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

3106
Total Resources
1471
Organizations
81
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.

3106 resources

Ditching Desktop Printers: A Behavior Change Guide to Cutting Paper Use, Energy Consumption, and Costs

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Root Solutions (CA)

Replacing individual desktop printers with a shared office or department ‘multi-function’ printer (MFP) is one of the most impactful ways campuses can reduce paper use. It also generates a suite ...


Our Changing Menu: Climate change and the foods we love and need

  • Cornell University (NY)

We tell the climate change story through something we encounter and communicate about every day. It is imbedded in our cultures and family histories, and we love and need it ...

  • Posted Nov. 29, 2021
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University of Michigan Carbon Neutral Power and Heat Infrastructure Study: Summary Report

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This report was compiled during the academic year of 2019-2020 for the University of Michigan (U-M) President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality by the Integral Group, an external firm selected ...

  • Posted Nov. 17, 2021
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The University of Michigan Building Efficiency Studies

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This report was compiled during the academic year of 2019-2020 and 2020 - 2021 for the University of Michigan (U-M) President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality by SmithGroup Inc., an external ...

  • Posted Nov. 17, 2021
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Biosequestration at the University of Michigan: A Report Developed for and Supported by the U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This report was compiled during the academic year of 2019-2020 for the University of Michigan (U-M) President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality by the Biosequestration Internal Analysis Team. The Biosequestration ...

  • Posted Nov. 17, 2021
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Building Standards at the University of Michigan: A Report Developed for and Supported by the U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This report was compiled during the academic year of 2019-2020 for the University of Michigan President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality by the Building Standards Internal Analysis Team. The Building ...

  • Posted Nov. 17, 2021
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Campus Culture and Communication at the University of Michigan: A Report Developed for and Supported by the U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This report was compiled during the academic year of 2019-2020 for the University of Michigan President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality by the Campus Culture and Communication Internal Analysis Team ...

  • Posted Nov. 17, 2021
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Commuting at the University of Michigan: A Report Developed for and Supported by the U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This report was compiled during the academic year of 2019-2020 for the University of Michigan (U-M) President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality by the Commuting Internal Analysis Team. Through its ...

  • Posted Nov. 17, 2021
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Energy Consumption Policies at the University of Michigan: A Report Developed for and Supported by the U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This report was compiled during the academic year of 2019-2020 for the University of Michigan (U-M) President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality by the Energy Consumption Policies Internal Analysis Team ...

  • Posted Nov. 17, 2021
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External Collaboration at the University of Michigan: A Report Developed for and Supported by the U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This report was compiled during the academic year of 2019-2020 for the University of Michigan (U-M) President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality by the External Collaboration Internal Analysis Team. Through ...

  • Posted Nov. 17, 2021
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Food at the University of Michigan: A Report Developed for and Supported by the U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This report was compiled during the academic year of 2019-2020 for the University of Michigan (U-M) President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality by the Food Internal Analysis Team. Through its ...

  • Posted Nov. 17, 2021
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University-Sponsored Travel at the University of Michigan: A Report Developed for and Supported by the U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This report was compiled during the academic year of 2019-2020 for the University of Michigan (U-M) President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality by the University-Sponsored Travel Internal Analysis Team. The ...

  • Posted Nov. 17, 2021
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Mobility Electrification at the University of Michigan: A Report Developed for and Supported by the U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  • University of Michigan (MI)

This report was compiled during the academic year of 2019-2020 for the University of Michigan (U-M) President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality by the Mobility Electrification Subgroup. Through its work ...

  • Posted Nov. 16, 2021
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Final Report and Recommendations, U-M President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality, charged with recommending scalable, transferable, and financially responsible strategies for U-M to achieve net-zero emissions, recently submitted its final report and recommendations to ...

  • Posted Nov. 16, 2021
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#GCSHE 2021 Cookbook

  • AASHE (PA)

Do some cooking in the kitchen with AASHE’s first-ever, community-curated cookbook. Be careful, you may get hungry looking through all the great recipes. Happy cooking!


