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Sustainability Field Booms on Campus

This article describes fast growth in continuing education programs focused on sustainability.

  • Posted June 23, 2016
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STARS Data Quality: Two Case Studies on Third-Party Reviews with Group Discussion

  • State University of New York at New Paltz (NY)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • AASHE (PA)

Both University of Colorado at Boulder and the State University of New York at New Paltz enlisted third parties to review their STARS submissions. Boulder hired a third-party paid consultant ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Building Maintenance and Management: A New Degree Program at Sullivan County Community College (SCCC)

  • Sullivan County Community College (NY)

In Fall 2008, SCCC will offer a new AAS in Green Building Maintenance and Management. One of the first programs, if not the first, of its kind in the country ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Leading the Way: How CUNY is shaping sustainability in NYC

  • The City University of New York (NY)

As this nation's largest urban university, the City University of New York (CUNY) plays a transformational role in New York City's sustainable future with an educational footprint that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Faculty Learning Communities for Sustainability

  • Oregon State University (OR)
  • State University of New York at New Paltz (NY)

In this session, State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY NP) and Oregon State University (OSU) will share their unique sustainability learning community designs as well as successes ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Student Driven Campus Biodiesel

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) started producing biodiesel for its fleet four years ago. The project was initiated by an undergraduate ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Rating the New Campus Landscape: How SITES Can Engage Students + Energize your Sustainability Mission

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

SITES is to campus landscapes what LEED is to buildings. Two public institutions, Grand Valley State University (Michigan) and Nassau Community College (New York) have shown their highest commitment to ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Next Generation Campus Green Funds

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • New York University (NY)
  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)
  • Mohawk College (ON)

Through the use of green funds, colleges and universities have the ability to empower students who are passionate about bringing clean energy and sustainable projects to their campuses. This joint ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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LED Lighting in New York University's Student Center

  • New York University (NY)

This past year, New York University undertook a lighting project in the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, resulting in a 100% LED fitted building. This project reduced ...

  • Posted June 19, 2015
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MA/MS in Sustainable Communities

  • Binghamton University (NY)

The master’s program in Sustainable Communities at Binghamton University is one of the first sustainability-focused graduate degrees offered by the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Through this ...

  • Posted April 11, 2016
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10 kW Rooftop Array: Robertson Lodge

  • Hartwick College (NY)

The Robertson Lodge at Hartwick’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus boasts a 10-kW photovoltaic system which provides on average about half of the building’s electricity over the course of ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
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DePauw University hosts Earth Week keynote Ian Cheney, filmmaker and founding member of FoodCorps

  • DePauw University (IN)

DePauw University's Earth Week keynoter, Ian Cheney, is a founding member of FoodCorps, a food justice nonprofit focused on equitable access to healthy food in public schools, and a ...

  • Posted April 26, 2018
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Boxed Out: Criminal History Screening and College Application Attrition

This report builds upon CCA's 2010 study, "The Use of Criminal History Records in College Admissions Reconsidered." It makes clear how the criminal history box on college applications and ...


How can a college or university integrate sustainable and environmental friendly practices into their dining service program?

  • Marist College (NY)

As the movement for sustainable and healthy foods spreads across the United States and throughout the world, our campus food service operations are directly impacted. This program provides inspiration and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Teaming Up To Fight Blight and Promote Sustainability: An Academic-Governmental Collaboration for Sustainable Development

  • Albany Law School of Union University (NY)
  • University at Albany (NY)

This article describes a town-gown collaboration in the capital region of New York State between two academic institutions, Albany Law School and the University at Albany, and two city governments ...

  • Posted Oct. 20, 2017
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Student Led Green Chemistry Initiatives

  • University of Toronto (ON)
  • Beyond Benign (MA)

Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series: A new webinar series for chemistry faculty and students highlighting relevant topics in green chemistry education.

