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The role of green and Sustainability Offices in fostering sustainability efforts at higher education institutions

  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Passo Fundo
  • University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz

Green and Sustainability Offices are special settings which assist initiatives within higher education institutions to coordinate their efforts and work in the field of sustainable development. The set-up of such ...

  • Posted July 19, 2019
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Stretching Your Sustainability Leadership Career: Future Business/Facilities Officer

  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO) (DC)

Many sustainability directors possess the requisite skills to position themselves for future leadership at a campus. Additionally, that stretch in their career path to more senior leadership positions could significantly ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Stay Rad Post Grad: Finding Your Path After College

  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

Are you graduating? Are you panicking? Or maybe you know exactly what you want to do, but it's just a matter of making it happen. Join the PLAN staff ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Secrets to Success for Your Career and Your Campus in Sustainability

  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

Do you want tips to create a great career in sustainability? Do you also want to create more positive impacts on campus and beyond? Do you want to be a ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Adaptation and Resilience in Sustaining Ourselves - A Micro-Retreat

  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Join sustainability professionals across Minnesota in discovering how a model of stepping away from our various institutions, discovering common challenges and building cross-institution relationships helps us sustain ourselves. The planning ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainability in the C-Suite: Preliminary Study Results

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • Unity College (ME)
  • GreenerU (MA)
  • Koya Leadership Partners (DC)

Sustainability can be a strategic driver when the function is included at the highest level of an organization. What are the most innovative leaders in higher education, business, and government ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Imposters, Insiders, and Collaborators: Bringing Outside Expertise to the World of Sustainability

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • University of California, Merced (CA)

Sustainability is often viewed as a field reserved for those with expertise gained through an academic background in Environmental Science, Ecology, Sustainability or similar areas, and individuals from outside of ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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ISSP Networking Session: Do You Have All It Takes to Be an Effective Sustainability Professional?

  • Auburn University (AL)
  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of Richmond (VA)
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) (OR)

Calling all active and aspiring sustainability professionals: come learn about the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) community and earning ISSP's sustainability credentials. Meet with ISSP members and hear ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Green Gurus Unite! Discussing the Promise and Perils of Becoming Your School's Moral Compass

  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

We were flooded with requests to set something up to continue the conversation at the conclusion of our lively, well-attended 30-minute 'High Priests of Sustainability?!' presentation at AASHE 2017. This ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Activism or Silence as a Sustainability Office?

  • New York University (NY)

We live in a time when activism has become a regular part of our lives and addresses a multitude of issues. As Sustainability Officers, our passions and worldviews are often ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Creating a Sustainability Director Position for the Student Body Government (presentation)

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

In the spring of 2017, University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) student Dave Herrera proposed to UMD Student Association (UMDSA) to create a Student Director Of Sustainability. After much discussion and ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Creating Sustainability Director Position for Student Body Government (poster)

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

In the spring of 2017, University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) student Dave Herrera proposed to UMD Student Association (UMDSA) to create a Student Director Of Sustainability. After much discussion and ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Wrestling With the Invisibility Cloak: Catalyzing Student Action and Creating Office Recognition

  • Amherst College (MA)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • University of Southern Maine (ME)
  • Villanova University (PA)

As sustainability officer's we often lead from behind, supporting students as a silent or invisible partner. This enables them to bring awareness to issues and take ownership over the ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 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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Overcoming Barriers: Organizational Effectiveness of College Sustainability Offices

This study assesses the organizational effectiveness of six small colleges that have demonstrated a commitment to campus sustainability practices. Given the complex structures and competing demands within a small college ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Becoming a Certified Sustainable Resource Management Professional

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

Watch this webinar to gain an understanding of what proficiencies are expected as a certified sustainable resource management professional. This webinar will explore opportunities for certification in sustainable resource management ...

  • Posted March 12, 2018
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From "To Do" to "Done": Project Management for the Sustainability Professional

  • Indiana State University (IN)
  • AASHE (PA)

Making sustainability happen on your campus requires a wide variety of skills. You may know all of the current best practices for conservation and efficiency, but – especially if you’re ...

