New Resources

Green and Sustainability Jobs and Career Resources

This resource includes both U.S. job boards and U.S. career pathway resources that can help students explore which careers they are interested in, what competencies are desired for different paths, and what jobs are presently available, made possible by the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium, the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability and the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development.
  • Posted Jan 21, 2014

Drilling for Natural Gas at Case Western Reserve U Case Study

Researchers at the university analyzed the process by which a college or university would go about making the decision to drill for natural gas on its property, including financial and non-financial factors. The paper was recently published in Planning for Higher Education Journal.
  • Posted Jan 13, 2014

Princeton U 2013 Single-Stream Pilot Results

The downloadable PDF offers the results and conclusions from the recently completed single-stream recycling pilot program.
  • Posted Jan 13, 2014

SEED Center 'Campus as a Living Laboratory' Guide

The recently published guide highlights eight essential elements to building effective living labs to revitalize college education.
  • Posted Jan 13, 2014

New Issue of Sustainability: Journal of Record

The latest issue features articles about sustainable consumption, curriculum, international sustainability advancement, shared governance and distributed leadership among others.
  • Posted Dec 17, 2013

AASHE Member Discount: Sustainability: The Journal of Record

A voice in the sustainability community, the publication documents the implementation of sustainability programs in higher education and business. When AASHE members subscribe today they will save up to 40 percent! Just enter Group Code "AASHE" when subscribing. Discount offer expires January 1, 2014.
  • Posted Dec 10, 2013

Managing Organizational Sustainability: The Business Case

The newly released report from the Center for Green Schools and McGraw Hill Global Institute presents the business case for sustainability professionals in the workplace.
  • Posted Dec 10, 2013

Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability

The United States Teacher Education for Sustainable Development Network and Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, released the white paper on the importance of teaching sustainability in U.S. classrooms.
  • Posted Dec 10, 2013

SEI Publishes Article about Development of Green Revolving Funds

Recently published in the Society for College and University Planning Journal, Sustainable Endowments Institute's Leading the Way in Sustainability Through Hassle-Free Green Revolving Funds highlights the benefits of green revolving fund model for colleges and universities, and details 10 steps to successful green revolving fund development and management.
  • Posted Dec 10, 2013

AASHE Member Discount: Free Solar Consultation

EcoMotion is offering AASHE members eight hours of free solar consultation services from its Solar Advisors. EcoMotion specializes in developing and advancing sustainability programs at colleges and universities. This offer expires January 1, 2014.
  • Posted Dec 3, 2013

AASHE Member Discount: Green Mountain College Sustainable MBA

As a benefit of AASHE membership, eligible professionals can enroll in Green Mountain College's online Sustainable MBA program and receive 10 percent tuition reduction, a one-time $500 scholarship and no application fee. Discount offer expires January 1, 2014.
  • Posted Dec 3, 2013

EAUC Releases Legislative Update on Environmental Issues

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges released an updated edition outlining Acts of Parliament legislation that effect the higher education sector. AASHE members can access member-only resources of EAUC.
  • Posted Nov 26, 2013

A Report on Responsible Energy Investing by Yale U

Consistent with methodology in its 1972 publication, The Ethical Investor: Universities and Corporate Responsibility, the recently published report details reasons for divestment from fossil fuels.
  • Posted Nov 12, 2013

Divest Fossil Fuels National Student Network

The new student network, birthed from the recent Power Shift youth climate conference, is a national network devoted to coordination and collaboration between student fossil fuel divestment campaigns around the country.
  • Posted Nov 12, 2013

Trends in College Pricing Report

The recently published Trends in College Pricing report provides information on changes over time in undergraduate tuition and fees, room and board, and other estimated expenses related to attending colleges and universities and includes data through 2013-14.
  • Posted Nov 5, 2013

Campus Sustainability Day 2013 Photos & Keynote Broadcast

October 23, 2013 marked the 11th annual Campus Sustainability Day! Climate Adaptation: Resilient Campuses & Communities was the theme and AASHE captured nearly 90 events happening across the U.S. http://www.aashe.org/campus-sustainability-day Continue to share photos from your events on the Campus Sustainability Day Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/CampusSustainabilityDay. Hosted by Second Nature, watch the keynote broadcast, http://youtu.be/uWdBBeYEhBo a discussion from higher education leaders on the role of campuses in adapting to a changing climate, innovations in climate resilience and mitigation, and advancing community partnerships and opportunities.
  • Posted Oct 29, 2013

Sustainability Jobs Resource List

This new resource, housed by Community College Sustainability Collaborative, provides a listing of sites that feature sustainability-related jobs.
  • Posted Oct 29, 2013

AASHE Listening Project Summit Materials

The discussion notes from the AASHE 2013 Listening Project Summit table breakout sessions are now available on the Listening Project web page. Also posted is the Powerpoint presentation shared during the Summit, a compilation of interviewee responses to date, and a preliminary analysis of the AASHE membership survey.
  • Posted Oct 22, 2013

