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

2637
Total Resources
1285
Organizations
75
Countries
58
U.S. States & Territories
10
Canadian Provinces

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2637 resources

Bridging Intellectual Capital, Sustainable Development and Quality of Life in Higher Education Institutions

  • University of Beira Interior
  • University of Lisbon

This paper analyses the relationship between the intellectual capital of higher education institutions (HEIs) and their sustainable development practices, and assesses whether higher education institutions’ sustainable development practices are related ...


Sustainability Assessment and Benchmarking in Higher Education Institutions—A Critical Reflection

  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Madrid)
  • Universidade Aberta
  • Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) play a crucial role in implementing practices for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). This implementation should be done in different dimensions according to a holistic and ...


Education for the future? Critical evaluation of education for sustainable development goals

  • University of Amsterdam

Building on the Millennium Development Goals, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Education for Sustainable Development Goals (ESDG) were established. Despite the willingness of many educational institutions worldwide to embrace ...


Transportation Plan for Furman University

  • Furman University (SC)

Transportation is a huge part of any university campus, yet systems can be disconnected, funding limited, and students unaware of alternative transit options. A sustainability team of the four student ...


A transformative university learning experience contributes to sustainability attitudes, skills and agency

  • University of Nairobi
  • University of York
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  • University of Vienna/Universität Wien
  • National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
  • Bahir Dar University
  • (FINASP) Facilitation for Innovations and Sustainable Productivity
  • Makerere University
  • HORIZONT3000

Given that graduates of higher education institutions will be the future decision makers addressing sustainability challenges, this study assesses the effects of a transdisciplinary university learning program on sustainability attitudes ...


Liverpool knowledge quarter sustainability network: case study

  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Purpose This paper aims to study the development of the Liverpool Knowledge Quarter Sustainability Network (KQSN). It outlines the sectors included in the collaborative knowledge-sharing, the nature of the work ...


Nurturing environmental citizenship by mapping the field of action

  • Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts (Tel Aviv District)
  • Dead Sea and Arava Science Center (ADSSC)

Purpose Students' simplistic observations and uninspired solutions for social-ecological dilemmas were the motivation for this study. The purpose of this paper is to foster systemic thinking in students and study ...


The contribution of Regional Centers of Expertise for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Passo Fundo
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Universität Bonn (Köln)
  • Université de Bretagne Sud/University of South Brittany (Vannes)

The implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals requires a fully integrated approach between sectors, disciplines, countries, and actors. On ...


The Development of Higher Education for Sustainable Development Model (HESD): Critical Success Factors, Benefits, and Challenges

  • Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Selangor)
  • Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Perak Darul Ridzuan)

The Malaysian government has placed greater emphasis on the sustainable development of higher education institutions during the last decade. Higher education is beginning to include sustainable development concepts in their ...


Skills and knowledge management in higher education: how service learning can contribute to social entrepreneurial competence development

  • University of Vechta
  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Montpellier Business School (Montpellier)
  • ESCE International Business School/École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on how service learning approaches are able to foster social entrepreneurship competences. The aim of the paper is to formulate a ...


Societal effects of transdisciplinary sustainability research—How can they be strengthened during the research process?

  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research (Darmstadt)
  • Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F) (Darmstadt)
  • Technische Universität Berlin (Berlin)

Transdisciplinary sustainability research aims to mitigate or to solve complex societal problems and advance the production of scientific knowledge. Reflexive approaches to transdisciplinary research processes are outlined to systematically strengthen ...


The relationship between self-rated naturalness of university green space and students’ restoration and health

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Xiamen Haicang Urban Construction Group
  • Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University

A growing body of evidence indicates that university green space can promote students’ restoration and health. Nonetheless, only a few studies have focused on the relationship that exists among perceived ...


Attention Restoration Space on a University Campus: Exploring Restorative Campus Design Based on Environmental Preferences of Students

  • Harbin Institute of Technology (Heilongjiang)

Students studying for a long time frequently suffer from attentional fatigue; however, campuses lack specific spaces in which to restore attention. This study aimed to explore the significant perceptual factors ...


Project-Based Learning in a Transinstitutional Research Setting: Case Study on the Development of Sustainable Food Products

  • University of Graz
  • FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences (Steiermark)

Project-based learning (PBL) has been thoroughly integrated in university sustainable development curricula, but has not been well-established in curricula used at pre-university educational levels. Integrating real-world settings into the teaching ...


Green Chemistry and Environmental Management Systems: Relationships, Synergies, Advantages and Barriers of Joint Implementation at Universities

  • Universidad San Jorge

Environmental Management Systems (EMS) based on international standard ISO 14001 are recognized as a tool to improve the environment and the sustainability of organizations. Green Chemistry (GC) seeks to reduce ...


Green entrepreneurship inclination among the younger generation: An avenue towards a green economy

  • Shah Abdul Latif University (Khairpur Mirs)
  • Al Yamamah University
  • University of Sindh (Sindh)

The current study sought to predict the inclination toward green entrepreneurship among the younger generation. The study employed a deductive approach by collecting cross‐sectional data. Bachelor and Master's ...


