Campus Engagement

Introduction

Engaging in sustainability issues through co-curricular activities allows students to deepen and apply their understandings of sustainability principles. Institution-sponsored co-curricular sustainability offerings, often coordinated by student affairs offices, help integrate sustainability into the campus culture and set a positive tone for the institution. Faculty and staff members’ daily decisions impact an institution’s sustainability performance. Equipping faculty and staff with the tools, knowledge, and motivation to adopt behavior changes that promote sustainability is an essential activity of a sustainable campus.

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The Glocal Curriculum: A Practical Guide to Teaching and Learning in an Interconnected World Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg

In the 21st century, higher education faces a number of substantial challenges. We need to educate a rapidly increasing number of students, as college and other degrees become a requirement ...

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Developing High Impact Applied Learning for Sustainability Programs Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • AASHE (PA)

This webinar explores leading examples of applied learning in sustainability programs that are designed create exceptional student experiences and a lasting impact on the sustainability goals pursued by the community ...

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Texas A&M gets ‘gold’ rating for campus sustainability Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • AASHE (PA)
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Menus of Change Principles of Healthy, Sustainable Menus Membership Required

  • The Culinary Institute of America (NY)

These principles are part of the Menus of Change initiative by The Culinary Institute of America and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

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SAVE Sustainable Actions Visible Effects Membership Required

  • Academy of Court Reporting (OH)
  • Pomona College (CA)

Project Overview Pomona-College is excited to present their innovative partnership with MelRok, “The Streaming Energy Innovator”. This partnership is the foundation of Pomona’s SAVE, Sustainable Actions Visible Effects initiative ...

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High school experiences and climate change beliefs of first year college students in the United States Membership Required

  • Florida International University (FL)
  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)
  • Virginia Tech (VA)
  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • Purdue University (IN)

Climate change has not been well understood by high school students in the US and the topic is often connected to misconceptions, which is especially damaging since accurate understandings of ...

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Assessing the impact of a program designed to develop sustainability leadership amongst staff members in higher education institutes: a case study from a community of practice perspective Membership Required

This study focuses on the impact of a sustainability leadership development program (SLDP) designed to develop staff members as leaders who encourage sustainability practices within institutions of higher education (IHE ...

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Preparing for Campus Sustainability Month 2016 Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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Future Leaders Survey 2006/7 Membership Required

This report presents the results of a survey distributed to UK residents aged 21 and under who applied to universities and colleges in 2006. Key findings include:

  • 46% say that ...
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Campus as a Living Laboratory for Sustainability Resources Membership Required

  • Princeton University (NJ)

Google doc with links to general resources, scholarly works, STARS data, and campus' websites for case studies on Campus as (Living, Learning) Lab for sustainability. Please feel free to suggest ...

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Impact of a participatory analysis of a campus sustainability social network: A case study of Emory University Membership Required

  • Emory University (GA)

Social network analysis makes visible the invisible connections and flows that underlie complex social relationships. Applied organizational researchers have used social network analysis to assess and improve organizational and leadership ...

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AASHE Award Winner Webinar - Using a Design Competition to Expand Bee Habitat On and Off-Campus Membership Required

  • University of Manitoba (MB)
  • AASHE (PA)

BEE / HOUSE / LAB was an international design competition at the University of Manitoba that resulted in innovative bee houses built, installed around campus and used for research. The reasons for ...

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A Behavioral Approach to the Development of a Campus-Wide Recycling System Membership Required

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

This article describes efforts to establish a more effective campus-wide recycling system at Western Michigan University. A study was designed as a continuation of an established line of behavioral recycling ...

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Sustainability as competitive advantage in higher education in the UK Membership Required

  • University of Leeds (West Yorkshire)

This paper draws on a series of five ESRC-funded seminars held between 2006 and 2008 on 'Sustainability as competitive advantage in higher education in the UK'. We sketch the background ...

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Waste Audit Training Materials Membership Required

  • Lehigh University (PA)

Here are the training materials that we use for waste audits at Lehigh.

1) Blood Borne Pathogen Video Presentation - put together by our EH&S department 2) Waste Audit Logistics Powerpoint ...

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Plans and Living Practices for the Green Campus of Portland State University Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

This study aims to comprehend Portland State University (PSU)’s green campus strategies, and students’ level of knowledge and living practices relating to green campus. PSU’s sustainable campus plan ...


Encouraging Revolving Door Usage in a Mixed-Use Building: The Influence of Visual Prompts and Descriptive Social Norms Membership Required

  • Lesley University (MA)

This field experiment investigated effects of a descriptive norms-based sign combined with five footprint sticker decal prompts directing individuals to help save energy by using a revolving door, as opposed ...


Towards an engaged campus: Measuring and comparing definitive stakeholders’ perceptions of university social engagement in South Korea Membership Required

Purpose - This paper aims to measure and rigorously compare the perceptions of South Korean university social engagement between faculty and students, two definitive stakeholders identified by stakeholder theory – but considerably ...

