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

2227
Total Resources
1014
Organizations
67
Countries
53
U.S. States & Territories
9
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.

2227 resources

The Politics and Economics of Parking on Campus

Universities have tried almost every possible way to deal with the shortage of campus parking: lotteries, hunting licenses, first-come-first-served, waiting lists, seniority, and need-based systems. As another way to eliminate ...

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A Guide to Developing a Sustainable Food Purchasing Policy

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Food Alliance (OR)
  • Health Care Without Harm (VA)
  • Institute for Agricultural Trade and Policy (DC)
  • Portland State University (OR)

This guide is intended to help universities, colleges, hospitals, and other institutions - as well as those advocating for food system change - create, promote and implement practical sustainable food purchasing policies ...

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Environmental management accounting within universities: current state and future potential

  • RMIT University

Environmental management accounting (EMA) is attracting increased recognition as a management tool that assists in improving financial and environmental performance through enhanced environmental accountability. Various industries have been included in ...

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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report 1995-2005

  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA)

This report summarizes Cal Poly Pomona’s anthropogenic green house gas emissions for fiscal years 1995-2005. The inventory process is a first step towards quantifying the environmental impact of the ...

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Carbon Neutrality Makes the Grade

Business schools are enlisting students' help in developing their own carbon-neutral schemes, and they may develop leaders of tomorrow's sustainable economies.

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A community-based social marketing campaign to green the offices at Pacific University: Recycling, paper reduction and environmentally preferable purchasing

  • Antioch University (OH)

This study describes a community-based social marketing (CBSM) research project to bring awareness and behavior change around paper reduction, recycling, and purchasing of environmentally preferred products (EPP) at a small ...

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Student Activities Climate Change Resource Guide: How Student Affairs Professionals Can Contribute to Campus Climate Neutrality

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

Campus presidents and chancellors across the country are committing their institutions to a climate neutral future. As of this writing, more than 550 campus leaders have signed the American College ...

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Evergreen's Comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Inventory

  • Evergreen State College, The (WA)

This study provides the results of The Evergreen State College's comprehensive greenhouse gas inventory. In light of the latest scientific research on the issue of global warming and in ...

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Prototyping a campus sustainability management system

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

A growing number of cities and universities have created sustainability plans that include specific environmental, social, and economic performance goals. Sustainability metrics or indicators are often used to track progress ...

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Degrees That Matter: Climate Change and the University

  • Tufts University (MA)

Universities and colleges are in a unique position to take a leadership role on global warming. As communities, they can strategize and organize effective action. As laboratories for learning and ...

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A sense of power: an energy analysis of the University of Cincinnati's west campus

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

This study consists of an energy analysis of UC's west campus. The central component of this thesis examines the Aronoff Center, analyzing its design and function in relation to ...

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Creating a Campus Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund: A Guide for Students

  • Macalester College (MN)
  • AASHE (PA)

This publication describes innovative and powerful mechanisms for financing sustainability projects on campus including energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy installations. The guide provides step-by-step guidance for establishing revolving loan ...

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The feasibility of implementing a farm-to-college program at the University of Cincinnati

  • University of Cincinnati (OH)

Some of the major issues confronting environmental planners today are affected by the modern system of food production, distribution, and consumption. The major contributing factor to this relationship is movement ...

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AASHE Digest 2007

  • AASHE (PA)

Includes over 800 stories about higher education institutions that are leading the way to a sustainable future. It is organized into 24 chapters spanning education, research, campus operations, administration, and ...

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A Call for Climate Leadership: Progress and Opportunities in Addressing the Defining Challenge of our Time

  • Second Nature (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • ecoAmerica (DC)

Higher Education has a unique role in society. It has been granted tax-free status, the ability to receive public and private funds, and academic freedom, in exchange for educating students ...

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Campus Climate Action and Multilevel Environmental Governance

The growing recognition that the future of the climate regime may also lie in strong local and regional initiatives (Dimitrov, et al., 2004) stems from the belief that our familiar ...

