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Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium Launched

May 11, 2006

The Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium is a new network of higher education associations with a commitment to advancing sustainability within both their constituencies and the system of higher education as a whole. NACUBO and the other associations met May 9 to launch the effort and to promote the HEASC Web site and quarterly newsletter.

The consortium seeks to help higher education exert strong leadership in making a sustainable society a reality through education, research, and practice. HEASC will support its members' work in advancing sustainability by:

  • promoting and enhancing each other's sustainability efforts;
  • providing a forum for sharing and exchanging information, knowledge, and experiences;
  • building the capacity of higher education associations to make sustainability a goal of programming and practices;
  • enhancing professional development, including training in sustainability for staff;
  • integrating sustainability into associations' professional development programs;
  • connecting higher education associations to the best sustainability expertise, resources, and information;
  • producing a quarterly newsletter on trends in sustainability in higher education; and
  • engaging in joint projects within HEASC as well as with other associations and organizations that advance sustainability.

The consortium released a Web site describing planned activities and including related resources, a list of upcoming events, and information about membership. The site also contains the first edition of a newsletter describing each of the association's sustainability initiatives, as well as a feature article about campus action on global warming.

For more information, contact Michele Madia.