New Resources

Fostering Sustainability in Higher Education Leveraging Human Behavior in Organizations

This book serves as a one-stop-shop for individuals intent on engaging their HEIs in sustainability, but who have little experience with organizational change or have encountered barriers to progress.
  • Posted Feb 27, 2024

HBCU Climate Action Blueprint: Sustainable Campuses, Empowered Communities

This report explores the current activities and future aspirations of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in climate change, sustainability and environmental justice.
  • Posted Feb 27, 2024

New Issue: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

The most recent issue contains research related to competencies in curriculum and education for sustainability, sustainable consumption among students, higher education's influence on pro-environmental actions among students, and more.
  • Posted Jan 26, 2024

Pedagogy of the Anthropocene Epoch for a Great Transition

This book is a guide to support teachers and higher education institutions in the construction of their courses and programs in the Anthropocene epoch.
  • Posted Jan 15, 2024

Good Education in a Fragile World: The Value of a Collaborative and Contextualised Approach to Sustainability in Higher Education

Introducing a conceptual framework called the Paradox Model, the book explores the tensions that underpin the challenge of developing sustainability in higher education in the 21st century. It asks probing questions about the purpose of higher education given growing concerns in relation to planetary safety and justice, and calls for a rethinking of educational purpose.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2024

SEPN-Canada Final Reports

Published by the Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN), these reports summarize synthesized findings from across the policy analysis, survey and site-visit case studies exploring the uptake of sustainability in education policy and practice across primary, secondary and higher education in Canada.
  • Posted Jan 2, 2024

Transforming Business Education for a Sustainable Future

This book offers guidance on how to transform business education and integrate sustainability practices into the curriculum. With stories from 26 administrators, researchers and faculty, this book provides tools and solutions to address sustainability challenges in the business world and society.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2023

Climate Education Policy Case Studies

Released by the North American Association for Environmental Education, these six case studies feature state and local policy initiatives that advance climate change education.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2023

November AASHE Webinar Recording

November's webinar recording for What Is Sustainable Science, and How Can We Green Our Labs is available in the Campus Sustainability Hub for AASHE members.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2023

New Resource: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

The latest issue of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education includes research, studies and editorials on topics including community college sustainability, integrating the SDGs, values and beliefs of sports management students, hospitality and food waste, campus engagement, and more.
  • Posted Dec 5, 2023

New Issue: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

The latest issue includes research on the SDGs, campus sustainability plans, sustainability in internationalization efforts, student attitudes toward sustainability and more.
  • Posted Nov 15, 2023

Equity Toolkit

Achieving the Dream’s Equity Toolkit brings together lessons from research and experience working with community colleges to create more equitable institutions, and to help more students complete college and find careers that pay family-sustaining wages. The toolkit provides research, tools and resources to help operationalize equity-centered approaches to all aspects of the college’s work as well as provides lessons learned from colleges that have successfully increased student outcomes and eliminated equity gaps.
  • Posted Oct 25, 2023

Avenging for Equity: Race-Conscious Leaders Transforming California Community College Pathways

The Solutions Brief from the University of Southern California's Race and Equity Center, co-branded with the Equity Avengers, illustrates stories that show race-conscious leadership in an effort to inspire different paths to becoming an equity champion no matter role or identity.
  • Posted Oct 25, 2023

Youth-Led COP28 Webinar Series

This youth-led webinar series aims to provide space for young people and experts on different areas of climate to exchange insights from their respective climate journeys, offer one another guidance and encouragement, and cultivate a sense of global community. The participatory program aims to empower attendees to take their climate action to the next level leading up to the COP28 climate conference in Dubai, happening Nov. 30 - Dec. 12.
  • Posted Oct 17, 2023

Fossil Free Research Guide

This guide provides instructions for researching universities' ties to fossil fuel companies. It includes methods for finding various types of ties, such as donations, research grants, board interlock, professorship sponsorships, scholarships, etc.
  • Posted Oct 13, 2023

2023 Survey of Sustainability in Education Abroad Results

The results of the 2023 Survey of Sustainability in Education Abroad reveal significant variations in sustainability performance of higher education institutions that facilitate education abroad opportunities for students. The survey was conducted by Bound International, LLC, in partnership with Earth Deeds.
  • Posted Oct 3, 2023

September AASHE Webinar Recording

September's webinar recording for Rewild Your Campus With the Green Grounds Certification is available in the Campus Sustainability Hub for AASHE members.
  • Posted Oct 3, 2023