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A methodological framework to analyze stakeholder preferences and propose strategic pathways for a sustainable university Membership Required

Building sustainable universities calls for participative management and collaboration among stakeholders. Combining analytic hierarchy and network processes (AHP/ANP) with statistical analysis, this research proposes a framework that can be ...

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The interplay among environmental attitudes, pro-environmental behavior, social identity, and pro-environmental institutional climate. A longitudinal study Membership Required

By using a panel design in a sample of 298 undergraduate/master students at an Italian public university, the present study aimed to test longitudinally the interplay among environmental attitudes ...

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College and University Sustainability Officers' Experiences with Green Office Programs: A Qualitative Investigation Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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The Sustainability Literacy Test: Implementation strategies for campuses

  • McGill University (QC)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
  • KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux)

The Sustainability Literacy Test provides higher education institutions, companies and other organizations around the world with an internationally recognized and locally relevant tool to measure and improve sustainability literacy. This ...

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Green chemistry = social and environmental justice Membership Required

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)
  • Beyond Benign (MA)

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

Presented by: Dr. Ed Brush Professor of Chemistry ...

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Engaging the Community Through Student Led Initiatives: Highlights and Opportunities Membership Required

  • University of Tennessee at Martin (TN)
  • Beyond Benign (MA)
  • American Chemical Society (DC)

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

Presented by: Jennifer MacKellar ACS, GCI

Dr. S ...

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Greening Your ACS Student Chapter - Models of Success Membership Required

  • 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: Jennifer MacKellar Program Manager American Chemical Society ...

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Student Led Green Chemistry Initiatives Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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Modernizing the Organic Chemistry Laboratory with Green Chemistry Membership Required

  • 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: Dr. Jane Wissinger Associate Professor, Department of ...

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Disrupting neoliberal discourse in critical sustainability education: a qualitative analysis of intentional language framing Membership Required

  • Davidson College (NC)
  • University of Utah (UT)

While education for sustainability is a critical task that is gaining ground in a plethora of educational contexts, it is frequently rendered ineffective in the face of neoliberal practice and ...

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Student Interest for Environment/Sustainability Undergraduate Programmes: Recent Australian Experience Membership Required

  • RMIT University

Increasingly, employers are seeing the need to have employees who have capabilities in sustainability. The hope is that there will be a sufficient number of appropriately educated people to enter ...

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Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Students' Perspectives on an Innovative Approach to Educational Change Membership Required

  • Leuphana University Lüneburg

Problem statement: With Higher Education for Sustainable Development (HESD) being an innovative approach to educational change, its principal objective is students’ development of transformation competencies. However, HESD evaluations hardly consider ...

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Sustainable imaginaries: a case study of a large suburban Canadian university Membership Required

  • York University (ON)

Purpose

This paper aims to explore the concept of sustainability imaginaries – unifying core assumptions on what sustainability entails held by stakeholders – set within a large suburban Canadian university. The study ...

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Energy challenges: isolating results due to behavior change Membership Required

  • Allegheny College (PA)

Purpose

Approximately 700 colleges and universities have committed to climate neutrality, which will require significant reductions in energy consumption. This paper aims to explore the effectiveness of an Annual Energy ...

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Developing a Whole-of-University Approach to Educating for Sustainability: Linking Curriculum, Research and Sustainable Campus Operations Membership Required

  • Australian National University

Institutions of higher education are poised to play a significant role in the search for a more sustainable future. Most universities are tackling sustainability issues in a compartmentalised manner, sustainability ...

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Sustainable Behavior: Study Engagement and Happiness among University Students in South Korea Membership Required

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationships among sustainable behavior, study engagement, and happiness. The participants were 202 undergraduate students. The present study used structural equation ...

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New Book: Civic Labors: Scholarly Activism and Working-Class Studies Membership Required

Labor studies scholars and working-class historians have long worked at the crossroads of academia and activism. The essays in this collection examine the challenges and opportunities for engaged scholarship in ...

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We're For Sustainability Membership Required

  • Indiana State University (IN)

Indiana State University is focused on advancing sustainability and the quality of life.

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Video Library: Sustainability in Action Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Check out our growing library of films on Facilities Management sustainability.

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Sustainability at Colorado State University Housing & Dining Services Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)

For more information about CSU Housing & Dining Services' sustainability initiatives, please visit the CSU Housing & Dining Services sustainability webpage.

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The Future of Sustainability Leadership Rests with Higher Education Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

Higher education institutions are poised to be leaders on the sustainability front. Not only are they able to develop responsible environmental policies and procedures for their campuses, but they are ...

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Sustainability in Higher Education: How Does the Process of Campus Greening Trigger Adaptive Social Learning Membership Required

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

The purpose of this dissertation was to answer the research question: Does the presence of a balance of social, economic, and ecological dimensions during an implementation of campus greening trigger ...

