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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The blame-game: pre-service teachers views on who is responsible and what needs to be done to mitigate climate change

  • University of Eastern Finland

To mitigate climate change, immediate actions are needed, but who is responsible for taking these actions and what actions will people support? This article examines pre-service teachers’ (N = 230) views ...

Student Teachers' Change Agency in Education for Sustainable Development

  • University of Turku
  • University of Eastern Finland

Previous research shows that teachers are key players in supporting agency in the faceof the biggest global challenges of our time, such as climate change and pollution, asteachers educate societiesí ...

(Im)possibilities of “circular” production: Learning from corporate case studies of (un)sustainability

  • University of Leeds (West Yorkshire)
  • The Hague University of Applied Science

This article discusses Cradle to Cradle (C2C) and circular economy designs including three key principles of C2C production as well as the so-called 9-R hierarchy of priorities in circular economy ...

Factors influencing sustainable development integration in management education: An Empirical Assessment of management education institutions in India

  • GLA University
  • University of Lucknow

The popularity of the notion of sustainable development has increased immensely in today's fast-paced business environment. The public's awareness of various sustainability challenges around the world has also ...

A cost-minimizing approach to eliminating the primary sources of greenhouse gas emissions at institutions of higher education

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • University of Massachusetts Boston (MA)

Many institutions of higher education have committed to carbon neutrality. Given this goal, the main economic issue is minimizing cost. As for society as a whole, dominant decarbonization strategies are ...

Students’ home-university commuting patterns: A shift towards more sustainable modes of transport

  • University of Minho

Students commuting to and from university campuses have important social, environmental and transportation impacts. Based on a questionnaire conducted with 686 students from the University of Minho, Portugal, this study ...

Accelerating the implementation of SDG 4: stakeholder perceptions towards initiation of sustainable community engagement projects by higher education institutions

  • University of Mpumalanga

This paper aims to present the results of an investigation on how a reciprocal relationship between the University of Mpumalanga (UMP) in South Africa and the surrounding communities can be ...

Factors affecting students’ intentions to use a university bus: importance of travel attitudes and service quality attributes

  • University of Nizwa

This paper aims to assess the student’s perceptions concerning to characteristics of a university bus service and private car. A questionnaire was designed consisting of questions on personal and ...

A Survey of Environmental Attitudes and Knowledge of University Undergraduate Students for the Purpose of Faculty Development in Teaching and Learning for Sustainability

  • University of North Carolina, Pembroke (NC)

Because today's students will confront global climate change and its concomitant social and cultural disruption, it is vital that they graduate with ecological knowledge, environmental ethics, and civic skills ...

Teaching slow fashion: an inquiry-based pedagogical approach

  • SUNY Buffalo State (NY)
  • University of North Texas (TX)

There is a growing recognition for the need to integrate slow fashion concepts within the fashion curriculum. Slow fashion is a dimension of sustainability gaining industry attention. This study explores ...

Case study evaluation: PIEER internship program and its impact on interns’ self-reported attitudes and behaviors regarding environmental health equity

  • University of Northern Iowa (IA)

Environmental health disparities case studies are explored through a combination of lens including the naturome/nurturome, exposome [nature vs nurture] and multiple exposure-zone [place as predictor of health and wellbeing ...

Major shift or business as usual? An investigation on the impacts of responsible management education

  • University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

Various curricula and educational materials for responsible management education (RME) have been developed by business schools from different parts of the world for sustainable development. There is, however, limited research ...

The usual discourse of sustainable development and its impact on students of economics: a case from Czech higher education context

  • University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

In recent decades, the concepts of sustainable development (SD) and sustainability have become a part of the everyday information flow. Is there real impact on students who have potential to ...

Place-responsive Pedagogies in the Anthropocene: attuning with the more-than-human

  • The Mind Lab
  • University of Stirling (Scotland)

Drawing on New Materialist frameworks for environmental and sustainability education, we extend and deepen our understanding of contemporary place-responsive pedagogies in the light of our human-impacted geological epoch, the Anthropocene ...

Integration of environmental sustainability considerations within architectural programmes in higher education: A review of teaching and implementation approaches

  • University of Texas at San Antonio (TX)
  • University of Auckland

As education providers, universities play a pivotal role in developing and delivering quality education that contributes to the achievement of the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and the related “Sustainable ...

Teaching ecosystem services: a pathway to improve students’ argumentation in favour of nature conservation and sustainable development?

