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

1930
Total Resources
828
Organizations
61
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.

1930 resources

Strategic alignment between sustainability and information systems: A case analysis in Malaysian public Higher Education Institutions

  • National University of Malaysia
  • Islamic Azad University
  • Brno University of Technology

Higher Education Institutions have embedded sustainability initiatives into their core activities of curriculum, research, community, and operational to respond the global transformation towards a sustainable future. Numerous studies have been ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Solid waste generation and characterization in the University of Lagos for a sustainable waste management

  • University of Lagos

Waste characterization is the first step to any successful waste management policy. In this paper, the characterization and the trend of solid waste generated in University of Lagos, Nigeria was ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Shaping Students’ Attitudes towards Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility: Education Versus Personal Perspectives

  • University of Perugia

Business ethics and corporate social responsibility education is typically considered one of the main determinants of executive attention to ethical decision making, commitment to stakeholder issues and corporate citizenship awareness ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Restorative, heterotopic spacing for campus sustainability

  • Oberlin College (OH)
  • Bournemouth University (Dorset)

This article proposes an alternative spatial form for a university campus, which embeds itself within the region, in which it is located. The proposed campus spacing is inspired by recent ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Regional planning, sustainability goals and the mitch-match between educational practice and climate, energy and business plans

  • Roskilde University

While a number of studies have explored campus planning and higher education in the context of regional sustainable initiatives, little emphasis has been put into the analysis of education for ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Recapturing the learning opportunities of university sustainability indicators

  • Tulane University (LA)

Reconfiguring student involvement in university sustainability assessments and reporting can create important learning opportunities. In the 1990s, students conducted campus environmental audits and assessments, which were often the first step ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Sustainability is Central-Volume III 2012-2015

Biennial report of the comprehensive, campus-wide sustainability program at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan. This report summarizes all sustainability actions on campus and provides quantitative data on carbon footprint ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Green Healthcare, An Environmentally Sustainable Methodology: An investigation of the ecological impacts of the healthcare industry and the role of Green initiatives in sustainable medical services

  • University of Southern California (CA)

This study has been conducted to develop theoretically informed practical knowledge about Green healthcare and to identify how the majority of medical facilities can reduce their carbon footprint effectively. Many ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Pros and cons of online education as a measure to reduce carbon emissions in higher education in the Netherlands

  • Avans University
  • Open University of the Netherlands

Dutch institutions of higher education have to meet stringent requirements for energy efficiency and reduction of carbon emissions imposed by the national government and through voluntary agreements on energy-efficiency. This ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Personal values and approach of undergraduates towards corporate social responsibility

  • Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul

The purpose of this paper is to broaden the knowledge to identify which factors influence the relationship between business undergraduates and corporate social responsibility (CSR).The results identified that undergraduate ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Pedagogical methods for sustainable development: business educational projects generating direct impact on stakeholders through fundraising and fund management

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Duquesne University (PA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • Universidade Federal Fluminense

Business Schools have faced the challenge of emphasising ethics and sustainability by developing students as professionals able to meet current sustainability needs. To date, there is limited practical guidance in ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Overcoming Barriers: Organizational Effectiveness of College Sustainability Offices

This study assesses the organizational effectiveness of six small colleges that have demonstrated a commitment to campus sustainability practices. Given the complex structures and competing demands within a small college ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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The Importance of Incentives and Grants for Green Buildings

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

The aim of this manuscript is to reconsider the building lifecycle cost of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings certified within the higher education sector. It adds to ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Achieving Sustainability in the City of Winona, Minnesota (USA): A Case-Study

  • Winona State University (MN)

The City of Winona is a small urban center (27,000 people) in southeastern Minnesota. Located along the Mississippi River, the city is nestled below steep bluffs that limit further ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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An economic value assessment of ecological services in the tree community at Winona State University Arboretum

  • Winona State University (MN)

Trees possess intrinsic and extrinsic attributes that contribute to enhancing high environmental standards in a majority of landscapes, also while improving quality of life for human communities and other biota ...

