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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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 L├╝neburg

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

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

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.

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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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Campus Gardens & Farms: Engaging the whole community Membership Required

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Campus farms and gardens often serve as an attractive pathway for engagement, welcoming new partners and collaborations for interdisciplinary learning. During this moderated networking session we will facilitate the sharing ...

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Campus Connections: Sustainability and Wellness Membership Required

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

Wellness is an important aspect of any sustainability movement. A focus at colleges and universities on social aspects of sustainability, such as wellness, leads to collaboration and partnerships that are ...

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The Earth Without Art is Just 'Eh' Membership Required

  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This presentation will think about the many ways art can be used in environmental initiatives and programming. Specifically, the two presentations will discuss engaging art in two different ways - design-thinking ...

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Communication strategies: Leveraging digital media effectively & efficiently for greater engagement, relationship building, & earned news media Membership Required

  • Boston University (MA)
  • New York University (NY)
  • University of Utah (UT)

Communication about institutionalizing sustainability is a key component to our efforts to inform and change behavior. Digital media, such as social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), blogging, and other online tools ...

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Leveraging Green Office Certification for Outreach, Engagement, Employee Education and STARS Membership Required

  • Boston University (MA)
  • University of Florida (FL)

Universities and colleges across the country are working on a variety of Green Office Certification programs as ways to engage faculty, staff and students and to meet campus goals. Boston ...

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Greeks Think Green Membership Required

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Florida (FL)

The Office of Sustainability at the University of Florida and the University of Arizona have joined teams to discuss how they've empowered their school's Greek communities to recognize ...

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Beyond Operational Sustainability: Facilities Staff as Leaders, Teachers, and Guinea Pigs Membership Required

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Virginia (VA)

At Portland Community College, 'we're all in this together' to promote a sustainable college experience. PCC Facilities Management Services extends beyond traditional roles to encourage educational opportunities related to ...

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Measuring Sustainability Culture and Attitudes Among the Student Body: Why you Should Care Membership Required

  • Central College (IA)
  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)
  • Michigan State University (MI)

Quite often institutional decisions are data driven. Given that people's sustainability behaviors are influenced by their attitudes, having valid and reliable information about students' and employees' sustainability attitudes will ...

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The University of Thriftsburgh: We Work With More Than Just Ugly Sweaters Membership Required

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

The University of Thriftsburgh, a non-profit, student-run thrift store, opened on the University of Pittsburgh's campus on March 18, 2015. The store was the result of year and a ...

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From the United Nations to Your University: Coordinating the Efforts of Local Students in Global Climate Action Membership Required

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Two of the most common hurdles student activist groups face are a) a lack of funding, resources and time to complete projects and b) gaining and maintaining student involvement beyond ...

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TailGator: Game Day Recycling at the University of Florida Membership Required

  • University of Florida (FL)

For the last ten seasons the TailGator Game Day Recycling Program, the longest running program of the University of Florida's Office of Sustainability, has educated fans on properly sorting ...

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Institutional Change through Student-Led Initiatives: The Appalachian State University Renewable Energy Initiative Membership Required

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The ASUREI is a student-led, student-funded organization that reduces the environmental impact of Appalachian State University by implementing renewable energy technologies, investing in sustainable energy practices, and promoting campus engagement ...

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The Real Food Calculator: Students leading food chain transparency and campus accountability across the nation! Membership Required

  • Real Food Challenge (NC)

Sustainable.' 'Green.' 'Local.' -- How can you REALLY know what type of food system your campus is supporting amidst all this 'green noise'?!? The Real Food Calculator is a student-developed research ...

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Making Student Events Greener, One Pizza Box at a Time Membership Required

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

From pizza boxes to plastic cups, a lot can go to waste during student events. What if there was a way to keep that waste out of the landfill while ...

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Experiences and Strategies of a Student-Run Massive Monarch Restoration on Off-campus Sites Membership Required

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The White House recently released the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. One of its primary goals is a national effort to increase the ...

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Engaging the Campus, Community, and Future: A Student's Guide to Organization Development Membership Required

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

Developing an organization, especially one that deals with a sustainability issue, may seem to be a daunting task. By examining the case-study of Lexington Environmental Youth Outreach (LEYO), a sustainability ...

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Enhancing Community Networks through Sustainable Events: Case Study Membership Required

  • Iowa State University (IA)

At colleges and universities across the world, students are engaging their campus and community in sustainability through creative event programming. As local organizations and on-campus organizations collaborate on meaningful projects ...

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To Serve or Not to Serve?: The Role of Gender Socialization in Community Engagement and Connections to Toxic Masculinities Membership Required

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Across various measures of civic and community engagement, whether across the country or here at Oregon State University, men tend to be less active in these activities, which can be ...

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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.