AASHE’s photo library showcases high-resolution photographs that depict one or more aspects of sustainability on campus.

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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 ...

Transportation at Boston University

  • Boston University (MA)

Boston University is well situated within an urban center and is well integrated with a robust transportation network connecting the University with twelve neighboring communities.

New Student Orientation, 2021

  • Stanford University (CA)

New Student Orientation, 2021

131st Opening Convocation Ceremony at Frost Amphitheater

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford broadened its stormwater management in 2018-19 with the addition of two pumping stations that will send runoff into the University’s non-potable irrigation water system, used for watering lawns ...

Stanford Arizona Garden

  • Stanford University (CA)

The garden, also known as the Cactus Garden, was designed for Jane and Leland Stanford by landscape architect Rudolf Ulrich between 1881 and 1883. The garden, also known as the ...

Teaching Kitchen Photo

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford students learn how to create delicious, nutritious, and environmentally conscious dishes in the R&DE Teaching Kitchen at Stanford. The teaching kitchen provides cooking classes to students, staff, and faculty ...

NSO Stanford Dining Students

  • Stanford University (CA)

Students enjoy fresh fruit and fresh air at New Student Orientation

Malaysian Tofu Laksa

  • Stanford University (CA)

Malaysian Tofu Laksa is one of R&DE Stanford Dining’s student favorites

Jeong Kwan and her assistant Yoon Hee Kim at the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm

  • Stanford University (CA)

Jeong Kwan–a world-renowned chef and Buddhist nun–teaches students, faculty, and staff about plant-forward Korean Buddhist temple cuisine at the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm, at an event ...

Stanford students at R&DE Stanford Dining’s Neighborhood BBQ

  • Stanford University (CA)

Students enjoy their meals outside Crothers Hall on Stanford’s campus during one of Stanford Dining’s Neighborhood BBQs, fostering community and belonging as part of the campuswide ResX initiative.

Stanford Solar Generating Station #2 (SSGS2)

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford Solar Generating Station #2 (SSGS2), Stanford’s portion of a larger solar and energy storage project called Slate, began commercial operation in mid-March 2022.

Luke Terra Jorge Ramos talks about Jasper Ridge

  • Stanford University (CA)

Luke Terra and Jorge Ramos talk about Jasper Ridge at the O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm

Studying while Social Distancing

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford students study outside at the Stanford campus

Stanford commencement 2021

  • Stanford University (CA)

Students at graduation ceremony

Class at the O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm

  • Stanford University (CA)

Class at the O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm

Mohawk College Native Seed Orchard

  • Mohawk College (ON)

This summer WWF-Canada, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, provided grant funding for Mohawk College to implement a Seed Orchard project to increase biodiversity on campus! By sharing the seeds ...

Mohawk College Birch Bark Canoe

  • Mohawk College (ON)

Master canoe-maker Chuck Commanda from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, a First Nations community in Quebec, has been teaching a group of Indigenous students at Mohawk College how to build a birch ...

Sustainable Food & Dining at Bennington College

  • Bennington College (VT)

Interior and exterior views of Bennington College's Commons Dining Hall, which serves locally sourced and sustainably produced food. Also featured is the on-campus Purple Carrot Farm, which is student-led ...

Cascadia Cornucopia Food Forest

  • Cascadia College (WA)

The main sign and welcome space for the campus food forest. The Cascadia Cornucopia Food Forest is an open foraging and growing spot for the campus community to learn about ...

View of Cascadia/UW Bothell Campus Farm

  • Cascadia College (WA)
  • University of Washington, Bothell (WA)

A few of our small campus farm. The farm is open to foraging for the campus community, and features growing beds for students, classes, or staff/faculty to check out ...

Notre Dame, Indiana Michigan Power 'flip the switch' on new solar facility

  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

Notre Dame Solar investment - In 2021, University of Notre Dame and Indiana Michigan Power held a ribbon cutting for St. Joseph Solar Farm, a 210-acre solar facility located about seven ...

Cascadia Student Foraging in Cornucopia Food Forest

  • Cascadia College (WA)

Cascadia student foraging in the campus Cornucopia Food Forest. The Food forest is open to the public for foraging and is used by classes and offices for education and engagement!

Cascadia College stormwater berm work

  • Cascadia College (WA)

Students working on a stormwater berm to catch and slow water entering our campus 58-acre restored wetland! The project is funded by King County Water Treatment Division. Students learn about ...

Solar tracker at Furman Farm

  • Furman University (SC)

A solar panel on a tall pole is the centerpiece of the Furman Farm. It automatically adjusts to follow the most efficient angle of the sun's rays.

Grow with Eco Reps

  • Furman University (SC)

Eco Reps are student volunteers who engage in peer-to-peer sustainability education through monthly programming around campus and in residence halls. In February, Eco Reps hosted “Grow With Eco Reps” – a ...

Sustainable Catering@Penn

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Sustainable Catering@Penn - A newly designed webpage at University of Pennsylvania provides search functionality for information about Penn’s Preferred Contract Caterers. Through Catering@Penn, users can now search for ...

