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AASHE advocates for policies and practices at a variety of levels that contribute to higher education sustainability. See our advocacy efforts on this page as we continue our work to ensure that AASHE members have their voices heard on the issues most important to them.

Recent Advocacy Efforts

The Climate Change Education Act aims to enhance climate literacy via grants to higher education institutions and education entities.
AASHE calls for increased accountability in global forest conservation efforts on the International Day of Forests.
As the COP28 climate summit approaches, AASHE has signed onto a collective call urging President Biden to recognize the U.S.’s historical responsibility for climate change and commit to contributing its fair share of the global effort to counter climate change.
The Academic Health Institutions’ Declaration on Planetary Health calls on academic health institutions to take immediate action to halt the negative impact of their activities on the planet’s natural systems, and to institute adaptive and regenerative measures.
The congressional concurrent resolution supports the principles underpinning the groundbreaking Juliana v. United States climate lawsuit, in which 21 youth plaintiffs assert that the government’s actions causing climate change have violated their constitutional rights to life, liberty, property, and equal protection of the laws.
The Climate Education Coalition calls upon the COP28 UAE Presidency and every UN member state to cooperate in highlighting universal climate education as a crucial aspect of combating the climate…
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