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 Social Life of Smartphones Membership Required

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Our institution has taken a unique approach to education and outreach initiatives by deliberately highlighting the social aspects of sustainability, fostering the power of storytelling to elicit emotional responses in ...

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Plenary: Sustainability and Sound Membership Required

  • Brown University (RI)
  • Florida State University (FL)
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)

This plenary will provide a brief introduction to the emerging field of ecomusicology followed by a discussion of some key issues as they relate to higher education. The three expert ...

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The Intersection of Sustainability Education and the Job Market Membership Required

  • Lipscomb University (TN)
  • Footprint Talent (GA)

The Intersection of Sustainability Education and the Job Market session will educate university staff and students on what employers are looking for from recent sustainability graduates.

Eryn Emerich of Footprint ...

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Case Study in Building Sustainable Partnerships: Fair Trade Learning in Vieques, Puerto Rico Membership Required

  • University of Mount Union (OH)
  • Susquehanna University (PA)

Prescott College’s limited-residency Ph.D. program in Sustainability Education allows students to design and lead their second year fall residency. In order to enhance the experiential and transformative nature ...

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The Meatless Revolution: A Case Study of the Nation's First Vegan Dining Hall Membership Required

  • University of North Texas (TX)
  • Humane Society of the United States (MD)

College students are increasingly concerned about their health, the environment, and animal welfare. According to report by foodservice marketing research firm Technomic, 21 percent of college students limit their meat ...

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Somatics, Wellness, and Sustainability: Embedding the Concept of Sustainability Within the Physical Body Membership Required

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Much of the work towards sustainability is focused on reducing the actions of consumption on many levels. Natural resources, space, and food resources are several of the main areas of ...

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Pumping Kilowatts: A Look at Energy Efficiency in Fitness Centers Membership Required

  • Chapman University (CA)

Chapman University recently installed SportsArt’s Eco-Green cardio equipment in one of our residential fitness facilities. The SportsArt equipment captures kinetic energy and turns it into electrical energy that is ...

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Turning Your Passion Into a Paycheck Membership Required

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

Have you initiated or been part of a successful sustainability initiative on campus or in your community? Are you unsure about how your passion as a student leader translates into ...

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Growing the Sustainability Movement On Campus: How To Build Effective Student Groups and Learn Key Leadership Skills That Will Be Useful During and After College Membership Required

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

This workshop will provide hands-on tools and models for creating effective student groups on campus. The presenters will take students through essential building blocks of forming a new or redesigning ...

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Experiential Learning for MBAs in Sustainable Management Membership Required

  • Presidio Graduate School (CA)

Experiential learning is the process of learning from direct experience. Aristotle once said, "For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them ...

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Student Nanook Grown Garden Supports Sustainability Efforts on Campus Membership Required

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (AK)

Growing and eating “Alaskan Grown” has become a priority on the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF) campus. Facilities Services and the Office of Sustainability planted a vegetable garden outside the ...

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Sustainability Practicum: Making a Seamless Transition from Classroom to Career Membership Required

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)

Typically, the transition from classroom to career has been seen as the primary responsibility of the students themselves, perhaps with some support (if available) from student affairs and the ‘Career ...

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Story of Self: Defining Your Story to Connect to the Sustainability Movement and Advance Your Career Membership Required

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

Every person has taken their own path to develop passion and drive in the sustainability field or chosen career. In “Story of Self,” we will define and leverage each journey ...

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Sustainability & Measuring Happiness Membership Required

  • University of Calgary (AB)

There is global recognition for the need to champion better indicators of social well-being. The United Nations resolution, 'Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development', recognized that, “...the pursuit of ...

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Task Force Transforms Sustainable Strategies and Implementation For a Bicycle Friendly Campus Membership Required

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

A severe debt-service, a campus culture of parking pressures and contention, and a parking committee stagnated by budget pressures, all lead to the inaction on alternative transportation measures. Sustainability in ...

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Aggie Blue Bikes; How AmeriCorps Grants Can Bring Bicycle Lending to Your Campus Membership Required

  • Utah State University (UT)

Aggie Blue Bikes (ABB) is Utah State University’s (USU) premier bicycle lending, education and advocacy program; its mission is to get more people on more bikes, more often. Throughout ...

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Demystifying Bike Share: Explaining Current Systems, Options and Implementation Strategies Membership Required

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Universities, colleges, cities, and towns have been looking to bike share systems to encourage ridership and to reduce the barriers to entry for bicycle transportation. Currently the system options in ...

