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Biggest Hour For Earth

  • Technological University Dublin (Dublin)

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The countdown for Earth Hour is on! Since its beginnings, Earth Hour has been known for the symbolic 'lights off' in support of our planet. But this year ...

New Campus-wide Composting System Launched at Lafayette College

  • Lafayette College (PA)

January, 2024

Easton, Pennsylvania – Lafayette College launched a new campus-wide food waste composting program this fall, using an odor-controlled In Vessel composting system that automatically processes food waste into compost ...

  • Posted March 19, 2024
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TASK™ by Sulitest – Measuring and Reporting Sustainability Literacy

  • AASHE (PA)
  • 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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Missing Pieces in Higher Education Climate Action Planning: Food, Reuse and Empowerment

  • AASHE (PA)
  • 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 (PA)
  • 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 (PA)

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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It’s Really Free! Patriot Packout Expands to Support George Mason University Community Members’ Basic Needs

  • George Mason University (VA)

This case study focuses on George Mason University’s sustainable move-out initiative, Patriot Packout (PPO) 2023. Existing in some form (unofficial and official) since 2003, the PPO initiative was expanded ...

What Is Sustainable Science, and How Can We Green Our Labs?

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

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 (PA)

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 (PA)
  • 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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Clean Campus, Clean Planet: Solutions for Reducing Toxic Cleaning Chemicals on Campus

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • 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 (PA)
  • 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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Closing the Sustainability Skills Gap,

  • Cornell University (NY)

Submitting these images for blurb going into the SCI : Please submit one or more images for consideration by Friday, September 1 to AASHE’s Campus Sustainability Hub by following the ...

Western Michigan University Bronco Challenge for Sustainable Impact

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

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JHU achieves greenhouse gas reduction goal through solar agreement

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

Johns Hopkins University exceeded its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 51% by 2025 several years early through a long-term agreement with Constellation. The solar agreement is the largest among ...

Austin Community College, Rio Grande Campus LEED Platinum Renovation Project

  • Austin Community College (TX)

Austin Community College LEED Platinum Renovation - The Rio Grande Campus project involved the renovation of a nearly 100-year-old campus building, and is the first LEED Platinum certification for Austin Community ...

10,000-gallon rainwater cistern

  • Muhlenberg College (PA)

Terrace showing outline of Fahy Commons 10,000-gallon rainwater cistern.

Rainwater harvesting control and filtration system

  • Muhlenberg College (PA)

Rainwater from the Cistern is treated and used for toilet flushing.

University of New Hampshire - 2023 Sustainable Campus Index

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Sustainability fellowship - The Sustainability Fellowship at University of New Hampshire pairs undergraduate students and post-baccalaureates (grad students and recent grads) from UNH and universities across the United States with municipal ...

John Brong Planting Day at CCU

  • Coastal Carolina University (SC)

Each year, the CCU community will comes together for a day of service to honor the life of the late John Brong, who served as the CCU greenhouse manager for ...

Zero Waste Football (Horizontal and Vertical Image)

  • Coastal Carolina University (SC)

Every Chanticleer home football game is a zero-waste initiative. The goal of this effort is to divert as much waste as possible from each CCU home football game. We do ...

HKUST the First to Launch New ESG Investment Policy for its Net-Zero Carbon Goal

  • Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Hong Kong)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) became the first university in Hong Kong to make a pledge to eliminate investments in fossil fuels, with a concrete environmental ...

Scientists study solar panel-topped ponds

  • Cornell University (NY)

Reseach into preserve agricultural land for crops and conservation lands for wildlife, place floating photovoltaic panels on lakes, rivers and reservoirs.

Earth Source Heat (ESH) is Cornell's version of a deep geothermal system

  • Cornell University (NY)

Cornell constructed a 10,000-foot deep observatory borehole, the Cornell University Borehole Observatory (CUBO). CUBO will enable researchers to study how much heat can be produced by geothermal energy.

Acadia Receives Organic Campus Designation

  • Acadia University (NS)

Acadia University receives its Organic Campus Certificate from the Canada Organic Trade Association making it the first university in Canada to earn the national designation.

Humber College SCI 2023 Photos - Water Category

  • Humber College (ON)

Photo submission for Humber College's Top Performance on 2023 SCI Water Category.

Humber College SCI 2023 Photos - Grounds Category

  • Humber College (ON)

Photo submission for Humber College's Top Performance in the 2023 SCI Grounds category.

Humber College SCI 2023 Photos - Coordination and Planning Category

  • Humber College (ON)

Photo submission for Humber College's Top Performance recognition at 2023 SCI Coordination and Planning Category.

Humber College SCI 2023 Photos - Waste Category

  • Humber College (ON)

The photos being submitted relate to Humber College's recognition as a Top Performer in the 2023 SCI Waste category.

