Curriculum

Introduction

One of the primary functions of colleges and universities is to educate students. By training and educating future leaders, scholars, workers, and professionals; higher education institutions are uniquely positioned to understand and address sustainability challenges. Institutions that offer courses covering sustainability issues help equip their students to lead society to a sustainable future.

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Hands-On LEED: Guiding College Student Engagement Membership Required

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
As college and university leaders from across the United States work to green their campuses, students can and should play a critical role. *Hands-On LEED: Guiding College Student Engagement* explains ...

Professional Master’s Degree in Energy & Environment

  • Boston University (MA)
The professional master’s degree in Energy & Environment provides a professional training degree for the student with an undergraduate degree in the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, or ...
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MSc in Environmental Psychology

  • University of Surrey
The MSc in Environmental Psychology programme helps students gain advanced knowledge and understanding of theory and practice in environmental psychology. Students will also acquire a range of research skills to ...
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Paul Quinn College Transforms Football Field to Organic Farm, Shifting Value to Students Membership Required

  • Paul Quinn College (TX)
At Paul Quinn College, where 83 percent of students are Pell Grant eligible (2016), students obtain both a liberal arts education and real-world work experience. This video showcases the historically ...
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Study Abroad Initiatives at Oregon State University Membership Required

  • Oregon State University (OR)
Grace Burleson teaches a group of people in Uganda during her internship. Kendra Sharp uses some locally made tools in Chennai, India.
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The Ohio State University Membership Required

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
The Ohio State University selected three Discovery Theme programs that are working to promote the research, teaching and engagement surrounding sustainability issues and focus on critical societal needs. The three ...
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UConn Reserach Gathers Critical Information Needed in Fight to Save Wildlife Membership Required

  • University of Connecticut (CT)
An international group of top biologists led by UConn ecologist Mark Urban is calling for a coordinated effort to gather important species information that is urgently needed to improve predictions ...
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Furnace Brook Center Smart Home Laboratory Membership Required

  • Onondaga Community College (NY)
Onondaga Community College has created a smart home laboratory at the College's Furnace Brook Center with the help of a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Energy. The building ...
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Environmental Science

  • Stetson University (FL)
Students graduating from Stetson University with a B.S. degree in Environmental Science will work within solid ethical and scientific frameworks to make well-supported decisions to protect natural resources, develop innovative ...
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Environmental Studies

  • Stetson University (FL)
Students graduating from Stetson University with a B.A. degree in Environmental Studies will work within solid ethical and scientific frameworks to make well-supported decisions to protect natural resources, develop innovative ...
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Boreas Leadership Program - University of Minnesota Membership Required

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
Boreas offers University of Minnesota graduate and professional students and post-doctoral fellows free co-curricular leadership development opportunities that build on the strengths of graduate education to create effective change agents. ...

Columbia University: Tree-Ring Extraction Membership Required

  • Columbia University (NY)
Williams and the others set to work extracting tree rings, by which they can gauge how various species have reacted to past swings in precipitation and temperature. The basic tool ...

Timber Frame Bike Shelter Membership Required

  • Green Mountain College (VT)
Renewable Energy & Ecological Design Major (REED) Adam Zais '16 building a Timber Frame bike shelter on campus.

Integrating sustainability across the university curriculum Membership Required

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Purpose Colleges and universities increasingly have the mandate and motivation to integrate sustainability into their curricula. The purpose of this paper is to share the strategy used at the University ...
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Classroom as Cinema: Using Film to Teach Sustainability Membership Required

  • Furman University (SC)
  • Western New England University (MA)
While the advent of movies in the classroom does not quite date to the invention of the motion-picture camera itself in 1889, given its near-universal power to draw students' attention, ...
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A collaborative programme in sustainability and social responsibility Membership Required

**Purpose** The purpose of this paper is to collect methodological strategies used in the training of future teachers to develop competences in sustainability and social responsibility (SSR). The proposal in ...
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Assessing sustainability teaching and learning in geography education Membership Required

