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Sustainable Heat: Options for Decarbonizing Cold-Region Higher Education Campus Heating Systems

  • Bates College (ME)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • Connecticut College (CT)
  • Denison University (OH)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Iowa (IA)
  • University of Maine (ME)

American higher education campuses in cold-weather areas have traditionally used oil- and coal-fired boilers to generate steam for heating. But many institutions, including some that have already shifted to natural ...

  • Posted June 17, 2024
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ANNUAL IMPACT REPORT CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY AY 2022–2023

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

Brooklyn College is committed to building a culture of sustainability across campus. We aim to reduce our environmental impact through engagement, education, and research initiatives. Our efforts continue guided by ...

  • Posted June 17, 2024
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Partnering for Progress 2023 Sustainability Report

  • University of Melbourne (Victoria)

Partnering for Progress is the second report against the ambitious targets outlined in the Sustainability Plan 2030 (SP2030). This plan underpins the aspirations outlined in Advancing Melbourne, guiding sustainable delivery ...

  • Posted June 17, 2024
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KAUST SDG Highlight Report 2023

  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Makkah)

KAUST proudly presents its latest SDG Highlight Report, offering a snapshot of the institution's targeted efforts and successes over 2023 in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Earth day Celebration 2024 @ AUC Tahrir CultureFest

  • American University in Cairo (Cairo)

Sunday, April 21, 2024 Reconnecting People: Better Together Reveal of the Third Edition of AUC's Sustainability Report, 2024: Learn about AUC's newest sustainability report, which showcases our University ...

  • Posted April 24, 2024
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Penn Sustainability FY23 Annual Report

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

The Penn Sustainability Office has released the Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 FY23 Annual Report, based on data and metrics for fiscal year 2023 gathered from across many ...

  • Posted April 3, 2024
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Shooting for the STARS: An Introduction From Liftoff to Landing

  • Iowa State University (IA)
  • AASHE (MA)

This session will provide an introduction to STARS and how it can be used to advance sustainability at your institution. We’ll provide “mission training” with an overview of the ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Reporting the Institution’s Impact on Climate Change & Sustainability Reporting

  • American University in Cairo (Cairo)

In 2012, the American University in Cairo (AUC) was one of the first higher education institutions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to produce a Carbon Footprint ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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From Ideas to Action: Using the STARS Reporting Process to Develop a Strategic Plan

  • Brailsford & Dunlavey (DC)

Congratulations! You’ve completed a STARS Report! Now what?! The value of the STARS reporting process is more than earning a STARS Rating. Relationships built, data collected, and key insights ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Global Standards Sustainability Reporting for Higher Education

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)
  • ISOS Group

Higher education has a unique role to lead sustainability innovation across our campuses nationally and internationally. Reporting can help universities and organizations understand and manage their positive and negative impacts ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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In Pursuit of Platinum: Trust and Change (on a Timeline)

  • George Washington University (DC)

In June 2020, the GW Board of Trustees Task Force on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Responsibility published a report stating the university’s commitment to taking swift and decisive ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Leveraging STARS to Advance your Sustainability Goals and strategies

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

AASHE STARS inventorying, analysis, and submission is a lengthy and complex process—one that can be all-consuming for an institution. But one of the purposes of STARS is to provide ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Sustainability at Stanford: 2022-23 Year in Review

  • Stanford University (CA)

This publication is a year in review for Stanford University.


University of Virginia Sustainability: 2022-2023 Annual Report

  • University of Virginia (VA)

This is the university's sustainability annual report spanning 2022-2023

  • Posted Oct. 18, 2023
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A Cross-Cultural Genre Analysis of Leadership Statements in Italian and American University Sustainability Reports

  • Beijing Foreign Studies University

Background: Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue in higher education (HE). Leadership statements in university sustainability reports (LSUSR) represent a unique genre for university leaders to communicate sustainability. This ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Social sustainability reporting in European business schools

  • Universitat Ramon Llull

Purpose: This study aims to explore the social sustainability reporting (SR) of top European business schools to illustrate and discuss their practices and the associated challenges. Design/methodology/approach: For ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Reporting University Performance through the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda: Lessons Learned from Italian Case Study

  • University of Rome Tor Vergata

The shift of sustainability paradigms within the academic context has prompted universities to develop additional accountability tools to respond to the resulting demand for information. However, in terms of social ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Methods for assessing sustainability performance at higher education institutions: a review

