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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Optimism and Inspiration in Sustainability Education Membership Required

  • Empire State College (NY)

With all the depressing news on various local, national, and global problems how can we connect with students, as well as others on campus, around these issues without turning them ...

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The Sustainability Officers Communications and Project Management Toolkit- Organizational Tips for Long-Term Sanity Membership Required

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Do you feel like you have a million projects going on at your campus? Are you having a difficult time keeping track of and managing these projects? This briefing will ...

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Integrating Education for Sustainability into Sport and Recreation Management Membership Required

  • Victoria University (Victoria)

The baseline of successful Education for Sustainability (EfS) in Higher Education is the integration into subjects and courses learning and teaching that will provide students with the knowledge, skills and ...

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The Power and the Art of Weaving Sustainability into New Employee Orientation Membership Required

  • University of Louisville (KY)

Many of us are passionate about campus sustainability because we understand that important lessons are learned not only in classrooms, but in everyday surroundings and the broader campus culture. Students ...

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The Training Needs of University Sustainability Managers Membership Required

  • Kent State University (OH)

As colleges and universities continue to increase their engagement with sustainability, questions arise concerning the hiring requirements and professional support for the jobs of Sustainability Managers and Sustainability Coordinators. This ...

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Building Pathways to Green Careers: Transforming Campus Service Learning into Green Workforce Training Membership Required

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

The demand for a highly skilled workforce in the energy sector and green industries is rapidly growing as the nation moves towards a greener economy. Students involved in our multi-campus ...

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Community Colleges, National Resources and You Membership Required

  • American Association of Community Colleges (DC)

Community colleges are taking the lead in creating a workforce necessary to build a robust green and sustainable economy. Learn about some of the challenges two-year colleges are facing and ...

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Integrating Sustainability Principles in Human Resource Operations Membership Required

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." In that spirit, Human Resource Services and the Office of Sustainability set ...

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Sustainable Design and Technology for Health and Fitness Centers Membership Required

  • Community College of Allegheny County (PA)

The Health and Wellness profession has experienced profound changes in how facilities remain energy efficient and sustainable. This presentation will review the basic procedures for creating environmentally enriching facilities that ...

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Growing community: healthcare sustainability in higher education Membership Required

  • Georgetown University (DC)

Higher education is evolving to include healthcare sustainability training. At its core, sustainability is a natural component of healthcare. Sustainability supports the basic healthcare mission to provide safe, quality, compassionate ...

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Problem-based, innovative teaching strategies for preparing high performance building technicians for sustainable jobs Membership Required

  • Laney College (CA)

HVAC technicians and building operators present high-wage, high-demand occupations that are traditionally overlooked in the sustainability education context. Yet, building technicians play an increasingly important role in the sustainable operations ...

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Meaningful Advocacy in the Age of Permanent Crisis: Strategies for Preventing Burnout and Creating Sustainable Change Membership Required

  • New York University (NY)

This dynamic workshop aims to explore the "binary star system" represented by a pair of interrelated challenges that confront all leaders and advocates working to advance sustainability in higher education ...

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PSU Community Environmental Services: Case Study of Dynamic Partnership Training Resource Conservation Managers Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)

This poster presentation will provide an illustration of a dynamic partnership between a university and its community will inspire organizations to test the limits of robustness in forming partnerships that ...

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Pathways to Wholeness: The Regenerative Capacity of the Planet and Resiliency of the Human Spirit Membership Required

  • Prescott College (AZ)

This paper explores environmental literacy, defined in this paper as the relationship that human beings have to their surroundings. It examines questions about how one perceives his, or her, relationship ...

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The Path to Energy Independence: Green Workforce Development on the Most Remote Islands in the World Membership Required

  • University of Hawaii Maui College (HI)

The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) calls for 70% energy independence in the State of Hawaii by 2030. A recent Hawaii Green Workforce Development Report claimed that the future is ...

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When virtue's not enough: rewarding sustainable transportation choices through improved bicycle infrastructure and wellness programs. Membership Required

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

In this session you'll learn how the University of Minnesota leveraged federal funds to construct the University Bike Center, a facility that gathered in one place all those things ...

