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Planetary Health Education Framework

The Planetary Health Education Framework aims to guide the education of global citizens, practitioners and professionals able and willing to address the complex planetary health challenges of the world today. The framework considers five foundational domains–interconnection within Nature, the Anthropocene and health, equity and social justice, movement building and systems change, and systems thinking and complexity. To ground the framework in action, each domain includes suggested process outcomes and key planetary health themes and concepts.
  • Posted Jan 11, 2022

2021 Survey of Sustainability in Education Abroad Results

The results of the 2021 Survey of Sustainability in Education Abroad illustrate sustainability performance across four dimensions and several indicators. The survey was conducted by Bound International, LLC, in partnership with Earth Deeds.

Racial Inequity & Community Engagement Knowledge Hub

This knowledge hub is managed by Campus Compact and includes up-to-date reading and resources relevant to racial equity and anti-racism work in higher education community engagement.
  • Posted Dec 17, 2021

Revolutionizing Sustainability Education: Stories and Tools of Mindset Transformation

This book guides educators, practitioners and students to take action on finding urgent solutions to the grand challenges stated in the SDGs. It presents a collection of over 150 student voices on transformative experiences and shifts in mindset.
  • Posted Dec 17, 2021

New Issue: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

The latest issue includes research articles on sustainability in lab curricula; the Sustainable Development Goals; the role of sustainability in media and communication studies; competence-led structuring and understanding of sustainability education; and social impacts, university social responsibility and campus sustainability.
  • Posted Dec 15, 2021

Global Guidance for Education on Green Jobs: Connecting Higher Education and Green Opportunities for Planetary Health

This document was developed through collaborative efforts of the U.N. Environment Program and the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development. It includes key actions for educators to prepare students to participate in the just transition to a green and more inclusive economy, including content on knowledge enhancement, skills and competency development, and job opportunities.
  • Posted Dec 13, 2021

How an Increase in Climate Education & Career Development Will Accelerate US Efforts to Meet Its Paris Climate Goals

The assessment summarizes six focus areas where education and related career development can make the greatest and most timely societal difference. It also lays out how 10 federal agencies can ramp up climate literacy, job and career skills development, and innovation using existing programs.
  • Posted Nov 19, 2021

A Framework for Advancing Anti-Racism Strategy on Campus

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education released a new guide for higher education leaders to foster diversity, equity, inclusion and justice on their campuses. A Framework for Advancing Anti-Racism Strategy on Campus is a comprehensive tool to support students, faculty and staff as they work to shift culture.
  • Posted Nov 18, 2021

Storied Doctorates: Studying Environmental Sustainability Education Internationally

This book brings together the diverse narratives of researchers doing research in the field of environmental and sustainability education. The narratives go beyond the academic to discuss the different ways in which doctoral study in the field of environmental and sustainability education is experienced at the personal and professional level.
  • Posted Nov 15, 2021

No Sustainability Without Justice Anthology: Volume II

Volume II of No Sustainability Without Justice: An Anthology on Racial Equity and Social Justice shares perspectives on how racial equity, social justice, diversity and inclusion are integral components to sustainability. Composed of eight thought-provoking essays written by higher education sustainability and social justice practitioners, this anthology aims to serve as a tool for developing literacy around the intersections of sustainability, racial equity and social justice for higher education sustainability practitioners.
  • Posted Nov 5, 2021

October AASHE Webinar Recordings

The recording of Academics, Equity, and Resilience: Building Pitt’s First Climate Action Plan is now available in the Campus Sustainability Hub.
  • Posted Nov 1, 2021

New Issue: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

The latest issue includes articles about engaging students as co-creators of knowledge in a sustainability-oriented educational initiative, addressing sustainability problems with a complex systems view, sustainability in media and communications curricula, the social impacts of transnational universities, and more.
  • Posted Nov 1, 2021

Education for Sustainable Development in Foreign Language Learning

Showcasing a variety of approaches to using content-based instruction in college-level courses, this book utilizes the UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development framework to illustrate successful integration of sustainability education in post-secondary foreign language learning. Chapters draw on case studies from colleges throughout the U.S. and consider theoretical and practical concerns relating to models of sustainability-based teaching and learning.
  • Posted Oct 26, 2021

The Sustainable Development Goals in Higher Education: A Transformative Agenda?

