Our Strategic Goals (through 2020)

Goal 1: Empower members to be transformational leaders for sustainability by providing indispensable resources and outstanding professional development

  • Develop new and improve existing resources, tools and publications
  • Strengthen the annual conference and expo to be the marquee forum for all stakeholders within the higher education sustainability community
  • Offer high-value professional development programs
  • Expand opportunities for networking and building community

Goal 2: Catalyze sustainability action and innovation through STARS

  • Simplify reporting requirements and reduce barriers to participation in STARS
  • Strengthen the value of a STARS rating
  • Improve the quality of STARS data
  • Increase net income for STARS

Goal 3: Accelerate higher education’s contributions to global sustainability through increased outreach, communications and advocacy

  • Advocate for policies that advance sustainability in higher education
  • Champion the value of sustainability in higher education and increase support for sustainability in academics, engagement, operations and administration
  • Identify new, high impact strategies to best advance our mission

Goal 4: Enhance organizational capacity & resilience

  • Grow the AASHE member community
  • Optimize internal efficiency and improve customer experience
  • Strengthen organization leadership and governance
  • Create a culture that supports employee well-being and motivation
  • Ensure AASHE’s financial health and stability

Download the Strategic Plan