2020 AASHE Webinar Slate Announced, New STARS Resources + More!

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Tomorrow campus divestment campaigns across the country, along with allies in state pension divestment campaigns and international groups, will take unified action to prove that our movement is bigger than ever. Share how you plan to participate in Fossil Fuel Divestment Day (aka “F2D2”) by tweeting us at @AASHENews!

2020 Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey Closing Soon

Now is your chance to take in the Higher Education Sustainability Staffing Survey! Released every two to three years, participation in this survey provides insight into the nature of higher education sustainability positions. The survey will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on Feb. 14.

Sierra/Princeton Review Data Sharing Procedures Announced

As in past years, AASHE is collaborating with Sierra and The Princeton Review to allow colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada to use the STARS Reporting Tool to share their sustainability data for potential inclusion in Sierra’s Cool Schools ranking and The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. The submission deadline for inclusion in both rankings, as well as AASHE’s annual Sustainable Campus Index (SCI), is March 6, 2020Learn more.

2020 Webinar Slate Announced

We are pleased to announce the slate of webinars happening throughout the year! Register today for webinars on topics ranging from diversity in sustainability work to strategies for tackling food waste and more! With approximately 50 webinars to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find several that will help you achieve your sustainability goals. Explore our webinar offerings!

Welcome New Members!

Please join us in welcoming our newest members:

  • 7 Rivers Recycling
  • CUNY, College of Staten Island
  • Earth Day Network
  • Environmental Leadership Program
  • Preserve
  • San Diego Community College District
  • Seattle Central College
  • South Seattle College

Not a member? Join today to get access to invaluable resources, professional development opportunities and more! AASHE is the place for you to exchange ideas and connect with other like-minded sustainability leaders. Learn more!

Congratulations STARS Rated Institutions!

We are excited to announce the institutions who recently achieved a STARS rating!

STARS Platinum

  • Colorado State University


  • Humber College
  • Ithaca College
  • Oregon State University
  • Texas A&M University

STARS Silver

  • Endicott College
  • Mount Royal University

AASHE’s STARS is used by hundreds of colleges and universities around the world to measure, report and strengthen their contributions to global sustainability.

Upcoming Events


On 4.7.20, Focus Your Campus on Ambitious Climate Solutions

2/12 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

This webinar shows how to engage hundreds of your students in a 4.7.20 climate solutions conversation on state and local action to “Solve Climate By 2030.” Register today!


Welcome and Unwelcome Surprises on the Path to Carbon-Neutrality

2/19 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

This webinar will cover the University of California, Irvine’s experience with more than a decade in pursuit of carbon-neutrality, its experience of some pleasant surprises, some setbacks and many lessons learned along the way. Register today!


Institutionalizing Environmental Justice

2/26 |n 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

This webinar introduces ways for colleges and universities to integrate social equity and environmental internally and programmatically. Register today!


Your Curriculum Needs a Reality Check

3/4 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Explore the fundamental reasons why communicators have not found a way to penetrate the public’s consciousness and focus on the importance of “me,” not to some anonymous “other.” Register todayThis webinar is part of a series of webinars on sustainability in the curriculum put on by SCC and AASHE.


Digging In: Specific Examples of Diversity in Sustainability Work

3/11 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

This webinar will share practical strategies for integrating diversity into campus sustainability work, with examples from two very different schools. Register today!

Partner Event:

Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference

3/20 – 3/22

Head to Pasadena, CA to learn from movement leaders and industry experts driving social innovation and sustainability. Register today.


Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop at Dickinson College

5/19 – 5/21 | Applications Close April 1

This event brings together faculty members from all academic disciplines to work collaboratively to introduce & enhance sustainability content in any course. Register todayThis event is organized by regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.


Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop

6/3 & 6/4 | Applications Close March 16

Attend this workshop to become familiar with the Piedmont/Ponderosa model of curriculum change for sustainability. Register todayThis event is organized by regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.


Sustainability Across the Curriculum Leadership Workshop at Santa Clara University

6/17 | Applications Close April 3

This event brings together faculty members who are planning to introduce sustainability content in any course or to develop a new course on sustainability. Register todayThis event is organized by regional AASHE Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum.


Earth as Relative: An Indigenous Lens for Sustainability in Higher Education

6/16 – 6/19 | Registration Closes June 1

Attend this workshop and learn how Indigenous language, culture, and history can be integrated into campus and community life and provide a new lens for sustainability work. Register today!


Sustainability Professionals Retreat: Accelerating Your Impact

6/28 – 7/1 | Applications Close May 1

Attend this retreat to advance your vision, energy, capabilities and support system as a sustainability change agent. Register today!

New Videos Help Avoid Common Issues in STARS

The STARS Help Center launched in 2019, and we’ve steadily been adding credit articles to answer FAQs, list common issues, and provide reporting examples for specific credits. This year, we’re excited to share a brand new feature of the Help Center: the STARS Data Accuracy Video Series! Now, when you visit the Help Center credit article for many of the credits in STARS with the highest error rates, you’ll be able to watch a short video, usually, 5 to 8 minutes in length, that provides data quality tips and resources to help you submit high-quality data under version 2.2. Start watching!

AASHE Member Discount Offer

Students, staff and faculty at AASHE higher education institutions are eligible for a 10% discount off an 18-week online certificate through Yale University. This certificate will give you the tools to address the health impacts of climate change. Find details on how to take advantage of this discount by visiting the Campus Sustainability Hub.

Check out all of the exclusive AASHE member discounts!




Andrea Huggins

Programs Marketing Manager

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

www.aashe.org | andrea.huggins@aashe.org | (888) 347-9997 ext. 123

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