Campus Sustainability Month Promotional Toolkit

Held every October, Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. College and university campuses typically host events in October that increase awareness of institutional priorities, celebrate campus accomplishments and inspire sustainability. AASHE provides a toolkit with sample website content, newsletters, emails and social media for promoting Campus Sustainability Month.
  • Posted Oct 3, 2023

Anti-Racist Community Engagement: Principles and Practices

The book is organized around four anti-racist community engagement principles developed by the editors as part of their shared work and dialogue with colleagues regionally and across the country. There is an open access digital companion to the volume that include syllabi, agendas, handouts, worksheets and additional resources.
  • Posted Sep 15, 2023

New Book: Education for Social Change: Perspectives on Global Learning

The book explores the different facets of education’s role in promoting social change and includes topics on education for democratic society, social justice and global citizenship. It highlights the key role education has played and continues to play as a vehicle for social change.
  • Posted Sep 15, 2023

The Planet and Our Plates Presentation

Created in partnership between the Educated Choices Program and Earthday.org, this presentation and accompanying materials take an in-depth look at the environmental issues Earth is facing and discuss how our food system contributes to those struggles. It also discusses alternative proteins and the potential they hold to reduce the environmental impact of food production.

The Future of Food Presentation

Created and offered by the Educated Choices Program, this digital video presentation and accompanying materials explore the latest in plant-based and cell-based food technologies and how these products are shaping the future of our food systems.

August AASHE Webinar Recording

August's webinar recording for Campus Sustainability’s Secret Sauce – Athletes is available in the Campus Sustainability Hub for AASHE members.
  • Posted Sep 5, 2023

Resources to Advance Diversity and Opportunity in Higher Education

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released resources for colleges on the implications of the Supreme Court’s 2023 decision striking down race conscious admissions. The resources offer legal guidance on a number of questions that have been the subject of interpretive debate.
  • Posted Aug 18, 2023

Key Competencies: Practical Approaches to Teaching Sustainability

With 14 contributions by sustainability educators in a range of contexts, the publication showcases interdisciplinary approaches faculty are employing to nurture sustainability competencies among students. This project was a joint effort of the Sustainability Curriculum Consortium and AASHE.
  • Posted Aug 11, 2023

15 Actions to Catalyze Climate Justice Through Education Abroad

Compiled and released by The Forum on Education Abroad, the checklist includes feasible and cost-effective actions education abroad professionals can take to advance climate justice.
  • Posted Aug 11, 2023

Greening the Bottom Line: Advancing Institutional Sustainability Goals With Green Revolving Funds

Published by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, Greening the Bottom Line: Advancing Institutional Sustainability Goals with Green Revolving Funds tracks the latest trends and highlights best practices to enable more institutions and communities to learn about and adopt a green revolving fund model.

July AASHE Webinar Recordings

July's webinar recording for Funding Opportunities from DOE to Advance Climate Solutions is available in the Campus Sustainability Hub for AASHE members.
  • Posted Aug 1, 2023

Mapping the Landscape of Climate Change in Higher Education Policy in the United States

Mapping the Landscape of Climate Change in Higher Education Policy in the United States is a new report from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and the MECCE Project. Informed by a review of 764 publicly available policies across all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, the report is a comprehensive analysis of higher education climate change education policy.
  • Posted Jul 18, 2023

Driving Sustainable Consumption and Production at the Local Level: Education for Sustainable Development Projects from the Global RCE Network

A new publication from the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) features 12 projects from Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) around the world that demonstrate the impact of multi-stakeholder community-based education on sustainable consumption and production.
  • Posted Jul 4, 2023

New Issue: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

The latest issue includes research focused on the SDGs in public administration education, integrating the SDGs in Bachelor of Design courses, understanding barriers to achieving sustainability at higher education institutions, pedagogies for green building education, active methodologies in teacher training, and more.
  • Posted Jul 4, 2023

June AASHE Webinar Recordings

The following AASHE webinar recordings in the Campus Sustainability Hub are now available to members.
  • Posted Jun 29, 2023

Climate Change Interactive Data Platform

The Interactive Data Platform, developed and hosted by Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Communication and Education Project, allows users to explore indicators and relevant data focused on climate change communication and education.
  • Posted Jun 12, 2023

Guidance Document for Safe Use of 3D Printing for Institutions of Higher Education

Chemical Insights Research Institute and the Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association partnered on a publication that provides best practices for the safe use of 3D printing and healthier indoor air quality on campus.
  • Posted Jun 6, 2023

