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

3942
Total Resources
1903
Organizations
99
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.

3942 resources

Beyond the Deficit Model: Organic Chemistry Educators’ Beliefs and Practices about Teaching Green and Sustainable Chemistry

  • Queen's University

The rise of global environmental issues has stressed the importance of sustainability and green chemistry teachings. Nevertheless, these topics remain largely untouched in most post-secondary organic chemistry lecture courses. This ...

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How to increase students' motivation to engage in university initiatives towards environmental sustainability

  • Universitat de València
  • Universidad Tecnica del Norte

Nowadays, it is of vital importance to make students aware of the problems that can be generated by the deterioration of the environment. The purpose of this study is to ...

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The Principles for (Ir)Responsible Management Education: An exploration of the dynamics of paradox, the hidden curriculum, competencies and symbolization

  • De Montfort University
  • Oxford Brookes University

This article discusses whether, as academics, we are behaving irresponsibly in the manner in which we deliver the much-vaunted Principles for Responsible Management Education. The Principles for Responsible Management Education ...

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Student Led Governance of a Campus Community Permaculture Garden at a Liberal Arts University

  • St. Lawrence University (NY)

This case-study supports the implementation and social investment in university campus community gardens as an interdisciplinary resource for academic research, extra-curricular activities, and community building. Using a permaculture design model ...

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Sustainability infrastructure insights from a campus sustainability survey

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The physical and social infrastructure of an environment influences the ability of that place to be sustainable. To evaluate the sustainability culture and literacy of a university environment, a campus ...

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A Place-Based Sustainability Approach to Learning about Photovoltaic Solar Energy

  • University of San Diego (CA)

An ethical and effective engineering practice is inherently place-responsive and designs for a sustainable future. Engineering students must therefore be educated within a sustainable and sociotechnical paradigm. In the spring ...

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How university students assess the planetary boundaries: A global empirical study

  • Technical University of Dortmund
  • Goethe University Frankfurt

In order to effectively address global environmental problems, it is important that future decision-makers in society are aware of the safe operation space for humans, which is limited by the ...

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In Defense of Doom and Gloom: Science, Sensitivity, and Mobilization in Teaching about Climate Change

  • State University of New York at New Paltz (NY)

Given the profound social implications of climate change, this subject is increasingly important for a broad range of sociology classes. Sociology instructors who address the subject of climate change face ...

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Integrating the United Nations sustainable development goals into higher education globally: a scoping review

  • Karolinska Institutet

Background: In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Higher education institutions have a role in raising awareness and ...

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Does Green Image Influence Student Loyalty: A Conceptual Framework

  • University of Technology Sarawak

As the application of green image to predict student loyalty is still limited in the literature, this study's primary purpose is to propose a conceptual framework to examine student ...

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Understanding the Research Interlinkages Between Anthropocene, Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals: A Global Bibliometric Analysis

  • Presidency University
  • Guangzhou University

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are impacted by the Anthropocene's onset, hence critical actions must be taken to develop tailored policies for these goals. This research aims to understand the ...

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Connection to nature of university students in the environmental field — An empirical study in 41 countries

  • Goethe University Frankfurt

People's personal relationships with nature are seen as essential factors influencing environmental behavior. Although human-nature relationships have been a recurring research topic in a wide range of disciplines, there ...

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Sustainability Rankings: What they are About and How to make them Meaningful

  • RMIT University

Higher education institutions (HEIs) have long embraced a path towards sustainability and engaged in supporting sustainable development. The adoption of the sustainability development goals has forced HEIs to assess how ...

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Using a Multi-Criteria Ranking Method to Assess Factors Influencing the Implementation of Sustainable Development at Higher Educational Institutions

  • Wrocław University of Science and Technology

Over the last years, there has been a significant increase in interest in sustainable development in higher education institutions, and many have begun to implement sustainable development into their system ...

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Student perceptions and interests in sustainability: differences among student groups and impact on student sustainability program participation

  • University of Georgia (GA)

Purpose: This study aims to examine factors that impact participation of diverse university students in an academic sustainability certificate and Office of Sustainability internships at the University of Georgia, recognizing ...

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Generating students’ loyalty towards the sustainable university during the later COVID-19 pandemic

  • Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai

Purpose: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought tremendous changes in society. Universities were among the few organisations with some previous knowledge of online education, being able to rapidly adapt by transferring ...