2021 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2021 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall by institution type and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating ...


No Sustainability Without Justice, Volume II

  • Allegheny College (PA)
  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • California State University, San Marcos (CA)
  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Howard University (DC)
  • Trinity College (CT) (CT)
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)
  • Winthrop University (SC)
  • AASHE (PA)

Volume II of No Sustainability Without Justice: An Anthology on Racial Equity and Social Justice shares perspectives from 14 authors on how racial equity, social justice, diversity and inclusion are ...

  • Posted Oct. 29, 2021
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No Sustainability Without Justice, Volume I

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Portland Community College (OR)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)
  • University of Oregon (OR)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE’s advisory committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion conceived of No Sustainability without Justice: An Anthology on Racial Equity and Social Justice as a way to share guidance around ...

  • Posted Oct. 29, 2021
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2021-26 Sustainability & Climate Action Plan

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School (MA)

The plan has four areas of focus:

  • Transportation
  • Buildings and energy
  • Grounds and water management
  • Materials and resource management

Each focus area has a schedule of specific initiatives to foster ...

  • Posted Oct. 29, 2021
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What Motivates Students to Be Sustainability Change Agents in the Face of Adversity?

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The world faces significant challenges that require transformative changes facilitated by Sustainability Change Agents (SCAs). Universities around the world have explicitly taken up the responsibility of developing in students the ...

  • Posted Oct. 29, 2021
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Comparison of Single-Use and Reusable Food Packaging Using a Life Cycle Assessment Approach

  • Michigan Technological University (MI)

This report was prepared by students at Michigan Technological University as part of the Consumer Product Manufacturing and Green Campus Enterprises to illustrate life cycle and sustabnibility by comparing single-use ...

  • Posted Oct. 22, 2021
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Campus Sustainability Progress Report - Fiscal Years 2019 & 2020

  • Tufts University (MA)

This progress report is a summary of Tufts University's progress on sustainability over two school years: 2018 - 2019 and 2019-2020. It includes qualitative and quantitative data on Academics & ...


Higher Education Telework and Flexible Work Survey

  • George Mason University (VA)

The “Higher Education Telework and Flexible Work Survey" was designed to address a general lack of understanding about how higher education institutions are approaching telework and flexible work as a ...


Sustainability Annual Report 2020

  • University of Sharjah

The Sustainability Office has announced the year of 2020 as the sustainability year, under the slogan of “Sustainability 2020”, in order to enhance and promote the concept of sustainability among ...


Sustainability Strategic Plan

  • Missouri State University (MO)

As a higher education institution, Missouri State is in a unique position to adopt and model sustainable actions to the surrounding community and to educate students in lifelong strategies for ...


Seattle Colleges Sustainability Plan

  • Seattle Colleges - District Office (WA)

The purpose of this plan is to outline the specific sustainability goals that the Colleges has committed to over the next five years. These goals represent ambitious, yet achievable, targets ...


Sustainability Vision

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BC)

Sustainability was a powerful theme throughout consultation for the development of the BCIT Strategic Plan 2019–2022 (Relevance. Reach. Renewal.). Building on this energy, we embarked on an intensive process ...


Climate Action Plan

  • University of Central Florida (FL)

In order of magnitude, UCF's main sources of emissions are: buildings, transportation, waste, and natural resources management. The long-term plan to lessen the university's environmental footprint focuses of ...


Climate Action Plan

  • Loyola Marymount University (CA)

LMU strives to infuse sustainability into all campus decision-making processes in order to promote economic, social, spiritual and environmental well-being. The lens of sustainability provides a powerful vision for community ...


Climate Action Plan Update

  • New Mexico State University (NM)

The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) is a highvisibility effort to address global climate disruption undertaken by a network of colleges and universities that have made institutional ...


Five-Year Strategic Plan

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

Sustainability requires responsibly using and managing natural resources to meet our needs today without harming the possibilities of future generations meeting their own tomorrow. Sustainability is central to the University ...


