Meet the Host Institutions for the Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE).
Allegheny College is committed to sustainability and community resilience as key aspects of our mission to prepare our students to be change-agents and difference-makers in a complex world. Allegheny College’s resolve and progress are evident as we celebrate reaching carbon neutrality in 2020.
Arizona State University Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
The emergence of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory™ at Arizona State University is rooted in the conviction that we can and must make a meaningful contribution to ensuring a habitable planet and a future in which well-being is attainable for all humankind.
California State University, Chico
Chico State has long been a sustainability trailblazer. In 2007, Chico State was a founding signatory of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (PDF). Chico State also holds a STARS Gold rating.
California State University, Stanislaus
Stanislaus State holds a STARS Silver rating for campus sustainability efforts. Our campus community embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice as vital components of educational quality. Stan State is committed to using the power of education, community, and civic engagement to prepare the sustainability leaders of the future.
California State University, Long Beach
CSULB’s mission is to enrich the lives of our students and our surrounding community through globally informed, high impact educational experiences with superior teaching, research, creative activity, and action for the public good. We are committed to integrating sustainability–defined as the intentional and simultaneous focus on environmental, social, and economic health–into all aspects of the university.
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University’s focus includes education, research, and practice in building environmentally sustainable, peaceful, just and inclusive communities.
Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, business & communications and the arts & sciences. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a “Best College” by U.S. News & World Report, and, the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson ’29, is perennially ranked as one of the “greenest” colleges in the United States. Located in Pittsburgh, PA—one of the country’s most livable cities and great college towns—Chatham is composed of three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world’s most sustainable campuses.
College of Lake County
As the top-ranked community college for sustainability in Illinois, the College of Lake County serves as a center of innovation and excellence in sustainability, a living laboratory “Greening” our Campus, our Curriculum and our Community.
DePauw supports long-term environmental stewardship through exciting student experiential learning opportunities in sustainability and cross-campus university initiatives.
At Duquesne University, the concept of sustainability is expressed through the Catholic commitment to “the integrity of creation,” and profound respect for and fundamental attitude of reverence toward the natural world. We work each day to find new ways to reduce our consumption of natural resources and to promote sustainable living, and academic approaches to sustainability through programs in our schools of business and natural and environmental sciences.
Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern Sustainability Programs strives to increase positive behavior change through education and awareness on sustainability issues on campus and in the community.
Honolulu Community College
Honolulu Community College is part of the University of Hawaiʻi 10 campus system, supported by the UH Office of Sustainability. Sustainability is a core value at Honolulu Community College where environmental stewardship is reinforced by community projects that incorporate place-based learning and the Hawaiian value of mālama ʻaina or care for the land.
Ithaca College views sustainability as a holistic and complex system, inclusive of human and ecological health, as well as long-term financial security.
Johnson County Community College
The Center for Sustainability at JCCC is a vital and active part of the campus community. Sustainability strives to balance our environmental, economic and social goals to produce more resilient systems that will endure into the future.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The MIT community is driven by a shared mission to make a better world through education, research, and innovation. The MIT sustainability community meets this mission by responding to the unprecedented challenges of a changing planet via new and proven ways of leveraging operational excellence, education, research, and innovation on campus to take sustainability solutions from MIT into the world.
McGill University is harnessing the great talents of the McGill community to meet the climate and sustainability needs of today and tomorrow. The three dimensions of sustainability—social, economic, and environmental—are embedded in the University’s approach. Through initiatives such as McGill’s ambitious, yet realistic Vision 2020 Climate & Sustainability Action Plan and the interdisciplinary McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative, the University is proud to be working side-by-side with its peers in the pursuit of a more sustainable future.
Sustainability is an integral part of how we teach, work, and play, and we are committed to pushing those boundaries as far as we can go in many ways.
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Holyoke College is a world-renowned women’s college that is gender diverse. The first and oldest of the Seven Sisters, the College is consistently ranked as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Mount Holyoke instills students with the knowledge and skills they need to be strong, confident leaders in a rapidly changing world. The Miller Worley Center for the Environment at Mount Holyoke enables students to make connections — across disciplines, across points of view, across constructs — that help them understand the concept of “environment” more broadly in their work, community and lives. They tackle the world’s most complex issues as environmental stewards and leaders
Niagara College - Canada
Niagara College hopes to build sustainability literacy through providing quality applied education, complemented by experiential learning programs for students, employees, and community members; helping to empower them to participate effectively in civic dialogue, which is increasingly focused on managing sustainability related challenges. For more information about sustainability at Niagara College, visit the Office of Sustainability’s website.
Portland Community College
PCC Sustainability is a hub to institutionalize sustainability, in line with the College’s mission and Board policy, across the college with an emphasis on three major areas: Education & Outreach, Operations, and Community Impact.
We strive for an ethos of sustainability where individual members of Princeton’s campus community encounter and create powerful daily experiences that build the knowledge, skills and resolve to tackle the sustainability challenges facing humanity.