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • University of Oklahoma (OK)
**Purpose** This study aims to understand if geographers, who teach in a new sustainability program, are conveying new knowledge, understanding, skills and competence about the integrated and holistic concept of ...
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Integrating sustainability across the university curriculum Membership Required

  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
**Purpose** Colleges and universities increasingly have the mandate and motivation to integrate sustainability into their curricula. The purpose of this paper is to share the strategy used at the University ...
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Incorporating sustainability content and pedagogy through faculty development Membership Required

  • James Madison University (VA)
**Purpose** Key elements of a curriculum are presented for a faculty development program that integrated sustainability content with effective course design methodology across a variety of disciplines. The study aims ...
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Appalachian State University students have a hands-on sustainability experience Membership Required

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
Appalachian State University’s leadership in sustainability education can be traced back to more than 25 years. The university houses the nation’s longest running Sustainable Development Program (est. 1991) and has ...
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Event organized by Institut EDDEC Membership Required

  • Polytechnique Montreal (QC)
This photo was taken during the "Transition towards a circular economy: opportunities and challenges for Quebec and Canada" event organized by the EDDEC Institute in May 2016 in Montreal.
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Good Business Friday Discussion Membership Required

  • Babson College (MA)
Weekly discussion of sustainability in business hosted by the Lewis Institute at Babson.
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Tapping campus maple trees Membership Required

  • Babson College (MA)
Students, faculty, and staff working together to tap campus maple trees to make maple syrup.
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Learning our campus trees Membership Required

  • Babson College (MA)
Ecology course studying trees on campus
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Engaged Learning in Costa Rica course Membership Required

  • Babson College (MA)
Faculty and students on sustainability course in Costa Rica
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Ecoroof Management Plan Membership Required

  • Portland State University (OR)
The Broadway Residence Hall at Portland State University received LEED Silver certification in 2004,with a combination of sustainable construction practices and green building features, including a 18,000 square foot ecoroof, ...
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Classes at Sterling College Membership Required

  • Sterling College (VT)
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A Practical Guide to the United Nations Global Compact for Higher Education Institutions Membership Required

This publication offers guidelines for higher education institutions in implementing the ten principles of the UN Global Compact within the organization and then leading their global adoption.

A Mixed Methods Assessment of the Development, Use, and Educational Effectiveness of University Campus Sustainability Tours Membership Required

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)
Campus sustainability tours are available at dozens of colleges and universities across the United States. These tours are considered a vital tool in interpreting the environmental and sustainable aspects of ...

Gaps in sustainability education: The impact of higher education coursework on perceptions of sustainability Membership Required

  • College of Charleston (SC)
  • Presbyterian College (SC)
**Purpose** This paper aims to examine how both the amount and type of coursework impact students’ conceptualizations of sustainability. Previous research demonstrates that academic coursework influences students’ environmental attitudes, yet ...

PhD in Organizational Systems: Leadership of Sustainable Systems

  • Saybrook University (CA)
This program is designed to help students lead in a way that empowers people within the communities they serve. Guided by faculty with years of experience in the field, students ...
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Online Certificate in Sustainable Resource Management

  • Kankakee Community College (IL)
This 2-course certificate certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in sustainable resource management. Those who complete the courses are eligible to take the Illinois Recycling Association's Sustainable ...
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Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management is an intensive one-year degree program that will enable you to spearhead initiatives focused on water use, treatment, research and ...
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Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Green Bio-Products

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Green Bio-Products is an intensive one-year degree program that equips students with the technical and leadership skills required to contribute to the growing ...
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Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Clean Energy Engineering

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Clean Energy Engineering is an intensive one-year degree program for engineers and environmental science graduates who want to advance their careers in the ...
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BSc in Natural Resources Conservation

  • University of British Columbia (BC)
This interdisciplinary program prepares students for careers in conservation and management. Encompassing the natural and social sciences, students will learn how to use the technologically advanced tools and quantitative techniques ...
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Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability Membership Required

  • University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork (Co. Corcaigh)
Demonstrating how a university can, in a very practical and pragmatic way, be re-envisioned through a transdisciplinary informed frame, this book shows how through an open and collegiate spirit of ...