Students’ green information technology behavior: Beliefs and personality traits

  • Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Higher Education Institute of Al-Mahdi Mehr Isfahan
  • Ton Duc Thang University (Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh)
  • Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University
  • Ragheb Isfahani Institute of Higher Education

Adoption of green information technology (Green IT) as an initiative of pro-environmental behavior is quite sparse among Malaysian students. Due to the need to integrate personality traits in environmental behavioral ...


Higher education institutions as a driver of sustainable social development: Polish experience for Ukraine

  • Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University (Poltavska Oblast)

The basis for sustainable and environmentally friendly development is gradually becoming aware of the importance of working more ethically and transparently and in a more humanistic way, as well as ...


Engineers Changing the World: Education for Sustainability in Romanian Technical Universities—An Empirical Web-Based Content Analysis

  • Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
  • Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi (Iași)
  • University Politehnica of Bucharest
  • Universitatea Tehnică din Cluj-Napoca (Cluj)

Without a doubt, we are living in interesting times, characterized by both continuous economic development and improved standard of living, but also uncertainty, increased pollution, and environmental degradation, which means ...


Sustainability of Indian management education institutions: Perspectives from leaders in academia

  • Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore perspectives of academicians in leadership positions in Indian business schools on the sustainability of management education institutions in India.

Design/methodology ...


Carbon footprint assessment at Universitas Pertamina from the scope of electricity, transportation, and waste generation: Toward a green campus and promotion of environmental sustainability

  • Universitas Pertamina (Jakarta)

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated directly or indirectly from the daily routine of human activities and is usually expressed by carbon dioxide equivalent ...


From piecemeal to holistic: Introducing sustainability science in Indian Universities to attain UN-Sustainable Development Goals

  • Banaras Hindu University (Uttar Pradesh)

The doctrine of Sustainability Science (SS) is widely acknowledged as a tool for attaining global sustainability and is becoming the core philosophy of national and international developmental agendas. Goal 4 ...


Challenges for education for sustainability in business courses: A multicase study in Brazilian higher education institutions

  • Universidade Federal do Paraná (PR)

Purpose This paper aims to analyze the main challenges faced by two business schools and a higher education institution when implementing education for sustainability (EfS). Also, it seeks to identify ...


Knowledge, Practice and Involvement of University Community in Environmental Activities Connected to Polystyrene

  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Selangor)

This study can contribute to enhancing knowledge of the impact on polystyrene use and environmental care in the National University of Malaysia efforts to become a sustainable campus by 2020 ...


An evaluation of Shiraz University curriculum renewal process based on strategic approach of education for sustainable development

  • Shiraz University (Fars)

This paper attempts to report key findings from some inquiries into the curriculum renewal process (CRP) which is hereby undergoing at Shiraz University. The research investigates into implementing sustainability criteria ...


The Development of a GIS-Based Model for Campus Environmental Sustainability Assessment

  • King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
  • Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (Eastern)
  • Yanbu Industrial College (Eastern)

Sustainability indicators and assessments are vital in promoting campus sustainability. Despite the plethora of indicator frameworks, campus sustainability assessment in developing countries encounters many challenges including lack of, or restricted ...


External facilitators as ‘Legitimizers’ in designing a master's program in sustainable business at a Swedish business school – A typology of industry collaborator roles in RME

  • Örebro University

This article offers new knowledge on the role of industry as external facilitators in the case of designing responsible management education (RME). Drawing on a case of a Swedish business ...


Learning to change: Transformative knowledge for building a sustainable bioeconomy

  • University of Hohenheim

The transition towards a bioeconomy is considered a powerful approach to combating current trends of unsustainability. To date, the concept has been widely perceived as a predominantly technical endeavor. This ...


Predicting Student Sustainability Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors: Effects of Demography, Environmental Science Education, and Sustainability Intervention Programs at Georgia Southern University

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

This mixed-methods research approach assesses trends in sustainability knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in the student population at Georgia Southern University (GS). Students completed a baseline survey in order to determine ...


Embedding sustainability within higher education: current commitments, approaches and outcomes in higher educational institutions

  • Anglia Ruskin University

It is increasingly understood that (1) sustainability-related challenges must be urgently addressed, and (2) the role of the Higher Education sector is important in meeting such challenges. Education for Sustainability ...


Planning for a Sustainable Future: Rethinking the Role of Bicycle Parking at Western Michigan University

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Sustainable transportation planning focuses on addressing the needs of current users, without jeopardizing the needs of future users (Black 1997, Richardson 1999, Balsas 2003). A popular mode of sustainable transportation ...


Toward Smart City Goals: Promoting Sustainable Commutes among University Students

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

To address persistent concerns regarding anthropogenic impacts on environmental quality that contribute to degradations in natural process and public health, mitigation efforts have increasingly involved the transportation sector. Regional efforts ...


