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MS in Plant & Soil Sciences

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The department of Plant and Soil Sciences at UVM offers several Master's degree options, including: Agroecology, Agronomy, Ecological Landscape Design, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Food Systems. Current ...

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MS in Sustainable Food Systems

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College's Master of Science degree in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS) is a truly unique program designed to prepare future leaders in the burgeoning food movement with a ...

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MSc in Agroecology

  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences

The programme prepares students for a wide range of positions concerning conventional and organic agriculture and food systems, including advisory services and extension, development projects, management of agricultural and natural ...

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MSc in International Food Business & Consumer Studies

  • University of Kassel

The politics of food in society, involving manufacturers, retailers, consumers and health professionals, are complex and continually evolving. This programme enables its students to take on responsible tasks in national ...

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MSc in International Organic Agriculture

  • University of Kassel

The MSc Programme International Organic Agriculture is a finishing study programme, immatriculation is no more possible. Since Wintersemester 2009/10 the contents continues as a specialization in the Master Programme ...

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MSc in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania

Increasing concern over environmental, biodiversity and food safety issues in the Mediterranean area have formed the basis for a Masters of Science (M.Sc. ) degree on "Sustainable Agriculture". Sustainable Agriculture ...

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MSc in Sustainable International Agriculture

  • University of Kassel

The MSc Sustainable International Agriculture (SIA) is a joint venture of two German Universities: The University of Kassel in Witzenhausen (Organic Agricultural Sciences) and the University of Gattingen (Agricultural Sciences ...

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Organic Agriculture (MSc)

  • Wageningen University

The Organic Agriculture programme has been designed to train students in multiple aspects of organic agriculture and the associated processing and marketing chain. An important goal is to prepare the ...

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Sustainable Agriculture (MS)

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The Sustainable Agriculture Interdepartmental Graduate Program at Iowa State University builds on a solid foundation of agricultural science and provides students opportunities to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Our program was ...

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Agroecology Minor

  • Goshen College (IN)

Students who enroll in the nine-week residential Agroecology Summer Intensive (ASI) at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center all share something in common: they are passionate about sustainable agriculture. ASI is ...

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Graduate Minor Degree in Sustainable Agricultural Systems

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The minor in Sustainable Agriculture Systems is open to students enrolled in any program within the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota. The program provides a curriculum with strong ...

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Interdisciplinary Minor in Organic Agriculture

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Organic food and fiber production without the use of synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers is the fastest-growing sector of the agricultural industry, fueled by consumer demand in both North America ...

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Minor in Agroecology

  • University of Wyoming (WY)

Agroecology, the study of agricultural ecosystems, is an interdisciplinary degree program within the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management and the Department of Plant Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in ...

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Minor in Agroecology

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Using an interdisciplinary approach, the Agroecology Minor program at NCSU is designed to provide students from all fields a fundamental understanding of agricultural systems from an ecological, economic, and sociological ...

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Minor in Ecological Agriculture

  • University of Vermont (VT)

This minor is designed to give students a knowledge-based concentration in diversified agricultural production based on ecological principles and is economically viable, socially acceptable, and minimizes impacts to the environment ...

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Minor in Food Systems

  • University of Vermont (VT)

This interdisciplinary minor in Food Systems gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to understand our complex interdependent food system of food production, processing, distribution and consumption.

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Minor in Organic & Sustainable Crop Production

  • University of Florida (FL)

Do you ever wonder where organic produce comes from? How do organic farming practices differ from traditional agriculture? This combination of courses will help students learn more about the organic ...

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Minor in Sustainable Agricultural Systems

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Agricultural systems are complex and dynamic. In recent years, questions have been raised regarding the sustainability of energy and resource intensive agriculture systems. While all agriculturally oriented majors of the ...

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Minor in Sustainable Agriculture

  • University of Missouri (MO)

Increasingly, farmers are looking for creative ways to increase and diversify farm income, while consumers are seeking sustainably raised food produced close to home. Sustainable agriculture meets the needs of ...