Presented by: Anna Ivanova Communications Director Network of Early-Career ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2017
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Open Letter to Sustainability Evaluating Organizations

  • AASHE (PA)

Below is the Open Letter to Sustainability Evaluating Organizations, posted to the AASHE Discussion Forums on July 19, 2010 (FAQs included). Original signatories are indicated in the PDF, and the ...


USEPA MOU Program with Colleges and Universities

  • Kean University (NJ)

The presentation will review a unique program of Region 2 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The partnership program is designed to create initiatives to catalyze a just ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Science (BA/BS)

  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh (NY)

Students become broadly-versed in the ecological, physical and human aspects of environmental science. The high degree of flexibility provided by this major allows students to adjust their course selections to ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Environmental Studies (BS)

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The Bachelor of Science (BS ) in Environmental Studies program at SUNY-ESF offers students just those sorts of learning and skill-development opportunities in the context of a well-rounded, yet substantial, education.

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Summer REU in Urban Ecology and the Environment

  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College (NY)

The Brooklyn Urban Ecology and Environment Program (BUEE) is a NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates hosted at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. BUEE supports the training ...

  • Posted Feb. 5, 2018
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Water Resources Minor

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The interdisciplinary minor in water resources is designed as a flexible program for undergraduate students to study and integrate principles of physical hydrology, geochemistry, aquatic and terrestrial ecology, natural resources ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainable Energy (MS/MPS)

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The Sustainable Energy area of study examines the biological, technical, economic, environmental, business, and policy feasibility and life cycle impacts of sustainable energy systems, with a particular focus on biobased ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Sustainable Energy (PhD)

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The Sustainable Energy area of study examines the biological, technical, economic, environmental, business, and policy feasibility and life cycle impacts of sustainable energy systems, with a particular focus on biobased ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Getting to 30% Greenhouse Gas Reduction from Energy Consumed in Buildings

  • St. John's University, New York (NY)

St. John's University - New York (STJ), a leader in PLaNYC 2030's "University Challenge", first private university to sign a MOU with EPA, and charter participant in AASHE STARS ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Reaccreditation at its Best - Completing a Special Focus on Sustainability in Tandem with STARS

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) is currently undergoing a reaccreditation effort through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. As part ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Fredonia lights the campus green

  • State University of New York at Fredonia (NY)

In celebration of Earth Month fredonia uses green lamps to light the campus, including the Landford House (the President's Residence)

  • Posted April 11, 2017
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Arbor Day Tree Planting SUNY Fredonia 2017

  • State University of New York at Fredonia (NY)

Fredonia planted several Red Maple trees for Arbor Day 4/28/2017


Communication strategies: Leveraging digital media effectively & efficiently for greater engagement, relationship building, & earned news media

  • Boston University (MA)
  • New York University (NY)
  • University of Utah (UT)

Communication about institutionalizing sustainability is a key component to our efforts to inform and change behavior. Digital media, such as social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), blogging, and other online tools ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Revitalizing Sustainability in a Large, Urban Research Institution

  • New York University (NY)

In 2007, New York University made a public commitment to reduce emissions by 30% by 2017. This goal was reached in 2012. In 2015, NYU made another commitment to reduce ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Assessment matters: What are students learning about sustainability?

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • New York University (NY)

This article provides a model to integrate sustainability efforts, student learning, and assessment into one coherent process.


Who are we educating about sustainability?

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

This research quantitatively examines student of color and low-income student enrollment at postsecondary institutions in New York state (NYS) that have committed to becoming more sustainable. A three-part study, prepared ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Scaling Up Local Food Sourcing: a Multi-Campus Farm to College Pilot

  • University at Albany (NY)
  • State University of New York at Oneonta (NY)
  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)

Starting with the commitments from 12 State University of New York (SUNY) campuses to purchase tomato sauce ahead of the growing season, “SUNY Commits to Agriculture” launched a pilot to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability beyond the campus with service-learning: Case study with village street trees

  • Colgate University (NY)

The Environmental Studies Program at our university is emphasizing community-based service and research in a recently-revised curriculum. A required service-learning course connects students with the sustainability mission of our institution ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Cogeneration: Creating Sustainable Energy for the Future at NYU

