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UC Merced Through a Socio-Environmental Imagination Lens

  • University of California, Merced (CA)

The socio-environmental imagination will be applied to the University of California, Merced, in hopes to understand the connection between society and UC Merced. UC Merced is located in Merced, California ...


Hornet Reuse App

  • California State University, Sacramento (CA)

As a way of reducing waste, creating a circular economy and creating a sense of community between students, faculty and staff at Sacramento State, Hornet Reuse was born. Hornet Reuse ...


Diversity without Race: How University Internationalization Strategies Discuss International Students

  • University of Toronto (ON)

This article examines how a sample of 62 higher education institutions in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom discuss international students in their official institutionalization strategies, focusing on ...


On and beyond traumatic fallout: unsettling political ecology in practice and scholarship

  • Clark University (MA)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)
  • University of Tennessee System Office (TN)
  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Franz Fanon poignantly argued that trauma is both an act and a memory of wounding that haunts subjects of violence. Addressing geographies of trauma, and the way that trauma is ...


Building University Capabilities to Respond to Climate Change Through Participatory Action Research: Towards a Comparative Analytical Framework

  • University of The South Pacific (Central Division)
  • University College London (London)
  • University of Passo Fundo
  • Kenyatta University
  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) (England)

This paper aims to explore how the principles of participatory action research (PAR) articulate with questions of climate justice. Drawing on three qualitative case studies in Brazil, Fiji and Kenya ...


Ten calls to action to integrate Indigenous Knowledges and perspectives into the Biosystems Engineering Program at the University of Manitoba

  • University of Manitoba (MB)

In this study, a rapid grey and academic literature scoping review was conducted to investigate how Indigenous Knowledges, perspectives, values and cultures are being incorporated into engineering education in several ...


The Role of Universities in Sustainable Development and Circular Economy Strategies

  • AGH University of Science and Technology

In this article, the conditions and determinants of the introduction and development of the circular economy (CE) in Poland were presented against the background of the widely discussed essence of ...


Decolonization and Transformation of Higher Education for Sustainability

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

This article argues that institutions of higher education (IHEs) require a fundamental paradigm shift toward an Indigenous Knowledge (IK) model inclusive of Indigenous Peoples, perspectives, and values. This model acknowledges ...


The influence of sustainable branding and opinion leaders on international students’ intention to study: a case of Universiti Sains Malaysia

  • Universiti Sains Malaysia

This paper aims to investigate the relationship between a sustainable university brand and the intention of international students to study at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), one of Malaysia’s premier ...


Institutionalizing the intangible through research and engagement: Indigenous knowledge and higher education for sustainable development in Zambia

  • Rowan University (NJ)
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • University of Zambia

Universities have an integral role in the development of communities. This is underpinned by the notion that universities possess a social responsibility to be agents of change in relation to ...


Black and Indigenous Theoretical Considerations for Higher Education Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

In this conceptual paper, the authors make the case for why and how researchers can incorporate Black and Indigenous standpoints in higher education scholarship. We begin by drawing parallels between ...


(Un)Subjugating Indigenous Knowledge for Sustainable Development

  • Rowan University (NJ)
  • Nottingham Trent University

The relationship between development and higher education has evolved to become co-generative. The most recent incarnation of development goals, the sustainable development goals (SDG) call for a more intentional integration ...


Sustainable management education: insights from indigenous wisdom of Bhartiya (Indian) Gurukul philosophy

  • OP Jindal Global University (Haryana)

The purpose of the paper is to highlight the phenomenon of sustainable management education and its facilitating factors by exploring the indigenous wisdom of Bhartiya (Indian) Gurukul philosophy. The paper ...


The socially responsible European university: a challenging project

  • University College London (London)
  • Universidad de Tarapacá

This paper aims to propose a thesis about the historical evolution of the relationship of the European University in relation to the idea of social responsibility.


A Holistic Approach to Education for Sustainability: Ecofeminism as a Tool to Enhance Sustainability Attitudes in Pre-service Teachers

  • Universitat de València

To achieve an effective Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), teachers shouldpossess appropriate sustainability attitudes to transmit those values to their future students.In this article, a holistic educational intervention around ...


Case study evaluation: PIEER internship program and its impact on interns’ self-reported attitudes and behaviors regarding environmental health equity

  • University of Northern Iowa (IA)

Environmental health disparities case studies are explored through a combination of lens including the naturome/nurturome, exposome [nature vs nurture] and multiple exposure-zone [place as predictor of health and wellbeing ...


