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Are you looking for a supplier to partner with to achieve your sustainability goals? Turn to AASHE members first! Explore the Sustainable Campus Partners and discover businesses and non-profit organizations that are engaged in the deep work of creating and implementing programs, strategies, and solutions to help you achieve your campus sustainability goals!
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Please note that businesses and non-profit organizations on this page are listed in alphabetical order according to membership level. Organizations self-selected three of the 17 STARS categories to appear under. Review the full disclosure for the Sustainable Campus Partners resource.

  • Air & Climate

    Aircuity

    Business Affiliate

    Aircuity is the 20-year leader optimizing ventilation through its patented indoor environmental quality (IEQ) platform, improving the indoor environmental quality for occupants while significantly reducing energy costs and carbon emissions. As a result, commercial, institutional and lab building owners can protect occupants, improve employee productivity and wellness, lower operating costs, and verifiably reduce energy use by as much as 60 percent. Headquartered in Newton, MA, Aircuity’s solutions have benefited over 240 universities SUNY, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern and the University of California-Irvine. Follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Sarah Callahan
    Director of Marketing Communications
    scallahan@aircuity.com

    Ameresco

    Business Affiliate

    Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading cleantech integrator and renewable energy asset developer, owner and operator. Our comprehensive portfolio includes energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions delivered to clients in the higher education industry throughout North America and the United Kingdom. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA, Ameresco has more than 1,000 employees providing local expertise in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ameresco.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Emily Miles
    Marketing Specialist
    emiles@ameresco.com

    Coho Climate Advisors

    Business Affiliate

    Coho Climate Advisors enables campuses to achieve their sustainability and resiliency goals by addressing their energy and water consumption. We provide expert advice, multidisciplinary insights, and tailored solutions to reduce your campus’s demand for brown power and municipal water. We take the time to understand your organization’s requirements, recommending and implementing cost-effective, risk-minimized energy and water procurement strategies. We have served dozens of higher education clients with large-scale solutions, including onsite solar, offsite virtual power purchase agreements, utility partnerships, retail-delivered renewables, and large-scale water optimization, treatment, and reuse. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Chris O’Brien
    Director, Business Development
    cobrien@customerfirstrenewables.com

    Energy Strategies LLC 

    Business Affiliate

    Energy Strategies is a multi-disciplined, management consulting firm specializing in energy and sustainability. For the last 35 years we have provided tailored, technically grounded analyses and objective guidance in an increasingly complex market, policy and regulatory environment. Our clients are institutions of higher education, NGOs, government agencies, renewable power and transmission developers, utilities, and large energy users. In the mid-2000’s we helped Cornell University develop one of the nation’s earliest higher education Climate Action Plans. Today we develop energy and climate leadership strategies for colleges, universities, and corporates intent on leading the way to achieve science-based carbon reduction targets.

    Questions? Contact:
    Gary Mirich
    Principal
    gmirich@energystrat.com

    Verdis Group

    Business Affiliate

    Verdis Group is a sustainability and climate consulting company, helping higher education institutions across the country since 2009. Climate action plans, net zero emissions pathways, zero waste and active transportation program development, and STARS benchmarking are our specialties. Learn more about our higher ed work here and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Craig Moody
    Managing Partner
    craig@verdisgroup.com

    Green-e

    Non-Profit

    Center for Resource Solutions | Green-e®

    Green-e® is the only certification for renewable energy and carbon offsets accepted by AASHE STARS, setting quality standards, third-party verification, and ensuring purchasers receive full environmental benefits. Green-e® also verifies renewable energy marketing claims and certifies products made with renewable energy. Green-e® is a program of the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions, creating policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy. Find Green-e Certified Renewable Energy/RECs and Carbon Offsets and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Michelle McGinty
    Manager, Program Outreach
    michelle.mcginty@resource-solutions.org

    PIPS Education Fund

    Non-Profit

    PIPs Education Fund (PEF) is a New York State 501(c)(3) organization whose charitable mission is to help bridge the education equity gap by turning student engagement in health, sustainability, and community service into financial support for school. Meeting the urgency of the moment, PEF offers its institutional partners an innovative and highly scalable “action-study” program that utilizes a behavior motivation and tracking platform called the PIPs Rewards™ App (PIPs App) to give agency to students who develop eco-healthy habits and strive to be better citizens. Follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Wendy Gordon
    President
    wendy@pipsrewards.com

    SEI

    Non-Profit

    SEI is an environmental nonprofit building leaders to drive sustainability solutions. For over 20 years, SEI has partnered with schools, communities, and businesses to develop a sustainability leadership pathway from elementary school to early career. Our flagship programs educate and empower students and emerging professionals to create thriving, resilient communities. Learn more about SEI’s Energize Colleges program. Follow SEI on LinkedIn for the latest on sustainability education and workforce development.

    Questions? Contact:
    Steve Miller
    Deputy Director
    stephen@seiinc.org

  • Buildings

    Clearloop

    Business Leader

    Clearloop creates carbon solutions for organizations of all sizes to decarbonize the American economy and accelerate the development of new solar projects in the communities where the greatest economic and environmental benefits can be achieved. These projects reduce greenhouse gas emissions while spurring economic investment to usher in a more equitable energy transition in the United States. Clearloop uses emissionality, a quantitative measurement that compares the impact of renewable energy projects on driving down emissions, to determine where new solar generation can displace the most carbon. Clearloop is shifting climate action investments to accelerate grid decarbonization and help organizations like colleges and universities achieve emissions reductions faster and more effectively. To learn more, visit clearloop.us.

    Questions? Contact:
    Meram El Ramahi
    Head of Marketing
    hello@clearloop.us

    Follett Higher Education

    Business Leader

    Follett Higher Education partners with more than 1,000 colleges and universities across North America to foster academic enrichment, drive student success, and evoke campus pride. We’re shaping the future of the higher education journey—with memorable retail experiences, pioneering technology, sustainable practices, and programs that ensure students get instant, equal, and affordable access to course materials. Students are at the heart of everything we do. We stand firm in our belief of putting people first, and our intentional practice of corporate and social responsibility has been a guiding force across our 145-year history. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    R. Will Crawford III
    Senior Trainer – ESG Committee Lead
    wcrawford@follett.com

    Tersano

    Business Leader

    Tersano creates highly innovative products that turn tap water into a cleaner, sanitizer, and deodorizer safe for people, pets, and planet. Using advanced technology, Tersano products create Stabilized Aqueous Ozone (SAO): a sustainable solution that is safe for use around people, pets, and our planet. SAO carries an EPA Establishment #93508-CHN-1. It is used in more than 45 countries around the world and is ideal for homes, schools, hospitals, zoos, daycare, stadiums, offices, airports, and virtually anywhere people gather to live, work, and play. Aqueous ozone has been used for over 100 years. In 1914, Nice, France began using aqueous ozone to clean its public water system. Today aqueous ozone has been advanced to Tersano’s Stabilized Aqueous Ozone and is used by world class organizations like Stanford University, Colorado Convention Center, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Google, Microsoft, McDonald’s, Kimberly Clark, AETNA, Domino’s Pizza, HSBC Financial, Pepsi, Nestle, and much more. Created and manufactured in Canada, Tersano simply took the processes used every day in governments and businesses around the world, applied innovation to create the technology to be generated onsite and on-demand, and offered it as a daily solution to clean, sanitize, and deodorize.

    Questions? Contact:
    Greg Valenti
    Director
    Gregv@tersano.com

    ABCO Products, Inc.

