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EAUC 2015 Conference Presentations: Sustainability Exchange

(U.K.): The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges' Sustainability Exchange now catalogs and hosts all presentations via a searchable listing.
  • Posted Apr 6, 2015

Student Leadership for Local Food on Ontario's Campuses 2013-2015 Report

This report overviews Meal Exchange’s work to support student leadership for local food on Ontario’s campuses between July 2013 and February 2015.
  • Posted Apr 6, 2015

New Release: Second Nature Sustainability Sit-Downs Video

Second Nature's Sustainability Sit-Downs Video series features Wendell Brase, administrative vice chancellor at University of California, Irvine, discussing the true costs of inaction in the face of climate change. Sustainability Sit-Downs is a new Second Nature video series consisting of 12 short interviews with sustainability leaders in higher education and partner organizations.
  • Posted Apr 6, 2015

U Michigan Releases Progress Report

University of Michigan students, faculty and staff are addressing sustainability challenges on campus and around the world. The report highlights the impact of recent student engagement, research and campus operations projects.
  • Posted Apr 6, 2015

New Release: Second Nature Sustainability Sit-Downs Video

Second Nature's Sustainability Sit-Downs Video series features Jacqueline Johnson, chancellor of University of Minnesota, Morris and former AASHE board chair, discussing sustainability challenges for higher education, specifically facilities, and higher education's role in shaping the course of the country and world. Sustainability Sit-Downs is a new Second Nature video series consisting of 12 short interviews with sustainability leaders in higher education and partner organizations.
  • Posted Mar 30, 2015

EAUC Annual Report 2014

Released by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC), the new report is framed around the its 2013-15 overarching strategies comprising member value, member impact, member innovation, member voice, and member transparency. The EAUC is a nonprofit member-based charity supporting sustainability in tertiary education across the U.K. AASHE members have shared access to EAUC resources.
  • Posted Mar 23, 2015

Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education Report

The report, developed as part of a three-year project entitled University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD), funded by the European Commission and led by the University of Gloucestershire (U.K.), captures recent efforts to support the development of education for sustainable development (ESD) competences of university educators. The aim is to draw on best practices, new initiatives, and usable tools for professional development in ESD for university educators.
  • Posted Mar 23, 2015

Environmental Education Research Journal

The special issue of the journal focuses on environmental education in a neoliberal climate. The issue covers topics relating to ecotourism, urban environmental education, and the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.
  • Posted Mar 23, 2015

New Issue Sustainable Business Magazine

The latest issue, featuring a forward from AASHE's Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser, highlights how environmental considerations have shaped infrastructure at University of Pennsylvania and University of Oregon, and Niagara College's efforts to use its campus as a laboratory.
  • Posted Mar 23, 2015

New Release: Second Nature Sustainability Sit-Downs Video

Second Nature's Sustainability Sit-Downs Video series features Wim Wiewel, President of Portland State University, discussing town-and-gown partnerships and higher education’s sustainability leadership role. Sustainability Sit-Downs is a new Second Nature video series consisting of 12 short interviews with sustainability leaders in higher education and partner organizations.
  • Posted Mar 23, 2015

Reclaiming Broken Places: Introduction to Civic Ecology Course

The free massive open online course, Reclaiming Broken Places: Introduction to Civic Ecology, offered by Cornell University, explores why and how people come together to care for nature and cultivate community in places marked by disaster, war, poverty and environmental degradation.
  • Posted Mar 23, 2015

AASHE Member Discount: Creative Change Educational Solutions

AASHE members receive a 15 percent discount on curriculum licensing and professional development programs to integrate sustainability into the curriculum.
  • Posted Mar 16, 2015

EnvironmentalScience.Org Environmental Science Schools

The website environmentalscience.org sorted, in order of the highest percentage of total students graduating with an environmental science degree, 50 environmental schools in the U.S. based on information, statistics and data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Posted Mar 16, 2015

myActions 2014 Student Actions Awards

One hundred schools were recognized in the 2014 student-led program that supports student engagement through an array of existing programs, classes, events and student organizations focused on sustainability, compassion and well being.
  • Posted Mar 16, 2015

