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.

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Beyond Interpersonal Competence: Teaching and Learning Professional Skills in Sustainability Membership Required

Successful careers in sustainability are determined by positive real-world change towards sustainability. This success depends heavily on professional skills in effective and compassionate communication, collaborative teamwork, or impactful stakeholder engagement ...

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In what ways are teacher candidates being prepared to teach about the environment? A case study from Wisconsin Membership Required

There is an urgent need for primary and secondary students to develop awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and an environmental ethic necessary to undertake environmental issues and problems. The need to adequately ...

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Business School Legitimacy and the Challenge of Sustainability: A Fuzzy Set Analysis of Institutional Decoupling Membership Required

Business schools face growing institutional pressure to respond to the sustainability agenda, especially since the financial crisis highlighted the need to educate business leaders who engage with issues beyond a ...

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Sustainability Education Through Active-Learning in Large Lecture Settings: Evaluation of Four Out-Of- Class Exercises Membership Required

Large classes on sustainable development present certain challenges. Often high student to instructor ratios encourage passive learning pedagogies. However, because sustainability education seeks to increase awareness and help students shift ...

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Sustainability and Undergraduate Management Curricula: Changes Over a 5-Year Period Membership Required

Global initiatives and a rapidly expanding academic literature identify the responsibility that universities have to incorporate sustainability education into their curricula. This study had two aims: first, to investigate the ...

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RMIT University Climate Risk Assessment Membership Required

This report details the process and findings from the first climate risk assessment carried out for RMIT University, with a primary focus on the Melbourne City campus. The analysis considered ...

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Approaches to embedding sustainability in teacher education: A synthesis of the literature Membership Required

This study investigated how teacher education academics embed sustainability education in learning and teaching, using a systematic literature review of peer-reviewed journal articles. A taxonomy of four distinctive approaches was ...

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Repeat performance: CSU earns second STARS Platinum Membership Required

This news story from Colorado State University mentions highlights from the university that helped it achieve AASHE STARS Platinum rating for the second time, the only university thus far to ...

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Feeding the Flames: A Report on Student Hunger at UIC Membership Required

This report represents the results of a yearlong study of student food insecurity at UIC conducted by students and faculty in the School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and ...

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Restroom Water Reduction Potential at an Urban University Membership Required

A water audit was conducted at a variety of University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) campus buildings to help evaluate the potential to conserve water and save the university money ...

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Students see promise in careers in the business of sustainability Membership Required

Two small, isolated Maine colleges that focus on sustainability and the environment know they aren’t for everyone.

Students have to work in the local community, where they experience the ...

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AAUP 2016-17 Faculty Compensation Survey Report Membership Required

Between the 2015–16 and 2016–17 academic years, average salaries for full-time ranked faculty members (assistant, associate, and full professors) increased by 0.5 percent after adjusting for inflation ...

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LGBTQ Students on Campus: Issues and Opportunities for Higher Education Leaders Membership Required

The American Council on Education published a blog piece about LGBTQ issues on higher education campuses. The piece includes key issues for higher education leaders, suggestions for good practices that ...


Good practice in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the UK: Case Studies Membership Required

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is described by UNESCO as enabling us to address present and future global challenges and create more sustainable and resilient societies by changing the way ...


Universities and the Sustainable Development Future: Evaluating Higher-Education Contributions to the 2030 Agenda Membership Required

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Since the mid-1970s, a series of international declarations that link environment and sustainable development to all aspects of higher learning have been endorsed and signed by universities ...


Opening up the Pandora's box of sustainability league tables of universities: a Kafkaesque perspective Membership Required

The aim of this paper is to explore the institutional impact of sustainability league tables on current university agendas. It focuses on a narrative critique of one such league table ...

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For function or transformation? A critical discourse analysis of education under the Sustainable Development Goals Membership Required

We conduct a critical discourse analysis of the extent to which Sustainable Development Goal 4, “to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all and promote lifelong learning,” promotes a ...

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Education for Sustainable Development, Nature and Vernacular Learning Membership Required

Mainstream education for sustainable development conceives of nature as a resource or commodity. The natural world is, for the most part, accorded only instrumental or utilitarian value. As a field ...

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Quantity and Electricity Consumption of Plug Load Equipment on a University Campus Membership Required

The percent of energy consumed by plug load equipment in commercial buildings is on the rise. Research conducted in the past has included surveying plug load equipment, measuring plug load ...


Post-Sustainability and Environmental Education: Remaking Education for the Future Membership Required

This book provides a critique of over two decades of sustained effort to infuse educational systems with education for sustainable development. Taking to heart the idea that deconstruction is a ...


Guide for Using the Earth Charter in Education Membership Required

This Guide provides basic information on how to use the Earth Charter in educational settings. It will be especially helpful to educators who are working in the fields of environmental ...


Campus Dining 101: A Benchmark Study on Farm to College in New England Membership Required

Farm to Institution New England is pleased to announce a report that highlights the data collected from college dining operators in the region. This is the second report in our ...


Hungry and Homeless in College: Results From a National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education Membership Required

Food and housing insecurity among the nation’s community college students threatens their health and wellbeing, along with their academic achievements. Addressing these basic needs is critical to ensuring that ...


The Glocal Curriculum: A Practical Guide to Teaching and Learning in an Interconnected World Membership Required

In the 21st century, higher education faces a number of substantial challenges. We need to educate a rapidly increasing number of students, as college and other degrees become a requirement ...


LEED Certification of Campus Buildings: A Cost-Benefit Approach Membership Required

No comprehensive study has been done within the higher education sector to see if Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification makes sense economically. This study helps fill the ...


