Coordination & Planning

Introduction

Staff and other resources help an institution organize, implement, and publicize sustainability initiatives. These resources provide the infrastructure that fosters sustainability within an institution. Sustainability planning affords an institution the opportunity to clarify its vision of a sustainable future, establish priorities and help guide budgeting and decision making.

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How to Partner with Students to Propose, Fund, and Operate a Successful Campus Sustainability Resource Center

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

UC San Diego successfully partnered with students to propose and build its first campus Sustainability Resource Center (SRC) in 2009 which has become the ultimate one-stop shop for all things ...

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A New Collaborative Model for Student Leadership in Sustainability

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Students play a major role in the campus sustainability movement, often having a more powerful voice than the faculty or staff. It is therefore crucial to ensure that students are ...

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The Office Certification Program: Transforming the Workplace

  • University of North Texas (TX)

The presentation will focus on the process and implementation of a green office program. Based on the success at a large four-year university, a clear methodology will be presented on ...

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Overcoming Silos in Student Activism

  • University of Oregon (OR)

How do students break isolation between campus activists to create authentic and affective collaboration? Our university houses 106 student groups, each focused on a unique issue. Yet even with such ...

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Infusing and Integrating Sustainability Across Research and Teaching

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

A public university that is learner-centered and research oriented needs support in its mission and sustainability commitments. Since 2008, our University has made major strides toward building a campus culture ...

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Less Un-Sustainable or Creating a Path Toward Sustainability? An Inquiry Into Second-Order Change Management for Higher Education

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Successful implementation of sustainability declarations and commitments such as the ACUPCC (particularly 1.c.iii: "Actions to make climate neutrality and sustainability a part of the curriculum and other educational ...

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A Large Stride With a Small Footprint: Reaching beyond LEED

  • Williams College (MA)
  • Integrated Eco Strategy

Williams College is in the process of designing a new environmental center to house a classroom, meeting rooms, community gathering space, faculty and sustainability staff offices, and gardens in the ...

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Diversifying the Budgetary Resources for Your Campus' Sustainability Program

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Where does the budget for your campus Sustainability Programs come from? On most campuses, these Offices and Efforts are funded by a department or solely with savings. Learn how to ...

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Sustainability assessment tools on French campuses: The Green Plan

  • Campus Responsables

The workshop will begin with an introduction of the french sustainability asessment framework in higher education called « Green Plan ». The Green plan enables french campuses to assess sustainability in their ...

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Sustainable Concordia: 10 Years of Transformation Toward Sustainability

  • Concordia University (CA)

Sustainable Concordia (SC) is a multi-stakeholder, consensus-based organization with the mission to transform Concordia University into a socially and ecologically sustainable institution. Over the past ten years, this university sustainability ...

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Glória Campus of Federal University of Uberlândia: Planning a Sustainable Campus with Public Participation

  • Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

Federal University of Uberlândia, in Brazil planned a sustainable campus for his expansion, with a participatory process that involves professors, students and administrative staff. The "Câmpus Glória" project crossed all ...

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Implementing Change Through a Systems Approach to Sustainability

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

Consider the difficulty a rider faces in trying to get an elephant to change to a new path as opposed to continuing to follow a well-worn and less rigorous path ...

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IUanyWare: Next Steps in Sustainable Computing

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Indiana University allows individuals to virtualize software delivery for students, faculty, and staff. IUanyWare has grown in popularity as a way to deliver high-performance computing to remote users by providing ...

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Recycling can be the Most Cost-Effective Method of Solid Waste Management for Colleges and Universities

  • Loyola Marymount University (CA)

Collegiate recycling programs have proliferated to almost all higher educational campuses, yet many administrators from continue to believe that recycling services can add tens or hundreds of thousand dollars to ...

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Transitioning to Green: Implementing a Comprehensive Environmental Sustainability Initiative on a University Campus

  • Loyola Marymount University (CA)

Environmental sustainability has become increasingly relevant to institutions of higher education. However, change in higher education is described by scholars as slow and difficult. This makes it complicated to effectively ...

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Creating and Maintaining a Sustainability Student Worker Network

  • Macalester College (MN)

The initiative for sustainability at Macalester College took an unusual institutional turn in 2008, with the formation of the original Sustainability Student Worker Network. The Network is a working group ...

