HEASClogo_green_WEBHEASC works to build its members’ capacity to advance sustainability through initiatives such as:

  • Providing a forum to enable members to share information and exchange ideas
  • Promoting and supporting each other’s sustainability programming
  • Connecting members to expertise and resources to help them enhance their sustainability work
  • Engaging in joint projects, as appropriate to each organization’s mission

Our Programs

Much of the work of HEASC is carried out by HEASC Fellows. These leaders volunteer three to five hours each week to work on high impact projects that meet the strategic goals of HEASC and advance sustainability across the higher education sector. Fellows are selected on an ongoing basis from the constituencies of HEASC member associations.
This free nonprofit website connects practitioners, students, faculty, and volunteers with projects to transform our world into a better place for all.
Sulitest provides higher education institutions, companies and other organizations around the world with an internationally recognized and locally relevant tool to measure and improve sustainability literacy.
Created in partnership with the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS), this initiative aims to empower students, educators, and the public to advocate for climate solutions.

Calls to Action

We call upon higher education administrators and their departments of Human Resources to infuse sustainability principles and practices into job descriptions and annual performance evaluations.

Programs We Support

In addition to coordinating the initiatives above, HEASC lends its support to select programs and initiatives that it believes can make a significant contribution to sustainability in higher education.

HEASC’s sister network, DANS, is an informal network of academic disciplinary associations working to advance sustainability within their disciplines and across higher education.
Developed by AASHE, STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.
Administered by Second Nature, the Climate Leadership Network is a diverse network of hundreds of colleges and universities that have made bold commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and/or develop community resilience.
SPLC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future.
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