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.

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Calibrating MBA Job Preferences for the 21st Century Membership Required

  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

Our research studies what MBAs in the 21st century care about during their job searches. We update the MBA job preference literature by using adaptive conjoint analysis to calibrate the ...

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Corporate Social Performance As a Competitive Advantage in Attracting a Quality Workforce Membership Required

  • University of Missouri (MO)

Several researchers have suggested that a talented, quality workforce will become a more important source of competitive advantage for firms in the future. Drawing on social identity theory and signaling ...

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Linking Perceived Corporate Social Responsibility and Intention to Quit: The Mediating Role of Job Embeddedness Membership Required

Systematic research regarding the effects of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on organizational stakeholder groups, like employees, remains sparse. This article examines employees’ reaction to CSR programmes at the attitudinal level ...

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The Relationship Between Norwegian and Swedish Employees’ Perception of Corporate Social Responsibility and Affective Commitment Membership Required

Corporations are spending a substantial and increasing amount of money on corporate social responsibility (CSR). However, little is known about the effects on key stakeholders of these activities. This study ...

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Job Choice Intentions: A Cross-Cultural Analysis Membership Required

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)
  • Dalhousie University (NS)

A theory of planned behavior (TPB) framework was employed to investigate the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR) perceptions on the job choice intentions of American, Chinese, and Lebanese college ...

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CSR as Organization–Employee Relationship Management Strategy: A Case Study of Socially Responsible Information Technology Companies in India Membership Required

  • National University of Singapore

This study examined corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a probable relationship management strategy that could strengthen relationships between organizations and their employees. Specifically, this study explored linkages between employee perceptions ...

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Exploring the Relationship Between Corporate Social Performance and Employer Attractiveness Membership Required

  • State University of New York at New Paltz (NY)

Building on existing studies suggesting that corporate social performance (CSP) is important in the job choice process, the authors investigate job seekers’ perceptions of importance of CSP and explore effects ...

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Living Labs Research Membership Required

  • Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (Gloucestershire)

A university or college living lab is where real-world institutional problems are addressed in new dynamic partnerships between all the institution's stakeholder groups. A living lab facilitates a bridge ...

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Overcoming Barriers: Organizational Effectiveness of College Sustainability Offices Membership Required

  • Eckerd College (FL)

This study assesses the organizational effectiveness of six small colleges that have demonstrated a commitment to campus sustainability practices. Given the complex structures and competing demands within a small college ...

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Hear My Voice: Strengthening the College Pipeline for Young Men of Color in California Membership Required

The Ed Trust–West report, Hear My Voice, examines the intersection of race, gender, and education and draws upon on-campus interviews with male students of color, parents, educators, and administrators ...

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The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions Membership Required

Current anthropogenic climate change is the result of greenhouse gas accumulation in the atmosphere, which records the aggregation of billions of individual decisions. Here we consider a broad range of ...

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Breaking Through Gridlock: The Power of Conversation in a Polarized World Membership Required

Think about the last time you tried to talk with someone about political, social, or environmental issues who didn’t already agree with you. How well did it go?

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Green Awakenings Report 2011: Identifying the assets and barriers to creation care on Christian campuses Membership Required

  • Abilene Christian University (TX)
  • Baylor University (TX)
  • Calvin College (MI)
  • Eastern University (PA)
  • Gordon College (MA)
  • Messiah College (PA)
  • Renewal: Students Caring for Creation (MI)

Renewal’s 2011 Green Awakenings: Digging Deeper explores the conditions that lead to the success or failure of creation care initiatives on Christian campuses. As Renewal has witnessed more engagement ...

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Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: The Effectiveness of Community-Based Social Marketing on Energy Conservation for Sustainable University Campuses Membership Required

  • Emory University (GA)
  • Kansas State University (KS)

The paper presents a community-based social marketing (CBSM) study that was conducted at Kansas State University (KSU) to determine potential strategies to decrease energy consumption on college campuses. The study ...

Education for sustainability in higher education: a multiple-case study of three courses Membership Required

Education for sustainability (EfS) in higher education is an emerging specialisation within the general field of EfS. EfS encompasses cognitive, affective and behavioural aspects, and aims at enhancing a variety ...