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Integrating Food System Expertise into the Nutrition Professional's Curriculum Membership Required

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The global volatility of food supply and prices; risky dependence on large scale monoculture of staple grains; inequitable food distribution and access with related social justice issues; and difficulty tracing ...

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Student Recreation Center Facility Sustainability- A look at marketing messages Membership Required

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

The Washington State University Student Recreation Center (SRC) is committed to sustainability. They created a sustainability statement, sustainable benchmarks, and changed habits but they have not stopped there. The SRC ...

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The Campus Beet: A Student-Led Sustainable Café Initiative Membership Required

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Riding a surge of support for fresh, delicious, sustainable food on campus, The Campus Beet is an example of true cross-campus collaboration. Starting as the vision of a single student ...

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Framing Career Technical Programs within Social Frameworks Membership Required

  • Portland Community College (OR)

It is not enough to teach students how to be sustainable; we must also embed the questions and answers as to why it matters into our curriculum and institutional practices ...

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Advancing the Green Work Force through Community College Networks Membership Required

  • Haywood Community College (NC)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)
  • Jobs for the Future (MA)

As communities and the nation move toward sustainability and economic recovery, they will call upon community colleges to make significant and profound adjustments to prepare students for the new clean ...

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Sustainability Initiatives at Education Corporation of America Membership Required

  • Education Corporation of America (AL)

As part of our research and preparation for opening our first Ecotech Institute in Aurora—the first and only college entirely focused on preparing students for careers in renewable energy ...

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Creating a Bridge to Green Careers: Best Practices for Campuses Membership Required

  • Santa Fe Community College (NM)
  • University of Denver (CO)
  • Green Economy (MA)
  • Green Career Central (CA)

More and more students want to leverage their education to land a green/clean/sustainable career upon graduation. With more than 50 industries and sectors making a concerted effort to ...

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Pipelining Talent for Sustainable Careers: Role of Curriculum Membership Required

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Business schools play a key role in producing leaders for tomorrow's global market today. As sustainability emerges as a distinct market force across industries and functions, schools are experiencing ...

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Education for Health & Sustainability Membership Required

  • Deakin University

In 2008 in response to growing concerns about global environment degradation a team from the School of Health & Social Development at Deakin University undertook a scoping study with the ...

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Ecotech Institute: Training Tomorrow's Green Collar Workers Today Membership Required

  • Education Corporation of America (AL)

Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing students for careers in renewable energy and sustainable design—solar power, wind turbine technology, sustainable interior design, environmental ...

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Green Careers Seminar Membership Required

  • Environmental Career Center (VA)

During these times of increasing awareness of global environmental sustainability issues, we need talented Environmental Professionals to enlighten policy makers, embolden advocates, and change behavior. While this is not a ...

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Pipelining Talent for Sustainable Careers: Linking it all together Membership Required

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Business schools play a key role in producing leaders for tomorrow's global market today. As sustainability emerges as a distinct market force across industries and functions, schools are experiencing ...

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Sustainability through a Holistic Approach to Student Wellbeing Membership Required

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

The Wellbeing program at Washington State University (WSU) views student health using a holistic model. One of the eight dimensions in that model used to illustrate individual and community wellbeing ...

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Building a Vision and Culture for Safety and Sustainability Membership Required

  • CDM (MA)

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) has a vision to achieve outstanding health, safety, environmental, and sustainability performance as the foundation for integrating excellent sustainability, risk management, environmental, health, and ...

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Why Your Campus Needs an Office of Sustainability Membership Required

  • Ohio University (OH)

Sonia Marcus, sustainability coordinator at Ohio University, will discuss the benefits of creating a dedicated office of Sustainability to address green campus goals. In this presentation, you will learn why ...

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Careers in Sustainability Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Sustainability education options increase each year. Colleges and universities offer courses, concentrations, certificates, minors, and now even full degree programs. Still, questions remain as to where students will use their ...