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Intellectual Property and Sustainability

  • Marymount Manhattan College (NY)

This presentation is a briefing on Intellectual Property and how it may be a factor in promoting and managing sustainability effort. Intellectual Property has many aspects. It is understood as ...

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Universal Design and Sustainability: an Appealing Synchronicity of Concepts for the 21st Century Campus Accessibility Audit.

  • McGill University (QC)

Triggering organic change in Higher Education institutions towards widened access and the implementation of Universal, on the one hand, or sustainable development, on the other, is an arduous task which ...

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Software Solutions for Campus Sustainability: Going Beyond Excel Spreadsheets for Easier and More Effective GHG and Sustainability Tracking and Assessment

  • McGill University (QC)

Part 1: Best practices for selecting sustainability management software for your institution.

For the majority of post-secondary institutions working toward sustainability, the measurement, management, analysis and reporting of greenhouse gas ...

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Innovative Tool for Integrated Energy Planning

  • Michigan State University (MI)

One of the greatest challenges for universities is how to reliably meet the university's growing energy needs while reducing negative impacts of power generation. The presenting institution has its ...

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I Am Here Now Because of...And This is Where I Want to Be Next...

  • Middlebury College (VT)

Sustainability is a profession and a passion for most of the people who come to an AASHE conference. We are, on balance, despairing optimists, utopian idealists, cold-eyed realists, manic-depressive mover ...

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Transforming Connectivity: Fusing Gaming and Social Networks to Forge Deeper Connections

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJ)

Our society's obsession with screens, games, and online social networks is a powerful tool for change that is currently misdirected and underutilized. Without a radically transformative approach in improving ...

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Campus to Community Engagement through Action Research Teams

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

How do university students engage with local communities to actually create meaningful action that brings everyone together toward common sustainability goals? The Weatherization & Community Building Action Team, which is ...

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Student Sustainability at Northern Arizona University: Creating Relationships Between Grassroots and Institutional Leadership

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Many environmental student groups in higher education have to work within the parameters of any other student group on campus. This can often be difficult when advocating for a full ...

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Strategic Planning for Sustainability and Energy Conservation at a University

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, has been recognized by the EPA as the top institution in Higher Education, for reducing Green House Gases under their MOU Program. This ...

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Improving Residence Hall Waste Disposal

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Waste diversion can be difficult to undergo on college campuses since it not only requires students, faculty, and staff to collectively work towards a zero-waste goal, but also extensive education ...

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Envisioning the Resilient Campus: Planning for Reduced Campus Energy Consumption through Data Analysis and Visualization at St. Olaf College

  • St. Olaf College (MN)

Campuses are making great strides to integrate sustainability into their operations and planning through initiatives such as STARS and the ACUPCC. However, while campus master plans may include a section ...

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A Socially Just Sustainable Office Certification Program

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Planning an office certification that encompasses all aspects of sustainability can be achieved with careful planning. It can actively engage faculty and staff to be more aware of sustainable practices ...

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Using Student Engagement to Drive AASHE STARS

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

Our University, like many other institutions of higher education has engaged in AASHE STARS. During the Spring 2012 semester, our institution piloted a unique approach to gathering the massive amount ...

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Clicking Towards Campus Sustainability: Creating an Integrated University-Wide Sustainability Portal

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

These days, there are countless ways to get the information we want, and even some that we don't! In an age of information overload, having a single point of ...

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From a Maze to Amazing!

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The University of Arizona's Sustainability Team will be hosting an open conversation to discuss the different perspectives their team has had based on their position and their experiences surrounding ...

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WORK Bright Green-Building a Community Through Staff Sustainability Training

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This session will share the recent experience of offering the first ever staff training on campus sustainability in an effort to expand the environmental community and stewardship efforts. The presentation ...

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Bringing Your Green Fund to the Next Level: Creating Tomorrow's Leaders Through Student-Driven Internal Growth and Leadership Development

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

Campus Green Funds are a necessary component for any college campus striving towards sustainability goals, though few realize its full potential. Since its inception in 1999, the student organization, Associated ...

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Egos, Money And Power: How Higher Education's Leadership and Governance Paradigm Limits Sustainability-And How To Transform That Culture

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Higher education faces critical and unprecedented technological, demographic, academic, ethical, environmental, and financial challenges that threaten its core business model. But academe's intransigent, centuries old governance system - with its ...