New Release: Second Nature Sustainability Sit-Downs Video

Second Nature's Sustainability Sit-Downs Video series features Richard Cook, president emeritus of Allegheny College and Second Nature board chair. He discusses trans-disciplinary sustainability education and our effects as humans on the environment. Sustainability Sit-Downs is a new Second Nature video series consisting of 12 short interviews with sustainability leaders in higher education and partner organizations.
  • Posted Mar 16, 2015

New Release: Second Nature Sustainability Sit-Downs Video

Second Nature's Sustainability Sit-Downs Video series recently featured Rebecca Edler from College of Menominee Nation, who spoke about the unviersity's long history of sustainability and her hopes for our collective future. The Sustainability Sit-Downs Video series, consisting of 12 interviews, features sustainability leaders from higher education, and non-profit and private sector organizations.
  • Posted Mar 9, 2015

AASHE Member Discount: 20% Off The MIT Press Environmental Titles

The MIT Press is pleased to offer a 20% book discount exclusively to AASHE members on its entire list of environment and sustainability studies titles, including Mitchell Thomashow's recently published book, The Nine Elements of a Sustainable Campus. To redeem this discount, click on the title link for the discount code to use at checkout when purchasing books through the MIT Press website. Please note that this code can be applied to single or multiple purchases, and is valid for use on the MIT Press website only.
  • Posted Mar 2, 2015

New Release: Second Nature Sustainability Sit-Downs Video

Second Nature's Sustainability Sit-Downs Video series recently hosted M. Lee Pelton, president of Emerson College, who shared the college's sustainability trajectory and take on higher education’s role with regards to sustainability. The Sustainability Sit-Downs Video series, consisting of 12 interviews, features sustainability leaders from higher education, and non-profit and private sector organizations.
  • Posted Mar 2, 2015

Farm to Institution New England Case Studies

Farm to Institution New England (FINE) has recently published a series of case studies about colleges in New England that have made progress on local food procurement on their campus.
  • Posted Feb 23, 2015

New Release: Second Nature Sustainability Sit-Downs Videos

The series recently hosted Tim Carter, president of Second Nature, and Katharine Jacobs, director of the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions and former assistant director in the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. The series, which consists of 12 interviews, features sustainability leaders from higher education, and non-profit and private sector organizations that work closely with colleges and universities as they discuss higher education’s role in creating a sustainable society.
  • Posted Feb 23, 2015

New Issue Sustainable Business Magazine

The latest issue, featuring a forward from AASHE's new Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser, spotlights campus sustainability from Princeton University, Santa Clara University and Trent University.
  • Posted Feb 16, 2015

New Release: Second Nature Sustainability Sit-Downs Video [Video]

Second Nature's newest Sustainability Sit-Downs Video series features Elizabeth Kiss, president at Agnes Scott College. Kiss discusses the challenges of location as it relates to energy prices, the importance of the university as a living laboratory, and being part of the solution to a more sustainable planet. The series, which consists of 12 interviews, features sustainability leaders from higher education, and non-profit and private sector organizations that work closely with colleges and universities.
  • Posted Feb 9, 2015

SPLC Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing Program

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council recently released its version 1.0 of the Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing (Guidance) intended to help organizations improve the environmental, social and economic performance within their supply chains, across the entirety of product and service life cycles, by implementing a strategic sustainable purchasing program.
  • Posted Feb 9, 2015

New Release: Second Nature Sustainability Sit-Downs Video [Video]

Second Nature's Sustainability Sit-Downs Video series recently hosted Blaine Collison, managing director of Network Services for Altenex, to discuss higher education's role in making a sustainability society. The series, which consists of 12 interviews, features sustainability leaders from higher education, and non-profit and private sector organizations that work closely with colleges and universities.
  • Posted Feb 2, 2015

2015 Interdisciplinary Environmental And Sustainability Ed Report

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) released the ninth research report, 2015 Leadership and Administrative Structures, on interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability (IES) education. Findings include nationally representative data on IES administrative program structures and resources, and views of program leaders on the challenges they face and the factors important for program success.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2015

