Tools

Introduction

AASHE’s tools library showcases calculators, databases, recognition programs, and other tools that can help advance sustainability in higher education.

At a Glance

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69 resources

Environmental Association of Universities & Colleges (EAUC) Member-Only Resources - Special Access for AASHE Members Membership Required

As a result of an agreement between AASHE and the U.K.'s Environmental Association of Universities & Colleges (EAUC), AASHE members can gain access to Member only resources on ...

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Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Resource Center - Special Access for AASHE Members Membership Required

As a result of an agreement between AASHE and Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS), AASHE members can gain access to the Resources section of the ACTS website, which is typically ...


10% discount for courses within the Sustainability and Behavior Change Certificate for AASHE members Membership Required

University of California San Diego Extension is offering AASHE members a 10% discount on tuition for all courses associated with the Sustainability and Behavior Change Certificate. To take advantage of ...

  • Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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25% discount on implementation of the Sustainability Culture Indicator for AASHE members Membership Required

Developed in 2011 and since used in dozens of organizations around the world, the Sustainability Culture Indicator (SCI) is a ready-made online survey for measuring the key elements of sustainability ...

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$100 discount on ISSP sustainability professional certification exams for AASHE members Membership Required

Students, staff and faculty at AASHE higher education institutions are eligible for a $100 discount off the regular non-member price on the International Society of Sustainability Professionals' Sustainability Professional Certification ...

  • Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago
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The Menus of Change Protein Flip Membership Required

The Protein Flip, an outcome of the Menus of Change initiative, is available as a resource for foodservice operators of all kinds. This material centers around the concept of “the ...

  • Posted 1 month, 1 week ago
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Menus of Change Principles of Healthy, Sustainable Menus Membership Required

These principles are part of the Menus of Change initiative by The Culinary Institute of America and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Sustainability Career Resources List

This Google sheet lists job boards focused on sustainability as well as related resources.

  • Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Campus as a Living Laboratory for Sustainability Resources Membership Required

Google doc with links to general resources, scholarly works, STARS data, and campus' websites for case studies on Campus as (Living, Learning) Lab for sustainability. Please feel free to suggest ...

  • Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Waste Audit Training Materials Membership Required

Here are the training materials that we use for waste audits at Lehigh.

1) Blood Borne Pathogen Video Presentation - put together by our EH&S department 2) Waste Audit Logistics Powerpoint ...

  • Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Real Food Assessment Tips Membership Required

This document outlines helpful tips for identifying food and beverage products that meet the Real Food Standards, i.e. products that are fair, ecologically sound, humane, and/or local and ...

  • Posted 4 months, 1 week ago
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Real Food Standards 2.0 Membership Required

The Real Food Standards are a comprehensive guide to socially and environmentally responsible food purchasing for universities, developed in deep collaboration with advisors and stakeholders - including 100+ farmers, ranchers, fishermen ...

  • Posted 4 months, 1 week ago
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Key Facilities Metrics Survey and Report Membership Required

The Key Facilities Metrics Survey is a brief annual survey designed to encourage attention to a small number of key facilities metrics: total energy consumption per square foot, electricity consumption ...

  • Posted 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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American Democracy Project Membership Required

The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a network of more than 250 state colleges and universities focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed ...

  • Posted 5 months, 1 week ago
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Sustainable Communities Program Membership Required

Audubon International’s Sustainable Communities Program is an international, science-based, third-party certification program that guides communities through a customized journey to become healthy and vibrant places in which to live ...

  • Posted 5 months, 1 week ago
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Safety Advancement Program Membership Required

CSHEMA’s Safety Advancement Program is designed to help colleges, universities, and other campus environments assess and address health and safety performance. At the core of the Safety Advancement Program ...


Greenhealth Cost of Ownership (GCO) Calculator Membership Required

Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a way for purchasers to assess all the costs associated with a product over its lifetime - from initial purchase through its use, maintenance, and ...


EcoPaper Toolkit for Purchasers Membership Required

The EcoPaper Toolkit is a straightforward, comprehensive resource to make it easier to implement a cost-effective, responsible paper policy at any sized institution. It is based on consensus criteria of ...

  • Posted 7 months, 1 week ago
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Health Educators Climate Commitment Membership Required

The Health Educators Climate Commitment is a pledge by 118 medical, public health, and nursing schools from 15 countries to train their students to address the health impacts of climate ...


Net Zero Water Planning Toolkit Membership Required

The Net Zero Water (NZW) Planning Toolkit is intended to standardize and simplify water analysis and planning, while also maximizing economic returns and environmental benefits. The toolkit includes four phases ...

  • Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago
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Implementation Model: Water Hub Membership Required

Emory University’s Water Hub uses on-site, adaptive ecological technology to reclaim up to 400,000 gallons of campus wastewater daily. The system has cut potable water consumption by as ...

  • Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago
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Implementation Model: Tying Energy Costs to Building Occupants Membership Required

UC Berkeley's Energy Management Initiative (EMI) targets building occupants through building surveys and energy dashboards, and allocates energy cost responsibility to individual campus operating units to achieve savings of ...

  • Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago
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Campus Diversity and Inclusion resources website Membership Required

The Campus Diversity and Inclusion resources website from the American Council on Education (ACE) showcases regularly updated featured content on the following campus diversity and inclusion topics:

  • Racial/ethnic minority ...
  • Posted 8 months, 4 weeks ago
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Green Genome Institutional Self-Assessment Tool Membership Required

The Green Genome Institutional Self-Assessment Tool is a free tool designed to enable community colleges to quickly gauge how well they are leading and integrating sustainability and green workforce development ...


