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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Including Wellness in the Sustainability Model: A five-year case study

  • 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. My introduction ...

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The Role of Sustainability Offices in Career & Workforce Development

  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Connecticut College (CT)
  • The University of Georgia (GA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Sustainability offices are in a unique position on campus. With the ability to work across departmental boundaries of campus on sustainability initiatives, our offices can provide professional development opportunities for ...

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Philosophy, Blisters, Sustainability: Deep Thinking and Dirty Hands

  • Wright State University (OH)

The typical recruiter doesn’t use a line like, roll up your sleeves, come work on our campus to entice students to select their school but with an increased emphasis ...

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Constructed Places, Contemplation and Wellness

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Mindfulness and other contemplative practices are beginning to thrive in college classrooms and campuses across the country. The quest for health and wellness is a priority for students living in ...

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Next Steps to Becoming a Certified Sustainable Resource Management Professional

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

This meeting is designed as a follow-up to AASHE Professional Development webinar, "Becoming a Certified Sustainable Resource Management Professional, “scheduled for Wed., Oct. 22. It will welcome individuals attending the ...

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Strengthening Rural Community Health through Collaboration

  • Black Hills State University (SD)

Nestled in the northern Black Hills of South Dakota, Spearfish is a small town of about 10,000 and home to Black Hills State University (BHSU). BHSU is spearheading a ...

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Sustaining Self: Prioritizing Personal Well-Being

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

Sustainability professionals need to do a better job of taking care of themselves. Far too many in our field routinely push themselves to an emotional and physical limit, due largely ...

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Health Promotion: a vehicle for partnerships

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Public Health and Health Promotion on campus is uniquely positioned to partner and provide leadership on sustainability goals for higher education. Through a public health lens, we can offer support ...

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Advancing Student-Led Community-Based Health Equity Research: CPHE

  • Portland State University (OR)

Since 2009, the Community Partnership for Health and Equity (CPHE), an interdisciplinary group of students, faculty, and community leaders, has focused on promoting social sustainability in the Portland, OR metropolitan ...

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Preparing for the Real World: Kickstarting Your Sustainability Career Pathway

  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

While students will still have to determine the exact career they would like to pursue, and maybe pick out what they will wear on interview day, at the end of ...

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Food Bikes: Mobile Food That’s Low Capital, Low Footprint

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Food Bikery seeks to prove that food bikes are a safe, legal, low-capital, and low-footprint alternative to food trucks. In transitioning mobile food off of trucks and onto bicycles ...

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At the Intersection of Wellness and Sustainability is your Worksite

  • Lane Community College (OR)

This workshop will define the links between worksite wellness and sustainability. Employees spend a large portion of their daily lives at work. Workplace wellness is a key element in the ...

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Sustaining and Growing Yourself as a Professional in a Changing Workplace, Building a Community of Change

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)
  • Trust for Sustainable Development (BC)

The workshop is presented in two parts. Part one will briefly review the current research on workplace dynamics and gender roles. Participants will respond to a series of questions which ...

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A Student Learning-Centered Launch to a Healthy and Sustainable Campus Initiative at Woodbury University

  • Woodbury University (CA)

In fall of 2013, Woodbury University launched an initiative to make campus practices and culture measurably sustainable by AASHE STAR standards. Sustainability at Woodbury would be built within the university ...

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Reclaiming the Urban Forest for Food, Medicine and Ceremony: A Collaborative Process

  • Portland State University (OR)

American Indian and Alaska Native communities suffer from the highest rates of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease in the country. This project seeks to address the impact of colonization ...

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Galvanizing Gaia: A Social Incubator for Women Leaders and Innovators (2014)

  • 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 workshop ...

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Changing the Rules: How to Get Your Green Job

  • Bard College (NY)

The planet needs saving, and you need a job. What is your first step? Eban Goodstein, Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, will discuss getting started in a ...

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Practice! Applied Yoga for a Just and Sustainable World

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

Learning about the dire conditions of the world through sustainability studies can be an overwhelming and painful process for college students. For the past several years, I have been experimenting ...

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Using Health Care Funds to Support Employee CSAs and Food Education

  • Luther College (IA)

The college’s most recent health risk assessment found that 43% of employees do not eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Recognizing the positive health impacts associated with ...

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Pathways to Leadership: Sustainability & Career Development

  • Princeton University (NJ)

As college students increasingly aspire toward careers that allow them to make a difference in the world, campus sustainability programs are uniquely positioned to provide enduring student leadership and career ...

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Sustainability & Wellness Month: A replicable outreach campaign to encourage healthy, sustainable behaviors on campus.

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The University of Virginia’s Hoo’s Well wellness team partnered with the Office for Sustainability to develop an outreach campaign to encourage behavior changes that benefit people and the ...

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Want to be a Sustainability Professional? Lessons from Recent Graduate Sustainability Program Alumni & Experienced Professionals

  • Lipscomb University (TN)

Abstract: Due to the relatively recent phenomenon of sustainability professions and the recent emergence of Master of Science or MBA degrees with an emphasis in sustainability, unique insights will be ...

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Nature-Based Therapeutic Service: Mutual Healing for Individuals and the Environment

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Educators, counselors, and sustainability advocates are all looking for ways to infuse purposeful and memorable experiences into their work All seek ways to create progress and lasting change in learning ...

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Hospital and Lab Sustainability

  • Medical University of South Carolina (SC)

This session will consider unique ideas and give unique information on how to green university hospitals and labs. I will outline how the Medical University of South Carolina has tackled ...

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New Kid on the Block: How Our University Launched its New Sustainability Program

  • University of North Texas (TX)

Each year more and more universities and campuses realize the importance of sustainability as seen by the growth of sustainability programs, academic degrees and certifications, and professionals employed in higher ...

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Happiness: A Vital Part of Sustainability

  • 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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Enhancing Social Sustainability on Campus: Starting a Happiness Initiative in Your Community

  • University of Michigan (MI)

In 2011, a nonprofit called The Happiness Initiative (Seattle, WA), launched a survey measuring well-being of residents of Seattle. To their surprise, they found that the college-aged responders were the ...

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The Social Life of Smartphones

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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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.