AASHE partners with other nonprofits and associations to strengthen our own programs and services and increase the collective impact of the campus sustainability community.

Strategic Allies

AASHE enjoys deep and longstanding relationships with a small group of leading organizations. We are working together to increase the number of global sustainability citizens. Learn more.

NWF is a voice for wildlife, dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitat and inspiring the future generation of conservationists. Their Campus Ecology program has been working with colleges and universities for more than 25 years to protect wildlife and habitat through campus sustainability efforts.
Second Nature strives to help build a sustainable and positive global future through leadership networks in higher education. Their primary tool, the Climate Commitment, integrates a goal of carbon neutrality with climate resilience and provides a systems approach to mitigating and adapting to a changing climate.
USGBC is committed to transforming the way our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED — the top third-party verification system for sustainable structures around the world.


AASHE participates in coalitions to magnify our impact and stay informed about issues of interest to the higher education sustainability community.

The Better Buildings Alliance brings together leaders from the nation’s commercial building industry to share and advance solutions in energy efficiency.
An informal voluntary assembly of management-oriented higher education associations in the United States and Canada.
An informal network of professional associations working on a number of cross disciplinary projects on education for sustainability.
The Environmental Paper Network shares a common vision of a forest, pulp and paper industry that contributes to a clean, healthy, just and sustainable future for all life on earth.
A network of higher education associations with a commitment to advancing sustainability within their constituencies and within the entire system of higher education.
The New Economy Coalition (NEC) is a network of organizations imagining and building a future where people, communities and ecosystems thrive.
The Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) exists to help bring about a transformation of the economic system, of society and of institutions so that all actors prioritize shared wellbeing on a healthy planet.


AASHE collaborates with these organizations on events, resources and other joint initiatives that benefit our members and advance our mission.

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The Sustainability and Education Policy Network
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Like-Minded Organizations

There are many additional organizations whose work contributes to the  advancement of sustainability in higher education. While this list is not exhaustive, we appreciate the contributions these organizations bring to the community.

350 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Network of Early-Career Sustainable Scientists & Engineers (NESSE)
AccountAbility Environmental Defense Fund NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation
Alianza de Redes Iberoamericanas de Universidades por la Sustentabilidad y el Ambiente Environmental Leadership Program Nordic Sustainable Campus Network (NSCN)
Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability Fair Labor Association North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
Alliance to Save Energy Farm to Cafeteria Canada oikos
American Anthropological Association (AAA) Farm to Institution New England (FINE) Oxfam International
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Food & Water Watch People & Planet
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Forest Stewardship Council Post Carbon Institute
American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) Power Shift Network
American Association of University Professors Future Earth Practice Greenhealth
American Chemical Society (ACS) Global Footprint Network Rachel Carson Council
American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Rainforest Alliance
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) RE-volv
American Library Association (ALA) Graduation Pledge Alliance Responsible Purchasing Network
American Meteorological Society Green America Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
American Psychological Association (APA) Green Electronics Council Salmon-Safe
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Green Restaurant Association Santa Fe Institute
American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) Green Schools Alliance Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Green Seal Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Greenpeace Sierra Club
American Wind Energy Association Health Care Without Harm Sierra Youth Coalition
APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) Small Planet Institute
Arbor Day Foundation Humane Society of the United States Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Aspen Institute iMatter Society for Conservation Biology
Association for Commuter Transportation Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)
Association for Environmental Studies & Sciences (AESS) Interdisciplinary Environmental Association (IEA) Society for Organizational Learning North America
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Solar Energy Industries Association
Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) International Association for Environmental Philosophy STAR Communities
Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) International Association of Universities (IAU) Strategic Energy Innovations
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Studenten voor Morgen
Audubon International International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) Sustainability and Environmental Education (SEEd)
B Lab/B Corp International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA)
Bee City USA International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
Beyond Benign International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) SustainUS
Bioneers International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) The Climate Registry (TCR)
Blessed Earth International Society for Sustainability Science (ISSS) The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education
Campaign for Environmental Literacy International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) The Dream Corps
Campus Compact ISEAL Alliance The Oath Project
Campus Responsables Keep America Beautiful (KAB) The Solar Foundation
Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) Korean Association for Green Campus Initiative (KAGCI) The Student Conservation Association
Canadian College & University Environmental Network (CCUEN) Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF) U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC)
Care About Climate League of American Bicyclists UK Youth Climate Coalition (UKYCC)
Center for Contemplative Mind in Society Learning for a Sustainable Future UNESCO
Center for Resource Solutions Leonardo Academy Union of Concerned Scientists
Ceres Marine Stewardship Council United Nations Environment (UNEP)
Climate Reality Project MBA Oath United Negro College Fund
Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Meal Exchange United States Healthful Food Council
College and University Food Bank Alliance Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) United States Public Interest Research Group
College Student Educators International (ACPA) My Green Lab United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE)
Community Food Security Coalition National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO) United States Student Association (USSA)
Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED) National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)
Copernicus Alliance National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) University Surplus Property Association
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN)
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (NAICU) U.S. Composting Council
Creative Change Educational Solutions National Council for Science and the Environment Workers Rights Consortium
Croatan Institute National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC)
Democracy Collaborative National Green Schools Society (NGSS) World Resources Institute
Earth Charter International National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) World Student Community for Sustainable Development (WSCSD)
Earth Day Network National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness World Wildlife Fund
Earth Island Institute Natural Capitalism Solutions Worldwatch Institute
ECO Canada Net Impact Young Invincibles
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