Climate Action Plan

  • Seattle University (WA)

This Climate Action Plan (CAP) is intended to guide Seattle University in furthering its commitment to sustainability and to addressing climate change. The university envisions a campus community in which ...


Sustainability Vision and Strategic Plan

  • Emory University (GA)

This strategic plan articulates a primary vision for the future, with four strategic action arenas. It includes guiding questions to stimulate further creativity towards sustainability efforts among all Emory units ...


Strategic Plan for Sustainable Agriculture Project

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

The GVSU Sustainable Agriculture Project is a collaboration between students, faculty, and staff to experience sustainable agriculture on the Allendale Campus. The project began with a group of students in ...


Strategic Plan for Office of Sustainability Practices

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

Sustainability is accepted and valued as having an integral role in fulfilling the mission of the university. This systems integration of sustainability builds the capacity to positively impact sustainability issues ...


Resilient CSUSB

  • California State University, San Bernardino (CA)

In April 2017, California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) took significant steps towards fostering a more sustainable future with the establishment of an Office of Sustainability. With a vision to ...


FY20 Sustainability Report

  • University of Massachusetts System (MA)

The University of Massachusetts (UMass), which includes five campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and the Medical School in Worcester, has made a collective commitment to be “good stewards of ...


UMass Sustainability Policy

  • University of Massachusetts System (MA)

The Sustainability Policy exemplifies the long-term commitment of the five campuses of UMass to be good stewards of fiscal and environmental resources. Our environmental responsibility is rooted in the University ...


The University at the Crossroads of Eco-Social Challenges: Pedagogy of Care and the Community of Life for a Transformative Learning

  • Universidad de Granada

What kind of responsibility do universities have with regard to the current emergency created by ecological and socio-economic collapse? This work begins by considering the colonization of universities by neoliberal ...


Climate Action Plan

  • Portland State University (OR)

At the start of the CAP planning process, the Campus Sustainability Office (CSO) took a leadership role in drafting the Plan, including gathering data, setting goals and targets, and identifying ...


Sustainability at Portland State University Playbook

  • Portland State University (OR)

This document summarizes Portland State University’s sustainability planning as of December 2013, identifies gaps, and articulates the path forward toward greater clarity of goals and deployment of related strategies ...


Advancing Sustainability at ESF

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

This selected topics Self-Study provided the opportunity to capitalize on efforts already underway to integrate sustainability across campus. Since the completion of the Vision 2020 Strategic Plan in 2003, ESF ...


Vision 2020 Update

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The College’s first strategic plan, in 2003, benchmarked who we were (are) and who we wanted to be. This thinking was encapsulated in Vision 2020. In the fall of ...


Clean Energy Master Plan

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is a Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Campus Challenge Partner under the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) REV ...


State of Sustainability 2021 Report

  • Colorado College (CO)

This report highlights much of that work and celebrates the continued dedicated work of the Campus Sustainability Council, Facilities Services, individual academic departments, offices and divisions across campus, student efforts ...


Climate Action Plan

  • Lane Community College (OR)

The 2017 Climate Action Plan 2.0 update represents the accomplishments and lessons learned in the six years since the first plan was published. The 2017 CAP 2.0 details ...


Climate Action Plan

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

The following document, Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Climate Action Plan, is both strategic and long-term in nature. The Climate Action Plan is designed to fulfill the Colleges’ obligation to ...


Policy on Sustainable Practices

  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)

The Sustainable Practices Policy (“Policy”) establishes goals in nine areas of sustainable practices: green building, clean energy, transportation, climate protection, sustainable operations, waste reduction and recycling, sustainable procurement, sustainable foodservice ...


Climate Action Plan

  • University of California, San Diego (CA)

In 2008, UC San Diego developed its first campus Climate Action Plan (CAP) for implementing the University’s climate strategy to meet State and UC climate policies and objectives. Specifically ...


Climate Action Plan

  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)

As a signatory to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), SUNY Oswego has made a commitment to improving the world environment. Building on the September 2009 Climate ...