Curriculum

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A Climate Change Module for Introduction to Sociology Classes

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Best selling Introduction to Sociology textbooks typically cover climate change only briefly and only very late in the semester. This module is designed to aid sociology faculty in adding a ...

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Atmospheric Sciences (MS)

  • University of Houston (TX)

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in atmospheric sciences. Students seeking M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in atmospheric sciences ...

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Atmospheric Sciences (PhD)

  • University of Houston (TX)

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in atmospheric sciences. Students seeking M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in atmospheric sciences ...

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Atmospheric Science Minor

  • University of Houston (TX)

This minor offers a scientific complement to other sustainability-related majors. Students complete courses in: global climate change, atmospheric science, and meteorology.

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GEOL 1302 - Introduction to Global Climate Change ...

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Environmental Design (BS)

  • University of Houston (TX)

The Bachelor of Science in environmental design follows many of the degree plans of architecture degrees with less of an emphasis on professional practice and more on an emphasis on ...

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Earth Science (BA)

  • University of Houston (TX)

The Department of Geosciences offers three undergraduate degrees. There is significant overlap in the two Bachelor of Science degree programs and the beginning courses for majors in geology and geophysics ...

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Geophysics (BS)

  • University of Houston (TX)

The Department of Geosciences offers three undergraduate degrees. There is significant overlap in the two Bachelor of Science degree programs and the beginning courses for majors in geology and geophysics ...

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Geology (BS)

  • University of Houston (TX)

The Department of Geosciences offers three undergraduate degrees. There is significant overlap in the two Bachelor of Science degree programs and the beginning courses for majors in geology and geophysics ...

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Environmental Science (BS)

  • University of Houston (TX)

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at the University of Houston addresses fundamental questions in the Earth and planetary sciences. The University of Houston's research refines the ...

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Sustainable Energy Studies Minor

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Continuing growth in fossil fuel energy consumption is not sustainable into the indefinite future and a transition to an economy based on renewable energy technologies such as hydroelectric, solar, and ...

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Hydrogeology Minor

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Interdisciplinary, quantitative science encompassing aspects of geology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Study of the occurrence, distribution, and transport of groundwater, its natural chemical evolution, and the behavior of contaminants in ...

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Environmental Earth Science Concentration, Liberal Studies Major

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

The Liberal Studies major at Eastern is offered exclusively to students who are preparing to become elementary or early childhood educators. Students may complete the undergraduate education program or enroll ...

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Environmental Health Science Minor

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Explores the interrelationship between human health and the environment. The interplay of human activities, natural earth processes, and ecological processes influences both human health and the quality of the environment ...

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Earth Science Minor

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Environmental Earth Science (EES) students receive a foundation in environmental geoscience that draws upon classroom, online, laboratory and field-based experiences. Students develop an understanding of the natural world, its materials ...

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Environmental Earth Science Major

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)

Environmental Earth Science (EES) students receive a foundation in environmental geoscience that draws upon classroom, online, laboratory and field-based experiences. Students develop an understanding of the natural world, its materials ...

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Chemistry PhD

  • Monash University (VIC)

We, the School of Chemistry at Monash University, gives our students a systemic Green Chemistry overview, a comprehensive sequence is introduced throughout the entire undergraduate curriculum at Monash University. A ...

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Chemistry BS

  • Monash University (VIC)

We, the School of Chemistry at Monash University, gives our students a systemic Green Chemistry overview, a comprehensive sequence is introduced throughout the entire undergraduate curriculum at Monash University. A ...

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Industrial Chemistry BS

  • Beyond Benign (MA)
  • First Technical University

In tandem with the vision of the University, ”to be a world-class institution that is fully grounded in entrepreneurial practices, unique innovation, sustainability science and commitment to international best practices ...

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Sulitest: Co-creating the Next Set of Questions for US

  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

Sulitest is a movement whose mission is to support expanded sustainability knowledge, skills and mindset that motivates individuals to become deeply committed to building a sustainable future and to make ...

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Climate Anxiety, Environmental Grief, and Pretraumatic Stress on Campus and in the College Classroom

  • University of Hawaii System Office (HI)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Emerging research in higher education shows that students carry an emotional response of fear, anger, frustration, and sadness. Campus environments and college personnel, including faculty, can learn strategies to acknowledge ...

