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Biggest Hour For Earth

  • Technological University Dublin (Dublin)

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The countdown for Earth Hour is on! Since its beginnings, Earth Hour has been known for the symbolic 'lights off' in support of our planet. But this year ...


Sustainability and Health and Well-Being: Making Common Cause for Greater Impact

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Sustainability and health share common concerns, values, and aspirations. The work of promoting sustainability, and the work of promoting health and wellbeing within higher education and more broadly is a ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Inner Development Goals for Sustainable Development Goal Success

  • Auburn University (AL)
  • Mount Holyoke College (MA)

Is it possible to influence the outer world by changing our inner world? If so, what skills, abilities, and qualities does one need to effectively bring about change, and how ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Thriving as a Sustainable Leader: Creating a Personalized Resiliency Plan

  • Lebanon Valley College (PA)

In this session, we will examine the leadership challenges and opportunities that are specific to the intersection of sustainability and social justice work, including how external stressors have become more ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Changing the Way Sustainability Feels by Engaging the Five Senses

  • University of Southern Maine (ME)

Too often, Universities’ sustainability outreach efforts feel transactional and lacking in human empathy for the intended audience. Sometimes we, the practitioners, get so caught up in crafting the perfect arguments ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Practicing Hope: Combatting Pessimism in the Climate Movement

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

In the current state of the world, we are all experiencing heightened feelings of anxiety, fatigue, and despair. Crisis after crisis takes an enormous toll on our mental health and ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Climate Emotions: From Anxiety to Action

  • Hampshire College (MA)
  • Tufts University (MA)
  • University of Connecticut (CT)
  • Williams College (MA)
  • The All We Can Save Project

Eco anxiety is real and pervasive. Students, faculty and community members often struggle with the overwhelming impacts of climate change, species loss, and structural environmental inequities. Sustainability practitioners in Higher ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Developing Climate Hope, Antidotes for Climate Anxiety

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

In our line of work, we’re all familiar enough with climate anxiety and grief–it’s easy enough to despair amidst the daily slew of depressing headlines, after all ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Fostering Resilience to Counter Eco-Anxiety: Mindful Multi-Modal Journaling

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

Eco-anxiety surrounding the climate crisis is negatively affecting the mental health and wellness of students in schools and is compounded by the mental health and wellness crisis initiated by the ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Channeling Climate Anxiety Toward Collective Action Through the Employee Resource Group Model

  • Marquette University (WI)

While working groups and committees are effective for achieving collaborative sustainability outcomes on campuses, these structures do not always prioritize community building or foster wellbeing. This session will look at ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Supporting Resilient Climate Leaders: Designing Emotionally Informed Sustainability Programming

  • Tufts University (MA)

Drawing from dissertation research on how youth climate activists process their emotions, this presentation makes suggestions for sustainability professionals who wish to support the complex emotional experiences of our students ...

  • Posted Feb. 21, 2024
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Webinar: CSA as a Benefit: Cultivating Sustainability and Improving Health

  • University of Kentucky (KY)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Organic Association of Kentucky (KY)

Colleges and universities have unique resources and infrastructures that allow them to develop, pilot, and study replicable employee benefits programs that fulfill Sustainability and Wellness goals. Additionally, innovations by colleges ...

  • Posted Sept. 14, 2023
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Back to school

  • Université de Sherbrooke (QC)

The start of the new academic year at the Université de Sherbrooke is an opportunity for the university community to take advantage of the campuses and its beautiful nature in ...


Student on the Main Campus

  • Université de Sherbrooke (QC)

The Université de Sherbrooke, nicknamed the “Green University”, provides its community with various extraordinary green spaces.


Adaptive measures

  • Université de Sherbrooke (QC)

The Program for the Integration of Students living with Disabilities of the Université de Sherbrooke is designed to assist students with disabilities or learning disabilities succeed in their university studies ...


Staff Day

  • Université de Sherbrooke (QC)

The Université de Sherbrooke Staff Day is an annual development day organized for all employees. Several sports (on the picture : yoga), social, and cultural activities are held with the aim ...


