Welcome to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's Press & Media section. Here you will find ways to contact higher education sustainability thought leaders, as well as pertinent information about the organization.

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Fact Sheet

Founded in 2005, AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods and a better world for all generations.

Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS)
Using this self-assessment and rating system, institutions can benchmark their sustainability progress over time to compare. Participants qualify for different levels of recognition based on level of achievement and are recognized for publicly reporting their sustainability data. As of Dec. 31, 2016 we have received 659 ratings from 797 participants.

AASHE Connect
AASHE Connect is a community that allows AASHE members an opportunity to connect, communicate and collaborate with one another.

Campus Sustainability Hub
AASHE’s online resource library allows AASHE members to connect, share and learn about sustainability in higher education. The Campus Sustainability Hub is designed to raise visibility of institutions’ sustainability programs and materials, and to facilitate information sharing between campuses and organizations. 

Events & Education
AASHE offers a wide variety of opportunities for professional development, including the annual conference, webinars and workshops.

AASHE Sustainability Awards
Our awards offer recognition for higher education sustainability leadership.

AASHE publications include the annual Sustainable Campus Index, how-to guides, climate action planning guides, surveys of sustainability staff and more.

AASHE publishes three newsletters: AASHE Announcements, a monthly newsletter on AASHE news and events; the AASHE Bulletin, a weekly newsletter with community news and information; and the STARS Update, a quarterly newsletter containing important STARS updates.

Our Mission
Inspire and catalyze higher education to lead the global sustainability transformation.

Our Vision
Lead higher education to be a foundation for a thriving, equitable and ecologically healthy world.

Our Values
Transparency, Collaboration, Hope, Stewardship, Innovation, Courage, Accountability, Diversity & Inclusion.

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