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

1843
Total Resources
782
Organizations
54
Countries
52
U.S. States & Territories
8
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.

1843 resources

Learning and Teaching Sustainability: The contribution of Ecological Footprint calculators

  • Global Footprint Network (CA)
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Siena

Consumption habits imply responsibility. Progressive awareness of the scale of materials, energy, goods and services consumed on a daily basis and knowledge of the implications of consumption choices are prerequisites ...

  • Posted April 25, 2018
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Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles to the Implementation of Sustainable Development at Universities

  • National Taiwan Normal University
  • Universidade Aberta
  • University of Passo Fundo
  • University of Aveiro

Although there have been proven and successful developments in the field of Higher Education for Sustainable Development over the past 15 years or so, there are still numerous challenges to ...

  • Posted April 24, 2018
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Evaluating Core Competencies Development in Sustainability and Environmental Master's Programs: An empirical analysis

  • Boise State University (ID)
  • National Council for Science & the Environment (DC)
  • University of Tokyo
  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)
  • Tohoku University

Interest in and understanding of the various competencies that university sustainability and environmental graduate degree programs should aim for has increased in recent years. Yet empirical efforts that assess the ...

  • Posted April 24, 2018
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Sustainability at Universities: Students’ perceptions from Green and Non-Green universities

  • Vytautas Magnus University

As institutions of higher education, universities have a significant impact on society and can play a key role in sustainability provision. Particularly, it is expected that green universities, because they ...

  • Posted April 24, 2018
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The place of content and pedagogy in shaping sustainability learning outcomes in higher education

  • University of Haifa

This research investigates the ways in which undergraduate courses dealing with the environment address sustainable development (SD), and contribute to the development of sustainability learning outcomes (SLO). The participants in ...

  • Posted April 18, 2018
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The personal context of student learning for sustainability: Results of a multi-university research study

  • Victoria University (Victoria)

The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005–2014) was an important framework and catalyst for increasing Sustainable Development (SD) efforts within academic institutions, worldwide. Tertiary institutions began ...

  • Posted April 18, 2018
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The importance of international conferences on sustainable development as higher education institutions' strategies to promote sustainability: A case study in Brazil

  • University of Georgia (GA)
  • University of Cambridge

This paper analyzes the significance of international conferences for higher education institutions (HEIs)’ promotion of sustainability. The paper has undertaken a detailed review of the scientific literature on strategies of ...

  • Posted April 18, 2018
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The glocal curriculum: A model for transnational collaboration in higher education for sustainable development

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Transnational collaborations between universities provide an underutilized opportunity to teach sustainability competencies emphasizing the global and local nature of (un)sustainability. This article asks: what kind of curricula and teaching-learning ...

  • Posted April 18, 2018
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The FIU Nature Preserve: Achieving Biological Conservation Through Diversification of Stakeholders

  • Florida International University (FL)

Many institutions of higher education have sustainability initiatives; however, not all consider the importance of proximity to nature in the psychological well-being of their associated human community. Florida International University ...

  • Posted April 18, 2018
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The efficacy of real-world experiences and service learning for fostering competences for sustainable development in higher education

  • University of Leuven

One of the main challenges for teachers of higher education is to design learning activities that will allow students to effectively acquire sustainability competences. Education therefore needs to be re-oriented ...

  • Posted April 18, 2018
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The ecological domain in the sustainability science research and education

  • University of Tokyo

A single disciplinary approach fails to tackle problems threatening the sustainable development. Thus, the sustainability science – focused on the problem, normative, and covering many disciplines – has been developed and recognized ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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The concept of woonerf zone applied in university campuses: the case of the campus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

In this paper, the concept of transferring the idea of woonerf zone from residential areas to university campuses is examined and the campus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Testing Ecocentric and Anthropocentric Attitudes toward the Sustainable Development (EAATSD) Scale with Bachelor Students

  • Leiden University
  • The Hague University of Applied Science

The Ecocentric and Anthropocentric Attitudes toward the Sustainable Development (EAATSD) scale is adapted from other scales measuring environmental concern with the aim of specifically targeting the subject of sustainable development ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Teaching Environmental Sustainability Across the Sport Management Curriculum

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

The push to engage in the “green movement” has now shifted from a passing thought to a central focus of higher education. Environmental sustainability has the capacity to be an ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Tackling mobility environmental impacts through the promotion of student active travel

  • Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia

Concern about sustainability is rooted in the growing awareness that human activities have significant environmental impacts. Tackling impacts generated by mobility practices can pass through active mobility promotion. However, this ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Sustainability in university campus: options for achieving nearly zero energy goals

  • University of Coimbra

Purpose The purpose of this study was to design a renovation plan for a university campus building (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) with the aim to achieve nearly zero ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Systems Structure of Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education Institution

