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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Food Recovery At UIC

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

At the University of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC) dining facilities, there is much food that is prepared but not eaten. It goes to the landfill, but it could be ...

  • Posted Aug. 10, 2018
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No food for thought: Food insecurity is related to poor mental health and lower academic performance among students in California’s public university system

  • University of South Carolina (SC)
  • University of Michigan (MI)

This study examined the relationships between food insecurity, mental health, and academic performance among college students in a California public university system (N = 8705). Structural equation modeling was performed to ...


OSU Search Advocates Training Session

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Anne Gillies, Search Advocate Program Director, shares current research about implicit bias, diversity, inclusive employment principles, and effective ways to be an advocate on a search committee. According to reviews ...


Anabel’s grocery “for students, by students"

  • Cornell University (NY)

We love our Cornell University community so much! Thank you for all your encouragement and support this past week--it means the world to us. We worked tirelessly to make Anabel ...


Anabel’s grocery is “for students, by students

  • Cornell University (NY)

Come celebrate the end of the semester with Anabel's Grocery in Stocking Hall. Come relax and prepare for quick cheap meals you can make when you're busy studying ...


Anabel’s grocery is a low cost grocery “for students, by students”.

  • Cornell University (NY)

Anabel’s grocery is a low cost grocery provider on Cornell’s central campus that is “for students, by students”.


Anabel's Grocery

  • Cornell University (NY)

Anabel's Grocery student run grocery sells quality food.


Sustainability at the University of Ottawa

  • University of Ottawa (ON)

These pictures show the president of the University of Ottawa and several employees from Facilities show off bikes from the bicycle fleet in front of the Tabaret Building, as well ...


There is No Such Thing as Free Higher Education: A Global Perspective on the (Many) Realities of Free Systems

In the past few years, many countries around the world have debated the financing of higher education. Increasingly, claims emerge that higher education should be free. This article analyses the ...


Portland State University: Driving Rigorous Sustainability through Top-Level Policies

  • Portland State University (OR)

Portland State University (PSU), situated in the University District of downtown Portland, Oregon, is the only public urban university in the state located in a major metropolitan city. A recognized ...


Stanford R&DE Student Housing Innovation in Cleaning

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford’s R&DE Student Housing Operations (SHO) adopted a green cleaning standard that has reduced chemical usage in residences by over 90%. The system engineer's water by infusing it ...


Using Technology to Motivate and Quantify Behavior Change: My Cardinal Green

  • Stanford University (CA)

In today’s increasingly technological and personalized world, sustainability professionals must provide opportunities to engage their community in a way that is relevant for them, while also quantifying the impacts ...


Career Paths in Sustainability

  • Duke University (NC)

The Managing Director of the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment at Duke University provides guidance for students on exploring careers in sustainability. She emphasizes the connections between ...

  • Posted May 8, 2018
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Wesleyan launches Spin bikeshare

  • Wesleyan University (CT)
  • Spin Bikeshare (CA)

Wesleyan students enjoy the new Wesleyan bikeshare program with Spin.


Green Industries Career Fair!

  • Suffolk County Community College (NY)

During the Month of April Career Services and Office of Sustainability joined together to host a Career specific Job Fair, called “Green Industries Job Fair”. Our goal was to connect ...

  • Posted April 30, 2018
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Bike Ride for Earth Week, UW-Madison

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

As part of Earth Week on the UW-Madison campus, the Office of Sustainability partnered with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin to run a ride that focused on teaching safe biking ...

  • Posted April 25, 2018
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MUSC Earth Day and Local Food Fest 2018

  • Medical University of South Carolina (SC)

On Wednesday April 11th, thousands of people attended MUSC Earth Day & Local Food Festival. Almost a dozen food vendors and trucks served up fresh and local produce from nearby ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Still Hungry and Homeless in College

  • Temple University (PA)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

This is the largest national survey assessing the basic needs security of university students. It is the HOPE Lab’s 3rd national survey; the other two focused on community colleges ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Assessment of the Campus Food Environment using Components of the Healthy Campus Environmental Audit

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln (NE)

The objective of this study was to assess whether the food environment at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) campuses supports healthy eating behaviors using components of the Healthy Campus Environmental ...

