Coordination & Planning

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Liberate your Literacy: How Sustainability & Social Justice Interact

  • Portland State University (OR)

Ecoliteracy pioneers Stone & Barlow (2014) emphasize that creating social change requires resilient relationships within the larger ecological and social community. However, we are born into a society in the ...

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How a Mid-Scale University Can Have a Large-Scale Impact

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The Renewable Energy Initiative (REI) at Appalachian State University was founded in 2004 by a group of 7 graduate students. At the time, a fee of 5$ per student per ...

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Modeling Equity Through Collaboration: A Co-Directed Office

  • Connecticut College (CT)

The typical hierarchical structure of any office or department at a college or university has one leader with a chain of responsibility and reporting running down from that person. For ...

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Managing Campus Politics to Build a Sustainability Coalition

  • DePauw University (IN)

On many campuses, energy and initiative for sustainability efforts begins with faculty and students. The path forward from that initial enthusiasm inevitably requires collaboration with senior administration and, given the ...

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Facilitation In Action: How to cultivate group consensus that matters

  • GreenerU (MA)

One of the most important, yet often understated skills of any profession is the ability to be a strong group facilitator. Whether it is a small internal meeting with staff ...

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Capturing and Managing data with shoestring staffing and funding

  • Macalester College (MN)

In today’s age, data surrounds us. Sustainability offices are increasingly expected to collect and manage data in order to inform students, staff and faculty about progress towards sustainability goals ...

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The Playbook: Systems Thinking for Sustainability Initiatives

  • Portland State University (OR)

Ideally, sustainability is infused throughout an university—from operations to curriculum. Different people hold different pieces of the puzzle that, when put together, create a whole picture that is greater ...

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Educating for Sustainability: A Solution to Student Retention?

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

In the current climate of increased governmental oversight of higher education and fiscal downturns, increased scrutiny is being paid to retention and graduation rates as markers of an institution’s ...

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Tying Together Tradition and Core Values to Share Your Message and Foster Connections

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Your institution has unique attributes that help define your organizational culture. Understanding this culture can be a critical key ingredient to help spread your sustainability message. This session will demonstrate ...

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Regenesis: Cultivating Change through the Campus ’Perennials’

  • York University (ON)

As noted by Ackerman et. al. (2011), sustainability initiatives on campus typically either take a "top-down" or "bottom-up" approach. Top-down approaches involve administrators who create plans and policies and then ...

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The University North Carolina’s System-Wide Energy Initiative

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The 2014 Appalachian Energy Summit is the third annual gathering for the University of North Carolina Energy Leadership Challenge. Through this ongoing, year-round initiative, campus leaders from across higher education ...

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What Are We Advancing? Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education: Integration of the University and College Development Office

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

The pressing need to develop more financially, environmentally and socially sustainable institutions creates an opportunity to advance the next philanthropic era in higher education – one that promotes a more comprehensive ...

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Training: EcoDistricts for Practitioners

  • EcoDistricts (OR)

EcoDistricts for Practitioners is a half-day training session that gets you prepped to start remaking cities from the neighborhood up. Ecodistricts comprise the best thinking on urban equity, sustainability and ...

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Disruptive Sustainability: Core Business Integration of Sustainability

  • Harvard University (MA)

’Disruptive sustainability’ is this potential for unleashing incredible new human potential for transforming everything we create. In the business space it gets framed in terms of a technological or business ...

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Executive Education for Disruptive Sustainability

  • Harvard University (MA)

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability of Higher Education (AASHE) presents Leith Sharp from Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, in collaboration with the Center for ...

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Levers For Change: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Organizational Change

  • Linfield College (OR)

Often times sustainability is relegated to the pigeonhole of environmentalism. At Linfield College, an interdisciplinary partnership between two sociology courses and a business course found common ground in sustainability through ...

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Product Based Sustainability Framework for Universities

  • North Carolina A&T State University (NC)

The transformation of a University towards sustainable development requires a paradigm shift from an activity based focus to a product based focus. In an activity based focus, several projects are ...

