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

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30% Discount on Select Registration Types to Attend the Inaugural America East Sustainability Conference, June 7-9, 2022.

  • America East Sustainability Conference (AESC) (MA)

AASHE members receive 30% off select registration types to attend the inaugural America East Sustainability Conference hosted on UMass Lowell’s campus from June 7-9, 2022. This comprehensive event will ...

Campus Sustainability Month Tips 2021

  • AASHE (PA)

This document gives some helpful tips to get started on planning events throughout Campus Sustainability Month.

30% Discount off Registration to the Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC)

  • Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (OR)

AASHE members are eligible to receive 30 percent off registration to the Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (#WOHESC). WOHESC is a platform for inspiring change, facilitating action and promoting ...

Mobilizing Youth for the SDGs: Tools for creating a Sustainable Development Goals Alliance on your campus

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
  • University of Calgary (AB)
  • University of Waterloo (ON)
  • Universite Laval (QC)

Mobilizing Youth for the Sustainable Development Goals is a toolkit created by youth, for youth, and is intended to support post-secondary students who are interested in creating campus spaces for ...

Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals through Education Abroad

  • The Forum on Education Abroad (RI)

These guidelines serve to direct the education abroad sector toward social, economic, and environmental sustainability by connecting the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad and the United Nations Sustainable ...

20% Discount on Preserve Products for AASHE Members

  • Preserve (MA)

AASHE members can receive a 20 percent discount on Preserve products through the online store. Preserve products range from food storage to tableware and personal care all made from 100 ...

3D Printer Safety: A Guide for Institutions of Higher Education to Support Indoor Air Quality & Human Health

  • Chemical Insights (GA)

Thanks to the development of affordable, compact, and user-friendly 3D printers, consumer use is booming, particularly in institutions of higher education. 3D printers have become a valuable tool in classrooms ...

10% Discount on PRESERVE® 2 Go - Reusable To-Go Containers for AASHE Members

  • Preserve (MA)

AASHE members can receive a 10 percent discount on Preserve 2 Go reusable to-go containers. P2Go durable and reusable clamshell containers are made in the USA with more than 50 ...

Diversity and Social Justice: A Glossary of Working Definitions - University of Massachusetts Lowell

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

This glossary was created by the University of Massachusetts Lowell Office of Multicultural Affairs.

*This glossary is not intended to be an exhaustive list of every word and term used ...

Diversity Definitions - Portland Community College

  • Portland Community College (OR)

This is a list of Portland Community College Mission Priority Terminology published by the PCC Office of Equity and Inclusion.

Glossary of Bias Terms - Washington University in St. Louis

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

In order to best facilitate dialogue, the Bias Report and Support team at Washington University in St. Louis believes that it is important to share a common language of social ...

Environmental Justice Toolkit - American University

  • American University (DC)

This toolkit can be utilized by students to learn more about environmental justice and share with others. Students are encouraged to engage with campus departments and organizations who host events ...

Environmental Justice Toolkit - University of Connecticut

  • University of Connecticut (CT)

This Environmental Justice toolkit was created by students of the United Nations Association University of Connecticut Chapter. The resource provides the definition and history of environmental justice, as well as ...

9 Things You Can Do This Week to Address Racial Equity, Social Justice, and Sustainability

  • AASHE (PA)

9 things you can do this week to address racial equity, social justice, and sustainability on your campus or at your organization.

The Campus Divestment From Police College and University Toolkit

  • UnKoch My Campus (DC)

This toolkit is intended to help students create targeted letter-writing campaigns to call on their respective institutions to cut ties with police, envision a future without police presence on campus ...

Equity, Justice, & Sustainability

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)

This tool helps students understand how social context can influence the success or failure of projects; as a result, students will learn to design their own projects, both local and ...


  • Stanford University (CA)

Stanford University's Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity has a new resource for educators and facilitators who want to develop students' or coworkers' racial literacy. RaceWorks includes ...

Closing Racial Equity Gaps

  • University of Southern California (CA)

The Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California identified five obstacles that stand in the way of racial equity at the system level and present five essential ...

ACUPCC Selected Bibliography

  • Second Nature (MA)

Doctoral and Masters theses and peer reviewed research on climate commitments related to the Presidents' Climate Leadership Commitment (formerly the ACUPCC).

Half Off Subscription to Green Building & Design (gb&d) Bimonthly Magazine for AASHE Members

  • gb&d (IL)

As an AASHE member, you are entitled to half off ($30 value) of gb&d’s bimonthly magazine. gb&d began more than 10 years ago, when its founder set out to ...

Teaching Psychology for Sustainability

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • Willamette University (OR) is periodically updated; revisions are currently underway, thanks to a grant provided by the Willamette University Green Fund. We invite suggestions from users for additions, revisions, and other ...

Data File: 2020 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

  • AASHE (PA)

Along with publishing the 2020 Staffing Survey Report, AASHE is continuing in the tradition of making respondent data from the 2020 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey available to AASHE members ...

Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources for the Sustainability in Higher Education Community

  • AASHE (PA)

This collection of racial equity and social justice resources includes links to programs and resources related to solidarity and messaging, understanding racial/social/environmental justice, race and sustainability, anti-racism, prominent ...

15% Discount on Regular, Full Subscription to 'Sustainability & Climate Change' for AASHE Members

  • Mary Ann Liebert Publishing (NY)

AASHE Member Institutions are entitled to a 15% discount off the regular, full subscription rate for an online institutional subscription to Sustainability & Climate Change. Visit ...

COVID-19 Resources for the Higher Education Sustainability Community

  • AASHE (PA)

These resources aim to help institutions navigate the challenges and complications from COVID-19 and its impacts on the higher education sustainability community. This is intended to be a living document ...

