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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UIC Growing Green

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

Did you know that the University of Illinois at Chicago has been a designated as a Tree Campus USA since 2011? UIC is dedicated to the health and preservation of ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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SMCC STEMS Club Earth Day Event

  • South Mountain Community College (AZ)

This semester the STEMS club successfully built a bike charging station, built and flew racing drones, grew flowers in the greenhouse and are composting landscape waste. It was a great ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Give bees a chance!

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Portland Community College's sustainability director gives away pollinator education swag during Earth Week!

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Fredonia Electronics Recycling Day April 22 2017

  • State University of New York at Fredonia (NY)

The State University of New York at Fredonia hosted the Annual Electronics Recycling day on April 22, 2017. This event is free to the public.

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Earth Day Tree Planting

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

Students Planted trees, in coordination with Tree Campus USA, during our Earth Day celebration.

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Earth Day Festival and Speaker Series!

  • Western Washington University (WA)

The AS Environmental Center hosted it's annual Earth Day Festival and Speaker Series on Friday and Saturday April 21st and 22nd. The Friday event was a tabling event in ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Sustainable Fashion Show

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

During our Earth Day event, students made their own outfits made from recycled materials, and were entered into a fashion show.

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Bike-Powered Smoothie Maker

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

During our Earth Day event, students had the opportunity to make their own bike-powered smoothie. Our engineering students built the system, as a part of their class project.

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Chicago March for Science Preparation

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL)

SAIC Students attend a March for Science materials making session hosted by Sustainable SAIC to prepare for the Earth Day march.

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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SAIC Bike Tune-ups

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL)

Sustainable SAIC partners with Pedal to the People, a local bike shop, to offer students free bike tune-ups for the annual Chicagoland Bike2Campus Week that started the day before Earth ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Randolph College co-sponsors Satellite March for Science on Earth Day in Lynchburg

  • Randolph College (VA)

The Randolph College Sustainability Council co-sponsored a satellite March for Science in Lynchburg on Earth Day. Faculty, staff, students from Randolph College and neighboring Lynchburg College joined concerned citizens and ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Dandelion Festival

  • Berea College (KY)

The second annual Dandelion Festival sought to educate students and the public about the importance of organic and non-invasive lawn management. The Festival opened with workshops led by two professors ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Carbon Neutral Green Basketball Game Tree Planting

  • Berea College (KY)

Each year, the Berea College Office of Sustainability hosts a Carbon Neutral Green Basketball Game. Carbon emissions are tallied from the use of the gym for the game and for ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Dumpster Dive 2017 Western Technical College

  • Western Technical College (WI)

In our efforts to raise awareness of the items that can be recycled here on our Western Technical College Campus we held a “Dumpster Dive”.

We asked our college President ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Central Community College Grand Island Earth Week Expo

  • Central Community College (NE)

Students from the Hospitality Management and Restaurant Management program giving away marigold seeds and promoting their Green Fling event which connected restaurant owners, farmers markets, and local farmers.

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Utah State University Earth Day 2017

  • Utah State University (UT)

April 21, 2017

9:00 AM- 12:00 PM Yoga, live music, tabling on the Quad
12:30 PM Featured speaker Stacy Bare, TSC Auditorium
2:00-5:00 PM Service ...
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MUSC Earth Day 2017

  • Medical University of South Carolina (SC)

Charleston, SC – In celebration of Earth Day, MUSC’s Sustainability Program hosted its 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration in the MUSC Horseshoe on April 12th, 2017 from 11am – 2pm.

MUSC ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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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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EarthTones - Earth Day events at Appalachian State University

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Appalachian State University chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASUSES) hosted the annual "Earth Tones" event on April 21. This event uses solar energy to power a day-long ...