    Business Affiliate

    ABCO Products is the FIRST and ONLY manufacturer with a Green Seal Certification on Wet and Dust Mops in the industry. At ABCO Products, sustainability means innovative manufacturing processes & products that create value for our customers & our society without compromising the environment. With current recommendations for increased cleaning, the importance of using sustainable products has never been higher. We believe we can contribute towards achieving your institution’s environmental goals. For more information, visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Luis Janania
    National Sales Manager
    luisj@abcoproducts.com

    Aircuity, Inc

    Business Affiliate

    Aircuity is the 20-year leader optimizing ventilation through its patented indoor environmental quality (IEQ) platform, improving the indoor environmental quality for occupants while significantly reducing energy costs and carbon emissions. As a result, commercial, institutional and lab building owners can protect occupants, improve employee productivity and wellness, lower operating costs, and verifiably reduce energy use by as much as 60 percent. Headquartered in Newton, MA, Aircuity’s solutions have benefited over 240 universities SUNY, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern and the University of California-Irvine. Follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Sarah Callahan
    Director of Marketing Communications
    scallahan@aircuity.com

    Ameresco

    Business Affiliate

    Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading cleantech integrator and renewable energy asset developer, owner and operator. Our comprehensive portfolio includes energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions delivered to clients in the higher education industry throughout North America and the United Kingdom. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA, Ameresco has more than 1,000 employees providing local expertise in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ameresco.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Emily Miles
    Marketing Specialist
    emiles@ameresco.com

    Badger Meter

    Business Affiliate

    Badger Meter is an innovator in flow measurement, water quality and control products, serving water utilities, municipalities and commercial and industrial customers worldwide. With more than 115 years of innovation and strong, stable growth, Badger Meter continues to help protect one of the world’s most precious resources. Our smart water metering solutions provide actionable intelligence without the need for utility-owned infrastructure, enabling customers to optimize the delivery and use of water, maximize revenue and reduce waste. We offer the widest range of water metering technologies, proven remote meter reading solutions, cloud-based software and consumer engagement tools. Learn more at www.badgermeter.com. Follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Katie Smith
    Commercial Program Manager
    ksmith@badgermeter.com

    Zabble Inc.

    Business Affiliate

    Zabble’s mission is to enable organizations to achieve zero waste by delivering actionable insights that close the loop. Zabble uses mobile and AI technology to automate waste management analytics for universities to lower their financial, operational and environmental footprint. Learn more about our zero waste management platform for universities and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Nik Balachandran
    Founder, CEO

    Green-e

    Non-Profit

    Center for Resource Solutions | Green-e®

    Green-e® is a certification for renewable energy and carbon offsets accepted by AASHE STARS, setting quality standards, third-party verification, and ensuring purchasers receive full environmental benefits. Green-e® also verifies renewable energy marketing claims and certifies products made with renewable energy. Green-e® is a program of the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions, creating policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy. Find Green-e Certified Renewable Energy/RECs and Carbon Offsets and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Michelle McGinty
    Manager, Program Outreach
    michelle.mcginty@resource-solutions.org

  • Campus Engagement

    Follett Higher Education

    Business Leader

    Follett Higher Education partners with more than 1,000 colleges and universities across North America to foster academic enrichment, drive student success, and evoke campus pride. We’re shaping the future of the higher education journey—with memorable retail experiences, pioneering technology, sustainable practices, and programs that ensure students get instant, equal, and affordable access to course materials. Students are at the heart of everything we do. We stand firm in our belief of putting people first, and our intentional practice of corporate and social responsibility has been a guiding force across our 145-year history. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    R. Will Crawford III
    Senior Trainer – ESG Committee Lead
    wcrawford@follett.com

    Lyon Software

    Business Leader

    For over 30 years, Lyon Software has provided a comprehensive tool to enable our clients to track and evaluate how their community initiatives are working to improve the communities in which they serve. CBISA for Sustainability, a web-based software, tracks both quantitative and qualitative data about your sustainability efforts to make sure they are meeting the identified needs of your communities. Easy reporting features allow you to report to your stakeholders with the click of a button. We believe in helping you and your campus achieve a better tomorrow. CBISA can manage all of your sustainability and AASHE Stars data in one convenient location. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Dave Lyon
    President
    dave.lyon@lyonsoftware.com

    AGreenOZZI (dba OZZI)

    Business Affiliate

    The Mission of OZZI® is to Change the World from Disposables to Reusables One Meal at a Time. The OZZI® Closed-Loop Technology Solution for Sustainable Dining is simple to implement and has been proven to reduce overall take-out dining costs, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, deliveries, and waste hauling. The Made in the USA O2GO® reusable containers by OZZI® are safe and completely zero waste using the closed loop take back program for recycling and reuse. Using the OZZI® Machine for O2GO® collection yields a 98.5% container retention rate and the highest diner engagement. Calculate your savings and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

    Questions? Contact:
    Deb Nelson
    Customer Relations
    DNelson@planetozzi.com

    EcoPlum

    Business Affiliate

    EcoPlum®, a certified B-Corporation, offers branded marketing solutions with its Sustainable Swag® line of promotional products. We customize ecofriendly business gifts for clients with their logos, taglines, and messages. EcoPlum helps buyers make responsible choices on branded gifts – a visible symbol of their values – while helping to reduce plastic and other harmful waste in our landfills and oceans. Product sourcing criteria include: USDA organic, fair trade/fair labor certified, biodegradable, renewable, recycled, reusable, sustainably harvested, Made-in-the-USA, handcrafted/artisan, non-toxic, other third-party eco-labels, women/minority-owned, and/or B-Corporation. EcoPlum is a WBENC certified Women-owned Business Enterprise and a Green America Gold Certified Green Business. Find the best sustainable, branded products you’ll be proud to put your logo on and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Gia Machlin
    President & CEO
    gia@ecoplum.com

    Creative Dining Services

    Business Affiliate

    Creative Dining Services is a total hospitality management company serving colleges & universities, corporations and senior living communities. Headquartered in West Michigan, Creative serves 75 locations throughout the Midwest, Colorado and southern states, including Florida. Creative regularly partners with campus and community sustainability offices and teams to support and enrich STARS programming and dining that actively educates and advocates for green best practices, and strengthening the triple bottom line for our clients.

    Questions? Contact:
    Janine Oberstadt
    AVP Operations & Corporate Sustainability
    joberstadt@creativedining.com

    EnerFusion Inc.

    Business Affiliate

    EnerFusion’s Solar Charging Stations have pioneered the solar industry since 2006. Our products are built professionally with recycled materials to ensure a future of true “Off the Grid Green Energy”. We have composed hundreds of installations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and more throughout the world. EnerFusion manufactures quality customized solar furnishings upon request, that provide students and staff with dependable on demand charging to any outdoor environment. Our wide variety of products and features makes it easy to choose which product best suits your campuses environment. Follow us on Facebook.

    Questions? Contact:
    Joey Kobus
    Vice President
    joey@enerfusioninc.com

    GreenerU

    Business Affiliate

    GreenerU envisions educational and community institutions leading the world in mitigating climate change. Our mission is to help our clients achieve climate neutrality and sustainable operations. From big-picture planning and programming to detail-driven project orientation, GreenerU helps institutions navigate the organizational, operational, and infrastructure changes required to reach climate neutrality. We achieve this through planning, engineering, and implementing climate action and energy efficiency projects. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Jennifer Haugh
    Director of Marketing
    jennifer.h@greeneru.com

    Herff Jones, LLC

    Business Affiliate

    Herff Jones is the leading provider of graduation and recognition products and services designed to inspire student achievement. Our products include graduation regalia, class rings, commemorative jewelry, announcements, diploma covers and diploma frames, as well as motivation and recognition tools and resources. We partner with schools to create engaging campus environments and help commemorate and celebrate the education experience. Herff Jones has been helping elevate the student experience throughout the lifelong journey of education for more than 100 years.

