinar will provide information covering broad menu-based strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of dining service. Friends of the Earth’s Food & Agriculture program consultant will introduce the ...

  • Posted Oct. 18, 2018
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EPA’s new ENERGY STAR College Course

  • Murray State University (KY)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

ENERGY STAR now offers an updated curriculum on commercial building efficiency. The three-unit, college-level curriculum is more focused and interactive, and can be integrated as a module into existing courses ...

  • Posted Oct. 11, 2018
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UCC becomes first university outside the US to win top Green award

  • AASHE (PA)
  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

The University College Cork is the first institution in Ireland to earn a STARS Gold rating.

  • Posted Oct. 10, 2018
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AASHE 2018 Sustainability Award Winners Announced

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2018 AASHE Sustainability Award Winners, selected from more than 300 submissions, were recently announced.

  • Posted Oct. 10, 2018
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How to Build the Best Bike Share Program for your Campus

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)
  • AASHE (PA)

Bikeshare is quickly becoming the most popular sustainable transportation program on many college campuses, with several different models available for consideration. Join this webinar to learn how to conduct a ...

  • Posted Sept. 20, 2018
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The Climate-Friendly Global Academic Conference with a Human Touch

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • Tufts University (MA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • University of Graz

Aviation is responsible for a large proportion of the climate impact of professional life in university communities. One much-discussed option for reducing this climate impact is to shift some conferencing ...

  • Posted Sept. 13, 2018
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In planting campus gardens, university students root themselves in the larger world

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • The Washington Post (DC)

Campus gardens allow students an opportunity to tackle food deserts and take action on climate concerns they may have.

  • Posted Sept. 7, 2018
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Professional Skills in Sustainability

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

There is often a mismatch between the learning outcomes of higher education programs and the professional skills required for sustainability jobs. This webinar provides an overview of professional skills in ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2018
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Campus Sustainability Month 2018: Nonpartisan Engagement and the November Elections

  • National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (DC)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) (PA)

The theme for this year’s Campus Sustainability Month is Nonpartisan Engagement and the November Elections. Please join AASHE and the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) as we explore ...

  • Posted Aug. 30, 2018
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New designation accelerates development of UH sustainability curriculum

  • University of Hawaii - West Oahu (HI)
  • AASHE (PA)

The University of Hawaiʻi Office of Sustainability has been designated by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) as one of only 13 Centers for Sustainability ...

  • Posted Aug. 29, 2018
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If We’d Known Then: Lessons in Sustainability Engagement

  • AASHE (PA)
  • MacEwan University (AB)
  • National Union of Students

In 2012 MacEwan University entered an unique and innovative partnership with the National Union of Students (NUS) to be the first non-UK university to run the award winning Green Impact ...

  • Posted Aug. 23, 2018
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UW-Madison has long list of sustainability efforts. So why isn't it a 'green college'?

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

UW-Madison explores why they have not submitted an AASHE STARS report and why it is one of thee Big 10 schools not to make The Princeton Review's list. With ...

  • Posted Aug. 21, 2018
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Accelerating Change through the President’s Sustainability Research Program

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • AASHE (PA)

This webinar describes the President’s Sustainability Research Fellowship (PSRF) model, an innovative program at Swarthmore College that matches motivated students with staff and faculty mentors to research, develop, and ...

  • Posted Aug. 2, 2018
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Natural Herbicides: For a Greener Campus Environment

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • AASHE (PA)

This webinar will cover how colleges can improve the sustainability of weed management on their campuses and engage students in thinking about finding substitutes to environmentally detrimental products and practices ...

  • Posted July 26, 2018
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Motivating and Quantifying the Impacts of Behavior Change

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

In today’s increasingly technological and individualized world, how do sustainability professionals provide opportunities to engage their audience in a way that is relevant to them, but still quantifies the ...

  • Posted July 19, 2018
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The Nitrogen Footprint Tool for Universities

  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • AASHE (PA)

The Nitrogen Footprint Tool (NFT), designed for institutions of higher education, assesses the impact of campus consumption and activities on excess reactive nitrogen (N) in the environment. Excess reactive nitrogen ...

  • Posted June 28, 2018
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Making Your Campus A Bee Campus USA Affiliate

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)
  • University of Connecticut (CT)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus (OR)
  • Bee City USA (NC)

While pollinators are imperative for the reproduction of 90% of the world’s wild plant species and three-quarters of crops, announcements of their national and global staggering declines seem relentless ...

  • Posted June 21, 2018
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The Decolonization of Curriculum for a Sustainable Future

  • Humboldt State University (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

When you think about it, does your coursework perpetuate stories of paternalistic dominance by a few? Do you teach how and what you learned? Given our other many responsibilities, do ...