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Preventing Burnout in an Age of Permanent Crisis Membership Required

  • New York University (NY)

"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." -Audre Lorde

As we care for ourselves, we become more effective activists and ...

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Equity, Well-Being, and the Environment: Building New Programmatic Bridges Membership Required

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Healthy people working together across differences are critical to building a sustainable campus and community. Today there are new approaches on our campuses that simultaneously enhance the well-being and equity ...

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Campus as a Training Ground for Careers in Sustainability Membership Required

  • Duke University (NC)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)

In keeping with the theme of the conference, representatives from three universities (two private research universities and one land grant university) will present practiced and proven models for training students ...

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Breaking into the Sustainability and Higher Education Profession Membership Required

  • Northwestern University (IL)

After speaking with numerous sustainability coordinators and directors, it has become clear that this emerging field brings in creative, hardworking, and versatile professionals from varying backgrounds. This is both exciting ...

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Combining Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety Offices Membership Required

  • New Mexico State University, Grants (NM)

Environmental Health and Safety Office is the perfect department for Office of Sustainability to partner with. Cross campus collaboration in Facilities and Services is a natural fit for these two ...

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Green League: An Innovative Tool for Employee Learning & Engagement Membership Required

  • Michigan State University (MI)

This presentation will discuss the criteria and outcomes of a web-based game designed to engage foster a deeper understanding of sustainability for non-credit faculty and staff who are volunteer "environmental ...

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IGEN Career Pathways: Building Partnerships to Prepare Learners for High-Skill and High-Demand Green Jobs Membership Required

  • College of Lake County (IL)
  • Heartland Community College (IL)

Discover how the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) Career Pathways Initiative, a collaboration of 17 Illinois community colleges, will develop, share and implement more than 30 online-hybrid associate degrees and ...

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Achieving Sustainability Through Happiness Membership Required

  • University of Michigan (MI)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that, "We need a new economic paradigm that recognizes the parity between the three pillars of sustainable development. Social, economic and environmental well-being are ...

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The Role of Food Service Workers in Campus Sustainability Programs Membership Required

  • Occidental College (CA)
  • UNITE HERE (DC)

Higher education institutions are at the forefront of a movement to reform the food system by promoting sustainable practices at campus cafeterias and dining services.

Yet the central role of ...

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Sustainability Officers 1.0 to 2.0 Toolkit: Strategic and Sane Workload Management of People, Projects, and Programs on Your Campus Membership Required

  • Baylor University (TX)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • Santa Clara University (CA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

Sustainability staff are involved in many initiatives at a time, and often these are run in collaboration with multiple stakeholders. The Sustainability Office version 1.0 consisted of one staffer--it ...

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What if People Really Mattered? Designing a Socially Sustainable Workplace Membership Required

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH)
  • Kent State University (OH)
  • Maharishi University of Management (IA)
  • The Social Design Group (OH)

Workers and workplace systems have been viewed and treated as having instrumental value for organizations to date, rather than given recognition of the full measure of their intrinsic value. Most ...

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Preparing Students for the 21st century Green Workforce Membership Required

  • American Association of Community Colleges (DC)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Hosted by American Association of Community Colleges and AASHE, this workshop will highlight best practices, innovative partnerships and collaborative successes preparing community college students to build a green and sustainable ...

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Sustainability Officers Workshop: Leveraging Leadership for Campus Sustainability - Breakout Session 1 Membership Required

  • Unity College (ME)
  • Environmental Leadership Program

This workshop will focus on strengths-based leadership and systems thinking for the sustainability professional. Participants will map your own personal and professional strengths while considering how those strengths can move ...

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Mentoring Student Workers to Increase the Potential for Advancing Sustainability Membership Required

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Traditional mentorship models, similar to traditional internship models, often feature a top-down relationship with knowledge flowing in one direction. In this model a power structure is established that can make ...

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Embedding Sustainability Into the Collegiate Recreation Culture: the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association's Journey Forward Membership Required

  • Oregon State University (OR)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Sonoma State University (CA)
  • NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation (OR)

Within the past year, embedding sustainability throughout the collegiate recreation culture has emerged as a strategic initiative with the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). NIRSA is the leading resource ...

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A World Café on the professional challenges of working at the intersections of equity, environment, and economy Membership Required

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • McGill University (QC)

At the AASHE 2010 Conference, Julian Agyeman urged the audience to begin an important conversation about "Just Sustainability" on our campuses. He made a compelling case for the need to ...