  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
  • Simón Bolívar University

Sustainability has increasingly become key in universities, as the objectives of sustainable development are essential to establish policies, guidelines and indicators that guide institutions to be more sustainable. This recognition ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Sustainability Rankings: What they are About and How to make them Meaningful

  • RMIT University

Higher education institutions (HEIs) have long embraced a path towards sustainability and engaged in supporting sustainable development. The adoption of the sustainability development goals has forced HEIs to assess how ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Using a Multi-Criteria Ranking Method to Assess Factors Influencing the Implementation of Sustainable Development at Higher Educational Institutions

  • Wrocław University of Science and Technology

Over the last years, there has been a significant increase in interest in sustainable development in higher education institutions, and many have begun to implement sustainable development into their system ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Searching for Shared Meaning: Defining and Measuring Sustainability as Institutional Work and Organizational Change

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

About me In my schooling, worklife, and even childhood interests, the natural sciences played a big role. Although I certainly derived inherent satisfaction from many aspects of natural science, I ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Scoring Water Stewardship at Academic Institutions: A Water Resources Management Scoring Framework for Future Sustainability, Resilience and Innovation

  • Oregon State University (OR)

In the face of the global climate crisis, paired with current and future risks over water resources, the importance of effective water resources management cannot be overstated. However, there is ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Sustainability Reporting in HEIs in Latin America: Lessons Learned From the Equator

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha)

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have become actively engaged in assessing, addressing and implementing practices to drive sustainability solutions within the academic and research communities and with external stakeholders. Sustainability research ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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STARS Town Hall

  • California State University, Chancellor's Office (CA)
  • AASHE (MA)

The STARS Town Hall provides an opportunity to learn about the development of the next version of STARS (v3.0) and provide feedback on the program.

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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2021-2022 Sustainability Annual Report

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The 2021-2022 UVA Sustainability Annual Report provides a snapshot of collaborative work accomplished by students, staff, faculty and alumni to advance UVA’s sustainability goals over the past academic year ...

  • Posted Aug. 18, 2022
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Common features of sustainable higher education sector according to an international sustainability ranking data

  • Häme University of Applied Sciences
  • Universidade Feevale
  • National Defence University (Finland)

This case study utilized data from an international university ranking (GreenMetric World University Rankings). The data show that in 2015–17, campus greening activities were dominated by sustainable development (SD ...


What are the motivations for and obstacles to disclosing voluntary sustainability information by U.S. universities in STARS reports?

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • Technische Universität Dresden (Dresden)

This study investigates voluntary sustainability reporting by U.S. universities. Using a structural equation modeling approach and Poisson regression, this analysis explores the relevant motivations for and obstacles in disclosing ...


Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education Rankings: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Internationally Comparable Indicators

  • University of Twente

As more higher education institutions strive to embed sustainable development principles in their teaching, it becomes increasingly important to identify indicators that can measure institutional contribution in a meaningful and ...


SIMAP and Second Nature Reporting Webinar April 2021

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • Second Nature

SIMAP and Second Nature Reporting Webinar April 2021

  • Posted May 20, 2022
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A Student-led Approach to Campus Sustainability: Environmental Sustainability Report

  • University of Delaware (DE)

The Environmental Sustainability Report (Fall 2021) was established using a bottom-up approach led by students and involved collaboration between multiple stakeholders, on- and off-campus. This Report was driven by a ...


Is the global reporting initiative suitable to account for university social responsibility? Evidence from European institutions

  • Loyola Universida Andalucía
  • University of the Basque Country

Recognising the importance of universities in the achievement of social and global objectives, this paper aims to study the relevance of the global reporting initiative (GRI) methodology for reporting University ...


Investigating Web-Based Sustainability Reporting in Italian Public Universities in the Era of Covid-19

  • University of Salerno
  • Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"

Universities are increasingly called to demonstrate to stakeholders their active commitment to responding to social and environmental issues through comprehensive reporting practices. Such expectations were further enhanced by the recent ...


The Contribution of Higher Education Institutions to the SDGs—An Evaluation of Sustainability Reporting Practices

  • Università del Salento

The introduction of Agenda 2030 has impacted the public and private sectors. Agenda 2030 is a document that aims to promote collaboration and partnership between countries and the population for ...