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Using Competencies in the Design and Assessment of Sustainability Programs

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

At Penn State University, the Sustainability Leadership Minor has been administered using a list of sustainability and leadership competencies that are the basis of the expectations of the program. Now ...

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Time is money: accounting for the true cost of a campus waste initiative

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Universities across the country are developing and implementing campus sustainability initiatives. Such initiatives may be designed to save money or reduce waste, or they may have more intangible goals related ...

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The “Three Es” of Sustainability Portland Style

  • Portland State University (OR)

This is a three-part poster presentation with each poster (24” x 36”) representing one of the “three Es” of sustainability: Environmental, Economic, and Equity, as can be viewed locally in ...

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Cross-institutional collaboration for compost on an urban campus

  • Portland State University (OR)

Implementing an effective composting program on any campus is difficult. Common issues that may arise are public buy-in, infrastructure, information accessibility, and contamination. Appreciating the context of a new compost ...

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Pathways to Leadership: Sustainability & Career Development

  • Princeton University (NJ)

As college students increasingly aspire toward careers that allow them to make a difference in the world, campus sustainability programs are uniquely positioned to provide enduring student leadership and career ...

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Measure That! Integrating Sustainability into your Institutional Assessment

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Institutions across the county depend on their status as accredited organizations. While the accrediting agencies are not yet requiring schools to engage in sustainability, our institution looked for a way ...

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Graduating Global Stewards: A Cross-Cultural Comparative Analysis

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

For my research, I am arguing that institutions of higher learning are important sites for sustainability, as they can propel the overall national and international agenda towards renewable energy and ...

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Developing a sustainability focused campus against all odds

  • University of Northern Colorado (CO)

Institutions of Higher education can be the most conservative of places in which to get sustainability established. While passion and enthusiasm abound throughout a campus, getting all the different stakeholders ...

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Maintaining Sustainability (and your Sanity): A Systems Approach

  • URS Corporation (MD)

University campuses are analogous to small cities, military installations, and in some cases, industrial facilities. The diverse operations and activities include research laboratories, conference centers and lodging, art studios, cafeterias ...

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Why Math Is Important - Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

  • Florida State University (FL)

How do we understand the impacts of our decisions? Most of us want our lives to reflect our sustainable values. We want our efforts to make a difference. We want ...

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Data 101: Measuring What You Manage

  • American University (DC)

What are the most important things to measure on my campus? What pieces of information can help me report to the most outlets? How can I use the data that ...

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Harnessing the social change model: A strategy for deeper sustainability engagement

  • University of Calgary (AB)

This poster uses the social change model to promote sustainability engagement. It describes the individual values, group values, and community values of the social change model and outlines how these ...

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Planning and Managing the Urgent Implementation of Sustainability at a West African University

  • American University of Nigeria (Adamawa,)

Since its founding in 2005, American University of Nigeria (AUN’s) has increasingly committed itself to development, specifically to advance economic, social, and environmental conditions in its host community and ...

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Twelve years of campus sustainability at Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México

  • Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C. (DF)

Ibero Campus Verde (ICV) is the given name of Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de Mexico’s environmental management system. Its action plan includes several policies, activities, goals and performance indicators that ...

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Establishing Sustainable Urban Communities: HBCU Experiences as Learning Models

  • Clark Atlanta University (GA)

Sustainable Community Development

“Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

  • United Nations World Commission on Environment and ...
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Sustainability: A Solution to Student Retention

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

Recent statistics from The Princeton Review indicate that 69 percent of college applicants now cite an institution's level of commitment to environmental sustainability as a factor in their college ...

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A Comprehensive Campus-wide Water Management Plan

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

As a campus, we are committed to sustainable growth in order to improve the human condition. Sustainable water management has become a critical issue for the region, which has struggled ...

