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


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