  • Posted April 6, 2018
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Restorative, heterotopic spacing for campus sustainability

  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • Bournemouth University (Dorset)

This article proposes an alternative spatial form for a university campus, which embeds itself within the region, in which it is located. The proposed campus spacing is inspired by recent ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Becoming a Certified Sustainable Resource Management Professional

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • AASHE (PA)

Watch this webinar to gain an understanding of what proficiencies are expected as a certified sustainable resource management professional. This webinar will explore opportunities for certification in sustainable resource management ...

  • Posted March 12, 2018
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Empathy as an Antecedent of Social Justice Attitudes and Perceptions

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

At the same time that social justice concerns are on the rise on college campuses, empathy levels among US college students are falling (Konrath et al. 2016). Social injustice resulting ...

  • Posted March 12, 2018
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Healthier Campus Initiative and Bicycle Friendly University Webinar

  • League of American Bicyclists (DC)

Learn how to become a certified Bicycle Friendly University through The League of American Bicyclists. The information provided is practical for employees at colleges hoping to switch to an alternative ...

  • Posted Feb. 28, 2018
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Socially Sustainable: Living Wage Policies in American Higher Education

  • Saint Joseph's University (PA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Social sustainability is in the news every day, yet, our research on living wage policies in American higher education reveals that the vast majority of institutions do not have living ...

  • Posted Feb. 22, 2018
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Finding Your Voice: Understanding Otherness in Sustainability Education

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

This presentation aims to examine the relationship between the pillars of sustainability, and the power based relationships that are created when a dominant culture subjects others to accept the status ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Materials Health and Transparency: The Social, Physical, and Environmental Impacts

  • Bruner/Cott Architects (MA)

Material health and transparency are not only issues of sustainable building, but also social justice and public health. Building construction has both upstream and downstream consequences to people and communities ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Techniques to Foster Interpersonal Competences

  • Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Interpersonal Competences (ICs) are vital for sustainability change agents. Evidence shows that ICs are also highly-prized career skills. A student with strong ICs can productively interact and empathize with collaborators ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Uber Like Solution Helping with Safe Ride - Indiana University

  • DoubleMap, Inc. (IN)

Sprawling campuses and students' late night tendencies can lead to a dangerous environment for those who walk home during late hours. Many universities have begun to implement a safe ride ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Beyond Interpersonal Competence: Teaching and Learning Professional Skills in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Successful careers in sustainability are determined by positive real-world change towards sustainability. This success depends on professional skills in effective and compassionate communication, collaborative teamwork, or impactful stakeholder engagement, among ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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The Intersection Between Sustainability and Human Health

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

The Environmental Health Committee is part of the University of Arizona's Students for Sustainability organization. It consists of thirteen students who work together to implement projects involving sustainability and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Motivating and Quantifying the Impacts of Behavior Change

  • Stanford University (CA)

In today's increasingly technological and personalized world, how do sustainability professionals provide opportunities to engage their audience in a way that is relevant to them? Stanford has taken the ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Growing Healthy Kids: The Intersection of Health, Justice, and Sustainability

  • Trinity University (TX)

The Pollinator Education Action and Sustainability (PEAS) program, is an extension of Trinity University's Biology department. The mission of PEAS is to establish native pollinator sanctuaries in urban areas ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Gaining Hope and Resilience During Troubling Times

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Learning about environmental, social, and economic sustainability issues can be daunting and overwhelming, especially when considering how to create solutions to pressing problems. In these times of accelerating change and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Growing Fresh Air to Sustainably Support the Indoor Campus Environment

  • New York University (NY)

