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An Exploration of the Relationship between Sustainability-Related Involvement and Learning in Higher Education

  • Tufts University (MA)
  • University of Michigan (MI)

Higher education institutions are charged with developing civically engaged leaders to address the pressing issues facing the country and the world. While existing literature suggests institutional practices, such as promoting ...


Washington and Lee Quick Hits: Sustainability Leadership Trip Explores Local Food

  • Washington and Lee University (VA)

Washington and Lee University takes student leaders in sustainability on a trip to explore local foods and dining waste. It features the students visiting the campus's local garden that ...

  • Posted May 19, 2022
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Development of the Assessment of Student Knowledge of Green Chemistry Principles (ASK-GCP)

  • North Dakota State University (ND)

As implementation of green chemistry into university-level courses increases, it is vital that educators have a tool to rapidly measure student knowledge of green chemistry principles. We report the development ...


Empowering undergraduate students to take action: an empathetic mindset toward education for sustainable development

  • National Sun Yat-sen University

This study aims to investigate the potential of an empathetic mindset aimed at empowering undergraduate students to work toward sustainable development (SD), addressing both theoretical and practical dimensions.


How management education is engaging students in the sustainable development goals

This paper aims to explore if, and how, business schools globally have been engaging their students in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), both inside and outside the classroom, since the ...


Engaging students in education for sustainable development: The benefits of active learning, reflective practices and flipped classroom pedagogies

  • University of Edinburgh

Effective Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) requires appropriate pedagogies that engage learners in transformative learning. These pedagogies include reflective and active learning, involving experiential, collaborative and learner-centred activities. This paper ...


Campus Clean Up 2022

  • City University of New York, College of Staten Island (NY)

On April 14,2022, College of Staten Island students joined the annual campus cleanup day. The goal was to collect as much garbage as possible on campus before grass mowing ...


Student Affairs Networking and Discussion

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Join members of the NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education) Sustainability Knowledge Community team as we discuss how student affairs practitioners can infuse sustainability into their day-to-day roles. This ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Student-led AASHE STARS Outreach to Integrate and Coordinate Sustainability Efforts Across Campus

  • California State University, Fresno (CA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The Central Valley experiences unique and extremely complex problems. We produce almost a quarter of the nation's food but also contain half of the state's failing water systems ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Solve Climate Worldwide Teach-in / 3.30.22 / Engage 1 Millon Students

  • Bard College (NY)

Time to address climate change is short. With universities returning to in-person education, as educators at this moment, we have the responsibility to engage our entire campuses in urgent discussions ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Channeling Student Energy to Expand Campus Composting Efforts

  • University of Dayton (OH)
  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • Washington and Lee University (VA)

Are students at your institution interested in composting? Are campus leaders prioritizing composting efforts as you work towards ambitious waste minimization goals? Join students and staff from the University of ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Compost Cats Bucket Program: Bringing Composting into a Campus Community

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This proposed online session will discuss the Compost Cats' residential food scrap collection and composting program open to University of Arizona students, faculty, and staff, as well as Tucson community ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Grow Two Goals With One Seed: Maximizing Student Engagement and the STARS Report

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Student engagement efforts by sustainability leaders at higher education institutions have been systematically increasing. Similarly, the use of robust assessment metrics for assessing the scope and impacts of these efforts ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Growing Future Leaders: How to Foster Growth in Sustainability Leadership Programs

  • Bentley University (MA)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • Tufts University (MA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

In this session, you will hear from the sustainability offices with well-developed student leadership programs, and share your questions, suggestions, and learn lessons from being a student leader or managing ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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A Zero Waste Campus Is Possible

  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

In this workshop we will facilitate a discussion around how students can lead specific efforts to solve waste issues on their campuses. We start with a short presentation on the ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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STARS Assessment as a Curricular Opportunity

  • Furman University (SC)

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework used to measure a university’s overall sustainability performance. In most cases the STARS assessment is conducted ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Virtually Vital-Going Green, Globally

  • Dallas College (TX)

The members of the Cedar Valley Student Green Club used creativity to utilize a virtual platform to pioneer a variety of firsts for our campus at a time when many ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Current Issues in Online Sustainability Education

