Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

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;

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 to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet sustainability challenges;

5. Lead the assessment and reporting of metrics of sustainably in higher education through STARS.

Implementation methodologies

AASHE will continue to grow its membership and develop the necessary resources to the serve that membership and our international partners. We will continue to disseminate high quality resources in our quest to advance sustainability and we will continue to develop high quality professional development opportunities for both academic and non-academic staff to ensure they are prepared for the sustainability challenges they face at institutions of higher education.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
90% oif all AASHE members will report their GHG by the end of 2015
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
AASHE staff of 25 will work to accopmplish the goals
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Location: United States and Canada
Date of completion: 2015
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Paul Rowland,

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