Wellbeing & Work

Introduction

An institution’s people define its character and capacity to perform; and so, an institution’s achievements can only be as strong as its community. An institution can bolster the strength of its community by offering benefits, wages, and other assistance that serve to respectfully and ethically compensate workers and by acting to protect and positively affect the health, safety and wellbeing of the campus community.

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The Winds of Changes Shift: An Analysis of Recent Growth in Bargaining Units and Representation Efforts in Higher Education Membership Required

  • City University of New York, Hunter College (NY)

This article analyzes data accumulated during the first three quarters of 2016 regarding completed and pending questions of representation involving faculty and student employees in higher education. It is part ...

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The relationship between corporate social responsibility, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment: Case of Pakistani higher education Membership Required

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Despite significant economic and social importance, corporate social responsibility in Pakistan has not been examined extensively yet. Many universities in the globe have also incorporated this corporate concept into their ...

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Benchmarking presidents’ compensations in institutions of higher education relative to sustainability and other institutional practices Membership Required

  • Rowan University (NJ)

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the strategic effects of academic institutional factors including environmental, social, and economic sustainability indices on the compensation of the president of ...

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Sustainable Behavior: Study Engagement and Happiness among University Students in South Korea Membership Required

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationships among sustainable behavior, study engagement, and happiness. The participants were 202 undergraduate students. The present study used structural equation ...


Inspiration and Hope for Campus Sustainability Change Agents Login Required

  • Georgetown University (DC)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Intentional Endowments Network (MA)

You know those feelings you get after attending the AASHE annual conference and other sustainability conferences – inspiration, motivation, a sense of belonging, perhaps even giddy to return to campus to ...

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Campus Connections: Sustainability and Wellness Membership Required

  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

Wellness is an important aspect of any sustainability movement. A focus at colleges and universities on social aspects of sustainability, such as wellness, leads to collaboration and partnerships that are ...

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Sustaining Ourselves - A Collaborative Retreat for Sustainability Professionals Membership Required

  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)
  • Hamline University (MN)
  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Join us in discovering how a model of stepping away from our various institutions, discovering common challenges and building cross-institution relationships helps us sustain ourselves. The planning team from the ...

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Galvanizing Gaia: A Social Incubator for Women Leaders and Innovators Membership Required

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Two ecopreneurship professors create a supportive context for women sustainability entrepreneurs and campus program innovators to move from idea to action with their regenerative project ideas. This dynamic half-­day ...

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Women in Sustainability Network Membership Required

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Come join us to build a collaborative network, share synergy, and catalyze collaboration. Who this session is for: Administrators, faculty, and program leaders concerned with innovation, gender equity, and social ...

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Sustainability Officers: The Dream, The Sometimes Harsh Reality, The Reasons You Want Us on Your Leadership Team Membership Required

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (MD)

In 2015, we recognized an urgent need to capture and communicate the stories of campus sustainability officers - whose many hats, skills and unique abilities are often not realized by the ...

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Sustainability in Higher Education Retirement Plans. Membership Required

  • Green Retirement, Inc.

Higher education institutions are critical in advancing sustainability. Given the threat of climate change to human health and wellbeing, sustainability must permeate all aspects of an institution's fabric. A ...

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Inspiring Change: Campus Mission and the Living Building Challenge Membership Required

  • Hampshire College (MA)
  • Bruner/Cott Architects (MA)
  • Integrated Eco Strategy
  • International Living Future Institute (WA)

The RW Kern Center is designed to embody Hampshire College's mission of fostering positive change in the world, as well as to meet the Living Building Challenge. This session ...

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Campus Farms and Gardens: Laboratories for Building Change Agents Membership Required

  • North Cascades Institute (WA)

As climate change realities imbue a desire for tangible action in university students, interest in sustainable food systems is increasing at an incredible pace. As many as 1/3 of ...

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Is it 'Socially Sustainable' if no one Hears About It?_x009d_: Living Wage Policies, Practices, and Adoption in Higher Education Membership Required

  • Saint Joseph's University (PA)

Concern for the rights and dignity of workers have fueled growing calls for laws either increasing the minimum wage or adopting a living wage scheme. In lieu of wage legislation ...

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Preparing Students for Life Beyond the Campus through Integrative Learning and Employability Coaching Membership Required

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Pressure is mounting for colleges to graduate students in four years with jobs. As professionals in higher education, how do we help students turn content into currency? The answer: integrative ...

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The Role of Biophilic Design in Supporting the Student Athlete Membership Required

  • Liberty University (VA)
  • VMDO Architects, PC (VA)

Biophilic design can enhance well-being, support physical performance, and expedite healing. These outcomes are particularly nourishing for student athletes - who experience intensive physical wear and tear as well as emotional ...

