Public Engagement

Introduction

Engagement in community problem-solving is fundamental to sustainability. By engaging with community members and organizations in the governmental, non-profit and for-profit sectors, institutions can help solve sustainability challenges. Community engagement can help students develop leadership skills while deepening their understandings of practical, real-world problems and the process of creating solutions.

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Hiawatha Wampum Belt Flag over the McCall-MacBain Arts Building

  • McGill University (QC)

Hiawatha Wampum Belt flag is raised over the McCall-MacBain Arts Building on McGill's downtown campus. The flag is centuries-old symbol that marks unity and peace between the Seneca, Cayuga ...


Introduction to STARS

  • AASHE (MA)

This webinar will provide an introduction to STARS and how it can be used to advance sustainability at your institution. From start to submission, we’ll provide an overview of ...

  • Posted July 18, 2024
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UVA Students Enjoying Annual Eco-Fair with Cav Man!

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members came out to enjoy UVA's Annual Eco-Fair, held near the Rotunda on Peabody Lawn this year with over 20 groups representing ...


What’s new in STARS 3.0

  • AASHE (MA)

This webinar will provide an overview of the most significant changes between STARS 2.2 and the latest version of the framework, STARS 3.0. These changes include more robust ...

  • Posted July 18, 2024
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Ontario Tech Purchasing Impact Data

  • Ontario Tech University (ON)

Ontario Tech prioritizes sustainable purchasing choices by replacing aging fleet with electric vehicles and sustaining a Fairtrade campus.


Green Skills: Preparing Graduates for a More Sustainable Future

  • AASHE (MA)

Drawing on our recent research, our session will provide evidence-based recommendations to post-secondary institution leaders and educators on how to meet the surging demand for green skills. Using cutting-edge data ...

  • Posted July 15, 2024
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Sustainability Expo at Dickinson College

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Dickinson is proud to bring together students, faculty, staff, and the Carlisle community for our Sustainability Expo each year! This is an interactive event will showcase Dickinson's efforts to ...


The Hive: Beekeeping at Dickinson

  • Dickinson College (PA)

The Hive engages its members in learning about sustainability problems and solutions through the direct experience of beekeeping, honey production and community building.


An ecosystem roadmap

  • Florida State University (FL)

The collapse of the Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery changed a way of life in the Florida Panhandle. For decades, the bay was renowned for its oyster harvest, an industry that ...


Students working at Changemaker Central

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Gloria Ayala, Khan Nadire, Trey Leveque and Tran Nikki work together in Changemaker Central at the Memorial Union


Earth Month 2024 at Northwestern University

  • Northwestern University (IL)

sustainNU, Northwestern University's Campus Sustainability Program, teamed up with the Block Art Museum for a guided tour of their current exhibition, Actions for Earth: Art, Care & Ecology as ...


Campus Climate Action Toolkit

  • Campus Compact (MA)

A guide to cultivating environmental awareness and climate action on campus and in communities.


Building the Next Generation of Climate Leaders

  • Santa Clara University (CA)
  • AASHE (MA)

In the summer of 2022, Santa Clara University and Silicon Valley Power, the City of Santa Clara’s municipal electric utility, announced a five-year Silicon Valley Power (SVP) Sustainable Futures ...

  • Posted May 30, 2024
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Green Practices and Learning Focus of Statewide Higher Education Sustainability Conference

  • California State University, Fullerton (CA)

More than 170 presenters will discuss best practices in a wide range of sustainable and green projects ranging from construction, lighting and energy during the 15th annual California Higher Education ...


Working Toward a Clean Energy Future: CSUF Presents Second Energy and Sustainability Summit

  • California State University, Fullerton (CA)

As Orange County works toward its climate goals, Cal State Fullerton is committed to advancing clean energy for the future, providing students with hands-on research opportunities and partnering with local ...


Community Clean Up on Houbolt Road

  • Joliet Junior College (IL)

Joliet Junior College had a clean up on the road outside of the school. We invited 15 different businesses along the road and had 5 sign up, including a visit ...


Romeoville Repair Cafe at Joliet Junior College

  • Joliet Junior College (IL)

Joliet Junior College is a registered international Repair Cafe! We had our first Repair Cafe of the year and our on April 13th, we had our very first one for ...


