About AASHE Membership

  • Institutions in the U.S., Canada, & Mexico

    Institutional Membership

    Benefits

    AASHE supports your institution in reaching its sustainability goals. Membership covers every individual at your campus, from students to staff. This type of membership is unusual among associations, but necessary since all sectors of campus need to work together in advancing sustainability. Benefits of membership include:

    • Access to Member-only Resources - AASHE's Resource Center is a clearinghouse for campus sustainability information. Members gain access to an extensive collection of policy databases, best practices, case studies, planning and assessment tools, surveys, reports, how-to guides, job descriptions, campus profiles, and many other invaluable resources. Members also now have access to the member-only resources of two sister organizations, Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) and the United Kingdom's Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC).

    • Event Discounts - members receive discounts on AASHE's annual conference, workshops, and other AASHE-sponsored events throughout the year.

    • STARS Discount - members pay a discounted registration fee for AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, a globally recognized, voluntary, self-assessment tool for campuses to benchmark and track their sustainability progress over time and compare with other institutions.

    • Product and Service Discounts - take advantage of special discount offers on a variety of products and services offered by AASHE's business and non-profit members.

    • Awards - AASHE administers a professional awards program to recognize outstanding efforts in advancing campus sustainability, including efforts by students.

    • Opportunity to Offer Discounts to AASHE Members - AASHE will advertise your discount offer on products or services for AASHE members. The member discounts page (member-only access) is linked from the AASHE home page, and each new discount is publicized in AASHE Bulletin. Submit your discount offers via the form on the member discounts page.

    • Publicity - AASHE publicizes and celebrates member achievements through its newsletter, blog, publications, and other communications. In addition, campus members may: apply to be featured in the monthly Member Spotlight section of AASHE's website, highlighting the sustainability efforts of your campus; use the AASHE Member Logo on your website, brochures, and other materials to emphasize your institution's commitment to campus sustainability; use the Press Release Template to announce your institution's AASHE membership to the campus and local community; and be listed on AASHE's website - see list of members.

    • Professional Development and Networking - AASHE offers premier opportunities to network with colleagues at regional, national, and international levels. AASHE's annual conference & expo is the largest of its kind, bringing together and engaging a diverse and inspired community with individuals from all sectors of higher education throughout the world, and includes a student summit. Other professional development activites include workshops, webinars, and discussion forums for sharing knowledge and resources.

    • Governance Opportunities - campus members may participate in AASHE governance as well as committees, task forces, and working groups.

    Questions about AASHE membership?

    • Non-members: Contact Skyelar Habberfield, Member Relations, skyelar@aashe.org, (888)-347-9997 ext. 121
    • Existing Members: Contact Nikia Johnson, Member Relations, nikia@aashe.org, (303) 395-1331, x. 108

    Dues

    4-yr. and Graduate Institutions
    < 250 FTE student enrollment $280
    250- 999 FTE student enrollment $550
    1,000- 4,999 FTE student enrollment $1,105
    5,000- 9,999 FTE student enrollment $1,220
    10,000- 14,999 FTE student enrollment $1,385
    15,000-19,999 FTE student enrollment $1,670
    20,000- 29,999 FTE student enrollment $1,770
    > 30,000 FTE student enrollment $1,935
    2-yr. Institutions
    < 5,000 FTE student enrollment $280
    > 5,000 FTE student enrollment $550

    Take Full Advantage

    We want you to get the most out of your AASHE membership. Here’s a list of actions you can take to make sure your organization gets the maximum value from our member benefits.

    Spread the Word

    • Announce your institution’s membership to the local community with a press release
    • Send a letter to your campus explaining how students, staff, administrators and faculty can all take advantage of our member services.
    • Display the AASHE Member logo on your website and other materials.
    • Use this camera-ready ad in your campus publications, fliers, etc.

    Get Noticed

    • Submit your campus news, job ads, and press releases to AASHE Bulletin
    • Submit a campus photo and text for the weekly Member Spotlight feature on our website and in AASHE Bulletin
    • Win student, faculty, campus, and other awards through AASHE's Awards Program.

    Save Money

    Develop Professionally

    • Sign up for AASHE Events newsletter and never miss another professional development opportunity.
    • Create an AASHE account to access member resources and other areas of the website.

    Get Answers

    • Subscribe to AASHE's Discussion Forums and find answers or ask questions on any campus sustainability topic.
    • Take advantage of individual consulting with AASHE staff

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  • Institutions outside the U.S., Canada, & Mexico

    Institutional Membership

    Benefits

    By its very definition, sustainability is a global issue.  We welcome the involvement of higher education institutions across the world and encourage you to connect with our diverse and inspired North American campus members, share your ideas and initiatives, access our invaluable resources, and attend AASHE events.  A growing number of higher education institutions outside North America are joining AASHE to take advantage of access to member resources, networking and exchange, event discounts, and more.