  • Posted March 29, 2018
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Integrating Geoscience and Sustainability: Examining Socio-Techno-Ecological Relationships Within Content Designed to Prepare Teachers

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Coupling the study of sustainability with geoscience may enable students to explore science in a more sophisticated way by examining the social–technological–ecological relationships that exist between human–nonhuman ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Integrated Interdisciplinary Science of the Critical Zone as a Foundational Curriculum for Addressing Issues of Environmental Sustainability

  • University of Dubuque (IA)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (NE)
  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • University of California, Merced (CA)
  • University of Arizona (AZ)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Earth's critical zone (CZ) is the uppermost layer of Earth's continents, which supports ecosystems and humans alike. CZ science aims to understand how interactions among rock, soil, water ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Organizational life cycle assessment: suitability for higher education institutions with environmental management systems

  • Polytechnic University of Valencia (Valencia)

The purpose of this study is to analyze the suitability of organizational life cycle assessments (O-LCAs) for higher education institutions (HEIs) with special attention to the benefits and particularities of ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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New Trends in the Higher Education: Renewable Energy at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering

  • Holon Institute Of Technology

Renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies are the key for creating a clean energy future for not only the nation, but the world.World Energy Consumption relies heavily on coal ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Maturation of sustainability in engineering faculties – From emerging issue to strategy?

  • Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels Region)
  • Universidad de Chile (Region Metropolitana)

Although higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have seen a blossoming of sustainability initiatives of various kinds in recent years, the variety of institutional and socio-economic contexts brings about an equally plural ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Are Beliefs in the Importance of Pro-Environmental Behaviors Correlated with Pro-Environmental Behaviors at a College Campus?

  • Elon University (NC)

One method sustainability professionals at institutions of higher education utilize to address institutional sustainability goals is implementing outreach programs aimed at facilitating the adoption of pro-environmental behaviors (PEBs) by the ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Impact of a Participatory Analysis of a Campus Sustainability Social Network: A Case Study of Emory University

  • Emory University (GA)

Social network analysis makes visible the invisible connections and flows that underlie complex social relationships. Applied organizational researchers have used social network analysis to assess and improve organizational and leadership ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Sustainability and Civic Engagement: A Communications Engagement and Education Plan

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)

Across the United States primarily on a town or city basis, the increasing public awareness and understanding of the detrimental impact of human activity on the environment is fostering the ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Learning while creating value for sustainability transitions: The case of Challenge Lab at Chalmers University of Technology

  • Chalmers University of Technology

To achieve a sustainable future, a variety of societal systems need to be transformed and new ways of social collaboration created. Higher education institutions play an important role in guiding ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Learning how to understand complexity and deal with sustainability challenges – A framework for a comprehensive approach and its application in university education

  • University of Helsinki

Sustainability challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty and rapid urbanization are complex and strongly interrelated. In order to successfully deal with these challenges, we need comprehensive approaches that ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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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 March 22, 2018
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Interdisciplinarity: Practical approach to advancing education for sustainability and for the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Kingston University London

The need for a more sustainable world was unanimously acknowledged by United Nations members in September 2015, when 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set, positioning education at the heart ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Integrated circular economy and education model to address aspects of an energy-water-food nexus in a dairy facility and local contexts

  • Başkent University

Universities have responsibilities for accelerating pedagogical innovation to enable a more sustainable future. This research work develops a three-phased approach for integrating principles of a circular economy system within a ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Inspiration From the Classroom: A Mixed Method Case Study of Interdisciplinary Sustainability Learning in Higher Education

  • Deakin University

Within higher education there is widespread support for developing students’ interdisciplinary skills. Despite this, evidence for, and practice of, cross-faculty interdisciplinary sustainability learning remains in its infancy. Recent articles have ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Synthesis and Study of Sustainable Polymers in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory: An inquiry-based experiment exploring the effects of size and composition on the properties of renewable block polymers

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

A discovery-based experiment highlighting the use of renewable starting materials to synthesize triblock polymers was developed and successfully implemented in our introductory organic chemistry laboratory course. Green chemistry principles applied ...

  • Posted March 20, 2018
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Boston Area Lab Energy Benchmarking Study: Year 1 & Year 2

  • Boston Green Ribbon Commission (MA)

Year 1 Report: Lab facilities are often the source of the greatest energy use at large research institutions, disproportionate to the square footage they occupy, so they are a key ...

  • Posted March 15, 2018
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Towards Green Campus Operations: Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development Initiatives at Universities

Matters related to sustainable development, albeit global in nature, are best handled at the local level. This line of thinking is particularly true to the higher education context, where the ...

  • Posted March 13, 2018
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Insights into responsible education for sustainable development: The case of UWE, Bristol

  • University of the West of England, Bristol

In this paper, we argue that it is opportune to revisit profound questions about the purpose, nature and value of higher education in society at a juncture where the context ...

  • Posted March 12, 2018
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Inquiry into sustainability issues by preservice teachers: A pedagogy to enhance sustainability consciousness

  • Lahore College for Women University

Education for sustainable development (ESD) is transformative education aiming at developing participants’ understanding of sustainability issues and transforming their attitudes and behaviours regarding environment, society and economy. Sustainability consciousness, an ...