Montclair University's Green Team tackles Styrofoam Recycling

  • Montclair State University (NJ)
  • Foam Cycle LLC (NJ)

This summer, Foam Cycle and the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) were awarded a Green Team from Montclair State University (MSU) to study a foam packaging (aka Styrofoam) recycling ...

RFQ for Large Scale Renewable Energy consultant

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

This template will assist you in drafting a REquest for Qualifications for a consultant to assist in acquiring renewable energy via a Large Scale Renewable Energy (LSRE) project. Adapt at ...

Sustainability and Business Education

  • Babson College (MA)

This document was created as an AASHE project to: Highlight the value of sustainability in the business field Encourage increased presence of sustainability in business education

SEED Center

  • National Council for Workforce Education (FL)

The Sustainability Education, and Economic Development (SEED) Center aims to advance sustainability and clean technology education programs at community colleges by sharing innovative practices to help college administrators, faculty, and ...

University of Vermont Dining Services Vendor RFP

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

Request for Proposals for the University of Vermont's dining services provider, specifying ways that the Real Food Challenge and other sustainability measures are to be incorporated into the vendor ...


  • AASHE (PA)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

Download this five-page guide for a summary of ENERGY STAR tools and resources that could be used to earn AASHE STARS credits (version 2.1, July 2017), including credit descriptions ...

Atlas: The Road to a Zero Waste Campus

  • Post-Landfill Action Network (NH)

The Atlas is an assessment framework to create Zero Waste strategic plans for universities and colleges. We start off by utilizing our extensive Campus Programs Checklist to assess infrastructure, policies ...


  • Food Alliance (OR)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (CA)
  • Marine Stewardship Council (WA)
  • FishChoice Inc. (CO)

The FishChoice platform offers purchasers and STARS participants the ability to run seafood sustainability assessments and find products that meet sustainability standards such as Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, Fair ...

EPA's Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

With over 450 ecolabels in the marketplace today, each claiming to validate environmental and human health benefits, it can become very difficult and time consuming for purchasers to identify which ...

Real Food Standards 2.1

  • Real Food Challenge (MA)

The Real Food Standards are a set of criteria and certifications that define Real Food. The purpose of these Standards is to incentivize purchasing from food producers who reflect the ...

Good Food Calculator

  • Meal Exchange (ON)

The Good Food Calculator is an auditing tool, run by students with support from food service staff, used to track food purchases that qualify as Good Food over time. The ...

Competency Assessment for Responsible Leadership (CARL)

  • AACSB International (FL)

The Competency Assessment for Responsible Leadership (CARL) is a simple, free on-line assessment which builds a profile around 5 competency dimensions (Stakeholder relations; Ethics and values; Self-awareness; Systems thinking; and ...

10% Discount on Yale School of Public Health's Climate Change & Health Certificate for AASHE members

  • Yale University (CT)

Students, staff and faculty at AASHE higher education institutions are eligible for a 10% discount off an 18-week online certificate giving you tools to address the health impacts of climate ...

ANSI/LEO-4000, The American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture

  • Leonardo Academy (WI)

The ANSI/LEO-4000 American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture empowers the entire agricultural supply chain, from producers to consumers, to decisively advance sustainability in agriculture. It is a benchmarking standard ...

Sustainable Nation Podcast

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

This podcast releases three new episodes every week, consisting of interviews with global sustainability leaders in higher education, business and government. This can be a great resource for any sustainability ...

The Applied Student Research Toolkit

  • McGill University (QC)

This Applied Student Research (ASR) toolkit is designed to help students complete an impactful ASR project. ASR related to sustainability is an opportunity for students to address the needs of ...

E-Book on Ethical Sourcing

  • Fairware Promotional Products Ltd (BC)

A starter's guide to assessing your supply chain and will serve to start you down the path of finding suppliers that share your social and environmental goals.

SIMAP: Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis Platform

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

SIMAP™ is a carbon and nitrogen accounting platform that can track, analyze, and improve your campus-wide sustainability. Our proven algorithms, based on nearly two decades of work supporting campus inventories ...

A Comms Plan for Running a Waste Reduction Engagement in your University

  • University of London

Over the last three years at Reduce the Juice we’ve learnt a lot about running successful behaviour change engagements and now want to share what we’ve learnt with ...

Example RFP and Scorecard for Procurement/Advisory Services for Large Scale Renewable Energy

  • AASHE (PA)

This is an example RFP for a professional services firm to provide renewable energy procurement services that include the development and execution of an integrated strategy to procure renewable energy ...

Green Chemistry Commitment

  • Beyond Benign (MA)

The Green Chemistry Commitment is a voluntary, flexible framework for chemistry departments to progressively adopt green chemistry theory and practice. Recognizing that each institution has different capabilities and resources, the ...

Sustainability Academic Programs Database

  • AASHE (PA)

AASHE’s academic programs listing is among the largest and most comprehensive public databases of academic programs in sustainability and related fields. It includes everything from professional certificates to doctoral ...

Spreadsheet: Publications related to the role of access to nature in education

  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • University at Buffalo (NY)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • Dallas College (TX)

Response to a 11/6/17 GreenSchools listserv request for Academic literature concretely linking access to the natural environment and enhanced educational outcomes (e.g., an evidence-based assessment of correlations ...

Redacted Data: 2017 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey

  • AASHE (PA)

For the first time, AASHE is making a redacted version of the Higher Education Sustainabilty Staffing Survey available to AASHE members for further analysis. Our hope is that this resource ...

Talloires Declaration

  • Tufts University (MA)
  • Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (DC)

Composed in 1990 at an international conference in Talloires, France, the Talloires Declaration is the first official statement by university presidents, chancellors, and rectors of a commitment to environmental sustainability ...