Rebels, Outlaws & Storytellers at AASHE 2013

This new AASHE blog captures the ways in which this year's presenters suggest defying convention to create real change toward climate resiliency and adaptation in campus communities.
  • Posted Oct 22, 2013

New Report: The State of Solar on Campus

This newly released report from EcoMotion, Inc highlights relevant policies, global market conditions, the U.S. solar market, campus leadership with solar, lessons from the field, and resources to help campuses get started.
  • Posted Oct 15, 2013

New Issue: Int’l Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

The latest issue includes articles about using technology for sustainability literacy, systems approach learning, sustainability themes in engineering, assessing education for sustainability and environmentally conscious design.
  • Posted Sep 24, 2013

Elevating Sustainability Through Academic Leadership by ARAMARK

A collection of 10 chapter essays by college and university presidents addresses how higher education can support environmental stewardship initiatives while incorporating sustainability into their curriculum. Beginning in September, one chapter essay will be released per month.
  • Posted Sep 17, 2013

New Issue of Sustainability: Journal of Record

The latest issue, focusing on institutionalizing sustainability, offers articles on the state of the planet, communicating sustainability, experiential-based learning, “Teaching Sustainability 101” and an analysis of energy and water performance in LEED certified buildings.
  • Posted Sep 17, 2013

CommonFund Institute White Paper on Responsible Investing

The recently released white paper, "From SRI to ESG: Changing the World of Responsible Investing," reviews the principal categories and history of responsible investing. It discusses why socially-responsible investing (SRI), environmental, social and governance investing (ESG), mission-related investing and impact investing have grown in importance for institutional investors.
  • Posted Sep 10, 2013

New AASHE blog: Getting Ready for STARS 2.0

AASHE is finalizing its release of STARS 2.0, the first major update to STARS since it was launched in January 2010. STARS 2.0 is meant to “facilitate more meaningful assessments of campus sustainability performance while remaining accessible and relevant to the diversity of higher education institutions.” This blog aims to provide the campus community with everything needed to take advantage of the new and improved version.
  • Posted Sep 10, 2013

Collegiate Game Changers Report by NRDC

The Natural Resources Defense Council recently released the second athletics greening report, which catalogs the sustainable initiatives taking place throughout North American college and university sports departments. Reported initiatives include energy efficiency, renewable energy, recycling, composting, water conservation, safer chemicals, ecologically preferable transportation, and green building practices.
  • Posted Sep 3, 2013

Free E-waste Recycling for Colleges and Universities

The recently launched electronic waste recycling program, COLLECTED by FundingFactory, enables higher education institutions to exchange e-waste for cash or rewards, while preventing millions of pounds of harmful waste from reaching landfills.
  • Posted Aug 27, 2013

New Issue: Int’l Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

The latest issue features paper reviews, research and conceptual papers about topics including sustainability in travel, engineering, architecture and sustainable living. (Login required)
  • Posted Aug 27, 2013

Clean Air-Cool Planet Campus Carbon Calculator Version 6.9

Changes to the recent calculator release include walk and bike commuter modes, new inputs for tracking renewable energy generation and student travel to and from home. The CCC is available as a new online tool or an Excel file.
  • Posted Aug 20, 2013

New STARS Annual Review

Providing a look back and a look ahead at AASHE's STARS, this review covers notable achievements in the past year including the submission of the 300th STARS report, and a glimpse at what's in store with the upcoming release of the new and improved STARS 2.0.
  • Posted Aug 20, 2013

Expanded Guide to Implementing & Managing Green Revolving Funds

This newly expanded publication from the Sustainable Endowments Institute, released in partnership with AASHE and other organizations, provides practical advice for designing, implementing and managing a green revolving fund at a college, university or other nonprofit institution.
  • Posted Aug 13, 2013

White Paper: Integrating Sustainability into Teacher Education

This newly released guide from Creative Change Educational Solutions incorporates competencies and guidelines for the integration of sustainability into courses and clinical experiences. (Short registration required.)
  • Posted Aug 13, 2013

New AASHE Annual Review of Higher Education Sustainability

Highlighting innovative and high-impact campus sustainability achievements at more than 40 institutions, this review looks at new developments, changing dynamics and areas of prevalence among AASHE Bulletin submissions in 2012. This bird's eye view of higher education sustainability reveals affordability and access and sustainable investment as key focus areas, as well as new evolutions in the areas of curriculum, research, funding and staffing.
  • Posted Aug 6, 2013

New AASHE Guide: Promoting Sustainable Campus Landscapes

Released in collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation, this new publication is intended for anyone on campus who is interested in developing and delivering sustainable landscape programs to the public. The guide covers how to engage others, provide training, publicize projects, identify benefits and gain recognition for sustainable campus landscape initiatives.
  • Posted Aug 6, 2013

