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

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Solar Trackers on Sterling College Campus, Craftsbury Common, VT

  • Sterling College (VT) (VT)

Sterling College has been a leader in seeking alternative sources of energy and even investments to fuel our endeavors. Sterling produces about 80 percent of its energy through solar power ...

JMU’s Student Outdoor Adventures Program Follows "Leave No Trace" Principles

  • James Madison University (VA)

JMU’s University Recreation Department’s (UREC’s) many contributions to environmental stewardship include Adventure Program hiking, kayaking, skiing and canoeing activities that teach and follow "Leave No Trace" principles ...

JMU’s Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series Promotes Transformative Teaching and Learning in Research and Practice

  • James Madison University (VA)

The Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series has brought together leading scholars, educators, and practitioners from around the world to address the crucial problems facing modern society.

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U Drive Electric

  • University of Utah (UT)

2020 Sustainability Scholar in the Field

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Lia Bobay works with mentor Adam Fudickar to band and measure birds to track bird migration affected by climate change.

CV Theis Groundwater Observatory

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

The University of Cincinnati has completed the construction of the Great Miami Groundwater Observatory to continuously monitor water quality for over two million Ohio residents who rely on the Great ...

Southern Illinois University water bottle fill stations

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)

With support from the campus green fund, Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently installed 27 water bottle fill stations in various buildings around campus in efforts to reduce consumption of single-use ...

Concordia Sustainability Action Fund and the Faculty of Arts & Science Sustainable Curriculum Project

  • Concordia University (QC)

Sustainability Curriculum Co-Creation Teaching & Learning Festival

SOU Students Celebrating Arbor Day

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

SOU students and the community came together to celebrate Arbor Day and Bee Campus USA by planting 6,000 native plants for pollinators throughout campus.

The Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program at Fleming College, Lindsay, Ontario

  • Fleming College (ON)

The Fleming College Salmonid Hatchery aims to ensure the future sustainability of Atlantic salmon in Lake Ontario by maximizing genetic diversity in stocked fish. The Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program has ...

Sustainability in Governance at McGill University - 2017 Sustainable Campus Index

  • McGill University (QC)

In November 2015, the template used at McGill University for Board and Senate memorandum was expanded to include a question on sustainability issues that are to be considered for motions ...

Healthy Herd Team Facilitators

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

The Healthy Herd Wellness Group at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a staff-developed and managed program that goes well above and beyond a typical wellness initiative. The award-winning program incorporates nutrition ...

Closed Loop Composting at Central Michigan University

  • Central Michigan University (MI)

Through its commitment to utilizing organic waste as a valuable resource, Central Michigan University engages in a full-circle, closed system composting program that also promotes economic prosperity. Material from compost ...

Sustainability in the Curriculum at Humboldt State University

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

Humboldt State University is among the first institutions to be recognized in STARS for sustainability course designation in standard course catalogs or listings. A committee of faculty and staff first ...

Yale Sustainability Action Planning poster session

  • Yale University (CT)

Operational units and academic units celebrate their sustainability action planning efforts in a poster session event.

Timothy Dwight College

  • Yale University (CT)

View of Timothy Dwight College in the evening

Stanford Be Cardinal Green photo

  • Stanford University (CA)

Launched in April 2017 the My Cardinal Green individual action program at Stanford University provides an online engagement tool and incentive program to encourage conservation among the Stanford community.

Stanford 2017 Lab Swap Meet

  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford hosts a biannual lab swap meet that invites lab users to donate items no longer needed for their own research and find items of use donated by others.

STEM Kit for National Park Service

  • Colorado State University (CO)

The Education and Outreach Center in the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University has been contracted by the National Park Service to develop hands-on STEM kits for 4th-12th ...

Campus Commute

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)

The Campus Commute shuttle system offers faculty, staff, students, and the general public value for their work-related travel between the IUPUI and IU Bloomington campuses.

There are five key benefits ...

Leadership in Environmental Stewardship E-badge at Central Community College, NE

  • Central Community College (NE)

Speech faculty Brent Adrian showing students the campus bee hives.

Niagara College Sustainability Engagement

  • Niagara College Canada (ON)

The following images depict various events and initiatives that take place at Niagara College that can be used towards students' Co-Curricular Records, and the LEAD Sustainability stream. These events include ...

NAU - Sustainable Campus Index - Bookstore Bag Pictures

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Northern Arizona University’s Bookstore (operated by Follett) is the latest concessionaire to stop handing out plastic bags for retail operations, opting instead for a more environmentally friendly paper bag ...