Shoreline Community College
Founded in 1964, Shoreline Community College offers more than 100 rigorous academic and professional/technical degrees and certificates to meet the lifelong learning needs of its diverse students and communities. Located 10 miles north of downtown Seattle, Shoreline’s campus is one of the most strikingly beautiful college campuses in Washington state. The grounds once served as a special place to the Duwamish people for gathering traditional foods in ways that increased the bounty of the land.
Stanford aims to model sustainability across all aspects of campus life, and has worked to transform its campus into a living laboratory for environmental action.
Swarthmore has become a well-respected innovator among institutions of higher education, spearheading novel programs and demonstrating the value of collaborative, deliberate planning and community capacity-building.
Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University is a comprehensive, learner-centered, environmentally responsible institution that serves its regional, national, and international learners and their communities through high quality and flexible education, training, research and scholarship
University of California, Davis
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies —go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since first opening in 1908, UC David has been known for academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle.
University of California, Santa Cruz
A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience. A commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement are also central to UCSC’s core values.
University of Colorado Boulder
The University of Colorado Boulder has an unparalleled history of accomplishment in the field of sustainability. Decades of student, faculty and leadership in academics, research, operations, and community involvement have consistently advanced CU among the vanguard of sustainability leaders nationally and globally.
University of Dayton
The University of Dayton employs a multidisciplinary approach to sustainability. The STARS Gold-awarded university offers a sustainability major, a minor and a graduate certificate that complements other programs. UD integrates all aspects of sustainability and resilience including campus operations, education, research and community engagement.
University of Florida
In striving for a more sustainable UF, the Office of Sustainability encourages and facilitates the collaborative efforts of faculty, students, and staff, to develop the knowledge, values and practices that contribute to a sustainable, high quality of life on campus, in the state of Florida, and across the globe.
University of Hawaii at Manoa
UH Mānoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaiʻi 10 campus system, supported by the UH Office of Sustainability. The UH Mānoa Institute for Sustainability and Resilience brings sustainability studies opportunities to students in over thirty different academic units.
University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky has a broad range of resources centered on a single campus in the heart of the Bluegrass. Our wide array of programs allows us to excel in multidisciplinary studies and fosters an environment of cooperative engagement across all colleges, programs, and research endeavors. This unique alignment of academic programs along with our Land Grant Mission uniquely positions the University of Kentucky to explore and advance sustainability as a high impact framework for our campus and our community
University of Minnesota
Sustainability is a continuous effort integrating environmental, social, and economic goals through design, planning, and operational organization to meet current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The University is committed to incorporating sustainability into its teaching, research, and outreach and the operations that support them.
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame strives to be a leader in sustainable operations, education and research, and a role model for responsible citizenship. Notre Dame recognizes its responsibility to conserve the natural environment while promoting long-term economic and social justice for all members of society and works to foster a pervasive focus on the connection between environmental stewardship and the Common Good.
University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh is actively involved in sustainability initiatives and practices across disciplines, domains, and scales — including a new commitment to carbon neutrality by 2037.
University of Saskatchewan
University of Tasmania
Sustainability is embedded in the research and curriculum across the institution and sustainable practices are embedded within the University of Tasmania’s operations and through the University’s commitment to reduce environmental impacts, achieve economic efficiency, demonstrate social responsibility and enhance the student experience.
The University of Texas at Austin
The UT Austin community continuously seeks new opportunities to integrate sustainability into our educational mission and daily operations.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The University of Wisconsin–Madison strives to be a living model for sustainability by exemplifying values and actions that demonstrate our commitment to stewardship of resources, respect for place, and the health and well-being of the broader community, now and for the future.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is pointing the way to a sustainable future through campus, community and academic initiatives.
Valencia College is a premier learning college that transforms lives, strengthens community and inspires individuals to excellence. Sustainability is a critical component, as we seek to lead by example, executing operational practices in the service of environmental, economic, and social responsibility, while effectively communicating and educating about the significance of these practices.
As a dynamic learning community founded by the Order of St. Augustine, Villanova University is guided by the Augustinian tradition of caring for one’s community. We integrate sustainability and respect for the earth into our curricula, scholarly research, academic and community events, and institutional policy and practice. Through our curriculum, work environment, and operations, Villanova’s approach to sustainability exemplifies an emphasis on social justice and community service.
West Chester University
Sustainability is one of four key themes of student success at West Chester University, a comprehensive public institution located 25 miles west of Philadelphia, PA. Students, faculty, and staff of our Sustainability Council work with the Office of Sustainability to achieve an ambitious climate commitment and implement effective change in our curriculum and operations.
West Los Angeles College
West Los Angeles College, one of nine institutions in the largest community college system in the world, offers the only associate’s degree in climate change studies in the United States and is committed to sustainability in support of the Los Angeles Community College District’s Clean Energy and Sustainability Resolution.
Western Technical College
Western Technical College is a two-year public technical college located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. An inaugural signatory of the President’s Climate Commitment in 2007 and STARS Silver school, Western is committed to building—through our daily practices and educational programming—a thriving, resilient and just community now and in the future.