Curriculum

Introduction

One of the primary functions of colleges and universities is to educate students. By training and educating future leaders, scholars, workers, and professionals; higher education institutions are uniquely positioned to understand and address sustainability challenges. Institutions that offer courses covering sustainability issues help equip their students to lead society to a sustainable future.

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Triple Bottom Line Reporting

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (MA)

Triple Bottom Line Reporting focuses on transparent disclosure of the organization’s triple bottom line: economic, environmental and social aspects, also known as the three pillars of sustainability. While not ...

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Imagined Landscapes: Visions of Sustainability

  • University of Utah (UT)

Sustainability is often characterized, graphically, as three overlapping ellipses, typically labeled “People”, “Planet”, and “Profit”. If we think of these ellipses as individual lenses though which to view the world ...

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Externalities in Microeconomics

  • Harper College (IL)

This assignment will be introduced when externalities is being taught in the course. In microeconomics externalities is a cost (negative) or benefit (positive) that is not passed on to the ...

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Honors Seminar: The Sustainable Campus

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

This seminar examines social, economic and environmental sustainability issues as they pertain to complex institutions like colleges and universities. Using examples from universities and businesses around the country (including UIC ...

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Introduction to Sustainability (ACR 187 - Michigan State University)

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Integration of balance among social equity, ecological integrity, economic vitality, civic engagement, aesthetic understanding, critical thinking, systems thinking, personal development, and competency-based learning. Portfolio assessment. ACR 187 is an introductory ...

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Sustainable Design 101: A Syllabus Supplement

  • BuildingGreen, Inc. (VT)

Use this syllabus outline if you are teaching an existing course on sustainable design or developing a new course. The weekly topic headings can help organize and prioritize the overall ...

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Green Design Institute

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

The Green Design Institute is a major interdisciplinary education and research effort to make an impact on environmental quality by partnering with companies, government agencies and foundations to develop pioneering ...

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Brooke Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

The Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems enhances Georgia Tech’s research, education, and service missions, and campus operations through leadership, communications, development, and decision making inspired and defined by ...

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IITAC Research Center

  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)

The keynote of the IITAC Research Center is "Rethinking Metropolis," the architecture of the multiple, competing entities defining urban life in the new millennium. Urban migrations and the proliferation of ...

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Center for Sustainable Design

  • Mississippi State University (MS)

The center focuses on developing, systematizing, and promulgating methods that will allow growing populations to live in a sustainable manner.

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Institutes of Energy and the Environment

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The mission of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment is to foster and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration to positively impact important energy and environmental challenges.

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Engineering and Design Institute

  • Philadelphia University (PA)

Founded in 2000, the Engineering and Design Institute is an interdisciplinary research center focusing on green materials, sustainable design and education. The Institute works on a variety of projects to ...

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Golisano Institute for Sustainability

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

Golisano Institute for Sustainability is a multidisciplinary academic unit at RIT whose mission is to undertake world-class education and research programs in sustainability with major foci on sustainable production, sustainable ...

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Design Center for Global Needs

  • San Francisco State University (CA)

The Design Center for Global Needs has been the research and development component in the Department of Design & Industry (DAI). The Center promotes and fosters community, national and international ...

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Center for Sustainable Communities

  • Temple University (PA)

The Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) develops and promotes new approaches to protect and preserve quality of life through sustainable development. The Center acts as a resource for government agencies ...

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College of Environmental Design

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

CED stands among the nation’s top environmental design schools. It is one of the world’s most distinguished laboratories for experimentation, research, and intellectual synergy. The first school to ...

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Powell Center for Construction and Environment

  • University of Florida (FL)

The Powell Center for Construction and Environment is primarily a research organization dedicated to the resolution of environmental problems associated with planning and architecture activities and the determination of optimum ...

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Center for Urban and Community Design

  • University of Miami (FL)

The Center offers exhibitions and symposiums, and local and international outreach events related to urban and community design and planning.

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Center for Sustainable Systems

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Center for Sustainable Systems advances concepts of sustainability through interdisciplinary research and education. CSS collaborates with diverse stakeholders to develop and apply life cycle based models and sustainability metrics for ...

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Center for Sustainable Building Research

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The Center for Sustainable Building Research's mission is to lead and support—through research, outreach, and education—the transformation of the regional built environment to provide for the ecological ...

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Ecological Design Center

  • University of Oregon (OR)

The Ecological Design Center (EDC) promotes a sustainable relationship between the built and natural worlds. The EDC educates University of Oregon design students with the awareness, sensitivity, and expertise necessary ...

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ecoMOD Project

  • University of Virginia (VA)

ecoMOD / ecoREMOD is a research and educational project at the University of Virginia, striving to create sustainable modular and renovated housing units for affordable housing organizations

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Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives utilize the brightest minds in sustainability science to develop solutions to real-world problems throughout the globe. A program administered by Arizona State University's Global ...

