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

3621
Total Resources
1806
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.

3621 resources

Turtle Island (North America) Indigenous Higher Education Institutions and Environmental Sustainability Education

  • University of Waterloo (ON)

This article explores the environmental and sustainability programs of Indigenous Higher Education Institutions (IHEIs) in North America. There are 38 Tribal Colleges and Universities in the United States and 26 ...


The role of community-based learning in teaching about industrial ecology and sustainability in the context of engineering education: A case study from the field

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Industrial ecology and sustainability education have evolved over time, as this relatively new discipline has emerged and has been refined. Courses engaging with these topics are often found in engineering ...


Using Macromarketing to Teach Business Sustainability

  • University of Wyoming (WY)

The first macromarketing seminar held in 1976 represented a first attempt to “hack the system” of business schools to bring a societal focus to the teaching of marketing. This effort ...


Lessons learned from Covid-19: Why sustainability education needs to become political

  • University of Zurich

Research from various disciplines indicates that the human endeavour has shifted the earth into a new geologic epoch: the Anthropocene, in which we are stressing several planetary boundaries. Many political ...


The Influence of Higher Education on Student Learning and Agency for Sustainability Transition

  • Victoria University (Victoria)

Higher education (HE) has a key role in educating graduates as decision makers and change agents; however, sustainability education (SE) remains on the fringes of mainstream curricula and is conducted ...


Toward a sustainability assessment framework of research impacts: Contributions of a business school

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business

Business schools have the potential to become an important driver for sustainable development (SD) by broadening their research assessments beyond scientific performance. Assessment frameworks that expand the scope from academic ...


Greening on-campus housing: blending commercial and higher education contexts

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

With the United States higher education sector representing over five billion square feet and expending over six billion dollars annually on energy costs, the higher education institution has an opportunity ...


Toward a Curriculum for the Future: Synthesizing Education for Sustainable Development and Internationalization of the Curriculum

  • Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

The need to solve the common global challenges at a systemic level in a collaborative, equitable, and culturally sensitive way naturally connects Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Internationalization of ...


UCLA Sustainability Plan

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

A comprehensive sustainability plan for the campus that bridges academics, operations, and community engagement. The plan highlights the intersections of planetary and human health, and begins the work to ensure ...


Exploring the nature and culture of science as an academic discipline: implications for the integration of education for sustainable development

  • University of Limerick

Purpose Goal 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) explicitly frames education as an enabler of change and a means to achieve all SDGs. This study aims to explore ...

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Exploring Factors Promoting Recycling Behavior in Student Housing

  • Lund University
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology

As climate-related issues are important and concern all aspects of the built environment, there is a need to better understand the motives underlying household recycling behavior. The purpose of the ...

  • Posted April 29, 2022
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Transforming Barriers into Opportunities: Teaching Environment and Sustainability Service-Learning Courses During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Central Connecticut State University (CT)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (ME)

In response to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many institutions of higher learning locked down their campuses and altered their ways of teaching. This article discusses changes made to ...

  • Posted April 29, 2022
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Decarbonising Universities: Case Study of the University of Exeter’s Green Strategy Plans Based on Analysing Its Energy Demand in 2012–2020

  • University of Exeter (Devon)

This study investigates the carbon footprint of the University of Exeter by analysing its energy consumption between 2012 and 2020 to assess its current standing in the process of achieving ...

  • Posted April 29, 2022
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Global warming in the minds of Mexican higher education students: an exploratory study

  • Purchase College - State University of New York (NY)
  • Universidad de Sonora (Sonora)

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 is at the core of many sustainability initiatives on Mexican higher education institutions (HEIs). Yet, progress to SDG 13 and the entire 2030 Agenda ...

  • Posted April 29, 2022
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Mobility and sustainable transportation in higher education: evidence from Monterrey Metropolitan Area in Mexico

  • Universidad autonoma de Nuevo Leon (Nuevo Leon)

This paper aims to analyze the demand for mobility in higher education to understand the critical elements of students' mobility and the potential impact of accessing sustainable alternatives. The demand ...

  • Posted April 29, 2022
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Skill development using interdisciplinary problem solving in a natural resources capstone course

  • North Dakota State University (ND)

Post-secondary curriculum is designed to prepare students for their careers following graduation, which traditionally revolves around technical aspects of their respected career field. Capstone courses were introduced to help ease ...