KAUST SDG Highlight Report 2023

  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Makkah)

KAUST proudly presents its latest SDG Highlight Report, offering a snapshot of the institution's targeted efforts and successes over 2023 in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Titan Team Creates Ingenious Ideas for Sustainable House of the Future

  • California State University, Fullerton (CA)

Civil engineering majors Isai Jimenez and Daniel Santa Maria are learning how to build a sustainable house for the future, focus on issues facing Orange County housing and reduce climate ...


CSUF Engineering Team Selected for Competition to Build Sustainable Home, Address Issues Facing Orange County Housing

  • California State University, Fullerton (CA)

To help solve California’s housing needs through sustainable development, a Cal State Fullerton student and faculty engineering team has been selected to participate in the first-ever Orange County Sustainability ...


Students of Department of Bioinformatics Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar (SBBWUP), Pakistan celebrated Earth Day at campus through plantation and cleanliness campaign.

  • Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University

Female students of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar took part in plantation and cleanliness drive at campus under the supervision of Dr. Nosheen Bibi, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioinformatics ...


Students of Department of Food and Nutrition, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar (SBBWUP), Pakistan celebrated Earth Day at campus to raise awareness about sustainability for DNGFE activity.

  • Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University

Female students of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar, showcased importance of environmental conservation and sustainability for encouraging other students, faculty and staff to come together and take action for ...


Students of Department of Biochemistry, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar (SBBWUP), Pakistan, Gain Insights into Sustainable and Eco-friendly Transportation during BRT System Visit for DNGFE activity.

  • Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University

Female students of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar (SBBWUP), Pakistan, had the opportunity to gain a firsthand understanding of urban mobility and sustainable transport initiatives during an informative visit ...


Rice University Earth Month Kick-Off Festival 2024

  • Rice University (TX)

Rice University's Office of Sustainability hosted an Earth Month Kick-Off Festival in the Rice Memorial Center. The event featured over 20 campus and community organizations and drew over 150 ...


USC Peace Garden Seed Giveaway

  • University of Southern California (CA)

Student volunteers gather at the USC Peace Garden to harvest and label seeds collected from the garden to give away.

  • Posted April 30, 2024
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Arts & Climate Collective Festival

  • University of Southern California (CA)

USC students participate in the annual Arts & CLimate Collective Festival during Earth Month.

  • Posted April 29, 2024
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Walk to the Beach

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Students, faculty, staff, and community members enjoying a walk to Missouri River on a nice spring day.

  • Posted April 26, 2024
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Walk To The Beach

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

We have a great place to walk near our magnificent Missouri River. North Alabama Bend is located 2 miles southwest of Vermillion. Few people in the Vermillion area know where ...

  • Posted April 25, 2024
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Stargazing Party

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Telescopers! invites everyone to a Stargazing Party at the Spirit Mound parking lot. We will begin by observing the Moon and learning about different craters. When the sky gets completely ...

  • Posted April 25, 2024
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Party For The Planet

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Greening Vermillion and the Vermillion Area Farmers Market are teaming up to provide fun for all ages at the Earth Days Farmers Market. Greening Vermillion will host a Party for ...

  • Posted April 25, 2024
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Mending Circle Lunch & Learn

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Join us for a special Lunch & Learn: The Mending Circle, a club presentation and demonstration by Elliza Mollman. This program will shed light on the love to mend, darn ...

  • Posted April 25, 2024
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Earth Days Trivia

  • University of South Dakota (SD)

Join in for an Earth-themed night of trivia. Just gather a team and compete for a top spot! For the 1st place team, all members (up to 6 total) get ...

  • Posted April 25, 2024
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Earth day Celebration 2024 @ AUC Tahrir CultureFest

  • American University in Cairo (Cairo)

Sunday, April 21, 2024 Reconnecting People: Better Together Reveal of the Third Edition of AUC's Sustainability Report, 2024: Learn about AUC's newest sustainability report, which showcases our University ...

  • Posted April 24, 2024
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Happy World Earth Day 2024: Planet Vs Plastic! UM promotes its Action Plan on Single-Use Plastics and Disposable Items Reduction

  • University of Malaya

Universiti Malaya Sustainable Development Centre (UMSDC) wishes all of you Happy World Earth Day 2024 with the theme 'Planet vs Plastic'

We invite you to join us with our 4 ...

