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Campus Energy & Sustainability Podcast

Highlighting sustainability on higher education campuses, the podcast has five episodes available that have covered sustainability in laboratories, sustainable public water systems, and sustainability in curricula.
  • Posted Sep 18, 2017

2017 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey Report

The 2017 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey Report examines the nature of sustainability positions at colleges and universities, providing insights into salaries, funding, supervision, job satisfaction and challenges. Improvements to the report include information from outside of the U.S. and Canada, and graphical data comparisons.
  • Posted Sep 13, 2017

New Issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record

The most recent issue includes articles about measuring institutional water use and estimating carbon footprints of food menu items, as well as a book review of Let Knowledge Serve the City, a compilation of articles out of Portland State University that highlights how communities and institutions can work together to solve sustainability challenges.
  • Posted Sep 11, 2017

Getting Started With the SDGs in Universities: A Guide for Universities, Higher Education Institutions, and the Academic Sector

A new guide from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Australia/Pacific aims to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It highlights the role universities specifically in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific have in implementing the SDGs and provides practical guidance on how they can accelerate their contributions.
  • Posted Sep 11, 2017

Tips for Detoxing Your Dorm

This research-based set of tips released by the Healthy Green Campus Project aims to help students eliminate exposure to chemicals found in everyday products, such as food, cleaning products, toiletries, clothing, and laundry and bedding.
  • Posted Sep 11, 2017

Higher Education Paving the Way to Sustainable Development: A Global Perspective

This report, based on the 2016 IAU Global Survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development, released by the International Association of Universities (IAU) provides an overview of higher education approaches to sustainable development undertaken by IAU members. By researching and analyzing IAU members’ approaches to sustainable development, the report aims to contribute to the UNESCO Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Posted Sep 11, 2017

Affordability in Higher Education Booklet

The articles in this compilation, produced and released by Inside Higher Ed, look at issues related to affordability and questions beyond money (such as time to graduation) that have a major impact on how much students and families pay.

New Campus Sustainability Hub Resources

The Campus Sustainability Hub is a one-stop shop for AASHE members to access toolkits and resource collections in all aspects of sustainability in higher education. With advanced search filtering, this key member benefit is designed to facilitate information sharing between campuses and organizations. Recently added journal articles include:
  • Posted Aug 28, 2017

Green Building Assessment Curriculum Toolkit

The USGBC toolkit provides higher education faculty with access to curated resources and processes, organized to aid in teaching about and engaging students in the concepts of sustainability, green building and LEED with a focus on the first two phases of a building’s life cycle – design and construction. The materials can be adapted and scaled to fit a variety of class topics, degree programs and student learning levels.
  • Posted Aug 28, 2017

Assessing Sustainability in Higher Education Curricula: A Critical Reflection on Validity Issues

This paper examines how higher education programs assess the various sustainability assessment tools and identifies a gap in the literature studying the issues arising from measurement. It highlights the need to explore validity and mentions the potential of using an instructor-created self-assessment.
  • Posted Aug 22, 2017

New Book: Sustainability, Green IT and Education Strategies in the Twenty-first Century

This book presents and discusses the latest approaches and strategies for implementing sustainability and green information technology into higher education and business environments. The book addresses the cooperation and coordination between academics and practitioners needed in order to achieve the changes required for sustainability.
  • Posted Aug 14, 2017

New Report: Mapping Sustainability Assessment and Reporting in the UK Tertiary Education

The Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges' (EAUC) new report helps sustainability professionals evaluate sustainability reporting and assessment tools in order to best determine the right tool for their institution. Released in tandem with the report is a dashboard that allows an institution to create a baseline map to identify gaps and further drive sustainability performance.
  • Posted Aug 14, 2017

New Report: Assessing the Higher Education Sector’s Use of Renewable Energy

The report explores the extent to which U.S.-based institutions of higher education have engaged in voluntary purchases and production of renewable energy. The study, released by the University of New Hampshire and Edison Energy, utilized self-reported, publicly available data for a 10-year period from the nearly 500 colleges and universities participating in different national programs that collect information about campus energy use from participants.
  • Posted Aug 14, 2017

SPLC Guide: The Alt-Right on Campus: What Students Need to Know

The new guide, released by Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), advises university students on how to respond when speakers associated with the “alt-right”, a white nationalist movement, appear on campus.
  • Posted Aug 14, 2017

