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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Synergizing education, research, campus operations, and community engagements towards sustainability in higher education: a literature review

  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

The UN proclamation of 2005–2014 as the decade of education for sustainable development has been instrumental in creating awareness and driving higher education institutions (HEIs) in integrating sustainability into ...


Don’t be a waster! Student perceptions of recycling strategies at an English University’s halls of residence

  • Bournemouth University (Dorset)

This paper aims to explore student perceptions of recycling and explore whether one university’s strategy helped or hindered student recycling in their university's halls of residence. There is ...


Towards more sustainable future: assessment of sustainability literacy among the future managers in India

  • FORE School of Management

The present study attempts to assess the literacy levels of future managers of India in social, economic, and environment sustainability issues both at national and global levels among the students ...


Exploring environmental sustainability of academia as a working space

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • Robert Gordon University

This study aims to examine the organizational citizenship behaviors toward the environment among US-based faculty members, in social sciences, natural sciences, the humanities and engineering. Potential barriers that may stop ...


A self-assessment tool for social responsibility in higher education. Reporting on a national policy development process in Portugal

  • Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (Coimbra)

Providing higher education institutions (HEIs) with a tool for self-assessing their social responsibility (SR) that generates the information and knowledge necessary to a strategic approach to adopting the Green Paper ...


Sustainability behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge: comparing university students and the general public

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Sustainability science integrates many academic fields, requiring a broad understanding of diverse scientific concepts. Additionally, its focus on real-world issues means that researchers must also understand sustainability behaviors and attitudes ...


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.


Speaking Their Language: Does Environmental Signage Align to Personal Dimensions of Environmentally Responsible Behavior in Undergraduate Residence Halls?

  • Texas Tech University (TX)

Everyday environmental behaviors within the residential sphere contribute significantly to global carbon emissions. Understanding the factors underlying these behaviors is key to changing behavior. This paper examines undergraduate behavior in ...


Exploring the utilisation of theoretical basis in existing campus sustainability appraisal tools

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

A theoretical perspective is a key in the categorisation, structuring, interpretation of methodological research findings, and explanation of campus sustainability studies. A comprehensive review of existing campus sustainability appraisal tools ...


A Holistic Approach to Education for Sustainability: Ecofeminism as a Tool to Enhance Sustainability Attitudes in Pre-service Teachers

  • Universitat de València

To achieve an effective Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), teachers shouldpossess appropriate sustainability attitudes to transmit those values to their future students.In this article, a holistic educational intervention around ...


The blame-game: pre-service teachers views on who is responsible and what needs to be done to mitigate climate change

  • University of Eastern Finland

To mitigate climate change, immediate actions are needed, but who is responsible for taking these actions and what actions will people support? This article examines pre-service teachers’ (N = 230) views ...


(Im)possibilities of “circular” production: Learning from corporate case studies of (un)sustainability

  • University of Leeds (West Yorkshire)
  • The Hague University of Applied Science

This article discusses Cradle to Cradle (C2C) and circular economy designs including three key principles of C2C production as well as the so-called 9-R hierarchy of priorities in circular economy ...


Students’ home-university commuting patterns: A shift towards more sustainable modes of transport

  • University of Minho

Students commuting to and from university campuses have important social, environmental and transportation impacts. Based on a questionnaire conducted with 686 students from the University of Minho, Portugal, this study ...


Factors affecting students’ intentions to use a university bus: importance of travel attitudes and service quality attributes

  • University of Nizwa

This paper aims to assess the student’s perceptions concerning to characteristics of a university bus service and private car. A questionnaire was designed consisting of questions on personal and ...


A Survey of Environmental Attitudes and Knowledge of University Undergraduate Students for the Purpose of Faculty Development in Teaching and Learning for Sustainability

  • University of North Carolina, Pembroke (NC)

Because today's students will confront global climate change and its concomitant social and cultural disruption, it is vital that they graduate with ecological knowledge, environmental ethics, and civic skills ...


Sustainability and creativity through mail art: A case study with young artists in universities

  • University of Zaragoza

Universities around the world are making considerable efforts to contribute to sustainable development through their institutional frameworks, education, research or community awareness. This article discusses how young artists connect with ...