  • Posted April 27, 2017
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Earth Day Celebrations at University of Hong Kong

  • University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

The University of Hong Kong celebrated Earth Day over 2 days on March 21st and 22nd. March 21st featured an Earth Village carnival with booths from environmental groups, workshops, an ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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University of Alberta Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards recognizes those students, academic staff and support staff at the University of Alberta who are making progress integrating sustainability into teaching and learning; facilities, operations ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Earth Day Reception and Award Ceremony at Indiana University South Bend

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

Every year, the Center for a Sustainable Future at IU South Bend thanks our supporters, celebrates the considerable accomplishments they have made possible during the last year, and awards student ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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UAB Recycling Earth Day on the Green

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)

UAB Recycling Coordinator Jon Paolone explains the intricacies of products made from recycled materials - in this case, a rubber jar opener made from recycled tires & a flying disc made ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Beauty in the World We Find: Earth Week at Wake Forest University

  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Students, faculty, staff, and community members came together to celebrate our urban forests, waterways, and the landscapes that surround us during Earth Week at Wake Forest. Inspired by Terry Tempest ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Ohio State's "Seeds of Service" brought out hundreds to clean, plant and celebrate

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

As part of Ohio State University's sustainability awareness week, called "Time For Change Week 2017," students attending the "Seeds of Service" event celebrated a beautiful spring day by cleaning ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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AU's Energy Team Partners with DOEE to educate the community

  • American University (DC)
  • United States Department of Energy

In efforts to promote American University’s Annual Campus Beautification Day, the Energy and Engineering Team at AU partnered with the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) to locate ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Ohio State University Student Sustainability Fair 2017

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Student Sustainability Fair has become a fun tradition at Ohio State, educating students on the many organizations on campus they can join, as well as the community, government and ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Ohio State University Earth Day Give-Away: Reusable Lunch Bags for students

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Ohio State Office of Energy and Environment celebrates Earth Day by providing items to students that helps them be more sustainable. In 2017, students were given reusable lunch bags ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Concordia University - 2017 Earth Day

  • Concordia University (QC)
  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Not Business as Usual: Fostering Civic Engagement on Climate Change

  • The University of Texas at Dallas (TX)

Attendees will engage in a discussion of what it means to them to civically engage through building consensus, seeking common ground, and moving towards climate solutions in a non-partisan way ...

  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Successful Sustainability Efforts, Action from Constructive Communication

  • University of North Texas (TX)
  1. Understand the field and the reach of technical communication in relation to how it affects campus sustainability efforts, specifically, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) report and in ...
  • Posted April 26, 2017
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Integrating Education for Sustainable Development through Tree Campus USA

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)
  1. Participants will be able to identify the advantages of including credit-based learning in the project versus hiring consultants
  2. Participants will be able to extrapolate and apply a plan for implementation ...
  • Posted April 25, 2017
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It's All About the People! Let's Talk About Social Sustainability

  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  1. Value social sustainability as a necessity for advancing campus sustainability.
  2. Identify strategies for including social sustainability on your campus.
  • Posted April 25, 2017
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Recycle Bikes

  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TX)

Attendees to this presentation will learn: 1. Who key stakeholders are on campus 2. How to set up the program 3. Where to find bikes 4. How to attract students ...

  • Posted April 25, 2017
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Earth Day 2017

  • Indiana State University (IN)

These pictures capture the wonderful turnout that our department managed to create for our largest, and most favorite, event of the year.

  • Posted April 25, 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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Honored Members of the Sustainability Community

  • Indiana State University (IN)

Our student, faculty, and staff award winners! From left to right: Ivy Coble, Dara Middleton, Dr. Joy O'Keefe, and Dr. Jim Speer

These four people have worked so diligently ...

  • Posted April 25, 2017
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Earth Day Fair 2017 at Lehigh University

  • Lehigh University (PA)

Lehigh University celebrated its annual Earth Day Fair on Friday, April 21 from 11am-130pm on the UC Front Lawn. There were 30-40 interactive booths, 4 electric cars on display, an ...

  • Posted April 25, 2017
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James Madison University's Center for Faculty Innovation FLASHPOINT: Earth Day 2017. Protecting Scientific Knowledge, Protecting the Environment.