  • National University of Malaysia

To understand the enactment of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in higher education institution (HEI) and why very unequal ESD activity that mostly focused on campus greening rather than on ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Sustainability Reporting by Australian Universities

  • Victoria University (Victoria)

There is continuing debate about the consequences of climate change and an increasing emphasis placed on the disclosure of social and environmental indicators by organisations. Universities have been traditionally known ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Sustainability in higher education: A review of contributions from Portuguese Speaking Countries

  • University of Aveiro
  • University of Brasilia

The Portuguese-speaking countries (PSC) have a population of close to 250 million and occupy an area of about 10.7 million square kilometers across four continents. Most of these countries ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Sustainability education: how evolving STEM benefits underserved populations

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

This research explores ways in which sustainability education efforts can create an advantageous learning environment for women and underrepresented minority students in STEM. By drawing on key literature that discusses ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Sustainability competencies in teacher education: Making teacher education count in everyday school practice

  • Leuphana University of Lüneburg

The need for sustainable development and societal transformation is gaining more and more relevance. Social learning processes will be needed to contribute to real change which is why the 2030 ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Sustainability-oriented higher education networks: Characteristics and achievements in the context of the UN DESD

  • University of Zurich
  • Charles University

Higher education institutions (HEIs) are, as a sector, an important actor in society and their role in sustainability transition has been acknowledged. However, their commitments to sustainability expressed through the ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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The Role of University Campuses in Reconnecting Humans to the Biosphere

  • Stockholm University

In this paper, we explore the potential for integrating university campuses in a global sustainability agenda for a closer reconnection of urban residents to the biosphere. This calls for a ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Teaching Sustainability Using an Active Learning Constructivist Approach: Discipline-Specific Case Studies in Higher Education

  • Kennesaw State University (GA)

In this paper we present our rationale for using an active learning constructivist approach to teach sustainability-related topics in a higher education. To push the boundaries of ecological literacy, we ...

  • Posted April 17, 2018
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Integration of Sustainability into Architectural Education at Accredited Korean Universities

  • Hongik University
  • Korea University
  • Sungkyunkwan University
  • Chungbuk National University
  • University of Seoul
  • Seoul National University

This paper examines the integration of sustainability principles into architectural education programs at South Korean Universities that have been accredited by the Korea Architectural Accrediting Board (KAAB). Accreditation requires the ...

  • Posted April 16, 2018
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Connecting Competences and Pedagogical Approaches for Sustainable Development in Higher Education: A Literature Review and Framework Proposal

  • Tecnológico de Monterrey (Nuevo Leon)
  • Gävle University College
  • University of Toulouse

Research into and practice of Higher Education for Sustainable Development (HESD) have been increasing during the last two decades. These have focused on providing sustainability education to future generations of ...

  • Posted April 16, 2018
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‘The Camels are Unsustainable’ Using Study Abroad as a Pedagogical Tool for Teaching Ethics and Sustainable Development

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Michigan State University (MI)

Sustainable development (SD) has contested meanings, and perspectives vary within and across societies. Emphases can range dramatically from recycling advocacy to eradication of poverty. Assumptions and approaches to sustainable development ...

  • Posted April 16, 2018
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Individual Sustainability Competences for Eco-design Infrastructure

  • Open University of the Netherlands

Sustainability in the broadest sense of the term has become an undeniable aspect of corporate dealings this day and age. The advent of Corporate Social Responsibility as a morally sound ...

  • Posted April 16, 2018
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‘Education for sustainability’ in the business studies curriculum: a call for a critical agenda

  • Massey University

The critical theorization of education for sustainability developed from the earlier political conception of ‘education for the environment’. This critical perspective underpins the theory of education for sustainability that the ...

  • Posted April 16, 2018
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Enhancing Education for Sustainable Development in Environmental University Programmes: A Co-Creation Approach

  • Polytechnic University of Valencia (Valencia)
  • National Polytechnic University

The purpose of this study is to analyse co-creation approach as a strategy at HE as a prerequisite for a successful implementation of sustainable development (HESD), while considering student collaboration ...

