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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Avoiding Chemical Flame Retardants on Campus

  • Harvard University (MA)

Harvard University’s Sustainability Plan, created in partnership with faculty, students, and staff, is rooted in a sustainable development vision focused on enhancing community and individual well-being within and across ...


USF “Share-A-Bull” Bicycle-Share Program

  • University of South Florida (FL)

Deployed a smart bike-sharing program with 100 GPS enabled bikes, multiple bicycle parking stations, and a mobile phone app to facilitate locating, reserving and returning bikes. With this program, USF ...


University of Toronto Community Connects With Nature

  • University of Toronto (ON)

Many people think that to explore nature you need to get in a car and drive for an hour. For U of T staff and students, it was a 15-minute ...


The Unintended Consequences of Changes in Beverage Options and the Removal of Bottled Water on a University Campus

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Objectives. We investigated how the removal of bottled water along with a minimum healthy beverage requirement affected the purchasing behavior, healthiness of beverage choices, and consumption of calories and added ...


PACES: A Physical Activity Campus Environmental Supports Audit on University Campuses

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Kansas State University (KS)
  • Purdue University (IN)
  • South Dakota State University (SD)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • East Carolina University (NC)
  • University of Rhode Island (RI)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • West Virginia University (WV)
  • University of Maine (ME)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Purpose. This study evaluated the policy and built and recreation environmental supports for physical activity on 13 university campuses.

Design. Environmental audit survey.

Setting. Thirteen U.S. universities, 2009.

Subjects ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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Evaluation of the Food Store Environment on and Near the Campus of 15 Postsecondary Institutions

  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Tuskegee University (AL)
  • Kansas State University (KS)
  • Purdue University (IN)
  • South Dakota State University (SD)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Central Office (NJ)
  • Syracuse University (NY)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)
  • Michigan State University (MI)
  • West Virginia University (WV)
  • University of Maine (ME)

Purpose. This study evaluated the food stores on and near postsecondary campuses varying in institutional size.

Design. The design of the study is an environmental audit survey.

Setting. Fifteen U ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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Menu Psychology to Encourage Healthy Menu Selections at a New Jersey University

  • Montclair State University (NJ)

The objective of this research was to investigate whether merchandizing strategies could encourage college students to make healthy foodservice menu selections. Two hundred sixty-six Montclair State University, New Jersey, students ...

  • Posted April 28, 2016
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Job Market Sees Growing Demand For Sustainability Managers

Way back before the turn of the century (when we partied like it was 1999), I could count the number of real "sustainability managers" on my fingers and toes and ...

  • Posted April 15, 2016
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Voluntary Simplicity and Consumerism Discussion Activity

  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)

Active, personally relevant learning is at the heart of an effective education. This

discussion activity takes participants through a process of exploring sustainability

through small group discussion and personal reflection ...

  • Posted April 13, 2016
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Faculty, Staff, and Adjunct Salary Database

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (DC)

This interactive database gives you key data and insights on faculty, staff, and adjunct pay at more than 5,000 colleges and universities.

Explore Chronicle Data today and get industry-wide ...


Bicycle Friendly University Program

  • League of American Bicyclists (DC)

The Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for students, staff and visitors. Specifically, it evaluates applicants’ efforts to ...


A New Course: How Innovative University Programs Are Reducing Driving on Campus and Creating New Models for Transportation Policy

Universities and colleges across the country are taking steps to encourage their communities, students, faculty and staff to decrease their reliance on personal vehicles. These efforts are working well – saving ...

  • Posted March 29, 2016
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Academic Freedom in the 21st-Century College and University: Academic Freedom for All Faculty and Instructional Staff

This statement by the American Federation of Teachers responds to ongoing political attacks on higher education faculty and staff as well as the increasing reliance on contingent faculty who have ...

  • Posted March 12, 2016
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Fairness & Equity: Standards of Good Practice in the Employment of Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty

American Federation of Teachers' quality standards for the employment of part-time/adjunct faculty in colleges and universities. The report outlines a coordinated program to improve the financial and professional circumstances ...