New Book: Sustainability Practice and Education on University Campuses and Beyond

The book's case studies cover campus sustainability topics that include student-driven and college-driven environmental sustainability programs in undergraduate and graduate classes, issues in teaching environmental sustainability, the LEED certification of universities, issues of shrinking cities, and a comparison of sustainable military bases with college campuses.
  • Posted Aug 6, 2017

New Book: University Campus Solid Waste Management

Using University of Malaya as a case study, the author assessed waste disposal, management and recycling techniques in order to understand how to reduce the environmental impact while retaining the maximum cost savings for the university. A method for analysis of solid waste composition is also proposed. The book can serve as a guide and blueprint for other universities that are taking steps toward sustainability through improved solid waste management.
  • Posted Aug 6, 2017

Recent Additions to the AASHE Campus Sustainability Hub

The Campus Sustainability Hub is a one-stop shop for AASHE members to access toolkits and resource collections in all aspects of sustainability in higher education. With advanced search filtering, this key member benefit is designed to facilitate information sharing between campuses and organizations. Recently added publications include:
  • Posted Jul 31, 2017

AASHE Campus Sustainability Webinar Archive

AASHE's Campus Sustainability Hub houses the archives of all 2017 AASHE webinars, free for members to view. Archived webinars from this year span a variety of topics, such as transportation demand management, civic engagement on climate change, sustainability curriculum and carbon pricing. Upcoming webinars, free for anyone to join, include reducing campus food waste, harnessing renewable energy, sustainability curriculum and supply chain transparency. AASHE webinars occur almost every week throughout 2017 and are usually held on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.
  • Posted Jul 17, 2017

New Issue: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

This most recent issue is a special issue about professional development in higher education for sustainable development, including how to assess competencies, competency development and inter- and transdisciplinary competencies for students.
  • Posted Jul 14, 2017

New Campus Sustainability Hub Resources

The Campus Sustainability Hub is a simple, intuitive and centralized platform that houses best practices, course materials and comprehensive lists including research centers and institutes, publications, outreach materials and more. With advanced search filtering, this key member benefit is designed to facilitate information sharing between campuses and organizations. Recently added publications include:
  • Posted Jul 10, 2017

Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community and Political Action

Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action is an online course designed to help participants understand, address and respond to climate change as individuals and in partnership with their communities and political leaders. Designed by students, faculty and learning specialists, the course focuses on how to translate learning into action on climate change in the areas of food, energy, transportation and the built environment.

New Campus Sustainability Hub Resources

The Campus Sustainability Hub is a simple, intuitive and centralized platform that houses best practices, course materials and comprehensive lists including research centers and institutes, publications, outreach materials and more. With advanced search filtering, this key member benefit is designed to facilitate information sharing between campuses and organizations. Recently added publications include:
  • Posted Jun 26, 2017

New Issue: The International Journal of Management Education

The latest issue of The International Journal of Management Education is a special issue focused on the Principles for Responsible Management Education. Research articles address a wide variety of topics, including the role of business schools in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Sustainability Literacy Test, service learning, and pedagogy for responsible management education.
  • Posted Jun 26, 2017

New Book: News From the Front of Sustainable University Campuses

New From the Front of Sustainable University Campuses attempts to untangle and test how universities can help the localities and societies in which they operate transition toward carbon neutrality, societal sustainability and resilience to climate change. Strategies highlighted include policies and action plans, management programs, new interdisciplinary and cross-cutting committees, bottom-up governance structures and green teams, and advanced IT systems for energy management.
  • Posted Jun 26, 2017

Investor Blueprint to Incorporate ESG Factors Into Portfolios

In response to the U.S. government’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, the Intentional Endowments Network released a blueprint for investors to align with the Paris Climate Agreement by incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into investment portfolios.

New Issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record

The most recent issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record covers barriers to effectiveness of university sustainability offices, a case study about a campus sustainability social network, and an investigation about the importance of beliefs in environmental behaviors as they relate to pro-environmental behaviors.
  • Posted Jun 19, 2017

Behavior Change for Sustainability: Northwest Earth Institute's Approach

The paper explains why behavior change research is important and what it offers, and how the Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) uses behavior change theory in their programs. The paper includes both survey data and stories from participant’s experiences of behavior changes in NWEI Discussion Courses and the EcoChallenge.
  • Posted Jun 13, 2017

New Book & Free Curriculum Resources: Breaking Through Gridlock - The Power of Conversation in a Polarized World

Breaking Through Gridlock - The Power of Conversation in a Polarized World shares clear and actionable pathways for having hard conversations where change is needed. With exercises and examples, this interactive field guide walks readers through a process of transforming paralysis and effecting positive change. The curriculum resource package is free to educators.
  • Posted Jun 12, 2017

New Book: Climate Change Research at Universities

This new book provides a multidisciplinary review of current, climate-change research projects at universities around the globe, offering perspectives from all of the natural and social sciences.

New Series About Meeting the Needs of Underserved Students

Beyond the Margins: Meeting the Needs of Underserved Students is a new series from The American Council on Education about issues facing underserved student populations. Spotlighting deep-rooted issues that perpetuate division and inequity, the series currently has two pieces, the most recent of which is about food insecurity. The initial publication focused on LGBTQ student issues and opportunities.
  • Posted Jun 5, 2017

Examining Interdisciplinary Sustainability Institutes at Major Research Universities: Innovations in Cross-Campus and Cross-Disciplinary Models

This report examines the distinctive characteristics, activities, challenges and opportunities of 18 sustainability institutes that span many disciplines of the university and report to upper administration. The aim of the report is to break down the disciplinary and financial silos that hinder the progress of sustainability education.
  • Posted Jun 5, 2017

Guide to Assessing Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education

Drawing from research on basic needs security at colleges around the nation, Wisconsin HOPE Lab produced this guide to support college and university efforts to assess food and housing security among students. This guide describes how to perform two types of studies: surveys to assess basic needs security, and opportunistic small scale experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of programs meant to address basic needs security.
  • Posted May 29, 2017

New Campus Sustainability Hub Resources

The Campus Sustainability Hub is a simple, intuitive and centralized platform that houses best practices, course materials and comprehensive lists including research centers and institutes, publications, outreach materials and more. With advanced search filtering, this key member benefit is designed to facilitate information sharing between campuses and organizations. Recently added publications include:
  • Posted May 19, 2017

New Resources From the Campus Sustainability Hub

The Campus Sustainability Hub is a simple, intuitive and centralized platform that houses best practices, course materials and comprehensive lists including research centers and institutes, publications, outreach materials and more. With advanced search filtering, this key member benefit is designed to facilitate information sharing between campuses and organizations. Recently added publications include:
  • Posted May 8, 2017

New EAUC Report: Whole-Institution Approaches to Sustainability at Universities and Colleges in the U.K.

New research commissioned by the U.K.-based Environmental Association of Colleges and Universities (EAUC) shows that strategies for advancing sustainability at the institutional level vary across the sector and that there is not a one-size-fits-all model. A new report based on the research aims to provide a starting point for those seeking to introduce a holistic sustainability approach within U.K. colleges and universities. The EAUC is a U.K.-based association that offers support services to drive sustainability at universities and colleges. AASHE members can access EAUC resources for free.
  • Posted May 8, 2017

Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability Summit Presentations

Conference presentations from the Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) Summit, held March 5-7, 2017, are now part of the Campus Sustainability Hub. Content areas of the presentations include, but are not limited to, communication, engagement and climate change, sustainability education, nature and wildlife on campus, and social sustainability. TRACS is an AASHE Affiliate.
  • Posted May 1, 2017

New Issue: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

The latest issue of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education features literature reviews, research papers and case studies on campus sustainability topics, like social media use for environmental sustainability, assessing undergraduates' environmental stewardship reasoning and knowledge, energy use in residence halls, and sustainability perceptions among different stakeholder groups.
  • Posted Apr 24, 2017

AAUP 2016-17 Faculty Compensation Survey Report

Compiled and published by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the 2016-17 report analyzes compensation data for full-time ranked and part-time faculty members. For the first time, the AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey collected separate data on part-time faculty members teaching on a per-section basis.
  • Posted Apr 17, 2017

Universities and the Sustainable Development Future: Evaluating Higher-Education Contributions to the 2030 Agenda

This new book, Universities and the Sustainable Development Future, offers institutions of higher learning an inclusive evaluation framework to produce credible evidence regarding the outcome and impact of their teaching, research and transnational-partnering activities in environment and sustainable development. The book is also a resource for students, scholars and policy makers with an interest in sustainable development, climate change and evaluation challenges.
  • Posted Apr 17, 2017