    Questions? Contact:
    Timothy McClughen
    National Accounts Manager, College Division
    trmcclughen@herffjones.com

    PJC Organic

    Business Affiliate

    PJC Organic manufactures and distributes organic fertilizer and soil amendments. We work with landscapers, schools, and municipalities to tailor an organic fertilization program that is practical and fits your needs. A family-owned company that loves solving problems so good things grow…whether that’s grass, profits, or your customer base. Click here for our product information. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

    Questions? Contact:
    Collette Newcombe
    Marketing
    collette@pjcorganic.com

    Sunbolt

    Business Affiliate

    Sunbolt Solar Workstations and Carousels power productivity using the world’s most dependable resource, the Sun. Built with a quality and sustainability-first attitude, each product is made from architectural-grade, eco-friendly materials. Sunbolt products are sold internationally and in many school campuses around the country, Puerto Rico and Mexico. With multiple charging outlets, customizable branding options and outstanding durability, Sunbolt delivers reliable power that will enhance any outdoor classroom, office or study area. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

    Questions? Contact:
    Vanessa Branco 
    CMO
    vbranco@gosunbolt.com

    Arbor Day Foundation

    Non-Profit

    Launched in 2008, Tree Campus Higher Education helps colleges and universities establish and sustain healthy community forests by providing a simple framework to grow their tree canopy, achieve national recognition, and create a campus to be proud of.

    Tree Campus Higher Education is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation. The Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, more than 400 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. See the Tree Campus Higher Education homepage and visit Arbor Day Foundation on Twitter and Facebook.

    Questions? Contact:
    Logan Donahoo
    Program Manager, Tree Campus
    ldonahoo@arborday.org

    Fair Labor Association

    Non-Profit

    Since 1999, FLA has helped improve the lives of millions of workers around the world. As a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organizations, FLA creates lasting solutions to abusive labor practices by offering tools and resources to companies, delivering training to factory workers and management, conducting due diligence through independent assessments, and advocating for greater accountability and transparency from companies, manufacturers, factories and others involved in global supply chains. Click here for more information and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Danielle Roberts
    University Program Manager
    droberts@fairlabor.org

    Re:wild Your Campus

    Non-Profit

    Re:wild Your Campus envisions a toxin-free world created by student action. Our mission is to empower the next generation of environmental leaders to create safer, more sustainable living and learning environments for all by starting locally and advocating for organic land care on their campuses. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter!

    Questions? Contact:
    Aliza McHugh
    Director of Partnerships
    aliza@herbicidefreecampus.org

    PIPS Education Fund

    Non-Profit

    PIPs Education Fund (PEF) is a New York State 501(c)(3) organization whose charitable mission is to help bridge the education equity gap by turning student engagement in health, sustainability, and community service into financial support for school. Meeting the urgency of the moment, PEF offers its institutional partners an innovative and highly scalable “action-study” program that utilizes a behavior motivation and tracking platform called the PIPs Rewards™ App (PIPs App) to give agency to students who develop eco-healthy habits and strive to be better citizens. Follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Wendy Gordon
    President
    wendy@pipsrewards.com

    SEI

    Non-Profit

    SEI is an environmental nonprofit building leaders to drive sustainability solutions. For over 20 years, SEI has partnered with schools, communities, and businesses to develop a sustainability leadership pathway from elementary school to early career. Our flagship programs educate and empower students and emerging professionals to create thriving, resilient communities. Learn more about SEI’s Energize Colleges program. Follow SEI on LinkedIn for the latest on sustainability education and workforce development.

    Questions? Contact:
    Steve Miller
    Deputy Director
    stephen@seiinc.org

     

  • Coordination & Planning

    Lyon Software

    Business Leader

    For over 30 years, Lyon Software has provided a comprehensive tool to enable our clients to track and evaluate how their community initiatives are working to improve the communities in which they serve. CBISA for Sustainability, a web-based software, tracks both quantitative and qualitative data about your sustainability efforts to make sure they are meeting the identified needs of your communities. Easy reporting features allow you to report to your stakeholders with the click of a button. We believe in helping you and your campus achieve a better tomorrow. CBISA can manage all of your sustainability and AASHE Stars data in one convenient location. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Dave Lyon
    President
    dave.lyon@lyonsoftware.com

    Nelnet

    Business Leader

    Nelnet proudly serves over 1,300 higher ed campuses and thousands of K-12 schools along with numerous businesses and municipalities with innovative energy, financial, and technology services. On-campus and off-campus solar as well as community solar are among our newest offerings. Since 2018 in response to public RFPs as well as non-public bids we’ve helped invest $720 million in solar projects across fifteen states and more are in the pipeline. Providing campuses, homes, and businesses with solar energy is easy given our breadth of expertise and our long-term commitment to boosting renewable energy nationwide. We are here to help AASHE members understand recent changes in laws, regulations and technologies, helping those who need power reduce their costs while also meeting other institutional goals. Nelnet on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Scot Bearss
    Marketing Manager
    scot.bearss@nelnet.net

    Brailsford & Dunlavey

    Business Affiliate

    Brailsford & Dunlavey (B&D) leads the planning, development, and management of the places that shape and strengthen our communities. Our energy and utility practice combines a diverse background of techno-economic modeling and scenario planning, change management consulting, data visualization, engineering, utility business best-practice advisory, and ongoing program management services. Core services include energy & utility master planning, decarbonization planning, energy efficiency program design, and other owner’s advisory services.

    Questions? Contact:
    David Karlsgodt
    Director of Energy Advisory Services
    dkarlsgodt@gmail.com

    Creative Dining Services

    Business Affiliate

    Creative Dining Services is a total hospitality management company serving colleges & universities, corporations and senior living communities. Headquartered in West Michigan, Creative serves 75 locations throughout the Midwest, Colorado and southern states, including Florida. Creative regularly partners with campus and community sustainability offices and teams to support and enrich STARS programming and dining that actively educates and advocates for green best practices, and strengthening the triple bottom line for our clients.

    Questions? Contact:
    Janine Oberstadt
    AVP Operations & Corporate Sustainability
    joberstadt@creativedining.com

    GreenerU

    Business Affiliate

    GreenerU envisions educational and community institutions leading the world in mitigating climate change. Our mission is to help our clients achieve climate neutrality and sustainable operations. From big-picture planning and programming to detail-driven project orientation, GreenerU helps institutions navigate the organizational, operational, and infrastructure changes required to reach climate neutrality. We achieve this through planning, engineering, and implementing climate action and energy efficiency projects. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Jennifer Haugh
    Director of Marketing
    jennifer.h@greeneru.com

    Herff Jones, LLC

    Business Affiliate

    Herff Jones is the leading provider of graduation and recognition products and services designed to inspire student achievement. Our products include graduation regalia, class rings, commemorative jewelry, announcements, diploma covers and diploma frames, as well as motivation and recognition tools and resources. We partner with schools to create engaging campus environments and help commemorate and celebrate the education experience. Herff Jones has been helping elevate the student experience throughout the lifelong journey of education for more than 100 years.

