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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

  • Universite du Quebec a Montreal (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

  • National University of Ireland, 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 ...


Perspectives of the academic employees on university social responsibility: a survey study

  • University of Lodz

This study aims to investigate differences and similarities in the approach to understanding university social responsibility (USR) among the academic and university administrative staff.


Developing a Framework for Understanding the Personal Motivations of Sustainability Leaders

  • University of Surrey
  • Ateneo de Manila University

This study explores the initial and sustaining motivations that drive leaders to pursue sustainability as a profession or vocation. Exploratory interviews were conducted with 16 sustainability leaders in the Philippines ...


Exploring sustainability cross‐culturally: Employees' beliefs on green behaviors

  • Concordia University (IL)
  • Universidad Surcolombiana

This study explores antecedent beliefs associated with green workplace behaviors within various cultures. Semi-directed interviews were conducted with non-academic employees of Canadian and Colombian universities in order to identify their ...


Self-construal types and organizational citizenship behavior for the environment of employees in a university

  • Adekunle Ajasin University

In researching into workplace pro-environmental behaviors, there is sparse evidence on self-construals with dimensions of organizational citizenship behavior for the environment (OCBE), particularly among university employees. To fill this gap ...


Development and Application of the Just Employment Policy Assessment in American Higher Education Institutions

  • University of Toronto (ON)

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the visibility of economic inequality and the inadequacy of current minimum wage laws in the United States. Changes in the minimum wage, a living wage ...


sustainNU Holds Soundwalk

  • Northwestern University (IL)

Teaching artists from the Midwest Society for Acoustical Ecology led participants in an exploration of Northwestern University's Evanston campus soundscape. Attendees focused on specific sounds of their environment that ...


Plant Sale and Compost Giveback

  • City University of New York, College of Staten Island (NY)

On April 11th, as part of our Earth Month activities at the College of Staten Island (CSI). This was CSI Sustainability's second plant sale of the season and gave ...


CONTINGENT WORKFORCE: Size, Characteristics, Compensation, and Work Experiences of Adjunct and Other Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

  • U.S. Government Accountability Office (DC)

According to 2015 Department of Education data, contingent faculty—those employed outside of the tenure track—made up about 70 percent of postsecondary instructional positions nationwide, though this varied by ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Society’s Grand Challenges: Insights from Psychological Science - Global Climate Change

  • American Psychological Association

As a society, we face many challenges, and we depend on science to help. Whether we seek to halt global climate change, cure devastating diseases, reduce crime, end poverty, diminish ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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UConn Earth Day Spring Fling Goat Yoga

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The UConn Office of Sustainability hosted its annual sustainability festival called Earth Day Spring Fling (EDSF) on April 20th, 2022. The event featured an outdoor zero-waste barbeque, Environmental Art Exhibit ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Five overlooked dimensions of campus wellness: Qualitative lessons from a Health Sciences Center’s wellness program evaluation

  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans (LA)

Objective: Successful university wellness programs approach wellness holistically and regularly assess for improvements to program offerings. This case-study reports five lessons learned from a university wellness program evaluation that must ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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‘Look to the young’- a study on climate change coping, emotion, and hope among emerging adults

  • Uppsala University

Climate change is already happening, but the long-term effects will be noticed by today’s young and future generations. Today’s young people will need to be part of mitigating ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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Promoting Sustainable Menstruation On Campus and Beyond

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Dot Cup (IL)
  • Dallas College (TX)

Menstrual cups offer a sustainable solution to the environmental impact of tampons and pads and offer a solution for people who menstruate who, either because of location or economic insecurity ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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Nature Rx: Using Collaborations to Highlight and Harness the Healing Power of Nature

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

Nature, even just a view of green space, is healing and restorative in many ways. Public and campus greenspaces represent preventative resources, available to all, that can help combat historic ...