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Overcoming Superhero Syndrome Membership Required

  • GreenerU (MA)

When sustainability pros see a problem, our unique mixture of self-efficacy, personal responsibility, and influential competency often mean that we take the problem head-on. And that other problem. And all ...

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Is Everybody Present? Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and a Creative Curriculum to Teach Sustainability, Healthful Eating, and Stress Reduction Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

Mindfulness based training and practice is an effective tool promoting resilience, positive health outcomes and awareness of those around us and connection to all living things. This sustainable approach reinforces ...

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Healthy Materials: Agents of Change Membership Required

  • Bruner/Cott Architects (MA)

Building materials can create adverse effects in built and natural environments. In addition to depleting natural resources and causing pollution, certain materials expose us to harmful chemicals. Advocating for transparency ...

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Agentic educators for a sustainable future: Hopeful voices from the field Membership Required

  • Manhattanville College (NY)

At last year's AASHE conference, representatives of a band of autoethnographic researchers presented a case study in which conference participants explored the ways in which theories of collective hope ...

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Student wellbeing : handbook and practical tools to help French campuses Membership Required

  • Graines de Changement

In 2012, the network Campus Responsables concluded a partnership to display interactive plays within campuses regarding studend alcohol consumption. In 2013, the network published a practical guide about stutent wellbeing ...

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Sustainability, Dignity and Higher Education Membership Required

  • Widener University (PA)

Sustainability discourse in higher education seldom considers human dignity as an institutional objective or a means to achieve it. Dignity embodies subjects as diverse as health care, imprisonment, privacy, education ...

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Creating Conscious Cultures through Mindfulness Membership Required

  • Princeton University (NJ)

Better known for its ability to benefit people personally, mindfulness is increasingly being linked to encouraging sustainable behaviors that could lead to more conscious, compassionate cultures. Participants will learn why ...

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Verdant, Active, Elder-Centered Climate Resilience: Climate-Hardy Community Building For All, Via Senior Centered Programming Membership Required

  • Maryville College (TN)

American communities lag in efforts to respond to climate change stressors, with large gaps found in programs targeting a growing, vulnerable population - the elderly. Expected to nearly double in their ...

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Sustainability at Work: careers that make a difference Membership Required

  • Routledge

Building upon the SURF Framework developed by the author, this presentation explains how people in a plethora of sectors can have impact on the quadruple bottom line: environment, economy, society ...

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Building a Sustainable Food Future: The BCFN Youth Manifesto Membership Required

  • Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition

The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Foundation strives to give voice to an international network of young researchers who are working to create a more sustainable and equitable ...

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Consolidating the foundation of sustainable solutions: Rice University's Environmental Science program Membership Required

  • Rice University (TX)

To address environmental challenges new generations are required not only to have a solid scientific or technological basis, but to propose sustainable solutions. We often look at sustainable solutions as ...

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Bikes@Naz: A Sustainable Wellness Program Membership Required

  • Nazareth College (NY)

Bikes@Naz is one of the best Bike Share programs in the country. With over 60 bicycles, we also have one of the largest programs. Bikes@Naz was founded on ...

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Embodying Tao in the ‘Restorative University’ Membership Required

  • Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Schumacher College

This paper proposes a new generative metaphor, the ‘Restorative University’ which embodies an associated Taoist human–nature narrative. It aims to counter what is contextualized here as the bio-cultural disconnection ...

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Campus prosociality as a sustainability indicator Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • University of Maine (ME)

Purpose - Prosociality may in part determine sustainability behavior. Prior research indicates that pro-environmental behavior correlates with prosocial attitudes, and separately, that prosociality correlates with social support in homes and communities ...

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Struggling to Serve at the Nation’s Richest University Membership Required

  • Harvard University (MA)

A New York Times article about the 2016 university dining hall workers' strike at Harvard University. Employees were dissatisfied with a health insurance increase in the face of low wages ...

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Food Insecurity Among University of California Employees Membership Required

Executive Summary The University of California (UC) is the third largest employer in the State of California. It comprises ten campuses, five medical centers, and three national laboratories, all of ...

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Safety Advancement Program Membership Required

  • Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (IN)

CSHEMA’s Safety Advancement Program is designed to help colleges, universities, and other campus environments assess and address health and safety performance. At the core of the Safety Advancement Program ...


Hunger on Campus: The Challenge of Food Insecurity for College Students Membership Required

  • Student Public Interest Research Group (IL)
  • Student Government Resource Center (MA)
  • College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA) (MI)

This report, based on a survey of nearly 3,800 college students in United States, finds that nearly half of the students surveyed were food insecure and 22% qualified as ...