  • New York University (NY)

College campuses have a major opportunity for energy use reductions: district heat and power, also known as cogeneration. This presentation will examine NYU's new cogeneration power plant located underneath ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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BS in Urban Design

  • The New School (NY)

The Bachelor of Science in Urban Design at Parsons is the country's first undergraduate urban design degree program housed in an art and design school. Combining fieldwork, design studio ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Working Within the World: How The New School brings real-world projects into the classroom

  • The New School (NY)

In line with its dedication to interdisciplinary coursework and giving students hands-on experience, The New School presents two recent projects that exemplify working within the world. Empowerhouse brought together students ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Return Recycling: Zero Waste Strategies

  • New York University (NY)
  • Return Recycling (NY)

Return Recycling is a student-led organization devoted to building a concrete understanding for waste data, infrastructure, and engagement. Over the past year we prototyped new (self-designed) recycling bins, developed new ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Creative Renewable Energy Solutions

  • Skidmore College (NY)

Skidmore College completed two complementary, innovative renewable energy projects in 2015. With encouragement from the campus community, along with favorable remote net metering regulations and New York State incentives, the ...

  • Posted June 11, 2015
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Wandering Out of the [Food] Desert: a Campus/Community Farmers Market Collaboration

  • Wells College (NY)

One of the surprising things discovered by the new Center for Sustainability and the Environment at Wells College was that – despite the college's location within an upstate New York ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating a B.S. in Sustainability Science Program

  • Kean University (NJ)

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, the New York Times, USA Today, and The Chronicle of Higher Education have all suggested that sustainability is a major of increasing interest among ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Aggregating Higher Education Demand for Renewables: A Primer

  • University at Buffalo (NY)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Edison Energy (CA)

AASHE is excited to announce the release Aggregating Higher Education Demand for Renewables: A Primer, a new publication designed to help groups of colleges and universities use their collective buying ...

  • Posted Feb. 15, 2018
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Preparing for Campus Sustainability Month 2016

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • University of North Florida (FL)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • AASHE (PA)

October is Campus Sustainability Month (CSM)! Watch this webinar to gain ideas and inspiration for how you can take advantage of CSM to engage and inspire incoming students and other ...

  • Posted March 7, 2017
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Prioritizing Energy Conservation and Efficiency with the Help of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

  • University of Rochester (NY)

The University of Rochester has many competing demands for funding. Unfortunately, energy conservation projects often fall to the bottom of the priority list. By designating a point-person within the University ...

  • Posted June 11, 2015
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Know Your Impact: Guide to Environmentally Conscious Community Development

  • New York University (NY)

Creating a norm of sustainability on campus is no easy task, but the NYU EcoReps have committed themselves to forming thoughtful community-based programming in the hopes of finding new ways ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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MS in Environmental Sustainability

  • LIU Post (NY)

The 33-credit Master of Science in Environmental Sustainability at LIU Post, the only degree of its kind on Long Island, is designed to educate and train professionals to develop environmentally ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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BA in Global & Local Sustainability

  • Daemen College (NY)

Daemen College offers an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree in Global and Local Sustainability. The degree prepares students for the twenty-first century by developing problem-solving skills while addressing current sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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The UAlbany Heritage Garden: An Educational Tool for the Whole Campus

  • University at Albany (NY)

In fall 2013, a task force of students, staff and faculty began developing a plan to institute a campus heritage garden. With the understanding that many student garden projects fall ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Business Roundtable at UBuffalo

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

The University at Buffalo initiated a partnership in recent years with Erie County and a small group of key business leaders throughout the region to assess the feasibility of creating ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez; 16-year-old indigenous Climate Activist

  • Georgia College & State University (GA)

Georgia College's Sustainability Fee Program will be hosting Xiuhtezcatl Martinez at the 2017 Sustainability Fee Program Symposium on April 20, 2017 at 5pm on Front Campus.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is ...

  • Posted April 11, 2017
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