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

The future is online. Over the last five years, there has been an increased demand for hybrid and online courses. Online learning can offer multiple ways of learning and supporting ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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TreeCATs (Collegiate Arborist Trainings): A Model for Campus Tree Engagement

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The TreeCATs (Collegiate Arborist Training) workshops, facilitated by the UK Urban Forest Initiative (UFI), promote knowledge, insights, skills, and engagement for college students, emboldening them to take a more active ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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How Earth Month Strengthens Student Engagement & Campus-Community Ties

  • San Jose State University (CA)

In this session, our inter-departmental campus team will share SJSU's unique Earth Day history and tell the story of how we organized a unique Earth Month series of workshops ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Student Involvement in Supporting the Carbon Commitment at UNC Asheville

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)

This session will explain steps to take toward climate action on a university campus. In a UNC Asheville course entitled "Communicating Climate Change," a group of students led an initiative ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Professor as Guide on the Side: Facilitating Student-Led Discussions in Higher Education

  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

In this on-demand presentation, I will describe a student-led discussion strategy that I have utilized in in-person teaching modality to facilitate discussions over assigned reading material in university-level sustainability courses ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Sustainability on Tap! Experience a Silo-Busting Student Engagement Event

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Busting through academic silos can be tough. Enter - Sustainability on Tap! For the past 4 years, this University of Texas at Austin event has brought together graduate students from every ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Understanding Diverse Student Participation in Campus Sustainability Programs

  • University of Georgia (GA)

Nationwide a lack of diversity in sustainability roles and initiatives is well documented. Many attribute this lack of diversity to the limited representation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Campus Culture and Communication at the University of Michigan: A Report Developed for and Supported by the U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This report was compiled during the academic year of 2019-2020 for the University of Michigan President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality by the Campus Culture and Communication Internal Analysis Team ...

  • Posted Nov. 17, 2021
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From 'I Guess I Recycle' to Organizing for Action - Cultivating a Culture of Student Leadership

  • Boise State University (ID)

As the first full-time Sustainability Coordinator at Boise State, I started my role as a department of one with no budget, no staff, and the guiding mission of my day-to-day ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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When the Silos Break: Creating Connections and Coalescing Sustainability Efforts

  • University of Oregon (OR)

Through research, and teaching, and by serving as a testing ground or model for sustainable physical spaces, colleges and universities have the potential to help solve the most complex environmental ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Utilizing Geographic Information Systems to Conduct Indoor Waste Receptacle Inventory

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

This presentation will highlight the methodologies and lessons learned in utilizing Geographic Information Systems to develop and implement a process to efficiently inventory all indoor waste receptacles on Indiana University ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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How to Support and Engage Students in Sustainability

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (WI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

With the climate crisis and sustainability issues increasing in urgency, it is important now more than ever to support and engage students in this topic. We hope to teach faculty ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Mushroom Canoe, Algae Biofuels, and Earthwalls at the Nebraska State Fair Sustainability Pavilion

  • Central Community College (NE)

CCC's environmental sustainability office has hosted student projects at the Nebraska State Fair Sustainability Pavilion and at on campus Earth Month events. Sustainability Director Benjamin Newton will give an ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Successes and Lessons Learned: Using Digital Badges to Engage Students in Sustainability

  • Central Community College (NE)

In 2015, Central Community College embarked on a series of sustainability digital badging projects in an effort to engage students, faculty, and the community on sustainability topics. To that end ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Energy Challenge 2020

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Energy Challenge is a month long initiative where The Center for Sustainability's Energy Team works to encourage students to reduce their energy use throughout the month. We do ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Engaged Learning in the Landscape

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)

Land grant institutions have historically used the campus landscape as a classroom and laboratory for teaching, research and outreach on agricultural topics. Contemporary challenges urged us to expand this model ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Student Voices in Sustainability: Incorporating Student Interns In Sustainability Communications

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Student interns play a critical role in communications initiatives at the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability (OS). In this informational session, attendees will learn how the OS incorporates student voices into ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Creating a Green Allies Coalition to Address Social Sustainability: Lessons Learned and Future Goals