This book explores the role universities have to play in fulfilling the SDGs.
  • Posted Oct 15, 2021

Campus Sustainability Hub Resources

The Campus Sustainability Hub is a one-stop shop for AASHE members to access toolkits and resource collections about 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. There are over 3,000 publications in the Hub representing 81 countries, including the following recently published journal articles:
  • Posted Oct 8, 2021

Personal Sustainability Practices: Faculty Approaches to Walking the Sustainability Talk & Living the UN SDGs

Personal Sustainability Practices is a collection of 19 academic and practitioner perspectives on the topic of personal sustainability among faculty. The book addresses when and how faculty who engage in academic and community service are practicing and communicating their own sustainability behaviors to students and other stakeholders.
  • Posted Sep 27, 2021

Campus Sustainability Hub Resources

The Campus Sustainability Hub is a one-stop shop for AASHE members to access toolkits and resource collections about 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. There are over 3,000 publications in the Hub representing 81 countries, including the following recently published journal articles:
  • Posted Sep 20, 2021

Anti-Racist interventions to Transform Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology

A group of faculty, staff and students in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz has compiled a set of recommendations for departments of ecology, evolution and conservation biology to address shortcomings in equity and inclusion. The recommendations are based on a review of the literature in an effort to identify evidence-based interventions for fostering anti-racism in the classroom, within research labs, and department-wide.

New Issue: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

The latest issue of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education features research on knowledge, attitudes and practice of sustainability by university students, integrating sustainability into master of public administration curriculum, integrating and reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals, and strategies and a model for implementing a sustainability internship program.
  • Posted Aug 30, 2021

Climate Solutions 101

Climate Solutions 101 is a series of six short videos produced by the nonprofit organization Project Drawdown that not only explores the problem of climate change but also introduces a set of economically and technologically viable solutions that science has shown can put the brakes on climate change by 2050. The videos are available at no charge to educators, along with supplementary video conversations with experts from around the world, and downloadable graphics they can share with students or add to their own presentations.
  • Posted Aug 17, 2021

Socially Responsible Higher Education: International Perspectives on Knowledge Democracy

Socially Responsible Higher Education: International Perspectives on Knowledge Democracy is a free access book that shares the experiences of broadly representative and globally dispersed writers on higher education and social responsibility. The book aims to broaden the perspectives on the democratization of knowledge.
  • Posted Aug 5, 2021

Results Released: Higher Education Telework and Flexible Work Survey

The results from the Higher Education Telework and Flexible Work Survey aims to clarify how higher education institutions are approaching telework and flexible work as a result of COVID-19.

Guide to Sustainable Retirements

The guide, released by Intentional Endowments Network, aims to address misconceptions related to the use of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) funds in retirement plans. In addition, the guide contains modules on fiduciary duty concerns, a how-to guide for plan sponsors evaluating the addition of ESG funds to retirement plans, and steps outlining how to advocate for ESG integration in retirement plans.
  • Posted Aug 3, 2021

Net Zero Endowments Briefing Paper

Net Zero Endowments to Address the Climate Crisis and Lead a Just Transition is a briefing paper that provides a basic overview of the concept of net zero portfolios and its intersections with racial equity and a just transition. The paper also includes links to key reports, resources and initiatives in the field designed to help investors make a net zero commitment. This resource was developed and published by the Intentional Endowments Network.

Partnership Pedagogy Toolkit

The Partnership Pedagogy Toolkit, developed by the University of Oregon’s Center for Environmental Futures, provides faculty and other parties with information about how and why to do community-engaged learning and participatory action research, with an emphasis on social justice, economic dignity and empowered communities.
  • Posted Jul 14, 2021

Campus Sustainability Hub Resources

The Campus Sustainability Hub is a one-stop shop for AASHE members to access toolkits and resource collections about 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. There are over 3,000 publications in the Hub representing 81 countries, including the following recently published journal articles:
  • Posted Jul 12, 2021

Campus Sustainability Hub Resources

The Campus Sustainability Hub is a one-stop shop for AASHE members to access toolkits and resource collections about 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. Publications in the Hub number over 3,000, including the following recently published journal articles:
  • Posted Jun 7, 2021

Best Practices Guide: Laboratory Resilience

This guide was created by volunteer members of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) to help labs better prepare for future uncertainties, including pandemics or the impacts of climate change. I2SL is hosting a webinar on this guide on June 17 (see the events section below for more details).
  • Posted Jun 1, 2021

May AASHE Webinar Recordings

The following AASHE webinar recordings are now available in the Campus Sustainability Hub:
  • Posted Jun 1, 2021

The Pedagogy of Transition: Educating for the Future We Want

This collection of essays, divided between frameworks and practices, seeks to investigate pedagogies that cultivate integrated knowledge and global citizenship.
  • Posted May 25, 2021

Increased Funding, Increased Influence: Koch University Funding Update 2005-2019

This report from UnKoch My Campus outlines Koch Foundation payments to colleges, universities and higher education programming between 2005 and 2019, which totals over $458 million.
  • Posted May 25, 2021

April AASHE Webinar Recordings

The following AASHE webinar recordings from April are available in the Campus Sustainability Hub:
  • Posted Apr 29, 2021

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculation Tool

The World Resource Institute and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol are seeking beta testers for a free, Excel-based tool, the GHG Emissions Calculation Tool, that estimates greenhouse gas emissions.

