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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 Membership Required

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 Membership Required

  • 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 Membership Required

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 Membership Required

  • 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 Membership Required

  • 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 Membership Required

  • 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 Membership Required

  • 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 Membership Required

  • 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 2 years, 4 months ago
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Bee Campus USA as a Model for Pollinator-Friendly Campuses Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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Planting a Colossal Monarch Waystation Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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4th Avenue Parklet Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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Watershed UGA Membership Required

  • 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 ...

  • Posted 2 years, 5 months ago
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Warren Wilson College Tree Inventory and Carbon Sequestration/Storage Analysis Membership Required

  • 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 ...

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Baylor University's Centralized Irrigation System Membership Required

  • 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 ...

  • Posted 4 years, 5 months ago
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Sustainable Urban Eco-Garden at St. Louis Community College Membership Required

  • St. Louis Community College (MO)

St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley campus, has created an educational, sustainable eco-garden that provides opportunities for participants to engage in raising food as well as providing native habitat for ...

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Combining technology and water to conserve irrigation Membership Required

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The University of Texas at Austin's facilities management initiated a comprehensive program in fall 2007 to develop and implement demand-side water conservation measures. During this project it was determined ...

  • Posted 5 years, 3 months ago
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Lakeshore Technical College Old Growth Forest Membership Required

  • Lakeshore Technical College (WI)

The Lakeshore Technical College's Old Growth Forest is a unique biological feature that has evolved over more than 10,000 years without any significant intervention. The 25 acre forest ...

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Sustainable Sites Certification for The Green at College Park on the Campus of The University of Texas at Arlington Membership Required

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

The Green at College Park at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) received one of the first three certifications issued worldwide by the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) in February ...

  • Posted 5 years, 4 months ago
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Connecting the Next Generation to Urban Landscapes Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The International Society for Land care Emissions (ISLE) has proposed a Next Generation Land Care project for the University of Colorado at Boulder to assess and measure the ecological, human ...

  • Posted 6 years, 3 months ago
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Warren Wilson College Native Grass Landscaping: Changing the Way We Plant the Campus to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Improve Wildlife Habitat and Minimize Maintenance Membership Required

  • Warren Wilson College (NC)

Since 1999, students on the College's Landscaping Crew have collected native grass and wildflower seeds, established a six-acre campus nursery and acres of prairie meadow habitat, and helped restore ...

  • Posted 6 years, 3 months ago
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A New Educational Landscape- Transforming Campus Grounds through Non-Traditional Collaboration Membership Required

  • James Madison University (VA)

During the 2010-11 academic year, faculty, students, campus facilities staff, a dean, the campus environmental stewardship director, and community representatives collaborated with a Scholar-In-Residence to develop a naturalized landscape on ...

  • Posted 6 years, 3 months ago
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The Bagley Classroom: Supporting environmental and outdoor learning at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Membership Required

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)
  • Salmela Architect (MN)

The Bagley Classroom supports learning in a 55-acre natural preserve within the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. The Bagley Nature Area has taught and inspired students about the natural environment ...

  • Posted 6 years, 3 months ago
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Transforming the Higher Education Landscape: Researching, Planting and Seed-saving Native Grasses and Wildflowers at Warren Wilson College Membership Required

  • Warren Wilson College (NC)

Since 1999, students on the College's Landscaping Crew have collected native grass and wildflower seeds, established a six-acre campus nursery and acres of prairie meadow habitat, and helped restore ...

  • Posted 7 years, 3 months ago
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Harvard Facility Maintenance Operations Organic Landscaping Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)

Harvard University's Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO) group has developed a highly successful Organic Landscaping Program. It is currently implemented across more than 25 acres of University landscape. The program ...

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Grounds Services Green Waste Re-Use Program at Arizona State University Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Grounds Services department initiated a pair of programs that convert ASU's Tempe campus landscape green waste into valuable assets. One program collects green "waste" and sends it to ...

  • Posted 7 years, 3 months ago
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Sustainability Par None: The Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University Membership Required

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Southern IPM Center (NC)

The Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University is an Audubon Signature golf course, designed by famous golfer Arnold Palmer. Sport and environmental responsibility are not normally seen ...

  • Posted 7 years, 3 months ago
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Water Savings Through Non-Traditional Irrigation Control at Western Michigan University Membership Required

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Upgrade the campus irrigation controls, moving from stand-alone time clocks to a fully networked and automated control system with a web user interface.

  • Posted 7 years, 3 months ago
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Forest Restoration in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park- Collaboration with Temple University, Philadelphia Zoo, Fairmount Park, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Germantown Friends School Membership Required

  • Temple University (PA)

Restore eight acres of Philadelphia's degraded urban forest and provide education on carbon sequestration through reforestation. A collaborative effort between institutional faculty and staff from Temple University, Philadelphia Zoo ...

  • Posted 7 years, 3 months ago
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Harnessing the Storm: Sustainable Stormwater Management at Delta College Membership Required

  • Delta College (MI)

With Federal government placing stringent mandates on the discharge and filtering of storm water, Delta College took the forward-thinking initiative to transform our exterior space into a place of learning ...

  • Posted 7 years, 4 months ago
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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).

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Arbor Day Foundation

Lincoln, NE
Business Affiliate

Carrier Class Green Infrastructure

Willow Grove, PA
Business Affiliate
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
Business Affiliate

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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