We, the Sustainability Advisory Council www.neumann.edu/sustainability, are happy to share with you that Neumann University is now a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). 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. You can view a list of AASHE’s members here.
The Sustainability Advisory Council will hold two Lunch and Learn sessions to share with the campus community more detailed information about AASHE. The presentations will be virtual via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, October 20, 12:40 – 1:40 p.m. and Thursday, October 21, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
AASHE membership extends to everyone at Neumann University. 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. 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 campus email address. When you are prompted to identify which organization you are affiliated with, make sure to select Neumann University from the drop down menu. After you receive an email with your password, go to the login page, enter your email address (login ID) and new password, and you will have access to the entirety of online resources.
Below are more details about AASHE’s member benefits, services and programs:
Congratulations! 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.
Everybody is encouraged 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 (STARS stands for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) 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.
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, public engagement, energy, investment) and content type (e.g., academic program, case study, conference presentation, photograph).
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.
AASHE business and nonprofit members offer exclusive product and service discounts for institutional members.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We can post the AASHE Member Logo on our website to emphasize our commitment to sustainability. The logo may also be used on any signage, reports, brochures, and publicity or display materials. Be sure to read the usage guidelines before publishing.
If you have any questions about AASHE or our benefits as a member, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, every individual on our campus can take advantage of these membership benefits from AASHE, so be sure to set up an account and get started today!