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Critical Sustainabilities: Negotiating Sustainability’s Discursive Maze in the Classroom

  • Texas State University, San Marcos (TX)

“Sustainability” features in numerous discourses, each of which frames the issue according to its particular worldview(s). Thus there is no singular sustainability conception, but multiple sustainabilities that compete with ...


Teaching Sustainability via the Environmental Humanities: Studying Water, Studying Ourselves

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The dawning anthropocene requires innovation and organizational change across all types of institutions, including in higher education. One area where innovation can occur is in curricula building, and the offering ...


From Linear Industrial Structures to Living Systems: A Design Shift in Education for Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

If sustainability is to be an integral part of rethinking education organization, it is necessary to redesign mental models that shape present curricular structures. Assumptions underlying the design of most ...


Using Systems Thinking to Educate for Sustainability in a Business School

  • University of Hull

This paper explores what it means for a business school to embed systems thinking and sustainability into the curriculum by looking at both the application of systems thinking to the ...


Toward an Environmentally Sustainable Academic Enterprise: An AACN Guide for Nursing Education

  • Adelphi University (NY)
  • Emory University (GA)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore (MD)
  • Washington State University, Spokane (WA)

In Fall 2009, the AACN Deans/Directors passed a motion in support of AACN taking a leadership role on issues addressing environmental sustainability in nursing education. The following spring the ...


Changing roles of universities in the era of SDGs: rising up to the global challenge through institutionalising partnerships with governments and communities

  • American University of Beirut

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development covers a wide range of interrelated goals, including poverty eradication and economic growth, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and peace for all people by 2030 ...


Teaching Psychology for Sustainability: The Why and How

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • Willamette University (OR)

The behavioral sciences can make vital contributions to environmental sustainability efforts, as relevant basic and applied psychological research has grown considerably over the past dozen years. Recently, conservation biologists, environmental ...


Sustainability education in textile and apparel programs in higher education: A web-based content analysis

  • University of Delaware (DE)
  • Keimyung University

Sustainability is a composite view of diverse and interwoven themes related to human welfare, economic growth, and the natural environment. Inclusion of education for sustainable development is a crucial paradigmatic ...


State-of-the-art practices being reported by the PRME champions group: A reference to advance education for sustainable development

  • São Paulo School of Business Adminstration (FGV EAESP)

This study aims to offer a diagnostic of the “state-of-the-art” practices being reported throughout the Sharing Information Process (SIP) by the Champions Group, a group of schools that are signatories ...


The use of the theory of planned behaviour to assess graduate attributes for sustainability

  • RMIT University

Higher Education plays an influential role in societal transformation towards sustainability. An understanding of the application of sustainability learning from degree programs in a graduate’s professional practice can serve ...


Building capacity for societally engaged climate science by transforming science training

  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

A major barrier to achieving wide-spread progress on planning for impacts from climate change is the lack of trained scientists skilled at conducting societally-relevant research. Overcoming this barrier requires us ...

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Beyond “Saddle Bag” Sustainability for Business Education

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Revisiting the historical evolution of the corporation helps explain how the challenge of sustainability has been addressed in business education. Business schools emerged toward the end of the 19th century ...

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Management of University Social Responsibility in business schools. An exploratory study

  • Comillas Universidad Pontificia (Madrid)
  • IE Business School
  • Loyola Universida Andalucía

Social Responsibility (SR) has become a key issue in higher education. The objective of this investigation is to reflect on the adoption of SR in universities. This paper explores how ...

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Assessing college students' sustainability literacy: the development, use, and analysis of an assessment tool

  • Colorado State University (CO)

This dissertation discusses the development, use, and analysis of a knowledge-based multiple-choice sustainability literacy assessment tool used in Spring 2016 at Colorado State University (CSU). CSU is a leading institution ...

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Higher education leadership : professionalism in Finnish higher education in departmental level

  • University of Jyvaskyla (PO Box 35)

Achieving a highly quality educational system without taking the issue of leadership into consideration would be unattainable. Academic leadership has gained more attention during the past few decades and considered ...

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Environmental Studies (BA or BS)

  • University of Southern California (CA)

The Environmental Studies degrees are built on specialized natural and social science courses and a set of interdisciplinary courses focusing on sustainability. The social science core courses focus on environmental ...

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Environmental Science and Health (BA or BS)

  • University of Southern California (CA)

The Environmental Science and Health degrees combine the interdisciplinary courses on sustainability described above and some of the environmental social science content with traditional biology and chemistry content to provide ...

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Environmental Data Science (MS)

  • University of Southern California (CA)

The application of data science to complex environmental problems has become increasingly important in evaluating large-scale environmental challenges. Data science technologies complement interdisciplinary analyses of complex environmental issues ranging over ...

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Sustainable development education, practice, and research: an indigenous model of sustainable development at the College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI, USA

  • College of Menominee Nation (WI)

The College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute’s theoretical model (SDI model) conceptualizes sustainable development as the process of maintaining the balance and reconciling the inherent tensions among six ...

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Environmental Studies (BA)

  • University of Rochester (NY)

The BA in environmental studies is designed to guide students who have interests in environmental management through a program that links courses in the natural and social sciences. Students successfully ...

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Sustainability Minor

  • University of Rochester (NY)

The Sustainability minor is intentionally interdisciplinary and includes core classes from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The minor allows for three additional electives chosen from the sciences or social ...

