Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is one of the largest thought-leader organizations in higher education sustainability. With a mission to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation, our resources, professional development and network of support enables institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.

Extending its role as a thought leader for higher education sustainability*, AASHE will:

  1. Deliver services that increase its value to a growing and diverse membership and will increase its impact on sustainability in higher education;

  2. Convene experts and collect, evaluate, and disseminate information and tools to increase the understanding of sustainability and its relevance to higher education stakeholders;

  3. Support and enable higher education to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of global climate disruption;

  4. Lead the transformation of educational practices (including the curriculum) to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet sustainability challenges;

  5. Lead the assessment and reporting of metrics of sustainability in higher education for the purpose of driving improvements in sustainable practices and education through its Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS);

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

How does S&T engage with AASHE

Missouri S&T has been a member university with AASHE since 2010 and will continue to use AASHE as a resource for networking, sharing lessons learned, and supporting the focus higher education sustainability.

AASHE's annual conference, as well as their benchmarking system, are ways that S&T can share experiences with other universities, as well as understand where our resources need to be placed to improve.

Click Here for more information about the Annual Conference.  

S&T was awarded a Silver rating through the AASHE benchmarking program, STARS: Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System. 

Click Here for more information about the STARS Program.