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Approaches to SDG-Based Curricular Pathways and Research Communities

  • AASHE (PA)
  • University of Toronto (ON)
  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

Universities are increasingly being called to develop integrative approaches toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their research, educational, and operational capacities. This webinar will present on ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2020
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Sustainability Performance in American Higher Education: A Multiple Case Study of Four Exemplary Institutions That Participated in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System

  • Florida Atlantic University (FL)

The purpose of this study was to describe the campus sustainability performance at four exemplary higher education institutions, i.e., Doctoral, Master’s, Baccalaureate, and Associate’s, as measured by ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2020
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Climate change is increasingly causes mental health problems among college students

  • Tufts University (MA)

This is a literature review of peer-reviewed papers, news articles, and polls that illustrate the impacts of climate change on mental health among college students.

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2020
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Universite Laval - High Performance Greenhouse Complex

  • Universite Laval (QC)

The High Performance Greenhouse Complex is a reference as a research infrastructure. Its equipment is among the most sophisticated in North America. The High Performance Greenhouse Complex distinguishes itself from ...


Unity College Sustainability Science Curriculum

  • Unity College (ME)

Sustainability science is at the heart of everything we do at Unity College because to us, nothing is more important than the mark we make on this planet.

Sustainability science ...


Developing University-Initiated Offsets and Using Peer Verification

  • Duke University (NC)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of California, Davis (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

The Offset Network is an online platform for colleges and universities considering the development of their own emission-reducing projects to fulfill carbon neutrality commitments. Self-generated offsets offer greater flexibility than ...

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2020
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Portland State University - Smart Trees Researcher

  • Portland State University (OR)

In this photo, Portland State University graduate and postdoctoral researcher Hannah Prather climbs a Douglas fir in the early morning to collect samples as part of a smart trees research ...


Colorado State University Photo for 2020 SCI

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Photo attached for use in 2020 SCI


Humber College - Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation

  • Humber College (ON)

The 93,000 sq. ft. Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation was opened. It is built to achieve LEED-Platinum certification (currently under review) and is a net-zero energy building, offset by ...


Binghamton University - Annual Research Days

  • Binghamton University (NY)

Binghamton University's 2019 annual Research Days featured more than 175 projects, the opening of a new Art of Science exhibit and a two-day conference focused on human rights research ...


New York University - Return on Sustainable Investment Methodology

  • New York University (NY)

In 2019, the New York University Stern School of Business’s Center for Sustainable Business established two innovative ways of measuring sustainability among corporations. First, the Sustainable Market Share Index ...


Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

  • Dillard University (LA)

The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families harmed by pollution and vulnerable to climate change in the Gulf Coast Region ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Center for Urban Education

  • University of Southern California (CA)

Since its founding in 1999, the USC Rossier Center for Urban Education (CUE) has worked to bring equity-mindedness to institutions of higher education through socially conscious research, tools and learning ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Pullias Center for Higher Education

  • University of Southern California (CA)

The world’s leading research center on student access and success in higher education, the Pullias Center for Higher Education advances innovative, scalable solutions to improve college outcomes for underserved ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Center for Antiracist Research

  • Boston University (MA)

The mission of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research is to convene researchers and practitioners from various disciplines to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Antiracist Research & Policy Center

  • American University (DC)

The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University generates scholarly research, educational tools, and policy analysis geared towards dismantling racism in its many forms. We build multidisciplinary initiatives for ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

The Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, and Health is dedicated to examining how and when racism affects health, providing tools to improve the rigor with which researchers ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service

  • Georgetown University (DC)

The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service (CSJ) is a hub at Georgetown University through which students, faculty, and staff engage in Washington, DC through activism, advocacy, service ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Center for Environmental Justice & Sustainability

  • Seattle University (WA)

CEJS serves as a clearinghouse for Seattle University’s environmental programs and sustainability initiatives. If you have any questions about CEJS, campus sustainability, CEJS events, or have an interest in ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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Central Community College, NE Katy Ayers Myconoe eBadge project for SCI 2020

  • Central Community College (NE)

eBadges - Students at Central Community College can earn eBadges to demonstrate skills and knowledge in environmental stewardship. eBadge opportunities are available at no additional cost for all fields of study ...


Cal Poly SLO Gold Tree Solar Farm

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

Large-scale solar farm and laboratory - The recently completed 4.5 megawatt Gold Tree Solar Farm at California Polytechnic State University is currently the largest solar array in the CSU system ...

  • Posted Sept. 29, 2020
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Planet Texas 2050

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

Planet Texas 2050 researchers are committed to developing programs and policy recommendations that will improve Texas’ adaptability and build its resilience. To do that, their work will focus on understanding ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Mineta Transportation Institute

  • San Jose State University (CA)

MTI provides the highest-quality support for surface transportation researchers, planners, managers, educators, and elected officials, all filtered through the lens of our urban academic home in the heart of Silicon ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Center for Environmental Policy (CEP)

  • Bard College (NY)

The Bard Center for Environmental Policy was created in 1999 to promote education, research, and public service on critical issues relating to both natural and human-made environments. Its primary goal ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Image Permanence Institute

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is a university-based research center in the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) dedicated to supporting the preservation of cultural ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Interdisciplinary Research Institute on Sustainability

  • Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Università degli Studi di Brescia

The Interdisciplinary Research Institute on Sustainability (IRIS) is an Inter-University Centre constituted by the University of Turin (Department of Animal and Human Biology and Department of Economics "Cognetti de Martiis ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Centre for Sustainable Fashion

  • London College of Fashion

Working with students from undergraduate, post graduate and PhD programmes, the Centre for Sustainable Fashion creates symbiotic relationships, where all are able to contribute to learning and evolve graduates equipped ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability

  • University of Cambridge

The Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability applies physics to meet the growing demand on our natural resources.

