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

2227
Total Resources
1014
Organizations
67
Countries
53
U.S. States & Territories
9
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.

2227 resources

Green Expectations: From Wind Turbines to Green Dorms, from Turf Roofs to Eco-Friendly Cleaning Fluids, IHEs Are Exploring Environmentally Friendly Ways to Conserve Energy, Save Money-And Help the Planet

  • Carleton College (MN)

In a cornfield within eyesight of Carleton College's (Minn.) campus stands a towering sleek, stark-white structure that looks Like the Mercedes-Benz logo. But it's hardly an advertisement for ...

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We Rise to Play a Greater Part: Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Converge in Search of Leadership from the Top

  • Society for College and University Planning (MI)

In the past few years, some aspects of sustainability have become mainstream concepts in much of higher education. A growing number of students, faculty, and staff believe that sustainability principles ...

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Car-Sharing: Where and How it Succeeds Final Report

  • Transportation Research Board (DC)

TCRP Report 108: Car-Sharing: Where and How It Succeeds will be of interest to individuals, organizations, and communities who are interested in knowing more about car-sharing and to those who ...

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Campus Sustainability Practitioners: Challenges for a New Profession

  • Harvard University (MA)

The purpose of this paper is to put forward a number of ideas about the deep challenges that must be faced by campus sustainability practitioners, in the hope that it ...

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Planet U: Sustaining the World, Reinventing the University

  • University of Victoria (BC)

Planet U places the university at the forefront of the sustainability movement. Questioning the university’s ability to equip society to deal with today’s serious challenges such as economic ...

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Integrating Sustainability in the Learning Community

  • Second Nature (MA)

Buildings have a significant impact on the environment, accounting for one-sixth of the world’s freshwater withdrawals, one-quarter of its wood harvest, and two-fifths of its material and energy, leaving ...

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Sustainability

  • APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities (VA)

Themed issue of "Facilities Manager," January/February 2005. Facilities Manager brings the reader the views and experiences of the people behind the facilities operations. Articles are written by facilities professionals ...

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Creating a Culture of Sustainability: How Campuses Are Taking the Lead

  • Herman Miller (CO)

Colleges and universities throughout the U.S. are taking a leadership role, as it did in the space race and the war on cancer, in preparing students and providing the ...

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Designing a Preferential Carpool Parking Program to Effectively Reduce Parking Demand and Traffic Congestion on University Campuses

  • University of South Florida (FL)

This paper addresses the development of preferential carpool parking programs in a university setting, as a strategy to work toward pre-determined goals such as improving mobility, reducing parking demand, decreasing ...

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A campus environmental sustainability assessment for Miami University

  • Miami University (OH)

In order to assess the state of Miami's environmental stewardship this author coordinated a Campus Environmental Sustainability Assessment of Miami University's operations. The assessment featured 13 indicators in ...

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A Transit Pass in Everyone's Hand? - Implementing Unlimited Access Pass Programs as a Strategy to Increase Transit Ridership

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Unlimited Access Pass (UAP) Programs -- arrangements between transit agencies and universities that provide transit passes to group members at a heavily discounted rate through a group purchase program -- have become ...

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An overview of ecological footprinting and other tools and their application to the development of sustainability process: Audit and methodology at Holme Lacy College, UK

  • Herefordshire and Ludlow College

A sustainability audit of Holme Lacy College is described. The approach adopted a “triple bottom line” assessment, comprising a number of key steps: a scoping review utilising a revised Royal ...

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Solving Campus Parking Shortages: New Solutions for an Old Problem

Universities and colleges across the country are faced with growth in the campus population and the loss of surface parking lots for new buildings. The response of many institutions is ...

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Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities: Issues, Examples, Solutions

Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities presents a comprehensive examination of techniques available to manage transportation in campus communities. Authors Will Toor and Spenser W. Havlick give readers the understanding they ...

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The Sustainability Curriculum: The Challenge for Higher Education

The links between education and sustainable development are deepening, although subject to much controversy and debate. The success of the sustainability discourse depends both on the pedagogic and research functions ...