New Release: Second Nature Sustainability Sit-Downs Video [Video]

Starting in January 2015, Second Nature released a new video series titled Sustainability Sit-Downs. The series, which consists of 12 interviews, features sustainability leaders from higher education, and non-profit and private sector organizations that work closely with colleges and universities. This first video features Meghan Chapple, director of George Washington University Office of Sustainability.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2015

Food Scraps Composting on College/University Campuses Guidebook

This new, free electronic book from FOR Solutions discusses how to select the proper technology for composting on campus, implementing technology to transform food scraps into compost, and the benefits and learning opportunities of composting.
  • Posted Jan 19, 2015

New Issue of Int'l Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

The new issue features articles from the education subject area. Topics include student organic gardening, environmental attitudes, challenges of campus sustainability in China, engaging community in sustainability, inclusion and online learning.
  • Posted Jan 19, 2015

2015 AASHE Webinar Schedule

The AASHE 2015 Webinar Series consists of a number of different series aimed at providing professional development opportunities, tools, skills and support to our valued AASHE community. The first webinar, The Form and Function of the Sustainability Agenda in Higher Education Institutions, is January 14 and features two AASHE 2014 Sustainability Award winners. Join us by registering here. Stay tuned to the AASHE Events page for information on other webinar series and workshops to be released throughout the year.
  • Posted Jan 12, 2015

New Book: 'Reconstructing Sustainability Science'

Drawing on interviews with leading sustainability scientists, the latest in the Routledge Earthscan Science in Society series examines how researchers in the emerging, interdisciplinary field of sustainability science are attempting to define sustainability, establish research agendas, and link the knowledge they produce to societal action. Pairing these insights with case studies of innovative sustainability research centers, the book reformulates the sustainability science research agenda and its relationship to decision-making and social action. A 20 percent discount is applied when the code DC361 is used.
  • Posted Jan 5, 2015

New Issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record

The latest issue of the journal includes commentaries on climate resilience planning and the ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit, sustainability education in marketing, and an editorial about gardening for education and activism.
  • Posted Jan 5, 2015

State of Fossil Fuel Divestment in Post-secondary Institutions

This research brief, released by The Sustainability and Education Policy Network, outlines the state of the higher education fossil fuel divestment movement, with a particular focus on Canadian post-secondary institutions.
  • Posted Jan 5, 2015

A Guide to Effective Climate Change Communication

A joint project between ecoAmerica, the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions at Earth Institute and Columbia University, Connecting on Climate: A Guide to Effective Climate Change Communication is a resource that includes research from a range of social science fields and is designed to be useful for experienced and novice communicators to engage the American public on climate change. Included in the guide are strategies to boost engagement, common mistakes to avoid, and best practices that organizations have used to meaningfully engage individuals and groups on climate change.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2014

Presidents United to Solve Hunger

Presidents United to Solve Hunger (PUSH) is an initiative that unites universities in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. By signing the PUSH Presidents' Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security, university leaders are agreeing to make food and nutrition security a priority. The website includes a comprehensive toolkit with a guide, student delegation registration, fliers and banners.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2014

SEPN Sustainability in Canadian Post-secondary Institutions

Research from the Sustainability Education and Policy Network analyzed and scored all 220 accredited post-secondary institutions in Canada on their uptake of four high-level sustainability initiatives. This research identifies strong linkages between the three sustainability initiatives of assessment, office and policy, suggesting that the uptake of one might encourage the uptake of others. In contrast, there was a weak relationship between signing a declaration and undertaking other sustainability initiatives.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2014

A Guide to Climate Resiliency & The Community College

The American Association of Community Colleges Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center released the new report focuses on community colleges as a stakeholder in the quest to create climate change resiliency through local workforce development.
  • Posted Dec 8, 2014