Arbor Day and Tree Campus USA Tree Planting at Furman

  • Furman University (SC)

Arbor Day / Tree Campus USA Tree Planting at Furman

Furman Bee Club

  • Furman University (SC)

Bee club hive inspections

OSU's Master Melittologists Program

  • Oregon State University (OR)

First Master Melittologist Program in the US - Oregon State University is the first institution in the United States to form a Master Melittologist program of trained community scientists dedicated to ...

Saint Joseph's College of Maine 2022 SCI

  • Saint Joseph's College - ME (ME)

Leadership for Sustainable Communities - In 2021, Saint Joseph's College - ME committed to institution-wide transformation and asked faculty to consider all courses through the lens of "sustainable communities” and a ...

The David A. Tepper Quadrangle at Carnegie Mellon University

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Carnegie Mellon University's David A. Tepper Quadrangle, home of the university's Coulter Welcome Center and the Tepper School of Business, earned LEED Gold certification in 2019.

CMU will ...

Carnegie Mellon University students learn about the Sustainable Development Goals at an exhibit in the Cohon University Center

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Three students read up on global implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at an exhibit organized by Carnegie Mellon University's Sustainability Initiative team in February 2020

Butler University Social Justice and Vocational Fellowship

  • Butler University (IN)

Social Justice and Diversity Vocational Fellowship - The Social Justice and Diversity (SJD) Vocation Fellowship at Butler University is a collaboration between the Center for Faith and Vocation, the Social Justice ...

UIC (Top Performer in the 2022 Sustainable Campus Index)

  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)


UIC (Top Performer in the 2022 Sustainable Campus Index)

  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)

Consortium for Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Hands on Learning

  • Luther College (IA)

Luther College Professor Molly McNicoll leads students in a hands-on learning class setting.

Luther College Gateway Prairie

  • Luther College (IA)

Gateway Prairie, a 39.3-acre prairie and oak savanna, a part of 90 acres of restored prairies at Luther College. Students are drawn to prairies for restoration activities, research and ...

Human activity generates about 25% of lead in Galveston Bay

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Approximately 25 percent of the lead in Galveston Bay is from human sources, a new study says.

This study used state-of-the-art geochemical modeling for environmental analysis. Scientists from the University ...

How to reach net-zero emissions? Extract CO2 and put it to better use

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Excess carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere can be isolated and transformed into value-added chemicals for fuels, a team of researchers in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering say ...

Trimming Energy use in Buildings

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

Because climate change is fueled in part by buildings’ energy use, Manish Dixit, Texas A&M assistant professor of construction science, is studying how to reduce structures’ energy needs with a ...

Carleton University - Top Performer 2022 SCI submission

  • Carleton University (ON)

Images showing water use, campus views and student wellbeing.

JCCC Hosts Regional Climate Action Kansas City Summit

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

As a pathway toward institutional accreditation through the US Higher Learning Commission, Johnson County Community College developed and completed an Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP) focused on institution-wide sustainability in ...

JCCC Students Work to Complete Tiny House Project

  • Johnson County Community College (KS)

As a pathway toward institutional accreditation through the US Higher Learning Commission, Johnson County Community College developed and completed an Academic Quality Improvement Project (AQIP) focused on institution-wide sustainability in ...

Campus Garden to Bring New Opportunities for Self-Sustainability

  • California State University, Fullerton (CA)

Cal State Fullerton recently broke ground on a new campus garden that will serve as a tool for hands-on student learning. The ceremony was part of Cal State Fullerton’s ...

Principia College celebrates Earth Day 2022

  • Principia College (IL)

The Principia College solar car is a fan favorite at our Earth Day Festival every year. Innovative, student-led engineering is a hallmark of this long-standing experiential learning program.

Principia College celebrates Earth Day 2022

  • Principia College (IL)

Students show their planet love by personalizing canvas reusable shopping bags, purchased from Earth Hero. Our College Store has banned single-use plastic bags, so these totes are particularly handy!

Trees on campus are rooted in history

  • California State University, Fullerton (CA)

Seven serve as a memorial to lives needlessly taken. One received the blessing of the Dalai Lama. Others pay homage to local history. But symbolism and aesthetics aside, each of ...

Arbor Day at Nova Southeastern University

  • Nova Southeastern University (FL)

In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, students, staff, faculty, and the University's President came together to celebrate the environment with a tree planting ceremony and educational table ...

Boston College Green Week: BC Dining Hosts Events to Promote Sustainability Initiatives

  • Boston College (MA)

Each year, to celebrate Earth Day, Boston College clubs and organizations collaborate to host Green Week. With different events, pop-ups, and educational resources, students are able to see all of ...

CSU Celebrates EarthDay at EarthFest 2022

  • Cleveland State University (OH)

Cleveland State University's Office of Sustainability and Student Environmental Movement collaborate to celebrate EarthDay!

Over 35 exhibitors, 20 volunteers, 16 amazing prize donations, clothing swap all contributed to making ...