    Questions? Contact:
    Timothy McClughen
    National Accounts Manager, College Division
    trmcclughen@herffjones.com

    RRS

    Business Affiliate

    RRS assists universities in moving toward zero waste goals by creating and implementing plans for waste reduction, recycling, and organics recovery. This may include data-driven research and analysis, on-site assessments, benchmarking, recycling/composting program development, stakeholder engagement, economic and cost analysis, as well as outreach/behavioral change campaign planning and facilitation. At the heart of RRS are its people. Our strategists, engineers, economists, technical analysts, and communications specialists are people who want to help universities create a sustainable future that enhances the quality of life and brings economic value to our communities, all while having a positive impact on our environment. Download the White Paper on US University Sustainability & Recovery Practices and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Kelly Domino
    Consultant
    kdomino@recycle.com

    Verdis Group

    Business Affiliate

    Verdis Group is a sustainability and climate consulting company, helping higher education institutions across the country since 2009. Climate action plans, net zero emissions pathways, zero waste and active transportation program development, and STARS benchmarking are our specialties. Learn more about our higher ed work here and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Craig Moody
    Managing Partner
    craig@verdisgroup.com

    SEI

    Non-Profit

    SEI is an environmental nonprofit building leaders to drive sustainability solutions. For over 20 years, SEI has partnered with schools, communities, and businesses to develop a sustainability leadership pathway from elementary school to early career. Our flagship programs educate and empower students and emerging professionals to create thriving, resilient communities. Learn more about SEI’s Energize Colleges program. Follow SEI on LinkedIn for the latest on sustainability education and workforce development.

    Questions? Contact:
    Steve Miller
    Deputy Director
    stephen@seiinc.org

  • Curriculum
  • Diversity & Affordability

    Follett Higher Education

    Business Leader

    Follett Higher Education partners with more than 1,000 colleges and universities across North America to foster academic enrichment, drive student success, and evoke campus pride. We’re shaping the future of the higher education journey—with memorable retail experiences, pioneering technology, sustainable practices, and programs that ensure students get instant, equal, and affordable access to course materials. Students are at the heart of everything we do. We stand firm in our belief of putting people first, and our intentional practice of corporate and social responsibility has been a guiding force across our 145-year history. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    R. Will Crawford III
    Senior Trainer – ESG Committee Lead
    wcrawford@follett.com

    Herff Jones, LLC

    Business Affiliate

    Herff Jones is the leading provider of graduation and recognition products and services designed to inspire student achievement. Our products include graduation regalia, class rings, commemorative jewelry, announcements, diploma covers and diploma frames, as well as motivation and recognition tools and resources. We partner with schools to create engaging campus environments and help commemorate and celebrate the education experience. Herff Jones has been helping elevate the student experience throughout the lifelong journey of education for more than 100 years.

    Questions? Contact:
    Timothy McClughen
    National Accounts Manager, College Division
    trmcclughen@herffjones.com

    PIPS Education Fund

    Non-Profit

    PIPs Education Fund (PEF) is a New York State 501(c)(3) organization whose charitable mission is to help bridge the education equity gap by turning student engagement in health, sustainability, and community service into financial support for school. Meeting the urgency of the moment, PEF offers its institutional partners an innovative and highly scalable “action-study” program that utilizes a behavior motivation and tracking platform called the PIPs Rewards™ App (PIPs App) to give agency to students who develop eco-healthy habits and strive to be better citizens. Follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Wendy Gordon
    President
    wendy@pipsrewards.com

  • Energy

    Clearloop

    Business Leader

    Clearloop creates carbon solutions for organizations of all sizes to decarbonize the American economy and accelerate the development of new solar projects in the communities where the greatest economic and environmental benefits can be achieved. These projects reduce greenhouse gas emissions while spurring economic investment to usher in a more equitable energy transition in the United States. Clearloop uses emissionality, a quantitative measurement that compares the impact of renewable energy projects on driving down emissions, to determine where new solar generation can displace the most carbon. Clearloop is shifting climate action investments to accelerate grid decarbonization and help organizations like colleges and universities achieve emissions reductions faster and more effectively. To learn more, visit clearloop.us.

    Questions? Contact:
    Meram El Ramahi
    Head of Marketing
    hello@clearloop.us

    Nelnet

    Business Leader

    Nelnet proudly serves over 1,300 higher ed campuses and thousands of K-12 schools along with numerous businesses and municipalities with innovative energy, financial, and technology services. On-campus and off-campus solar as well as community solar are among our newest offerings. Since 2018 in response to public RFPs as well as non-public bids we’ve helped invest $720 million in solar projects across fifteen states and more are in the pipeline. Providing campuses, homes, and businesses with solar energy is easy given our breadth of expertise and our long-term commitment to boosting renewable energy nationwide. We are here to help AASHE members understand recent changes in laws, regulations and technologies, helping those who need power reduce their costs while also meeting other institutional goals. Nelnet on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Scot Bearss
    Marketing Manager
    scot.bearss@nelnet.net

    Aircuity, Inc

    Business Affiliate

    Aircuity is the 20-year leader optimizing ventilation through its patented indoor environmental quality (IEQ) platform, improving the indoor environmental quality for occupants while significantly reducing energy costs and carbon emissions. As a result, commercial, institutional and lab building owners can protect occupants, improve employee productivity and wellness, lower operating costs, and verifiably reduce energy use by as much as 60 percent. Headquartered in Newton, MA, Aircuity’s solutions have benefited over 240 universities SUNY, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern and the University of California-Irvine. Follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Sarah Callahan
    Director of Marketing Communications
    scallahan@aircuity.com

    Ameresco

    Business Affiliate

    Founded in 2000, Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC) is a leading cleantech integrator and renewable energy asset developer, owner and operator. Our comprehensive portfolio includes energy efficiency, infrastructure upgrades, asset sustainability and renewable energy solutions delivered to clients in the higher education industry throughout North America and the United Kingdom. With its corporate headquarters in Framingham, MA, Ameresco has more than 1,000 employees providing local expertise in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ameresco.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Emily Miles
    Marketing Specialist
    emiles@ameresco.com

    Badger Meter

    Business Affiliate

    Badger Meter is an innovator in flow measurement, water quality and control products, serving water utilities, municipalities and commercial and industrial customers worldwide. With more than 115 years of innovation and strong, stable growth, Badger Meter continues to help protect one of the world’s most precious resources. Our smart water metering solutions provide actionable intelligence without the need for utility-owned infrastructure, enabling customers to optimize the delivery and use of water, maximize revenue and reduce waste. We offer the widest range of water metering technologies, proven remote meter reading solutions, cloud-based software and consumer engagement tools. Learn more at www.badgermeter.com. Follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Katie Smith
    Commercial Program Manager
    ksmith@badgermeter.com

    Brailsford & Dunlavey

    Business Affiliate

    Brailsford & Dunlavey (B&D) leads the planning, development, and management of the places that shape and strengthen our communities. Our energy and utility practice combines a diverse background of techno-economic modeling and scenario planning, change management consulting, data visualization, engineering, utility business best-practice advisory, and ongoing program management services. Core services include energy & utility master planning, decarbonization planning, energy efficiency program design, and other owner’s advisory services.

    Questions? Contact:
    David Karlsgodt
    Director of Energy Advisory Services
    dkarlsgodt@gmail.com

    Coho Climate Advisors

    Business Affiliate

    Coho Climate Advisors enables campuses to achieve their sustainability and resiliency goals by addressing their energy and water consumption. We provide expert advice, multidisciplinary insights, and tailored solutions to reduce your campus’s demand for brown power and municipal water. We take the time to understand your organization’s requirements, recommending and implementing cost-effective, risk-minimized energy and water procurement strategies. We have served dozens of higher education clients with large-scale solutions, including onsite solar, offsite virtual power purchase agreements, utility partnerships, retail-delivered renewables, and large-scale water optimization, treatment, and reuse. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Chris O’Brien
    Director, Business Development
    cobrien@customerfirstrenewables.com

    EnerFusion Inc.

    Business Affiliate

    EnerFusion’s Solar Charging Stations have pioneered the solar industry since 2006. Our products are built professionally with recycled materials to ensure a future of true “Off the Grid Green Energy”. We have composed hundreds of installations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and more throughout the world. EnerFusion manufactures quality customized solar furnishings upon request, that provide students and staff with dependable on demand charging to any outdoor environment. Our wide variety of products and features makes it easy to choose which product best suits your campuses environment. Follow us on Facebook.

