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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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

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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 ...


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 ...

  • Posted May 9, 2022
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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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Global warming in the minds of Mexican higher education students: an exploratory study

  • Purchase College - State University of New York (NY)
  • Universidad de Sonora (Sonora)

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 is at the core of many sustainability initiatives on Mexican higher education institutions (HEIs). Yet, progress to SDG 13 and the entire 2030 Agenda ...

  • 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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Bike to Breakfast at Utah State University

  • Utah State University (UT)

It rained. It snowed, and Aggies biked. Utah State University Dining Services served more than 100 breakfasts to people who arrived on bicycles on April 20, 2022 as a part ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Plant it Forward

  • Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

Planting Trees is one of the most effective ways to act towards climate change as it benefits our everyday lives efficiently. They filter clear air, help curb climate change, create ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Top action tips for graduate students and researchers to act on SDGs

  • George Mason University (VA)
  • Illinois State University (IL)

Graduate students are preparing to enter an academic and career climate that is 21 percent of the way through a new century, part of a generation burdened with two tasks ...

  • Posted April 21, 2022
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Sport Goals Are Sustainably Goals

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The University of Tennessee Knoxville's football stadium has a capacity of 102k fans. With the amount of fans each game brings, there is bound to be a lot of ...

  • Posted April 18, 2022
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GIS and Sustainability Engagement in Higher Education

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)

Does the use of an interactive GIS web map significantly influence the level of sustainability stakeholder engagement at institutions of higher education? With over 1,000 institutions of higher education ...

  • Posted March 18, 2022
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Creating Effective Waste Bin Signage

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

A University of Texas at Austin Zero Waste Working Group used a comprehensive process including signage studies, waste composition data, and a progression of testing to design a new campus-wide ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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Educating the Next Generation of Sustainable Investment Leaders: A Report on the State of the Field of Student-Managed Investment Funds

  • Intentional Endowments Network (MA)

This report compiles information on the 40 sustainably invested student-managed investment funds engaged in the Intentional Endowment Network's Sustainable and Impact Investing Learning & Knowledge (SIILK) Network. It highlights ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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Concept development and transformative agency in the forging of a Campus Sustainability Statement:Insights from a Change Laboratory research-intervention.

  • Lancaster University

With HEIs increasingly expected to provide leadership and guidance on the global challenges of climate change and sustainability, a body of literature has emerged concerned with embedding and implementing sustainability ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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Improving Holistic Sustainability through Complexity Leadership

  • Western University (ON)

This Organizational Improvement Plan (OIP) outlines a planned change to improve decision-making spaces and processes-related sustainability. The OIP details a problem of practice examining how to incorporate holistic sustainability into ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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Promoting Sustainable Menstruation On Campus and Beyond

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Dot Cup (IL)
  • Dallas College (TX)

Menstrual cups offer a sustainable solution to the environmental impact of tampons and pads and offer a solution for people who menstruate who, either because of location or economic insecurity ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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15% Discount on Sustainability & Climate Change Journal for AASHE Members

  • Mary Ann Liebert Publishing (NY)

AASHE Member Institutions are entitled to a 15% discount off the regular, full subscription rate for an online institutional subscription to Sustainability & Climate Change. Visit www.liebertpub.com/sus ...


Community Engagement through Earth Day Celebrations

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

How can we better engage with our communities around sustainability? How can we create connections with and between the various municipal, business, and non-profit entities in our communities? How can ...

  • Posted Feb. 9, 2022
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Learned Lessons and Tips for GRITS and Green Revolving Funds

  • Bentley University (MA)
  • Champlain College (VT)
  • Denison University (OH)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

In this session, you will hear from a wide variety of users of Green Revolving Funds and the GRITS tool sharing both best practices and learned lessons. We will also ...

  • Posted Feb. 1, 2022
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Williams College Reusable To-Go Ware Case Study

  • Williams College (MA)

This reusable container program was rolled out when students returned to campus in the Fall of 2020 and was proposed with both sustainability and cost savings in mind. What differentiates ...


Student Affairs Networking and Discussion

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Join members of the NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education) Sustainability Knowledge Community team as we discuss how student affairs practitioners can infuse sustainability into their day-to-day roles. This ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 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.

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Campus Engagement Partners