  • Posted Feb. 3, 2022
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Why Your Institution Doesn't Know What it's Doing With Telework and What to do About It

  • George Mason University (VA)

During the first year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still ongoing, many institutions transitioned to telework for all employees able to do so. However, as we ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Sustainability Professionals Expanding Beyond Sustainability

  • Bentley University (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School (MA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This panel will be a conversion among sustainability professionals who have taken the step from leading an institution's sustainability effort to also lead in other areas of the institution ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Creating Body Centered Action

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

Awakening somatic intelligence and understanding sustainable body practices are important components of an enlarged conversation of sustainability. When considering our whole being, any situation that affects our physical body also ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Building a Resilient and Just Society Through Retirement Programs

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Natixis Investment Managers (MA)
  • PRM Consulting Group (DC)

Many colleges and universities are working to align their education, research, and operations with the Sustainable Development Goals. While many have taken steps to integrate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Lessons of Sustainability Learned as a Disaster Mental Health Counselor

  • California State University, Stanislaus (CA)

Providing services as a disaster mental health counselor involves the following for survivors: understanding their expectable reactions, employing short-term interventions, restoring their personal safety, utilizing multicultural competency and awareness, and ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Conducting Campus Dining Operations Successfully in the Middle of a Pandemic

  • Mount Holyoke College (MA)

Mount Holyoke College started tracking food waste with the Leanpath food waste prevention system in October of 2019. With the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic in early 2020 the ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Leveraging Change Communication & Management Theories for Sustainable Employee Behavior Change

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

The last year has been extremely stressful with the Covid-19 global pandemic, sustainability crises looming, and employee burnout across sectors. So how do we build a suite of programs that ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Keeping Campus' Buildings Healthy: Managing 3D Printer Emissions for Occupant Safety and Health

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (TX)
  • UL (Underwriters Laboratories) (IL)

Years of research prove that designing, operating and managing our buildings with a focus on good indoor air quality (IAQ) is essential to protect the health and productivity of building ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Assessing Food Security in Higher Education

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Michigan State University (MI)

Food security exists when all people in a community, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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TreeCATs (Collegiate Arborist Trainings): A Model for Campus Tree Engagement

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The TreeCATs (Collegiate Arborist Training) workshops, facilitated by the UK Urban Forest Initiative (UFI), promote knowledge, insights, skills, and engagement for college students, emboldening them to take a more active ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Filling the Education Gap for Agenda 2030: SDG Academy Educational Tools and Partners

  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (NY)

This discussion will cover filling the gap in higher education systems for Agenda 2030. The mission of the SDG Academy is to create and curate the best educational content on ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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The Sustainability Mindset Indicator

  • oikos International
  • FOM University of Applied Sciences for Economics and Management

It has become clear that change is urgent in order to halt the many impacts humans have on our planet. Research has shown that if we want to promote engagement ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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20 Paths to a Living Wage Policy: Is Fair Employment in Your Institution's Future?

  • Saint Joseph's University (PA)

Raising the federal minimum wage has been discussed by the Biden administration and a living wage is receiving increased attention by public, media, employers, and employees. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Integrating Wellness and Diversity Into the Sustainability Model

  • Augsburg University (MN)
  • Bemidji State University (MN)
  • St. Catherine University (MN)

The Bemidji State University (BSU) Sustainability Office realized in 2008 that the work they felt called to do required a different visual representation than the typical Venn diagram that includes ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Healing to Transform - A Trauma-Informed Approach to Education for Sustainable Development & Wellbeing

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Our society and our planet are desperate for healing from embodied trauma passed on from generation to generation—be it fueled by institutionalized racism, forced displacement, gender and economic inequality ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Writing Sustainability Case Studies with ESRAP: A Collaboration Practice for Graduate Education

  • Iowa State University (IA)
  • Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Practices (MN)

The global apparel and textile industries are damaging the environment, from fiber production to consumer disposal. University apparel programs have identified the gap in knowledge that students possess regarding the ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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Introducing a Climate Anxiety Toolkit and Generating Insights from a Co-Evaluation Process

  • AASHE (PA)
  • University of Technology Sydney

In this webinar, the presenters will introduce a recently developed climate toolkit as well as conduct a co-evaluation process of the resource with participants. The webinar will draw on insights ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2021
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Sustainability Job Descriptions & Details

  • AASHE (PA)

This spreadsheet is designed to capture key information about sustainability staff (non-teaching) positions in higher education.

