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

3948
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.

3948 resources

Strategic Plan

  • Radford University (VA)

This plan provides a comprehensive approach to sustainability through, curriculum development, specialized programming, community development, and operations.

  • Posted Oct. 28, 2022
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Sustainability Plan

  • Bryant University (RI)

This Plan is a living document that proactively addresses each credit area with the intention of improving Bryant’s STARS rating, and each incorporated area.

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2022
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Climate Action Plan

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

This plan provides an outline of strategic actions for UB to achieve climate neutrality by 2030.

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2022
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California State University Sustainability Policy

  • California State University, Chancellor's Office (CA)

This policy is intended to position the nation's largest university system as a leader in the teaching and use of applied research to educate climate literate students equipped to ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Framework for Sustainability

  • University of Tasmania (TAS)

The Strategic Framework for Sustainability provides a collective focus on activities in and for sustainability across the campus and in so doing encapsulates commitments across four areas:

  • Goal 1: A ...
  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Climate Neutrality Plan

  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)

This plan identifies long frame priority areas of emphasis that establish how sustainability is reflected in the identity of the university through academics, operations, planning and coordination.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Direction Plan

  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)

This plan highlights sustainability through an academic lens and is tied to course development.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Sustainability Plan

  • Thompson Rivers University (BC)

This plan provides a comprehensive list of sustainability goals, themes, and strategies for TRU.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Sustainability Master Plan

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

The Sustainability Master Plan identifies long frame priority areas of emphasis that establish how sustainability is reflected in the identity of the university.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Sustainability Plan

  • Yale University (CT)

The Yale Sustainability Plan 2025 contains goals on Applied Research and Active Learning (to identify pathways for both and the use of the campus as a living laboratory) and for ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas (TM)

This plan integrates Sustainable Development Goals into the strategies and objectives of the institution. Examples are: climate action, quality education, reduction in equalities, and more.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Inclusive Excellence Action Plan

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

The four-year GSU Diversity Plan provides a list of goals, strategies, and actions the campus has taken to integrate increased representation, equity, and inclusion of underrepresented groups on campus.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • Georgia Southern University (GA)

The GSU Strategic Plan provides measurable outcomes through operational efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Climate Action Plan

  • Ball State University (IN)

The BSU Climate Action Plan indicates five-year increments of targeted reduction which aligns the energy conservation and carbon emissions planning with the five-year cycling of strategic academic planning.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Capital Master Plan

  • Central Washington University (WA)

The Capital Master Plan is provides a framework within which the university can change and grow as needs evolve. The plan reinforces and improves upon existing patterns of use by ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • Indiana University Southeast (IN)

This five-year plan provides a list of strategies that further campus and university sustainability initiatives such as, develop a campus climate preparedness and resilience plan, achieve an AASHE/STARS silver ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Climate Action Plan

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD)

The University's Climate Action Plan identifies sustainability objectives related to academics/research.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Action Plan

  • Roger Williams University (RI)

RWU's plan includes a Sustainable Futures framework that provides a list of campus initatives such as, reconstituting the university's Sustainability Committee, conducting and submitting an AASHE/STARS reports ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Cork)

This two‐year plan builds on our strengths in student focus, sustainability, and community and global engagement, to identify actions to respond to the current crisis and position UCC for ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • Raritan Valley Community College (NJ)

RVCC's Strategic Plan offers insight to the institutions dedication to incorporating Service Learning, environmental sustainability, and diversity initiatives.

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • University of Manitoba (MB)

University of Manitoba’s commitment to sustainability and innovation can be found in the goals and actions of the campus strategic plan. Examples of goals include but are not limited ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Sustainability Strategy Plan

  • University of Manitoba (MB)

The UM Sustainability Strategy Plan is a public document with measurable sustainability objectives. The goals within the strategy are divided into 3 categories: Infrastructure and Operations, Campus Life, Research and ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Sustainability Plan

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

NC State’s Sustainability Strategic Plan is a five-year roadmap that builds upon the university’s strengths, momentum, and decades of sustainability progress. It sets forth an ambitious set of ...

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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Sustainability Plan

  • Sewanee - The University of the South (TN)

This Sustainability Plan puts forth a set of strategic goals to serve as a framework to elucidate the driving values and give direction to the university's approach to sustainability

  • Posted Oct. 19, 2022
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No Sustainability Without Justice, Volume III

  • AASHE (MA)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Furman University (SC)
  • Intentional Endowments Network (MA)
  • OCAD University (ON)
  • University of Illinois Chicago (IL)
  • Global Endowment Management (NC)
  • Gallaudet University (DC)
  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

Volume III of No Sustainability Without Justice: An Anthology on Racial Equity and Social Justice shares perspectives on how racial equity, social justice, diversity and inclusion are integral components to ...

  • Posted Oct. 17, 2022
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2022 Sustainable Campus Index

  • AASHE (MA)

The 2022 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 ...

  • Posted Oct. 17, 2022
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Sustainability Action Plan

  • Vanier College (QC)

The Vanier College commitment to sustainability and innovation in the Sustainability Action Plan is evidenced by the integration focus areas into academics, extra-curricular activities, and operations. Operations at the college ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • California State University, San Bernardino (CA)

The main elements of the strategic plan include five goals associated with objectives and strategies that serve as metrics for future accountability, including Student Success, Faculty and Staff Success, Resources ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2022
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Strategic Plan

  • Douglas College (BC)

As a public post-secondary institution, Douglas College has a responsibility to provide environmental and social leadership. Initiatives under 3.2 “Contribute to sustainability goals through education, processes and practices” will ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2022
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Master Plan

  • Champlain College (VT)

Champlain’s master plan is a plan for accommodating a changing institution in ways that respect and enhance one of Burlington’s most treasured residential neighborhoods.

