SUST at RU gladly shares this message to the RU community from the Environmental Sustainability Initiative in the university’s department of Physical Resources. AASHE is a phenomenal resource for faculty, students, and staff!
Roosevelt University reconfirmed its commitment to building a healthy and just world by renewing its membership for 2014 in AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.) Membership benefits are free to every individual at RU so that the entire campus community can take advantage of membership, as well.
AASHE offers extensive online resources and discussion forums for professional development and sharing knowledge. AASHE is best known for hosting the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), a comprehensive campus sustainability rating system that enables institutions to measure their progress and learn from others. STARS helps institutions select meaningful and appropriate pathways to sustainability while conserving valuable resources, combating global warming, and building healthier communities.
To sign up, go to http://www.aashe.org and click on “create new account” at the top right of the home page. Use your Roosevelt email address. Next, log in to receive a confirmation email from AASHE using the password they provide.
AASHE is an association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. To further its mission of empowering higher education to lead the sustainability transformation, AASHE provides resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model sustainability in all areas, from governance and operations to education and research.
AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations. AASHE is a member-driven, independent 501(c)(3).
For more information on sustainability initiatives at Roosevelt, see the Green Campus webpage or contact Paul Matthews, Assistant Vice President, Campus Planning and Operations, 312-341-3684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.