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UNH gets top ‘green campus’ status Membership Required

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • AASHE (PA)

Fosters.com article captures the University of New Hampshire's STARS Platinum achievement.

  • Posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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Sustainability in the Higher Education System: An Opportunity to Improve Quality and Image Membership Required

In view of the increasing importance attributed to social responsibility and stakeholder relationship management, more universities have expanded their research topics and their educational programs through the years. High attention ...

  • Posted 2 months, 1 week ago
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Mapping Sustainability Assessment and Reporting in the UK Tertiary Education: A Whole-institution Perspective on Sustainability Assessment and Reporting Tools Membership Required

  • Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (Gloucestershire)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A plethora of assessment and reporting ‘tools’1 has become available for the improvement of sustainability performance in Further and Higher Education(FHE). As the profile of sustainability ...

  • Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Strategic Planning for Sustainability in Canadian Higher Education Membership Required

This paper reviews representations of sustainability in the strategic plans of Canadian higher education institutions (HEIs). A content analysis of the strategic plans of 50 HEIs was undertaken to determine ...

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Sustainability on the Other Side of the Stacks An embedded librarian in the Sustainability Office Membership Required

Sustainability on the Other Side of the Stacks: An embedded librarian in the Sustainability Office By Amy Brunvand, American Libraries, The Scoop [blog], May 22, 2017 (online, part of a ...

  • Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago
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Sustainability Assessment Report for Philadelphia University by using AASHE STARS Credit System Membership Required

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

This project is a thesis research on sustainability at Philadelphia University. The University is known regionally for its sustainability initiatives and education. The university has won several awards and recognitions ...

  • Posted 6 months ago
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Applying a transportation rating system to advance sustainability evaluation, planning and partnership Membership Required

  • James Madison University (VA)

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe a pilot application of the Sustainable Transportation Analysis & Rating System (STARS), and highlight how a sustainability rating system can be ...

  • Posted 6 months, 1 week ago
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Successful Sustainability Efforts, Action from Constructive Communication Membership Required

  • University of North Texas (TX)
  1. Understand the field and the reach of technical communication in relation to how it affects campus sustainability efforts, specifically, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) report and in ...
  • Posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Repeat performance: CSU earns second STARS Platinum Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)

This news story from Colorado State University mentions highlights from the university that helped it achieve AASHE STARS Platinum rating for the second time, the only university thus far to ...

  • Posted 7 months ago
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STARS & Beyond: Adventures of an Embedded Librarian in the Campus Sustainability Office Membership Required

  • University of Utah (UT)

Webinar [30 mins], presented by Amy Brunvand for the American Library Association Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) on 3/9/17. Amy Brunvand, an academic librarian at the University of Utah ...

  • Posted 8 months, 1 week ago
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Texas A&M gets ‘gold’ rating for campus sustainability Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Posted 8 months, 1 week ago
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Getting Started with STARS 2.1 Membership Required

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • AASHE (PA)

Watch this webinar for an overview of STARS 2.1, AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System launched Spring 2016. STARS 2.1 includes a number of new features ...

  • Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago
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SF State Submits Report for Sustainability Rating Membership Required

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

The Office of Sustainability at SF State will submit a report February 1 to participate in a sustainability rating program that tracks and assesses efforts for maintaining a food and ...

  • Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago
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Assessment tools’ indicators for sustainability in universities: an analytical overview

  • Technical University of Delft
  • King Saud University

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyse 12 assessment tools of sustainability in universities and develop the structure and the contents of these tools to be more intelligible ...

  • Posted 10 months, 1 week ago
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Top-Performing Institutions for Sustainability, 2016 Membership Required

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (DC)

The 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, published by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, or Aashe, recognizes top-performing colleges and universities in 17 distinct aspects of sustainability ...

  • Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
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The Future of Sustainability Leadership Rests with Higher Education Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

Higher education institutions are poised to be leaders on the sustainability front. Not only are they able to develop responsible environmental policies and procedures for their campuses, but they are ...

  • Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
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Using STARS to Drive Change on Campus Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS provides a number of opportunities for ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Sustainability Programs: Examining Why Typical Approaches Have Little Impact and a Transformational New Model for Making Change Membership Required

  • McMaster University (ON)
  • Ryerson University (ON)

Reporting standards like the GRI, STARS and Carbon Disclosure Project are valued for being comprehensive, attracting participation and pushing the sustainability agenda forward. We will examine the benefit and limitations ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Creating a Living, Regenerative Campus Companion to STARS Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Praxis | Building Solutions, LLC (PA)

Leaders in campus sustainability, green building, and related fields are looking for ways to push beyond current practice into the realm of regenerative design and living environments. There is a ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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STARS; the Canadian experience Membership Required

  • University of Calgary (AB)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

STARS can be a powerful program for engaging the campus community, measuring progress in campus sustainability practices and benchmarking comprehensive sustainability reporting, but how well is the program designed for ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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STARS Town Hall Membership Required

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

This interactive session will feature a small panel of STARS Steering Committee members and AASHE staff who will facilitate a high-level discussion about potential improvements to the STARS program. This ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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STARS 101: The Basics of Conducting a Campus Sustainability Assessment Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. With more than 750 registered institutions on ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Project Managing STARS 2.1 Submission Process Membership Required

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

A STARS submission requires a coordinated data collection effort across dozens of departments and individuals. This panel will explore the pros and cons of employing various project management strategies for ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Sustainability Reporting Built on Stakeholder Engagement Membership Required

  • University of Calgary (AB)

Sustainability reports span the spectrum from powerful education and engagement tools to promotional 'greenwash'. What differentiates the good, the bad and the ugly? In this case study we will look ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Seeing STARS: Institutionalizing Sustainability Data Collection & Reporting Membership Required

  • University of South Carolina (SC)
  • Campus Labs (NY)

Recognizing the challenges of centralizing sustainability data collection and reporting, the University of South Carolina piloted two collection systems in 2015-16. Drawing on the deployment system and existing relationships of ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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From "me" to "we" in the Academic World Towards Sustainability: Path and Purpose Membership Required

  • Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)

My passion to create a shift in society will hopefully show you how to switch from "me" to "we" and build a Sustainable World. Two years ago, I discovered my ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Expedited STARS Reporting: Moving from Measurement to Management Membership Required

  • Fort Lewis College (CO)
  • Sightlines (CT)

In a climate of overtaxed staff and competing priorities, institutions struggle to devote adequate resources to STARS reporting. Yet the old adage holds true: 'You can't manage what you ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Do You See Our STARS Now? Making an Institution's STARS Report More Visible and Relevant To Community Via Student Infographics Membership Required

  • Maryville College (TN)

One of the most transparent ways an institution can share their holistic sustainability story is through STARS. However, outside the sustainability community, STARS is one of the least commonly reviewed ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Sustainability Management from Zero to Sixty: Green Competitions for Offices, Buildings, Campuses, and Cities Membership Required

  • North Lake College - DCCCD (TX)

Colleges and universities like to compete by nature. Recycle Mania and Campus Conservation Nationals are competitions on a national scale, with hundreds and thousands of students competing to win. At ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Sustainability in Higher Education: A Model for Nonprofit Organizations? Membership Required

  • North Cascades Institute (WA)

How can the work toward sustainability in higher education inform the sustainability work of educational nonprofits? This session will explore how one education-oriented nonprofit, North Cascades Institute, has utilized STARS ...

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Stakeholders Perceptions of a Universal Sustainability Assessment in Higher Education - A Review of Empirical Evidence Membership Required

  • Eastern Michigan University (MI)
  • Technical University of Delft

The progress of sustainability within higher education has steadily increased in focus over the last decade and has increasingly become a topic of academic research. As institutions investigate, implement and ...


2016 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2016 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) recognizes top-performing colleges and universities in 17 distinct aspects of sustainability, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). In response ...


The comprehensiveness of competing higher education sustainability assessments Membership Required

  • Davidson College (NC)

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the comprehensiveness of competing higher education sustainability assessments. Higher education institutions (HEIs) have been increasingly communicating their sustainability commitments to the ...

  • Posted 1 year, 2 months ago
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Making an Impact with STARS Benchmarking Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

STARS is more than just a rating system, and can also be used for benchmarking, gap analysis, and celebrating progress. This session explores features and tools from the STARS website ...

  • Posted 1 year, 2 months ago
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CSR Reporting and the University

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

There is currently no mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting standards for institutions of higher learning (universities) in the U.S. There is also no established governing or regulatory body ...

  • Posted 1 year, 2 months ago
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Communicating Sustainability Online: An Examination of Corporate, Nonprofit, and University Websites Membership Required

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Sustainability, here defined as environmental quality and well-being, has emerged as a core business strategy and a focal area of investigation among communication scholars. This study analyzed sustainability landing pages ...