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Higher Education and the Challenge of Sustainability: Problematics, Promise, and Practice

Sustainability challenges universities around the world to rethink their missions and to re-structure their courses, research programs, and life on campus. Graduates are increasingly exposed to notions of sustainability, which ...

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Recreating the university from within: Sustainability and transformation in higher education

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Universities around the globe have signed international declarations and agreements that recognize the importance of higher education in creating a more sustainable future. These agreements oblige universities to integrate sustainability ...

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Earth In Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect

The author begins by establishing the grounds for a debate about education and knowledge. He describes the problems of education from an ecological perspective, and challenges the "terrible simplifiers" who ...

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Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change

  • Emory University (GA)
  • San Diego State University (CA)

In Sustainability on Campus campus leaders recount inspiring stories of strategies that moved eighteen colleges and universities toward a more sustainable future. This book is for faculty, students, administrators, staff ...

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Getting it Done: Effective Sustainable Policy Implementation at the University Level

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

In the last 30 years, there has been a growing awareness worldwide of the necessity to reverse the omnipresent processes of ecological degradation and biotic impoverishment and to move toward ...

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The Critical Role of Higher Education in Creating a Sustainable Future

  • Second Nature (MA)

For the first time in history, humans are pervasive and dominant forces in the health and well-being of the earth and its inhabitants. We are the first generation capable of ...

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The Road Less Traveled: Sustainable Transportation for Campuses

Provides a survey of innovative approaches to campus transportation in the United States. Explains that the high costs of parking expansion have propelled many institutions toward a transportation demand management ...

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Sustainability: Taking the Long View

  • Society for College and University Planning (MI)

Themed issue of "Planning for Higher Education," March-May, 2003.

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Sustainable Transportation Planning on College Campuses

In the last decade, campus planners in the US have been struggling to provide access and mobility without destroying campus qualities as distinct communities. The purpose of this paper is ...

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Universal Transit Passes in Canada

  • Saint Mary's University (NS)
  • University of Victoria (BC)
  • Western University (ON)

At a time of increasing financial pressures and heightened competition among institutions, many Canadian universities and colleges are also tackling a new and difficult question: How to make campuses, and ...

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Fare-Free Public Transit at Universities: An Evaluation

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Universities and public transit agencies in the United States have together invented an arrangement—called Unlimited Access—that provides fare-free transit service for all students (and, on some campuses, faculty ...

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An Economic Analysis of the Effects of the U-Pass on Transit and Single-Occupant Vehicle Ridership

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Public Transit and Single-Occupant Vehicles (SOV) are the most common modes of transportation to UBC. The UBC Trek Centre, which is the university’s Transportation Planning Department, implemented the U-pass ...

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Developing Ecological Consciousness: Paths to a Sustainable World

Developing Ecological Consciousness offers an ecology-based, wonder-filled initiation to the Universe and the Planet Earth. It examines the ways in which humans are damaging the Earth and their own bodies ...

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Educating Citizens: Preparing America's Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility

There is increasing attention to the idea that colleges and universities should help students become more informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens who are prepared to navigate a complex world. These ...

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Student Inquiries into Neglected Research for a Sustainable Society: Communication and Application

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

By applying the interdisciplinary approach of Science, Technology & Society, students can solve often-neglected research problems of shifting society's operation towards a sustainable state. A recent Penn State University ...

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From the State of the World to the State of the Academy: Campus Sustainability Assessment - A Bright Star on the Horizon

  • Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (DC)

A Campus Sustainability Assessment (CSA) Review Project in 2000 was implemented to answer a variety of unresolved questions. How has the CSA movement, primarily in the U.S., changed over ...

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Community organization staff perceptions about the importance of selected practices in building effective community-university service and learning partnerships

  • Louisiana State University (LA)

The purpose of this study was to explore community organization staff perceptions about the importance of selected practices in building effective community-university service and learning partnerships. The target population was ...

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Quantitative sustainability in a college or university setting

  • Yale University (CT)

Colleges and universities that adopt the attractive but abstract goal of sustainability are intellectually honest only if they go on to devise operational approaches to meet that goal. Improved environmental ...

