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Kistner, Holly; Dautremont, Julian; Urbanski, Monika – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a series of ambitious and interconnected global targets to end poverty and hunger, advance education, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity by 2030 through peace, justice and partnerships. While the SDGs were designed for nation-states, colleges and universities…
Descriptors: Sustainability, International Organizations, Sustainable Development, Objectives
Urbanski, Monika – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Every two to three years since 2008, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has conducted a survey of sustainability professionals employed in higher education. These surveys collect information from sustainability staff as well as more specialized positions such as recycling & waste staff and energy…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Salaries, School Personnel, Higher Education
Van Leuvan, Nya; Highleyman, Lauren; Kibe, Alison; Cole, Elaine – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
In 2017, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and Root Solutions, with funding from the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund, created the "Turning the Page on Campus Paper Use" initiative to assist higher education institutions in developing and implementing paper reduction behavior change projects.…
Descriptors: Paper (Material), Conservation (Environment), Behavior Change, Colleges
Dautremont-Smith, Julian; O'Brien, Chris – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Campuses are increasingly looking to renewable energy as the most financially attractive strategy for achieving dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while reducing long-term energy costs and minimizing energy price risk. To achieve economies of scale when sourcing renewable energy, cohorts of colleges and universities are beginning to…
Descriptors: Energy, Energy Management, Consortia, Colleges
Novak, Alex; Dautremont-Smith, Julian – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Humanity faces a series of complex, interrelated, and, in some cases, existential sustainability challenges. These include climate destabilization and its attendant consequences, resource depletion and degradation, widening inequalities, a growing population, and loss of biodiversity. As the educators of future leaders and as laboratories for…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, College Role, Conservation (Environment)
Urbanski, Monika – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Since 2008, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has been conducting a biennial survey of higher education sustainability positions. These surveys collect data from sustainability officers as well as a number of more focused sustainability positions such as recycling/waste staff and sustainable energy…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Teacher Salaries, School Personnel, Higher Education
Beaudoin, Fletcher; Brundiers, Katja – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2017
Applied learning projects and programs are serving as a driver for advancing sustainability in communities around the world. The challenge, however, is that many of the projects and programs are only reaching a small portion of their full potential to influence change. This guide was developed to respond to that challenge, and to help scale the…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Higher Education, Program Development
Urbanski, Monika – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Since 2008, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has been conducting a survey every few years on campus sustainability staffing. This report presents the results of the 2015 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey. It examines the nature of sustainability positions at colleges and universities…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Salaries, Sustainability, National Surveys
Walton, Judy – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2013
Among the most visible indicators of a shift toward sustainability in higher education is the increase in new staff positions dedicated to sustainability, along with support staff and offices. To provide our members with a greater understanding of these new positions, AASHE has been conducting a biennial survey of campus sustainability staff since…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Salaries, Sustainability, National Surveys
Wagner, Margo, Ed. – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2012
Looking through the lens of AASHE Bulletin stories in 2011, this year's review reveals an increased focus on higher education access, affordability, and success; more green building efforts than ever before; and growing campus-community engagement on food security, among many other achievements. Contributors include James Applegate (Lumina…
Descriptors: Colleges, Higher Education, Educational Facilities Design, Wastes
Srinivasamohan, Ashwini; Walton, Judy; Wagner, Margo – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2012
This quote by ecologist, "Silent Spring" author and Chatham University alum Rachel Carson reminds us of the everyday tenacity needed in working to advance a sustainable and just world. This publication celebrates that tenacity in the higher education sector, specifically among institutions in the Pittsburgh area. Historically known for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Building Design, Sustainability, Colleges
Urbanski, Monika – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2012
The Summer 2012 SQR: "Innovations in Campus Sustainability," explores the critical linkages between education, innovation, and sustainability. This issue highlights new and ground-breaking practices within the Innovation (IN) category of STARS, focusing on the unique solutions within higher education that positively impact current and…
Descriptors: Innovation, Sustainability, Colleges, Higher Education
Urbanski, Monika – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2012
The Spring 2012 SQR: "Framing Campus Sustainability," features stories that frame the evolving concept of sustainability in higher education. Included in this issue are a snapshot of ratings-to-date, a focus on credits within the Operations (OP) category, and insights into how institutions are defining and interpreting the evolving…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Campuses, Higher Education
Urbanski, Monika – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2012
The Fall 2012 SQR: "The Role of Institutional Diversity," explores how the diversity of STARS institutions has changed over time and how participation in STARS according to institution type compares to U.S. demographics. Findings in this review suggest that the institutional characteristics that make higher education institutions…
Descriptors: Diversity (Institutional), Colleges, Universities, Community Colleges
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2011
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System[TM] (STARS) is a program of AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. AASHE is a member-driven organization with a mission to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. STARS was developed by AASHE with input and insight from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Justice, Sustainable Development, Sustainability
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