A campus where it's good to be

  • Université Laval (QC)

Social cohesion is important for sustainable development. Every year, the University organizes activities at the start of the academic year to encourage people to take ownership of the campus and ...


Outside yoga activities

  • Université Laval (QC)

In the wake of the pandemic, Université Laval set up a number of outdoor initiatives to encourage the community to take ownership of their campus. Depending of the season, different ...


Data File: 2023 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

  • AASHE (PA)

Along with publishing the 2023 Staffing Survey Report, AASHE is continuing the tradition of making respondent data from the Higher Education Sustainability Staffing surveys available to AASHE members for further ...


Incentives and penalties tied to sales volume in contracts between beverage companies and public universities in the United States

  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (MD)
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest (DC)

To assess whether and how beverage companies incentivize universities to maximize sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) sales through pouring rights contracts. Cross-sectional study of contracts between beverage companies and public U.S ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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What's to Eat and Drink on Campus? Public and Planetary Health, Public Higher Education, and the Public Good.

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

Public higher education institutions (PHEIs) have a unique and important role in responding to the public and planetary health crisis—they are centers of research on public and planetary health ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Creating Cultures of Health in the Academy: Bringing Together Top-Down and Ground-Up Approaches

  • University of California, Riverside (CA)
  • University of Southern California (CA)

This article reports on a 3-year longitudinal study focused on the impact of cross-sector, collective impact approaches to creating cultures of campus health. The study sought to understand the integration ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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From food access to food sovereignty: Striving to meet university student needs

  • Western Washington University (WA)

The ongoing neoliberalization of higher education has meant that college and university students at state institutions face declining state support for their education, increasing debt, precarious post-graduation job opportunities, and ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Incentives and penalties tied to sales volume in contracts between beverage companies and public universities in the United States

  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (MD)
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest (DC)

To assess whether and how beverage companies incentivize universities to maximize sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) sales through pouring rights contracts. Cross-sectional study of contracts between beverage companies and public U.S ...

  • Posted June 15, 2023
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Hopkins Office of Sustainability Retreating Into Nature

  • Johns Hopkins University (MD)

The Johns Hopkins Office of Sustainability staff held their staff retreat at a local arboretum reflecting on the past year, setting team and individual goals for the next 5 years ...


Addressing Climate Anxiety through Resilience and Community Building

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Sustainability and climate work require resilience to fend off burnout and avoidance. While our college does good work promoting sustainability through our Climate Action Plan and curricular and co-curricular environmental ...


"Improv to Improve the Earth"

  • University of California, Merced (CA)

The University of California, Merced (UC Merced) in partnership with Quarantine Improv (QI) hosted its second annual Earth Day event, "Improv to Improve the Earth". The goal was to bring ...


Cooking with Purpose – Empowering Food-insecure College Students to “Take Back Cooking” for Climate Mitigation, Nutrition and Budget Benefits!

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • AASHE (PA)

Food pantries on college campuses have a wide variety of food choices with a wide variety of cost, nutritional, and greenhouse gas impacts. In an effort to encourage food-insecure students ...

  • Posted May 18, 2023
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Centering Sustainability and Well-Being in University Strategic Planning

  • Colorado State University (CO)

When it was time to develop a new strategic plan, Colorado State University made a bold decision to put a thriving planet and a flourishing humanity at the center of ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Sustainability Change Agent Campfire Stories: Navigating Inherent Tensions

  • Georgetown University (DC)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)

Sustainability work in higher education requires a straddling of multiple dualities such as academic/operational, incremental/transformational, deliberative pace/sense of urgency, and risk averse/risk taking. This session will ...

  • Posted May 17, 2023
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Ava Brewer uses student-athletes as sustainability advocates for CMU

  • Central Michigan University (MI)

Central Sustainability coordinator Ava Brewer created a video promoting sustainability at CMU using student-athletes as sustainability advocates. The video will play at football, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling ...


Pregnant and Parenting Students Belonging and Thriving Framework

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

College success for pregnant and parenting students has important implications for racial, ethnic, and economic equity in higher education. Among students of color, one in three black students, one in ...

