Curriculum

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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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What Sustainability Skills Do Employers Want?

  • Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Hong Kong)

The overarching goal of sustainability education is to make the concepts understandable to students in ways that influence their attitudes and behaviors to carry forward into their careers. In doing ...

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Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability - A Networking Discussion Designed for all Educators and Academics

  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

All academics and educators will benefit from this session! Have fun and meet new colleagues as we explore how to help students gain the knowledge and skills to create change ...

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Teaching Sustainability Education through the Lens of Leadership Education

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Sustainability education is a broad topic that crosses many disciplines. While some institutions offer sustainability-specific degree programs others have placed focus on implementing sustainability education within their current programs. Since ...

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The Experiential Learning Lab: Coproduction Through Campus Staff/Faculty/Community Partnerships

  • University of Dayton (OH)

Challenges in implementing and sustaining on- and off-campus experiential learning projects continue to deter staff, faculty and community partners from engaging in them. Persistent challenges include: student schedules and time ...

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Revolutionizing Sustainability Connections: Corporations, Communities, and Higher Education

  • Montclair State University (NJ)

The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University advances sustainability by developing community-engaged research projects and building educational programs through academic-corporate-public partnerships. We engage in activities that promote ...

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Seeing Sustainability in Your Own Backyard: Place-Based Learning and the Liberal Arts

  • Goshen College (IN)

Goshen College students have a unique opportunity to live, learn, and research at the 1,189-acre nature sanctuary called Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center. Located near Wolf Lake, Indiana, Merry ...

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"Living Labs" that Integrate Sustainability Education, Community Engagement & Workforce Development

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

A growing number of sustainability-related internships, practicum and fellowship opportunities are available, and increasingly, such programs are also working explicitly to integrate with community sustainability efforts, becoming network hubs and ...

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Self-Congratulatory Sustainability/Sustainability Light: Just What Are We Teaching?

  • Olympic College (WA)

All over the United States, colleges tout their hyperlocal sustainability and recycling programs. Many do a thoughtful job of introducing students to aspects of sustainability, including the complex, ongoing effort ...

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Self-Sustainability Business Model for Degree Programs in Sustainability Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

Higher education in the U.S. is experiencing budget cuts, program reductions and a decrease in state funding not to mention a decrease in enrollment and engagement of student. In ...

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Connecting Endowment Investing, Experiential Education and Curriculum to Build a Sustainable Economy

  • Intentional Endowments Network (MA)

This session will discuss the growth of student-managed investment funds pursuing sustainable investing strategies, as well as the growth of sustainable investing curriculum development, highlighting current successful funds and courses ...

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Curriculum and a Hands-On Project: Manual vs. Automated Irrigation Methods in the University Garden

  • University of Houston - Downtown (TX)

The Center for Urban Agriculture and Sustainability (CUAS) at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) has combined innovative curriculum with hands-on projects to teach sustainable practices. Students enrolled in the CUAS ...

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Foodies in Sustainability Education

  • Portland Community College (OR)

In this workshop we will connect and exchange ideas on how best to utilize food to teach sustainability across disciplines. Food has a central place in individual lives, community culture ...

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Care Enough 2B Energy Aware: Using Submetering & Energy Models 4 Curriculum Dev. & Community Action

  • St. Louis University High School (MO)

St. Louis University High School's faculty-coached and student led Energy Reduction team uses Energystar Portfolio, electric and solar panel submetering data, and energy modeling to create accessible curriculum for ...

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Faculty Sharing Success Stories of Teaching with Paul Hawken's Book DRAWDOWN

  • Fort Hays State University (KS)
  • Project Drawdown (CA)

CALLING ALL FACULTY: Have you taught with Paul Hawken's best-seller book 'Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming'?? Bring your stories to share during this ...

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Values-Education and Inequity: Complicating Sustainability Education with a Justice Lens

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Nearly 40 years ago, Wendell Berry (1981) issued a call to educators to re-invent our colleges and universities, to move away from the mechanized framework of specialization and instead offer ...

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Networking Meeting: Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (SCC)

  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

The Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (SCC), an AASHE member organization, will convene a networking session at the AASHE 2019 Conference. This session will allow participants in SCC activities to engage in ...

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Campus as Lab - Networking Session

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Campus as Lab Networking Session will provide an opportunity for both new and experienced campus as lab practitioners and researchers to meet, network and share best practices.

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Preparing Graduates for the Sustainability Economy through an ILO Framework

  • Humber College (ON)

We are moving toward increasingly collaborative work environments where everyone can positively impact an organization's contribution to a sustainable economy. At Toronto's Humber College, our post-secondary graduates recognize ...

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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.