Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

Southern Connecticut State University is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).  Through membership in AASHE, the university will receive support in advancing its sustainability initiatives throughout the institution and in the community.

AASHE enables higher education institutions to meet their sustainability goals by providing specialized resources, professional development, and a network of peer support.  Membership covers every individual at an institution, so the entire campus community can take advantage of member benefits.

Among AASHE's major programs is a standardized, comprehensive assessment instrument called STARS, or Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.  STARS metrics cover every sector of campus, from planning and administration to operations to education and research.  With STARS as a roadmap, institutions can select meaningful and appropriate pathways to sustainability while conserving valuable resources, combating global warming, and building healthier communities.

AASHE is one of two supporting organizations for the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment. Over 650 presidents and chancellors so far have committed to lead their institutions to climate neutrality as soon as possible.

For more information, visit:
STARS - www.aashe.org/stars
ACUPCC - www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org
AASHE - www.aashe.org
AASHE Discussion Forums - www.aashe.org/forums