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Is the grass always greener? Access to campus green spaces can boost students’ sense of belonging

  • University of Leeds (West Yorkshire)

Purpose: An important facet of student’s sense of belonging is students’ relationships with, and time spent in, the university campus. The purpose of this paper is to explore the ...

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Transforming education for the just transition

  • University of Dundee
  • King's College London
  • Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour

Society faces many challenges in promoting a just transition to a low-carbon economy, a transition that does not create or exacerbate injustices. Notably, the just transition can only be attained ...

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Grappling with Climate Change and the Internationalization of the Higher Education: An Eco-Socialist Perspective

  • University of Melbourne (Victoria)

Universities worldwide have come to embrace the rhetoric of environmental sustainability and a commitment to climate action while simultaneously seeking to internationalize themselves within the context of the global economy ...

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Governance in the implementation of the UN sustainable development goals in higher education: global trends

  • Winona State University (MN)
  • Universidade Federal de Vicosa
  • University of Malta (Northern Harbor District)
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (Eastern)
  • Universidade Fernando Pessoa

Governance is a key component for implementing sustainable development (SD) initiatives in university teaching, research, and projects. This line of thinking also applies to implementing the United Nations (UN) sustainable ...

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Students’ attitudes towards campus sustainability: a comparison among three universities in Sweden

  • Jönköping University
  • Diponegoro University

The role of higher education institutions (HEIs) in promoting and supporting sustainability has outstretched over the past decades as a result of various declarations and commitments related to the need ...

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Developing curricula that equip designers with capabilities to enact sustainable futures: A matter of ethos

  • Queensland University of Technology

This project addresses the lack of research regarding emerging roles for designers in the 21st century and their associated capabilities, along with the lack of studies looking into how a ...

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Empowering Future Leaders to Advocate Sustainable Action: A comparative analysis between two university programmes focusing on leadership and sustainability in Sweden and Germany

  • Malmö University

Sustainability must be integrated into our everyday world. To achieve that, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established. Some scholars agree that the SDGs are not enough. So, a new strategy ...

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A self-Identity-development approach to higher business education for sustainability

  • University of Manitoba (MB)

This study is focused on reorienting conventional educational approaches in higher education, particularly in higher business education, that tend to link unsustainable inner values with economic and analytical skills. Higher ...

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What can Sustainability Schools Learn from the Career Services Offered at Business Schools?

  • University of Michigan (MI)

Increasingly, the importance of sustainability as a goal for different sectors in society is becoming paramount. Given the importance and urgency of this, the objective of this paper is to ...

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Higher Education and Food Access: A Case Study of Food Access Initiatives and Their Community Impact

  • Central Washington University (WA)

Food security issues are being prioritized across college campuses and among student communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. While basic needs services are typically available on campuses, there ...

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Communicating Sustainability Through Websites of Higher Education Institutions of New Jersey

  • Seton Hall University (NJ)

Sustainability is integrated into the higher education institutions as a new culture. Since the emergence of various declarations and policies, higher education institutions have integrated, implemented and practiced sustainability in ...

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Integrating a sustainability curriculum within maritime education: case study of a South African university

  • World Maritime University

Sustainable Development (SD) is increasingly receiving attention in the maritime sector with literature suggesting that sustainability in this sector has moved from being a mere buzzword to a challenge that ...

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Sustainable Living Edu

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

For my senior project, I created a virtual sustainability training program called ‘Sustainable Living Edu’ for students and employees at Cal Poly SLO. There is a lack of environmental literacy ...

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Moving Towards Increased Biological Diversity on Campus Through Environmental Stewardship

  • Radboud Universiteit

Moving towards higher sustainability on campuses is the priority in the majority of university agendas. However, when it comes to biodiversity loss, many people tend not to recognize the urgency ...

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Social Capital, Indigenous Storytelling, and Fish Diversity: Learning Together Through Community-university Partnerships in Downeast Maine

  • University of Maine (ME)

Not only can community-university partnerships be vehicles for mobilizing community resources and affecting change, they also have high potential to produce useful, nuanced research and enable renewed visions of trust ...

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Exploring the Intersection of Science and Policy: The Case Study of Installing Solar Panels and Energy Storage System at the University of Ottawa

  • University of Ottawa (ON)

Buildings account for up to a third of total world greenhouse gas GHG emissions, and this pattern is expected to persist. By 2050, cities will be home to 70 % of ...

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Campus Sustainability and COVID-19: Perspectives of Challenges and Opportunities from Sustainability Leaders

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted much of society and universities are no exception. One area of concern is the disruption to campus sustainability. Previously, campus sustainability already faced a variety ...

