Research Reports

Research Reports

The Community College Handbook for Sustainability Education and Operations

The Community College Handbook for Sustainability Education and Operations is a practical resource for sustainability education and operations at America’s two-year colleges. These reports are intended for community college faculty, administrators, staff, students, and community partners. This iterative handbook provides examples of real sustainability strategies and initiatives across specific topics that have been implemented at community colleges. Learn more and view the Community College Handbook.

Climate Science Research

Released in November 2019, "Climate Science Research in the United States and U.S. Territories: Survey of Scientific Publications From Selected Public Universities (2014–2018)" provides a snapshot of the scope and focus of climate science-related research in selected public research institutions over the last five years across all 50 states and U.S. territories. GCSE analyzed the research of 80 public institutions from all 50 states and found that they had produced 10,004 studies on the impacts of climate change on their regions between 2014 and 2018. 

Education Research Reports

Education research reports provide analysis on national trends in environmental and sustainability education and research. These groundbreaking reports are highly valued by higher education administrators, federal government agencies, educators, researchers, policymakers, students, and others interested in interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability education (IESE) education and research.

Energy Education

Reports and resources by GCSE leaders in energy education (formerly the Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders):