Working with Institutions of Higher Education

  • Paul RowlandEmail author
Part of the Schooling for Sustainable Development book series (SSDE, volume 4)


Education for sustainable development (ESD) in higher education in the USA and Canada differs significantly from ESD elsewhere in that it has evolved from environmental studies and is coupled to sustainable operations. As education for sustainability (EfS) developed, there was a growing need for a binational professional home that was initially filled by regional organizations and meetings. In 2006, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education emerged as such an organization. AASHE has responded to the campus demands by creating an online resource center, a weekly bulletin, professional development workshops for faculty and staff, an annual conference, and the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).


Faculty Member Student Learning Outcome Professional Development Workshop Sustainability Education Campus Sustainability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher EducationDenverUSA

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