    Benefits of membership include:

    • Access to Member-only Resources - AASHE's Resource Center is a rich and comprehensive clearinghouse for campus sustainability information. It contains example policies and plans incorporating sustainability; assessment tools, surveys and reports; publications and how-to guides; job descriptions for campus sustainability staff, sustainability profiles of campuses, extensive publications and databases, and many other invaluable resources. Members also now have access to the member-only resources of two sister organizations, Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) and the United Kingdom's Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC).
    • Event Discounts - members receive discounts on AASHE's annual conference, workshops, and other AASHE-sponsored events throughout the year.  
    • STARS Discount - members pay a discounted registration fee for AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, a globally recognized, voluntary, self-assessment tool for campuses to benchmark and track their sustainability progress over time and compare with other institutions.
    • Publicity  - AASHE publicizes and celebrates the achievements of campuses outside the U.S., Canada and Mexico through its twice yearly newsletter - AASHE Bulletin: Global Edition.  In addition, campus members may:
      • Apply to be featured in the Member Spotlight section of AASHE's website, highlighting the sustainability efforts of your institution.
      • Use the AASHE Member Logo on your website, brochures, and other publicity materials.
      • Use the Press Release Template to announce your institution's AASHE membership to the campus and surrounding community.
    • Recognition on AASHE Website - see list of college & university members.
    • Professional Development and Networking - AASHE offers premier opportunities to network with colleagues at regional, national, and international levels.  Our annual conference & expo is the largest of its kind, bringing together and engaging a diverse and inspired community of individuals from all sectors of higher education throughout the world, and includes a Student Summit.  Other professional development activities include workshops, webinars, and discussion forums for sharing knowledge and resources. 
    • Opportunity to Offer Discounts to AASHE Members - AASHE will advertise your discount offer on products or services for AASHE members. The member discounts page (member-only access) is linked from the AASHE home page, and each new discount is publicized in AASHE Bulletin. Submit your discount offers via the form on the member discounts page.
    • Product and Service Discounts - institutional members may access special discounts on a variety of products and services offered by AASHE's business and non-profit members.
    • Governance Opportunities - Members may participate in AASHE committees, working groups, and governance.

    Dues

    LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES (LDC)

    All Institutions (4-yr, Graduate, and 2-yr) $140

    OECD COUNTRIES

    4-yr. and Graduate Institutions
    <250 FTE student enrollment $205
    250-999 FTE student enrollment $410
    1,000-4,999 FTE student enrollment $830
    5,000-9,999 FTE student enrollment $910
    10,000-14,999 FTE student enrollment $1,040
    15,000-19,999 FTE student enrollment $1,245
    20,000-29,999 FTE student enrollment $1,330
    >30,000 FTE student enrollment $1,450
    2-yr. Institutions
    <5,000 FTE student enrollment $205
    >5,000 FTE student enrollment $410

    NON-OECD, NON-LDC COUNTRIES

    4-yr. and Graduate Institutions
    <250 FTE student enrollment $140
    250-999 FTE student enrollment $280
    1,000-4,999 FTE student enrollment $550
    5,000-9,999 FTE student enrollment $610
    10,000-14,999 FTE student enrollment $690
    15,000-19,999 FTE student enrollment $830
    20,000-29,999 FTE student enrollment $885
    >30,000 FTE student enrollment $970
    2-yr. Institutions
    <5,000 FTE student enrollment $140
    >5,000 FTE student enrollment $280

    Take Full Advantage

    AASHE membership covers everyone on your campus -- administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Everyone can access member-only resources and take advantage of discounts and other benefits. To make sure your campus enjoys the full value of its membership, AASHE provides promotional materials so you can advertise the benefits of membership to the entire campus community.

    1. Press Release Template (doc) - Make a press release from this template and send it to your campus paper, press relations office, admissions department, alumni magazine, editors of department newsletter and local papers.

    2. Letter to Campus Community (doc) - Use this template to let everyone on campus know about their membership benefits.

    3. AASHE Member Logo - Place this "AASHE Member" logo on your sustainability website and promotional materials.

    4. Camera-Ready Advertisement - You can place this ad in campus newspapers, web pages, posters, discussion lists, and other media that will help spread the word across campus and allow individuals to get the most from your institution's AASHE membership.

  • Non-Profits and Others

    Associate Membership

    Benefits

    Membership provides excellent value for higher education associations and system offices, K-12 schools, government, and other non-profit organizations. It offers access to AASHE's extensive collection of invaluable online resources as well as opportunities for networking and publicity. If your organization is interested in helping campuses implement sustainability practices, AASHE membership is for you.