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Infusing sustainability into software engineering education: Lessons learned from capstone projects

  • Lappeenranta University of Technology

Sustainable development (SD) has become a millennium challenge for humanity. It has boosted the integration of sustainable, sound practices across different fields (e.g. e-participation, smart transportation, sustainable agriculture). Information ...

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If Living Labs are the Answer – What's the Question? A Review of the Literature

  • Curtin University

The world's economy is becoming increasingly knowledge intensive. This will drive further technological, societal and organisational change. A knowledge intensive economy gives the producers of knowledge – universities – a potentially ...

  • Posted March 12, 2018
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Identification of core objectives for teaching sustainable healthcare education

  • University of California, San Francisco (CA)

Physicians will be called upon to care for patients who bear the burden of disease from the impact of climate change and ecologically irresponsible practices which harm ecosystems and contribute ...

  • Posted March 12, 2018
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Key Performance Indicators to optimize the environmental performance of Higher Education Institutions with environmental management system – A case study of Universitat Politècnica de València

  • Polytechnic University of Valencia (Valencia)

Key Performance Indicators are typically a component of economic and financial decision-making. Defining Key Performance Indicators for relevant environmental aspects of an institution can be seen as a step toward ...

  • Posted March 12, 2018
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How do Green Buildings Communicate Green Design to Building Users? A Survey Study of a LEED-Certified Building

  • Michigan State University (MI)

Studies investigating the benefits of green buildings can be approached by the affordance theory—the perceived properties of a thing that determine how it could possibly be used. This study ...

  • Posted March 12, 2018
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Higher Education Institutions in the United States: Commitment and coherency to sustainability vis-à-vis dimensions of the institutional environment

  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

This work proposes a cohesive approach to assess the degree of commitment and institutional coherence of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the United States to address the challenges posed by ...

  • Posted March 12, 2018
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Higher education in the sustainable development goals framework

  • UNESCO

Agenda 2030 for sustainable development focuses attention on lifelong learning opportunities for all. The new targets expand on their predecessors, the Millennial Development Goals, by both widening and deepening the ...

  • Posted March 12, 2018
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Empathy as an Antecedent of Social Justice Attitudes and Perceptions

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

At the same time that social justice concerns are on the rise on college campuses, empathy levels among US college students are falling (Konrath et al. 2016). Social injustice resulting ...

  • Posted March 12, 2018
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Case Study: Using a Service-Learning Course to Reinforce the Three Pillars of Sustainability

  • University of Mississippi (MS)

Service-learning courses at the university level provide a unique opportunity for students to learn about sustainability. The senior and graduate level elective course Service-Learning for Water Treatment at the University ...

  • Posted March 9, 2018
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2017 Guide to Business Schools for Social and Environmental Impact

  • Net Impact (CA)

The information in the 2017 Guide to Business Schools for Social and Environmental Impact (formerly Business as UNusual) was compiled from an online survey completed by almost 2,000 students ...

  • Posted March 9, 2018
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Universities and Conflict The Role of Higher Education in Peacebuilding and Resistance

This book uses a series of case studies to examine the roles played by universities during situations of conflict, peacebuilding and resistance.

While a body of work dealing with the ...

  • Posted March 9, 2018
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Hidden curriculum in student organizations: Learning, practice, socialization and responsible management in a business school

  • University of Sao Paulo

For many students, education does not simply mean obtaining a university degree and, consequently, a good job; rather, there is also a need to attain personal satisfaction and a sense ...

  • Posted March 5, 2018
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How old is our Campus? – measure the environmental benefit of adaptive reuse of existing building

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

This project will generate three renovation and adaptive-reuse strategies for one worst performed building, environmental impact reduction benefit of adaptive reuse will be quantified and the used as a benchmark ...

  • Posted March 5, 2018
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Public-Public Partnerships for a New Paradigm in the Civic Role of the University

  • California State University, Chico (CA)

Recognizing the need to proactively prepare engaged citizens for the dynamic socioeconomic and environmental conditions of the 21st century, the Institute for Sustainable Development at California State University (CSU), Chico ...

  • Posted March 5, 2018
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Exposing Students to Environmental Sustainability in Accounting: An Analysis of its Impacts in a U.S. Setting

  • Illinois State University (IL)
  • University of Northern Iowa (IA)

In this research study, we examine whether the introduction of two different forms of an environmental sustainability intervention into differing sections of an introductory-level managerial accounting course at a US ...

  • Posted March 5, 2018
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Green Interview: Kimberly Smith, Director of Conferences and Events, AASHE

  • AASHE (PA)

When Kimberly Smith began as director of conferences and events at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), she already thought she was doing her part ...

  • Posted Feb. 28, 2018
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