In an effort to increase the accessibility and diversity of sustainability-oriented training for faculty, AASHE designates institutions as Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum. These Centers, which are selected based on their experience organizing sustainability-oriented professional development for their own faculty, agree to organize at least one workshop or other professional development offering annually that is open to faculty from other institutions. Each Center decides for itself on the specifics of these offerings (e.g., format, topical focus, timing, registration rates) resulting in programs that can support faculty with a wide variety of needs and interests. View upcoming Center-organized events.

With support from Microsoft, AASHE is working to expand the Centers program globally by recruiting new institutions to become Centers and organizing a support group to train faculty leaders from other institutions to establish sustainability across the curriculum programs. After running their own programs for several years, we hope that these institutions will be in a position to become new Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.

AASHE is seeking new institutions to join the Centers program! Learn more about this opportunity and submit an application!

Please email Daita Serghi if you have any questions about the Centers program.

Current Centers

  • Cal Poly Humboldt, Trillium Project (contact: Jennifer Ortega, Sustainability Faculty Fellow)
  • Center for Sustainability at Ramapo College of New Jersey (contact: Ashwani Vasishth, Professor, Director, Center for Sustainability)
  • Center for Sustainability Education at Dickinson College (contact: Lindsey Lyons, Director of Sustainability Learning, Center for Sustainability Education)
  • Driftless Region Sustainability in Education Project (contact: Casey Meehan, Sustainability Coordinator, Western Technical College)
  • Entrepreneurship Development and Skills Acquisition Centre, Ekiti State Polytechnic (contact: Femi Gabriel Oyeniyi, Lecturer, Agricultural Technology)
  • Franklin University Switzerland (contact: Jean Wu, Director, Green Office Sustainability Programs)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (contact: Rebecca Watts Hull, Assistant Director, Faculty Development for Sustainability Education Initiatives, Center for Teaching and Learning)
  • Gonzaga University Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment’s Cataldo Project (contact: Brian Henning, Director, Climate Center; Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy)
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (contact: Meike Sauerwein, Lecturer, Division of Environment and Sustainability; Principal Coordinator, Sustainability Education Community of Practice)
  • Humber College (contact Lindsay Walker, Associate Director, Sustainability)
  • Institute for Sustainability, Eastern Connecticut State University (contact Patricia Szczys, Professor and Executive Director)
  • Johnson County Community College (contact: Jay Antle, Executive Director, Center for Sustainability)
  • OCAD University (contact: Victoria Ho, Advisor, Strategic Sustainability)
  • Santa Clara University (contact: Lindsey Kalkbrenner, Director of the Center for Sustainability)
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (contact: Marianella Franklin, Chief Sustainability Officer)
  • The Washington Center for Sustainability Education at Seattle University and Western Washington University (contact: Grace Wang, Academic Program Director, Sustainability)
  • Technological University Dublin (contact Brian Gormley, Head of Sustainability Education)
  • University of Hawai‘i System (contact: Denise Konan, Dean, College of Social Sciences)
  • University of Illinois Chicago – Chicago Sustainability Across the Curriculum Initiative (contact: Christopher Anderson, Student Sustainability Program Director)
  • University of Richmond (contact: Daniel Hart, Associate Director of Sustainability and Environmental Justice)
  • University of South Carolina – Columbia (contact: Larry Cook, Director, Office of Sustainability)

Checkout the current centers (marked with purple pins) and participants in the support group (marked with blue pins) and find one near you!

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