Educating the Future of Sustainability Membership Required

  • Colorado State University (CO)
  • University of New Haven (CT)

The future of global environmental sustainability is contingent upon educating the next generation of environmental stewards. Critical elements of training such an interdisciplinary workforce include mentoring and experiential learning in ...

What should every citizen know about ecology? Membership Required

  • Radford University (VA)
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)
  • St. Petersburg College (FL)

The level of ecological literacy among the general population in the US and other countries is not known, although there is widespread concern that it is too low to enable ...

What are the key elements of a sustainable university? Membership Required

Nowadays, the principles of sustainable development are becoming increasingly important and universities are acting as agents in promoting these principles within society. In the future, universities will inevitably play crucial ...

Using indicators to profile energy consumption and to inform energy policy in a university—A case study in Ireland Membership Required

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

The services sector has the least amount of energy end use data available, which poses significant challenges to companies within the sector attempting to benchmark their energy performance and inform ...

Using a class to conduct a carbon inventory: A case study with practical results at Macalester College Membership Required

  • Macalester College (MN)

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the practical realities of using a college seminar to fulfill the carbon audit requirement for signatories to the American College and University ...

University campuses energy performance estimation in Ukraine based on measurable approach Membership Required

Aim of research is an attempt to create the methodology for University campuses (UC) energy certification system for Ukraine. Therefore, taking into account national conditions, the certification variant, based on ...

Toward sustainable educational travel Membership Required

  • Southwestern University (TX)
  • Franklin University Switzerland (Ticino)

In the past decade, sustainability and global citizenship have emerged as two of the most prominent themes in contemporary higher education. Literature that specifically merges the two themes has, however ...

The University and the Moral Imperative of Fair Trade Coffee Membership Required

This paper examines the relationship between the university and fair trade coffee campaigns in North America. In recent years, fair trade coffee sales internationally have increased substantially but have still ...

The engaged university: providing a platform for research that transforms society Membership Required

Despite a growing recognition that the solutions to current environmental problems will be developed through collaborations between scientists and stakeholders, substantial challenges stifle such cooperation and slow the transfer of ...

Sustainability Leadership Programs: Emerging Goals, Methods & Best Practices Membership Required

Colleges and universities are rushing to respond to an increasingly urgent challenge: developing the next generation of sustainability leaders. Although diverse in program design, teaching methodologies, assumptions, and skills taught ...

Survey of energy consumption and energy conservation measures for colleges and universities in Guangdong province Membership Required

As an important part of economical society, colleges and universities have been shouldering the important task of education, science research and social service. In this paper, a detailed investigation in ...

Strengthening Knowledge Co-Production Capacity: Examining Interest in Community-University Partnerships Membership Required

Building successful, enduring research partnerships is essential for improving links between knowledge and action to address sustainability challenges. Communication research can play a critical role in fostering more effective research ...

Spatial mapping of occupant satisfaction and indoor environment quality in a LEED platinum campus building Membership Required

This paper reports a post-occupancy evaluation study of a LEED Platinum building on a university campus. A multiple-tool POE approach with GIS-based spatial mapping method was used to analyze and ...

Spatial characterization and analysis of the campus residential waste stream at a small private Liberal Arts Institution Membership Required

The generation and management of solid waste on college campuses have presented challenges to pursuing institutional sustainability. Characterizing, analyzing, and understanding the composition of a campus’ residential waste stream is ...

Research on energy savings opportunities in university libraries Membership Required

Purpose – Mechanical systems in library environments are typically designed to run continuously in order to maintain the desired environmental conditions for preservation purposes, often resulting in a high cost in ...

Qualifications for Contributing to Sustainable Development A Survey of Environmental Sciences Graduates Membership Required

A survey of Environmental Sciences graduates from ETH Zurich was conducted to gain insights into their sustainability-oriented activities. 567 participants provided 672 concrete best-practice examples of their professional contributions to ...

Preparing British Design Undergraduates for the Challenge of Sustainable Development Membership Required

The first part of this paper argues that higher education (HE) institutions have an obligation to nurture sustainable development awareness. This is viewed against the UK Government's recommendation and ...