#RealCollege 2021: Basic Needs Insecurity During the Ongoing Pandemic

This report examines the pandemic’s impact on the college students who were able to continue their education in this challenging environment. Released by The Hope Center, this report analyzes results from the 2020 #RealCollege Survey, completed by more than 195,000 students attending 202 colleges and universities in 42 states.
  • Posted Apr 13, 2021

Educating the Next Generation of Sustainable Investment Leaders Report

This report from the Intentional Endowments Network compiles information on the 40 sustainably invested student-managed investment funds (SMIFs) engaged in The SIILK Network (IEN's student and faculty facing work), and highlights the assets under management, fund structure, and sustainable investing strategies used by student-managed investment funds.
  • Posted Apr 13, 2021

Restore Our Earth Climate Education Week Toolkit

Earthday.org acknowledges Climate Education Week from April 19-23 with Earth Day on Thursday, April 22. This toolkit provides a daily focus for Climate Education Week related to the 2021 theme of Restore Our Earth. It is designed for educators, parents or motivated students who want to explore ways to learn more about the local impacts of climate change and how people can work together to restore our earth through individual and community civic action.
  • Posted Apr 13, 2021

Environmental Justice Timeline & Teaching Resources

The environmental justice timeline, compiled by Earthday.org, spans over 200 years from 1720 to 2020 and features major scientific achievements, environmental policy, heroes, contamination and extinction setbacks, and other events that were cemented into history. While not exhaustive, the timeline serves as a starting point for students to explore the history, understand the connections, and start a conversation on environmental and climate justice. There are activity instructions, and a PDF and slide deck of the timeline.
  • Posted Apr 13, 2021

Examination of US University Sustainability & Recovery Activities

Released by the Resource Recycling Systems, the new report provides an overview of recycling, organics recovery and sustainability activities on U.S. university and college campuses. Key findings include 63 percent of schools sampled (312) have an established recycling program on campus; 33 percent of schools sampled have some type of composting available on campus, however, programs vary in type of accepted materials; and of the schools sampled, the average recycling rate was 24 percent, and the diversion rate, including recycling and composting, was approximately 45 percent.

Basic Needs Insecurity in the Higher Education Instructional Workforce

A new report from the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice analyzed the rates of basic needs insecurity among faculty and staff from almost 550 instructional staff from four community colleges and one university. According to the report, 38 percent of respondents surveyed experienced some form of basic needs insecurity in 2019.
  • Posted Nov 24, 2020

GRITS 4.0: GRITS Goals

Users of GRITS (Green Revolving Investment Tracking System) are now able to develop detailed climate action plan models or track an existing plan's impacts by assembling their projects into resource reduction scenarios at the institution-wide, campus/site, or building scale. GRITS Goals combines the platform’s business case analysis with customizable project timelines and dynamic charting to map out pathways from business-as-usual to aggressive energy, carbon and other resource reduction targets. GRITS is a platform designed by Sustainable Endowments Institute to help institutions analyze, track and share the energy, financial and carbon-saving impacts of their sustainability projects.
  • Posted Nov 24, 2020

University Air Travel Offset Policy: A Case Study

This case study looks at California State University East Bay's new policy to offset greenhouse gas emissions from university-funded air travel by charging a carbon fee. The monies from the initiative are invested in on-campus projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Posted Nov 24, 2020

Evolution of Proxy Carbon Pricing Implementation at Princeton University: A Case Study

Released by Second Nature, this case study discusses Princeton University's process of implementing a proxy carbon price to evaluate physical infrastructure decisions for both capital planning and energy conservation projects on its campus. It uses the proxy carbon price as a strategy to bias cost study evaluations toward more energy efficient systems in order to advance carbon reduction goals.
  • Posted Nov 13, 2020

Toolkits for Equity: Transforming Scholarly Publishing Communities

These toolkits provide a common framework for analysis, a shared vocabulary, and best practices to address racial disparities specific to the scholarly publishing community.
  • Posted Nov 13, 2020

New Issue: Sustainability: The Journal of Record

The latest issue includes research on sustainability reporting platforms and the degree to which they capture virtual learning, and achieving renewable energy solutions through community engagement. Also, this issue features a review of a book, "Greenovation: Urban Leadership on Climate Change", and sustainability resources.
  • Posted Nov 9, 2020

I2SL Operational Practices Module

The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) added a new module to its Laboratory Benchmarking Tool, the Operational Practices module. This module allows users to compare policies and practices, such as lab ventilation management plans, occupant engagement activities, high-performance fume hoods, and other technologies used in similar lab types.
  • Posted Oct 29, 2020

Active Ownership in the Endowment: Warren Wilson College Case Study

The Intentional Endowment Network's case study, "Warren Wilson College: Active Ownership in the Endowment", describes a path endowments can follow using ownership stake to ensure that companies are adequately addressing environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities.
  • Posted Oct 26, 2020