  • Posted June 7, 2018
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AASHE Connect – Online Community Webinar

  • AASHE (PA)

Join us as we tour AASHE’s new online community. AASHE Connect will serve as a place for members to exchange ideas, engage meaningfully with peers and find solutions to ...

  • Posted June 1, 2018
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Grappling with Climate Uncertainties: MIT’s Resiliency Approach

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Heightened awareness from recent extreme weather events and emerging data about current and future climate risks is placing increasing pressure on university campuses to develop processes for enhancing the resilience ...

  • Posted May 31, 2018
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Beyond Diversion: Qualitative Data to Measure Zero Waste Efforts

  • Carleton College (MN)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

Absence of a streamlined and holistic framework through which to measure and communicate waste reduction efforts has Zero Waste loosely defined among colleges and universities. This issue is aggravated by ...

  • Posted May 25, 2018
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Higher Education and the Sustainable Development Goals

  • AASHE (PA)
  • University College London (London)
  • University of London

The challenges the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) go deeper than did those of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They require a rethink of the ...

  • Posted May 18, 2018
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Mobilization Strategies for Environmental Policy Influence

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • AASHE (PA)

Those of us who research and teach about sustainability issues are often interested in the potential social impact of our own work, in order to help address environmental challenges of ...

  • Posted May 15, 2018
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Introduction to the Leading Deep Change in Higher Education Workshop

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)
  • AASHE (PA)

In response to member interest in higher level, leadership- and change-management focused programming AASHE has partnered with REFOCUS to offer a 1.5 day leadership development workshop in Summer 2018 ...

  • Posted May 15, 2018
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Avoided Costs from Shared Laboratory Equipment and Space at CU Boulder

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

CU Green Labs at the University of Colorado Boulder has spent the last year writing a case study to highlight the benefits of our Biochemistry Cell Culture Facility to our ...

  • Posted May 4, 2018
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Facilitating a World Climate Negotiation Simulation

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

The World Climate Simulation has been run with over 35,000 people in nearly 80 countries to enable people to experience the dynamics of the UN climate negotiations. Join this ...

  • Posted April 26, 2018
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Reducing Electricity Use in Campus Residence Halls

  • Radford University (VA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Our quasi-experimental design exposed first-year students in four matched residence halls to three different interventions designed to encourage energy conservation, specifically electricity conservation. We employed active and passive programming and ...

  • Posted April 20, 2018
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Training in Environmental Policy Advocacy During Challenging Times

  • DePauw University (IN)
  • AASHE (PA)

Many positive environmental policy gains are under threat across the country. Students who are motivated to take action are more important than ever. Over the last decade, DePauw University has ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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AASHE Webinar: Going Green - Financially and Environmentally

  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • Siemens Industry, Inc. (IL)
  • AASHE (PA)

This introductory webinar is designed to help campus representatives think critically about what it means to "go green" both financially and environmentally.

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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AASHE Webinar: Retrofitting Existing Buildings for Energy Efficiency and Demand Response

  • Western Michigan University (MI)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Cypress Envirosystems (CA)

This is an educational webinar presented by AASHE Business Leader Cypress Envirosystems.
Compared with new facilities, existing buildings and plants often have legacy equipment which waste energy, require more maintenance ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Example RFP and Scorecard for Procurement/Advisory Services for Large Scale Renewable Energy

  • AASHE (PA)

This is an example RFP for a professional services firm to provide renewable energy procurement services that include the development and execution of an integrated strategy to procure renewable energy ...


Developing Campus Sustainability Plans in a Capstone Course

  • Furman University (SC)
  • AASHE (PA)

Sustainability education high impact practices emphasize the importance of project-based, applied learning experiences as well as collaborative learning. Higher education professionals also emphasize the importance of capstone signature experiences. Students ...

  • Posted April 5, 2018
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Promoting Sustainable Campus Landscapes: Making a Case for Campus Trees

  • Old Dominion University (VA)
  • Penn State Mont Alto (PA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Arbor Day Foundation (NE)
  • Bartlett Tree Experts (IL)

This webinar explores the benefits of sustainable campus landscapes and how to build long-lasting support, specifically for the trees on your campus, by conducting tree inventories, publicizing your findings, educating ...

  • Posted April 3, 2018
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Culturally Competent Sustainability Professionals

  • Portland State University (OR)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • AASHE (PA)

This webinar will explore how cultural differences influence perception of sustainability and how to navigate these differences effectively. Participants will gain an understanding for an alternative approach to framing and ...

  • Posted April 3, 2018
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Incorporating Sustainability into Campus Strategic Planning

  • Spelman College (GA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Waste Management (TX)

This webinar is designed to assist school officials who are in the strategic planning process incorporate sustainability into their goals. Presented by Waste Management and Spelman College on April 2 ...

  • Posted April 3, 2018
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