How Much do U.S. University Students Know, and Want to Know About Sustainability and Green Building? The Findings of a Survey, and Possible Implications for General Elective Curriculum Membership Required

  • Weber State University (UT)
  • Purdue University (IN)
Using the survey approach, this investigation examined the attitudes and interest of college students at two universities in different geographic locations within the United States. Approximately 24,000 students from all ...

Raising environmental awareness through education Membership Required

This paper presents a method for involving learners in awareness-raising and real changes in consumption. The described method is a teaching assignment comprising a self-audit of household chemicals' consumption, system ...

Sustainability teaching in higher education institutions of Kazakhstan Membership Required

Sustainability teaching is challenging due to problems of the economic development, as well as of overcoming a post-communist mentality in countries with economies in transition. This is particularly relevant for ...

Education for Sustainable Development in Further Education: Embedding Sustainability into Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum Membership Required

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)
This book will enable teachers and managers in the post-compulsory sector to consider a range of approaches to embed Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in their practice in the post-compulsory ...

Nursing students’ attitudes towards sustainability and health care Membership Required

  • University of Plymouth (Devon)
**Aim** To evaluate attitudes towards embedding sustainability and climate change in nursing curricula among nursing students, some of whom had participated in a sustainability and health skills session, and determine ...

Bitten by the Green Design Bug Membership Required

According to *U.S. News & World Report*, "sustainability sensibility is sweeping through and transforming the curricula in America's colleges of engineering, as more educators emphasize the importance of designs and ...

Certificate in Greenhouse Gas Management

  • George Washington University (DC)
  • Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (MD)
The Certificate in Greenhouse Gas Management is designed to prepare students professionally to contribute to the coming low carbon future. The George Washington University partnered with the Greenhouse Gas Management ...
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Doctorate of Public Health in Environmental & Occupational Health

  • George Washington University (DC)
The goal of the EOH DrPH program is to prepare students for advanced level professional work in research, policy, and program design and administration in the field of Environmental and ...
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MPH in Global Environmental Health

  • George Washington University (DC)
The Mission of the Global Environmental Health MPH program – a joint program between the Departments of Global Health and Environmental and Occupational Health – is to educate individuals who ...
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MPH in Environmental Health Science and Policy

  • George Washington University (DC)
The Mission of the Environmental Health Science and Policy MPH program is to educate individuals who are committed to public health protection to apply critical analytic skills to the development, ...
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Certificate in Responsible Management

  • George Washington University (DC)
The Certificate in Responsible Management (CRM) program is designed to enhance the preparation of students as responsible leaders. The CRM offers students the opportunity to participate in seminars, projects, courses, ...
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Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management

  • George Washington University (DC)
Awarded jointly by the George Washington University and The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), the professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management requires completion of 3 core courses and three electives. The ...
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Master of Tourism Administration with Concentration in Sustainable Tourism Destination Management

  • George Washington University (DC)
The GW Master of Tourism Administration program equips students for competitive management positions in tourism, hospitality, sport and event and meeting management. Designed for tourism destination managers, marketers, developers, business ...
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This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

Programs and Initiatives

The following links connect to specific Content Displays on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Scores

The following link connects to the Score Display on the STARS website (AASHE membership and log-in required).

Curriculum Partners

American Meteorological Society

Washington, DC
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate

NOLS

Lander, WY
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate
At NOLS we believe positive, ethical leaders change the world. Based on this belief, NOLS has become the leader in wilderness education. Our students explore remote wilderness and learn technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics.

Strategic Energy Innovations

San Rafael, CA
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate
Helping communities embrace sustainability.

Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

Bethesda, MD
Non-profit/NGO Affiliate

Sustainable Business Consulting & Education

Seattle, WA
Business Affiliate

The GREEN Program

Philadelphia, PA
Business Affiliate