    Benefits of membership include:

    • Discounts - Receive reduced registration and exhibiting fees for AASHE conferences, workshops, and other AASHE-sponsored events.  Members may also access special offers on a variety of products and services from AASHE partners.
       
    • Opportunity to Offer Discounts to AASHE Members - AASHE will advertise your discount offer on products or services for AASHE members. The member discounts page (member-only access) is linked from the AASHE home page, and each new discount is publicized in AASHE Bulletin. Submit your discount offers via the form on the member discounts page.
       
    • Collaborative Opportunites - we engage in partnerships and collaborations with our member associations, organizations, and government agencies.  We cross-promote member events and resources related to campus sustainability and offer opportunities to get involved in our programs, such as by becoming a STARS Partner Organization or Discussion Forums Supporter.  Examples of long-term partnerships are listed on AASHE's Programs page.
       
    • Access to Resources - AASHE's Resource Center is a rich and comprehensive clearinghouse for campus sustainability information. It contains example policies and plans incorporating sustainability; assessment tools, surveys and reports; publications and how-to guides; job descriptions for campus sustainability staff, sustainability profiles of campuses, extensive publications and databases, and many other invaluable resources. Members also now have access to the member-only resources of two sister organizations, Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) and the United Kingdom's Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC).
       
    • Publicity  - AASHE publicizes and celebrates member achievements through its newsletter, blog, publications, and other communications.  You may use the AASHE Member Logo on your website to emphasize your commitment to sustainability. The logo may also be used on signage, reports, brochures, and other publicity or display materials.   
       
    • Professional Development - opportunities for professional development include workshops, webinars, and trainings as well as Discussion Forums for sharing knowledge and resources. Non-profit organizations and associations are active participants in our professional development events and discussion forums.  Our annual conference & expo brings together and engages a diverse and inspired community of individuals from all sectors of higher education, and includes a student summit.  AASHE events offer premier networking opportunities - you can connect with other members at regional, national, and international levels to share ideas and collaborate on projects.
       
    • Governance Opportunities - Any member may participate in AASHE committes, working groups, and governance.

    Dues

    System Offices/Higher Ed Assocs./NGOs/K-12/Gov't.
    < $15 million budget $280
    $15 - $250 million budget $550
    >$250 million budget $830
  • Businesses

    Associate Membership

    Benefits

    Through our Business Alliance Program, businesses may become associate members of AASHE at one of three levels: Leader (highest level), Supporter (middle level) and Affiliate (basic level). Each level of membership from Affiliate to Leader offers progressively more opportunities to educate and connect with a diverse and inspired community of consumers and enhance your presence in the rapidly expanding market in higher education for sustainable products and services.

    Note: In keeping with our privacy policy, AASHE does not provide a contact list of its members as a benefit of joining the organization. 

    *Membership implies a commitment to AASHE's mission of empowering higher education to lead the sustainability transformation.

    Business Leader Benefits

    Business Leader is AASHE's highest level of business membership. Benefits include all of those at the Affiliate level described below, and in addition the following: 

    • Opportunity to offer an educational webinar (publicized by AASHE)
    • Featured interview in AASHE's "Campus Sustainability Perspectives" blog
    • Complimentary 3-month sponsorship plus one single-issue sponsorship of AASHE Bulletin
    • Recognition (logo and link plus 150 words) on AASHE's website
    • Opportunities at AASHE's annual conference
      • 15% discount on any level of sponsorship
      • Invitation to attend sponsor reception
      • Recognition in the printed program
      • Recognition in AASHE's Annual Report
        .

    Business Supporter Benefits

    Business Supporter is AASHE's middle level of business membership.  Benefits include all of those at the Affiliate level described below, and in addition the following:

    • Complimentary 3-month sponsorship of AASHE Bulletin
    • Recognition (logo and link) on AASHE’s website
    • Opportunities at AASHE's annual conference
      • 10% discount on any level of sponsorship
      • Invitation to attend sponsor reception
      • Recognition in the printed program
      • Recognition in AASHE's Annual Report
        .

    Business Affiliate Benefits

    Business Affiliate is AASHE's basic level of business membership (Leaders and Supporters receive these basic benefits in addition to those described above).  Affiliate level benefits include the following:

    Event Discounts

    Business members receive registration and exhibitor discounts on AASHE's annual conference and other AASHE sponsored events.

    Networking

    AASHE offers opportunities to meet with an diverse and inspired community of campus members at conferences, workshops, online discussion forums, conference calls, and other venues. 

    • Our annual conference brings together and engages individuals from all sectors of higher education to share their sustainability achievements.  It offers opportunities for sustainable solutions providers to exhibit, sponsor and present to a diverse and inspried community.

