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

2173
Total Resources
985
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.

2173 resources

AASHE Interview Series: Yoni Landau and Danny Spitzberg of CoFed

  • CoFED (NM)

CoFED, the Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive, supports over 40 student teams in regions across North America. CoFED serves as a network and training program that empowers students to create ethically-sourced ...

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Guest Blogger: Nine Rules for a Successful Green Revolving Fund

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

Students can be a powerful driving force for campus sustainability. However, student initiatives are often plagued by barriers including funding shortages, resistance to institutional change, and the perception that sustainability ...

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Rio+20 Outcomes Document-What will it say?

  • AASHE (PA)

As the heads of state have been meeting in Rio the past two days there appears to be little effort or desire to take on changing the text of the ...

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Rio+20 Has Officially Begun

  • AASHE (PA)

Earlier this morning the official opening of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) occurred amid dreams, hopes and disappointment. The watering down of the language to achieve ...

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Rio+20 - Fear and Hope

  • AASHE (PA)

As the negotiations continue at both Rio+20 and the G-20 Summit I'm seeing reports of both hope and fear. The hope seems to be coming from the non-government ...

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Rio Update – Monday June 18, 2012

  • AASHE (PA)

The international sustainability scene is getting increasingly complex. Not only is UNCSD aka Rio+20, the world’s biggest meeting on sustainability, taking place this week but the agenda for ...

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What’s going on at Rio+20

  • AASHE (PA)

As we go into the last few days before the official Rio+20 conference, I think it is important to reflect on not only what is happening there but how ...

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Global Green Campus Forum in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

  • AASHE (PA)

Last week, I participated on AASHE’s behalf in the 3rd annual Gyeonggi Green Campus Global Forum, held at Kangnam University in the Gyeonngi province of South Korea. The theme ...

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STARS Blog: Advancing Sustainability during the Summer Transition

  • AASHE (PA)

Today more than ever, summer is a season of intense transition and opportunity at colleges and universities – an ideal time for advancing campus sustainability. While a new cohort of graduates ...

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STARS Quarterly Review: Summer 2012

  • AASHE (PA)

The Summer 2012 SQR: Innovations in Campus Sustainability, explores the critical linkages between education, innovation, and sustainability. This issue highlights new and ground-breaking practices within the Innovation (IN) category of ...

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Higher Education Sustainability in Pittsburgh

  • AASHE (PA)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Chatham University (PA)
  • Duquesne University (PA)
  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)
  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Supported by the Heinz Endowments, this AASHE publication profiles the sustainability innovations of the Pittsburgh institutions that hosted campus tours during the AASHE 2011 conference. Profiled innovations include green building ...

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Curriculum Improvement in Education for Sustainable Development: Measuring Learning Outcomes in an Introductory Urban Planning Course.

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Education for sustainable development (ESD) is an academic goal for many courses in higher learning. ESD encompasses a specific range of learning outcomes, competencies, skills and literacies that include and ...

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A Qualitative Investigation of Sustainability-Oriented Courses at UBC

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

With the underlying theme of globalization and encouraging students to be global citizens, the University of British Columbia (UBC) adopted a sustainable development policy in 1997 and revised it in ...

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Building and Applying the Discipline of Sustainability

  • AASHE (PA)

A few weeks ago, AASHE Executive Director Paul Rowland and I were in the nation’s capital for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Symposium: Science, Innovation, and Partnerships for ...

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STARS Facts: Strengths and Challenges for Two Year Institutions

  • AASHE (PA)

Gearing up for the launch of STARS 2.0 in 2013, the STARS team is developing and refining ideas for STARS that will raise the bar for advancing sustainability in ...

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Converting university spending to greenhouse gas emissions: A supply chain carbon footprint analysis of UC Berkeley

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

This senior thesis study calculates a supply chain carbon footprint for UC Berkeley based on procurement expenses in fiscal year (FY) 2009. The study presents recommendations to reduce supply chain ...