Potential opportunities for energy conservation in existing buildings on university campus: A field survey in Korea Membership Required

Buildings in university campuses have been increased energy consumption. This is despite their greater potential for energy reduction due to the low building densities within the campus, as well as ...

Occupant satisfaction in LEED-certified higher education buildings Membership Required

The purpose of this paper is to quantify occupant satisfaction levels within Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified higher education buildings and determine the extent to which this ...

Metaphors of Nature and Economic Development: Critical Education for Sustainable Business Membership Required

Neoliberal discourse often conceptualizes nature in relation to its market utility and economic development. This article will address the role of metaphors in shaping neoliberal discourse in business education. The ...

Maximising the local economic, environmental and social benefits of a university: Lancaster University Membership Required

The paper presents the main conclusions from an in-depth study of the local economic, social and environmental impacts of Lancaster University in 1991/92. The likely impacts of further expansion ...

Learning for change: an educational contribution to sustainability science Membership Required

Transition to sustainability is a search for ways to improve the social capacity to guide interactions between nature and society toward a more sustainable future and, thus, a process of ...

Spreading the Eco-Message: Using Proactive Coping to Aid Eco-Rep Behavior Change Programming Membership Required

  • George Mason University (VA)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Making pro-environmental behavior changes can be difficult, particularly when these changes challenge daily routines and comfortable lifestyles. We designed and implemented an eco-representative intervention program to help students reduce their ...

Hot Air: University Climate Action Plans and Disarticulated Federalism Membership Required

Individual states and academic institutions have taken leadership on climate change policy in the United States. Without unified national policy, a patchwork of state policies fosters geographic variation among climate ...

Integrating health and sustainability: the higher education sector as a timely catalyst Membership Required

Higher education is an influential sector with enormous potential to impact positively on health and sustainability. The purpose of this paper was to explore its emergent role as a key ...

Influences on Student Intention and Behavior Toward Environmental Sustainability Membership Required

As organizations place greater emphasis on environmental objectives, business educators must produce the next set of leaders who can champion corporate environmental sustainability initiatives. However, environmental sustainability represents a polarizing ...

A renewable energy solution for Highfield Campus of University of Southampton Membership Required

  • University of Southampton

In today's world where the global warming is one of the biggest problems for mankind, sustainable energy generation is becoming more and more important every day. This project focuses ...

Greening University Campus Buildings to Reduce Consumption and Emission while Fostering Hands-on Inquiry-based Education Membership Required

This paper describes a method of greening university campus buildings that normally contribute to a large amount of energy and water consumption, air pollution, and resource depletions. The University of ...

Explicitly linking pedagogy and facilities to campus sustainability: lessons from Carleton College and the University of Minnesota Membership Required

  • Carleton College (MN)
  • Shane Stennes (MN)

Campus sustainability projects provide an opportunity to explicitly link campus operations and academics. College and university buildings and grounds offer the potential for numerous hands‐on sustainability projects. Few schools ...

Experiences of environmental professionals in practice Membership Required

  • Utrecht University

The purpose of this paper is to explore the labor market position of environmental science graduates and the core competencies of these environmental professionals related to their working practice.

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Essential Ecoliteracy, or “earth smarts”: Defining and validating a pragmatic educational construct based on quality of life. Membership Required

This study began with an attempt to find a definition of ecological literacy that was flexible enough to be useful in variety of contexts, but also included components that were ...

Environmental sustainability in higher education: how do academics teach? Membership Required

The concept of sustainability can be controversial and difficult to define. As a result, it has been suggested that there should be specific pedagogies and teaching methods for education for ...

Energy consumption and GHG emission scenarios of a university campus in Mexico Membership Required

This study estimates energy consumption and related GHG emissions for the buildings and facilities of the main university campus at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The campus has ...

Energy consumption analysis of a medium-size primary data center in an academic campus Membership Required

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

Experimental, numerical, and simulation studies were performed to evaluate the energy efficiency performance, develop energy conservation measures (ECMs), and conduct overall energy analysis of a medium-size data center at the ...

Energy conservation attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors in science laboratories Membership Required

Energy use per square foot from science research labs is disproportionately higher than that of other rooms in buildings on campuses across the nation. This is partly due to labs ...