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Funding Sustainability Initiatives: A Reflection on Pandemic Era Financing Innovation

Nowadays, we seem to be living in two worlds, caught between a longing for pre-pandemic culture and the wish for a different tomorrow. I feel we are in a very similar situation regarding energy and sustainability in education. We celebrate our successes from the Y2K era while acknowledging the need for a paradigm shift that […]

A Quick, Simple, Cost-Neutral Way to Make a Sustainable Impact on Your Campus

As the pressure for making sustainable change on higher education campuses continues, the question becomes: of the many initiatives for sustainable change, which are the fastest, easiest, and most effective solutions–that also offer a visual impact at little-to-no cost increase? Many ideas for sustainable change check multiple boxes–but few ideas check all the boxes. One […]

Relive the Fun of the 2021 AASHE #GCSHE!

Nearly 5,000 sustainability leaders from around the world gathered virtually for AASHE’s second Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE). Individuals from 353 institutions across 23 countries came together to connect, learn and discuss the conference theme “The future is…” that reflected the uncertainty about the future that many feel and invited participants to […]

The Campus Carbon Footprint Hiding in Plain Sight

How to use purchasing to drive out waste and lower emissions As we all know, the higher education segment is considered a leader in setting and achieving sustainability goals. However, there may be an untapped opportunity for higher education facilities to further reduce their carbon footprints through their supply chains.  In partnership with organizations such […]

3 Ways You’re Going to Benefit by Attending GCSHE

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this virtual event! In Oct. 2020, AASHE held its first virtual event – the Global Conference for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE). Before 2020, thousands of sustainability leaders had the opportunity to gather annually in cities like Spokane, WA and Pittsburgh, PA and connect […]

Looking Back on #GCSHE 2020 and What’s In Store for 2021!

Every year, the keynote addresses at AASHE’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (#GCSHE) are some of the most highly-anticipated sessions of the event. Last year’s virtual #GCSHE ushered in a level of accessibility that the conference had never seen before and opened up the stage to thousands of sustainability leaders gathered to hear […]