Innovations and challenges in SDG integration and reporting in higher education: a case study from the University of South Florida

  • University of South Florida (FL)

As the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been widely adopted since 2015, higher education institutions (HEIs) are experimenting with ways they can be measured, reported and incorporated into all ...


A framework for implementing and reporting United Nations sustainable development goals in Spanish higher education institutions

  • Universidad de Oviedo (Asturias)

This study aims to explore a holistic framework for implementing and reporting sustainable development goals (SDGs) in universities. The aim is to define elements of the content as well as ...


Sustainability Reporting at a Crossroads in Italian Universities: Is Web-Based Media Adoption Deinstitutionalising Sustainability Reporting?

  • Università degli Studi "Gabriele d'Annunzio"

Higher education institutions and universities have recently started to publish their sustainability and corporate responsibility reports. Yet, due to digitalisation and the benefits of digital reporting, websites offer organisations novel ...


Toward a Sustainable University: Babes-Bolyai University Goes Green

  • Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai

The present research aims to investigate the roadmap followed by a Romanian University implementing sustainability practices and thus contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Informed by the stakeholder ...


Business schools are embracing the SDGs – But is it enough? – How business schools are reporting on their engagement in the SDGs

This paper explores the extent to which business schools are engaging in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and what that engagement looks like based on how schools have reported their ...


Social and environmental reports at universities: a Habermasian view on their evolution

  • Università di Verona

This paper analyses how social and environmental disclosure has evolved over the years in Italian universities and aims to understand whether attention to sustainable development has changed. To determine this ...


Zero Waste Goal Setting – Qualitative vs. Quantitative and the Challenges with Diversion

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Williams College (MA)
  • AASHE (MA)
  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

While diversion has been the go-to metric for evaluating our waste reduction efforts, it skips over several levels of the waste reduction hierarchy, resulting in the prioritization of recycling and ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Sustainability Curriculum in UK University Sustainability Reports

  • Oxford Brookes University

One of the major barriers to incorporating sustainability in the HE curriculum is its absence from the university sustainability strategy, the annual reflection of which is the annual sustainability report ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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UC San Diego 2021 Sustainability Report

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

UC San Diego’s inaugural annual sustainability report provides an update on the progress that we have made towards our collective sustainability goals in ten key areas: Air and Climate ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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5 Year Report NC Collaboratory 2016-2021

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

In 2016 the NC General Assembly authorized the creation of the NC Policy Collaboratory headquartered at UNC Chapel Hill. In the five years since, the Collaboratory has funded more than ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2022
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STARS 2.2 Data Quality Series Part II: Deep Dive into Report Review

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • AASHE (MA)

The second in a series on STARS data quality, the Deep Dive into Report Review webinar will guide institutions and reviewers through the reporting assurance process. Pre-submission review of STARS ...

  • Posted Feb. 4, 2022
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STARS 2.2 Data Quality Series Part I: Tips for Navigating Submission Review

  • AASHE (MA)

The first in a series on STARS data quality, the Data Quality Tips for Navigating Submission Review webinar aims to help institutions submit a high-quality report and sail through the ...

  • Posted Jan. 28, 2022
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Immersion & Collaboration: Engaging Students, Staff, and Faculty in Sustainability Reporting

  • Ball State University (IN)

For more than a decade, student teams from Ball State University have applied the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) principles and standards to document the operational management approach and annual sustainability ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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The University of Iowa Tippie College of Business Principles of Responsible Management Education Report

  • University of Iowa (IA)

The University of Iowa Tippie College of Business became signatories of the Principles of Responsible Management Education. As part of that commitment, the college reports on progress every two years.

  • Posted Jan. 13, 2022
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Conversations on STARS as a Strategic Tool for Advancing Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • AASHE (MA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This panel will dive into the different opportunities that exist to use AASHE's STARS as a tool to advance sustainability within an institution. Each panelist will dive into their ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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The Voluntary University Review: Linking AASHE STARS to the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

This session will consist of a presentation from Alexandra Hiniker, the Executive Fellow for Sustainability Initiatives at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), who will share her experience developing the Voluntary University ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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STARS 101

  • AASHE (MA)

In this session, hosted by AASHE staff, first-time participants will share information about how they approached the STARS reporting process. This will be a great opportunity to learn strategies for ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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