Investigating critical community engaged pedagogies for transformative environmental justice education

  • University of Utah (UT)

Effective environmental justice education poses unique challenges to both educators and students. For students, this pursuit is cognitively challenging at best and emotionally paralyzing at worst. It requires deconstruction of ...


Internationalization, Whiteness, and Biopolitics of Higher Education

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

From a postcolonial perspective, U.S. higher education is entangled with the colonial past and the neoliberal neo-colonial present as an economic actor that dominates global educational markets through internationalization ...


Enabling Sustainable Development by Embedding Tongan Knowledge into University Science Curricula

  • University of Auckland

Sustainable development requires the valuing of Indigenous knowledges. The complex and intertwined processes of coloniality and globalisation have contributed to spreading a dominant set of Western knowledge, values, and practices ...


Beyond Western and Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainability: Politicizing Sustainability With the Zapatista Rebellious Education

  • University of Stavanger

This article discusses the contributions of different worldviews to the debates on what a transformative sustainability education could be. It focuses on mainstream and alternative strands of thought present in ...


Turtle Island (North America) Indigenous Higher Education Institutions and Environmental Sustainability Education

  • University of Waterloo (ON)

This article explores the environmental and sustainability programs of Indigenous Higher Education Institutions (IHEIs) in North America. There are 38 Tribal Colleges and Universities in the United States and 26 ...


Sustainability from a Social Justice Lens

  • Mount Holyoke College (MA)
  • University of Houston (TX)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Association of College Unions International

Join our presenters as they look at sustainability, social justice, and the connection between the two. We start by looking at the topic from a theory point of view. Then ...

  • Posted May 11, 2022
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Thinking Ahead: A Tale of Joining Environmental and Social Justice Forces for a Stronger Future

  • AASHE (PA)
  • WorldStrides (VA)

Many organizations have been trialing ways to incorporate sustainability initiatives into their processes as environmental concerns have been elevated by the global community over the years, but there is a ...

  • Posted May 5, 2022
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Plant Sale and Compost Giveback

  • City University of New York, College of Staten Island (NY)

On April 11th, as part of our Earth Month activities at the College of Staten Island (CSI). This was CSI Sustainability's second plant sale of the season and gave ...


Who Pays? How Industry Insiders Rig the Student Loan System—and How to Stop It

  • Roosevelt Institute (NY)

In Who Pays? How Industry Insiders Rig the Student Loan System—And How to Stop It, Julie Margetta Morgan explains how powerful industry players have succeeded in taking what they ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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The Role of Universities Towards a Sustainable Future: Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals

  • York University (ON)

We live in an era of unprecedented planetary and social challenges, including: the climate crisis, globalization of economic markets, social injustice, inequalities, poverty, food insecurity, biodiversity loss, migration, technological automation ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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15% Discount on Sustainability & Climate Change Journal for AASHE Members

  • Mary Ann Liebert Publishing (NY)

AASHE Member Institutions are entitled to a 15% discount off the regular, full subscription rate for an online institutional subscription to Sustainability & Climate Change. Visit www.liebertpub.com/sus ...


How the Design of National-Scale Environmental Education Programs Support Equity and Inclusion

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

In this session, two National Wildlife Federation EcoLeader Graduate Student Fellows will present the findings and recommendations of their recent research exploring how the design of the NWF EcoLeaders Program ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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An ‘EDJI’ Conversation: Believing in Equity, Diversity, Justice and Inclusion at Catawba College

  • Catawba College (NC)

Join co-chairs, Dr. ChaMarra Saner and Dr. Mercedes Quesada-Embid, in conversation for a podcast-style session centered on successful strategies, unanticipated accomplishments, systemic challenges, surprising opportunities, and mobilizing moments related to ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Badger Tour

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The UW-Madison Sustainability Interns take a tour of the campus, highlighting its sustainability features, the 10,000 years of indigenous history, and the iconic places and spaces that make the ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Keynote Presentation with Dina Gilio-Whitaker

  • California State University, San Marcos (CA)
  • University of Hawaii System Office (HI)

Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is a lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos and an independent educator in American Indian environmental policy and other issues ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Integrating Equity and Basic Needs Programs into Higher Education Sustainability Initiatives

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Amidst a global pandemic the expectations and experiences for students within their higher education institutions are indicating increased challenges to well-being and student success. International to first generation and non-traditional ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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BIPOCs in Sustainability Networking

  • AASHE (PA)

This networking and discussion session will ideate around best practices and strategies sustainability professionals can use to center BIPOC voices. We aim to provide a safe space while giving voice ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Fun with Food Systems: Creative Ways to Increase Food Sovereignty and Build Community Remotely