  • Posted 1 year, 3 months ago
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AASHE Launches Version 2.1 for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System Membership Required

  • International Facility Management Association (TX)

AASHE recently launched the latest version of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) that features data auto-population, exemplary practice options and more.

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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Integration of Sustainability Reporting at an Academic Institution

  • Walden University (MN)

Leaders at nonprofit academic institutions are following the global business trend of embracing sustainability initiatives for positive social change; however, there has been slow growth in sustainability reporting among academic ...

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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Quantitatively Assessing the Role of Higher Education in Global Sustainability Membership Required

  • University of Toronto (ON)

Three analytical methods are used to examine three primary questions to address an observed scarcity of literature that quantitatively and empirically assesses the role of higher education in global sustainability ...

  • Posted 1 year, 4 months ago
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Identifying Strength and Weakness of Sustainable Higher Educational Assessment Approaches Membership Required

  • Universiti Putra Malaysia

Sustainable Higher Education (SHE) is regarded as one of the most influential medium of facilitating sustainable development movement in the world. SHE assessment approaches are tools or frameworks which assesses ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Restructuring our Sustainability Advisory Committee to Increase Stakeholder Engagement and Advance Sustainability Membership Required

  • Missouri State University (MO)

In support of the University’s Sustainability Vision Statement, the Sustainability Advisory Committee created four new subcommittees, corresponding to the major STARS categories: Academics, Engagement, Operations and Planning and Administration ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Bringing KTH’s Environmental Performance to an Internationally Leading Level Membership Required

  • Royal Institute of Technology

This report analyses the types of international ratings/rankings available for universities to measure their sustainability performance. Sustainability has become an increasing topic of interest for universities to attract students ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Sustainability in Higher Education: Analysis and Selection of Assessment Systems Membership Required

  • Technical University of Delft

There is a noticeable increase in interest with regards to sustainability in higher education. As institutions investigate, implement and market sustainability efforts, there is a myriad of sustainability assessment methodologies ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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Earning Capacity of Sustainable Education - A Review of Current Perceptions Regarding the Salaries, Under-employment and Over-education of Higher-Education Graduates and their Potential Application in Sustainability Assessments Membership Required

  • University of Central Arkansas (AR)
  • Technical University of Delft

There is a growing need to understand the economic returns of degrees as a function of a sustainable institution. The empirical data presented in this paper suggests that there is ...

  • Posted 1 year, 5 months ago
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A mathematical decision-making procedure to assist in the development of sustainability plans based on the STARS framework Membership Required

  • Dominican University of California (CA)

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to establish an objective mathematical decision-making procedure to help universities prioritize credits, while using the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) framework ...

  • Posted 1 year, 6 months ago
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Sustainability assessment in higher education institutions: The STARS system Membership Required

Sustainable development is a concern for countries, businesses and organizations sensitive to excess in terms of utilized resources. This is evident in international initiatives which aim to establish guiding principles ...

  • Posted 1 year, 6 months ago
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Benchmarking tools for assessing and tracking sustainability in higher educational institutions: Identifying an effective tool for the University of Saskatchewan Membership Required

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Purpose

The University of Saskatchewan (UofS) has indentified five areas of campus life critical to improving the university's sustainability performance: education, research, operations, governance, and community engagement. In recognition ...

  • Posted 1 year, 6 months ago
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Greening the Ivory Tower: A Review of Educational Research on Sustainability in Post-Secondary Education Membership Required

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

There is a deficit of multi-site studies examining the integration of sustainability in the policies and practices of post-secondary institutions. This paper reviews what comparative empirical research has been undertaken ...

  • Posted 1 year, 6 months ago
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Higher Education: Features, Trends and Needs in Relation to Sustainability Membership Required

  • Technical University of Delft

The progress of sustainability within higher education has steadily increased in focus over the last decade and has increasingly become a topic of academic research. With various scholars, journals and ...

  • Posted 1 year, 6 months ago
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Applying AASHE STARS to Examine Geography’s “Sense of Place” in Sustainability Education Membership Required

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)

Geography supports place-based inquiry for the learner, applying the old environmental adage of “think globally, act locally” to environmental problem solving. Many within and outside of the discipline of geography ...

  • Posted 1 year, 6 months ago
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