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Environmental Engineering Minor

  • University of Rochester (NY)

The objective of the minor program is to provide students with core technical proficiency in environmental engineering analysis.

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Environmental Humanities Minor

  • University of Rochester (NY)

This minor provides a structure for students to master new methodologies and gain critical analysis skills. It encourages them to investigate how culture, history, and imagination shape our understandings of ...

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Geosciences (PhD)

  • University of Rochester (NY)

Students in the PhD in geosciences program at the University of Rochester are expected to spend three to five semesters in intensive coursework (both within the department and in other ...

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Geosciences (MS)

  • University of Rochester (NY)

The Geosciences department has an MS program, which emphasizes involvement in research projects. Typically, students joining the MS program do course work during the first year and complete MS research ...

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Environmental Sociology Specialization (PhD)

  • Boston College (MA)

Boston College's Sociology PhD program has a environmental sociology cluster of faculty that provides approximately 25% of the department's students with a specialization in environmental sociology.

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Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The new Minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies is accessible for every possible undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, regardless of his or her college or major. There is a ...

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Master of Urban Design (MUD)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Master of Urban Design (MUD) degree is a post-professional, two-­year program that prepares graduates for careers using urban design to critically address environmental, economic, social, political, and cultural ...

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Master of Science in Sustainable Design (MSSD)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The MSSD program critically engages and investigates environmental issues related to architecture and urban systems at the intersection of building science, design, and technology. The MSSD program explores technical and ...

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Master of Science in Building Performance & Diagnostics (MSBPD)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Master of Science in Building Performance & Diagnostics (MSBPD) degree program is intended for practitioners, researchers, and educators in architecture and the building industry who wish to be leaders ...

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PhD in Building Performance & Diagnostics (PhD)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The PhD in Building Performance & Diagnostics degree program is intended for practitioners, researchers, and educators in architecture and the building industry who wish to be leaders in advanced building ...

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Civil and Environmental Engineering (MS)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate degree programs develop deep knowledge in a specialized concentration of one of three focus areas with challenging interdisciplinary course work. The focus areas include ...

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Civil and Environmental Engineering (PhD)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

PhD students participate in education and research that strives to advance the engineering science fundamentals of the civil and environmental engineering disciplines. Doctoral candidates develop an individualized program of study ...

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Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management (MS)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The AECM programs prepare building-delivery professionals for careers in capital project delivery dealing with the entire life-cycle of capital projects, from pre-design to design, construction, commissioning, operation, and maintenance stages ...

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Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management (PhD)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The PhD-AECM degree program is intended for practitioners, researchers, and educators in engineering, architecture, construction management fields, and other professionals in the building industry who wish to be pioneers and ...

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Engineering & Public Policy (MS)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Engineering and Public Policy offers a MS program that helps students with technical backgrounds address policy issues focused on science and technology.

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Engineering and Public Policy (PhD)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Engineering and Public Policy offers a doctoral program that helps students with technical backgrounds address policy issues focused on science and technology.

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Environmental and Sustainability Studies (BA)

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

The majors (B.A.) in Environmental & Sustainability Studies integrate perspectives of the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Students work with a diverse group of faculty from ...

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Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality (BS)

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

This program teaches students to solve complex problems by using sustainable development tools and a triple-bottom line approach, which considers social, environmental, and financial factors. The major helps develop the ...

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Minor in Sustainability Studies (BA)

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

The Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program's minor builds on the unique definition of sustainability at UNCG, where "Academics, operations, and outreach are conducted with careful attention to the enduring ...

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Geography (BA)

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

The Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability offers a program which has three principal objectives: to promote the understanding of the locational dimensions of human behavior in their environmental context ...

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Environmental Health Science (PhD)

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

Students in the Environmental Health Science (EHS) PhD program will be trained in the fundamental understanding of environmental problems and their consequences on human health and well-being. Core courses will ...

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Sustainability and Environment (MS)

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

Focusing on the interconnectedness of social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics, the customizable M.S. in Sustainability & Environment (MSS&E) is designed for professionals pursuing sustainability in any ...

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Environmental Engineering (BSE)

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

Civil and Environmental Engineering practice encompasses a wide range of specialties, including: construction management, engineering mechanics, environmental engineering, geotechnical and foundation engineering, hydraulics, intelligent transportation systems, irrigation and drainage, materials ...

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Environment and Society Minor

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

Environment and Society is an interdisciplinary minor that provides students with analytical and communication skills, as well as the scientific foundation needed to succeed in environmental planning, environmental policy, sustainable ...

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Energy Engineering Minor

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

In the Energy Engineering minor, students develop a foundation in the engineering and policy behind energy. Energy engineers are leading the way to a cleaner, safer future across the globe ...

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Work Environment (MS)

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

The Master of Science in Work Environment program provides training and research on the identification, characterization and control of chemical, physical, psychosocial and biological risks associated with work environments as ...

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Work Environment (PhD)

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

The Doctor of Science in Work Environment program provides training and research on the identification, characterization and control of chemical, physical, psychosocial and biological risks associated with work environments as ...

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Cleaner Production/Pollution Prevention (ScD)

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

In Clean Production, the goal is to create a cradle-to-cradle process with minimal negative impact and maximum positive impact on human health and the environment. Cleaner Production Processes conserve raw ...

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Environmental Biotechnology Graduate Certificate

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

This certificate combines courses that explore the ecological impact of anthropogenic environmental change with courses that provide training in current biological technologies that can be brought to bear on environmental ...

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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.

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