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Green Infrastructure at the University of Louisville

  • University of Louisville (KY)

On August 4, 2009 a storm hit the University of Louisville with 7" of rain in 30 minutes. Although not located on a stream or river, flooding damage exceeded $22 ...

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Utilizing an Annual Sustainability Report and New Media to Enhance Marketing and Awareness of Campus Sustainability Efforts

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

This poster will guide the audience through the process of creating a visually appealing and interactive annual report as well as highlight new media approaches to marketing your campus sustainability ...

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Strategic Sustainability Planning for Change: Lessons from the University of the District of Columbia

  • University of the District of Columbia (DC)

Simply put, Strategic Sustainability Planning determines where a university is going regarding its sustainability efforts over the next year or more, how it's going to get there and how ...

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Creating and Maintaining Relations through a Changing Campus Ecology

  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (WI)

The campus ecology of the University of Eau Claire Wisconsin has helped to shape current and future construction projects to mindfully approach the improvement of the campus environment. The establishment ...

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Launching Green Office and Green Event Certification

  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (WI)

Certification programs that encourage best practices for sustainable actions were developed for campus organizations as a means of educating and recognizing staff and students. It was also viewed as an ...

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The Roadmap to Increased Waste Diversion

  • Waste Management (TX)

In order to drive and support sustainability goals on campus and to specifically increase waste diversion, Waste Management has worked with many university partners to both drive and assess campus ...

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Squeezing Water Out of Rocks: Two Years of the Sustainability Fee at Western Michigan University

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

On April 15, 2010 our Board of Trustees approved a student initiated Sustainability Fee. Fourteen-thousand square feet of student gardens, ten-thousand travel mugs, hundreds of worms, fifty internships, sixteen grant ...

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An Evaluation of Effective Structures for Campus Sustainability Programs at Institutions of Higher Education

  • College of William & Mary (VA)

The need for sustainability in both the education and operations of colleges and universities has inspired many to launch sustainability programs on their campuses. As institutions of higher education invest ...

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Striving and Planning for Zero Waste

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Many universities are now striving to become 'Zero Waste' campuses, where all materials are diverted away from a landfill or incinerator through recycling and composting efforts. This lofty, but important ...

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A Student-Led Sustainability Fund at The University of British Columbia

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Through holding a referendum in March 2011, students have established a fund for the selection of sustainability projects. A sustainability fund marketing launch plan has been developed by partnering with ...

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The Place of Sustainability in the University Strategic Plan

  • DePaul University (IL)

Sustainability plans can often inform broader university strategic plans. At DePaul University in Chicago, we draft a new university strategic plan (USP) every six years. Our USP usually contains six ...

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Estimating the energy and greenhouse gas emissions embedded in metered water at the University of Arizona

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Located in the center of the Tucson metropolitan area, the University of Arizona obtains its water from a system of on-site wells and a municipal water system that includes significant ...

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Accelerating Participation in Sustainability through Strategic Communications and Engagement Programs

  • University of Calgary (AB)

Effectively communicating sustainability to a diverse campus community exceeding 35,000 individuals is challenging. This challenge is amplified when the goal of those communications is to instigate positive behavioral changes ...

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The Strategic Mobility Plan for Campus Sustainability in Transportation

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

To encourage the campus commuting population, a three-pronged Strategic Mobility Plan was created to increase ridesharing and on-campus walking and biking through education, facility improvements, and program development. The plan ...

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Institutionalizing Innovation: Student Government "sustainability"" bodies and roles"

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Once students (via student clubs or individually) begin experimenting with efforts to make their programs/campuses/communities more sustainable, additional leaders pick them up and want to incorporate such experiences ...

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Measure, Message, Motivate: building an inclusive and empowered campus sustainability culture

  • Yale University (CT)

Campuses around the world are tracing sustainability metrics, but how do we communicate those measurements in a way that engages and empowers students, staff, and faculty?

Our university has developed ...

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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).

Coordination & Planning Partners

AMP Green Solutions, LLC

Washington, DC
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AMP Green Solutions exists to solve the critical sustainability and climate change issues facing our clients, both large and small. We provide a broad range of services and solutions to help organizations facilitate change and achieve their vision.

Fair Labor Association

Washington, DC
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Improving Workers' Lives Worldwide