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A Thoroughly Sustainable Sport for the 21st Century: Disc Golf Membership Required

  • Society for College and University Planning (MI)

Disc Golf, otherwise known as Frisbee Golf, is a form of all-ages recreation that presents a more sustainable alternative for campus recreation than traditional "ball golf." It is also the ...

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No Child Left Inside Membership Required

  • Utah State University (UT)

No Child Left Inside is a movement, both grassroots and political, with implications for sustainability, higher education, Public Land Management Agencies, and the environmental justice movement. This presentation begins by ...

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Sustainability Officers Workshop Membership Required

  • University of Hawaii - West Oahu (HI)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The purpose of the Sustainability Officers workshop is to:

Provide a space for networking and relationship building amongst higher education sustainability professionals

Build our toolkit of skills to effectively engage ...

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BS Environmental Sustainability, Health & Safety

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

The BS degree in environmental sustainability, health, and safety is focused on social responsibility. The program prepares students to work as environmental sustainability, health, and safety professionals in both industry ...

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Nutritional Sciences: Toxicology Major

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Undergraduates who wish to pursue studies in toxicology will be admitted to the specialization in Nutritional Sciences-Toxicology in the department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology. The "major" has been reformulated ...

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2015 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE has been conducting a survey of campus sustainability staff since 2008. This report presents the results of the 2015 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey. It examines the nature of ...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Second Nature’s “Sustainability Sit-Downs” Membership Required

  • Second Nature (MA)

Second Nature, a Boston-based non-profit who’s programs include the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), started a new video series on January 21, 2015. The series—titled ...

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The Unsuspected Teachers: Environmental Identity and Sustainability Education in the Anthropocene Membership Required

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

People in higher education institutions are designing, advocating, and implementing curricular changes for sustainability and ecological literacy. This study sought to understand the environmental identities of sustainability education advocates working ...

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2012 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

Campus sustainability staff positions are growing fast on campuses, according to the latest Salaries & Status of Sustainability Staff in Higher Education report by AASHE. Sponsored by Aramark Higher Education ...

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Sustainability as a driving force in an evolving design profession Membership Required

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Employment data shows that so-called green jobs and sustainability-related professions are on the rise in recent years. Both public and private firms and organizations are placing an increased emphasis on ...

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AASHE Interview Series: Nurit Katz, Chief Sustainability Officer, University of California, Los Angeles Membership Required

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Nurit Katz, UCLA's first Chief Sustainability Officer, sat down recently with Judy Walton, AASHE's chief publications officer, to discuss Nurit's work on campus and involvement in the ...

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AASHE Interview Series: Richard Miller, Director of Environmental Policy, University of Connecticut Membership Required

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

Richard Miller, the University of Connecticut’s first environmental and sustainability officer, spoke with Judy Walton at AASHE recently about his work and experiences. Rich serves on the Steering Committee ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: The 'Free Compliments' Initiative Membership Required

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

As a student ambassador of sustainability at the notoriously green Northern Arizona University, I am regularly exposed to the ideas of sustainability. This exposure and the large sustainability community involved ...

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2010 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

Shows that despite national unemployment rates that hovered near 10 percent in 2010, those with positions in the higher education sustainability workforce report a sense of job security and feel ...

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Harnessing Human Power for Alternative Energy in Fitness Facilities: A Case Study Membership Required

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

As energy usage across the world continues to rise, there is a strong need to develop new methods for energy conservation and power generation, particularly approaches that have less environmental ...

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The Sustainability Professional: 2010 Competency Survey Report Membership Required

  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (OR)

In response to a growing need to move the world towards sustainable development and sustainable practices within government and industry, a whole new profession is emerging. This research study was ...

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2008 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

Provides information about the roles, salaries, and positions of college and university sustainability officers. The report includes data about when and why sustainability officer positions were formed, primary job duties ...

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2005 EFS-West Salary Survey of Sustainability and Environmental Coordinators Membership Required

  • AASHE (PA)

The survey was completed in August 2005. Any survey respondents who did not have titles similar to “Sustainability or Environmental Coordinator” were not included. Thirty-six American coordinators were included in ...

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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.