A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment




Association for the Advancement of Sustainabiity in Higher Education (AASHE)

     · Campus Sustainability Hub

     · Centers for Sustainability Across the Curricuum

     · Higher Education Associations Sustainabllity Consortium (HEASC)

     · Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS)

Association of American Universities

     · Research to Secure or Energy Future

     · Helping Solve the Fresh Water Puzzle

Faculty for a Future

International Studies Association (ISA)

     · Environmental Studies Section


Canadian Journal of Environmental Education

Case Studies in the Environment

Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education

International Journal of Higher Education Research

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

Journal of Geography in Higher Education

Multi-campus programs & initiatives ~ General

Alliance for Sustainability Research in Education (EAUC)

Campus Ecology Program @ NWF

Campus Sustainability Hub

Centers for Sustainability Across the Curricuum

Community Colleges for Environmental Stewardship

Conservation Catalysts Network


     · "....a consortium of liberal arts colleges dedicated to ecologically focused education, and to

       modeling sustainability through their operations and facilities."

Environmental Leadership Program (ELP)

  · "Mission: "to be the most reliable and expansive advocate for environmental science education and


Graduation Pledge Alliance

Higher Education Associations Sustainabllity Consortium (HEASC)

Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)

     · "...a partnership between United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNESCO,

     United Nations Environment, UN Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management

     Education (PRME) initiative, United Nations University (UNU), UN-HABITAT, UNCTAD and

     UNITAR, was created in 2012 in the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable

     Development (Rio+20). With commitments from over 300 universities from around the world,

     HESI accounted for more than one-third of all the voluntary commitments that were launched

        at Rio+20. Through its strong association with the United Nations, HESI provides higher

        education institutions with a unique interface between higher education, science, and policy


International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN)

Post Landfill Action Network

Principles for Responsible Management Education

SDG Accord

     · "The purpose of the SDG Accord is twofold: First it is to inspire, celebrate and advance the critical

     role that education has in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the value it

     brings to governments, business and wider society. Secondly, the Accord is a commitment learning

     institutions are making to one another to do more to deliver the goals, to annually report on each

     signatory's progress, and to do so in ways which share the learning with each other both nationally

     and internationally. An objective is that sector SDG reporting metrics will be presented at the annual

     UN High Level Political Forum."

Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program     

Sustainability Curriculum Consortium

     · "...a consortium that builds our collective capacity as educators and change agents, along with the

     administrators and stakeholders who can support them, to improve the ways sustainability is perceived,

     modeled, and taught; that serves as a generator of principles, practices, and shared resources, to move     

        the 'education' component of higher education sustainability up to and beyond campus operations."

Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS)

Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education (YEAH)

     · "...a transdisciplinary, multi-institutional network that equips students with real-world experience of

       collaborative, evidence-based approaches to global environmental sustainability."

Multi-campus programs & initiatives ~ Climate-focused

Fossil Free Research

Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC)

Intentional Endowments Network (IEN)

Kilowatt Smackdown

Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)

Second Nature

      · "...strives to help build a sustainable and positive global future through leadership networks in higher


    · Climate Leadership Network

              · All have carbon neutrality an climate resilience commitments made by presidents/chancellors

     · Presidents' Climate Leadership Commitments

     · Climate Guidance

     · University Climate Change Coalition (UC3)

     · Offset Network

     · Acceleration Fund

     · Sustainability Indicator Management & Analysis Program (SIMAP)


UK Universities Climate Network (UUCN)

UN Climate Change and Universities Partnership Programme

Guides to environmental degrees in higher education

     · "'s mission is to be the most reliable and expansive advocate for

         environmental science education and careers."

     · Contains searchable database of environmental degree programs.

Exploring graduate school @ SEAS-UM


     · The listings here are comprehensive and go far beyond the “the environment” but it is well categorized

          according to both topic and degree level. Before you dig in, look around for a while—a few minutes

          of e-meandering around to see how the site is structured will pay off when it comes time for a real

          search. Note that some programs will be highlighted after a search (this is the business model for the

          site's profitability, I'm assuming), and that a full listing can be found by clicking on the "View all

          programs" link.

Wikipedia maintains two listings:

               · List of environmental degree-granting institutions

               · List of environmental degree-granting institutions in the United States

                    · Both the Wikipedia entries and list below are very spotty & incomplete.

University green rankings

AASHE → Sustainable Campus Index → Greenest Universities

People & Planet → University League

Princeton Review

     Green College Honor Roll

     Green Guide

SaveOnEnergy2017 Green Report

Sierra Club → Cool Schools ranking

Times Higher EducationUniversity Impact Ratings → Ten Greenest Universities

UI GreenMetric World University Ranking

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Contents of this page:

     · Associations

       · Periodicals

         · Multi-campus programs & initiatives

                 ~ General

                 ~ Climate-focused

           · Guides to environmental degrees in higher education

             · University green rankings


     · Academic institutions A>Z page

Also see:

     · Science & research sector page

       · Environmental education & communications page

Academia & higher education