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AASHE

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization that empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. AASHE enables its more than 900 members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders. They work with and for higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges.Their services include:

  • AASHE Annual Conference North America's largest campus sustainability conference
  • Professional Development workshops and webinars
  • AASHE Newsletters including AASHE AnnouncementsAASHE Bulletin, and STARS Update.
  • Resource Center with specialized online resources and directories
  • Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS)
  • AASHE Awards Program recognizing sustainability leadership by institutions and individuals
  • Supporting the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment 

Their activities are designed to:

  • Make sustainable practices the norm within higher education
  • Facilitate institutional efforts to integrate sustainability into teaching, research, operations, and public engagement
  • Disseminate knowledge and best practices and promote resource sharing
  • Support all sectors of campus in achieving sustainability goals
  • Increase collaboration among individuals, institutions, and external partners to speed the adoption of sustainability practices
  • Influence education policy so that sustainability is a focus at local, state and national levels
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