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

This session will describe the efforts of the Green Allies Coalition within the Office of Sustainability at UW-Madison. Our office has teams focused on improving environmental sustainability, yet no team ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Is Anybody Listening!? How to Reach Students on a Message Saturated Campus

  • Concordia College - Moorhead (MN)

When you decided to become a sustainability professional, you may not have realized how much time and effort you would spend trying to engage students in sustainability events, programs, or ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Student Support 101: A Guide for Sustainability Professionals

  • Florida State University (FL)

Across the country, universities are solidifying their commitment to a more sustainable future through the creation of sustainability offices. Often times, these offices are located within facilities departments with professionals ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Issues Don't Move People; Stories do - Using Films to Catalyze Student and Community Engagement

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

When it comes to films, too often our focus is on what appears on the screen when the projector turns on. But our focus really needs to be on action--what ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Harnessing Student Enthusiasm to Create Institutional Change

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Universities are filled with students who are eager and excited to create sustainable change. Oftentimes, that enthusiasm helps put on grand events that gather large crowds and spark important conversations ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Let's Be Real: An Honest Conversation on Student Engagement Programs

  • Fort Lewis College (CO)
  • University of Denver (CO)

Co-curricular and extra-curricular student engagement stands as a primary focus of sustainability work in higher education. Furthermore, institutions are continuing to grow and explore various delivery models for applied learning ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Student Affairs/Engagement Meet-Up

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Come join staff, students, and faculty from across the country that work in, with, or led by students to gather in solidarity, discuss best practices, explore opportunities to expand engagement ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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UC Berkeley Student Engagement and Community

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Students at the Iconic UC Berkeley Sather Gate

  • Posted Sept. 10, 2021
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Infusing Sustainability into the Curriculum

  • Swarthmore College (PA)

Name: Colin Donahue Project Mentors: Carr Everbach Project board Members: Carr Everbach, Aurora Winslade, Joy Charlton, Betsy Bolton, James Padilioni, Jason Martin

The climate crisis represents one of the greatest ...


MaryPIRG Student Climate Action Coalition (MSCAC)

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The FUTURE Act is a piece of legislation which aims to commit all of Maryland’s Public Universities to carbon neutrality by 2035 or sooner. The legislation was introduced by ...


Climate Action Plan Sustainability Ambassador Course

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

The Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) ambassador course was piloted in the spring 2021 semester as an opportunity for students to have a direct role in assessing and recommending building-level ...


Teaching wicked problems in higher education: ways of thinking and practising

  • University of Edinburgh
  • Wageningen University

This paper reports on teachers’ perspectives on preparing students for working with ‘wicked’ problems (Rittel and Webber [1973]. ‘Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning.’ Policy Sciences 4 (2): 155 ...


Climate change advocacy: exploring links between student empowerment and civic engagement

  • Illinois State University (IL)
  • Northern State University (SD)

This study identified the attitudes and behaviors of college students regarding their advocacy for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Specifically, perceptions of climate change were assessed and advocacy activities were ...

  • Posted April 23, 2021
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Waste Separation Behaviour of College Students under a Mandatory Policy in China: A Case Study of Zhengzhou City

  • University of Surrey
  • Henan Agricultural University (Henan)

The need for effective solid waste management (SWM) is an important environmental and public health issue. As a key way of minimizing municipal solid waste (MSW), source separation has in ...

  • Posted April 22, 2021
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Rhetoric and Emotion Save Science: Lessons from Student Eco-Activists

  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NM)

This essay is a qualitative study of the experience of undergraduate students learning how to teach issues of sustainability to their campus communities through an innovative outreach program at a ...

  • Posted April 22, 2021
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Webinar: Greenspace Town Halls and Make-A-Thon

  • University of Central Florida (FL)
  • AASHE (PA)

This event is part of the AASHE Award Winner Webinar Series, featuring a presentation of the Student Sustainability Leadership Award winning project.

This webinar will outline the Greenspace Sustainability Design ...

  • Posted March 25, 2021
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