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Center for Corporate Citizenship

  • Boston College (MA)

Based in the Carroll School of Management, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship was founded in 1985, inspired by an early recognition that community expectations of companies were changing ...

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Fowler Center for Sustainable Value

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)

The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit exists to advance the scholarship and practice of flourishing enterprise. It is allied with like-minded initiatives helping all institutions ...

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The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise

  • Columbia University (NY)

All Columbia University graduates will be called upon to contribute to society at some point in their lives. The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise trains the next generation of leaders ...

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Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise

  • Cornell University (NY)

Established in 2003 through the generosity of Sam Johnson, Johnson’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise is a world-class academic institution producing and disseminating relevant knowledge for managers seeking innovative ...

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Center for Business & Society

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

The Center for Business & Society at Tuck aims to prepare Tuck students for leadership in this increasingly complex, interconnected world. A connected world, shifting ideologies, and the changing role ...

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Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship

  • Duke University (NC)

The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) is an award-winning research and education center based at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. CASE’s mission is to ...

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Institute for Sustainable Enterprise

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ)

A catalyst for sustainable enterprise in New Jersey and beyond for a decade, ISE is a thought leadership and research hub for current and future leaders who are interested in ...

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Environmental Sustainability Program of the George Washington Institute for Corporate Responsibility

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Institute for Corporate Responsibility officially received its charter from the George Washington University in October, 2006. The Institute is devoted to the development and dissemination of scholarship, including research ...

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Victorian Centre for Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing (VCSCM)

  • Monash University (VIC)

The VCSCM was designed to foster closer ties between manufacturers and researchers through access to practical scientific outcomes and innovative solutions to key issues faced by the industries, hands-on outreach ...

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Center for the Sustainable Built Environment

  • New York University (NY)

The NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate's Center for the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) was established in December 2009 with support from industry leaders and ...

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Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Queen's University (ON)

The mission for the Centre for Social Impact at Smith School of Business is to educate students and foster outreach and advocacy on issues of social impact. The Centre does ...

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Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

  • Seattle University (WA)

Housed in the Bullitt Center, the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) will inspire and prepare a generation of leaders to meet the unprecedented ethical challenge facing humankind in ...

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Center for Social Innovation

  • Stanford University (CA)

The Center for Social Innovation's mission is to bring social and environmental change to the world. Through research, education, and experiential learning, the Center strengthens the capacity of individuals ...

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Center for Responsible Business

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Building upon over a decade of research, teaching, and industry engagement, the Center for Responsible Business (CRB) brings students, company leaders and faculty together to: Learn a new way of ...

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Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The Erb Institute is committed to creating a socially and environmentally sustainable society through the power of business. Building on nearly two decades of research, teaching, and direct engagement, the ...

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Center for Sustainable Enterprise

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Through education, research and outreach, the Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) empowers business leaders to build shareholder value while exercising environmental stewardship and promoting societal well being. CSE provides students ...

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Centre for Business and Sustainability

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

The Centre for Business and Sustainability facilitates and coordinates research related to business and environmental sustainability. The centre ensures regular communication between researchers and practitioners, including strategic decision makers in ...

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The Earth Institute

  • Columbia University (NY)

The Earth Institute brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world's most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and ...

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Center for Sustainable Development

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)

The Center for Sustainable Development supports and inspires research, education, and applied projects in sustainable development by the students, faculty, staff, and administration of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Many of ...

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Center for Sustainable Suburban Development

  • University of California, Riverside (CA)

Established in 2003, CSSD conducts and disseminates research on issues of suburban growth and the impact of this growth on social, environmental, and transport systems.

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Economics and Environment Network

  • Australian National University

The Economics and Environment Network (EEN) at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra was established in 2002 by the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies (CRES), now part of ...

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Institute of Strategic Economic Studies

  • Victoria University (Victoria)

The Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (VISES) is led by Professor Bruce Rasmussen, and incorporates the Centre for Policy Studies (CoPS). CoPS will continue to operate in a semi-autonomous ...

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Center for Economic and Social Studies of the Environment

  • Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels Region)

The CEESE was created shortly after the first UN Conference on Human Environment held in Stockholm in 1972. It consists of a multidisciplinary team of researchers focusing on quantitative assessment ...

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Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment (CABREE) is an independent research centre located within the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. Given ...

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Research Center for Environmental Economics

  • Heidelberg University

The Research Center for Environmental Economics is the focal point of environmental research and teaching of the Department of Economics (Alfred-Weber-Institute). It consists of a number of individual researchers and ...

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Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade

  • Leibniz Universit├ñt Hannover

The Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade is one among several institutes of the Faculty of Economics and Management. The research agenda of this institute mainly includes topics related ...

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Research Group in Energy, Innovation & the Environment

  • University of Vigo

Formed in 2004, the Research Group's priorities are in the field of innovation, energy and the environment, resulting in more than one hundred articles.

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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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