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Funding & Incentivizing Energy Conservation at the University of Texas

  • University of Texas at Austin (TX)

In February 2011, the University of Texas at Austin's (UT) President Power's Sustainability Steering Committee identified the need to reduce demand-side energy consumption and create new, consistent funding ...

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Earning Green By Going Green: A Case Study of the Waste Stream at LIU Post

  • LIU Post (NY)

Trash is considered something holding no value. It is something that is worthless or meaningless. Contrary to that definition, trash often always holds some value. At LIU Post, we throw ...

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Education for Sustainability in Career and Technical Education: A Multiple Case Study of Innovative Community College Programs

  • University of Idaho (ID)

Research indicates we are faced with environmental, social, and economic challenges and higher education is being called upon to provide education for a sustainable future. The literature surrounding Education for ...

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Student-Driven Energy Independence: A Case Study of Humboldt Energy Independence Fund

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

This thesis is an evaluative case study of the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund (HEIF). I use this case study to locate the Humboldt Energy Independence Fund within a broader movement ...

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AASHE Earth Week Project

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE's 1,132 members and 286 STARS Institutions are at the forefront of education, operations, planning and engagement initiatives toward a more sustainable campus, community and world. In observance ...

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Occupy Movement Focused on Student Debt Gathers Steam

  • AASHE (PA)

The Occupy Student Debt Campaign, an offshoot of the Occupy movement focusing on student debt and urging students to pledge not to repay their loans if other borrowers join them ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: Seeing Like a Planet

  • University of Michigan (MI)

On December 7, 1972 – at 5:39 a.m. EST to be exact – astronauts on the Apollo 17 mission took a photograph that transformed how we saw our home, Earth ...

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AASHE Interview Series: Bo Newsome, Director of Outreach and State Relations, NAICU

  • National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (DC)

Robert “Bo” Newsome, the Director of Outreach and State Relations at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), talks to AASHE about sustainability initiatives at NAICU and its ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: The 'Free Compliments' Initiative

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

As a student ambassador of sustainability at the notoriously green Northern Arizona University, I am regularly exposed to the ideas of sustainability. This exposure and the large sustainability community involved ...

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Greening the Campus: Converting Organic Waste to Energy

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

This project explores the potential waste-to-energy (WtE) technologies based on current conditions at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (e.g., waste resource availability) by proposing the following three feasible WtE ...

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Should We Do It? An Economic Analysis of the Costs and Benefits of a Local and Sustainable Food System at Davidson College

  • Davidson College (NC)

Globalization created the conventional food system and its numerous negative effects such as environmental degradation, the loss of food cultures, antibiotic resistance, unsustainable energy use, increased food insecurity, unfair exploitation ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: The GREEN Life

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus (NJ)

This is the story of three Rutgers University students with a simple idea born in the hopes of educating and showing their peers the ever-expanding world of renewable energy. Three ...

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AASHE Interview Series: Frances Moore Lappé, Founder, Small Planet Institute

  • Small Planet Institute (NY)

Frances Moore Lappé, Founder of the Small Planet Institute, talks to AASHE about her newest book, EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want. Lappé discusses ...

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STARS Facts and Best Practices: Waste Reduction and Diversion

  • AASHE (PA)

Last month, STARS Participants joined the ranks of hundreds of U.S. and Canadian institutions to participate in Recyclemania, a friendly competition to see who can reduce, reuse, and recycle ...

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Cool Campuses?! The National Movement for Campus Climate Action Deserves High Grades But a Greater Effort is Needed to Address the Growing Climate Crisis

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)
  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Ithaca College (NY)
  • University of California, Irvine (CA)
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College (NY)
  • Ball State University (IN)

Who will lead this energy revolution? One hopeful possibility is higher education. As one example, many institutions of higher education are already involved through the American College & University Presidents ...

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STARS Quarterly Review: Spring 2012

  • AASHE (PA)

The Spring 2012 SQR: Framing Campus Sustainability, features stories that frame the evolving concept of sustainability in higher education. Included in this issue are a snapshot of ratings-to-date, a focus ...

