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Sustainable campus using concept mapping: a bottom-up approach engaging both staff and students

  • Sunway University (Selangor)

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Purpose: This paper aims to highlight a multidimensional model of sustainability practices that are considered meaningful and practical for implementation by higher education institutions (HEIs).

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Methodological approach for the construction of environmental management indicators in universities

  • Universidad Central de Venezuela

Universities have become interested in environmental management. In them, there are problems of inadequate residues and waste management; high energy consumption and demand; water and air pollution; impacts on biodiversity ...


A framework for implementing and reporting United Nations sustainable development goals in Spanish higher education institutions

  • Universidad de Oviedo (Asturias)

This study aims to explore a holistic framework for implementing and reporting sustainable development goals (SDGs) in universities. The aim is to define elements of the content as well as ...


European Universities Initiative: How Universities May Contribute to a More Sustainable Society

  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

The European Universities initiative, launched by the European Commission in 2018, has its origin in the concept of Civic Universities (CivUs) and consists of transnational higher education alliances throughout the ...


Sustainability Reporting at a Crossroads in Italian Universities: Is Web-Based Media Adoption Deinstitutionalising Sustainability Reporting?

  • Università degli Studi "Gabriele d'Annunzio"

Higher education institutions and universities have recently started to publish their sustainability and corporate responsibility reports. Yet, due to digitalisation and the benefits of digital reporting, websites offer organisations novel ...


Toward a Sustainable University: Babes-Bolyai University Goes Green

  • Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai

The present research aims to investigate the roadmap followed by a Romanian University implementing sustainability practices and thus contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Informed by the stakeholder ...


A clustering approach for classifying universities in a world sustainability ranking

  • University of Bari Aldo Moro

Sustainability indicators are increasingly recognized as a useful tool to provide policy information in support of environmental, economic or social improvement. Various approaches to sustainability have also been adopted in ...


If It Is Life We Want: A Prayer for the Future (of the) University

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • University of York

Universities are one potentially important place – albeit not the only one – to initiate the next generation into becoming the adult humans needed to navigate the difficult future of the Anthropocene ...


An empirical study on discussion and evaluation of green university

  • Minghsin University of Science and Technology

Sustainable development has become an important criterion for human beings to pursue happiness in their daily lives. In order to ensure the sustainable development of the earth, the first step ...


Social and environmental reports at universities: a Habermasian view on their evolution

  • Università di Verona

This paper analyses how social and environmental disclosure has evolved over the years in Italian universities and aims to understand whether attention to sustainable development has changed. To determine 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 ...


Stanford University Scope 3 Emissions Program

  • Stanford University (CA)

Over the past decade, Stanford University has reduced its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 80% and is on track to eliminate 100%. In June 2020, the Board ...


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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UCLA Sustainability Plan

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

A comprehensive sustainability plan for the campus that bridges academics, operations, and community engagement. The plan highlights the intersections of planetary and human health, and begins the work to ensure ...


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 ...


Decarbonising Universities: Case Study of the University of Exeter’s Green Strategy Plans Based on Analysing Its Energy Demand in 2012–2020

  • University of Exeter (Devon)

This study investigates the carbon footprint of the University of Exeter by analysing its energy consumption between 2012 and 2020 to assess its current standing in the process of achieving ...

  • Posted April 29, 2022
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Maintenance of an environmental management system based on ISO 14001 in a Brazilian private university, seeking sustainable development

  • Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos)

This study aims to present the environmental management system implemented at UNISINOS and demonstrate some of the main results obtained in more than 15 years carrying out the environmental management ...

  • Posted April 28, 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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Optimizing University Campuses for Learning, Wellbeing and Equity: an Applied Study of Higher Education Facilities Organizational Systems

  • Illinois State University (IL)

College and university campuses are designed and maintained by experts in facilities management and planning. What is lacking in these processes is expertise in learning environments and creating spaces that ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Indicator-Based Analysis of the Process Towards a University in Sustainable Development: A Case Study of the University of Tübingen (Germany)

  • University of Kiel
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Kentriki Makedonia)
  • Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
  • Free University of Berlin

In order to contribute to sustainable development (SD), complex and heterogeneous institutions such as universities need instruments to define SD goals as well as to assess and to communicate their ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Sustainability Curriculum in UK University Sustainability Reports

  • Oxford Brookes University

One of the major barriers to incorporating sustainability in the HE curriculum is its absence from the university sustainability strategy, the annual reflection of which is the annual sustainability report ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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The Application of Ecological Footprint Analysis to Distance Learning University Contexts: A Case Study of the College of Education, University of South Africa

  • University of São Paulo

The Ecological Footprint (EF) analysis can be considered as an indicator for assessing the environmental impact of universities, since it indicates flow of natural resources consumption and waste generation caused ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Montclair State University Facilities Sustainability Plan

  • Montclair State University (NJ)

In April 2022, University Facilities launched its Sustainability Plan. The plan is the result of 18 months of effort, engaging staff throughout the division as well as staff from other ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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UC San Diego 2021 Sustainability Report

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

UC San Diego’s inaugural annual sustainability report provides an update on the progress that we have made towards our collective sustainability goals in ten key areas: Air and Climate ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Declaring a Climate Emergency: UBC’s Climate Emergency Task Force Process and Path to Implementation

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • AASHE (PA)

Join us for an interactive session to learn about the University of British Columbia’s Climate Emergency response and connect with leads of various innovative and exciting climate action projects ...

  • Posted March 24, 2022
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Sustainable Development Among Four-Year Institutions in the United States: A Geographic and Anthropological Perspective

  • University of Southern Mississippi (MS)

This dissertation investigates the factors that contribute to the cultural characteristics of sustainability among higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United States to shed light on how they represent themselves ...

