USGBC 2013 Report Card
The recently released infographic from the U.S. Green Building Council provides a snapshot of green building involvement from the higher education community. It catalogs the number of students who attend institutions with green building policies and the amount of people-hours dedicated in support of green building.
CURC Zero Waste Campus Toolkit
Recently released by the College and University Recycling Coalition and University of Oregon, the toolkit provides information about business principles, how to start a campus zero waste program, and policy and implementation strategies.
Full 2014 AASHE Workshop Line-Up
We are pleased to offer the full schedule of 2014 AASHE Workshops, allowing you to plan ahead by viewing the full list of workshops for the year. The 2014 Workshops were chosen from those submitted on behalf of the AASHE Professional Development request for proposals. This year's event topics include campus-as-living-lab, behavior change, sustainability curriculum and sustainability on community colleges.
Toolkit for Academic Libraries: Educating for Sustainability
Recently released by Library Juice Press, this edited collection captures the current status and future direction of libraries’ commitment to advance the focus of educating for sustainability. It is designed as a toolkit offering a wide range of best practices, case studies, and activities ready for implementation within academic libraries.
HEASC Paper: Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education
A recently released paper entitled What Are We Advancing from the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium examines the shifting role of the university and college development office in a national trend toward advancing sustainability in higher education. The paper presents a range of ideas in support of a more whole-system approach to the conservation, alignment and development of resources in support of more sustainable institutions.
Composting Strategies for Colleges and Universities
This recently archived webinar discusses how the campus community can work to reduce and eliminate food waste from traditional campus sources, and by reducing the waste stream save money and reduce its environmental impact.
Energy Efficiency & Clean Energy Funding Resource Guide
The U.S. Department of Energy recently released the Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment as a resource guide that lists the various federal financing programs for which energy efficiency and clean energy qualify.
New AASHE Guide: Campus Green Funds How-to Guide
AASHE’s newest resources aim to help colleges and universities finance campus sustainability projects. Developed in partnership with the Campus Green Funds Collaborative, the Campus Green Funds How-to Guide outlines best practices and lessons learned in designing, managing, promoting, and evaluating campus green funds and their respective projects. AASHE is debuting the Campus Sustainability Green Funds Database in tandem with the publication, providing information on funds at over 130 higher education institutions.
EAUC Communities of Practice Resource
(U.K.): To encourage more specialized learning and information sharing, the Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges offers a member exchange of ideas, skills and experience within the following groups: Fair Trade, information technology, attitudes and behaviors, carbon intensive research and travel planning professionals. AASHE members can gain access to the member-only content of EAUC by logging into aashe.org and viewing this page. http://www.aashe.org/resources/shared-international-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sustainability Jobs Resource List
This new resource, housed by Community College Sustainability Collaborative, provides a listing of sites that feature sustainability-related jobs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.