  • Posted March 12, 2018
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Energy Engineering for Non-Engineers: Sweetened and Condensed

  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)
  • Babson College (MA)

As a sustainability change agent, you may not have a background in engineering, but developing a basic fluency in energy engineering terms and concepts can empower you to participate in ...

  • Posted March 1, 2018
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Techniques to Foster Interpersonal Competences

  • Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Interpersonal Competences (ICs) are vital for sustainability change agents. Evidence shows that ICs are also highly-prized career skills. A student with strong ICs can productively interact and empathize with collaborators ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Doing More With Less

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

In a world where information of many current events is so readily available, there seem to be countless opportunities to utilize the content for educating about sustainability. However, taking advantage ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Leading High-Functioning and Resilient Sustainability Offices - Making a difference via practical and effective leadership

  • Stanford University (CA)

This workshop will focus on one of the key leadership and professional development skills - building/leading the most effective and resilient sustainability organization possible. This workshop will cover the best ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Rookies, Newbies, Imposters, & Not-Yet-Experts: Navigating Newness, Isolation, and/or Competence for Sustainability Professionals in Higher Education

  • Marquette University (WI)

This informal, semi-structured networking meeting is meant to keep that conversation going and allow for additional introductions and engagement. All are welcome, even if you did not attend the earlier ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Facilitation for Organizational Change

  • GreenerU (MA)

One of the most important, yet often understated skills of any profession is the ability to be a strong group meeting facilitator. Whether it is a small internal meeting with ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Senior Leadership Summit: Positioning Sustainability as Your Ultimate Innovation and Strategy Driver

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Millersville University (PA)

AASHE's 2017 Senior Leadership Summit is an intensive professional development opportunity for senior leaders and their teams to accelerate their sustainability leadership impact by increasing the flow and adoption ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Passing the Baton: Best Practices for Transitioning Into and Out of Sustainability Positions

  • Connecticut College (CT)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)

As the sustainability profession grows, more of us will find ourselves changing institutions to progress in our careers. The transition requires quickly learning the ins and outs of a new ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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High Priests of Sustainability?! The Promise and Perils of Becoming Your School's Moral Compass

  • University of Louisville (KY)

It began as a joke. When I first arrived, colleagues introduced me as the university's 'Green Guru.' Later I got a surprising compliment: 'You are the conscience of this ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainability for Sustainability Professionals

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Successful implementation of a university's strategic plan for sustainability depends upon careful prioritization and time management. All institutions want to address a broad range of operational and academic opportunities ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustaining Ourselves - A Collaborative Mini-Retreat for Sustainability Professionals

  • Carleton College (MN)
  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Join sustainability professionals across Minnesota in discovering how a model of stepping away from our various institutions, discovering common challenges and building cross-institution relationships helps us sustain ourselves. The planning ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Diversity Social: Solidarity Can Be Fun!

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Fair Trade Colleges & Universities (CA)

Continue the recent conversation on the GreenSchools listserv about diversity challenges facing our field and what your needs are as a sustainability professional striving to speak to social justice challenges ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Breaking Through the "Green Ceiling": Sustainability as a Path to Executive Leadership

  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University of Connecticut (CT)
  • National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO) (DC)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Korn Ferry International (PA)

One way to measure the value of sustainability in higher education is to determine whether any of our more experienced and successful members have climbed the ladder and been promoted ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Rookies, Newbies, Imposters, & Not-Yet-Experts: Navigating Newness, Isolation, and/or Competence for Sustainability Professionals in Higher Education

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Harvey Mudd College (CA)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)
  • East Carolina University (NC)
  • Marquette University (WI)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Panelists and audience members will share perspectives, experiences, and advice as they discuss challenges and support strategies at the intersections of newness, isolation, and competence for sustainability professionals in higher ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Highlights from the 2017 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2017 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey Report examines the nature of sustainability positions at colleges and universities, providing insights into salaries, funding, supervision, job satisfaction, challenges and more. AASHE ...

