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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Humboldt Bike Share

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

Photo shows bicycles that are a part of the newly relaunched community bike share program, which is a partnership between Humboldt State University, the City of Arcata, and Tandem Mobility ...

  • Posted Sept. 10, 2021
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UC Berkeley Student Engagement and Community

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Students at the Iconic UC Berkeley Sather Gate

  • Posted Sept. 10, 2021
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UC Berkeley Staff Focusing on Wellbeing and Health in the Workplace

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Staff wellbeing practices during COVID.

  • Posted Sept. 10, 2021
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Warrior Food Distribution

  • California State University Stanislaus (CA)

Warrior Food Distribution, a collaboration between the Stanislaus State chapter of the California Faculty Association (CFA), Student Affair's Warrior Food Pantry, and our community partner, the United Samaritans Foundation ...


UC Berkeley Staff Focusing on Wellbeing and Health in the Workplace

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

UC Berkeley offers a range of wellness programs that support staff and faculty well-being through nutritional, ergonomic, young mother and other types of programs. That includes healthy catering programs, exercise ...


University of Queensland Wellbeing at work

  • University of Queensland (QLD)

UQ yoga class on campus


Equipping Students for Lives of Impact

  • Davidson College (NC)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Trust (MA)

As a community of practice, sustainability professionals sometimes forget the driving mission of higher education institutions. By helping students to develop skills of change agency and to discern their own ...

  • Posted Sept. 3, 2021
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Campus Sustainability Month Tips 2021

  • AASHE (PA)

This document gives some helpful tips to get started on planning events throughout Campus Sustainability Month.


Monarch Nursery Program

  • Dawson College (QC)

The flowers of the Dawson College Ecological Peace Garden and naturalized rooftops are part of a nectar corridor for monarchs flying over Montreal. College students and staff have been rearing ...


UCCS Food Next Door | Farm Subscription Program

  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

The Food Next Door Farm Subscription Program at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was created to support community food security and literacy. Through the program, a participant buys a subscription ...


Working with Vulnerable Communities on Climate Action through Nonformal Higher Education and Peacebuilding

  • Salisbury University (MD)
  • University of Cambridge
  • M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence (NY)

Nonformal higher education provides an avenue to bypass the rigidity of hierarchical structures and prescribed norms within formal education, which offers opportunities to assist marginalized communities with climate action through ...

  • Posted July 7, 2021
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2020 Sustainable Career Panel Series: Public Service

  • Villanova University (PA)

This panel series highlights the amazing work Villanova alumni are doing to create a sustainable future for all of us. The Public Service panel features: Mike Garland, Director of Environmental ...

  • Posted June 10, 2021
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Redefining Environmental Aesthetics at Emory University

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Herbicide Free Campus (CA)

Emory defines sustainability as relating to the quality of life, emphasizing the necessity of community health, wellbeing, and happiness. In approaching sustainability, Emory has created a comprehensive strategy to foster ...


President's Sustainability Research Fellowship 20-21: Climate Community

  • Swarthmore College (PA)

The 2020-2021 President's Sustainability Research Fellowship Climate Community project was conducted by Martin Tomlinson '23 and Maya Tipton '23 over the 2020-2021 Academic Year. The purpose of Climate Community ...


Addressing Food and Housing Security among NC State University Students

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

Since February 2018, when a report on student hunger and homelessness on NC State University's campus was released, the campus community has generated increased resources for students, conducted ongoing ...


Project Reach, Reclaim, Revive

  • Seneca College (ON)

Guided by academic advisors and business experts, student leaders of Enactus Canada create and implement community empowerment projects and business ventures in their communities. This experiential learning platform helps students ...


Toward a Healthy and Environmentally Sustainable Campus Food Environment: A Scoping Review of Postsecondary Food Interventions

  • University of Waterloo (ON)

Interventions are urgently needed to transform the food system and shift population eating patterns toward those consistent with human health and environmental sustainability. Postsecondary campuses offer a naturalistic setting to ...