  • Posted March 12, 2016
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There Is No Excuse for How Universities Treat Adjuncts

Students are paying higher tuition than ever. Why can’t more of that revenue go to the people teaching them?

  • Posted March 12, 2016
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Con Job: Stories of Adjunct & Contingent Labor

  • The College of Saint Rose (NY)
  • Posted March 12, 2016
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Indispensable But Invisible: A Report on the Working Climate of Non-Tenure Track Faculty at George Mason University

  • George Mason University (VA)

According to institutional data, during the 2012-2013 academic year, adjunct and other

contingent faculty made up 71 percent of the total faculty at George Mason University. Like

contingent faculty at ...

  • Posted March 11, 2016
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Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education

In the last twenty years, higher education in the United States has been eroded by massive reliance on temporary academic labor—professors without tenure or the prospect of tenure, paid ...

  • Posted March 11, 2016
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The Politics of Contingent Academic Labor

  • American University (DC)

The alarming stories from adjunct faculty, who now comprise a majority of higher-education teachers nationally, share troubling commonalities. The frustrations are financial, personal, and professional. In decades past, most adjunct ...

  • Posted March 11, 2016
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Living Wage Calculator

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

The Living Wage Calculator (U.S.) was first created in 2004 by Dr. Amy K. Glasmeier at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The living wage model is an alternative measure ...


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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Transforming Sustainability Education through Mindfulness, Movement, and Creativity

  • Portland State University (OR)

This workshop will share how we have implemented contemplative practices (including meditation/mindfulness, body movement, visualization, and creativity) within student sustainability leadership programs. In addition, the session will be experiential ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Stressed Out? Sustainability and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (IL)

We will examine how Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training can be a powerful tool for enhancing both the well-being of everyone on campus and sustainability education. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transforming Student Leadership in Sustainability through Integrative Learning

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

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

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Achieving Sustainability-related Employment- How School of Sustainability at ASU achieves success in employment for graduates.

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The desired end result is career employment for graduates with degrees in sustainability. Yet we continually hear that green jobs and opportunities are limited and stagnant at best. At the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Creating a Health Culture at NAU: How Partnership Between Campus Dining and Health Promotion Leads to Interdepartmental Success

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Northern Arizona University, located in Flagstaff, Arizona, is host to 20,000 students, with over 8,900 who live on campus. To keep students involved and engaged in campus activities ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integration and Application of Sustainability Projects within Health Sciences: Facilitating Sustainability and Systems Education

  • University of Utah (UT)

Engaging underserved populations in sustainability issues is a challenge that cuts across disciplines. For Health Sciences it is particularly challenging, as it is a matter often seen as outside the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Women in Sustainability Network (2015)

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Who this session is for: Administrators, faculty, and program leaders concerned with innovation, gender equity, and social justice, including women in the field of sustainability who want to share our ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Including Mental and Physical Wellness in the Sustainability Model

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

It is unique to include 'wellness' as a component of sustainability. This presentation will describe the visual model we have been using at Bemidji State University since 2009. In this ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability in the Workplace: Integrating Sustainability into the Curriculum of Human Resources and Industrial Relations

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Organizations throughout the world are shifting to sustainable practices. They recognize that their long-term success depends not only on their economic performance, but also on their social and environmental performance ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Student Summit Closing - Leading an Impact Life: Landing a Green Job and Speaking Truth to Power

  • Bard College (NY)
  • AASHE (PA)

How can I get a job saving the planet? Keynote speaker Dr. Eban Goodstein will detail a strategy on how to build the sustainability career you want, in the place ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Old Dogs, New Tricks: Lessons Learned While Shifting Roles In The Higher Education Sustainability World

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • Gonzaga University (WA)

Sustainability in higher education continues to grow as a career, academic pursuit, and institutional priority. As more schools hire and retain sustainability professionals to coordinate programs, incumbents for new or ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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What should a Specialty Certification for Higher Educational Sustainability Practitioners look like?