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Warren Wilson College Sustainable Dining Policy: A Strategic Partnership Case Study

  • Warren Wilson College (NC)

This case study presentation will delve into the collective research and actions by Warren Wilson College (WWC) students, staff, and Sodexo employees to create a resilient and adaptable dining service ...

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Lessons from the Rookie Years: Building a Sustainability Program on a Shoestring Budget

  • Saint Louis University (MO)

When first starting a sustainability program at the university four years ago, our division of facilities services created a strategic plan that identified “environmental resource optimization” as an initiative. It ...

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A holistic approach to culture change on campus: a new model of liberal arts education

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Making the transition to sustainability in higher education will require a significant culture change across the campus. The current approach in which sustainability is pursued as a collection of isolated ...

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Flash Strategy Workshop: Moving From Reactive to Proactive in 60 Minutes

  • Dartmouth College (NH)
  • GreenerU (MA)

In our role as sustainability professionals, we serve as organizational change agents. At the same time, we have many “balls in the air” and we “wear many hats” in our ...

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New Kid on the Block: How Our University Launched its New Sustainability Program

  • University of North Texas (TX)

Each year more and more universities and campuses realize the importance of sustainability as seen by the growth of sustainability programs, academic degrees and certifications, and professionals employed in higher ...

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Sustainability Planning 2.0: Strategic Sustainability Planning to Achieve Ambitious Resource Conservation Targets

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is using the campus as a living lab to develop long-range resource conservation action plans that are ambitious, yet have tangible, achievable targets and ...

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Campus Sustainability Assessment System at a Japanese University through STARS International Pilot

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

Campus Sustainability Assessment System 2013 for Hokkaido University was formulated not only to assess the outcome obtained by activities which we intended to carry out according to Action Plan 2012 ...

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STARS Intro. Pre-Conference Workshop: Edmonds Community College: Our Journey to (the) STARS

  • Edmonds Community College (WA)

Community colleges are a little different. We have less money per student and ever-shrinking budgets to work with. We have a revolving door of students. A successful student is usually ...

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Adaptable model to assess sustainability in higher education: Application to five Chilean institutions

  • Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

The present study has two main objectives. In first place, the development of a model, the Adaptable model for Assessing Sustainability (AMAS), to assess the degree of implementation of sustainability ...

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An Assets-based Approach for Sustainability Strategic Planning and Engagement

  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)

We will conduct a workshop to introduce an innovative approach to sustainability strategic thinking and planning. This process was used at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to broadly ...

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Sustainability in the Boardroom: Perspectives from a Provost & CFO

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian State University has long embraced sustainability in the campus culture. Early operational initiatives were conceived and implemented within the Business Affairs area and sustainable principles were included in focused ...

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Using Developmental Evaluation to Advance Innovation in Sustainability Programs

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Sustainability in Higher Education is an exciting emergent field filled with energetic and good-intentioned efforts to innovate teaching methods, curriculum, learning outcomes, and programs. As new sustainability programs emerge in ...

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Dutch National Pilot with STARS

  • Utrecht University
  • University of Twente
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Maastricht University
  • Wageningen University

In 2013 six Dutch universities started participating in the STARS International Pilot. From January until June they are doing a pilot on their own to find out if STARS is ...

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Engaged learning and sustainability leadership: A case study approach

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The Sustainability Leadership Certificate (SLC) program is a new and innovative program developed and implemented by a North American university. This case study presentation focuses on the program components implemented ...

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Establishment of a Campus Sustainability Network in Japan

  • Kyoto University

After the Great East-Japan Earthquake and the followed nuclear reactor’s accident in Fukushima which occurred on March 2011, fostering a culture of sustainability, reducing energy consumption, installing energy more ...

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Green Fund Implementation Guide- Campus Green Fund Collaborative

  • Butler University (IN)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • McGill University (QC)
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

The Campus Green Fund Collaborative (CGFC) is a non-registered group of campus sustainability staff involved with coordinating and managing green funds on their respective campuses. In partnership with the Association ...

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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

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

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).

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