    • Businesses may also participate in AASHE's Discussion Forums (but see) Terms of Use

    Publicity and Visibility

    AASHE publicizes campus-business partnership successes through our newsletter, blog, publications, and events. In addition

    • The AASHE Member Logo may be used on your website, signage, brochures, and other publicity or display materials to emphasize your commitment to sustainability.

    • The Press Release Template may be used to announce your company's membership

    Recognition on AASHE Website

    See list of Business Members

    Discounts on Sponsorship of Publications

    All business members receive discounts on sponsorship of publications such as AASHE Bulletin.

    Listing in Product & Service Directory

    All business members are listed in AASHE's Directory of AASHE Business Members, a public directory organized by product and service category.  Business Leaders and Supporters are given extra recognition.

    Access to Member-only Resources

    AASHE's Resource Center is a comprehensive clearinghouse for campus sustainability information.  Members gain access to sustainability policies and plans; assessment tools, surveys and reports; publications and how-to guides; profiles of campuses, and many other invaluable resources. Members also now have access to the member-only resources of two sister organizations, Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) and the United Kingdom's Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC).

    Opportunity to Offer Discounts to AASHE Members

    AASHE will advertise your discount offer on products or services for AASHE members. The member discounts page (member-only access) is linked from the AASHE home page, and each new discount is publicized in AASHE Bulletin. Submit your discount offers via the form on the member discounts page.

    Governance Opportunities

    Business members may participate in relevant AASHE committees, working groups, and governance.  AASHE welcomes the technical expertise and experience that businesses can bring to discussions on advancing campus sustainability.

    Questions about AASHE membership?

    • Contact Skyelar Habberfield, Member Relations, skyelar@aashe.org, (888)-347-9997 ext. 121

    Dues

    Business Affiliate Dues
    < $1 million annual gross sales $335
    $1 million - $5 million annual gross sales $840
    $5.1 million - $25 million annual gross sales $1,395
    $25.1 million - $100 million annual gross sales $2,230
    > $100 million annual gross sales $5,570
    Business Supporter Dues
    < $1 million annual gross sales $3,185
    $1 million - $5 million annual gross sales $4,775
    $5.1 million - $25 million annual gross sales $5,835
    $25.1 million - $100 million annual gross sales $7,955
    > $100 million annual gross sales $9,550
    Business Leader Dues
    < $1 million annual gross sales $6,365
    $1 million - $5 million annual gross sales $9,550
    $5.1 million - $25 million annual gross sales $11,670
    $25.1 million - $100 million annual gross sales $15,915
    > $100 million annual gross sales $19,095

    Take Full Advantage

    If you are a new business (or even a renewing one) you can use the press release template below to announce your membership and the commitment it represents to campus sustainability. As a business member, you are also entitled to use the "AASHE Member" logo linked below. We encourage you to get involved in AASHE's annual conference, programs, committees, discussion forums, and other activities where you can connect with a diverse and inspired community of campus members and educate them about your products and services. Take full advantage of your membership!

AASHE wishes to appreciate our Business Leader and Supporter Members for their commitment to advancing sustainability in higher education. Thank you!

Business Leaders

  • CalStar Products develops sustainable building materials that directly address global climate change and CO2 emissions. Learn more at calstarproducts.com.
  • Interface® is the worldwide leader in design, production and sales of environmentally-responsible modular carpet for the commercial, institutional, and residential markets.. Learn more at interfaceglobal.com.

  • The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is a nonprofit established, operated, and funded by the propane industry. The only energy council of its kind, PERC leads safety and training efforts and drives technology development to expand the adoption of propane as a clean, domestic, and affordable energy source in transportation, agriculture, commercial landscaping, residential, and commercial markets. For more information about propane-powered technologies, equipment incentives, and PERC, visit PropaneCouncil.org.


  • Kimberly-Clark Professional is the first major paper towel and bathroom tissue manufacturer in North America to introduce products containing natural, non-tree fibers such as bamboo and wheat straw. The advantages of using non-tree fibers are compelling: Rapidly renewable fibers have a shorter harvesting cycle and require less land to support demand, "Recycling" agricultural byproducts, and Preserving natural forests is essential to the sustainability of our environment. These products are sourced and manufactured to stringent third-party environmental standards. As global demand for the world’s resources grows, incorporating these fibers into health and hygiene products becomes critically important. Together, we can reduce our use of resources today, while respecting the needs of tomorrow. Kimberly-Clark Professional partners with businesses to create Exceptional Workplaces* helping to make them healthier, safer, and more productive. To learn more about these initiatives and The Healthy Schools Project, visit www.kcprofessional.com

Business Supporters

  • SportsArt Fitness