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Collaborating with Campus Recreation Departments: How Students and Sustainability Directors Can Engage Campus Recreation in Sustainability Efforts Membership Required

  • Oregon State University (OR)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Sonoma State University (CA)
  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Campus recreation departments and student recreation centers have become one of the largest hubs for student activities on campuses in recent years. In addition to often serving 50-90% of the ...

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Sustainability Internship Programs: Strategies for Creating and Managing Successful Programs Membership Required

  • Connecticut College (CT)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • University of Arkansas (AR)

Sustainability Internship Programs (SIPs) foster unique opportunities to integrate rigorous academic experiences in campus operations, engage operational staff in the academic mission, enhance the capacity of campus sustainability staff, and ...

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Influencing the Culture of Sustainability through Campus Recreation Programs and Services Across North America Membership Required

  • Oregon State University (OR)
  • Sonoma State University (CA)

Sustainability is rapidly becoming an established factor in the construction and operation of recreational facilities on campuses everywhere. Whether implemented in the design and construction of new recreation centers or ...

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Powered By Sweat: Engaging Athletes and Campus Recreation in Meaningful, Incremental Steps Membership Required

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

Our campus does not have workout machines that generate electricity or charge an iPod. This presentation will explain why we're OK with that, and how we went beyond the ...

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Hiring a Sustainability Professional in Residence Life: How One Campus Made it Happen Membership Required

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

This innovative Residence Life department hired a full-time Sustainability Education Coordinator in 2007. After taking five years to understand the intricacies and possibilities of the position, this department would like ...

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Changing Your Paradigm - Choose With Purpose and Create Inclusive, Sustainable Environments Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

As one of the largest classrooms on campus, recreation centers have an impact on our environmental and social sustainability. By using three real-world case studies of significant purchasing choices, this ...

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Transitioning To Impact: From Classrooms To Careers In Sustainability Membership Required

  • Davidson College (NC)

This presentation introduces Davidson College's new Sustainability Scholars program and examines how it successfully transitions students from the classroom into sustainability careers. Sustainability Scholars are undergraduate students who address ...

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Re-envisioning Our Physical World to Fit Our Community's Needs Through the Use of Human Movement Membership Required

  • Delta College (MI)

Human movement can teach us about our physical world and present options for using our environment to fill our needs for teaching, learning, working, and engaging with our community. How ...

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Building Green Bridges: Sustainability Career Paths for Students in Higher Education Membership Required

  • Green Training Associates LLC

Students seeking sustainability careers need supporting processes, tools and resources to enable them to follow appropriate educational paths and prepare them with the competencies, qualifications and relevant degrees/certificates to ...

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Building Green Bridges: Sustainability Career Solutions Membership Required

  • Green Training Associates LLC

The poster represents the approach taken by the Sustainability Career Paths Initiative of New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) headed by Pam Sammarco, Green Training Associates, LLC and ...

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Body-Based Experiential Change for Cultural Sustainability Membership Required

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

This workshop is based on the understanding that earth, human bodies, & societies are living, breathing systems that influence each other. The sustainability movement so far has focused primarily on ...

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Meditation for Green Practitioners Membership Required

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

Our work, as stewards and advocates, taps a wide spectrum of mental and emotional energy. We use all available means to accomplish our goals, and must constantly devise new methods ...

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Monday Morning Yoga Membership Required

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

Morning Yoga led by Kate Yoshida in the Westin Bonaventure hotel, Tsubaki Room on the 12th floor.

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Tuesday Morning Yoga Membership Required

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

Morning Yoga led by Kate Yoshida at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Tsubaki Room, 12th Floor.

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Animal Free Dining: The University of North Texas' Success with an All Vegan Dining Hall Membership Required

  • University of North Texas (TX)

The presentation will focus on the essential tools needed to integrate animal free diet options into campus dining services. Topics will include partnerships between dining services and sustainability programs, the ...

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Green Experience to Green Career Membership Required

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

We have all had that amazing student who has worked so hard for their university on sustainable programming. Now, that student is a senior about to graduate into an economy ...

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Fostering a Local Food Procurement System: UVa Dining's Relationship with the Local Food Hub Membership Required

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Interest in local and sustainably produced food is at an all-time high on college campuses, as illustrated by the rising number of campus gardens and courses on local foodsheds. The ...

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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.

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.

Tork, an Essity brand

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.