  • University of the Basque Country

Ecosystem services (ES) are the benefits people obtain from nature contributing to our well-being. Although this concept has high didactic potential, its presence in education literature is scarce. This article ...

Learning towards environmental sustainability practices: insights from a values-based participatory research approach

  • University of the Free State
  • Fudan University

Transformative Learning Theory is instrumental in fostering sustained positive change in adult learners as it explains how critical reflection in crystallization processes results in emancipatory learning. Despite its relevance, there ...

From tensions to transformation: Teaching food systems in a graduate dietetics course

  • University of Toronto (ON)

Dietitians are deeply embedded within food systems, so food systems concepts are becoming an essential component of dietetic education in Canada. Yet how can we, as educators, better prepare future ...

Investigating critical community engaged pedagogies for transformative environmental justice education

  • University of Utah (UT)

Effective environmental justice education poses unique challenges to both educators and students. For students, this pursuit is cognitively challenging at best and emotionally paralyzing at worst. It requires deconstruction of ...

Enhancing sustainability education in the accounting curriculum: an effective learning strategy

  • University of Waikato

This paper aims to examine the embedding of sustainability courses in the accounting curriculum by using the Delta Business School in New Zealand as an example. The focus of this ...

Impact culture: transforming how Universities tackle 21st century challenges

  • University of York
  • Newcastle University
  • Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) (Scotland)

New ways of doing research are needed to tackle the deep interconnected nature of 21st Century challenges, like climate change, obesity and entrenched social and economic inequalities. While the impact ...

If It Is Life We Want: A Prayer for the Future (of the) University

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • University of York

Universities are one potentially important place – albeit not the only one – to initiate the next generation into becoming the adult humans needed to navigate the difficult future of the Anthropocene ...

Sustainability and creativity through mail art: A case study with young artists in universities

  • University of Zaragoza

Universities around the world are making considerable efforts to contribute to sustainable development through their institutional frameworks, education, research or community awareness. This article discusses how young artists connect with ...

Protected areas and environmental conservation in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: on HEIs, livelihoods and sustainable development

  • University of Zululand

The paper aims to advocate for innovative approaches in terms of the involvement of higher education institutions (HEIs) in the conservation of the environment, which fully considers and includes the ...

Dealing with the Intangible: Using the Analytical Lens of Hidden Curricula for a Transformative Paradigm of Sustainable Higher Education

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business

There is a broad consensus that universities have the potential to act as drivers of education for sustainable development (ESD) and constitute fundamental vehicles to explore, test, develop and communicate ...

Sustainability at Universities as a Determinant of Entrepreneurship for Sustainability

  • Universitatea din București
  • Woosong University

The aim of this study was to investigate the role of universities in promoting sustainability and sustainable development goals among Indian students as future entrepreneurs, supporting the mission of sustainability ...

Architectural Education in the Current of Deep Ecology and Sustainability

  • Wrocław University of Science and Technology

As a result of the experience and scientific research of the authors on the deep ecology and sustainability process, academic courses were created that are run at two stages of ...

Education for sustainable development with transdisciplinary-oriented courses - experiences and recommendations for future collaborations in higher education teaching

  • Wuppertal Institut

The paper investigates how teacher trainees in higher education geography and external, non-scientific partners perceive and experience collaborations in an active teaching and learning approach. Such formats are recommended in ...

Self-construal types and organizational citizenship behavior for the environment of employees in a university

  • Adekunle Ajasin University

In researching into workplace pro-environmental behaviors, there is sparse evidence on self-construals with dimensions of organizational citizenship behavior for the environment (OCBE), particularly among university employees. To fill this gap ...

The contribution of sustainability education pedagogies to the development of Greek preservice teachers’ sustainability consciousness about social issues in urban environments

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Kentriki Makedonia)

This study explores the role of specific sustainability education pedagogies in developing preservice teachers’ sustainability consciousness (SC). The participants were 77 Greek preservice teachers from a Department of Primary Education ...

Predicting sustainable consumption of package-free bath products among students in higher education institutions

  • Ateneo de Manila University

This study aims to examine the applicability of an extended version of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) in predicting pro-environmental behavior, specifically the purchase behavior (PB) of package-free bath ...

Engaging Students in the Development of an Atmospheric Science Course: A Discourse Analysis

  • Beijing Normal University


With increasing emphasis on learners-centered approach in teaching and learning, engaging students in course development and refinement is crucial. This study aims to foster a participatory approach in course ...