Predicting sustainable consumption of package-free bath products among students in higher education institutions

  • Ateneo de Manila University

This study aims to examine the applicability of an extended version of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) in predicting pro-environmental behavior, specifically the purchase behavior (PB) of package-free bath ...


Engaging Students in the Development of an Atmospheric Science Course: A Discourse Analysis

  • Beijing Normal University

With increasing emphasis on learners-centered approach in teaching and learning, engaging students in course development and refinement is crucial. This study aims to foster a participatory approach in course development ...


The Effect of Service Quality on Student Loyalty and Student Satisfaction: An Empirical Study of Universities in Vietnam

  • Ho Chi Minh City Open University

In recent years, there have been several studies on service quality in higher education, however, research on service quality and sustainable activities affecting student loyalty has been largely ignored in ...


Making open educational resource videos on sustainable development: students’ attitudes, rationales, and approaches

  • National Chengchi University

The aim of this study was to investigate students’ attitudes, rationales, and approaches to making open educational resource (OER) videos (a form of OERs) on sustainable development (SD) in order ...


Understanding students' intention and actual eco-friendly behavior: A qualitative research in University

  • National Penghu University of Science and Technology

Universities can be considered a community because of their large population, large size and participation in many activities on campus. The behavior of these individuals has a direct or indirect ...


Learning for the Future: Exploring Effective Characteristics of Sustainability Leadership Programs in Higher Education

  • Thompson Rivers University (BC)

In response to global environmental, economic, and social issues, universities and colleges have begun to create and expand leadership courses and programs that aspire to foster sustainability change agents. This ...


Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue (ICAD): Community conversations for a sustainable and equitable future

  • James Madison University (VA)

With a mission to “inspire dialogue and deliberation that shapes engaged and inclusive communities and informs sound policies,” the Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue (ICAD) at James Madison University ...


Creating a Winning Collegiate Sports Sustainability Program

  • Green Sports Alliance (OR)

Over the past decade, a growing number of collegiate athletic programs have initiated or expanded their sustainability systems. With athletics traditionally recognized as "The front porch of the campus," campus ...

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A Discussion About Environmental Justice in Vermont

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Project Green Schools was delighted to host A Discussion About Environmental Justice in Vermont in partnership with Vermont House Speaker, Conor Kennedy, Shelburne Farms, VT FEED, Hunger Free Vermont, VEEP ...

  • Posted May 9, 2022
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Nebraska State Fair Sustainability Pavilion

  • Central Community College (NE)

In partnership with the Nebraska State Fair, students are invited to develop sustainability projects and present them at the Sustainability Pavilion. 2021 student projects include a kayak made from mushroom ...


Boston College Green Week: BC Dining Hosts Events to Promote Sustainability Initiatives

  • Boston College (MA)

Each year, to celebrate Earth Day, Boston College clubs and organizations collaborate to host Green Week. With different events, pop-ups, and educational resources, students are able to see all of ...


CSU Celebrates EarthDay at EarthFest 2022

  • Cleveland State University (OH)

Cleveland State University's Office of Sustainability and Student Environmental Movement collaborate to celebrate EarthDay!

Over 35 exhibitors, 20 volunteers, 16 amazing prize donations, clothing swap all contributed to making ...


sustainNU Holds Soundwalk

  • Northwestern University (IL)

Teaching artists from the Midwest Society for Acoustical Ecology led participants in an exploration of Northwestern University's Evanston campus soundscape. Attendees focused on specific sounds of their environment that ...


sustainNU Hosts Reuse & Repair Fair

  • Northwestern University (IL)

Northwestern's Office of Sustainability hosted a Repair and Reuse Fair featuring a variety of on-campus and local vendors, including a local bike shop, clothing mending organization, tool library, zero-waste ...


CLIMATE CRISIS ANTHEM Music Video

  • AASHE (PA)

The CLIMATE CRISIS ANTHEM is a visually and musically engaging 6:20 minute video that portrays the dire situation we all face in the current environmental breakdown.

Musical styles range ...

  • Posted May 4, 2022
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Earth Conscious Menu at JMU Senior Symposium Event

  • James Madison University (VA)

On Earth Day, students in JMU's School of Integrated Sciences presented their work at the annual Senior Symposium. This year, the SIS Senior Symposium was recognized by JMU's ...


Arbor Day Tree Planting

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

On April 29th, we celebrated the 150th Arbor day by planting 4 trees and 3 bushes on campus near the Baseball filed.


Earth Month Bag Drive

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

On April 25th, students, faculty and staff were encouraged to bring their plastic bags so they can be recycled. In exchange they could get a reusable bag provided by the ...


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 ...


Plant Sale and Compost Giveback

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

On April 11th, as part of our Earth Month activities at the College of Staten Island (CSI). This was CSI Sustainability's second plant sale of the season and gave ...


Montclair State University Hosts Bradford Elementary School for Earth Day 2022

  • Montclair State University (NJ)

For Earth Day 2022, the Montclair State University Facilities team hosted 400 K-5 students from Montclair Township's Bradford Elementary School. The event was held outdoors in the campus Amphitheater ...


Queens College Reduces Single-Use Plastics In Our Dining Halls

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

Queens College, a college within the City University of New York system, recently launched an initiative to reduce single-use plastics in our campus dining halls. Our food servicer, Mangia Fresca ...


Exploring Factors Promoting Recycling Behavior in Student Housing

  • Lund University
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology

As climate-related issues are important and concern all aspects of the built environment, there is a need to better understand the motives underlying household recycling behavior. The purpose of the ...

  • Posted April 29, 2022
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Psychology and Global Climate Change: Addressing a Multi-faceted Phenomenon and Set of Challenges

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • The College of Wooster (OH)
  • University of Notre Dame (IN)
  • University of Victoria (BC)
  • Griffith University (Queensland)
  • The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (DC)

Addressing climate change is arguably one of the most pressing issues facing our planet and its inhabitants. In bio and geophysical terms, climate change is defined as changes over time ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Earth Day Student Sustainability Showcase

  • Sierra Nevada College (NV)

This photo shares a scene from the Sierra Nevada University Earth Day celebration held on 4/20/22 on the Incline Village campus in Lake Tahoe, NV. The day started ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Binghamton University Sustainability Hub Earth Day Event

  • Binghamton University (NY)

The Binghamton University Sustainability Hub had an Earth Day event that included a student panel talking about the work they did to create the newly launched Equitable Sustainability Resource Guide ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Sustainability Hub table at the Binghamton University Earth Day Festival

  • Binghamton University (NY)

The Sustainability Hub had a table at the campus main Earth Day Festival. The table featured an overview of what the Hub has to offer and swag including plantable notebooks ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Earth Fest 2022

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

River Falls, WI Community Celebrates Sustainability Over 1,000 people gathered in Glen Park on Sunday, April 24th despite cold and windy conditions to experience Earth Fest 2022. The event ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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UAlbany Earth Day clean up

  • University at Albany (NY)

On Earth Day, several organizations sponsored clean up and garden restorations throughout the day on campus and in the community.

  • Posted April 27, 2022
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University at Buffalo: Coming together as a Campus to Achieve Climate Neutrality

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

As our campus moves closer to our 2030 climate neutrality date, we annually bring our university together to give an update on our progress. This year, UB Sustainability has collaborated ...

  • Posted April 27, 2022
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UConn Earth Day Spring Fling Goat Yoga

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The UConn Office of Sustainability hosted its annual sustainability festival called Earth Day Spring Fling (EDSF) on April 20th, 2022. The event featured an outdoor zero-waste barbeque, Environmental Art Exhibit ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Sustainability and the attitudes of internal stakeholders: a cross-sectional survey at a Dutch university

  • University of Twente

This study tests the relationship between sustainability and satisfaction with job/study (SJS), identification (IDF), and perceived external prestige (PEP) of internal stakeholders. This is done in addition to demographics ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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A Food-Themed Cross-Disciplinary Faculty-Staff Learning Community Enriches Place-Based Experiential Learning Curricula

  • Butler University (IN)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)
  • Indiana University

This document contains instructional resources to facilitate an 8-month Faculty-Staff Learning Community (FSLC) focused on learning and discussion to support the creation of campus farm-situated place-based experiential learning (PBEL) lessons ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Neumann University Earth Day Events

  • Neumann University (PA)

Neumann University's Earth Day events started with a mass outside in the Rose Garden. We also had a demonstration of mat weaving recycling plastic bags to give to homeless ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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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

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Scores

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