  • 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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Sustainability challenges and territorial impact: the role of Higher Education Institutions

  • Politecnico di Torino

Complex sustainability problems require an immediate action. Therefore, the involvement of multiple agents to face a concrete shift in the global system is necessary. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have the ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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Sustainability at Higher Education Institutions: Paradox or Pioneering?: A Case Study on the Universities of Goettingen and Uppsala

  • Uppsala University
  • University of Göttingen

Sustainable development (SD) as a concept and principle aims to find solutions to balance the needs of people worldwide with the resources and limits of the Earth’s ecosystems. Given ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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5 Year Report NC Collaboratory 2016-2021

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

In 2016 the NC General Assembly authorized the creation of the NC Policy Collaboratory headquartered at UNC Chapel Hill. In the five years since, the Collaboratory has funded more than ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2022
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STARS 2.2 Data Quality Series Part II: Deep Dive into Report Review

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • AASHE (PA)

The second in a series on STARS data quality, the Deep Dive into Report Review webinar will guide institutions and reviewers through the reporting assurance process. Pre-submission review of STARS ...

  • Posted Feb. 4, 2022
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STARS 2.2 Data Quality Series Part I: Tips for Navigating Submission Review

  • AASHE (PA)

The first in a series on STARS data quality, the Data Quality Tips for Navigating Submission Review webinar aims to help institutions submit a high-quality report and sail through the ...

  • Posted Jan. 28, 2022
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Atlas Zero Waste Certification as a Tool for Changemakers

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Atlas is a certification program that assesses campuses' progress toward zero waste. It looks at the whole materials management system, including purchasing, reusing, and discarding. The Atlas assessment will be ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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STARS Town Hall

  • California State University, Chancellor's Office (CA)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • AASHE (PA)

This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in a high-level discussion about potential improvements to STARS. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Post-COVID; How Living Buildings Are the Next Recruiting Tool, Hosted by ILFI

  • International Living Future Institute (WA)

Please join the International Living Future Institute for an open discussion about how colleges and universities around the world are implementing the Living Building Challenge in their capital projects to ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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The Pathway to Zero Waste at Georgia Tech

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Cascadia Consulting Group, Inc. (WA)

In order to significantly move the needle towards becoming a Zero Waste campus, Georgia Tech assembled a project team to assess current conditions on campus and provide recommendations for improvement ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Implementing Centralized Waste Collection as Part of a New Zero Waste System

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford University announced its Zero Waste Goal by 2030 in May of 2018 and developed a plan and budget in the fall of 2019. The Zero Waste Plan calls for ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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A Zero Waste Plan "Of The People, By The People, For The People"

  • Boston University (MA)

How do we set ourselves up to achieve a goal as ambitious as Zero Waste? Boston University's approach to this started with a Zero Waste planning process focused on ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Sustainability Professionals Expanding Beyond Sustainability

  • Bentley University (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School (MA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This panel will be a conversion among sustainability professionals who have taken the step from leading an institution's sustainability effort to also lead in other areas of the institution ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Sustainable Study Abroad: A New Self-Reporting Framework and Certification

  • Earth Deeds (MA)
  • Bound International (TX)

Prior to the global pandemic, there was record participation in study abroad programming throughout the world while particular challenges continued to exist. One of those challenges was the reconciliation between ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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How Students can Introduce Bee Campus USA to Their Schools

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Learn the basics of how to start a Bee Campus USA committee and ready a Bee Campus USA application from start to finish, as well as prepare for the next ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Student-led AASHE STARS Outreach to Integrate and Coordinate Sustainability Efforts Across Campus

  • California State University, Fresno (CA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The Central Valley experiences unique and extremely complex problems. We produce almost a quarter of the nation's food but also contain half of the state's failing water systems ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Sustainability Strategic Planning: Where to Start and How to Get Going

  • Lehigh University (PA)

Strategic planning can often be a daunting process, particularly with limited staffing and resources. The Office of Sustainability at Lehigh University recently led a year-long strategic planning process to develop ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Grow Two Goals With One Seed: Maximizing Student Engagement and the STARS Report

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Student engagement efforts by sustainability leaders at higher education institutions have been systematically increasing. Similarly, the use of robust assessment metrics for assessing the scope and impacts of these efforts ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Embedding Sustainability in University Governance

  • McGill University (QC)

Campus sustainability movements often begin as student-led, grassroots efforts, which lead to impactful operational changes and commitments to sustainable practices. At McGill University, these efforts helped create an Office of ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Sign Me Up! Creating Effective Waste Bin Signage

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

What does it take to get useful sorting signage on your bins that is standardized across campus departments? We'll take you through our collaborative campus process complete with a ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability (UMACS) Networking Session

  • South Dakota State University (SD)

This is an opportunity to network with others from the Upper Midwest, including Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, and Wisconsin.  Learn about UMACS' mission and discuss campus efforts ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Fund Strategies to Develop the Most Spectacular Projects Possible

  • McGill University (QC)

Campus sustainability fund managers have myriad opportunities to stimulate, encourage, and develop more robust and impactful project proposals. The Sustainability Projects Fund at McGill University is a vibrant example of ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Comparison of Eco-Rep Program Format Between Three Southeastern Universities

  • Clemson University (SC)
  • Elon University (NC)
  • Furman University (SC)

Which program structure most effectively motivates students in an Eco-Rep program? At every university, Eco-Reps maximize different opportunities for discussing sustainability, structuring educational meetings and events according to tested methods ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Transportation Demand Management: Arguments for the Diversification of Mobility

  • University of Southern Maine (ME)

The statement "we have a parking problem" is all too common on University campuses. However, parking is usually not the root problem. The root problem is the transportation ecosystem serving ...

  • 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.

Benchmarking Data

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Programs and Initiatives

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Scores

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