Publications

Introduction

AASHE’s publications library is the leading repository of reports, journal articles, books, and student research on sustainability in higher education. Certain publication types are entered in the annual AASHE Awards Program.

At a Glance

3658
Total Resources
1818
Organizations
98
Countries
58
U.S. States & Territories
12
Canadian Provinces

Bars in graphs can be clicked to view resources that align with a particular category. Because a resource may be listed under multiple topics and disciplines, graph data may include higher total counts than what is indicated in total resources above.

3658 resources

Sustainability Policies and Plans in Higher Education: Recommendations for Florida State University

  • Florida State University (FL)

This capstone project examines how higher education institutions (HEIs) use policies and plans to institutionalize their commitments to sustainability and the key success factors that influence their implementation. A systematic ...

  • Posted Nov. 10, 2022
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Climate Action Plan

  • Bennington College (VT)

This plan highlights Bennington's accelerated goals to progress toward climate neutrality.

  • Posted Oct. 28, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • Western Colorado University (CO)

This Strategic Plan highlights institution initiatives that address on-site renewable energy generation, energy efficiency projects, and zero waste principles, as well as the integration of a community-wide collaboration on next ...

  • Posted Oct. 28, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • The Catholic University of America (DC)

This Strategic Plan includes several actions items related to environmental stewardship.

  • Posted Oct. 28, 2022
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Campus Master Plan

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The UW- Madison's Campus Master Plan interweaves conservation, preservation, and sustainability through major transportation, landscape, green infrastructure, and other institution initiatives.

  • Posted Oct. 28, 2022
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Campus Master Plan

  • Southern Oregon University (OR)

The Master Plan provides a framework for sustainability planning and goal setting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts.

  • Posted Oct. 28, 2022
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Water Action Plan

  • Weber State University (UT)

This plan focuses on key facilities upgrades, efficiency measures, and improved stormwater management. It also calls for increased metrics to improve water planning and management.

  • Posted Oct. 28, 2022
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Energy and Sustainability Investment Plan

  • Weber State University (UT)

WSU's Energy and Sustainability Investment Plan's provides a road map for converting all of the University's buildings over to all electric buildings powered by renewable energy.

  • Posted Oct. 28, 2022
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The Path to 2040: Climate Action Plan

  • Radford University (VA)

The Path to 2040 establishes a pathway for the university to fulfill the obligations of the Carbon Commitment through five pillars and focal areas: academics, engagement, operations, planning and administration ...

  • Posted Oct. 28, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • Radford University (VA)

This plan provides a comprehensive approach to sustainability through, curriculum development, specialized programming, community development, and operations.

  • Posted Oct. 28, 2022
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Sustainability Plan

  • Bryant University (RI)

This Plan is a living document that proactively addresses each credit area with the intention of improving Bryant’s STARS rating, and each incorporated area.

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2022
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Climate Action Plan

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

This plan provides an outline of strategic actions for UB to achieve climate neutrality by 2030.

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2022
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California State University Sustainability Policy

  • California State University, Chancellor's Office (CA)

This policy is intended to position the nation's largest university system as a leader in the teaching and use of applied research to educate climate literate students equipped to ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Framework for Sustainability

  • University of Tasmania

The Strategic Framework for Sustainability provides a collective focus on activities in and for sustainability across the campus and in so doing encapsulates commitments across four areas:

  • Goal 1: A ...
  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Climate Neutrality Plan

  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)

This plan identifies long frame priority areas of emphasis that establish how sustainability is reflected in the identity of the university through academics, operations, planning and coordination.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Direction Plan

  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)

This plan highlights sustainability through an academic lens and is tied to course development.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Sustainability Plan

  • Thompson Rivers University (BC)

This plan provides a comprehensive list of sustainability goals, themes, and strategies for TRU.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Sustainability Master Plan

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The Sustainability Master Plan identifies long frame priority areas of emphasis that establish how sustainability is reflected in the identity of the university.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Sustainability Plan

  • Yale University (CT)

The Yale Sustainability Plan 2025 contains goals on Applied Research and Active Learning (to identify pathways for both and the use of the campus as a living laboratory) and for ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas (TM)

This plan integrates Sustainable Development Goals into the strategies and objectives of the institution. Examples are: climate action, quality education, reduction in equalities, and more.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Inclusive Excellence Action Plan

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

The four-year GSU Diversity Plan provides a list of goals, strategies, and actions the campus has taken to integrate increased representation, equity, and inclusion of underrepresented groups on campus.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

The GSU Strategic Plan provides measurable outcomes through operational efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Climate Action Plan

  • Ball State University (IN)

The BSU Climate Action Plan indicates five-year increments of targeted reduction which aligns the energy conservation and carbon emissions planning with the five-year cycling of strategic academic planning.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Capital Master Plan

  • Central Washington University (WA)

The Capital Master Plan is provides a framework within which the university can change and grow as needs evolve. The plan reinforces and improves upon existing patterns of use by ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • Indiana University Southeast (IN)

This five-year plan provides a list of strategies that further campus and university sustainability initiatives such as, develop a campus climate preparedness and resilience plan, achieve an AASHE/STARS silver ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Climate Action Plan

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)

The University's Climate Action Plan identifies sustainability objectives related to academics/research.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Action Plan