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Minor in Sustainable Agriculture

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

Students in the Sustainable Agriculture (SAG) Program experience a range of learning opportunities designed to immerse them in the world of sustainable agriculture, through a flexible and interdisciplinary curriculum tailored ...

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Minor in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture

  • University of Vermont (VT)

This minor is designed to provide students with a knowledge-based concentration in horticulture based on the application of ecological principles in landscape design and plant sciences.

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Certificate Program in Landscape Architecture

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Successful work in landscape architecture requires a comprehensive, multidisciplinary education in aspects of botany, horticulture, architecture, ecology and more. Without requiring prior background, the Certificate Program in Landscape Architecture prepares ...

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Agroecology Track

  • Goshen College (IN)

Students who enroll in the nine-week residential Agroecology Summer Intensive (ASI) at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center all share something in common: they are passionate about sustainable agriculture. ASI is ...

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Graduate Specialization in Ecological Food & Farming Systems

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The purpose of the Ecological Food & Farming Systems graduate specialization is to foster active learning about agriculture and food systems among graduate students from different disciplinary backgrounds. Students will ...

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Agroecology Certificate

  • Florida International University (FL)

This interdisciplinary program under the Department of Earth and Environment is aimed at providing students with an opportunity to learn problems and issues that emerge from the interface between agriculture ...

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Certificate in Local Food Systems

  • The University of Georgia (GA)

The UGA Certificate in Local Foods is an interdisciplinary certificate designed to give students an overview of the concepts and issues of the local food movement. Students from any major ...

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Certificate in Permaculture Design

  • Merritt College (CA)

Merritt College is proud to be one of the first community colleges in the nation to offer a certificate in Permaculture Design. Our two-year program provides students with a firm ...

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Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

The Sustainable Agriculture Production Certificate program is designed to provide farmers and gardeners with a foundation in the techniques of sustainable food production and the "how-to" aspects of organic gardening ...

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Certificate in Urban Agriculture & Sustainability

  • Owens Community College (OH)

Owens' Urban Agriculture and Sustainability Certificate Program requires 26 credit hours of coursework, which includes plant science, soil science, greenhouse management, urban livestock and animal husbandry, organic gardening and food ...

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Certificate Program in Organic Agriculture

  • The University of Georgia (GA)

The Certificate Program in Organic Agriculture at the University of Georgia is a new interdisciplinary program of study that was created in Fall 2007. The certificate is similar to a ...

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Sustainable Agriculture Certificate

  • Central Carolina Community College (NC)

The Sustainable Agriculture curriculum is designed to provide the entrepreneurial and technical skills necessary to manage a profitable,environmentally sound, community based small farm or agricultural business. Course work includes ...

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Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Certificate

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

JCCC's sustainable agriculture (market farming) entrepreneurship program helps students realize their dreams of opening their own sustainable agriculture businesses. Farmers who grow produce on the side, depending on crops ...

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Sustainable Agroecology certificate

  • Triton College (IL)

Designed for learners who wish to gain an appreciation and practical skills to use sustainable practices that will positively influence the quality of natural ecosystems and human environment.

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Sustainable Food & Farming Certificate

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The 15-credit Certificate in Sustainable Food and Farming was developed in response to growing student demand and emerging job opportunities. This online program has been particularly attractive to the fastest ...

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Sustainable Local Foods Farming Certificate

  • John Wood Community College (IL)

JWCC's new Sustainable Local Foods Farming program provides courses and hands-on training in sustainable fruit and vegetable production, entrepreneurship, and marketing. Students gain the practical skills and knowledge needed ...

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Sustainable Trails Certificate

  • Fleming College (ON)

Gain insight into best practices related to the design, construction and maintenance of trails. Learn about and apply techniques that can enhance, rehabilitate and protect trails and greenways. Interpretive studies ...

