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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Boreas Leadership Program - University of Minnesota Membership Required

Boreas offers University of Minnesota graduate and professional students and post-doctoral fellows free co-curricular leadership development opportunities that build on the strengths of graduate education to create effective change agents ...

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Water is a priority at Wellesley College Membership Required

Photo shows the importance of water at Wellesley College. We have our own wells and water treatment facility for potable water. The college is also located within the Charles River ...

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Lehigh University Campus Engagement Membership Required

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Sustainability 2020 Membership Required

Ten years ago, students in an honors seminar investigated ways to reduce Green Mountain College’s ecological footprint. The class identified the biggest source of carbon emissions–the college’s ...

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University of Minnesota Living Lab Membership Required

Campus grounds are more than a a backdrop at the University of Minnesota. Our Living Laboratories have transformed otherwise un-programmed areas into outdoor spaces for innovation, testing, demonstration, and learning ...

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Western Michigan University Office for Sustainability Engagement Initiatives Membership Required

Western Michigan University's Office for Sustainability

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UBC Sustainability Membership Required

The university is working to embed sustainability across teaching, learning and research, operations and infrastructure, and the community.

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University at Albany Harvest Festival Membership Required

This photo depicts students from the Office of Sustainability tabling at the Office of Residential Life's annual Harvest Festival, which celebrates local food and healthy eating.

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University at Albany Trashion Fashion show Membership Required

This is a picture of our Trashion Fashion award winners. Trashion Fashion is the annual centerpiece event of Recyclemania. The Office of Sustainability partners with the Office of Residential Life ...

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DoubleMap Bus Tracking Systems Membership Required

Students at Indiana University Bloomington formed the DoubleMap startup company and developed the DoubleMap bus tracking system in collaboration with campus stakeholders and with financial assistance from the IU Student ...

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EMC 2016 summer ANR team created several short focused videos about recycling and composting intiatives Membership Required

The Emergent Media Center (EMC) is a Center of Excellence at Champlain College. We hire students to work on projects, the students work with the clients, work under deadlines utilizing ...

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Bowdoin Green Athletics Membership Required

The Bowdoin College sustainability office and Green Athletics student group work closely on the Green Athletics Team Challenge, which encourages sports teams to commit to sustainability goals and compete against ...

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SUNY Polytechnic Institute Campus Conservation Nationals Flyers Membership Required

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A collaborative programme in sustainability and social responsibility Membership Required

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The purpose of this paper is to collect methodological strategies used in the training of future teachers to develop competences in sustainability and social responsibility (SSR). The proposal in ...

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Integrating sustainability across the university curriculum Membership Required

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Colleges and universities increasingly have the mandate and motivation to integrate sustainability into their curricula. The purpose of this paper is to share the strategy used at the University ...

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Is sustainability knowledge half the battle?: An examination of sustainability knowledge, attitudes, norms, and efficacy to understand sustainable behaviours Membership Required

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The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship of sustainability knowledge to pro-environmental behaviour. A common misperception is that unsustainable behaviours are largely driven by a lack ...

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Sustainable facility development: perceived benefits and challenges Membership Required

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The purpose of this paper is to assess the perceived benefits and challenges of implementing sustainable initiatives in collegiate recreational sports facilities. Additionally, this paper intends to contribute to ...

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Incorporating sustainability content and pedagogy through faculty development Membership Required

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Key elements of a curriculum are presented for a faculty development program that integrated sustainability content with effective course design methodology across a variety of disciplines. The study aims ...

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Supporting Solar Energy through a Student-Financed Renewable Energy Initiative Membership Required

The "Solar University Network: Innovation in Solar Energy Finance & Development" case study series highlights higher education investment in solar energy projects. The purpose of these case studies is to ...

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Root Program at Williams College Membership Required

Williams College Root leaders emulate the Mighty Food Farm flexing tomato logo after an afternoon of volunteering on the Southern Vermont farm.

The non profit organization Manos Unidas led Williams ...

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Appalachian State University students have a hands-on sustainability experience Membership Required

Appalachian State University’s leadership in sustainability education can be traced back to more than 25 years. The university houses the nation’s longest running Sustainable Development Program (est. 1991 ...

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New System Can Help Save Water with a Couple of Clicks Membership Required

Quick-response codes are posted in each restroom in SSM so people can submit repair requests just by scanning with their smart phones.

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SUNY Polytechnic Institute Building Energy Dashboard Membership Required

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Beyond LEED: Living Buildings Earth Week Lecture 2014 Membership Required

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2016 LIU Post Sustainability Award Recipients Membership Required

This is a photo of LIU Post's 2016 campus sustainability award recipients and our guest speaker, L. Hunter Lovins. Each spring, LIU Post hosts a sustainability banquet to showcase ...