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Searching for Shared Meaning: Defining and Measuring Sustainability as Institutional Work and Organizational Change

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

About me In my schooling, worklife, and even childhood interests, the natural sciences played a big role. Although I certainly derived inherent satisfaction from many aspects of natural science, I ...

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Alternatives to the Mainstream Economic Growth Paradigm in Business Administration Curricula at Dutch Research Universities.

  • University of Twente

This Master’s thesis sheds light on the reasons for including or excluding alternatives to the mainstream economic growth paradigm in/from the Bachelor curricula of Business Administration (BA) programmes ...

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Improving Energy Stewardship at Michigan Technological University's Athletic Complexes

  • Michigan Technological University (MI)

Athletics departments are showcases for universities, serving as a public face and recruitment outlet that communicates university identity to the world. This applied research project examines the state of electrical ...

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An Examination of University Employees' Green Workplace Behaviors

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

As colleges and universities implement or enhance campus sustainability programs and administrators seek to understand the impact of such programs on their campuses, much effort has focused on understanding the ...

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Perspectives on Sustainability in Short-term Faculty-led Programs

  • SIT School for International Training (VT)

Sustainability is a relatively new topic to the field of International Education. Despite this, its importance is tantamount for the continuation of the industry for future generations. The industry’s ...

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Towards Sustainable Dietary Change: An Exploration of Norwegian University Student's Attitudes toward Meat Reduction

  • University of Agder

The current food system is associated with various environmental implications. The meat the industry has been recognized as a substantial contributor to these environmental implications and places enormous strain on ...

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Universities and the Doughnut Strategy: Comparative analysis of university strategies and the integration of planetary and social boundaries and the general concept of sustainable development

  • Linkoping University

The 21st-century climate crisis and human development are placing a burden on the planet and society and require strategic integration as well as education about sustainable development. Universities are educational ...

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Air travel and academia : understanding the perceived benefits and barriers to reducing air miles

  • University of Canterbury

Air travel is hugely damaging to the environment. It is also a common practice in the academic community. This study contributes an understanding of what drives air travel amongst academics ...

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Environmental Attitudes of Community College Students Concerning Age, Gender, and Race

  • St. John's University, New York (NY)

Many studies have shown the mental, physical, and academic benefits of environmental education to students. Equally important, environmental education can develop our students into more environmentally minded citizens. However, we ...

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Understanding Environmental Justice Instruction in Higher Education: Activist Epistemic Orientations and a Continuum of Community Engaged Curricular and Pedagogical Practice

  • University of Massachusetts Boston (MA)

Starting in the early 1980’s, the environmental justice (EJ) movement was critical in drawing much needed attention to how communities of color, low-income groups, Indigenous peoples, and other marginalized ...

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The Green Passport Program: Proposing A Study Abroad Program to Encourage Sustainable Behavior and Offset Emissions

  • University of Richmond (VA)

The University of Richmond has a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, and in order to do this, carbon offsets are likely a necessary component to implement in lieu ...

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Who will save the world if the profit is too low?: A single case study on a Swedish business school, investigating their work toward responsible management education

  • Jönköping University

Background: Business schools are one of society’s most influential institutions as they contribute to transforming and influencing the way the business world works. Hence, business schools bear responsibility for ...

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Preparing Business Students to be Sustainable Business Leaders in the 21st Century

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The necessity and importance of sustainability has been discussed increasingly often and urgently as material business considerations, notably by Larry Fink, the CEO of Blackrock (Fink 2021a). Further, research over ...

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Scoring Water Stewardship at Academic Institutions: A Water Resources Management Scoring Framework for Future Sustainability, Resilience and Innovation

  • Oregon State University (OR)

In the face of the global climate crisis, paired with current and future risks over water resources, the importance of effective water resources management cannot be overstated. However, there is ...

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Sustainability certificates in higher education

  • JAMK University of Applied Sciences

The thesis researched the usage of sustainability certificates in higher education, in Finland and in Europe. The objective was to suggest which certificates were suitable for Jamk University of Applied ...

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Perspective Transformation Regarding Sustainability in Higher Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

This study examined transformative sustainability learning (TSL) by determining the occurrence of perspective transformation (PT) regarding sustainability in sustainability-focused courses offered at a public university. 131 students in two upper-division ...

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Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning in Midwestern Higher Education Institutions

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) is an innovative approach to stormwater management that has the potential to provide a variety of operational, environmental, and human benefits beyond those offered by more ...

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