The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

AASHE empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. We work with and for higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges.

New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education

The NY Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education unites representatives of higher education and supporting organizations with a common interest to promote, sustain, and advocate for environmental, economic and social responsibility, as envisioned by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse & Recycling, Inc.

NYSAR3 provides statewide leadership on waste reduction, reuse and recycling issues and practices to improve the environment within the state of New York.

National Recycling Coalition

The National Recycling Coalition is a non-profit organization focused on promoting and enhancing recycling in the United States. Our network of more than 6,000 members extends across waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting. Together, We Are Recycling.

U.S. Green Building Council

USGBC is a movement of community leaders, professionals, businesses and innovators working to accomplish a single bold vision: healthy, efficient and equitable buildings and communities for all. USGBC is a global platform for growing your business, improving your community and advancing the   latest in innovative building practices. USGBC members make an impact within their sphere of influence and advance the movement for a more   sustainable built environment. Employees of member organizations receive exclusive access to resources, education and programs.

Science Policy Exchange

Our mission is to harness the power of science to generate environmental solutions for people and nature.

We bring proven and cutting-edge approaches to our public engagement, actionable research, science communication, and training for the next generation of science leaders.

Association of Physical Plant Administrators

APPA seeks to create positive impact in educational facilities on three important levels: APPA transforms individual facilities professionals into higher performing managers and leaders, help to transform member institutions into more inviting and supportive learning environments, & elevate the recognition and value of educational facilities and their direct impact on the recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff.

The National Association of College and University Food Services

NACUFS members embrace, support, and actualize the globally accepted Triple Bottom Line philosophy of People (social equity factors), Planet (environmental factors), and Profit (economic factors) through an understanding that optimal sustainability is only possible when all three components are considered and balanced in operational decision making.

Awards & Recognition

We Are Still In Participant

We Are Still In is a coalition of cities, states, tribes, businesses, universities, healthcare organizations, and faith groups. As they did in 2017, they strongly oppose the US withdrawal from Paris, and are not going to take a retreat from the the global response to the climate crisis lying down. Learn more here.

EPA Green Power Partnership

ACC College and University Green Power Challenge Winner 20172015,

Top 30 Largest Green Power Users Among Higher Education Since 2005

RecycleMania Tournament

No. 1 in New York State Gorilla Prize (12 Nationally)
No. 2 in New York State Per Capita Classic (31 Nationally)
No. 3 in New York State Diversion Category (52 Nationally)

Tree Campus USA

Tree Campus USA program recognizes college and university campuses that:

  • Effectively manage their campus trees.
  • Develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy, urban forests.
  • Strive to engage their student population utilizing service learning opportunities centered on campus, and community, forestry efforts.

American Council of Engineering Companies of New York

Carrier Dome Rainwater Catchment System

Diamond Award Winner March 2016

Northeast Recycling Council 

Recognition for Achievements in Environmental Sustainability 2017

Sustainable Upstate Network

Recognition for Sustainability Efforts 2014

For past awards, please visit our News Archives.