  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (OR)

This highly interactive session is focused on collecting input from participants on a specialty certification for a sustainability practitioner in higher education. The session will begin with an overview of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Healthy Green Campus: Using Evidence Based Approaches to Integrate Health and Well-being into Campus Sustainability

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Silent Spring Institute (MA)

The latest research in sustainable development is focused on human health and well-being as a driving force of holistic sustainability efforts, and Harvard University sees this as a critical topic ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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EcoLeaders Community Supports Student Sustainability Projects & Helps Build Career Skills to be Competitive in the Workforce

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

National Wildlife Federation's EcoLeaders Initiative is a sustainability leadership certification program for college students. EcoLeaders features the first web-based community to provide students with the virtual space to initiate ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Self care for sustainability leaders: Insightful perspectives and innovative practices

  • Portland State University (OR)

A shift toward a more connected, collaborative, and relational way of leading for sustainability requires leaders who can sustain themselves in the midst of challenging work. Self care involves slowing ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Self-Care, Resiliency and Emotional Intelligence Into Your Sustainability Career and Advocacy

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Sustainability issues have reached a critical peak of importance. We need all hands on deck to address the urgent goals of environmental justice by utilizing the best political and personal ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Professional Skills in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The practice of professional sustainability requires critical competencies that focus on teamwork, communication, project management and stakeholder engagement. A one-credit hour course which highlights these critical professional competencies in sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Officers: The Dream, The Sometimes Harsh Reality, The Reasons You Want Us on Your Leadership Team (Video Shoot!)

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Vanishing budgets, departmental silos, outdated policies, lack of training, lack of access to decision-makers, skewed perceptions of what our jobs entail sustainability officers face serious challenges in the highly dynamic ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Developing Sustainability Leaders - Skills and Experiences from a Leadership Development Program for Graduate Students

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In this workshop participants will both experience and learn about a cutting-edge leadership development program for graduate students. The Boreas Leadership Program, at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities's ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability meets employability: developing career readiness skills in our students

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

At the University of South Carolina we've developed a high impact coaching program for students to develop skills employers seek, while working on projects to further the impact of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Rise and Shine Yoga

  • AASHE (PA)

Join Crystal Simmons, a certified yoga instructor, for 45 minutes of light stretching and meditation to center you in your day ahead. This session includes postures for gently awakening the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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ISSP - International Society of Sustainability Professionals - Networking

  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (OR)

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) Networking Meeting is a chance for ISSP members to gather and exchange information. It is also an opportunity of AASHE conference attendees that ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Life After College: Speed Networking with Peers and Graduates

  • Macalester College (MN)

This networking event will allow students to build relationships with peers and small groups of recent graduates. Participants will first ask predetermined conversation starters regarding their own work or interests ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Connecting Health and Sustainability at Macalester College

  • Macalester College (MN)

Typically health and sustainability are considered separate topics at colleges with separate missions and staff. This presentation will highlight how the Sustainability Office and wellness staff have collaborated at Macalester ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Pre conference Officer's Workshop - Leadership Essentials - Strategic Planning

  • Stanford University (CA)

This workshop will focus on one of the key leadership and professional development skills - strategic planning. 'Strategic direction' is referred to as directions to position an organization to be successful ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Storytelling: The Buzzword That Can Actually Get You A Job

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

Your last year of school looms ahead, perhaps even that dreaded G word in May. All those times your advisors tried to convince you to follow their career path, or ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Degrees to Careers: A Case Study on How Letting Students Work with Professionals Prepares them for Life After Graduation

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In the Spring of 2014, a group of students from various disciplines at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities partook in the DOE Challenge Home Student Design Competition. Throughout the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integrating sustainability education and workforce development: filling the gaps in research and education

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The green economy remains a poorly defined and it remains unclear what a green economy would look like. The most optimistic outlooks argue that it will be built on a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Revisioning Development of Professional Skills in Graduate University Programs

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Within the pedagogical community, a problem exists about how to train specialists who are academically qualified and creative, and how to provide students with more opportunities to develop a broader ...

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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

Veritiv

Sandy Springs, GA
Business Supporter

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.

Essity Professional Hygiene North America LLC

Neenah, WI
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.

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.