A Sustainable Campus Creates a Sustainable World

Mission Statement

AASHE’s mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. We do this by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.

AASHE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Your Donation Supports

Student Summit

Keeping the annual Student Summit affordable for students from all backgrounds.

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AASHE Student Summits gather students from around the world in one place for workshops, keynotes and networking opportunities focused on creating a sustainable campus and beyond. The energy is infectious as the hundreds of students in attendance discuss topics ranging from campus beekeeping to their role as protectors of the next generation. These summits are a highlight of the annual AASHE conferences with past keynote speakers including climate activist Bill McKibben and Solar Mosaic founder Billy Parish.

Convening of Experts

Bringing together more experts to produce whitepapers and publications to further sustainability in higher education.

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AASHE brings together thought leaders in the sustainability movement to share insights, spark debates and get experts thinking and talking with each other on topics ranging from climate adaptation to why higher education must lead the sustainability transformation. Results from these convenings are published in the form of white papers and reports.

Awards Programs

Supporting awards programs that recognize excellence in sustainability.

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Each year, AASHE celebrates stand-out sustainability achievements in higher education at its annual conference. AASHE recognizes leading sustainability case studies, student sustainability leadership and research, green building innovation and faculty sustainability leadership. These awards allow AASHE to not only pay tribute to its members and their contributions to a sustainable world, but make sure their efforts can be used as models for other institutions.

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Our Members Are Shaping Sustainability

How the Sustainability ‘STARS’ Aligned for the
University at Buffalo

When it came time to create a university-wide sustainability strategy, the University at Buffalo understood that it needed a new way of thinking about sustainability. Find out how, with the help of AASHE’s STARS program, the university engaged a campus community in lasting, holistic sustainability change.

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