AASHE Mission, Vision and Goals
AASHE’s mission is to inspire and catalyze higher education to lead the global sustainability transformation.
AASHE will lead higher education to be a foundation for a thriving, equitable and ecologically healthy world.
Transparency, Collaboration, Hope, Stewardship, Innovation, Courage, Accountability.
Our Goals (Adopted June 4, 2011 as Goals for 2015)
Extending its role as a thought leader for higher education sustainability*, AASHE will:
Deliver services that increase its value to a growing and diverse membership and will increase its impact on sustainability in higher education;
Convene experts and collect, evaluate, and disseminate information and tools to increase the understanding of sustainability and its relevance to higher education stakeholders;
Support and enable higher education to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of global climate disruption;
Lead the transformation of educational practices (including the curriculum) to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet sustainability challenges;
Lead the assessment and reporting of metrics of sustainability in higher education for the purpose of driving improvements in sustainable practices and education through its Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS);
*AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations.