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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It's All About the People! Let's Talk About Social Sustainability Membership Required

  • 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.
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Recycle Bikes Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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Earth Day 2017 Membership Required

  • 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.


"Staffulty”: When Sustainability Staff Take on Faculty Roles Membership Required

  • 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 ...
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Honored Members of the Sustainability Community Membership Required

  • 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 ...


Earth Day Fair 2017 at Lehigh University Membership Required

  • 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 ...


James Madison University's Center for Faculty Innovation FLASHPOINT: Earth Day 2017. Protecting Scientific Knowledge, Protecting the Environment. Membership Required

  • 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 ...


Permaculture on Campus Membership Required

  • Hiram College (OH)

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


Suffolk County Community College - Earth Week! Membership Required

  • Suffolk County Community College (NY)

Suffolk County Community College Earth Week Events!


Suffolk County Community College Earth Week! Membership Required

  • Suffolk County Community College (NY)

Earth Week Events at Suffolk County Community College


Feeding the Flames: A Report on Student Hunger at UIC Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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Leveraging Sub-Meter Data as Feedback to Engage Community Members and Save Energy on Shoestring Staffing and Funding Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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Environmental Association of Universities & Colleges (EAUC) Member-Only Resources - Special Access for AASHE Members Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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LED Light Bulbs at Yukon College Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Resource Center - Special Access for AASHE Members Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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ConnecTable Team AASHE Earth Day Photo Membership Required

  • 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.

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Empowering the New Energy Workforce: Best Practices for Campus Energy Education & Internships Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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Universities and the Sustainable Development Future: Evaluating Higher-Education Contributions to the 2030 Agenda Membership Required

About the Book

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 ...

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Emory Earth Festival Membership Required

  • Emory University (GA)

Emory's annual Earth Festival kicks off Earth Month. The Festival runs in conjunction with Emory's weekly Farmers Market and brings together Atlanta based non-profits, government agencies, and businesses ...

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Opening up the Pandora's box of sustainability league tables of universities: a Kafkaesque perspective Membership Required

The aim of this paper is to explore the institutional impact of sustainability league tables on current university agendas. It focuses on a narrative critique of one such league table ...

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Fredonia lights the campus green Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Fredonia (NY)

In celebration of Earth Month fredonia uses green lamps to light the campus, including the Landford House (the President's Residence)

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David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes present Fredonia Earth Month Keynote Address Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Fredonia (NY)

National Geographic underwater photographers and married couple David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes presented the Earth Month keynote address at The State University of New York at Fredonia on April 3rd.

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Sustainable AUC - Earth Week April 19 , 23 Membership Required

  • American University in Cairo (Cairo)

This year’s festivities will focus on cleaner and greener ways to live on a day-to-day basis, while simultaneously celebrating the Earth’s natural beauty. The theme for the week ...

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SFA Dining Waste Audit Membership Required

  • Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

We conducted a waste audit in our Dining Halls to see how much food we waste!

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SFA Dining Earth Month Kick Off Membership Required

  • Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)

We kicked off Earth Month by participating in our campus Earth Month Celebration & Plant Sale and by encouraging plant-based eating at a station takeover in our Dining Hall.

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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez; 16-year-old indigenous Climate Activist Membership Required

  • Georgia College & State University (GA)

Georgia College's Sustainability Fee Program will be hosting Xiuhtezcatl Martinez at the 2017 Sustainability Fee Program Symposium on April 20, 2017 at 5pm on Front Campus.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is ...

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Villanova Earth Day Celebration Membership Required

  • Villanova University (PA)

Villanova Earth Day Celebration.

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How to Reduce Your School's Carbon Footprint – For Free! Membership Required

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • TerraPass (CA)

UCapture offsets users’ carbon footprint, for free, when they shop with 2000+ partners. Their platform harnesses the power of consumers to build the “cost of carbon” into every transaction – and ...

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Quantity and Electricity Consumption of Plug Load Equipment on a University Campus Membership Required

  • Stanford University (CA)

The percent of energy consumed by plug load equipment in commercial buildings is on the rise. Research conducted in the past has included surveying plug load equipment, measuring plug load ...

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10% discount for courses within the Sustainability and Behavior Change Certificate for AASHE members Membership Required

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

University of California San Diego Extension is offering AASHE members a 10% discount on tuition for all courses associated with the Sustainability and Behavior Change Certificate. To take advantage of ...

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25% discount on implementation of the Sustainability Culture Indicator for AASHE members Membership Required

  • Awake (Victoria)

Developed in 2011 and since used in dozens of organizations around the world, the Sustainability Culture Indicator (SCI) is a ready-made online survey for measuring the key elements of sustainability ...

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$100 discount on ISSP sustainability professional certification exams for AASHE members Membership Required

  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) (CT)

Students, staff and faculty at AASHE higher education institutions are eligible for a $100 discount off the regular non-member price on the International Society of Sustainability Professionals' Sustainability Professional Certification ...

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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 L├╝neburg

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

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

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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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

NOLS

Lander, WY
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.

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.
Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Textbooks for Change

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