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Implementing Composting at Eureka College: Challenges and Successes of Small Campus Composting

  • Eureka College (IL)

Composting systems are slowly becoming a common addition to college and university dining halls and facilities operations across the country, yet smaller campuses with fewer resources face unique challenges in ...

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Waste Reduction - Connecting the Student Experience, Academics, and Sustainability

  • Wayne State University (MI)

Wayne State University embarked upon an expansive campus-wide waste reduction program to support the goals of the Strategic Plan and Sustainability Plan. These planning documents call for increased operational efficiency ...

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A Solar-Powered Automatic Composter: Students Combine Engineering, Science and Community Engagement

  • University of Houston - Downtown (TX)

The University of Houston-Downtown's Center for Urban Agriculture and Sustainability (CUAS) has a number of student initiatives focused at creating future sustainability leaders. One area of focus is to ...

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Improving Health in the Built Environment Through a Class-Based Approach to Chemicals of Concern

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Center for Environmental Health

This panel introduces purchasers (and manufacturers) to the targeted chemical class-based approach to help provide clarity grounded in science about how to avoid the most common chemicals of concern in ...

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Empowering Students and the Community Through Green Chemistry and Sustainable Science Outreach

  • Beyond Benign (MA)
  • State of Washington (WA)

Sustainable STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) outreach can have a significant impact on youth, empowering students to be problem-solvers and engage in their communities as change makers, and inspiring ...

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From Zero Energy to Energy+: Community-University-Industry Partnerships for Sustainable Housing

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

From community design charrettes to international student design competitions, two housing research organizations at Penn State have collaborated with local affordable housing organizations and home builders to address long-term housing ...

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The VCU Pocket Park: Creating a sustainability-oriented green space on a dynamic university campus

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a growing, changing university in the heart of the city of Richmond, VA. Green space is limited on this dense urban campus. The VCU Office ...

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Solar Energy Systems: Site Assessment of Eureka College

  • Eureka College (IL)

Students in the Environmental Science and Environmental Studies majors at Eureka College are required to complete both an internship for college credit and a capstone course to earn their degree ...

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Energizing a Growing Urban Campus: Taking Data to Implement Energy Savings & Sustainability at UW Tacoma

  • University of Washington, Tacoma (WA)
  • McKinstry (WA)

How do you take conventional building system surveys, upgrades and sub-metering data to the next level: comprehensive energy savings and genuine campus sustainability? How can you empower meaningful sustainability stewardship ...

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Niizhoo-gwayakochigewin: Two Ways of Making Things Right

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

Named for an Ojibwe phrase which translates to 'two ways of making things right,' Niizhoo-gwayakochigewin draws from Bemidji State University's (BSU) Sustainability Office, Department of Languages and Indigenous Studies ...

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Why Is It So Darn Hard to Change!

  • Winthrop University (SC)

On top of his or her academic studies, thousands of issues bombard students asking them to be concerned about every issue from social inequalities to environmental crisis to political and ...

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Academic Language for Sustainability Economy

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

Co-creating the sustainability economy depends on the ability of up and coming generations to grasp opportunities to successfully address sustainability issues confronting our world. An authentic teacher preparation program features ...

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Sustainability Learning Outcomes: Are You Writing Them?

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

For one reason or another, course syllabi at many colleges and universities now must include Learning Outcomes (LOs). Has your institution written a set of LOs for sustainability-focused or sustainability-related ...

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Teaching Water Sustainability Through Regional and Global Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

The poster exhibits a multidisciplinary approach to understanding water equity and sustainability in the understudied region of Central Eurasia. The effort is led by faculty from the University of Pittsburgh ...

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Basic Sustainability Co-Curricular Course

  • Universidad de Monterrey (NL)

In Latin-American countries, and specifically in Mexico I have noticed students lack sustainability literacy, and always think sustainability is about planting trees and recycling. One of the goals of the ...