  • James Madison University (VA)

The Earth Day 2017 Flashpoint brings together faculty experts in environmental science, law, policy, conservation, and renewable energy on the occasion of the 2017 Earth Day and the Scientists’ March ...

  • Posted April 24, 2017
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Permaculture on Campus

  • Hiram College (OH)

Students help sheet mulch and add edible landscaping on Hiram College's campus this Earth Day.

  • Posted April 24, 2017
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Suffolk County Community College - Earth Week!

  • Suffolk County Community College (NY)

Suffolk County Community College Earth Week Events!

  • Posted April 21, 2017
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Suffolk County Community College Earth Week!

  • Suffolk County Community College (NY)

Earth Week Events at Suffolk County Community College

  • Posted April 21, 2017
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Feeding the Flames: A Report on Student Hunger at UIC

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

This report represents the results of a yearlong study of student food insecurity at UIC conducted by students and faculty in the School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and ...

  • Posted April 21, 2017
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Leveraging Sub-Meter Data as Feedback to Engage Community Members and Save Energy on Shoestring Staffing and Funding

  • Macalester College (MN)
  • AASHE (PA)

Macalester College has leveraged no-cost and open-source solutions to provide feedback to community members while, simultaneously, informing facilities about energy-saving opportunities to further advance its sub-metering initiatives. Whether you find ...

  • Posted April 20, 2017
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Environmental Association of Universities & Colleges (EAUC) Member-Only Resources - Special Access for AASHE Members

  • Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (Gloucestershire)

As a result of an agreement between AASHE and the U.K.'s Environmental Association of Universities & Colleges (EAUC), AASHE members can gain access to Member only resources on ...


LED Light Bulbs at Yukon College

  • Yukon College (YT)

inCharge exists to put some power back in your hands. Yukon’s two electrical utilities have come together to create the territory-wide inCharge program, offering electricity-saving rebates and incentives, Yukon-based ...

  • Posted April 20, 2017
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Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Resource Center - Special Access for AASHE Members

  • Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (QLD)

As a result of an agreement between AASHE and Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS), AASHE members can gain access to the Resources section of the ACTS website, which is typically ...


ConnecTable Team AASHE Earth Day Photo

  • Carrier Class Green Infrastructure (PA)

The ConnecTable team with their new solar charging station model the Hub in front of headquarters in Willow Grove, PA.

  • Posted April 17, 2017
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Empowering the New Energy Workforce: Best Practices for Campus Energy Education & Internships

  • AASHE (PA)
  • California State University, Bakersfield (CA)
  • University of California, Merced (CA)
  • Skyline College (CA)
  • College of the Desert (CA)
  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

Hear first-hand from a diverse set of California colleges that are creating student internships and work-based learning opportunities to support energy and sustainability career pathways. This webinar highlights campus outcomes ...

  • Posted April 17, 2017
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Universities and the Sustainable Development Future: Evaluating Higher-Education Contributions to the 2030 Agenda

Since the mid-1970s, a series of international declarations that link environment and sustainable development to all aspects of higher learning have been endorsed and signed by universities around the world ...

  • Posted April 17, 2017
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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

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.

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
Business Affiliate

MIST

Chicago, IL
Business Affiliate
MIST is a small consultancy helping colleges and universities understand and improve 1) sustainability governance, 2) buildings and campus, 3) engaging students, faculty and staff.

National Wildlife Federation

Reston, VA
Business Affiliate

NOLS

Lander, WY
Business 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
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Post Landfill Action Network

Dover, NH
Business Affiliate
The Post-Landfill Action Network cultivates, educates, and inspires the student-led zero waste movement. We inform students about the waste crisis and equip them with the necessary skills and resources to implement solutions to waste on their campus.

Rivanna Natural Designs

Richmond, VA
Business Affiliate
Planet-friendly awards and plaques. FSC-Certified wood, recycled glass

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
Business 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
Business 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.