  • Posted April 23, 2024
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Live Green, Speak Green: Sustainable Stories from Iowa State University

  • Iowa State University (IA)

Captured on the vibrant South Library Lawn, this moment epitomizes the spirit of Earth Day at Iowa State University. Here, students, faculty, and Ames community unite, exemplified by a lively ...

  • Posted April 23, 2024
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Beat the Hell Outta (BTHO) Climate Change

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Texas A&M University students learn from over 20 campus and community organizations at a Campus Earth Day event in Rudder Plaza to earn a BTHO Climate Change t-shirt.

  • Posted April 23, 2024
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Get all the 17 SDGs for the Earth

  • Mahidol University (Bangkok)

At Mahidol University, we work hard to push SDGs agenda to all members. We don't just teach about SDGs, but we live the SDGs.


‘SDGs at Work’ – Building SDG Awareness and Engagement Through Work-Integrated Learning

  • AASHE (MA)
  • University of Waterloo (ON)

Increasingly, higher education institutions (HEIs) are being measured on their contributions towards advancing the U.N. SDGs. Institutionally, there is growing focus on graduating global citizens who can advocate for ...

  • Posted March 28, 2024
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Certifying High-Performing and Sustainable Parking Structures on Campus: A Parksmart Workshop

  • AASHE (MA)
  • International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) (VA)

Parksmart is the world’s only certification program that defines, measures, and recognizes high-performing, sustainable garages. Developed by industry experts, Parksmart offers a roadmap for new and existing parking facilities ...

  • Posted March 13, 2024
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COP28 Dubai Climate Conference - Delegation Organizers or Members

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Meet and learn about the plans and interests of other faculty, academic staff or students who are organizing or participating in University or other delegations to the Climate Conference known ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Sustainability is a Home Run

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Athletic Departments are the front porch of the university. This visibility provides opportunities for storytelling, demonstrating impact, and engagement. Although it may not be the most important department, it is ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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AASHE Member Meeting

  • AASHE (MA)

This is AASHE's annual member meeting where you can hear from AASHE leadership on highlights of the year, plans for the future, and ask questions of the board and ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Designing Effective Sustainability Communications in Higher Education

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

In pursuit of increasing the effectiveness of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's (UNL) communications efforts surrounding sustainability, UNL’s Office of Sustainability (OS) and University Communications department collaborated to develop ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Campus Decarbonization Masterclass Panel - Featuring Leah Bamberger, Dennis Carlberg, & Dano Weisbord

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Dartmouth College (NH)
  • Northeastern University (MA)
  • Tufts University (MA)

Panelists from 3 Boston-area institutions will swap stories and share lessons learned from their institution’s efforts to decarbonize and strengthen community resilience to climate change. This panel will feature ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Washington Oregon Cascadia Higher Education Sustainability Consortium (WOHESC) Networking Session

  • Portland State University (OR)

This session will be for higher ed sustainability professionals, faculty, students and sustainability professionals from the Washington Oregon and Cascadia region to gather, report our successes, share our perspectives, problem ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) Networking Session

  • Texas A&M University (TX)
  • The University of Texas at Dallas (TX)

This is a networking meeting for Texans and other parties interested in the Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) to connect and discuss campus sustainability topics unique to the ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Sustainability, y'all! Southeastern Schools Meet Up

  • Duke University (NC)
  • Kennesaw State University (GA)
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC)
  • University of Georgia (GA)
  • University of Kentucky (KY)

Do you attend or represent a college or university in the southeastern US? Do you want to connect with folks from other schools from this distinctive part of the continent ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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NY Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education Meet-Up

  • University at Albany (NY)

The New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education (NYCSHE) seeks to provide peer support, resources and networking opportunities for those working on sustainability in campuses in NY state. This ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium Meet-Up

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium support sustainability officers in advancing education about and demonstration of sustainable systems on university campuses in the northeast United States and Canadian maritime region by ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Networking Meeting for Californians

  • California State University, Chancellor's Office (CA)

Come join with other campus sustainability advocates from California. This is a chance to catch up with peers and discuss topics specific to the California context.

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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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.

All responses reference content from reports under the latest version of STARS, version 2.2. AASHE membership and log-in is required.

EN 10: Community Partnerships

EN 11: Inter-campus Collaboration

EN 12: Continuing Education

EN 13: Community Service

EN 14: Participation in Public Policy

EN 15: Trademark Licensing

Additional analysis on scores and quantitative fields can be conducted using the STARS Benchmarking Tool.

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