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Environmental sustainability plan for the University of Southern California

  • University of Southern California (CA)

The purpose of this project was to compare the characteristics of environmental sustainability programs at leading institutions with those already in place, while not formalized, at the University of Southern ...

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Design of energy efficient building with radiant slab cooling

  • University of Calgary (AB)

Air-conditioning comprises a substantial fraction of commercial building energy use because of compressor-driven refrigeration and fan-driven air circulation. Core regions of large buildings require year-round cooling due to heat gains ...

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Campus commuting: Barriers to walking and bicycling use in a university town

  • Clemson University (SC)

Amongst the growing calls for environmental sustainability comes the frequently-expressed desire to increase the use of non-motorized modes of transportation for commuting. However, walking and bicycling are only viable commuting ...

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Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education: New Directions for Institutional Research

This volume details sustainability issues in institutional research (IR) and covers: the sustainability challenges we face as institutions, individuals, and the particular need for educational institutions to embrace and address ...

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Transportation Demand Management at the University of Toronto: Context and Financial Feasibility

  • University of Toronto (ON)

This study was conducted as a second year Research Opportunity Program at the University of Toronto from October 2006 to April 2007. The scope of the project encompasses research from ...

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The Campus Sustainability Movement: A strategic perspective

  • Blekinge Institute of Technology

Society is facing a crisis of un-sustainability. The sector of higher education is well poised to support transition to a sustainable society. This thesis assesses the efforts of the Campus ...

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Sustainability in higher education

  • Stony Brook University (NY)

Sustainability—"development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (qtd. in Clugston et al., 1)—is a vitally ...

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UC Davis Alternative Transportation and Parking Investment Study

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The purpose of this study is to examine the potential for the University of California at Davis (UCD) to invest in expanding its alternative transportation programs (ATP) as a means ...

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Social Sustainability of Alternate Transportation Modes at the University of British Columbia

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

A clear understanding of the social factors that influence transportation choice will enable the University of British Columbia to improve the existing portfolio of demand management strategies, including the student ...

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Lighting efficiency feasibility study of three Ohio university buildings

  • Ohio University (OH)

This thesis aims to evaluate the lighting efficiency of three Ohio University campus buildings. The primary research question is: What are the short- versus long-term costs and benefits to Ohio ...

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Will Sustainability Take Root?

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Berea College (KY)
  • University at Buffalo (NY)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • Middlebury College (VT)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

Do you know sustainability when you see it? The results of an institution’s commitment to environmental, social, and economic health are often subtle. Campus advocates and practitioners who have ...

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AASHE Digest 2006

  • AASHE (PA)

Includes over 600 stories about higher education institutions that are leading the way to a sustainable future. It is organized into 8 chapters covering: 1) institutional change, 2) education and ...

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The Greening of America's Campuses

  • Berea College (KY)
  • University of South Carolina (SC)
  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Emory University (GA)

Colleges have long marketed their campus amenities, their rosters of scholars, their selectivity and study-abroad programs. To that list, add one more thing: their green credentials. From Berea College in ...

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The integrative role of the campus environmental audit: experiences at Bishop's University, Canada

  • Bishop's University (QC)

This paper seeks to suggest that the campus environmental audit can become an important tool that synergizes active learning and operations planning and management approaches to promote sustainability on university ...

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Energy Service Companies as a Component of a Comprehensive University Sustainability Strategy

  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

This paper aims to quantify and critically analyze the best practices of a comprehensive environmental stewardship strategy (ESS), which included a guaranteed energy savings program (GESP) that utilized an energy ...

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Benefits of Campus Transit Pass: Study of Students' Willingness to Pay for Proposed Mandatory Transit Pass Programs

  • Western Washington University (WA)

The problem of estimating the expected net benefits of an unlimited-access campus transit pass, which would also fund an increase in critically needed services, is an example of the problem ...

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Transportation-focused Generic Environmental Impact Statement

  • Cornell University (NY)

Addresses potential transportation impacts of Cornell population growth over next ten years.

