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 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Pipelining Talent for Sustainable Careers: Role of Curriculum

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Education for Health & Sustainability

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Ecotech Institute: Training Tomorrow's Green Collar Workers Today

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Careers Seminar

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Pipelining Talent for Sustainable Careers: Linking it all together

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability through a Holistic Approach to Student Wellbeing

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building a Vision and Culture for Safety and Sustainability

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Why Your Campus Needs an Office of Sustainability

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Careers in Sustainability

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Thoroughly Sustainable Sport for the 21st Century: Disc Golf

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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No Child Left Inside

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Officers Workshop

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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2015 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Second Nature’s “Sustainability Sit-Downs”

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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The Unsuspected Teachers: Environmental Identity and Sustainability Education in the Anthropocene

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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2012 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Sustainability as a driving force in an evolving design profession

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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AASHE Interview Series: Nurit Katz, Chief Sustainability Officer, University of California, Los Angeles

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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AASHE Interview Series: Richard Miller, Director of Environmental Policy, University of Connecticut

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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AASHE Student Diary Series: The 'Free Compliments' Initiative

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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2010 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Harnessing Human Power for Alternative Energy in Fitness Facilities: A Case Study

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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The Sustainability Professional: 2010 Competency Survey Report

  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) (PA)

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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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2008 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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2005 EFS-West Salary Survey of Sustainability and Environmental Coordinators

  • 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 ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Campus Sustainability Practitioners: Challenges for a New Profession

  • Harvard University (MA)

The purpose of this paper is to put forward a number of ideas about the deep challenges that must be faced by campus sustainability practitioners, in the hope that it ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Developing Ecological Consciousness: Paths to a Sustainable World

Developing Ecological Consciousness offers an ecology-based, wonder-filled initiation to the Universe and the Planet Earth. It examines the ways in which humans are damaging the Earth and their own bodies ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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UNT Health Science Center Community Garden: Connecting Health and Wellness to Sustainability

  • University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (TX)

The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is a graduate school of health care professions with over 2,100 students. The UNTHSC Community Garden broke ground in early ...

  • Posted June 11, 2015
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BHCC Health and Wellness Center

  • Bunker Hill Community College (MA)
  • DiNisco Design Partnership (MA)

The Health and Wellness Center at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a e 48,000 square-foot structure provides "smart classrooms," spacious offices, student study lounges, flexible state-of-the-art "sim" labs ...

  • Posted July 27, 2012
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Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is a world-class research facility that houses twin interdisciplinary institutes: the private, nonprofit Morgridge Institute for Research and the public, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. With ...

  • Posted July 24, 2012
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Weaving Sustainability into New Employee Orientation

  • University of Louisville (KY)

At the University of Louisville, we took advantage of an existing, mandatory day-long New Employee Orientation to begin educating all new full-time employees about the fundamentals of sustainability, our institutional ...

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.