Campus Environmental Resource Center (CampusERC) Membership Required

The Campus Environmental Resource Center - CampusERC - is a library of resources to support campus environmental performance improvement. Developed collaboratively by NACUBO, C2E2, CSHEMA, APPA and the EPA, the primary audience ...

  • Posted 9 months, 1 week ago
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Solar Market Pathways: Solar for Colleges and Universities Toolkit Membership Required

This toolkit provides guidance and resources from Solar Market Pathways projects to inform the development and implementation of targeted solar programs and policies for higher education institutions. Specifically, these resources ...

  • Posted 9 months, 1 week ago
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Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program Membership Required

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) is an education and certification program that helps organizations and businesses protect the environment while enhancing their bottom line. The “plan-do-check-act” approach of the ...

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The World's Most Sustainable University 2020 + 2050: Creating a Vision for Sustainable Universities Membership Required

A presentation using Prezi that envisions what the sustainability of a university could be in 2020 in comparison with 2050.

  • Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago
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Green Restaurant Certification for Dining Halls and Restaurants Membership Required

Search over 500 restaurants to view the thousands of green steps they have implemented. Review the Green Restaurant® Education Section. Use the standards as a guidelines to help you make ...

  • Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
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Recycle Your Plastics Membership Required

RecycleYourPlastics.org is an easy to use resource on plastics recycling for recycling professionals. The site includes resources such as user-friendly tips and tools, best practices, ready access to experts ...

  • Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
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Field Guide to Teaching Sustainability Membership Required

Penn State’s Field Guide to Teaching Sustainability is for sustainability education what the Peterson guides are for birds, trees, or wildflowers. We have designed it to help our faculty ...


Presidents’ Declaration on the Civic Responsibility of Higher Education Membership Required

The purpose of this statement is to articulate the commitment of all sectors of higher education, public and private, two- and four-year, to their civic purposes and to identify the ...

  • Posted 11 months, 1 week ago
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Prairie Climate Atlas Membership Required

The new Prairie Climate Atlas is an interactive, online tool that uses climate data, geovisualizations and multimedia to map the dramatic changes predicted for the Canadian Prairies. The Atlas is ...

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Student Sustainability Advisory Committee Materials Membership Required

A webform was created for an easily accessible application that allowed for extensive outreach. The application did not require any paper usage and allowed for easy organization. The application did ...


NRDC Greening Advisor for Collegiate Sports Membership Required

Welcome to the NRDC Greening Advisor for Collegiate Sports, a free guide to greening athletics and recreation. Below is some advice for how to navigate this guide and how to ...


Guide to Quality and Education for Sustainability in Higher Education Membership Required

This resource is an attempt to make connections between Education for Sustainability (EfS) and the practice of quality assurance and enhancement in the HE curriculum. It is based on a ...


U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Membership Required

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides scientific tools, information, and expertise to help people manage their climate-related risks and opportunities, and improve their resilience to extreme events. The site ...


Sustainability Culture Indicator Membership Required

Developed in 2011 and since used in dozens of organizations around the world, the Sustainability Culture Indicator (SCI) is an online survey which measures the extent to which sustainability is ...


Faculty, Staff, and Adjunct Salary Database Membership Required

This interactive database gives you key data and insights on faculty, staff, and adjunct pay at more than 5,000 colleges and universities.

Explore Chronicle Data today and get industry-wide ...


Environmental Science and Environmental Law Degrees Membership Required

A degree in Environmental Law is just that, it isn't a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD, it is a “doctor of Law”, or Juris Doctor (JD). You may ...


Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing Membership Required

The Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing Version is intended to help organizations improve the environmental, social, and economic performance within their supply chains—across the entirety of product and ...


Challenge the Label Membership Required

Sustainability claims have become widespread in the modern marketplace, and with it greenwashing has expanded. The practice of making empty, unfounded or exaggerated sustainability claims risks alienating buyers committed to ...


Water Footprint Calculator Membership Required

Learn about the water "hidden" in food, energy and the things you buy. The Water Footprint Calculator provides a snapshot of how your daily activities and routines impact your water ...


Seasonal Food Guide Membership Required

Use our Seasonal Food Guide to learn when and where produce is at its peak: choose the state and time of year you’re interested in and click 'Go'. By ...


Eat Well Guide Membership Required

Search over 25,000 hand-picked restaurants, farms, markets and other sources of local, sustainable food. Useful for college and university dining services, students, employees and community members.


College Affordability and Transparency Center Membership Required

The College Affordability and Transparency Center includes information for students, parents, and policymakers about college costs at America’s colleges and universities. The Center includes several lists of institutions based ...


Choosing an LGBTQ-Friendly College

As a prospective student, it’s your job to find a college where you can thrive. This is particularly important for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or ...


RecycleMania Membership Required

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an 8-week period each spring, colleges ...


Waste Reduction Model (WARM) Membership Required

The US EPA's Waste Reduction Model (WARM) calculates and totals GHG emissions of baseline and alternative waste management practices—source reduction, recycling, combustion, composting, and landfilling. The model calculates ...


Bicycle Friendly University Program Membership Required

The Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) program recognizes institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus for students, staff and visitors. Specifically, it evaluates applicants’ efforts to ...