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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Experience to Green Career

  • 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

  • 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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Optimism and Inspiration in Sustainability Education

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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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

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Scores

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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.