Public Engagement

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Collegiate Game Changers: How Campus Sport is Going Green

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Green Sports Alliance (OR)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (DC)

Collegiate Game Changers documents the substantial greening initiatives taking place throughout North American colleges. The case studies in this report powerfully confirm that collegiate athletics and recreation departments are embracing ...

  • Posted March 11, 2016
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Ohio State University Zero Waste

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

Ohio Stadium is the largest stadium in the country to attempt zero waste; diverting 90 percent of materials from the landfill by recycling and composting. Ohio State is leading the ...

  • Posted March 11, 2016
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UCLA Men's Basketball Sustainability

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Sustainability PSA about UCLA Men's Basketball Sustainability funded by The Green Initiative Fund.

  • Posted March 11, 2016
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AASHE 2015 Session Attendees

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE 2015 Attendee Engagement

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE Poster Session

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE Conference - Booth

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE Leadership and Keynote Speakers

  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE Staff

  • AASHE (PA)

2015 AASHE Sustainability Award Winners

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE Conference Expo Hall

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE Conference Attendee

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE Conference Welcome

  • AASHE (PA)

Volunteer with AASHE

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE Celebrates Campus Sustainability!

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Stanford University (CA)

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) invited several distinguished higher education sustainability professionals to share their thoughts on where sustainability has been and where it ...

  • Posted March 3, 2016
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Dr. David Orr Presents AASHE 2015 Monday Keynote Address

  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • AASHE (PA)

Dr. David Orr, Oberlin 2020 Project founder and Senior Adviser to the President at Oberlin College, spoke on the AASHE 2015 conference theme, Transforming Sustainability Education.

  • Posted March 3, 2016
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Brave New Workshop Presents an AASHE 2015 Keynote Address

  • AASHE (PA)

Margi Simmons and Elena Imaretska with Brave New Workshop, shared tips and tactics to help arm the higher education community to better advance sustainability efforts.

Brave New Workshop, based in ...

  • Posted March 3, 2016
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A Guide to Climate Resiliency & The Community College

  • American Association of Community Colleges (DC)

Too many municipalities are crafting climate adaption and resiliency plans without community colleges as partners. Yet, community colleges are positioned to be powerful partners in implementing a holistic local response ...

  • Posted March 3, 2016
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Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

  • Wesleyan University (CT)

The PCSE supports students and alumni interested in creating and sustaining programs, businesses, and organizations that advance the public good. It offers workshops and trainings, specialized counseling and networking services ...

  • Posted March 3, 2016
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Campus Sustainability: The Next 10 Years

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Johnson County Community College (KS)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Western Michigan University (MI)
  • Emory University (GA)

Enjoy this plenary session that examines institutional sustainability advancements of both where we've been and we we are going.

Speakers include:

Julia Newman, Massacusetts Institute of Technology

Harold Glasser ...

  • Posted March 3, 2016
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A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future

  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (DC)

This report from the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement calls on the nation to reclaim higher education’s civic mission. Commissioned by the Department of Education ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using Creative Commons Licensing for Conference Presentations and Handouts

  • Central Community College (NE)

Receiving materials at a conference for use in the classroom or elsewhere is a wonderful gift! The exchange of intellectual property is a fantastic way to share what works with ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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POWER Careers in Sustainability: Inviting the Next Generation to be Agents of Change

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Interest in sustainability in government, industry, and higher education has led to a rapid expansion of employment opportunities for sustainability professionals. Yet many young people, who may be considering their ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Connecting Sustainability with Design and Construction: The Project Managers Professional Development Program

  • Ohio University (OH)

The Office of Sustainability at Ohio University realized there was a disconnect between our office and others on campus that play direct roles in the sustainability of the institution. In ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Solve, Educate, Engage: The Role of the University in Sustainability Solutions

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Using case histories from the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives at ASU, we'll explore how universities can engage government entities, business and academic communities, non profit organizations and the public ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transformative Partnerships: Replacing Consumerism with Community

  • California Lutheran University (CA)
  • City of Thousand Oaks (CA)

Can disciplines traditionally anchored in consumerist perspectives–like marketing and advertising–help students engage with sustainability and provide opportunities to make positive change in their communities? This case study demonstrates ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The United Nations' New Global Action Programme, Sustainable Development Goals, and You

  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • York University (ON)
  • China Green University Network
  • University of North Texas (TX)

The Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) highlighted how education institutions have contributed to innovative pedagogy and partnerships, enhanced training, and galvanized whole-institution approaches, thus helping foster a more ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Teaching Systemic Sustainability through a Local Lens: A Minnesota Experience in Engaging Students with the Greater Community

  • Prescott College (AZ)

One critical component of sustainability education is to help students understand the interconnectedness of environmental and social justice issues. The intersection of sustainability education, service learning, and social justice offers ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Road to Zero: A Tale of a Stadium Compost Pilot

  • Purdue University (IN)
  • Nature Works (GA)

Purdue opened the South End Zone Patio area of Ross-Ade Stadium (capacity 57,236) at the beginning of the 2014 season. The Office of University Sustainability initiated a zero waste ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building a Statewide Sustainability Strategy in Higher Education (2015)

