The AASHE Sustainability Awards provide global recognition to the individuals and organizations leading the higher education sustainability movement. With the help of volunteer judges from the community, the awards program raises the visibility of high-impact sustainability projects, pioneering research, and student leadership, helping to disseminate innovations and inspire continued progress toward environmental, social and economic health.
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and due the third Friday in May.
Started in 2006, the AASHE awards program has recognized nearly 100 institutions and individuals. In 2021, 12 winners were recognized.
More than 50 judges came together to review more than 360 submissions resulting in 54 finalists and 12 winners. Meet the judges.
This award honors outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions to the advancement of sustainability in higher education over their lifetimes.
This award honors higher education institutions for successfully integrating racial equity and social justice with sustainability.
This award honors higher education institutions for successful implementation of projects that advance sustainability.
This award recognizes published and unpublished research that contributes to the advancement of higher education sustainability.
This award honors students and/or student teams from higher education who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting sustainability on campus.