  • Posted April 29, 2022
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CONTINGENT WORKFORCE: Size, Characteristics, Compensation, and Work Experiences of Adjunct and Other Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

  • U.S. Government Accountability Office (DC)

According to 2015 Department of Education data, contingent faculty—those employed outside of the tenure track—made up about 70 percent of postsecondary instructional positions nationwide, though this varied by ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Psychology and Global Climate Change: Addressing a Multi-faceted Phenomenon and Set of Challenges

  • Columbia University (NY)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • The College of Wooster (OH)
  • University of Notre Dame (IN)
  • University of Victoria (BC)
  • Griffith University (Queensland)
  • The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (DC)

Addressing climate change is arguably one of the most pressing issues facing our planet and its inhabitants. In bio and geophysical terms, climate change is defined as changes over time ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Maintenance of an environmental management system based on ISO 14001 in a Brazilian private university, seeking sustainable development

  • Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos)

This study aims to present the environmental management system implemented at UNISINOS and demonstrate some of the main results obtained in more than 15 years carrying out the environmental management ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Embedding Sustainability in Learning and Teaching: Lessons Learned and Moving Forward—Approaches in STEM Higher Education Programmes

  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Peradeniya

Embedding sustainability into pedagogical approaches is a key priority in higher education. Equipping students with knowledge, understanding, and skills, and developing the next generation of innovators and leaders, can potentially ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Market Assessment of Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Laboratories

  • My Green Lab (CA)
  • San Diego Gas & Electric (CA)
  • Southern California Edison (DC)
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company

A combination of market research, online surveys, in-person interviews, and a broad literature review of previous industry reports was used to estimate the potential for energy efficiency in laboratory facilities ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Learning to Embed Sustainability in Teacher Education

  • Southern Cross University

This book offers an accessible guide to understanding the importance of a systems approach to embedding sustainability into teacher education practice, providing a practical resource for teacher education academics and ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Developing Interpersonal Competence Through Projectbased Sustainability Courses – Material from a Comparative Study

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg

As part of the Educating Future Change Agents project, one case study investigated three project-based sustainability courses regarding the link between learning outcomes, i.e. what students learn in such ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Determining key drivers of efficient electricity management practices in public universities in Southwestern Nigeria: An empirical study

  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Federal University of Technology Akure

University campuses are one of the major consumers of electricity. Therefore, it is important to investigate factors related to electricity saving. This study aims to examine the key drivers in ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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A Solar Market Pathway for Independent Colleges in Virginia

  • Appalachian School of Law (VA)
  • Bridgewater College (VA)
  • Eastern Mennonite University (VA)
  • Emory & Henry College (VA)
  • Ferrum College (VA)
  • Hampton University (VA)
  • Hollins University (VA)
  • University of Lynchburg (VA)
  • Mary Baldwin University (VA)
  • Marymount University (VA)
  • Randolph College (VA)
  • Roanoke College (VA)
  • Shenandoah University (VA)
  • Virginia Union University (VA)
  • Washington and Lee University (VA)
  • United States Department of Energy (DC)
  • Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (VA)

The Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) was founded in 1971 and currently operates as Virginia Private Colleges, a nonprofit, 501(c)(6) organization representing 28 accredited nonprofit independent ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Society’s Grand Challenges: Insights from Psychological Science - Global Climate Change

  • American Psychological Association

As a society, we face many challenges, and we depend on science to help. Whether we seek to halt global climate change, cure devastating diseases, reduce crime, end poverty, diminish ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Who Pays? How Industry Insiders Rig the Student Loan System—and How to Stop It

  • Roosevelt Institute (NY)

In Who Pays? How Industry Insiders Rig the Student Loan System—And How to Stop It, Julie Margetta Morgan explains how powerful industry players have succeeded in taking what they ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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Paper Steps on Campus

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

Campuses across North America play a pivotal role in creating and demonstrating successful sustainability programs to be emulated across society. When it comes to recycling of vital resources, which is ...

  • Posted April 28, 2022
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A Core Curriculum for Sustainability Leadership

  • Stanford University (CA)

In response to the scale, complexity, and urgency of the sustainability challenges societies face, there has been both rapid growth in the broad field of sustainability science and technology, as ...

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Towards sustainable development: a systematic review of the past decade’s literature on the social, environment and governance and universities in Latin America

  • Universidade federal de Santa Maria

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyse through a systematic literature review the evolution of the theme of environmental social and governance (ESG) in universities, correlating variables and ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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How Can Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Be Effectively Implemented in Teaching and Learning? An Analysis of Educational Science Recommendations of Methods and Procedures to Promote ESD Goals

  • Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg

Education for sustainable development (ESD) has been a task assigned to schools and universities since the mid-1990s. This global movement spawned ESD research in numerous fields, including, among others, didactics ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Sustainable design of Cornell University campus energy systems toward climate neutrality and 100% renewables

  • Cornell University (NY)

In this paper, the sustainable design of carbon-neutral energy systems is addressed, considering earth source heat, lake source cooling, on-site renewable electricity generation, and sustainable peak heating systems. The electricity ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Five overlooked dimensions of campus wellness: Qualitative lessons from a Health Sciences Center’s wellness program evaluation