University of Manitoba campus

  • University of Manitoba (MB)

Top Performer, Water University of Manitoba campus

Colgate Student Sustainability Consortium Fall 2022 Summit

  • Colgate University (NY)

Gathering of student sustainability leaders to coordinate and plan for ways to advance the practice of sustainability on Colgate University's campus.

Aligning with Place: A case study in xeriscaping at Gonzaga University's Office of Sustainability.

  • Gonzaga University (WA)

This project's goal was to xeriscape the front lawn of the Office of Sustainability, transforming it from a grass lawn into a lawn with mulch and drought-tolerant plants. The ...

  • Posted July 17, 2023
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Cli Fi, Sci Fi, and the Culture of Sustainability

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

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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Sustainability Tour of the Yale Farm

  • Yale University (CT)

As part of Celebrate Sustainability Week at Yale in October 2022, the Yale Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the Office of International Students & Scholars, organized a “Lunch and ...

The American University of Sharjah Sustainability Team

  • American University of Sharjah (Ash Shariqah)

left to right Julia Carlow- Acting Head of AUS Sustainability Sahar Ibrahim- Sustainability Coordinator Nathalie Curabba- Sustainability Coordinator Rose Armour- Head of AUS Sustainability- Seconded to the Climate Envoy

Hopkins Office of Sustainability Retreating Into Nature

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The Johns Hopkins Office of Sustainability staff held their staff retreat at a local arboretum reflecting on the past year, setting team and individual goals for the next 5 years ...

Fahy Commons for Public Engagement and Innovation Open House

  • Muhlenberg College (PA)

On January 31st, the campus community filled the halls of the new Fahy Commons, visiting the academic and program spaces getting an up-close look at its remarkable sustainability features. Sustainability ...

Endicott College Sustainability Office 2022-2023

  • Endicott College (MA)

Endicott College full-time Director and Coordinator (far right, far left respectively) with 2022-2023 student staff.

CSUCI Sustainability Staff Tabling for Clean Air Day Tree Planting

  • California State University, Channel Islands (CA)

CSU Channel Islands sustainability staff welcome guests to the tree planting event at the university's Clean Air Day celebration. Featuring Roxane Beigel-Coryell, sustainability & energy director, and Rhianna Torres ...

The Sulitest Certificate: a new global standard for assessing sustainability knowledge

  • AASHE (PA)
  • 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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Ohio State's Composting Expansion

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

Ohio State’s Compost Program Expansion led by Facilities, Operations, and Development (FOD), in collaboration with Student Life, Athletics, Wexner Medical Center, the Sustainability Institute, and many student groups, enabled ...

OwlSwap– A Social Equity and Environmental Sustainability Textiles and Apparel Initiative at Kennesaw State University

  • Kennesaw State University (GA)

Clothing production is one of the most polluting, resource-intensive industrial processes on the planet. On average, over 80 lbs of textile waste per person ends up in landfills every year ...

The Community Action Center Project: Where Food Shelves Meet Carbon Offsets

  • Carleton College (MN)

In the city of Northfield, MN, uneaten food typically ends up as waste in the landfill. As this food decomposes, it releases methane—a greenhouse gas far more potent than ...

"Food Waste Prevention Week"

  • University of California, Merced (CA)

The University of California, Merced's (UC Merced) Sustainable Food Programs is focused on and committed to surplus food recovery, food waste awareness and prevention, food security and more. UC ...

Sustainable Lab Community Engagement Campaign

  • McGill University (QC)

McGill University is working toward two ambitious sustainability targets: to become zero-waste by 2035 and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. As one of the top research universities in Canada ...

Duke University Climate Commitment

  • Duke University (NC)

As Duke University enters its second century, President Vincent Price has directed the University to marshal its collective resources and capabilities to address the climate crisis. Stemming from President Price ...

Food Waste to Energy: From Pilot Scale Biogas to Grid Tied CHP on a Campus Farm

  • Dickinson College (PA)

The Dickinson College Farm is culminating a multi-year project to convert campus food waste to sustainable energy through a grid-connected biogas system. Biogas is a carbon neutral, renewable alternative to ...

USC’s Single-use Plastics Elimination – Beverage Bottles Policy

  • University of Southern California (CA)

The University of Southern California (USC) established the Single-use Plastics Elimination – Beverage Bottles Policy in July 2022, prohibiting the purchase or use of single-use plastic beverage products across the university ...

Earth Fest

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

Earth Fest, a free and inclusive community celebration of the past, present, and future sustainability efforts in River Falls and the surrounding area. This family friendly event was held for ...

Brandeis University’s Year of Climate Action

  • Brandeis University (MA)

In 2019, a task force set out to write a new climate action plan for the university. Among its recommendations was to dedicate an entire year to catalyzing and deepening ...