    Questions? Contact:
    Joey Kobus
    Vice President
    joey@enerfusioninc.com

    Energy Strategies LLC

    Business Affiliate

    Energy Strategies is a multi-disciplined, management consulting firm specializing in energy and sustainability. For the last 35 years we have provided tailored, technically grounded analyses and objective guidance in an increasingly complex market, policy and regulatory environment. Our clients are institutions of higher education, NGOs, government agencies, renewable power and transmission developers, utilities, and large energy users. In the mid-2000’s we helped Cornell University develop one of the nation’s earliest higher education Climate Action Plans. Today we develop energy and climate leadership strategies for colleges, universities, and corporates intent on leading the way to achieve science-based carbon reduction targets.

    Questions? Contact:
    Gary Mirich
    Principal
    gmirich@energystrat.com

    GreenerU

    Business Affiliate

    GreenerU envisions educational and community institutions leading the world in mitigating climate change. Our mission is to help our clients achieve climate neutrality and sustainable operations. From big-picture planning and programming to detail-driven project orientation, GreenerU helps institutions navigate the organizational, operational, and infrastructure changes required to reach climate neutrality. We achieve this through planning, engineering, and implementing climate action and energy efficiency projects. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Jennifer Haugh
    Director of Marketing
    jennifer.h@greeneru.com

    Sunbolt

    Business Affiliate

    Sunbolt Solar Workstations and Carousels power productivity using the world’s most dependable resource, the Sun. Built with a quality and sustainability-first attitude, each product is made from architectural-grade, eco-friendly materials. Sunbolt products are sold internationally and in many school campuses around the country, Puerto Rico and Mexico. With multiple charging outlets, customizable branding options and outstanding durability, Sunbolt delivers reliable power that will enhance any outdoor classroom, office or study area. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

    Questions? Contact:
    Vanessa Branco 
    CMO
    vbranco@gosunbolt.com

    Vanguard Renewables

    Business Affiliate

    Vanguard Renewables is the national leader in the development of food and dairy waste-to-renewable energy projects. We are committed to advancing decarbonization by reducing emissions from farms and food waste and supporting regenerative agriculture. Vanguard Renewables owns and operates 6 Farm Powered anaerobic digester facilities and has established renewable natural gas partnerships with utilities including Dominion Energy and ONE Gas. In 2020, Vanguard launched the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance alongside Dairy Farmers of America, Unilever, and Starbucks. The Alliance commits to developing a circular solution for food waste reduction and recycling, and the decarbonization of food supply chains and manufacturing. Learn more here. Follow us on LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.

    Questions? Contact:
    Brian Tracey
    Director of Business Development
    btracey@vanguardrenewables.com

    Green-e

    Non-Profit

    Center for Resource Solutions | Green-e®

    Green-e® is the only certification for renewable energy and carbon offsets accepted by AASHE STARS, setting quality standards, third-party verification, and ensuring purchasers receive full environmental benefits. Green-e® also verifies renewable energy marketing claims and certifies products made with renewable energy. Green-e® is a program of the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions, creating policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy. Find Green-e Certified Renewable Energy/RECs and Carbon Offsets and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Michelle McGinty
    Manager, Program Outreach
    michelle.mcginty@resource-solutions.org

    Low Impact Hydropower Institute

    Non-Profit

    The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to: 1) set criteria for characterizing hydropower facilities that are low impact; 2) conduct a program to certify that hydropower facilities meet these criteria; and 3) make information about the impacts of hydropower available to the public. LIHI’s Certification Program encourages a range of benefits associated with healthy rivers and enables Low Impact projects to access renewable energy markets. Click here to learn more about LIHI and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Shannon Ames
    Executive Director
    info@lowimpacthydro.org

  • Food & Dining

    Tersano

    Business Leader

    Tersano creates highly innovative products that turn tap water into a cleaner, sanitizer, and deodorizer safe for people, pets, and planet. Using advanced technology, Tersano products create Stabilized Aqueous Ozone (SAO): a sustainable solution that is safe for use around people, pets, and our planet. SAO carries an EPA Establishment #93508-CHN-1. It is used in more than 45 countries around the world and is ideal for homes, schools, hospitals, zoos, daycare, stadiums, offices, airports, and virtually anywhere people gather to live, work, and play. Aqueous ozone has been used for over 100 years. In 1914, Nice, France began using aqueous ozone to clean its public water system. Today aqueous ozone has been advanced to Tersano’s Stabilized Aqueous Ozone and is used by world class organizations like Stanford University, Colorado Convention Center, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Google, Microsoft, McDonald’s, Kimberly Clark, AETNA, Domino’s Pizza, HSBC Financial, Pepsi, Nestle, and much more. Created and manufactured in Canada, Tersano simply took the processes used every day in governments and businesses around the world, applied innovation to create the technology to be generated onsite and on-demand, and offered it as a daily solution to clean, sanitize, and deodorize.

    Questions? Contact:
    Greg Valenti
    Director
    Gregv@tersano.com

    AGreenOZZI (dba OZZI)

    Business Affiliate

    The Mission of OZZI® is to Change the World from Disposables to Reusables One Meal at a Time. The OZZI® Closed-Loop Technology Solution for Sustainable Dining is simple to implement and has been proven to reduce overall take-out dining costs, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, deliveries, and waste hauling. The Made in the USA O2GO® reusable containers by OZZI® are safe and completely zero waste using the closed loop take back program for recycling and reuse. Using the OZZI® Machine for O2GO® collection yields a 98.5% container retention rate and the highest diner engagement. Calculate your savings and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

    Questions? Contact:
    Deb Nelson
    Customer Relations
    DNelson@planetozzi.com

    Creative Dining Services

    Business Affiliate

    Creative Dining Services is a total hospitality management company serving colleges & universities, corporations and senior living communities. Headquartered in West Michigan, Creative serves 75 locations throughout the Midwest, Colorado and southern states, including Florida. Creative regularly partners with campus and community sustainability offices and teams to support and enrich STARS programming and dining that actively educates and advocates for green best practices, and strengthening the triple bottom line for our clients.

    Questions? Contact:
    Janine Oberstadt
    AVP Operations & Corporate Sustainability
    joberstadt@creativedining.com

    Grind2Energy® – An InSinkErator® Solution

    Business Affiliate

    InSinkErator, headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin, is a business unit of Emerson Electric Co. and is the world’s leading provider of food waste disposers for home and commercial use. In the last 10 years, InSinkErator has invested extensive resources in R&D to design a unique food waste-to-energy organics management system for commercial use called Grind2Energy®.

    The Grind2Energy system is a solution that helps businesses divert all types of food scraps into renewable energy. The Grind2Energy technology includes a customized dashboard to help customers monitor their operations. The dashboard provides valuable data, including system usage, tank levels, tonnage, and sustainability reporting. Learn more by visiting us on YouTube and join our Environmental Leadership Group on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Heather Dougherty
    Business Development Lead
    Heather.Dougherty@emerson.com

    Landmark Studio & Design

    Business Affiliate

    Let us partner with your sustainability program to clearly and effectively separate campus collection streams with a variety of series and site furnishings featuring standardized and custom stream identification. Our Brunswick Series features a vertical leg and panel design for indoor use while our Spruce Series features a fully framed unit with clean lines for indoor or outdoor use. Our Hunter Series offers larger framework for a more substantial look while our flagship Emerald Series incorporates accents to standout in any environment. Every furnishing is made from GreenCircle Certified recycled HDPE and offers numerous customizable options.