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Community partner indicators of engagement: An action research study on campus-community partnership

  • Antioch University (OH)

The central purpose of this research study was to develop common indicators of engagement for civic initiatives between institutions of higher education and their community organization partners. The unique aspect ...

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University of Washington U-Pass 2006 Report

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

Each year the Transportation Office publishes an annual report about the U-PASS program. This publication provides information for measuring the program’s performance during the year; highlights its activities, initiatives ...

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The relationship of pedagogy and students' understanding of environment in environmental education

  • University of Technology Sydney

This study has two main findings. First, the pedagogy of environmental education has strong classification and framing (after Bernstein 1971) that supports the objectification of the environment. Second, there is ...

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Survey of LEED Water Efficiency Credits and Strategies in the Southeastern United States

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

Sustainable building design is growing in popularity partly due to the success of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System. LEED is becoming more common in the ...

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Sustainability and the University

While universities are often depicted in the popular press as being at odds with prevailing trends in society, the opposite is far closer to the truth. The twin developments of ...

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U-Pass at the University of British Columbia: Lessons for Effective Demand Management in the Campus Context

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

U-Pass at the University of British Columbia: Lessons for Effective Demand Management in the Campus Context (2005) draws on the U-Pass program at the University of British Columbia to provide ...

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Education for sustainable development at the university level: Interactions of the need for community, fear of indoctrination, and the demands of work

  • Florida State University (FL)

The goal of this study was to describe the factors that influence education for sustainable development (ESD) in American universities. Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) was employed as the theoretical ...

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2005 EFS-West Salary Survey of Sustainability and Environmental Coordinators

  • AASHE (PA)

The survey was completed in August 2005. Any survey respondents who did not have titles similar to “Sustainability or Environmental Coordinator” were not included. Thirty-six American coordinators were included in ...

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Making The Business Case For Sustainability: It's Not Just About Getting Points

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Architects and designers have done an admirable job of bringing sustainability and “green” buildings to the front of our consciousness in recent years. Once only the battle cry of environmental ...

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Colleges Compete to Shrink Their Mark On the Environment

  • Berea College (KY)
  • University at Buffalo (NY)
  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Tufts University (MA)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • College of the Atlantic (ME)

From the College of the Atlantic's zero-waste graduation this month in Maine to Ball State University's biodiesel-powered shuttle fleet in Indiana, schools are moving in ways large and ...

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Goal setting for sustainability: a new method of environmental education

  • Murdoch University (Western Australia)

If current environmental problems are to be addressed and future environmental problems are to be prevented, significant changes are needed in the way people live. Environmental education has been identified ...

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Toward a greener campus : Experiments with sustainable resource management at one Mexican university and two United States universities

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)

Modern society faces a range of difficult resource management problem like climate change, acid rain and soil depletion. To confront problems like these successfully, educational institutions, along with all other ...

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U-Pass Review: Final Report

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Student U-Pass programs were implemented in September 2003 at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU). Each of these U-Pass agreements were implemented under agreements between ...

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The Hidden Economics of Campus Sustainability

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Most of us are familiar with the obvious economic and environmental benefits associated with utility cost avoidance programs. For example, Colorado State University has actively encouraged energy management and water ...

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Environmental sustainability 'inreach' : How the campus community informs itself about environmental issues

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

As many higher education institutions join in the sustainability challenge, several studies recently have emerged that examine the experiences of these institutions in greening their campuses. These studies have identified ...

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Big News on Campus

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Clemson University (SC)
  • Yale University (CT)

Provides information on the environmental practices of several colleges in the U.S. Benefits of the Yale Sustainable Food Project for local farmers; Condition of living at the dormitories in ...

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AASHE Digest 2005

  • AASHE (PA)

Includes almost 250 stories about higher education institutions that are leading the way to a sustainable future. It is organized into 8 chapters covering: Institutional Change; Education & Outreach; Social ...

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