Introducing plants into work and study spaces on campus can have numerous benefits for the wellness of those who occupy these places. Bringing people closer to plants can also reinforce ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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A Classroom of 'Cultural Creatives'?: A Values-Based Approach to Teaching About Sustainable Societies

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

In their book The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People are Changing the World authors Paul H. Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson present their research on the on-going values shift ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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FreshU: A Sustainable Model for Reducing Food Insecurity on College Campuses

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is located in the heart of a food desert; a region defined by the USDA as 'a low-income community that lacks ready access to ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Using Ecofeminism to Create a New Land Ethic

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

Building upon Aldo Leopold's concept of a 'land ethic'-a philosophy that urges care and reverence for nature, the presenter will demonstrate ways in which we can use ecofeminist ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Dismantling the Economic Walls Within: Why Solidarity is Necessary for Living Wage Policies in Higher Education

  • Saint Joseph's University (PA)

Will the different insecurities on American campuses in 2017 pull people apart in narrow self-interest, or bring us together in common cause? While some forms of insecurity are external, others ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Ten Years of Including Wellness in the Sustainability Model

  • Bemidji State University (MN)

Bemidji State University's Sustainability Office created a unique model for sustainability that includes a wellness component. The mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health of every person matters. Reducing anxiety ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Food Security Initiatives at Arizona State University

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

3 student leaders sharing their efforts in food security initiatives at ASU: SAHC/Campus Kitchen Gleaning: Student Anti-Hunger Coalition, a student led initiative beginning in January 2017, implements programs to ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Foundations of Sustainability

  • Colgate University (NY)

Foundations of Sustainability is an interactive discussion seminar facilitated by the Colgate University Office of Sustainability Green Raider Interns that students may take to engage in conversations about sustainability and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Passing the Baton: Best Practices for Transitioning Into and Out of Sustainability Positions

  • Connecticut College (CT)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)

As the sustainability profession grows, more of us will find ourselves changing institutions to progress in our careers. The transition requires quickly learning the ins and outs of a new ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Benefits for Transitioning to in-House Dining - A Panel Discussion

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

This panel will explore the process, benefits, and challenges of using an in-house dining service. The panel will examine how a switch from an outside provider to an in-house dining ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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High Priests of Sustainability?! The Promise and Perils of Becoming Your School's Moral Compass

  • University of Louisville (KY)

It began as a joke. When I first arrived, colleagues introduced me as the university's 'Green Guru.' Later I got a surprising compliment: 'You are the conscience of this ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Advancing Sustainability Through Health and Wellness Partnerships

  • Indiana University South Bend (IN)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Thomas will highlight key partnerships between the Office of Sustainability and Human Resources at Washington University (WashU): the expansion of a Community Supported Agriculture program that encourages students and employees ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustainability for Sustainability Professionals

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Wake Forest University (NC)

Successful implementation of a university's strategic plan for sustainability depends upon careful prioritization and time management. All institutions want to address a broad range of operational and academic opportunities ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Evaluating the Sustainability Outcomes Beyond LEED of Trinity University's Center for the Sciences and Innovation.

  • Trinity University (TX)
  • Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering (NY)

When evaluating the success of a sustainable building, metrics are often limited to LEED certification obtained and energy use. This case study of Trinity University's Center for the Sciences ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Stay Rad(ical) Post Grad

  • Post Landfill Action Network (NH)

Are you graduating? Are you panicking? Or maybe you know exactly what you want to do, but it's just a matter of making it happen. Join the staff and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustaining Ourselves - A Collaborative Mini-Retreat for Sustainability Professionals

  • Carleton College (MN)
  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Join sustainability professionals across Minnesota in discovering how a model of stepping away from our various institutions, discovering common challenges and building cross-institution relationships helps us sustain ourselves. The planning ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Sustaining Food and Housing Insecure Students on College Campuses

  • Portland Community College (OR)

Food insecurity or the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food is common at colleges and universities across the country, undermining the educational success of thousands ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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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.