    Questions? Contact:
    JJ Gosh
    Sales Manager
    jj@landmarkstudio.com 

    Table2Ground

    Business Affiliate

    Our NextGen decentralized on-site waste management solutions divert food waste from landfills, reduce waste volume by 80-90% during a 24-hr cycle, minimize GHG emissions, and produce nutrient rich compost for local use, which provides a circular solution. It basically converts your food scraps into soil. This reduces hauling costs, fulfills state mandates for organizations that generate significant food waste, and can be cost neutral. Our commercial composter is manufactured by a proven provider, and our seasoned team has 130+ years of relevant experience. Follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Arthur Henderson
    Co-founder, Sales, Ops
    arthur@table2ground.com

  • Grounds

    Clearloop

    Business Leader

    Clearloop creates carbon solutions for organizations of all sizes to decarbonize the American economy and accelerate the development of new solar projects in the communities where the greatest economic and environmental benefits can be achieved. These projects reduce greenhouse gas emissions while spurring economic investment to usher in a more equitable energy transition in the United States. Clearloop uses emissionality, a quantitative measurement that compares the impact of renewable energy projects on driving down emissions, to determine where new solar generation can displace the most carbon. Clearloop is shifting climate action investments to accelerate grid decarbonization and help organizations like colleges and universities achieve emissions reductions faster and more effectively. To learn more, visit clearloop.us.

    Questions? Contact:
    Meram El Ramahi
    Head of Marketing
    hello@clearloop.us

    ABCO Products, Inc.

    Business Affiliate

    ABCO Products is the FIRST and ONLY manufacturer with a Green Seal Certification on Wet and Dust Mops in the industry. At ABCO Products, sustainability means innovative manufacturing processes & products that create value for our customers & our society without compromising the environment. With current recommendations for increased cleaning, the importance of using sustainable products has never been higher. We believe we can contribute towards achieving your institution’s environmental goals. For more information, visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Luis Janania
    National Sales Manager
    luisj@abcoproducts.com

    Landmark Studio & Design

    Business Affiliate

    Let us partner with your sustainability program to clearly and effectively separate campus collection streams with a variety of series and site furnishings featuring standardized and custom stream identification. Our Brunswick Series features a vertical leg and panel design for indoor use while our Spruce Series features a fully framed unit with clean lines for indoor or outdoor use. Our Hunter Series offers larger framework for a more substantial look while our flagship Emerald Series incorporates accents to standout in any environment. Every furnishing is made from GreenCircle Certified recycled HDPE and offers numerous customizable options.

    Questions? Contact:
    JJ Gosh
    Sales Manager
    jj@landmarkstudio.com 

    PJC Organic

    Business Affiliate

    PJC Organic manufactures and distributes organic fertilizer and soil amendments. We work with landscapers, schools, and municipalities to tailor an organic fertilization program that is practical and fits your needs. A family-owned company that loves solving problems so good things grow…whether that’s grass, profits, or your customer base. Click here for our product information. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

    Questions? Contact:
    Collette Newcombe
    Marketing
    collette@pjcorganic.com

    Sunbolt

    Business Affiliate

    Sunbolt Solar Workstations and Carousels power productivity using the world’s most dependable resource, the Sun. Built with a quality and sustainability-first attitude, each product is made from architectural-grade, eco-friendly materials. Sunbolt products are sold internationally and in many school campuses around the country, Puerto Rico and Mexico. With multiple charging outlets, customizable branding options and outstanding durability, Sunbolt delivers reliable power that will enhance any outdoor classroom, office or study area. Visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

    Questions? Contact:
    Vanessa Branco 
    CMO
    vbranco@gosunbolt.com

    Table2Ground

    Business Affiliate

    Our NextGen decentralized on-site waste management solutions divert food waste from landfills, reduce waste volume by 80-90% during a 24-hr cycle, minimize GHG emissions, and produce nutrient rich compost for local use, which provides a circular solution. It basically converts your food scraps into soil. This reduces hauling costs, fulfills state mandates for organizations that generate significant food waste, and can be cost neutral. Our commercial composter is manufactured by a proven provider, and our seasoned team has 130+ years of relevant experience. Follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Arthur Henderson
    Co-founder, Sales, Ops
    arthur@table2ground.com

    Arbor Day Foundation

    Non-Profit

    Launched in 2008, Tree Campus Higher Education helps colleges and universities establish and sustain healthy community forests by providing a simple framework to grow their tree canopy, achieve national recognition, and create a campus to be proud of.

    Tree Campus Higher Education is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation. The Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, more than 400 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. See the Tree Campus Higher Education homepage and visit Arbor Day Foundation on Twitter and Facebook.

    Questions? Contact:
    Logan Donahoo
    Program Manager, Tree Campus
    ldonahoo@arborday.org

    Re:wild Your Campus

    Non-Profit

    Re:wild Your Campus envisions a toxin-free world created by student action. Our mission is to empower the next generation of environmental leaders to create safer, more sustainable living and learning environments for all by starting locally and advocating for organic land care on their campuses. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter!

    Questions? Contact:
    Aliza McHugh
    Director of Partnerships
    aliza@herbicidefreecampus.org

  • Investment & Finance

    Brailsford & Dunlavey

    Business Affiliate

    Brailsford & Dunlavey (B&D) leads the planning, development, and management of the places that shape and strengthen our communities. Our energy and utility practice combines a diverse background of techno-economic modeling and scenario planning, change management consulting, data visualization, engineering, utility business best-practice advisory, and ongoing program management services. Core services include energy & utility master planning, decarbonization planning, energy efficiency program design, and other owner’s advisory services.

    Questions? Contact:
    David Karlsgodt
    Director of Energy Advisory Services
    dkarlsgodt@gmail.com

    Energy Strategies LLC

    Business Affiliate

     

    Energy Strategies is a multi-disciplined, management consulting firm specializing in energy and sustainability. For the last 35 years we have provided tailored, technically grounded analyses and objective guidance in an increasingly complex market, policy and regulatory environment. Our clients are institutions of higher education, NGOs, government agencies, renewable power and transmission developers, utilities, and large energy users. In the mid-2000’s we helped Cornell University develop one of the nation’s earliest higher education Climate Action Plans. Today we develop energy and climate leadership strategies for colleges, universities, and corporates intent on leading the way to achieve science-based carbon reduction targets.

    Questions? Contact:
    Gary Mirich
    Principal
    gmirich@energystrat.com

  • Public Engagement

    EcoPlum

    Business Affiliate

    EcoPlum®, a certified B-Corporation, offers branded marketing solutions with its Sustainable Swag® line of promotional products. We customize ecofriendly business gifts for clients with their logos, taglines, and messages. EcoPlum helps buyers make responsible choices on branded gifts – a visible symbol of their values – while helping to reduce plastic and other harmful waste in our landfills and oceans. Product sourcing criteria include: USDA organic, fair trade/fair labor certified, biodegradable, renewable, recycled, reusable, sustainably harvested, Made-in-the-USA, handcrafted/artisan, non-toxic, other third-party eco-labels, women/minority-owned, and/or B-Corporation. EcoPlum is a WBENC certified Women-owned Business Enterprise and a Green America Gold Certified Green Business. Find the best sustainable, branded products you’ll be proud to put your logo on and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Gia Machlin
    President & CEO
    gia@ecoplum.com

    Zabble Inc.

    Business Affiliate

    Zabble’s mission is to enable organizations to achieve zero waste by delivering actionable insights that close the loop. Zabble uses mobile and AI technology to automate waste management analytics for universities to lower their financial, operational and environmental footprint. Learn more about our zero waste management platform for universities and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Nik Balachandran
    Founder, CEO

    Arbor Day Foundation

    Non-Profit

    Launched in 2008, Tree Campus Higher Education helps colleges and universities establish and sustain healthy community forests by providing a simple framework to grow their tree canopy, achieve national recognition, and create a campus to be proud of.