  • University of Hawaii System Office (HI)

This case study will describe the first two years of developing the system-wide University of Hawaii (UH) Sustainability Strategy. In January 2014 the Board of Regents of the University of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Marketing-Minded Videos to Improve Waste Diversion and Sustainability

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The 'Video as Marketing for Waste Diversion' (VaMWD) project at UC Berkeley leverages marketing techniques known and familiar in corporate film-making and brand awareness to approach waste diversion as a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Blitz for a Rapid Diffusion Across the Curriculum

  • Skyline College (CA)
  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

The time is now for addressing sustainability education across the curriculum. While there remain plenty of barriers to doing so – overburdened faculty, lack of interdisciplinary coordination, misaligned incentive structures – there ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Dashboard: Using real-time display of resource use & community voices to foster connections & empower stewardship

  • Oberlin College (OH)

Many schools now use real-time 'dashboards' that provide feedback on electricity use in campus buildings to encourage conservation behavior. This presentation will engage audience members in an exploration of 'Environmental ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Communicating & Visualizing Sustainability: The Effects of Biomimic Marketing For Water Refill Stations on Campus, A Case Study

  • Maryville College (TN)

As the field of sustainability grows, it becomes ever important to consider how sustainability is communicated, designed and visualized to aid in successful engagement, perceptions and implementation of sustainability-based programs ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Experiential, Community-based Learning and Sustainability Assessment: A Field Skills Course for Professional Degree Students

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

In 2014, the School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, launched a week-long field course for its professional Master of Sustainable Environmental Management program. Previously separate ecological and social ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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SOS – How Global Collaboration will Help you and your Campus

  • National Union of Students

There are 17,000 universities and colleges in the world and students need to leave their education equipped to be part of the solution to sustainability issues, rather than part ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Change Agent Competencies Through Community-Based Research

  • Dickinson College (PA)
  • Portland State University (OR)

Community-based research (CBR) is a powerful pedagogy that engages students with community partners in authentic research that benefits the community while supporting students' development of change agent competencies and dispositions ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Voices from Minnesota's Youth Climate Movement: Organizing at the Intersection of Climate Change & Social Justice

  • Grand Aspirations (MN)
  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (MN)
  • Will Steger Foundation (MN)
  • Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MN)

This panel discussion will feature stories from 6 vibrant Minnesota youth organizations working at the intersection of climate change and social justice. Across the state, youth are leading campaigns and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Attract a Bigger Audience by Saying Goodbye to Green

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This session is PART 2 of the ways in which Penn State is attracting a bigger audience to sustainability by saying 'goodbye to green.' What we identify as 'sustainability' has ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability and Faith: The Language of Transcendence as Common Ground

  • Lane Community College (OR)
  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

Moving toward a more sustainable world requires consensus from people with diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Environmentalists tend to focus on the connectedness of creation, while people of faith more often ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Greening the Game at Collegiate Sports

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

Like many universities, the University of Arizona has a strong tradition of athletics at the collegiate level. While sporting events are a key component to any university and it's ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Capacity Through Regional Climate Action: A case study of cross-sectorial partnerships

  • Wilfrid Laurier University (ON)

Laurier has a unique relationship with local nonprofit Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR), a group that works to further environmental and economic resiliency in local organizations. SWR was initiated through a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Undergraduate Community Engagement in the Service of Sustainability: Connecting the ACTC Consortium with the City of St. Paul

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

In this session we will describe our experience leveraging the strengths of multiple institutions and engaging undergraduate students in project-based learning to improve the environmental sustainability of our city. The ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Wandering Out of the [Food] Desert: a Campus/Community Farmers Market Collaboration

  • Wells College (NY)

One of the surprising things discovered by the new Center for Sustainability and the Environment at Wells College was that – despite the college's location within an upstate New York ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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American Jesuit College and University Networking Session

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Please join us for a networking session for the 28 American Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Any faith-based institution that is advancing sustainability connected to the faith tradition of your school ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Identity Caucus: The Intersection of Sustainability and Identity

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

During this section attendees will split into different groups depending on the identity that most resonate with them. The discussion will focus on how the intersection of these identities correlates ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Environmental Leaders Program (ELP) Networking and Professional Meeting

  • University of Richmond (VA)

The mission of the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is to support visionary, action-oriented, and diverse leadership for a just and sustainable future. ELP aims to catalyze change by providing emerging ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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International Networking Meeting

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

Members of the international community who are attending the AASHE conference are invited to join in a networking luncheon to share ideas and successes in our countries. Let's discuss ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Facilitation In Action: How to cultivate group consensus that matters - Advanced Level

  • GreenerU (MA)

Do you understand the basics of group facilitation but still feel stuck when it comes to creating group consensus with tricky stakeholders? Are you looking for a space to discuss ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Art as Vital Agent in the Spiral of Sustainable Change

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

What is the role of art in the process of sustainable transformation and education? Recognizing that environmental issues, historically, have shaped the arts, we examine how the arts have shaped ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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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).

Scores

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Public Engagement Partners

Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Fostering Sustainability

Toronto, ON
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Global Footprint Network

Oakland, CA
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Rivanna Natural Designs

Richmond, VA
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