Net Zero on Campus: A Guide for Universities and Colleges to Accelerate Climate Action

A collaboration between Monash University (Australia), Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Climateworks Centre, this guide outlines steps universities and colleges could take to decarbonize and accelerate climate action. An online toolkit accompanying the guide provides resources and case studies that are relevant for different types of institutions.
  • Posted May 2, 2023

The Chronicle of Higher Education DEI Legislation Tracker

The Chronicle of Higher Education's DEI Legislation Tracker compiles information on legislation that would prohibit colleges from having diversity, equity and inclusion offices or staff; ban mandatory diversity training; prohibit institutions from using diversity statements in hiring and promotion; or prohibit colleges from using race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in admissions or employment.
  • Posted May 2, 2023

Accountable Allies: The Undue Influence of Fossil Fuel Money in Academia

Compiled by Data for Progress, the Accountable Allies project provides a fossil fuel industry donation tracker for 27 U.S. universities, and a complementary publication providing tools and information to hold companies accountable. The publication includes a compilation of research funding donated by fossil fuel companies, polling from Data for Progress that demonstrates that these contributions decrease university favorability, and a policy memo to facilitate a deeper understanding of this complex issue and provide recommendations for universities, academics and advocates seeking to hold both fossil fuel companies and universities accountable.
  • Posted May 2, 2023

Educating the Sustainability Leaders of the Future

Part of the World Sustainability Series from Springer, this book focuses on educating sustainability leaders and gives special emphasis to the participation of future generations on sustainability efforts. The book also discusses examples of initiatives coordinated by universities involving civil society, and the private and public sectors.
  • Posted May 2, 2023

April AASHE Webinar Recording

April's webinar recording for The Interdisciplinary Turn: A New Model for Climate Crisis Awareness and Action in Higher Education is available in the Campus Sustainability Hub for AASHE members.
  • Posted May 1, 2023

The State of Renewable Energy In Higher Education

AASHE and Coho published an editable slide deck highlighting key trends related to the adoption of renewable energy in higher education. Based on an analysis of data from AASHE STARS reports and the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership, the slides are intended to be used to educate stakeholders and build campus support for renewable energy.
  • Posted May 1, 2023

Sustainability and Climate Change Journal: Earth Month Special Collection

In honor of Earth Month, the Environmental Engineering Science journal and Sustainability and Climate Change journal collaborated to publish research about community-based learning, wastewater treatment, and waste reuse, among others. Free access is available through April 30.
  • Posted Apr 18, 2023

Guides to Implementing the SDGs at the University and College Level

The four brief guides are intended to help universities and colleges get started with the process of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Posted Apr 4, 2023

Racial Justice Resources for Educators

The list of resources for teaching about and educating for racial justice was published by the School of Education at American University.
  • Posted Apr 4, 2023

Energy Star HEBI Summary Scorecard

The Energy Star Higher Education Benchmarking Initiative (HEBI) provides institutions with information on how their campus energy and water performance compares to peer institutions. The summary scorecard for 2023 summarizes performance trends by Carnegie Classification, climate zone, percent residential, and expected energy use based on property types/uses found on campus. It also provides information on the impacts of COVID-19 on campus operations.
  • Posted Mar 20, 2023

Fueling the Climate Crisis: Measuring T-20 Law School Participation in the Fossil Fuel Lawyer Pipeline

Released by Law Students for Climate Accountability, the new report indicates that the top-20 ranked law schools in the U.S. News and World Report Best Law Schools ranking have produced fossil fuel lawyers at over three times the rate of the average U.S. law school. Furthermore, the report indicates that nearly half of all fossil fuel lawyers attended a top-20 law school.
  • Posted Mar 20, 2023

White Paper: Assessing Climate Risk and Strengthening Resilience for UK Higher Education Institutions

This working paper from the U.K. Universities Climate Network aims to support higher education institutions to develop processes to assess current and future climate risks, put in place plans to adapt to these risks, and identify opportunities to strengthen resilience. Authored by 19 experts from across 13 institutions, the guidance is intended to be a resource to support decision makers, senior leaders, sustainability practitioners and risk experts within HEIs.
  • Posted Mar 20, 2023

Open Textbooks: The Billion Dollar Solution

This new report from Student PIRGs is a review of open textbook grant programs across the U.S. and provides recommendations for campuses interested in starting their own programs to expedite adoption of open educational resources (OER).
  • Posted Feb 28, 2023