Resources & Services

Sustainability, Tracking and Rating System
A transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.
AASHE Conference & Expo
The largest networking and educational event to advance sustainability in higher education within North America.
The AASHE Bulletin Enewsletter
A weekly news and information source for the higher education sustainability community.
Campus Sustainability Hub
A one-stop shop for toolkits & resources for sustainability in higher education.
Professional Development Workshop
Workshops & webinars empowering higher education to advance sustainability.
Partners help advance sustainability in higher education and are an important part of our community.
Our strategic plan is a guide for the board and staff to improve upon our programs and services and increase value to our members.

Our Mission

To inspire and catalyze higher education to lead the global sustainability transformation.

Our Vision

AASHE will lead higher education to be a foundation for a thriving, equitable and ecologically healthy world.

Our Values

Transparency, Collaboration, Hope, Stewardship, Innovation, Courage, Accountability, Diversity & Inclusion.

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
Sustainability in Higher Education

Get to Know Us

AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods and a better world for all generations. We support the advancement of sustainability in higher education by empowering higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. We enable members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders. We work with and for higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges.

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