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Applied Sustainability Education with a Systems Science Emphasis at a STEM University Membership Required

  • Florida Institute of Technology (FL)

In the southeastern U.S., the Sustainability Studies bachelors program at F.I.T. is one of the first of its type among STEM universities. A preliminary case study is ...

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Inspiration and Hope for Campus Sustainability Change Agents Login Required

  • Georgetown University (DC)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Intentional Endowments Network (MA)

You know those feelings you get after attending the AASHE annual conference and other sustainability conferences – inspiration, motivation, a sense of belonging, perhaps even giddy to return to campus to ...

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Curricular Innovation for Sustainability: The Piedmont/ Ponderosa Model of Faculty Development Membership Required

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Curricular innovation is at the center of the challenges many colleges and universities face as they seek to help students address more successfully than previous generations the complex, multi-faceted, systemic ...

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The Green Eating Project: web-based intervention to promote environmentally conscious eating behaviours in US university students Membership Required

  • University of Rhode Island (RI)

To investigate the effectiveness of an online, interactive intervention, referred to as the Green Eating (GE) Project, to motivate university students to adopt GE behaviours.

The study was quasi-experimental and ...

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Written Messages Improve Edible Food Waste Behaviors in a University Dining Facility Membership Required

  • Kansas State University (KS)

Background

Sustainability and going green have become popular trends among foodservice organizations. Despite this interest, foodservice operations still produce large amounts of edible food waste and contribute significantly to waste ...

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Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education: Volume 2 Membership Required

  • RMIT University

This Handbook offers an overview of what universities around the world are doing to implement sustainable development (e.g., via curriculum innovation, research, activities, or practical projects) and how their ...

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HEASC Best Practices in First Year Experiences in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Clemson University (SC)
  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • Western State Colorado University (CO)
  • Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) (PA)

Want to learn about best practices in First Year Experience (FYE) programs in sustainability? Need resources and ideas to develop an FYE program in sustainability? Interested in finding out what ...

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Campus Sustainability Month at Tufts University Membership Required

  • Tufts University (MA)

To celebrate Campus Sustainability Month, Tufts University students and staff focused on increasing access to sustainable transportation, reducing waste, and promoting sustainable food choices.


Lessons Learned from Two Longstanding Green Funds Membership Required

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • Utah State University (UT)

Let's take a look at how one community college and one university are playing a vital role in reducing green house gas emissions and working towards achieving carbon neutrality ...

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Green Funds: How Students Use Their Money to Build a Better Campus and Community Membership Required

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of Utah (UT)

This session covers 2 case studies: A green fund at UC Berkeley and a student-driven Revolving Loan Fund at the University of Utah 1. The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is ...

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This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

Programs and Initiatives

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Scores

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Campus Engagement Partners

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

Washington, DC
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate

Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association

Bloomington, IN
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate

Carrier Class Green Infrastructure

Willow Grove, PA
Business Affiliate
The ConnecTable is a line of the most powerful solar charging stations on the market. Reimaginge your campuses space, reinforce your sustainability goals and reconnect students and faculty with the ConnecTable.

Coalesce

Boston, MA
Business Affiliate
Coalesce designs solutions to meet campus specific needs, equipping the community with core competencies will empower stakeholders to adopt sustainability as an organizing principle.

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

Washington, DC
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate

Fairware Promotional Products Ltd

Vancouver, BC
Business Affiliate
Fairware is the leading provider of sustainable and ethically sourced promotional products and event merchandise.

Fit for Green Inc.

Mission Viejo, CA
Business Affiliate
Fit for Green actively engages people across all 3 pillars of sustainability during exercise. They are a provider of specialized commercial gym equipment.

GreenerU

Watertown, MA
Business Affiliate

Korean Association for Green Campus Initiative

Seoul, Seoul
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate

National Wildlife Federation

Reston, VA
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate

NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation

Corvallis, OR
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate

NOLS

Lander, WY
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate
At NOLS we believe positive, ethical leaders change the world. Based on this belief, NOLS has become the leader in wilderness education. Our students explore remote wilderness and learn technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics.

Northwest Earth Institute

Portland, OR
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate

RRS

Ann Arbor, MI
Business Affiliate
RRS is a sustainability and recycling consulting firm that possess core strengths in recovery, organics and collaborative action development serving both public and private sectors.

Strategic Energy Innovations

San Rafael, CA
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate
Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Textbooks for Change

Toronto, ON
Business Affiliate
Textbooks for Change sustainably provides educational material to those both locally and abroad.

The Campus Kitchens Project

Washington, DC
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate
Empowering students to create innovative and sustainable solutions to food waste and hunger.

The GREEN Program

Philadelphia, PA
Business Affiliate
Founded in 2009, The GREEN Program creates short-term, experiential education programs focused on sustainable development. TGP's accredited model has attracted university students representing over 470 universities and 70 countries globally.