HEASClogo_green_WEBThe Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) is a network of higher education associations with a commitment to advancing sustainability within their constituencies and the entire system of higher education. AASHE serves as the coordinating body for HEASC.

Get Involved with HEASC

HEASC’s membership includes many of the leading professional associations in higher education. These forward-thinking organizations share a commitment to collaborating to advance sustainability within their field and in higher education.
HEASC works to build its members’ capacity to advance sustainability through a variety of initiatives.
HEASC Fellows are volunteers who work on high impact projects that advance sustainability across the higher education sector.

Featured Resources

This primer provides useful, high quality information on the crucial roles of presidents, trustees and senior leadership in integrating sustainable development principles and practices into the administrative and academic frameworks of higher education institutions.
Are you or your students worried about climate change impacts and not sure how to help create significant improvements? Are you connecting your students to ways to be involved in solutions? HEASC and the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS) have created this initiative to empower students, educators, and the public to advocate for climate solutions.
The circular economy model is designed to save resources and money, maximize the lifespan of resources and products and reduce pollution and climate change. Watch presenters from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council and Higher Education Institutions discuss resources for all campus staff on sustainable procurement, the circular economy and actions you can take today.

HEASC History

HEASC was formed in December 2005 by leaders of several higher education associations to support and enhance the capacity of higher education to fulfill its unique and critical role in creating a healthy, just and sustainable future. Members recognize that fulfilling their mission in the 21st century requires a broader, systemic, collaborative approach to their own work and that of the constituents they serve. Members meet on a quarterly basis by phone and once a year in person to collaborate, share best practices and initiate new ideas to advance sustainability.

To learn more about HEASC, please contact Daita Serghi, Education Programs Manager for AASHE.

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