New Community College Guide: Campus as a Living Laboratory

Designed for community college personnel, this new SEED Center and U.S. Green Building Council Center for Green Schools guide highlights eight essential elements to building effective living labs.
  • Posted Aug 6, 2013

New Website: Rio+20 Treaty on Higher Education

Developed with the involvement of more than 30 international and national higher education associations, agencies and students groups, the Rio+20 Treaty on Higher Education launched in June 2012 and now has more than 80 signatories. This new website provides information about the treaty process, recent developments and commitments made by signatories.
  • Posted Jul 30, 2013

New Salaries & Status of Sustainability Staff in Higher Ed Report

This new AASHE publication outlines the 2012 results of its biennial campus sustainability staffing survey. Findings indicate significant growth for sustainability positions in the last two years including full-time positions focused on sustainability.
  • Posted Jul 16, 2013

New Issue of Sustainability: Journal of Record

The latest issue, focused on art and sustainability, includes an editorial about art, local food and urban gardening, a "Sustainability and Art Making" commentary, program profile "Arts and Sustainability in the Berea College New Deep Green Student Residence," and "Sustainable Art and Human Systems" research.
  • Posted Jul 2, 2013

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

The latest issue features research papers titled "Communicating sustainability: a content analysis of website communications in the United States" and "Is 'Being Green' a determinant of participation in University sustainability initiatives?" as well as case studies from the University of the Aegean and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
  • Posted Jun 25, 2013

New Issue: Journal of Sustainability Education

The two-part, spring 2013 issue focused on experiential education includes "Supporting STEM in Learning Gardens in Low-Income Schools" and "The Climate and Development Lab: An Experiment in Engaged Education for Global Just Sustainability" case studies, as well as a look at outdoor adventure and watershed-based education.
  • Posted Jun 25, 2013

AASHE 2013 Conference Program

This year's program is featured in a new grid format, allowing visitors to search by session type, speakers and delivery models. AASHE 2013: Resiliency & Adaptation will feature more than 550 presentations including workshops, panel discussions, case studies, films, and networking opportunities by topic interest.
  • Posted Jun 4, 2013

New Book: 'The Sustainable University: Progress and Prospects'

Examining the experience of 10 higher education institutions in the U.K., the latest in the Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development series maps out new directions and lines of research that address the integrative whole institutional response to sustainability including governance and leadership, research, learning and teaching, campus operations, community relations, well being, student experience, and organizational learning and change. The book also provides a critical analysis of barriers, achievements, strategies and potential for the higher education sustainability community.
  • Posted Jun 4, 2013

New USGBC Campus Implementation Workbook

This U.S. Green Building Council workbook is designed to assist higher education campus teams with creating a green existing buildings program, implementing the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system at the campus and building level, and establishing a culture of performance.
  • Posted May 28, 2013

Ecotech Institute Clean Jobs Index

This new index from the Ecotech Institute allows users to search by state to find green jobs, alternative fueling stations, LEED projects and total energy consumption. This infographic of key findings from the index reveals 749,197 clean jobs in the U.S. between January 1-March 31, 2013.
  • Posted May 21, 2013

NWEI EcoForum Online Community

This new online forum connects the communities around the globe who are using Northwest Earth Institute programs.
  • Posted May 21, 2013

SEED Center 'Building Sustainable Campuses' Report

This update on 2012 SEED Center Green Genome Awards winners reveals how these community colleges are using their winnings to further sustainability initiatives on campus.
  • Posted May 21, 2013

'Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success'

This report by the American Association of University Women looks at the role of community colleges in women’s education including challenges women face in completing a certificate or degree, or in transferring to a four-year institution. Recommendations to strengthen community colleges for all students are included.
  • Posted May 21, 2013

NWEI Spring 2013 Sustainability Salon

The Northwest Earth Institute is offering this free discussion tool for faculty or student groups focusing on the theme of simple living.
  • Posted May 7, 2013

Archived AASHE Webinar: Implementation Strategies for Campus GRFs

The webinar offers an overview of a new publication by SEI and AASHE - Green Revolving Funds: An Introductory Guide to Implementation and Management - and a road map and tips on starting and managing such funds, with examples from Agnes Scott College and the University of New Hampshire. AASHE, in partnership with SEI, has made a recording of this webinar and the PPT slides available to the public.
  • Posted Apr 30, 2013

New Issue of Sustainability: Journal of Record

The latest issue of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.'s Sustainability: The Journal of Record features “Asia Pulp & Paper Aims for Higher Standards of Sustainability with a Zero Deforestation Policy,” an editorial by Ian Lifshitz; “Connecticut’s Lead By Example Green Campus Initiative” by Ted Mero; and “Lessons on the Landscape: Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College” Laura S. Meitzner Yoder, among other articles.
  • Posted Apr 30, 2013