Strategies for Energy and Climate Management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is Canada's premier polytechnic. In 2008, BCIT partnered with its local electricity utility to hire a full-time energy manager. The following year ...

Revelations of service-learning project: Multiple perspectives of college students’ reflection

  • Cheng Shiu University

This study explored the reflections of college students at different stages of their service provided to preschoolers and proposed recommendations on service-learning curricula according to the research findings. Thirty-six college ...

Climate change concern among youth: Examining the role of civics and institutional trust across 22 countries

  • Columbia University (NY)

Although scholars have long documented perceptions of climate change and the public’s evolving response to the perceived risk it poses, only more recently have these analyses begun to examine ...

Pedagogy for sustainable tourism: reflections on the curriculum space of a master programme in Sweden

  • Dalarna University

Tourism education has matured from vocational to more liberal education while current trends underline the importance of critical studies and the shift of curricula to more action-oriented forms of education ...

A data driven approach to curriculum development for responsible management education

  • Delhi Technological University

Education evolves with the changes in technological innovations. This paper aims to explore a model for curriculum development at higher education level. A curriculum which evolves dynamically taking inputs from ...

A review of responsible management education: practices, outcomes and challenges

  • Estonian Business School (Harjumaa)

Research on management education (ME) over the past 2 decades signals a growing level of concern in response to increasing societal demands for ethical, responsible and sustainable considerations in management ...

Educating for the Environment: The Role of the Host Destination in Education Travel Programs

  • Franklin University Switzerland (Ticino)

The benefits from educational travel programs (ETPs) for students have been well-documented in the literature, particularly for programs looking at sustainability and environmental issues. However, the impacts the ETPs have ...

The fierce urgency to create safe spaces for the heart in relation to sustainability

  • Heart Sense Research Institute

The paper aims to rediscover the subtle heart and discuss its importance in relation to conversations regarding sustainability. Based on the imaginal approach of the author’s doctoral research, this ...

The Effect of Service Quality on Student Loyalty and Student Satisfaction: An Empirical Study of Universities in Vietnam

  • Ho Chi Minh City Open University

In recent years, there have been several studies on service quality in higher education, however, research on service quality and sustainable activities affecting student loyalty has been largely ignored in ...

Green building strategies for LEED-certified laboratory buildings: comparison between gold and platinum levels

  • Incheon National University

Laboratory facilities at higher education institutions are increasingly utilizing green building strategies to decrease their environmental footprint. The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ...

Circular economy, cradle to cradle and zero waste frameworks in teacher education for sustainability

  • Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Sustainability is a major concern in education policies. This paper aims to describe how alternative economic education including concepts of the circular economy (CE), cradle to cradle (C2C) and zero ...

Metaphorical perceptions of academicians in administrative positions in higher education regarding the concept of sustainability

  • İstanbul 29 Mayıs Üniversitesi

The aim of this study, which was in a qualitative research design, is to reveal the perceptions of education administrators working in higher education institutions about the concept of sustainability ...

Integrating global sustainability into social studies teachers' education: a collaborative self-study

  • Kennesaw State University (GA)

There have been increasing calls for social studies educators to engage issues of sustainability. Proponents argue that the very survival of the planet depends on the degree to which teachers ...

Promoting language education for sustainable development: a program effects case study in Japanese higher education

  • Konan University

The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of education for sustainable development (ESD) approaches in English as a foreign language (EFL) in Japanese higher education. A content ...

A proposal of personal competencies for sustainable consumption

  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Despite advances in Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) scholarship and practice, ESE has not yet contributed to mitigate the sustainability-related problems it is meant to remedy. As part of an ...

The Global Goals: bringing education for sustainable development into US business schools

  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)

This paper aims to learn how sustainability and the circular economy were being integrated into the curriculum of a Dutch university and to transfer that knowledge back to a US ...

An empirical study on discussion and evaluation of green university

  • Minghsin University of Science and Technology

Sustainable development has become an important criterion for human beings to pursue happiness in their daily lives. In order to ensure the sustainable development of the earth, the first step ...

Making open educational resource videos on sustainable development: students’ attitudes, rationales, and approaches

  • National Chengchi University

The aim of this study was to investigate students’ attitudes, rationales, and approaches to making open educational resource (OER) videos (a form of OERs) on sustainable development (SD) in order ...