Education for sustainability in business and management studies: learning history of the GoGreen Pilot'12

  • Anglia Ruskin University

This doctoral study aims at investigating the contribution of the GoGreen Pilot’12 project in the process of embedding education for sustainability (EfS) in business and management studies in the ...


Understanding and Opinion on Sustainable Development Among Youths in Higher Educational Institutions in Penang, Malaysia

  • Universiti Sains Malaysia

The implementations of sustainable development are a global trend and recently focus on Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda. Furthermore, in ensuring the successful implementation of the Agenda, youths play a ...


Perception of sustainability competencies amongst Spanish pre-service secondary school teachers

  • Universidad Camilo José Cela (Madrid)

This paper aims to present the results from a questionnaire distributed to a group of Spanish postgraduate teacher students pursuing a Master’s Degree in Secondary School Education. The aims ...


Transitioning towards a sustainable food city

  • Bournemouth University (Dorset)

This paper aims to provide a case study of a capacity building project and critical reflection in relation to transitioning to a sustainable food city.


The participatory process of planning social and environmental responsibility at a Brazilian university

  • University of Passo Fundo

Universities have an important role in articulation of the transformation of society, in the formation of individuals capable of acting in the processes that enable sustainable development goals (SDGs), in ...


Sustainability-as-flourishing: teaching for a sustainable future

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Kenvale College of Hospitality, Cookery & Events (NSW)

Purpose In a recent article, Schaefer et al. (2015) argue that cultivating appropriate beliefs and values, cultivating systems thinking and encouraging responsibility are the stages to be followed to achieve ...


Engineering Education for Sustainable Development: The European Project Semester Approach

  • Polytechnic University of Valencia (Valencia)
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  • Instituto Politécnico do Porto (Porto)

Contribution: An analysis of the extent to which sustainability is present in the syllabi, project briefs, report templates, and student final reports of the three Iberian European project semester (EPS ...


Incorporating Sustainability Principles Into Architectural Design Education: Results of an Experimental Design Studio

  • Middle East Technical University
  • Izmir Institute of Technology (IYTE) (İzmir)

Design is a structured process or a tactical guideline to accomplish a unique expectation of a product, while a design studio is the environment where students are taught the skills ...


A comparative study of approaches towards energy efficiency and renewable energy use at higher education institutions

  • University of Campinas
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Beira Interior
  • University of Passo Fundo
  • Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) (Perak Darul Ridzuan)
  • American University of Central Asia
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The potential for energy efficiency and for the deployment of renewable energy at universities is substantial, and they represent promising ways to meet an institution's energy needs on the ...


Understanding facility management decision making for energy efficiency efforts for buildings at a higher education institution

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)
  • Institut Teknologi Bandung (Jawa Barat)

Education buildings, as the third highest consumer of energy in the United States, provides significant opportunities to lower greenhouse gas emissions by increasing energy efficiency (EE). Higher education institutions (HEIs ...


Ecological footprint: a tool for environmental management in educational institutions

  • Universidad Icesi

Purpose The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, as few universities have assessed their ecological footprint (EF), a benchmark for Colombian universities is presented. Second, a practical calculation tool ...


Improving the attractiveness and accessibility of campus green space for developing a sustainable university environment

  • City Planning & Design Institute of Yiwu China
  • University of Kitakyushu (Fukuoka)

A growing body of research has investigated the vital effects of urban greening. However, the green space on campus, also recognized as an important element of urban greening and providing ...


A study of energy literacy among nursing students to examine implications on energy conservation efforts in Taiwan

  • National Taiwan Normal University
  • Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology
  • Ming Chi University of Technology

Nurses' energy literacy should be developed during schooling to ensure their involvement in sustainable healthcare. In this study, we explored nursing students' energy literacy and the relationships among knowledge, affect ...


The Bridge Between Education for Sustainable Development and Transformative Learning: Towards New Collaborative Learning Spaces

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business

Recent research has become increasingly interested in the concepts of education for sustainable development (ESD) and transformative learning (TL). However, even as ESD can be described as holistic and transformational ...


UVM's Roadmap to Zero Waste

  • University of Vermont (VT)

This senior thesis seeks to provide effective strategies for enhancing Zero Waste management goals at the University of Vermont by incorporating the needs of campus stakeholders. As the global garbage ...


Sustainability and procurement practices in higher education institutions: Barriers and drivers

  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Passo Fundo
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Federal University of Santa Maria
  • University of Winchester
  • University of the Aegean (Lesvos)

A review of the literature reveals the scant research on sustainable procurement in the public sector, and in particular higher education institutions (HEIs). In this context, this paper aims to ...


Mapping of sustainability policies and initiatives in higher education institutes

  • University of Limerick

Higher Education Institutes are being called upon to integrate sustainable development into their organisation, driven by national and international events, policies and environmental targets. This paper maps sustainability policies and ...


Designing a Sustainable Marketing Class to Be Relevant: Fostering Engagement and Active Learning

  • Morehead State University (KY)

This paper discusses the activities and assignments of a sustainable marketing course that have been designed to show the personal as well as societal relevance of the course content to ...