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2012 Higher Education Sustainability Review

  • AASHE (PA)

The 2012 Higher Education Sustainability Review outlines 2012 AASHE Bulletin trends in three areas: New Developments, Changing Dynamics, Areas of Prevalence. Highlights from over 40 institutions are included, summarizing innovative ...

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Natural Resources for the Public Good: A Student Campaign to End the Sale of Plastic Water Bottles and Fight Water Privatization at the University of California, Santa Cruz

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

Student campaigns to end the sale of plastic water bottles have grown in popularity in the United States over the past five years. However, most campaigns rely on information dissemination ...

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Growth of Sustainability Research in Higher Ed

  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Yale University (CT)

At AASHE 2011 last October, Julie Newman (Sustainability Director, Yale University) and Shana Weber (Sustainability Manager, Princeton University) hosted a workshop on “Framing a research agenda for campus sustainability”. For ...

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The Death of Campus Sustainability? I Don’t Think So!

  • AASHE (PA)

In a recent blog, Dave Newport, Director of the Environmental Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, AASHE board member, and colleague began tolling the bell over the “Death ...

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The Death of Campus Sustainability

OK, starting with a title like “The Death of Campus Sustainability” could easily be seen as cheap, manipulative, sensational, or simply wrong. And yes, the implicit reference to Shellenberger and ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: Permaculture Pioneers

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

As I look out onto the dormant January garden in front of Franklin Dining Commons at UMass, I can’t help but feel a sense of utter amazement at how ...

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STARS Facts and Best Practices: Affordability and Access

  • AASHE (PA)

With costs for higher education rising continuously, institutions’ affordability and access programs are rapidly becoming a major factor for student success during the college years and beyond. In order for ...

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AASHE's 'Higher Education Occupation' Project

  • AASHE (PA)

The connection between the Occupy Movement and the establishment of a just and sustainable society is sometimes clear and sometimes foggy. To better help us all understand the relationship, AASHE ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: Gender and Sustainability, Part 2

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

In my last post, I looked at how studying gender and environment can work together. In this post, I want to touch upon how gender matters and operates within my ...

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Guest Blogger: To Revolve or Not to Revolve?

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

In the last few years, universities have emerged as a hotbed of investment in clean energy and efficiency (“cleantech”). An increasingly popular and innovative tactic for making these investments is ...

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AASHE Interview Series: John Robinson, Executive Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

John Robinson, the Executive Director of the University of British Columbia's Sustainability Initiative sat down with AASHE to discuss the recently opened Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: Gender and Sustainability, Part 1

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

As a female student interested in all kinds of social justice and sustainability issues, I wanted to take the time here to talk about the particular ways in which gender ...

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AASHE Student Diary Series: Abuzz with Rooftop Bees

  • Harvard University (MA)

The novice beekeeping adventures of a group of Graduate School of Design (GSD) students at Harvard University are featured in this installment of the AASHE Bulletin Sustainability Student Diary series ...

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Student Sustainability Educators: A Guide to Creating and Maintaining an Eco-Rep Program

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Co-published by AASHE and National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program, this step-by-step guide takes readers through the design, implementation and evaluation stages of an Eco-Rep program. It includes case ...

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Greening the Bottom Line 2012

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

In collaboration with AASHE and other partner organizations, this Sustainable Endowments Institute publication highlights current trends based on a 2012 survey of 79 green revolving funds (GRFs) at 76 institutions ...

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The Sustainable University: Green Goals and New Challenges for Higher Education Leaders

While almost seven hundred chief executive officers have signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, several thousand have yet to do so. This book identifies four of the ...

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Occupy Education: Living and Learning Sustainability

Occupy Education is motivated by the sustainability crisis and energized by the drive for social justice that inspired the Occupy movement. Situated within the struggle for sustainability taking place amid ...

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Measuring, Managing and Visualizing Building Energy Consumption & Carbon Emissions

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (NY)

How much energy do the buildings at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMA) consume? The answer to this question is of interest to those tracking energy efficiency and greenhouse gas ...

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