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Sustainability Matters in the Battle for Talent Membership Required

This Harvard Business Review article describes a survey conducted by Bain & Company showing that "sustainability is an increasingly important factor in attracting and managing talent." Roughly two-thirds of 750 ...

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Well-Being and Higher Education: A Strategy for Change and the Realization of Education's Greater Purposes Membership Required

The newest release from Bringing Theory to Practice, Well-Being and Higher Education, explores the multiple connections of well-being to higher education and why those connections matter—for the individual lives ...

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Get Healthy! ACG Health & Wellness Center Membership Required

  • The American College of Greece (Aghia Paraskevi)

The ACG Health & Wellness Center offers Health Services, Wellness Coaching. Its Mission is based on the truth that lies in the idea of balancing the mind, body and spirit ...


American College of Greece Athletics Membership Required

  • The American College of Greece (Aghia Paraskevi)

A heated, Olympic size, eight lane swimming pool affords a breathtaking view of the mountain, soccer field, Aghia Paraskevi, and city of Athens. During the winter, the pool is enclosed ...


Fitness Center Membership Required

  • The American College of Greece (Aghia Paraskevi)

Making time for exercise is easy at The American College of Greece. With multi-purpose rooms, easily accessible workout equipment, class schedules and operating hours scheduled into the evening, the entire ...


Seattle University Wellbeing & Work Initiatives Membership Required

  • Seattle University (WA)

The LiVE (Lead, Inspire, Value, and Enrich) wellness program at Seattle University is designed to reward employees for taking the small steps that lead to healthy habits. Employees can earn ...

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Transylvania University Big Green Get Around Membership Required

  • Transylvania University (KY)

Faculty, staff and students participated in a variety of low or no-carbon activities during Transylvania University's Big Green Get Around

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Columbia University Bike-Share Program Membership Required

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Zagster (MA)

Columbia recognizes the many benefits of bicycle travel and is continuing its efforts towards growing bike culture as part of the University’s commitment to a healthy and sustainable Columbia ...

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FIU - Wellbeing & Work, 2016 Sustainable Campus Index image submittal Membership Required

  • Florida International University (FL)

Empower is a new recognition program launched in fall 2015 at Florida International University that provides instant peer recognition to employees who provide excellent service, demonstrate an FIU core value ...

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SMC - Wellbeing & Work (SCI Index) Membership Required

  • Saint Mary's College of California (CA)

The Legacy Garden is a space on campus where both students and employees visit and volunteer. The 3,200 lbs of produce produced annually is entirely consumed by students and ...

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Doctorate of Public Health in Environmental & Occupational Health

  • George Washington University (DC)

The goal of the EOH DrPH program is to prepare students for advanced level professional work in research, policy, and program design and administration in the field of Environmental and ...

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MPH in Global Environmental Health

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Mission of the Global Environmental Health MPH program – a joint program between the Departments of Global Health and Environmental and Occupational Health – is to educate individuals who are committed ...

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MPH in Environmental Health Science and Policy

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Mission of the Environmental Health Science and Policy MPH program is to educate individuals who are committed to public health protection to apply critical analytic skills to the development ...

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Environmental Compliance Assistance Guide for Colleges and Universities Membership Required

  • Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) (VA)
  • Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (IN)

This second edition of Environmental Compliance Assistance Guide for Colleges and Universities updates the key environmental rules and regulations affecting physical surroundings of our campuses. Facilities and campus safety professional ...

  • Posted 7 months ago
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Sustainable Happiness, Living Campus, and Wellbeing for All Membership Required

  • Dawson College (QC)
  • Cape Breton University (NS)

There is a definite and heartening movement afoot in many education circles. The widespread recognition that formal education is destined for sweeping changes begins with redefining its very purpose. This ...

  • Posted 8 months ago
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Improving the High-Rise Life Membership Required

  • Rice University (TX)

Our paper analyzed various "green" methods for a hypothetical future dorm on Rice University's campus in Houston, Texas. The cumulation of a semester's work, this project delved into ...

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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).

Wellbeing & Work Partners

Delta M Incorporated

Milton, ON
Business Affiliate
Delta M provides improved air quality within your current capital outlay - our filters cost the same as other quality filters on the market, but with added features that improves the air you breathe and diverts 100% of filter waste from landfills.

Fairware Promotional Products Ltd

Vancouver, BC
Business Affiliate
Fairware is the leading provider of sustainable and ethically sourced promotional products and event merchandise.

Fit for Green Inc.

Mission Viejo, CA
Business Affiliate
Fit for Green actively engages people across all 3 pillars of sustainability during exercise. They are a provider of specialized commercial gym equipment.

SCA

Philadelphia, PA
Business Affiliate
SCA is a leading global hygiene products company that develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Tork, a global brand of SCA, is a market leader and committed partner to customers in over 100 countries.