Anyone can add positions and details to the file. Please add position information in ...


Healthier building materials and equity: the upstream and downstream impacts of material choices

  • Williams College (MA)
  • Integrated Eco Strategy

Materials used in current building construction often contain chemicals that at best have not been tested for human health impacts and at worst are actively harmful to human health. While ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Coping With Climate Anxiety In and Beyond the Classroom

  • University of Hawaii System Office (HI)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

We're all surrounded by students from what's been dubbed the 'climate generation' (a group that is particularly attuned to the threat and inequity of climate change) as well ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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I Wonder Can You Hear Me Now? The Emotional Work of African-Americans and University Engagement

  • University of Virginia (VA)

We are fighting two pandemics, COVID-19 and racism. The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have sparked discussions around the country on the impact of institutional ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Pandemic as Opportunity to Strengthen Campus Food Resources and Address Food Insecurity

  • University of the Pacific (CA)

Prior to the pandemic, efforts to co-brand food-related resources: a garden, food pantry and kitchen, as a strategy for addressing food security had begun. There were also plans for assessing ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Measuring Campus, Climate Anxiety and Ideas for Coping Beyond the Classroom

  • University of Vermont (VT)

We're all surrounded by students from what's been dubbed the 'climate generation' (a group that is particularly attuned to the threat and inequity of climate change) as well ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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(Some of the) Surprising Findings About Living Wages in Higher Education During a Global Pandemic

  • Saint Joseph's University (PA)

Between the global pandemic, broadening awareness of racial inequalities, and intensifying financial pressure, American higher education institutions are having to revisit their core beliefs, implicit assumptions, and day-to-day operations. During ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Green Career Planning Workshop with the National Wildlife Federation

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

A goal without a plan is merely a wish - start writing your green career plan today in this interactive workshop, utilizing the National Wildlife Federation's Career Center resources and ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Don't Just do Something, Sit There: The Role of Meditation in Mobilizing a Just Transition

  • Colorado Mountain College (CO)

This presentation will focus on the challenges and successes the presenter has experienced while trying to get his students, co-workers, and neighbors to meditate. Meditation has proven benefits for physical ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Learning from Nature to Become a Better Change Maker

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

As sustainability staff, building relationships between other staff and students can be critical to making change. Pulling from the lessons learned in adrienne maree brown's book, Emergent Strategy, this ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Encountering Unjust Transitions: Sustainability, Masculinities, and (m)Anthropocene Collapse

  • College of Charleston (SC)

This session builds on the Just Transition insight that, 'The transition itself must be just and equitable' and must include 'redressing past harms and creating new relationships of power for ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Keys to Safer Disinfection in a COVID Environment

  • University of Virginia (VA)
  • Healthy Schools Campaign (IL)

Sustainability in higher education often follows a top-down approach, focusing on student enrichment and project-based solutions. What has been missing is the willingness to consider who has been left out ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Integrating Wellness and Diversity into the Sustainability Model: A Faculty and Staff Perspective

  • Augsburg University (MN)
  • Bemidji State University (MN)

The Bemidji State University (BSU) Sustainability Office realized in 2008 that the work they felt called to do required a different visual representation than the typical Venn diagram that includes ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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Your Mileage May Vary: Creating Your Institution Roadmap to Just Employment

  • Saint Joseph's University (PA)

An increasing number of institutions have adopted living wage policies or practices to ensure that their employees (and in some cases contractors' employees) are paid an adequate income to make ...

  • Posted Nov. 15, 2021
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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.

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