    Tree Campus Higher Education is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation. The Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, more than 400 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. See the Tree Campus Higher Education homepage and visit Arbor Day Foundation on Twitter and Facebook.

    Questions? Contact:
    Logan Donahoo
    Program Manager, Tree Campus
    ldonahoo@arborday.org

    Low Impact Hydropower Institute

    Non-Profit

    The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to: 1) set criteria for characterizing hydropower facilities that are low impact; 2) conduct a program to certify that hydropower facilities meet these criteria; and 3) make information about the impacts of hydropower available to the public. LIHI’s Certification Program encourages a range of benefits associated with healthy rivers and enables Low Impact projects to access renewable energy markets. Click here to learn more about LIHI and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Shannon Ames
    Executive Director
    info@lowimpacthydro.org

  • Purchasing

    Nelnet

    Business Leader

    Nelnet proudly serves over 1,300 higher ed campuses and thousands of K-12 schools along with numerous businesses and municipalities with innovative energy, financial, and technology services. On-campus and off-campus solar as well as community solar are among our newest offerings. Since 2018 in response to public RFPs as well as non-public bids we’ve helped invest $720 million in solar projects across fifteen states and more are in the pipeline. Providing campuses, homes, and businesses with solar energy is easy given our breadth of expertise and our long-term commitment to boosting renewable energy nationwide. We are here to help AASHE members understand recent changes in laws, regulations and technologies, helping those who need power reduce their costs while also meeting other institutional goals. Nelnet on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Scot Bearss
    Marketing Manager
    scot.bearss@nelnet.net

    ABCO Products, Inc.

    Business Affiliate

    ABCO Products is the FIRST and ONLY manufacturer with a Green Seal Certification on Wet and Dust Mops in the industry. At ABCO Products, sustainability means innovative manufacturing processes & products that create value for our customers & our society without compromising the environment. With current recommendations for increased cleaning, the importance of using sustainable products has never been higher. We believe we can contribute towards achieving your institution’s environmental goals. For more information, visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Luis Janania
    National Sales Manager
    luisj@abcoproducts.com

    EcoPlum

    Business Affiliate

    EcoPlum®, a certified B-Corporation, offers branded marketing solutions with its Sustainable Swag® line of promotional products. We customize ecofriendly business gifts for clients with their logos, taglines, and messages. EcoPlum helps buyers make responsible choices on branded gifts – a visible symbol of their values – while helping to reduce plastic and other harmful waste in our landfills and oceans. Product sourcing criteria include: USDA organic, fair trade/fair labor certified, biodegradable, renewable, recycled, reusable, sustainably harvested, Made-in-the-USA, handcrafted/artisan, non-toxic, other third-party eco-labels, women/minority-owned, and/or B-Corporation. EcoPlum is a WBENC certified Women-owned Business Enterprise and a Green America Gold Certified Green Business. Find the best sustainable, branded products you’ll be proud to put your logo on and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Gia Machlin
    President & CEO
    gia@ecoplum.com

    EnerFusion Inc.

    Business Affiliate

    EnerFusion’s Solar Charging Stations have pioneered the solar industry since 2006. Our products are built professionally with recycled materials to ensure a future of true “Off the Grid Green Energy”. We have composed hundreds of installations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and more throughout the world. EnerFusion manufactures quality customized solar furnishings upon request, that provide students and staff with dependable on demand charging to any outdoor environment. Our wide variety of products and features makes it easy to choose which product best suits your campuses environment. Follow us on Facebook.

    Questions? Contact:
    Joey Kobus
    Vice President
    joey@enerfusioninc.com

    Fair Labor Association

    Non-Profit

    Since 1999, FLA has helped improve the lives of millions of workers around the world. As a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organizations, FLA creates lasting solutions to abusive labor practices by offering tools and resources to companies, delivering training to factory workers and management, conducting due diligence through independent assessments, and advocating for greater accountability and transparency from companies, manufacturers, factories and others involved in global supply chains. Click here for more information and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Danielle Roberts
    University Program Manager
    droberts@fairlabor.org

    TCO Development

    Non-Profit

    TCO Certified is the independent, global sustainability certification for IT products. Covering both environmental and supply chain social responsibility, IT purchasers around the world use TCO Certified freely, like an ecolabel, to specify computers and other electronics that meet a broad, rigorous set of sustainability criteria. Compliance is independently verified, so you can use TCO Certified with the confidence, and avoid greenwash. TCO Certified – Sustainability Certification for IT Products. TCO Certified is included in AASHE STARS. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Clare Hobby
    Director, Purchaser Engagement, Global
    clare.hobby@tcodevelopment.com

    Re:wild Your Campus

    Non-Profit

    Re:wild Your Campus envisions a toxin-free world created by student action. Our mission is to empower the next generation of environmental leaders to create safer, more sustainable living and learning environments for all by starting locally and advocating for organic land care on their campuses. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter!

    Questions? Contact:
    Aliza McHugh
    Director of Partnerships
    aliza@herbicidefreecampus.org

  • Research

    RRS

    Business Affiliate

    RRS assists universities in moving toward zero waste goals by creating and implementing plans for waste reduction, recycling, and organics recovery. This may include data-driven research and analysis, on-site assessments, benchmarking, recycling/composting program development, stakeholder engagement, economic and cost analysis, as well as outreach/behavioral change campaign planning and facilitation. At the heart of RRS are its people. Our strategists, engineers, economists, technical analysts, and communications specialists are people who want to help universities create a sustainable future that enhances the quality of life and brings economic value to our communities, all while having a positive impact on our environment. Download the White Paper on US University Sustainability & Recovery Practices and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Kelly Domino
    Consultant
    kdomino@recycle.com

  • Transportation

    Tersano

    Business Leader

    Tersano creates highly innovative products that turn tap water into a cleaner, sanitizer, and deodorizer safe for people, pets, and planet. Using advanced technology, Tersano products create Stabilized Aqueous Ozone (SAO): a sustainable solution that is safe for use around people, pets, and our planet. SAO carries an EPA Establishment #93508-CHN-1. It is used in more than 45 countries around the world and is ideal for homes, schools, hospitals, zoos, daycare, stadiums, offices, airports, and virtually anywhere people gather to live, work, and play. Aqueous ozone has been used for over 100 years. In 1914, Nice, France began using aqueous ozone to clean its public water system. Today aqueous ozone has been advanced to Tersano’s Stabilized Aqueous Ozone and is used by world class organizations like Stanford University, Colorado Convention Center, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Google, Microsoft, McDonald’s, Kimberly Clark, AETNA, Domino’s Pizza, HSBC Financial, Pepsi, Nestle, and much more. Created and manufactured in Canada, Tersano simply took the processes used every day in governments and businesses around the world, applied innovation to create the technology to be generated onsite and on-demand, and offered it as a daily solution to clean, sanitize, and deodorize.