Leadership in Environmental Stewardship E-badge at Central Community College, NE

  • Central Community College (NE)

Leadership in Environmental Stewardship E-badge at Central Community College on campus Central Community College in Grand Island, NE

Campus Engagement; Diversity & Affordability

  • Northwestern University (IL)

The Change Makers program at Northwestern University allows professional staff and faculty members to engage in a personal journey to create a more inclusive environment at Northwestern University. Change Makers ...

Sustainability Scholar 2016 - University of Alberta

  • University of Alberta (AB)

The Sustainability Scholars program provides University of Alberta graduate students opportunities to work on applied research projects with the City of Edmonton, campus units and other institutions. Successful projects provide ...

Sustainability Scholar 2015 - University of Alberta

  • University of Alberta (AB)

Research Report - Executive Summary

The Sustainability Scholars program provides University of Alberta graduate students opportunities to work on applied research projects with the City of Edmonton, campus units and other ...

Université Laval, a bicycle friendly campus

  • Universite Laval (QC)

In May 2016, Université Laval earned Gold in the first round of certification for Vélo Québec, a bicycle certification program inspired by Bicycle Friendly America that encourages communities and organizations ...

Cornell University Ithaca Campus: Energy Direct Billing

  • Cornell University (NY)

A new Energy Direct Billing budget model went into effect at Cornell University in 2014, making each college/unit on campus responsible for its own utility bill. This model provides ...

Smith College Study Group on Climate Change

  • Smith College (MA)

Here are several photos that we were utilized in the Report of the Smith College Study Group on Climate Change to illustrate campus work and initiatives in sustainability, including the ...

UConn Open Educational Resources

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The OER initiative at University of Connecticut has affected several thousand students through the adoption of open textbooks and course redesigns to increase affordability. In September 2016, the Provost provided ...

Loyola Chicago's Water Conservation Carnival

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

As part of a water conservation grant, Loyola hosted a Water Conservation Carnival featuring the 97 year-old face of water conservation, Sr. Jean Schmidt. As part of the project, water ...

Loyola's Lake Shore Campus Chapel on the shores of Lake Michigan

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Loyola's Lake Shore Campus Chapel on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Loyola's Lake Shore Campus on the shores of Lake Michigan

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

LEED Silver Klarchek Information Commons. Loyola's Lake Shore Campus on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Bike to Breakfast at Utah State University

  • Utah State University (UT)

USU bikes to breakfast to celebrate the beginning and end of the National Bike Challenge. USU celebrated its 5th year and 4th win in the National Bike Challenge.

#EKULocal Festival

  • Eastern Kentucky University (KY)

On September 7th, 2017, the Office of Sustainability at Eastern Kentucky University hosted its second annual #EKULocal Festival. The festival featured live music, fun activites, fresh produce, and a variety ...

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Fix It Friday promotional flyer

  • Illinois State University (IL)

Parks and Sustainability

  • Kent State University - Stark (OH)

Picture of a student in Kent State University at Stark's Introduction to Watershed Studies. This course was created through a park and campus partnership.

Natural Herbicides Project

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World (CO)

First experiment (for Google Science Fair 2012). Weedy check (control plot in which no natural herbicides were applied) shown to left; treated areas shown to right.

The Campus Kitchens Project

  • The Campus Kitchens Project (DC)

Images from the Campus Kitchens Project (CKP), a national leader in community service for students and the future of hunger relief. CKP is empowering the next generation of leaders to ...

Setting a Sustainability Standard

  • Dickinson College (PA)

Dickinson takes leadership role in helping faculty across a wide-range of disciplines prepare students to tackle tomorrow's sustainability challenges.

Earthday at Universidad de Monterrey

  • Universidad de Monterrey (NL)

Santa Fe College Party for the Planet 2017

  • Santa Fe College (FL)

The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo celebrated Earth Day 2017 by hosting the annual Party for the Planet on April 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m ...

NYU Celebrates Earth Month

  • New York University (NY)

UCI celebrates Bike Month

  • University of California, Irvine (CA)

GVSU Bike Safety Course for National Bike Month

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • League of American Bicyclists (DC)

This lunch and learn serves as a 45 minute introduction to safe and knowledgeable bicycling. The discussion is led by instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists (LCIs) and ...

Tree Eyes

  • Duke University (NC)

Tree eyes were placed in key locations on campus during Earth Week for a photo contest to celebrate Duke's Green Spaces!

Emerson's Sustainability Coordinator biking to work

  • Emerson College (MA)

Bike2Campus Week at Loyola University Chicago

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Sustainability Showcase at Family Earth Day Celebration

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

The CSUN Institute for Sustainability hosted a "sustainability fair" as part of a grant we receive from LADWP. The event was designed to honor students who participated in a program ...