The business case for high performance green buildings: Sustainability and its financial impact Membership Required

This paper endeavours to present building owners, managers, architects and design/builders with a compelling business case for considering a green building for their new construction projects. A green building ...


Green Building Performance: A Post Occupancy Evaluation of 22 GSA Buildings Membership Required

Do “green” buildings deliver the performance they promise? To answer this question, the General Services Administration (GSA) selected 22 representative green buildings from its national portfolio, including 12 buildings whose ...


The Business Case for Green Building: A Review of the Costs and Benefits for Developers, Investors and Occupants Membership Required

This report examines whether or not it is possible to attach a financial value to the cost and benefits of green buildings. Today, green buildings can be delivered at a ...


Environmental perceptions and health before and after relocation to a green building Membership Required

Green buildings are designed to have low environmental impacts and improved occupant health and well-being. Improvements to the built environment including ventilation, lighting, and materials have resulted in improved indoor ...


Do Green Buildings Outperform Conventional Buildings? Indoor Environment and Energy Performance in North American Offices Membership Required

A comprehensive post-occupancy investigation of the performance of ìgreenî and ìconventionalî office buildings has been completed. The study included occupant surveys and physical building and energy use data collected from ...


The impact of working in a green certified building on cognitive function and health Membership Required

Thirty years of public health research have demonstrated that improved indoor environmental quality is associated with better health outcomes. Recent research has demonstrated an impact of the indoor environment on ...


Green Buildings and Health Membership Required

Green building design is becoming broadly adopted, with one green building standard reporting over 3.5 billion square feet certified to date. By definition, green buildings focus on minimizing impacts ...


Effects of Green Buildings on Employee Health and Productivity Membership Required

We investigated the effects of improved indoor environmental quality (IEQ) on perceived health and productivity in occupants who moved from conventional to green (according to Leadership in Energy and Environmental ...


Associations of Cognitive Function Scores with Carbon Dioxide, Ventilation, and Volatile Organic Compound Exposures in Office Workers: A Controlled Exposure Study of Green and Conventional Office Environments Membership Required

Background: The indoor built environment plays a critical role in our overall well-being because of both the amount of time we spend indoors (~90%) and the ability of buildings to ...


Texas A&M gets ‘gold’ rating for campus sustainability Membership Required

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Higher Education in the World: Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the Global with the Local Membership Required

The 6th Higher Education in the World Report deals with the dual responsibilities of universities at local and global scale, exploring the potential conflict, or intrinsic difficulties, in addressing both ...

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Large-Scale Renewables: The Next Chapter in Higher Education Sustainability Leadership Membership Required

Higher education is uniquely positioned to both expand and benefit from climate leadership. Many universities and colleges have substantially stepped up their commitments and efforts to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG ...

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Renewable Energy 100: The Course to a Carbon-Free Campus Membership Required

America’s institutions of higher education can play a crucial role in the fight to prevent the worst impacts of global warming. Colleges and universities across the country should aggressively ...

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Race & Ethnicity as a Barrier to Opportunity: A Blueprint for Higher Education Equity Membership Required

Young Invincibles released its latest report, Race & Ethnicity as a Barrier to Opportunity: A Blueprint for Higher Education Equity. The report takes an in-depth look at the disproportionate challenges ...

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High school experiences and climate change beliefs of first year college students in the United States Membership Required

Climate change has not been well understood by high school students in the US and the topic is often connected to misconceptions, which is especially damaging since accurate understandings of ...

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Assessing the impact of a program designed to develop sustainability leadership amongst staff members in higher education institutes: a case study from a community of practice perspective Membership Required

This study focuses on the impact of a sustainability leadership development program (SLDP) designed to develop staff members as leaders who encourage sustainability practices within institutions of higher education (IHE ...

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Future Leaders Survey 2006/7 Membership Required

This report presents the results of a survey distributed to UK residents aged 21 and under who applied to universities and colleges in 2006. Key findings include:

  • 46% say that ...
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Community Partnerships: A Key Component of Sustainability

Partnerships between higher education institutions and their surrounding communities are a powerful tool for advancing sustainability and educating for sustainability. Colleges and universities, longtime leaders in sustainability, are increasingly realizing ...

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Assessing Supply Chain Emissions in Higher Education: Who, Why and How

The intent of this paper is to provide public and private sector professionals with a guidebook as to how to track and report on their supply chain-specific greenhouse gas emissions.

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What are We Advancing? Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education: Integration of the University and College Development Office

This paper examines the shifting role of the university and college advancement office in a national trend toward advancing sustainability in higher education and presents a range of ideas in ...

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Impact of a participatory analysis of a campus sustainability social network: A case study of Emory University Membership Required

Social network analysis makes visible the invisible connections and flows that underlie complex social relationships. Applied organizational researchers have used social network analysis to assess and improve organizational and leadership ...

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A Behavioral Approach to the Development of a Campus-Wide Recycling System Membership Required

This article describes efforts to establish a more effective campus-wide recycling system at Western Michigan University. A study was designed as a continuation of an established line of behavioral recycling ...

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Sustainability as competitive advantage in higher education in the UK Membership Required

This paper draws on a series of five ESRC-funded seminars held between 2006 and 2008 on 'Sustainability as competitive advantage in higher education in the UK'. We sketch the background ...

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Plans and Living Practices for the Green Campus of Portland State University Membership Required

This study aims to comprehend Portland State University (PSU)’s green campus strategies, and students’ level of knowledge and living practices relating to green campus. PSU’s sustainable campus plan ...

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Good Practices on Campus Sustainability in Japan 2016 Membership Required

Released by the Campus Sustainability Network in Japan (CAS-Net Japan), the booklet was created to share campus experiences in conducting environmental activities and efforts to find solutions to environmental problems ...

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