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University Joins the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

October 28, 2022

Campus Colleagues,

We are happy to share with you that our institution is now a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization that empowers higher education staff, faculty, administrators, and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. You can view a list of AASHE’smembers here.


AASHE membership extends to everyone at our institution. As a member school, our entire campus community has access to AASHE’s online resources and opportunities for networking, information sharing, collaboration and professional development. To access member-only pages on AASHE’s website and take advantage of member benefits, individuals must first create their own account. To create an individual account, go to the create account page and complete a user profile using your campus email address. After you receive an email with your password, go to the login page, enter your email address (login ID) and new password, and you will have access to the entirety of online resources.

Below are more details about AASHE’s member benefits, services and programs:

AASHE Connect
Congratulations! You are part of an active online community of more than 30,000 sustainability officers, students, faculty, administrators and business representatives. Exchange ideas, connect with committee members and stay on top of valuable information and resources. Activate your profile and check out the benefits of AASHE Connect, our online community. 

AASHE e-Newsletters
Everybody is encouraged to subscribe to AASHE’s e-Newsletters. AASHE Bulletin is a weekly publication that delivers the latest in campus sustainability news, resources, opportunities, events, and jobs and internships. AASHE Announcements is a monthly publication that highlights news, events and important information about AASHE and its members. STARS Update is a periodic publication designed to keep participants up-to-date on the latest STARS technical developments, publications, deadlines, tips and tools. You can manage your communication preferences and which emails you receive from AASHE at any time through the member portal. 

Online Resources
The Campus Sustainability Hub is an online resource library that provides access to 12,000+ valuable resources for campus sustainability practitioners, enabling AASHE members to share and learn about all aspects of sustainability in higher education. Resources are organized by sustainability topic (e.g., curriculum, public engagement, energy, investment) and content type (e.g., academic program, case study, conference presentation, photograph). 

Professional Development
AASHE presents or co-sponsors workshops and webinars throughout the year, as well as an annual conference that serves as the largest stage in North America for higher education sustainability practitioners to take advantage of face-to-face networking in a collaborative environment. We are also able to participate in the mentorship program which connects sustainability staff and faculty with peers to share knowledge and cooperate on projects based on your goals, experience and interests. These events and programs offer opportunities to connect with our colleagues at regional, national and international levels to share resources. Check this listingfor upcoming events. 

Product and Service Discounts
AASHE business and nonprofit members offer exclusive product and service discounts for institutional members. 

STARS Registration Discount
As a member, our institution receives a reduced rate for participating in AASHE's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. 

Publicity and Recognition
We can submit news, opportunities, resources, events, and job postings to the AASHE Bulletin (be sure to read the submission guidelines first). The Bulletin informs more than 9,000 subscribers in the campus sustainability community every week.  

Professional Awards
Our campus can submit applications for any of the AASHE Sustainability Awards, in the categories of Campus Sustainability Achievement, Campus Sustainability Research and Student Sustainability Leadership. 

AASHE publications examine a wide range of higher education sustainability issues and include focused reports, how-to guides and benchmarking tools. Many of these resources are produced in collaboration with partner organizations. 

AASHE Member Logo
We can post the AASHE Member Logo on our website to emphasize our commitment to sustainability. The logo may also be used on any signage, reports, brochures, and publicity or display materials. Be sure to read the usage guidelines before publishing.

Governance, Councils, Committees
Anyone from our campus is welcome to submit for consideration to serve on AASHE’s Board of Directors, Advisory Council, or STARS Steering Committee.

If you have any questions about AASHE or our benefits as a member, email membership@aashe.org. Again, every individual on our campus can take advantage of these membership benefits from AASHE, so be sure to set up an account and get started today!


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