AASHE helps businesses make meaningful connections in the higher education sustainability community.

AASHE membership connects sustainability-focused businesses with institutions that are on the forefront of sustainability.

As an AASHE business member, you have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the needs of your customers and to collaborate with them on sustainability challenges. Your company will gain exposure in the rapidly expanding higher education market for sustainable products and services.

We offer two levels of membership, designed to allow you to pick the solution that best fits your needs.

member types
  • Benefits
    As an AASHE Business Member, you’ll receive a wealth of networking opportunities, recognition and advertising tools to promote your business and expand your network.

    Networking Business Leader Business Affiliate
    AASHE Conference & Expo – Connect with more than 2,000 higher education sustainability professionals from all sectors at the largest higher education sustainability conference in North America.  Opportunities include exhibiting, sponsorship and/or presenting. Individuals from member businesses receive substantial discounts on registration.  ✓
    AASHE Connect Online Community – Your direct line to the higher education sustainability community–AASHE Connect ​is an online community where members are engaging in discussions on challenges they are facing , seeking advice on how to implement new initiatives or troubleshoot existing programs. This invaluable resource provides an opportunity for you participate in the discussion or it can serve as a powerful listening tool to learn about campus trends, find out what institutions are concerned with and what resources they are looking for to support their sustainability programs.
    Members Only Membership Directory – Another great feature of AASHE Connect is a searchable online member directory. Looking to connect with a particular member organization? Various filter and search options enable you to find the right individuals at the right institutions.  ✓  ✓
    Leadership – Share your experience and expertise by serving on the Board of Directors or Advisory Council.  ✓  ✓
    Webinars – Webinars are intended to address the needs of our diverse membership and provide solutions in the form of resources, tools and support in all areas of sustainability in higher education.  Consider hosting a webinar to share your expertise and make meaningful connections.  ✓
    Recognition Business Leader Business Affiliate
    Member Logo – Place the member logo on your website, brochures and other materials to emphasize your organization’s commitment to campus sustainability.  ✓  ✓
    Membership Roster Listing – Be among the list of who’s who in the campus sustainability community.
    Sustainable Campus Partners Directory  – Get valuable exposure with a listing on our partners directory.  Each listing includes a description, contact info and up to six links!  Preferred listing, logo & description  Description only
    Partners Panel – All business members receive a listing on the partners panel(s) that correspond to their area(s) of business in the Campus Sustainability Hub, a top resource for the campus sustainability community.  Preferred listing, logo & description Description only
    Member Spotlight/Featured Blog Post – This blog feature celebrates our members who work tirelessly to advance sustainability at their campuses and in their surrounding communities.  If you have a compelling story to tell, let us know!
    AASHE Website Listing – For added exposure, Business Leader members receive a complimentary listing including 150-words and logo on the Business Partners section of our website as a way to say thank you for demonstrating the highest level of support to our community.
    Marketing, Sponsorship & Advertising Business Leader Business Affiliate
    Customized Program Offering – Do you have a special project, program or initiative that you would like to implement with AASHE? As a Business Leader member, you will have the opportunity to work with us to develop/co-brand a special program. Note: Depending on scope of project, additional fees may apply.
    Direct Email to Members – Let us send an email out to our database and be seen by approximately of 34,000 subscribers – all on your behalf! Once per year. NOTE: We are unable to send this email 4 weeks before or 4 weeks after the annual AASHE Conference & Expo.
    AASHE Conference & Expo – Gain face-to-face access to more than 2,000 campus sustainability decision-makers in one place! The AASHE Conference & Expo is the largest gathering of campus change-agents leading the global sustainability movement. Take advantage of the many exhibit and sponsorship opportunities available to maximize your exposure at this unique event.  Members receive a discount on sponsorship and exhibits. 15%
    Website – Receive year-round exposure with run of site advertising on the AASHE website.  Our website receives over one million pageviews from more than 200,000 unique visitors each year!
    Workshops – AASHE workshops offer an opportunity to connect directly with sustainability leaders in a small and informal setting.  Our workshops are designed to facilitate one-on-one conversation and relationship building. No where else can you get this level of personal interaction with potential clients!
    AASHE Bulletin – Reach your target audience with an ad in our e-newsletter delivered weekly to more than 9,600 higher education sustainability professionals.  Business leader members receive one month free. 1 month
    $500 discount
    Publications Gain long lasting and extended reach when you place a sponsored advertisement in one of our featured publications.
    Member-to-Member Discounts – Market directly to those with purchasing power at colleges and universities by developing special offers for AASHE members.
    News & Information  Business Leader Business Affiliate
    Campus Sustainability Hub – Access thousands of case studies, toolkits, benchmarking reports and other resources.
    AASHE Bulletin – Stay up-to-date with the only aggregated weekly news source for the higher education sustainability community.
    STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) – Utilize this benchmarking tool to demonstrate to your customers how your product/service meets STARS credits and can improve their sustainability performance.

  • Dues

    Business Leaders

    Annual Gross Sales Dues
    < $1 million $2,500
    $1 million – $5 million $5,000
    $5.1 million – $25 million $10,000
    > $25 million $20,000

    Business Affiliates

    Annual Gross Sales Dues
    < $1 million $350
    $1 million – $5 million $700
    $5.1 million – $25 million $1,400
    > $25 million $2,800

  • Membership Application

    Join Today

    Become a member of the organization that is inspiring and catalyzing higher education to lead the sustainability transformation.

Questions About Membership?

Prospective Members

Contact: Noah Swistak, Membership Development Manager, noah.swistak@aashe.org, (888) 347-9997 ext. 128

Existing Members

Contact: Nikia Johnson, Membership Engagement Manager, nikia@aashe.org, (888) 347-9997 ext. 108