Contact: Andrea Huggins
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Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

AASHE Announces the 2021 Sustainability Award Finalists

Philadelphia, PA (Nov. 10, 2021) – The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is excited to announce the 54 finalists for its 2021 Sustainability Awards! 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 and collaborations, pioneering research, and student leadership, helping to disseminate innovations and inspire continued progress toward environmental, social and economic health.

The 54 finalists came from more than 360+ submissions.

Finalists for the Racial Equity and Sustainability Collaborations, AASHE’s newest award category, are:

Finalists for the Campus Sustainability Achievement Award are:

Associate/2-year Institutions

Institutions with over 10,000 FTE Enrollment

Institutions with under 10,000 FTE Enrollment

Finalists for the Campus Sustainability Research Award are:

Unpublished Undergraduate Research

Unpublished Graduate Research

Published Journal Article – Academics

Published Journal Article – Engagement

Published Journal Article – Operations

Published Journal Article – Planning & Administration

Finalists for the Student Sustainability Leadership Award are:

“I was thrilled to see hundreds of submissions for this year’s AASHE Sustainability Awards. This clearly shows the commitment and passion of the higher education community toward creating a thriving, equitable and ecologically healthy world,” said Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. “I am especially pleased to recognize the innovation and leadership demonstrated by this year’s finalists.”


AASHE empowers higher education administrators, faculty, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. AASHE enables 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. For more information, visit Follow AASHE on Facebook and Twitter.