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Food shortages skyrocketed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and community college students were notably affected. Normal campus supports such as in-person food pantries, learning gardens, and our campus ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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College Campuses as the "Great Equalizer" - Or Are They: A Critical Perspective to Sustainability

  • Winthrop University (SC)

College campuses have often been touted as the great equalizer, a place where those who are marginalized, either racially or economically, have as much ability to succeed as their non-marginalized ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Growing Future Leaders: How to Foster Growth in Sustainability Leadership Programs

  • Bentley University (MA)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • Tufts University (MA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

In this session, you will hear from the sustainability offices with well-developed student leadership programs, and share your questions, suggestions, and learn lessons from being a student leader or managing ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Creating an Equity-Based Climate Action Plan Through Stakeholder Engagement

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • GreenerU (MA)

Many college campuses are looking for paths to climate neutrality - that is - reducing and sustaining zero-emissions operations. Climate action planning is one strategy to achieve this goal. But a straight ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Change Management Campfire Stories: Telling Stories About Our Stumbles and What We Learned

  • Georgetown University (DC)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)

This session will provide a virtual campfire story swap where long-time campus sustainability professionals will talk about their  stumbles, unexpected outcomes, how they felt, and what they learned. The saying ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Advocacy for Justice: Classrooms, Colleagues and Community

  • Catawba College (NC)

This session will provide an opportunity for an in-depth and perceptive discussion surrounding the intersections of justice across the varied social landscapes within Higher Education. Connected to this is an ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Sustainably Revisioning the Future: Insights to Build Upon from the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Texas A&M University-Commerce (TX)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique global opportunity to reset longstanding practices. The societal, economic, and environmental challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic have reached every facet of life ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Keynote Presentation with Heather McGhee

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • AASHE (PA)

Heather McGhee designs and promotes solutions to inequality in America. She is the author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together (2021 ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Moving from 'Sustaina-splaining' to Inclusion

  • California State University, San Marcos (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

This presentation will highlight the work of several professionals (2 sustainability officers, 1 diversity, equity and inclusion practitioner and 1 campus center director) at two California universities. We will will ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Keynote Presentation with Dr. Michael J. Sorrell

  • Paul Quinn College (TX)
  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

Named one of America’s 10 Most Innovative College Presidents, Dr. Michael J. Sorrell is pioneering the “New Urban College Model” as the President of Paul Quinn College. With a ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Identifying Assessment Practices That Support Sustainability Competencies

  • MacEwan University (AB)

Have you ever wondered if your grading and assessment practices are supporting or hindering the development of sustainability competencies? When most of us think about how to improve our courses ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Regeneration & Reclamation in Environmental Justice Projects by Contemporary Artists and Educators

  • Colorado State University, Pueblo (CO)
  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Parsons (IL)
  • ViVA Virtual Visiting Artists (OH)

For many years, internationally renowned award-winning contemporary artists around the country have been leaders of community-based social practice projects that feature creative approaches to urban renewal and communal agriculture, native ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Integrating Wellness and Diversity Into the Sustainability Model

  • Augsburg University (MN)
  • Bemidji State University (MN)
  • St. Catherine University (MN)

The Bemidji State University (BSU) Sustainability Office realized in 2008 that the work they felt called to do required a different visual representation than the typical Venn diagram that includes ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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The Future of Transnational Education: Principles and Practices to Address the UN SDGs

  • De Montfort University

Transnational Education (TNE) is a significant area of activity for higher education (HE) institutions in the West, involving universities establishing overseas partnerships or campuses to enable international students to study ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Earth Law and the Rights of Nature: A New Generation of Laws Built for Nature

  • City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY)
  • Environmental Education Fund (NJ)

Forget doom and gloom. Let's educate students about the Rights of Nature, an inspiring, evolving legal development which is gaining traction in the US and around the world, and ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Connecting Your Campus Across Intersections of Climate, Race, and Internationalization

  • The GREEN Program (PA)
  • Climate Action Network for International Educators (Victoria)

Environmental justice is racial justice. Sustainability necessitates addressing racism. Higher education must play its part to proactively strategize and foster interdepartmental collaboration to address environmental justice at our campus and ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Food Waste and Food Insecurity: A Multidimensional Approach With Three Pillars of Sustainability

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

Food insecurity, a growing concern due to unsustainable and unjust food systems, has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic whereas food waste issues remained prevalent. The pandemic has disproportionately affected ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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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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