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2022
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Sustainability Action Plan

  • Champlain College (VT)

This document offers a roadmap for how Champlain College will carry out its Sustainability Values. This plan builds upon other College plans and policies, most notably the Strategic and Master ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2022
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2021-2022 Sustainability Annual Report

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The 2021-2022 UVA Sustainability Annual Report provides a snapshot of collaborative work accomplished by students, staff, faculty and alumni to advance UVA’s sustainability goals over the past academic year ...

  • Posted Aug. 18, 2022
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Constructing a Transformative Sustainability Pedagogy: Teacher Empowerment for a Sustainable Future.

  • University of Oulu

The article demonstrates an action research approach for constructing Transformative Sustainability Pedagogy (TSP) to empower teachers for a sustainable future. The starting point for the TSP was a Transformative Education ...


Scope 3 Business-related air travel Greenhouse Gas emissions at Royal Roads University, Victoria BC

  • Royal Roads University (BC)

I completed an analysis of GHG emissions for all air travel during the 2019 calendar year at Royal Roads University; this analysis included travel emissions of the University Executive; its ...

  • Posted June 13, 2022
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Campus as a Living Laboratory: The Built Environment

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

This book chapter focuses on Florida Gulf Coast University using its campus as a living lab to teach sustainability to students and the way that this type of learning affects ...


A greenway for sustainable transportation of the university campus: Diyala University as a case study

  • University of Baghdad
  • University of Diyala

Transportation is one of the aspects that enable us to achieve sustainability on a university campus, by taking environmental, social, and economic requirements. Walking is a green mode that can ...


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Water Plan

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Sustaining water quantity and quality for people and the environment is a growing challenge. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to working to ensure clean water ...


Evaluating Food Packaging Waste in Schools: A Systematic Literature Review

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Public schools in the U.S. generate about 14,500 tons of municipal solid waste daily, and approximately 42% of that is food packaging generated by school foodservice, contributing significantly ...


Navigating the Necessary Evils: Contemplating the Topic of Sustainability in Study Abroad

  • School for International Training (VT)

Travel is a defining feature of education abroad, instrumental in exposing students to experiences and countries beyond their campus community. The cultural exchange implied in travel aspires to benefit both ...


The Land Use Changes in the Çukurova University Campus

  • Çukurova Üniversitesi
  • Osmaniye Korkut Ata Üniversitesi
  • Niğde Ömer Halisdemir Üniversitesi

This study aimed to determine the land-use changes in the Cukurova University campus, providing ecosystem services to the city of Adana with its natural areas. Land uses of the study ...


Water–energy–carbon nexus at campus scale: Case of North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power

  • North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power
  • Nanjing University

Clarifying the nexus between water, energy, and carbon has great importance regarding regional sustainable development. A university campus is a multifunctional comprehensive community attribute suitable for exploring campus–scale water ...


A holistic sustainability assessment of a university campus using life cycle approach

  • Abdullah Gül University

The sustainability performances of campuses are of importance as it could model the effective sustainable initiatives that could be then applied to campuses by decision-makers and designers. Studies have been ...


Food sustainability perception at universities: Education and demographic features effects

  • Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Università degli Studi di Palermo

The 2030 Agenda of the United Nations merged in 17 goals the strong need to change the pattern of human life on the planet in a path of strengthening sustainability ...


Building capacity for socio-ecological change through the campus farm: a mixed-methods study

  • Butler University (IN)
  • Indiana University System Administration (IN)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (IN)
  • Henry M Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (MD)

Given the ongoing socio-ecological crises, higher education institutions need curricular interventions to support students in developing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to create a sustainable future. Campus farms are ...


Renewing Universities in Our Climate Emergency: Stewarding System Change and Transformation

  • University of Freiburg (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
  • University of York
  • Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) (Scotland)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • International Futures Forum (Scotland)
  • H3Uni (Scotland)
  • Susanne Moser Research and Consulting (MA)

This paper outlines climate emergencies facing universities and, by drawing on research on system transition, provides insights about how change to overcome the challenges might be stewarded. Climate change brings ...


Common features of sustainable higher education sector according to an international sustainability ranking data

  • Häme University of Applied Sciences
  • Universidade Feevale
  • National Defence University (Finland)

This case study utilized data from an international university ranking (GreenMetric World University Rankings). The data show that in 2015–17, campus greening activities were dominated by sustainable development (SD ...


Development of the University Food Environment Assessment (Uni-Food) Tool and Process to Benchmark the Healthiness, Equity, and Environmental Sustainability of University Food Environments

  • University of Tasmania (TAS)
  • Monash University (VIC)
  • Deakin University
  • Flinders University (South Australia)
  • University of Melbourne (Victoria)
  • University of Wollongong (New South Wales)
  • University of Sydney (NSW)

Globally, there is increasing interest in monitoring actions to create healthy, equitable and environmentally sustainable food environments. Currently, there is a lack of detailed tools for monitoring and benchmarking university ...


Sustainability based careers and graduate prospects

  • University of West London

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals aim to create a sustainable global future through seventeen inter-related objectives that encompass the environment, social justice, and good governance. Countries are deploying national ...


To shift a paradigm or not: worldviews at play in responsible management education literature

  • KU Leuven
  • University of Antwerp
  • TBS Education

This study analyzes which worldviews on the interrelatedness of the economic, environmental and social systems are adopted in the literature on responsible management education (RME) and explores how this affects ...


Universities and CSR Teaching: New Challenges and Trends

  • Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale

This paper aims to analyse how universities are currently improving CSR teaching, pointing out some new challenges and trends emerging from a context in which CSR issues have become increasingly ...