  • Roger Williams University (RI)

RWU's plan includes a Sustainable Futures framework that provides a list of campus initatives such as, reconstituting the university's Sustainability Committee, conducting and submitting an AASHE/STARS reports ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

This two‐year plan builds on our strengths in student focus, sustainability, and community and global engagement, to identify actions to respond to the current crisis and position UCC for ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • Raritan Valley Community College (NJ)

RVCC's Strategic Plan offers insight to the institutions dedication to incorporating Service Learning, environmental sustainability, and diversity initiatives.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • University of Manitoba (MB)

University of Manitoba’s commitment to sustainability and innovation can be found in the goals and actions of the campus strategic plan. Examples of goals include but are not limited ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Sustainability Strategy Plan

  • University of Manitoba (MB)

The UM Sustainability Strategy Plan is a public document with measurable sustainability objectives. The goals within the strategy are divided into 3 categories: Infrastructure and Operations, Campus Life, Research and ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Sustainability Plan

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

NC State’s Sustainability Strategic Plan is a five-year roadmap that builds upon the university’s strengths, momentum, and decades of sustainability progress. It sets forth an ambitious set of ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Sustainability Plan

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

This Sustainability Plan puts forth a set of strategic goals to serve as a framework to elucidate the driving values and give direction to the university's approach to sustainability

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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No Sustainability Without Justice, Volume III

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)
  • Furman University (SC)
  • Gallaudet University (DC)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)
  • OCAD University (ON)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Intentional Endowments Network (MA)
  • Global Endowment Management (NC)

Volume III of No Sustainability Without Justice: An Anthology on Racial Equity and Social Justice shares perspectives on how racial equity, social justice, diversity and inclusion are integral components to ...

  • Posted Oct. 17, 2022
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2022 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2022 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall by institution type and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating ...

  • Posted Oct. 17, 2022
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Sustainability Action Plan

  • Vanier College (QC)

The Vanier College commitment to sustainability and innovation in the Sustainability Action Plan is evidenced by the integration focus areas into academics, extra-curricular activities, and operations. Operations at the college ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • California State University, San Bernardino (CA)

The main elements of the strategic plan include five goals associated with objectives and strategies that serve as metrics for future accountability, including Student Success, Faculty and Staff Success, Resources ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • Douglas College (BC)

As a public post-secondary institution, Douglas College has a responsibility to provide environmental and social leadership. Initiatives under 3.2 “Contribute to sustainability goals through education, processes and practices” will ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2022
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Master Plan

  • Champlain College (VT)

Champlain’s master plan is a plan for accommodating a changing institution in ways that respect and enhance one of Burlington’s most treasured residential neighborhoods.

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2022
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Sustainability Action Plan

  • Champlain College (VT)

This document offers a roadmap for how Champlain College will carry out its Sustainability Values. This plan builds upon other College plans and policies, most notably the Strategic and Master ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2022
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2021-2022 Sustainability Annual Report

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The 2021-2022 UVA Sustainability Annual Report provides a snapshot of collaborative work accomplished by students, staff, faculty and alumni to advance UVA’s sustainability goals over the past academic year ...

  • Posted Aug. 18, 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 ...


Scope 3 Business-related air travel Greenhouse Gas emissions at Royal Roads University, Victoria BC

  • Royal Roads University (BC)

I completed an analysis of GHG emissions for all air travel during the 2019 calendar year at Royal Roads University; this analysis included travel emissions of the University Executive; its ...

  • Posted June 13, 2022
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Campus as a Living Laboratory: The Built Environment

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

This book chapter focuses on Florida Gulf Coast University using its campus as a living lab to teach sustainability to students and the way that this type of learning affects ...


A greenway for sustainable transportation of the university campus: Diyala University as a case study

  • University of Baghdad
  • University of Diyala

Transportation is one of the aspects that enable us to achieve sustainability on a university campus, by taking environmental, social, and economic requirements. Walking is a green mode that can ...


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Water Plan

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Sustaining water quantity and quality for people and the environment is a growing challenge. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to working to ensure clean water ...


Evaluating Food Packaging Waste in Schools: A Systematic Literature Review

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Public schools in the U.S. generate about 14,500 tons of municipal solid waste daily, and approximately 42% of that is food packaging generated by school foodservice, contributing significantly ...


Navigating the Necessary Evils: Contemplating the Topic of Sustainability in Study Abroad

  • SIT School for International Training (VT)

Travel is a defining feature of education abroad, instrumental in exposing students to experiences and countries beyond their campus community. The cultural exchange implied in travel aspires to benefit both ...


The Land Use Changes in the Çukurova University Campus

  • Çukurova Üniversitesi
  • Osmaniye Korkut Ata Üniversitesi
  • Niğde Ömer Halisdemir Üniversitesi

This study aimed to determine the land-use changes in the Cukurova University campus, providing ecosystem services to the city of Adana with its natural areas. Land uses of the study ...


Water–energy–carbon nexus at campus scale: Case of North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power

  • North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power
  • Nanjing University

Clarifying the nexus between water, energy, and carbon has great importance regarding regional sustainable development. A university campus is a multifunctional comprehensive community attribute suitable for exploring campus–scale water ...