Guide to Creating & Managing Sustainability Internship Programs

This how-to guide explores best practices for establishing and managing highly effective Sustainability Internship Programs (SIPs). It presents valuable information for individuals seeking guidance on creating new SIPs (Chapter 2), or for those looking to change or improve the ongoing management of existing SIPs (Chapter 3). This guide outlines a culmination of conversations with sustainability professionals currently working in internship programs at colleges and universities across the United States.
  • Posted Dec 8, 2014

The Sustainability and Education Policy Network

The Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN) a Canadian national network of researchers and organizations advancing sustainability in education policy and practice. SEPN's research examines the relationships between sustainability education policies and practices in post-secondary education in Canada with the goal of enabling educational change for a more sustainable future. Membership is free.
  • Posted Dec 8, 2014

Ecotech Institute's Solar and Wind Ebook

Ecotech Institute's free, career electronic books are guides to starting a wind or solar energy career and include articles, infographics and videos.
  • Posted Nov 24, 2014

International University & College Campus Sustainability Listserv

Inspired by the Making Universities Sustainable Conference in Copenhagen 2014, this list is for the international university community to discuss sustainability issues and solutions. The aim is to provide a global network for sharing best practices in the field of sustainability and its application to university operations.
  • Posted Nov 24, 2014

New Issue Sustainable Business Magazine

The latest issue, featuring a forward from AASHE's Executive Director Stephanie A. Herrera, spotlights the Houston University, Duke University, Central Connecticut State University, University of Prince Edward Island and University of the West Indies.
  • Posted Nov 17, 2014

2014 Campus Sustainability Day Keynote Broadcast [VIDEO]

The theme for this year's Campus Sustainability Day (CSD) was Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community. In this year's video, higher education sustainability leaders and partners discuss ways in which students can make a difference, be a part of sustainability solutions, and build a career in the sustainability field.
  • Posted Nov 3, 2014

Aramark's President Perspectives 'Sustainability: Then and Now'

Aramark's Presidential Perspectives 2013-2014 Series Elevating Sustainability Through Academic Leadership Chapter 8, penned by president of Southern Maine, walks the reader through the sustainability movement beginning in 1970 with the birth of the environmental movement and its relationship to higher education.
  • Posted Nov 3, 2014

Campus Fair Trade Procurement Resources

Fair Trade Colleges and Universities recently released a set of resources and links that guide a campus through the process creating a fair trade policy, help with determining what could be sourced via fair trade, and support for campus procurement staff.
  • Posted Nov 3, 2014

Green Guide for Universities

Released at the international conference Making Universities Sustainable, the free guide, developed by the International Alliance of Research Universities and Sustainia, provides 23 case studies of environmental, financial and social successes to show universities how to become more sustainable.
  • Posted Nov 3, 2014

Net Impact's Business as UNusual Guide to Graduate Programs

With information compiled from a written questionnaire by Net Impact chapter leaders and a online student survey, the newly released 2014 Business as UNusual Guide for students by students highlights the social and environmental impact of graduate programs.
  • Posted Nov 3, 2014

Council of Undergraduate Research Quarterly Publication

The most recent issue of the Council of Undergraduate Research's Quarterly publication is themed Undergraduate Research in Support of Sustainability and features articles about action research and campus learning laboratories.
  • Posted Oct 20, 2014

New Issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record

The most recent issue includes a commentary on the Clean Water Act, the voluntary carbon market, behavior change, and waste reduction and efficiency improvements.
  • Posted Oct 20, 2014

New Issue of Sustainable Business Magazine

The latest issue, featuring a forward from AASHE's Executive Director Stephanie A. Herrera, spotlights the American University, Portland State University, University of Calgary, University of California at San Francisco, University of Maryland, University of Northern British Columbia and University of Saskatchewan.
  • Posted Oct 20, 2014

STARS New Integrated Resources Tab

To better support STARS participants, the new Resources tab on each credit in the online Reporting Tool will provide shareable credit language in PDF format to help guide responsible parties with data collection, tools like template spreadsheets and calculators, and best practice reporting examples from other STARS participants. Log-in to the Reporting Tool https://stars.aashe.org/accounts/login/?next=/tool/ to check it out and suggest a new resource (or two)!
  • Posted Oct 13, 2014