AASHE Campus Sustainability Webinar Archive

AASHE's Campus Sustainability Hub houses the archives of all 2017 AASHE webinars, free for members to view. This year’s archived webinars span a variety of topics, such as campus food systems, applied learning for sustainability, clean energy and the carbon footprint, and water conservation. Upcoming webinars include greening federal grants, athletics sustainability, and residential energy reduction strategies. AASHE webinars are scheduled almost every week throughout 2017 and are usually held on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.
  • Posted Apr 16, 2017

Recently Added Campus Sustainability Hub Resources

New publications to the Campus Sustainability Hub include a paper on the “Quantity and Electricity Consumption of Plug Load Equipment on a University Campus” and Post-Sustainability and Environmental Education: Remaking Education for the Future. With new items added daily, the Campus Sustainability Hub is a simple, intuitive and centralized platform that houses, among other items, best practices, course materials and comprehensive lists including research centers and institutes, publications, and academic programs.
  • Posted Apr 11, 2017

Sustainable Ideas for Students and Faculty: New Publication

The new publication from Connectable suggests ways that the campus community can make sustainable choices. It includes 20 easy behaviors to incorporate into daily activities that facilitate a lighter footprint on the planet.

New Campus Sustainability Hub Resources

Recent additions to the Campus Sustainability Hub include a Guide for Using the Earth Charter in Education, research on green building and health, and a webinar archive of Adventures of an Embedded Librarian in the Campus Sustainability Office. The Campus Sustainability Hub is a simple, intuitive and centralized platform that houses best practices, course materials and comprehensive lists including research centers and institutes, publications, outreach materials and more. With advanced search filtering, this key member benefit is designed to facilitate information sharing between campuses and organizations.
  • Posted Mar 27, 2017

New Book: Post-Sustainability and Environmental Education: Remaking Education for the Future

This book provides a critique of over two decades of sustained effort to infuse educational systems with education for sustainable development. Taking to heart the idea that deconstruction is a prelude to reconstruction, this critique leads to discussions about how education can be remade, and respond to the educational imperatives of the time, particularly as they relate to ecological crises and human-nature relationships.
  • Posted Mar 27, 2017

Campus Dining 101: A Benchmark Study on Farm to College in New England

A report from Farm to Institution New England is the second report in a new series designed to help food system stakeholders understand the impact of institutional markets on New England's food system. The report presents in-depth findings and makes specific, data-based recommendations for institutions of higher education as well as government officials, funders and institutions.
  • Posted Mar 20, 2017

Hungry and Homeless in College: Results From a National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education

A new report by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab provides insight into food insecurity, homelessness and housing insecurity among today’s college students. The report is based on the results of a survey distributed by Wisconsin HOPE Lab and the Association of Community College Trustees to 70 community colleges in 24 states. It also provides policy recommendations for community colleges, state and federal policymakers, and researchers on ways in which each can support these students and help provide the services they need.

The Glocal Curriculum: A Practical Guide to Teaching and Learning in an Interconnected World

The book covers three different stages, from envisioning the "glocal" curriculum and its design to implementing and evaluating the "glocal" curriculum and program, to designing the "glocal" teaching-learning environment. It provides guidance for curriculum and program developers, quality managers, as well as teachers and instructors. "Glocal" is defined in this book as integrating both local and global considerations when addressing the pressing real-world sustainability problems.
  • Posted Mar 20, 2017

Large-Scale Renewables: The Next Chapter in Higher Education Sustainability Leadership

This white paper, created by Second Nature in partnership with CustomerFirst Renewables, walks through the opportunities and challenges of large-scale renewable energy projects, how to set them up and first steps.

Higher Education in the World: Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the Global with the Local

The report deals with the dual responsibilities of universities at local and global scale, exploring the potential conflict, or intrinsic difficulties, in addressing both local demands of society based on the race for global competitiveness and local and global demands to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable society, at local and global scales.
  • Posted Mar 13, 2017

Education for Sustainable Development Goals: Learning Objectives

This publication is designed as a guide for education professionals on the use of education for sustainable development in learning for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The guide identifies indicative learning objectives and suggests topics and learning activities for each SDG. It also presents implementation methods at different levels, from course design to national strategies.
  • Posted Mar 13, 2017