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UCR Green Lab in Action Membership Required

UCR is implementing a Green Lab Program to engage researchers on the Sustainability. An energy efficient Ultra-Low Temperature freezer is loan to encourage the defrost of their ULT, allowing to ...

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New Student Sustainability Fee Impacts Buildings, Research, and Student Activities Membership Required

A part of the newly implemented Student Sustainability Fee was allocated to competitive grants open to students, faculty and staff. In the first round of competition, the fee was able ...

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NC State Students Champion Solar Installation Membership Required

In 2016, the Park Scholarships program celebrates its 20th year. Each class of Park Scholars chooses a legacy gift to leave the university, and the Class of 2015 chose to ...

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Elon Students at Environmental Center at Loy Farm Membership Required

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Good Business Friday Discussion Membership Required

Weekly discussion of sustainability in business hosted by the Lewis Institute at Babson.

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Student at event recycling station Membership Required

Student at zero waste station at Babson College's From Day One Fest event

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Tapping campus maple trees Membership Required

Students, faculty, and staff working together to tap campus maple trees to make maple syrup.

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Tour of Residence Hall Rooftop Solar Membership Required

Sustainability Office staff and interns touring new rooftop solar thermal system.

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Parkerson Mill Creek restoration after one growing season Membership Required

This is Parkerson Mill Creek one growing season after completion of the stream restoration project.

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Spartan Treasure Hunt Membership Required

In these photos, Michigan State University facilities employees observe equipment while participating in a Spartan Treasure Hunt.

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Student Beekeepers: Almost as Busy as Bees Membership Required

This photograph was taken on April 22 (Earth Day!), 2016. It shows members of the Beekeeping Club at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs tending their bees and teaching students ...

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A Mixed Methods Assessment of the Development, Use, and Educational Effectiveness of University Campus Sustainability Tours Membership Required

Campus sustainability tours are available at dozens of colleges and universities across the United States. These tours are considered a vital tool in interpreting the environmental and sustainable aspects of ...

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Rebranding the WKU Office of Sustainability Membership Required

Since its inception in 2008, the WKU Office of Sustainability has struggled with general program and initiative awareness as well as student engagement in university sponsored sustainability activities. Attempts to ...

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Furman's CCC weatherizes it's 100th home Membership Required

The Community Conservation Corps (CCC), coordinated by Furman's David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, partners with a local utility company and Habitat for Humanity to provide needed home weatherization ...

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Sustainability teaching in higher education institutions of Kazakhstan Membership Required

Sustainability teaching is challenging due to problems of the economic development, as well as of overcoming a post-communist mentality in countries with economies in transition. This is particularly relevant for ...

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University of Manitoba BEE / HOUSE / LAB Open International Design Competition Membership Required

BEE / HOUSE / LAB is an international design competition hosted by the University of Manitoba and open to students and designers in the field of environmental design, architecture, landscape architecture, industrial ...


Nursing students’ attitudes towards sustainability and health care Membership Required

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To evaluate attitudes towards embedding sustainability and climate change in nursing curricula among nursing students, some of whom had participated in a sustainability and health skills session, and determine ...

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Making Sustainable Behaviors the Norm at the University of Minnesota Duluth Membership Required

Interviews with undergraduate students were conducted as part of a follow-up to a survey soliciting information about student engagement in sustainability at a small upper Great Lakes public university. The ...

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Bitten by the Green Design Bug Membership Required

According to U.S. News & World Report, "sustainability sensibility is sweeping through and transforming the curricula in America's colleges of engineering, as more educators emphasize the importance of ...

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College hopefuls look for green universities Membership Required

USA Today reports that "the nation's college-bound students are increasingly looking for green - and no, that doesn't mean just money."

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Do students really choose colleges based on how green they are? Membership Required

A Princeton Review survey finds that incoming freshmen would weigh information about environmental issues into their college decisions, but average students say it’s not on their radar

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Framing Sustainability for the Free, Frugal, and Fit & Fabulous Membership Required

Selling Utah State University students on a new ‘Blue Goes Green’ fee to fund sustainability projects on campus has involved connecting sustainability with the students’ desires for freedom, saving money ...

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Integrating geoscience into undergraduate education about environment, society, and sustainability using place-based learning: three examples Membership Required

From water to energy, and from climate change to natural hazards, the geosciences (marine, Earth, and atmospheric science) have an important role to play in addressing a wide range of ...

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Supporting the Integration of Sustainability into Higher Education Curricula—A Case Study from Switzerland Membership Required

From the perspective of different stakeholders, education for sustainable development (ESD) in higher education is highly desirable. In practice, however, this may present challenges, as it involves systemic and cultural ...

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College Hopes & Worries Survey Reports Membership Required

Every year, The Princeton Review surveys thousands of college applicants and their parents about their perspective on the admissions process. For many years, this survey has included a question related ...

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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

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.