Student food insecurity and the social equity pillar of campus sustainability

  • University of Kansas (KS)

Abstract Purpose

College and university campuses serve as a vital test bed for sustainability solutions of various types. To date, though, campus sustainability efforts have focused more on the environmental ...


Impact of a University Environmental Sustainability Strategy on Employees

  • University of Waterloo (ON)

The ever-growing trend of campus sustainability, coupled with pressure from external stakeholders (competitor actions, government regulations, etc.) induces organizations to adopt sustainability and its triple bottom line framework to enhance ...


What Can Decolonial and Abolitionist Critiques Teach the Field of Higher Education?

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

In this article, I offer a critical reading of the higher education field-imaginary and its orienting assumptions, inspired by decolonial and abolitionist critiques. These critiques identify the constitutive and ongoing ...


Terrarium Building at Oregon State

  • Oregon State University-Cascades Campus (OR)

Students, staff, and faculty built Terrariums.

  • Posted April 29, 2021
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Bull's Cycle Challenge

  • University of South Florida St. Petersburg (FL)
  • University of South Florida (FL)

April is here and it is time to enjoy the amazing Florida weather on a BIKE!!

The Office of sustainability, Student Government and The Student Green Energy Fund (SGEF), at ...

  • Posted April 21, 2021
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North Texas Food Policy Alliance

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

What are Food Policy Councils/Alliances? The first Food Policy Council started 30 years ago in the city of Knoxville. In the last decade Food Policy Councils (also called food ...

  • Posted April 21, 2021
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Mindfulness for Alleviating Climate Anxiety

  • Santa Fe College (FL)
  • AASHE (PA)

During the pandemic, many of us working remotely have experienced zoom fatigue, isolation, body aches and general exhaustion. A great way to feel relaxed yet energized is through the practice ...

  • Posted April 15, 2021
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Organizational Happiness Dimensions as a Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals: A Prospective Study in Higher Education Institutions in Chile, Colombia and Spain

  • Universidad de Alicante
  • Universidad Tecnológica De Bolívar
  • Universidad de Atacama

The aim of this study is to reveal the perception of current and future organizational happiness in the context of higher education institutions (HEIs) in a cross-national study, to reveal ...

  • Posted April 8, 2021
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Sustaining a Community Garden

  • Palo Alto University (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

In 2016, Palo Alto College launched a survey campaign to identify the most pressing issues for student retention and learning. The results showed that one of the most pressing issues ...

  • Posted March 10, 2021
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Anti-Racism in Higher Education: A Model for Change

  • Azusa Pacific University (CA)

Racism continues to persist in higher education and traditional diversity initiatives that focus only on support resources and tolerance training continue to fall short in making lasting change on college ...

  • Posted Feb. 22, 2021
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Mindfulness in education for sustainable development to nurture socioemotional competencies: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Comillas Universidad Pontificia (Madrid)

Adhering to the basic principles of transformative learning in education for sustainable development, socioemotional competencies are fundamental for the promotion of sustainability; however, they are difficult to nurture. There is ...


Health-Related Education for Sustainability: Public Health Workforce Needs and the Role of Higher Education

  • Deakin University
  • University of Melbourne (Victoria)

Public health practitioners have important roles to play in addressing environmental sustainability imperatives that have an impact on human health. Yet, to date, the extent to which practitioners are willing ...


Work Environment (MS)

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

The Master of Science in Work Environment program provides training and research on the identification, characterization and control of chemical, physical, psychosocial and biological risks associated with work environments as ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Work Environment (PhD)

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

The Doctor of Science in Work Environment program provides training and research on the identification, characterization and control of chemical, physical, psychosocial and biological risks associated with work environments as ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Cleaner Production/Pollution Prevention (ScD)

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

In Clean Production, the goal is to create a cradle-to-cradle process with minimal negative impact and maximum positive impact on human health and the environment. Cleaner Production Processes conserve raw ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2020
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Environmental Health Science (BS)

  • Clarkson University (NY)

The environmental health science major curriculum is a four-year program offered through Clarkson's Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE). Environmental Health Science majors have access to state-of-the-art equipment and ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 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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Methods and Effects of Mechanical Ventilation, Ultraviolet Light and Bipolar Ionization on Airborne and Surface Borne Pathogens

  • Evolution Energy Partners (PA)

The advent of SARS-CoV-2, the strain of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, has changed the way building owners and operators must look at treating the air in their buildings. In ...