  • Posted May 11, 2023
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Auburn University Earth Day 2023

  • Auburn University (AL)

Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the environment and demonstrate support for environmental protection. More than one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities ...


Auburn University Earth Day 2023

  • Auburn University (AL)

Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the environment and demonstrate support for environmental protection. More than one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities ...


Auburn University Earth Day 2023

  • Auburn University (AL)

Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the environment and demonstrate support for environmental protection. More than one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities ...


WashU Earth Day Festival

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

WashU School of Medicine held the 2023 Earth Day Festival, which included a free bike tune up for all employees and students, a farmers market, and sustainable vendor showcase. The ...


Northwestern Bird Watching Walk

  • Northwestern University (IL)

The campus community was invited to join in experiencing the birds that call our campus home as well as those migrating through. An introduction to bird watching and some tips ...


Stan State Eco Challenge 2023

  • California State University, Stanislaus (CA)

During Earth Month, Stan State University's Capital Projects & Facilities Management (CPFM) part-takes annually in Eco Challenge! Here is our stat during Earth Day! As a team we practice ...

  • Posted April 24, 2023
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Bicycle Fleet Expansion

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

As part of our commitment with the environment, our community and as a Bicycle Friendly University, we have expanded our bike fleet in order to keep up with the high ...

  • Posted Feb. 23, 2023
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Webinar #3: Inner Development Goals: A Three-part Exploration

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Many of us are familiar with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This three-part Community of Practice (Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 13) will allow us to space to explore the ...

  • Posted Dec. 14, 2022
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Webinar #2: Inner Development Goals: A Three-part Exploration

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Many of us are familiar with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This three-part Community of Practice (Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 13) will allow us to space to explore the ...

  • Posted Dec. 5, 2022
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Constructing a Transformative Sustainability Pedagogy: Teacher Empowerment for a Sustainable Future.

  • University of Oulu

The article demonstrates an action research approach for constructing Transformative Sustainability Pedagogy (TSP) to empower teachers for a sustainable future. The starting point for the TSP was a Transformative Education ...


UMN Morris student explaining the electric bike program to community members

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

UMN Morris student, August Bushy, is explaining more about the UMN Morris and Regional Fitness Center electric bike program collaboration.


El Solar

  • Universidad de Monterrey

El Solar, Parking Lots Turned to Green Areas - Previously a parking lot, El Solar at Universidad de Monterrey was recently transformed into a green space. For the design, the pedestrian ...


Carleton University - Top Performer 2022 SCI submission

  • Carleton University (ON)

Images showing water use, campus views and student wellbeing.


MS in Environmental Health Science Occupational Hygiene and Safety Track

  • University of Sharjah

The Department of Environmental Health Science has launched its graduate program, Master of Science in Environmental Health, in Fall 2020-2021 after receiving its initial accreditation from UAE Ministry of Education ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Short Program in Resilience, Risks and Disasters

  • Université du Québec à Montréal (Québec)

The activities of the short program aim at the development of fundamental skills in disaster risk reduction so that they can be integrated into professional practice. By virtue of the ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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MS Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety

  • Ollscoil na Gaillimhe - University of Galway (Co. Galway)

This programme’s objective is to provide you with a high quality qualification in the multidisciplinary area of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), enabling you to take on managerial responsibilities ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Embracing higher education leadership in sustainability: A systematic review

  • Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Education has long been praised for its economic benefits, which stem from the developed technical skills and improved health conditions it promotes. Nonetheless, improving the quality of education, including sustainability ...


Enabling students to face the environmental crisis and climate change with resilience: inclusive environmental and sustainability education approaches and strategies for coping with eco-anxiety

  • University of Winnipeg (MB)
  • Université de Saint-Boniface (MB)

As university educators, we should educate students to be able to address the challenges presented by the environmental crisis and climate change by being responsible eco-citizens, and creative, solution-oriented thinkers ...

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.

All responses reference content from reports under the latest version of STARS, version 2.2. AASHE membership and log-in is required.

PA 12: Employee Compensation

PA 13: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

PA 14: Wellness program

PA 14: Workplace Health & Safety

Additional analysis on scores and quantitative fields can be conducted using the STARS Benchmarking Tool.

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