  • Posted April 16, 2018
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Meat Consumption as a Wicked Problem: Evidence from Data and Policies

  • University of Turku

Sustainable food production and consumption is fundamental to the achievement of the worldwide UN Sustainable Development Goals. For a food system to be sustainable, it needs to provide adequate nutrition ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Duke University Carbon Policy on the Road to 2024: Policy Proposals

  • Duke University (NC)

The goal of our Bass Connections in Energy Team (henceforth “the Team”) was to research ways to measure and influence both individual and institutional change to reduce Duke University’s ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Sustainability: Designing Interdisciplinary Opportunities for Teaching

  • Southern Methodist University (TX)

The Sustainability: Designing Interdisciplinary Opportunities for Teaching workbook is not just about sustainability, in and of itself. It is just a part of a larger sustainability process that: 1) illustrates ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Designing a Model Landscape for Multiple Values: Envisioning a Sustainable Future for Middlebury College Lands

  • Middlebury College (VT)

As an institutional leader of the environmental movement, Middlebury College must steward its lands for the development of a sustainable, multi-use landscape. Managing the college’s 3,212 acres of ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Food Wasting Attitudes and Behaviours Among Residence Meal Hall Users at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Dalhousie University has undertaken multiple initiatives in recent years to produce less food waste within their dining halls. This study aimed to develop a relation between the attitudes and behaviours ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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The Emergence of the Field of Sustainability Science: Influences on Faculty Behavior Related to Sustainability Work

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

This study investigates sustainability science as an emerging scientific field and the role of faculty members at higher education institutions as drivers of change in sustainability-science-based research, teaching, and community ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Assessing the Understanding, Awareness, and Concern for Climate Change across Undergraduate Faculties at Dalhousie University

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

The research completed in this study evaluates the levels of understanding, awareness, and concern for climate change of current undergraduate students in Dalhousie University’s Faculties of Engineering, Science, Health ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Teaching Engineering Students about Cognitive Barriers during Design for Sustainable Infrastructure

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Sustainability is a complex socio-technical challenge that requires new ways of thinking. To help meet this challenge, I have created three case-based modules that teach engineering students how to apply ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Program Development at the Outback: Exploring Place-Based, Experiential Education through a Campus Farm

  • Western Washington University (WA)

A unique component of place-based, design-focused, experiential education has been facilitating students as they explore a wide range of their own capabilities. Cataloging botanical names, handling tools and exploring novel ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Benchmarking Sustainability between Higher Education Institutes

  • Ghent University

As our population keeps rising and the boundaries of our ecosystem become more and more transgressed, a clear call for a transition towards sustainable development is heard. Higher education institutions ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Still Hungry and Homeless in College

  • Temple University (PA)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

This is the largest national survey assessing the basic needs security of university students. It is the HOPE Lab’s 3rd national survey; the other two focused on community colleges ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Daylighting and Occupant Density: an indoor environmental quality analysis of Appalachian State University classrooms

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

This study examined a variety of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) attributes in classrooms across the Appalachian State University campus. The study focused on daylighting (the ability for natural light to ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Exploring the Interface of Marketisation and Education for Sustainable Development in English Higher Education

  • Keele University

This thesis explores the ideological and the practical relationship between Marketisation and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in English higher education (HE) – focusing on the political-economic ideology of Neoliberalism and ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Planning for Campus-Community Resilience to Climate Change in Champaign-Urbana

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

This literature study involves a two-prong analysis. The first part (Chapter 2) will involve review of literature, reports, websites of organizations who are involved in sustainability and resilience planning. The ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Enabling Divestment from Fossil Fuels: Characterizing Divestment Awareness and Support at Dalhousie University

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

A team of students at Dalhousie University has come together to develop a comprehensive research report on the state of divestment from fossil fuels at their University. Divestment campaigns have ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Transporting Dalhousie: An Analysis of Factors Influencing Students’ Transportation Choices to and from Dalhousie’s Studley Campus

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

This study analyzed and identified factors influencing student transportation choices to and from Dalhousie’s Studley Campus, addressing the knowledge gap in student transportation behavior. Our aim was to understand ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Infusing Sustainability in Higher Education in Ireland: The Green Curriculum Model (GCM) and the Dispositions, Abilities and Behaviours (DAB) Competency Framework

  • Dublin City University

There are numerous sustainability challenges facing the world today, including: climate change, pollution, consumerism and poverty. To make the world a more sustainable and better place to live in, humanity ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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How Academic Department Chairs View the Influence of Corporate Ethics Scandals on Ethics Education in Arizona Business Schools: A Qualitative Case Study at the Postsecondary Level

  • Grand Canyon University (AZ)

The purpose of this qualitative single case study was to explore how department chairs described the influence of recent corporate ethics scandals on content and availability of ethics education in ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Education for Sustainable Development- Just do it: Guidelines for designing Education for Sustainable Development

  • Wageningen University

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is focused on the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary in creating a sustainable future (UNESCO, 2005). Teachers are being asked to devote ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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Business versus Sustainability: A qualitative study focused on Swedish business students’ perceptions of business sustainability and its relation to action competence as part of UN’s Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

  • University of Gothenburg

Across the world it is recognized that businesses have to become more sustainable. Different sustainability initiatives have started to emerge in educational settings, but still few educators are able to ...

  • Posted April 11, 2018
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