The research programme explores basic science which can generate the new ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability (CAOS)

  • University College London (London)

The Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability (CAOS) is a research centre that draws together the wide range of work of international excellence on questions related to the notion of ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Cooperatives

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives seeks to increase understanding and encourage critical thinking about cooperatives by fostering scholarship and mutual learning among academics, the cooperative community, policy makers ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • University of Regina (SK)

The Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives (CCSC) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre located on the University of Saskatchewan campus. Established in 1984, the CCSC is supported ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Quentin Burdick Center for Cooperatives

  • North Dakota State University (ND)

The idea of an NDSU center to benefit members of North Dakota cooperatives originated within the cooperatives themselves, and in October 1988, the Joint Cooperative Education Committee endorsed the concept ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Centre for Co-operative Studies

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

The mission of the Centre for Co-operative Studies is to promote, through its research, consultancy and educational activities, the continued growth of the co-operative movement, as an effective, locally-owned and ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Arthur Capper Cooperative Center

  • Kansas State University (KS)

The Arthur Capper Cooperative Center (ACCC) in the K-State Department of Agricultural Economics was established on June 11, 1984 by an agreement between Kansas State University and the Kansas Cooperative ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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The Institute for Environmental Modeling

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

The purpose of TIEM is to do basic research on significant environmental problems that impact the State of Tennessee and have national and international implications. The focus of the Institute ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Digital Construction

  • Swinburne University of Technology

Civil infrastructure research at Swinburne is undertaken within the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Digital Construction (CSI). Infrastructure is critical to the economic wellbeing of Australia with some $30 billion ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Concordia Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems

  • Concordia University (QC)

The Concordia Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems (CIWESS) trains students to be at the forefront of sustainable development practices. It promotes research into new systems, technologies and solutions ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Centre for Zero Energy Building Studies

  • Concordia University (QC)

The mission of the CZEBS is to reduce the environmental impact of buildings while enhancing their safety and comfort. This is accomplished by advancing knowledge through research and the building ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Centre for Engineering in Society

  • Concordia University (QC)

The Engineering department at Concordia University is made up of a team of dynamic faculty members at the forefront of their fields who are creating new and exciting next-gen approaches ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Mahamana Center of Excellence in Climate Change Research

  • Banaras Hindu University (Uttar Pradesh)

DST - Mahamana Centre of Excellence in Climate Change Research (MCECCR) is an initiative taken at BHU under Prime Minister's National Action Plan on Climate Change. The centre started in ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Harvard Chan-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health

  • Harvard University (MA)

The Harvard Chan-National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Center for Environmental Health is a coordinated set of resources and facilities supporting environmental health research and training activities throughout the ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Institute at Brown for Environment & Society

  • Brown University (RI)

The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society tackles urgent environmental challenges by harnessing academic excellence from many disciplines; climatology and sociology, ecology and international relations; finance and artistic expression ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Centre for Education in Environmental Sustainability

  • The Education University of Hong Kong

The vision of the Centre for Education in Environmental Sustainability is to further develop environmental education and sustainability studies in Hong Kong through the formation of research and knowledge transfer ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Center for Nature & Place

  • Prescott College (AZ)

The Prescott College Center for Nature and Place was established to support and expand training for early childhood educators, pre-service teachers, administrators, and program directors in developmentally appropriate nature and ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Global Change & Sustainability Center

  • University of Utah (UT)

The Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC) facilitates interactions among scientists, creative researchers, engineers, and policymakers who are interested in understanding the complex challenges and dynamics in both natural and ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Centre for Collaborative Learning for Sustainable Development (CCL)

  • Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

The Centre for Collaborative Learning for Sustainable Development (CCL) is a research and learning centre based at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. The Centre holds the UNESCO Chair on ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Institute for Sustainable Development

  • Seoul National University

The three major functions of the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) are to lead collaborative interdisciplinary research and policy development, launch Green Leadership programs for sustainable development, and cultivate the ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute

  • Northeastern University (MA)

The Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI) is an interdisciplinary research center that produces publications and trains graduate and post-doc students to build connections between environmental health disciplines like ...

  • Posted Sept. 22, 2020
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Exploration of Creation Care and Sustainability Among Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Members

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (DC)
  • Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) (PA)

This exploration highlights Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) members who are creatively contributing to the common good and building a just, thriving world for all via environmental stewardship ...

  • Posted June 23, 2020
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Curriculum, Sustainability and Success: Your Curriculum Needs a Reality Check

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

This webinar is part of the joint SCC — AASHE series of webinars on sustainability in the curriculum

"Your Curriculum Needs a Reality Check" Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:00 pm ...

  • Posted May 28, 2020
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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

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

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