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 Ecological Society of America (ESA) NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation
AccountAbility Engineers for a Sustainable World Nordic Sustainable Campus Network (NSCN)
Alianza de Redes Iberoamericanas de Universidades por la Sustentabilidad y el Ambiente Environmental Defense Fund North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability Environmental Leadership Program oikos
Alliance to Save Energy Fair Labor Association Oxfam International
American Anthropological Association (AAA) Farm to Cafeteria Canada People & Planet
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Farm to Institution New England (FINE) Post Carbon Institute
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Food & Water Watch Power Shift Network
American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) Forest Stewardship Council Practice Greenhealth
American Association of University Professors Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) Rachel Carson Council
American Chemical Society (ACS) Future Earth Rainforest Alliance
American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Global Footprint Network RE-volv
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Responsible Purchasing Network
American Library Association (ALA) Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
American Meteorological Society Graduation Pledge Alliance Salmon-Safe
American Psychological Association (APA) Green America Santa Fe Institute
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Green Electronics Council Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) Green Restaurant Association Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Green Schools Alliance Sierra Club
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Green Seal Sierra Youth Coalition
American Wind Energy Association Greenpeace Small Planet Institute
APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities Health Care Without Harm Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Arbor Day Foundation Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) Society for Conservation Biology
Aspen Institute Humane Society of the United States Society for Ecological Restoration (SER)
Association for Commuter Transportation iMatter Society for Organizational Learning North America
Association for Environmental Studies & Sciences (AESS) Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) Solar Energy Industries Association
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Interdisciplinary Environmental Association (IEA) STAR Communities
Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Strategic Energy Innovations
Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) International Association for Environmental Philosophy Studenten voor Morgen
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International Association of Universities (IAU) Sustainability and Environmental Education (SEEd)
Audubon International International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA)
B Lab/B Corp International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
Bee City USA International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) SustainUS
Beyond Benign International Living Future Institute (ILFI) The Climate Registry (TCR)
Bioneers International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education
Blessed Earth International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) The Dream Corps
Campaign for Environmental Literacy International Society for Sustainability Science (ISSS) The Oath Project
Campus Compact International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) The Solar Foundation
Campus Responsables ISEAL Alliance The Student Conservation Association
Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) Keep America Beautiful (KAB) U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC)
Canadian College & University Environmental Network (CCUEN) Korean Association for Green Campus Initiative (KAGCI) UK Youth Climate Coalition (UKYCC)
Care About Climate Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF) UNESCO
Center for Biological Diversity 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)
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