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A Problem Solving Approach to Teaching Sustainability Studies

  • Muhlenberg College (PA)

There has been a recent proliferation in the number of undergraduate and graduate programs in sustainability-related areas. Many of them have capstone experiences. Here I describe a culminating capstone experience ...

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Evaluating knowledge and awareness of 'Sustainability' initiatives among college students

  • Lamar University (TX)

This study assesses college students' knowledge and awareness of sustainability issues. Upon the approval of an IRB, data was collected using the Campus Sustainability questionnaire. Students from a university in ...

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Freshman Engineering Students see Value in Sustainability-themed Project-based Learning

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Engineers are required to evaluate the economic, policy, environmental, and social implications of their work in order to promote sustainability in design and manufacturing. Traditionally, university training in problem solving ...

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Seeing Sustainability Through Indigenous Eyes: Collaborative Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning

  • George Mason University (VA)

This presentation will showcase a field course offered by George Mason University in collaboration with the Maijuna indigenous group of the Peruvian Amazon. The authors worked with the Maijuna to ...

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Triple Dip of Teaching: Sprinkling Ben & Jerry's Social Justice Accomplishments into your Curriculum

  • Fort Hays State University (KS)

Deliverables from this session include FREE teaching resources (modules, teaching notes, video links) to supplement your existing sustainability curriculum. Learn about the CSR innovations pioneered by Ben & Jerry's ...

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Sustainability Across the Curriculum: History, Status & Best Practices From a National Inventory

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Curricular innovations for sustainability have been at the heart of the AASHE network since its inception, and these programs continue to exhibit high value through the AASHE STARS reporting tool ...

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Mapping the Food Systems Major: A Qualitative Approach to Curriculum Mapping

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Do you want to make curriculum mapping a more meaningful process? This session will describe a qualitative curriculum mapping approach used to review core courses in the University of Minnesota ...

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Transdisciplinary Education for Employability, Sustainability, and Democracy

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

With continued development of artificial intelligence and robotics, increasing technological displacement of human labor is a concern for, not only low-skilled laborers who complete routine tasks, but professionals whose thinking ...

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When Academics and Operations Collide

  • Chapman University (CA)

This proposal explores how using student senior Capstone projects can push operational activities forward and provide a new understanding of both the student experience and the inter-workings of a university ...

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Debunking the Myth of the 'Idiot Farmer': Alternative Forms of Agriculture for a Healthier Economy

  • Ceres Greenhouse Solutions (CO)

The goal of this presentation is to highlight the importance of a new understanding of agriculture: directed by the young and educated, data driven, and focused on healthy and localized ...

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Teaching to the SDGs: Experience and Resources for Business & Sustainability Curricula

  • George Mason University (VA)
  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

In this session, two experienced faculty will share their approaches, resources and lessons learned in teaching Business & Sustainability courses. Prof. Dann Sklarew developed and has delivered the Business & ...

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Two Approaches to Teaching Sustainable Economics

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)
  • University of Hawaii Kapiolani Community College (HI)

Economic change is at the heart of making societies sustainable. The globalized industrial economy produces great wealth for some while increasingly disenfranchising and dispossessing many. As the current economy grows ...

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Comparing Environmental Literacy of U.S. University Freshmen With Incoming International Students

  • Pittsburg State University (KS)

Since 2014, Pittsburg State University (a regional institution in southeast Kansas), has administered a survey to measure environmental literacy, pro-social environmental behaviors, and issue involvement of all incoming freshman as ...

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Pursuing Sustainability in Education Abroad: Tools & Techniques

  • The Education Abroad Network (IL)

Well-designed education abroad programs expose students to the many ways other cultures prioritize and pursue sustainability. Foreign approaches to sustainability, biodiversity, and social justice reveal to students abroad the culturally ...

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Building Off of Prior Knowledge... Even When it's Wrong

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Higher education has been designated by scholars as the most promising mechanism for preparing future generations to engage in sustainable living. But however encouraging the infusion of sustainability into higher ...

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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

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Curriculum Partners

FIE: Foundation for International Education

London, London
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NOLS

Lander, WY
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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.

Strategic Energy Innovations

San Rafael, CA
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Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

Bethesda, MD
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The GREEN Program

Philadelphia, PA
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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.