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 broadly.
Click on the associations’ names below to see their resources and more information.
Additionally, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, associations have compiled a list of Resources for the Higher Education Sustainability Community.
- American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)AASCU an association of public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their region’s economic progress and cultural development. Its Sustainable Development Committee works to raise awareness about sustainability to promote operational practices that enhance the sustainability of the association and its member campuses.
Contact: Miriam Hankins, Associate Vice President, Membership, AASCU
- APPA - Leadership in Educational FacilitiesAPPA is the professional association for more than 15,000 educational facilities professionals from 1,300 educational institutions throughout North America. It covers sustainability topics regularly in its Facilities Manager magazine and offers an award for sustainability in facilities management.
Contact: Steve Glazner, Director of Knowledge Management, APPA
- Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)AASHE enables members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders.
Contact: Daita Serghi, Education Programs Manager, AASHE
- Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I)ACUHO-I’s membership includes thousands of campus housing professionals who believe in developing exceptional residential experiences. Its Sustainability Committee maintains a sustainability resource center, offers webinars, and encourages sustainability-themed presentations and events.
Contact: James Bridgeforth, Director of Housing, University of South Alabama
- Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA)CSHEMA supports and educates campus-based EHS professionals to empower and to improve the EHS profession in campus environments. Its Environmental and Sustainability Community of Practice encourages the development and implementation of effective environmental and sustainability programs in all college and universities.
Contact: Star Scott, Green Labs Coordinator, University of Georgia.
- College Student Educators International (ACPA)
- International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL)The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) is devoted to the principles of sustainable laboratories and related high-technology facilities, from design to engineering to operation. Through worldwide partnerships and the exchange of technical expertise, I2SL will encourage the development of high-tech facilities that address the rapid pace of science, medicine, research, and development in an ever-changing and dynamic environment.
Contact: Philip Wirdzek, Founding President and Executive Director, I2SL
- National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO)NACUBO specifically represents chief business and financial officers through advocacy efforts, community service and professional development activities. The association’s mission is to advance the economic viability, business practices and support for higher education institutions in fulfillment of their missions. The Sustainability Advisory Panel strategically guides to help institutions lead the way towards a more sustainable future.
Contact: Sally Grans-Korsh, Director, Facilities Management and Environmental Policy, NACUBO
- National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP)NAEP is a professional association dedicated to serving higher education purchasing officers in the U.S. and Canada. NAEP’s Director of Sustainable Leadership advises on content and strategy for NAEP’s green purchasing trainings, articles and case studies related to sustainability and NAEP annual Green Purchasing Survey.
Contact: Krista Ferrell, CEO, NAEP
- National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE)As an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), NCWE provides a national forum for administrators and faculty in workforce education and basic skills, as well as representatives of business, labor, military, and government, to affect and direct the future role of two-year and other post-secondary institutions in workforce education and economic development. Its SEED Center (Sustainability Education and Economic Development) is a national resource center for community colleges for sustainability and clean energy workforce development.
Contact: Darlene Miller, Executive Director, NCWE
- Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)SCUP is a community of higher education leaders responsible for the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them.
Contact: Mike Moss, President