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Unlimited Access at Tulane and Other Universities

  • Tulane University (LA)

Unlimited Access programs, in which a university gives a lump sum to a transit authority in exchange for mass ridership, have shown to be highly beneficial at other universities and ...

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Institutional assessment tools for sustainability in higher education: strengths, weaknesses, and implications for practice and theory

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This paper analyzes recent efforts to measure sustainability in higher education across institutions. The benefits of cross-institutional assessments include: identifying and benchmarking leaders and best practices; communicating common goals, experiences ...

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Campuses get a 'Sustainable' Look

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • Rocky Mountain Institute (CO)
  • Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (DC)

Universities are often some of the bigger developers in communities, with construction of a new alumni center, dormitory, or research space always looming. But on many campuses nationwide, core groups ...

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Assessment and Policy Development in Sustainability in Higher Education with AISHE

  • European Foundation for Quality Management

The European Foundation for Quality Management had developed a model for quality management, named EFQM after this organisation. As a basis, they used the Deming Quality Circle. To the parts ...

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Higher Education: Good for the Planet?

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

It is clear that humans face an urgent challenge to learn how to live in a manner that does not endanger the Earth. Even as universities teach students that the ...

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Issues regarding sustainable agriculture as perceived by upper level undergraduate students involved in a student managed farm at Iowa State University

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The purpose of this study was to identify the perceptions of agriculture students regarding sustainable agriculture practices, issues related to sustainable agriculture and learning/teaching processes. These students were enrolled ...

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University Transportation Survey: Transportation in University Communities

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Universities and transit agencies across the United States have been finding innovative new ways of providing and financing mobility services on and around university campuses. Many transit agencies are providing ...

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Teaching Sustainability at Universities: Towards curriculum greening

It is now beyond any doubt that higher education institutions around the world are beginning to recognize that they have a unique responsibility towards the goal of sustainability. Universities are ...

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Green Parking Lots at UConn's New Football Stadium

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

The “green” parking lots at UConn’s Rentschler Field are just the latest and most visible example in Connecticut of developers and municipalities adopting a more environmentally sound approach for ...

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U.S. Progress Toward Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (DC)

Sustainable development remains barely recognized as a significant social, economic or environmental challenge for the United States. The President's Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) 4 was disbanded in May ...

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UVM Bus Fleet Emission Analysis

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The objective of this study is to provide an estimate of the tailpipe emissions of the University of Vermont’s campus bus fleet and alternatives to the fleet. Mobile source ...

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The Mueller Report: Moving Beyond Sustainability Indicators to Sustainability Action at Penn State

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The assignment that we gave ourselves was: Cut the ecological impact of Mueller Building in half while creating healthier working conditions for all building occupants. The analysis on the following ...

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Sustainability in United States higher education: Organizational factors influencing campus environmental performance and leadership

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Despite activists' calls for higher education to lead society on a sustainable path, there is little systematic guidance available for campus sustainability advocates and scholars. To address this research deficiency ...

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A Campus Environmental Audit at University of Wisconsin-River Falls

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

In the fall of 1999, a campus environmental audit was conducted at the University of Wisconsin River-Falls (UW-RF), a coeducational, public university with an enrollment of approximately 5,800 students ...

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The Greenest Campuses: an Idiosyncratic Guide

About 1,100 American colleges and universities run at least a token environmental-studies program, and many hundreds of those programs offer well-designed and useful courses. But only a drastically smaller ...

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Assessing the ecological impact of a university: The ecological footprint for the University of Redlands

  • University of Redlands (CA)

Since the environmental movement began, teachers, researchers, and activists on college and university campuses have made great strides toward making campuses “greener” places. As effective as these efforts have been ...

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Integration of the concepts of sustainability into teaching at post-secondary institutions

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)
  • University of Mississippi (MS)

The purpose of this study was to examine the incorporation of the concepts of sustainability into teaching at two post-secondary public education residential institutions, Northern Arizona University (NAU) and the ...

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