  • Posted Oct. 6, 2017
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Redacted Data: 2017 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

  • AASHE (PA)

For the first time, AASHE is making a redacted version of the Higher Education Sustainabilty Staffing Survey available to AASHE members for further analysis. Our hope is that this resource ...


2017 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2017 staffing survey report examines the nature of sustainability positions at colleges and universities, providing insights into salaries, funding, supervision, job satisfaction, challenges and more. This year’s survey ...

  • Posted Sept. 1, 2017
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Overcoming Barriers: Organizational Effectiveness of College Sustainability Offices

  • Eckerd College (FL)

This study assesses the organizational effectiveness of six small colleges that have demonstrated a commitment to campus sustainability practices. Given the complex structures and competing demands within a small college ...

  • Posted July 13, 2017
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McGill Students Lobby to Create Climate Officer Position

  • McGill University (QC)

In Spring 2016, Management PhD student Amir Nosrat, and other colleagues at the Post-Graduate Students' Society of McGill University, came up with the idea to create a Climate Officer position ...


Emerson's Sustainability Coordinator biking to work

  • Emerson College (MA)

Earth Fest Oklahoma State University

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)

Oklahoma State University's 2017 Earth Fest, organized by students of the SGA Sustainability Committee, was held on campus April 20th and open to the public. Organizations had exhibits on ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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"Staffulty”: When Sustainability Staff Take on Faculty Roles

  • Rice University (TX)
  1. Attendees will develop a rich understanding of the “staffulty” position.
  2. Attendees will learn the variety of ways that sustainability staff can engage with what is traditionally the faculty realm, including ...
  • Posted April 25, 2017
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College and University Sustainability Officers' Experiences with Green Office Programs: A Qualitative Investigation

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The number of sustainability programs in higher education continues to increase. Green office programs have become a cornerstone of sustainability programming on college and university campuses across the country. This ...


Managing Organizational Sustainability: Demonstrating the Business Case for Sustainability Professionals in the Workplace

  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • McGraw-Hill (NY)

The report provides a preliminary exploration of the relationship between the fast-growing new job class of sustainability professionals and performance. The report uses original research and literature review to find ...

  • Posted Dec. 19, 2016
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Sustaining Ourselves - A Collaborative Retreat for Sustainability Professionals

  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)
  • Hamline University (MN)
  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Join us in discovering how a model of stepping away from our various institutions, discovering common challenges and building cross-institution relationships helps us sustain ourselves. The planning team from the ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Energy Engineering for Non-Engineers

  • GreenerU (MA)

Much of the change we need to make in order to address climate change and sustainability challenges relates to engineering, but that doesn't mean everyone needs an engineering degree ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Sustainability Officers: The Dream, The Sometimes Harsh Reality, The Reasons You Want Us on Your Leadership Team

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

In 2015, we recognized an urgent need to capture and communicate the stories of campus sustainability officers - whose many hats, skills and unique abilities are often not realized by the ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Starting the Conversation: Bridging Diversity and Sustainability in the California State University System

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • California State University, San Marcos (CA)

At AASHE 2015, California State University East Bay shared efforts to build partnerships between campus diversity and sustainability programs. Over the past year, this discussion has expanded into the California ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Bridging the gap: The Next-Generation of Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The sustainability movement in higher education has helped to establish our role as sustainability professionals and over the years significant gains have been made. Pioneering efforts have led to the ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Overcoming Superhero Syndrome

  • GreenerU (MA)

When sustainability pros see a problem, our unique mixture of self-efficacy, personal responsibility, and influential competency often mean that we take the problem head-on. And that other problem. And all ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Conversations That Matter: A Discussion on Connecting Sustainability and Diversity in Higher Education

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University of Missouri (MO)
  • AASHE (PA)

Are you facing challenges on your campus related to connecting diversity and sustainability? AASHE's Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee is a group of directors, managers and coordinators that are helping ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Organizational Effectiveness of Sustainability Offices

  • Eckerd College (FL)

Campus sustainability has risen in prominence at colleges and universities of all sizes. Several indicators of the increasing commitment to environmental stewardship by higher education institutions include the Talloires Declaration ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Cornell University Energy & Engagement

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Posted Sept. 16, 2016
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