  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans (LA)

Objective: Successful university wellness programs approach wellness holistically and regularly assess for improvements to program offerings. This case-study reports five lessons learned from a university wellness program evaluation that must ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Capturing Energy Savings from Correcting VAV Box Minimums on Campus

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Office of Sustainability at UC Berkeley leads energy and water saving campaigns on campus and has set the goal to reduce energy use intensity by an average of at ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Optimizing University Campuses for Learning, Wellbeing and Equity: an Applied Study of Higher Education Facilities Organizational Systems

  • Illinois State University (IL)

College and university campuses are designed and maintained by experts in facilities management and planning. What is lacking in these processes is expertise in learning environments and creating spaces that ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Sustainability and the attitudes of internal stakeholders: a cross-sectional survey at a Dutch university

  • University of Twente

This study tests the relationship between sustainability and satisfaction with job/study (SJS), identification (IDF), and perceived external prestige (PEP) of internal stakeholders. This is done in addition to demographics ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Sustainability in Higher Education

  • University of Aveiro

Support in higher education is an emerging area of great interest to professors, researchers and students in academic institutions. Sustainability in Higher Education provides discussions on the exchange of information ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Storytelling for Sustainability in Higher Education

  • University of Southampton
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Liverpool John Moores University

To be a storyteller is an incredible position from which to influence hearts and minds, and each one of us has the capacity to utilise storytelling for a sustainable future ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Indicator-Based Analysis of the Process Towards a University in Sustainable Development: A Case Study of the University of Tübingen (Germany)

  • University of Kiel
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Kentriki Makedonia)
  • Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
  • Free University of Berlin

In order to contribute to sustainable development (SD), complex and heterogeneous institutions such as universities need instruments to define SD goals as well as to assess and to communicate their ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Sustainability Curriculum in UK University Sustainability Reports

  • Oxford Brookes University

One of the major barriers to incorporating sustainability in the HE curriculum is its absence from the university sustainability strategy, the annual reflection of which is the annual sustainability report ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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The Application of Ecological Footprint Analysis to Distance Learning University Contexts: A Case Study of the College of Education, University of South Africa

  • University of São Paulo

The Ecological Footprint (EF) analysis can be considered as an indicator for assessing the environmental impact of universities, since it indicates flow of natural resources consumption and waste generation caused ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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What Can Sustainability Do for Anthropology?

  • University College London (London)

This chapter asks not what anthropology can do for sustainability, but what a more nuanced examination of ‘sustainability’ might do for the reinvigoration of anthropology. By questioning what it is ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Montclair State University Facilities Sustainability Plan

  • Montclair State University (NJ)

In April 2022, University Facilities launched its Sustainability Plan. The plan is the result of 18 months of effort, engaging staff throughout the division as well as staff from other ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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UC San Diego 2021 Sustainability Report

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

UC San Diego’s inaugural annual sustainability report provides an update on the progress that we have made towards our collective sustainability goals in ten key areas: Air and Climate ...

  • Posted April 25, 2022
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Teaching Sustainability: The role of educators in building skills and knowledge for a sustainable future

  • Shift Insight

At COP26 in 2021, ambitious targets were set by world governments to tackle the Climate Emergency. However, many are sceptical that these will be met, particularly in the face of ...

  • Posted April 5, 2022
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GIS and Sustainability Engagement in Higher Education

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)

Does the use of an interactive GIS web map significantly influence the level of sustainability stakeholder engagement at institutions of higher education? With over 1,000 institutions of higher education ...

  • Posted March 18, 2022
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Educating the Next Generation of Sustainable Investment Leaders: A Report on the State of the Field of Student-Managed Investment Funds

  • Intentional Endowments Network (MA)

This report compiles information on the 40 sustainably invested student-managed investment funds engaged in the Intentional Endowment Network's Sustainable and Impact Investing Learning & Knowledge (SIILK) Network. It highlights ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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Concept development and transformative agency in the forging of a Campus Sustainability Statement:Insights from a Change Laboratory research-intervention.

  • Lancaster University

With HEIs increasingly expected to provide leadership and guidance on the global challenges of climate change and sustainability, a body of literature has emerged concerned with embedding and implementing sustainability ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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The Role of Universities Towards a Sustainable Future: Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals

  • York University (ON)

We live in an era of unprecedented planetary and social challenges, including: the climate crisis, globalization of economic markets, social injustice, inequalities, poverty, food insecurity, biodiversity loss, migration, technological automation ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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Sustainability on a small campus: A case study of Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (NL)

Education has been identified as a key component in sustainable development and sustainability transitions, as exemplified by the UN’s Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2004-2015), thus, it is ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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