  • Posted Oct. 23, 2020
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Lafayette College Sustainable Food Loop

  • Lafayette College (PA)

LaFarm is a sustainability initiative at the College and the cornerstone of the Lafayette College Sustainable Food Loop.

Our mission is to integrate curriculum and practice in sustainable food and ...


Universite Laval - Photo of a discussion on campus

  • Universite Laval (QC)

There is multiple place to hang out on campus while being outside. The balance of inside and outside education is very important. Our community cherish the space and take multiple ...


Universite Laval wellbeing place to study outside

  • Universite Laval (QC)

The wellbeing committee have integrated comfort space to study outside for the student and to work for the university staff. During winter, the comfort space will be moving inside various ...


Santa Clara University Bike to Work Day

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

SCU faculty and staff have participated in Silicon Valley's Bike to Work Day since 2015! In partnership with Human Resources, and Parking & Transportation, the Center for Sustainability hosts ...


Nova Scotia Community College - Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ Program (RHFAC)

  • Nova Scotia Community College (NS)

In 2018, Nova Scotia Community College partnered with the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) to offer an Accessibility Assessor training course, making NSCC one of only two institutions in Canada to ...


Elon University - ABC framework for a mentally healthy Elon

  • Elon University (NC)

In 2019, Elon University President Connie Ledoux Book announced that the University had adopted Act-Belong-Commit (ABC) as its framework to promote a campus-wide culture of holistic wellbeing and positive mental ...


The American College of Greece - A sustainable campus!

  • The American College of Greece (Aghia Paraskevi)

A selection of photos from The American College of Greece main campus, depicting the campus sustainable grounds, interaction of students with green technology as well as wellness areas!


Combating Incivility, Harassment, and Sexual Assault in Environmental Fields and Fieldwork

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (MD)

Increased attention on the pervasiveness of harassment and assault in the daily professional lives of women and men calls for open dialogue and institutional culture change, particularly around issues of ...

  • Posted Oct. 8, 2020
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San Jose State University - Housing Crisis Mitigation Plan photo

  • San Jose State University (CA)

SCI 2020 Housing Crisis Mitigation Plan photo submission


Scaling the Ladder: Engagement Programs as Tools for Sustainability

  • McGill University (QC)
  • AASHE (PA)

There is often tension between the focus on individual behavioral action and systemic change in sustainability circles. How do we encourage the small steps that engage community members on a ...

  • Posted Sept. 17, 2020
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COVID-19 and Sustainability Resources

  • Princeton University (NJ)

The Office of Sustainability has compiled this list of resources to support Princeton University students, faculty and staff as they navigate challenges related to sustainability and COVID-19 at this moment ...

  • Posted Sept. 11, 2020
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A Holistic Approach and Model for a Sustainable Food System

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

The Harvard Office for Sustainability (OFS) convened a multi-disciplinary committee of world-renowned faculty to translate their research into action on campus to create a more sustainable food system that contributes ...

  • Posted July 9, 2020
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Connecting Food Security, Community, and Sustainability

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Daytona College (FL)

At a time when college costs continue to climb considerably faster than general inflation and more students are facing food insecurity, tying food security to sustainability can show students the ...

  • Posted June 12, 2020
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Inside The New School's University Center: Students Foster Sustainable Behavior

  • The New School (NY)

A class of students from Parsons The New School for Design's School of Art, Media, and Technology spent a fall semester working on projects that build upon the sustainability ...

  • Posted May 28, 2020
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The HESFS for higher education funding, employment and sustainability

  • MEF University

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to develop a higher education funding and employment system that obviates barriers to sustainable development and helps engrain the notion of sustainability into ...

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.

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