HEASClogo_green_WEBHEASC works to build its members’ capacity to advance sustainability through initiatives such as:

  • Providing a forum to enable members to share information and exchange ideas
  • Promoting and supporting each other’s sustainability programming
  • Connecting members to expertise and resources to help them enhance their sustainability work
  • Engaging in joint projects, as appropriate to each organization’s mission

Our Programs

Much of the work of HEASC is carried out by HEASC Fellows. These leaders volunteer three to five hours each week to work on high impact projects that meet the strategic goals of HEASC and advance sustainability across the higher education sector. Fellows are selected on an ongoing basis from the constituencies of HEASC member associations.
Created in partnership with the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS), this initiative aims to empower students, educators, and the public to advocate for climate solutions.

Programs We Support

In addition to coordinating the initiatives above, HEASC lends its support to select programs and initiatives that it believes can make a significant contribution to sustainability in higher education.

HEASC’s sister network, DANS, is an informal network of academic disciplinary associations working to advance sustainability within their disciplines and across higher education.
Developed by AASHE, STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.
Administered by Second Nature, the Climate Leadership Network is a diverse network of hundreds of colleges and universities that have made bold commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and/or develop community resilience.
Coordinated by AASHE, GGP is an effort to catalyze at least one gigawatt of new green power in higher education by recognizing colleges and universities sourcing large-scale renewable energy and by helping more campuses do the same by using long-term, large-scale, power purchase agreements.
Sulitest provides higher education institutions, companies and other organizations around the world with an internationally recognized and locally relevant tool to measure and improve sustainability literacy.
SPLC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future.
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