AASHE

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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (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.

AASHE membership extends to everyone at Rhodes. 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. For example, the Campus Sustainability Hub is an online resource library that provides access to nearly 15,000 resources for campus sustainability, organized by topic (e.g., curriculum, diversity, public engagement, energy, investment, purchasing, transportation, campus engagement, climate). As part of the AASHE community, you are part of an active online community of more than 30,000 sustainability officers, students, faculty, administrators, and business representatives from more than 900 academic institutions.

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 Rhodes email address. When you are prompted to identify which organization you are affiliated with, make sure to select Rhodes from the drop-down menu. Once you have configured your account and received an email confirmation, go to the login page, enter your email address (login ID) and password, and you will have access to the entirety of the online resources.

Additional Resources

AASHE Connect

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 eligible 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 nearly 15,000 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, diversity, public engagement, energy, investment, purchasing) 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 listing for 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.

Publications

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.

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, please email membership@aashe.org. Again, every individual on our campus can take advantage of these membership benefits from AASHE. You can view a list of AASHE’s members here.