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Natural Area Stewardship as Part of Campus Sustainability

Despite a growing body of evidence that spending time in nature through leisure, stewardship, and related activities is critical to the healthy development of humans and can lead to pro-environmental ...

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Making Inroads for Learning to be Green: Audubon International Partners with AASHE

  • Audubon International (NY)

For over 25 years, Audubon International (AI) has worked with partners to make development more sustainable and to educate their patrons, staff and community members how to improve environmental quality ...

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Campus Sustainability and Natural Area Stewardship: Student Involvement in Adaptive Comanagement

University campus sustainability initiatives have proliferated over the last decade. We contend that such initiatives benefit from applying conceptual frameworks to help understand and guide their activities and from a ...

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How-to Guide: Promoting Sustainable Campus Landscapes

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Arbor Day Foundation (NE)

The campus landscape, like its buildings, can be seen as the physical embodiment of a college’s values. It is a vital part of the life of a campus, providing ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: Permaculture Pioneers

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

As I look out onto the dormant January garden in front of Franklin Dining Commons at UMass, I can’t help but feel a sense of utter amazement at how ...

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University Avenue Redevelopment: Prioritizing Pedestrians and the Environment

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

This report presents a redevelopment plan for the main road on the Dalhousie University campus in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The plan is designed to achieve three goals: promote active transportation ...

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The Potter Lake Project

  • University of Kansas (KS)

The following report details problems of neglect and eutrophication of a prominent campus lake at the University of Kansas (KU), and proposes sustainable and cost-effective solutions. The reported was generated ...

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A rainwater system for the University of Washington construction materials laboratory

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

University of Washington Construction Materials Laboratory (CML) is an instruction laboratory where undergraduate students of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the College of Built Environments (CBE ...

  • Posted June 12, 2015
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Bee Campus USA as a Model for Pollinator-Friendly Campuses

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

Southern Oregon University collaborated with Bee City USA, a private nonprofit organization based in Asheville, North Carolina, to establish a Bee Campus USA designation. This designation recognizes campuses that commit ...

  • Posted June 11, 2015
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Planting a Colossal Monarch Waystation

  • Raritan Valley Community College (NJ)

To support dwindling Monarch Butterfly populations, 83 volunteer faculty, staff, administrators, students, and preschoolers (from the Campus Childcare Center) planted 345 Milkweed and nectaring plants at 8 locations around campus ...

  • Posted June 10, 2015
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4th Avenue Parklet

  • Portland State University (OR)

The 4th Avenue Parklet was researched, designed and built by students from Portland State University's School of Architecture to creatively addresses sustainability based place-making issues in Portland's South ...


Watershed UGA

  • The University of Georgia (GA)

With funding from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, the University of Georgia (UGA) is leveraging a current town/gown campus stream restoration initiative to create a transformative experience in sustainability ...


Warren Wilson College Tree Inventory and Carbon Sequestration/Storage Analysis

  • Warren Wilson College (NC)

In a partnership with the North Carolina Forest Service Warren Wilson College Landscaping Crew students and staff conducted an assessment of the vegetation composition, function, and value of the urban ...


Baylor University's Centralized Irrigation System

  • Baylor University (TX)

ARAMARK-Baylor Facility Services maintains all of the facilities and grounds on the Baylor University campus, including all irrigation systems. The former irrigation system for the campus of Baylor University was ...

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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Arbor Day Foundation

Lincoln, NE
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Carrier Class Green Infrastructure

Willow Grove, PA
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The ConnecTable is a line of the most powerful solar charging stations on the market. Reimaginge your campuses space, reinforce your sustainability goals and reconnect students and faculty with the ConnecTable.

Demonstration Gardens @ UC Hastings College of the Law

San Francisco, CA
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Leonardo Academy

Madison, WI
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Max-R

Sussex, WI
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Max-R is the innovator of the customized waste and recycling bin.

WFF Facility Services

St. Louis, MO
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