    Questions? Contact:
    Greg Valenti
    Director
    Gregv@tersano.com

    Verdis Group

    Business Affiliate

    Verdis Group is a sustainability and climate consulting company, helping higher education institutions across the country since 2009. Climate action plans, net zero emissions pathways, zero waste and active transportation program development, and STARS benchmarking are our specialties. Learn more about our higher ed work here and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Craig Moody
    Managing Partner
    craig@verdisgroup.com

  • Waste

    AGreenOZZI (dba OZZI)

    Business Affiliate

    The Mission of OZZI® is to Change the World from Disposables to Reusables One Meal at a Time. The OZZI® Closed-Loop Technology Solution for Sustainable Dining is simple to implement and has been proven to reduce overall take-out dining costs, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, deliveries, and waste hauling. The Made in the USA O2GO® reusable containers by OZZI® are safe and completely zero waste using the closed loop take back program for recycling and reuse. Using the OZZI® Machine for O2GO® collection yields a 98.5% container retention rate and the highest diner engagement. Calculate your savings and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

    Questions? Contact:
    Deb Nelson
    Customer Relations
    DNelson@planetozzi.com

    Busch Systems

    Business Affiliate

    Busch Systems has been the North American leader in recycling and waste management solutions for over 35 years. Our products are known for the quality of their design, both aesthetically and with smart ergonomics. As a company, we are committed to advancing sustainability solutions, and are a registered B Corporation. It is our mission to support everyone who cares about waste diversion with leading edge products and services that maximize the quantity and quality of their recycling program. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn!

    Questions? Contact:
    Nicole Brown
    Marketing Manager
    nicoleb@buschsystems.com

    Grind2Energy® – An InSinkErator® Solution

    Business Affiliate

    InSinkErator, headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin, is a business unit of Emerson Electric Co. and is the world’s leading provider of food waste disposers for home and commercial use. In the last 10 years, InSinkErator has invested extensive resources in R&D to design a unique food waste-to-energy organics management system for commercial use called Grind2Energy®.

    The Grind2Energy system is a solution that helps businesses divert all types of food scraps into renewable energy. The Grind2Energy technology includes a customized dashboard to help customers monitor their operations. The dashboard provides valuable data, including system usage, tank levels, tonnage, and sustainability reporting. Learn more by visiting us on YouTube and join our Environmental Leadership Group on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Heather Dougherty
    Business Development Lead
    Heather.Dougherty@emerson.com

    Landmark Studio & Design

    Business Affiliate

    Let us partner with your sustainability program to clearly and effectively separate campus collection streams with a variety of series and site furnishings featuring standardized and custom stream identification. Our Brunswick Series features a vertical leg and panel design for indoor use while our Spruce Series features a fully framed unit with clean lines for indoor or outdoor use. Our Hunter Series offers larger framework for a more substantial look while our flagship Emerald Series incorporates accents to standout in any environment. Every furnishing is made from GreenCircle Certified recycled HDPE and offers numerous customizable options.

    Questions? Contact:
    JJ Gosh
    Sales Manager
    jj@landmarkstudio.com 

    RRS

    Business Affiliate

    RRS assists universities in moving toward zero waste goals by creating and implementing plans for waste reduction, recycling, and organics recovery. This may include data-driven research and analysis, on-site assessments, benchmarking, recycling/composting program development, stakeholder engagement, economic and cost analysis, as well as outreach/behavioral change campaign planning and facilitation. At the heart of RRS are its people. Our strategists, engineers, economists, technical analysts, and communications specialists are people who want to help universities create a sustainable future that enhances the quality of life and brings economic value to our communities, all while having a positive impact on our environment. Download the White Paper on US University Sustainability & Recovery Practices and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Kelly Domino
    Consultant
    kdomino@recycle.com

    Table2Ground

    Business Affiliate

    Our NextGen decentralized on-site waste management solutions divert food waste from landfills, reduce waste volume by 80-90% during a 24-hr cycle, minimize GHG emissions, and produce nutrient rich compost for local use, which provides a circular solution. It basically converts your food scraps into soil. This reduces hauling costs, fulfills state mandates for organizations that generate significant food waste, and can be cost neutral. Our commercial composter is manufactured by a proven provider, and our seasoned team has 130+ years of relevant experience. Follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Arthur Henderson
    Co-founder, Sales, Ops
    arthur@table2ground.com

    Vanguard Renewables

    Business Affiliate

    Vanguard Renewables is the national leader in the development of food and dairy waste-to-renewable energy projects. We are committed to advancing decarbonization by reducing emissions from farms and food waste and supporting regenerative agriculture. Vanguard Renewables owns and operates 6 Farm Powered anaerobic digester facilities and has established renewable natural gas partnerships with utilities including Dominion Energy and ONE Gas. In 2020, Vanguard launched the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance alongside Dairy Farmers of America, Unilever, and Starbucks. The Alliance commits to developing a circular solution for food waste reduction and recycling, and the decarbonization of food supply chains and manufacturing. Learn more here. Follow us on LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.

    Questions? Contact:
    Raymond Duerr
    VP, Sales
    rduerr@vanguardrenewables.com

    Zabble Inc.

    Business Affiliate

    Zabble’s mission is to enable organizations to achieve zero waste by delivering actionable insights that close the loop. Zabble uses mobile and AI technology to automate waste management analytics for universities to lower their financial, operational and environmental footprint. Learn more about our zero waste management platform for universities and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Nik Balachandran
    Founder, CEO

  • Water

    Badger Meter

    Business Affiliate

    Badger Meter is an innovator in flow measurement, water quality and control products, serving water utilities, municipalities and commercial and industrial customers worldwide. With more than 115 years of innovation and strong, stable growth, Badger Meter continues to help protect one of the world’s most precious resources. Our smart water metering solutions provide actionable intelligence without the need for utility-owned infrastructure, enabling customers to optimize the delivery and use of water, maximize revenue and reduce waste. We offer the widest range of water metering technologies, proven remote meter reading solutions, cloud-based software and consumer engagement tools. Learn more at www.badgermeter.com. Follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Katie Smith
    Commercial Program Manager
    ksmith@badgermeter.com

    Coho Climate Advisors

    Business Affiliate

    Coho Climate Advisors enables campuses to achieve their sustainability and resiliency goals by addressing their energy and water consumption. We provide expert advice, multidisciplinary insights, and tailored solutions to reduce your campus’s demand for brown power and municipal water. We take the time to understand your organization’s requirements, recommending and implementing cost-effective, risk-minimized energy and water procurement strategies. We have served dozens of higher education clients with large-scale solutions, including onsite solar, offsite virtual power purchase agreements, utility partnerships, retail-delivered renewables, and large-scale water optimization, treatment, and reuse. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Chris O’Brien
    Director, Business Development
    cobrien@customerfirstrenewables.com

    NextEra Distributed Water

    Business Affiliate

    NextEra Distributed Water (formerly Sustainable Water) is a leading provider of commercial-scale water reclamation and reuse solutions across the United States. Our ecologically-driven solutions bring together teams of experts who have built hundreds of high-profile, innovative, multi-million dollar projects. NextEra Distributed Water provides effectual water management solutions that minimize risk, maximize financial savings and enhance environmental stewardship. Utilizing innovative performance financing vehicles, we provide turn-key project development services at no capital cost to our clients. Follow us on LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Bob Salvatelli
    Director, Water Origination
    bob.salvatelli@nexteraenergy.com

    Low Impact Hydropower Institute

    Non-Profit

    The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to: 1) set criteria for characterizing hydropower facilities that are low impact; 2) conduct a program to certify that hydropower facilities meet these criteria; and 3) make information about the impacts of hydropower available to the public. LIHI’s Certification Program encourages a range of benefits associated with healthy rivers and enables Low Impact projects to access renewable energy markets. Click here to learn more about LIHI and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Questions? Contact:
    Shannon Ames
    Executive Director
    info@lowimpacthydro.org

  • Wellbeing & Work

    Fair Labor Association

    Non-Profit

    Since 1999, FLA has helped improve the lives of millions of workers around the world. As a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organizations, FLA creates lasting solutions to abusive labor practices by offering tools and resources to companies, delivering training to factory workers and management, conducting due diligence through independent assessments, and advocating for greater accountability and transparency from companies, manufacturers, factories and others involved in global supply chains. Click here for more information and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

    Questions? Contact:
    Danielle Roberts
    University Program Manager
    droberts@fairlabor.org

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