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September 16, 2014

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SUNY Plattsburgh Joins Sustainability Association

04:22pm EDT, 9 May 2014

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (May 9, 2014) — SUNY Plattsburgh has recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Through membership in AASHE, the college will receive support in advancing its sustainability initiatives throughout the institution and in the community.

AASHE helps higher education institutions to meet their sustainability goals by providing specialized resources, professional development and a network of peer support. Membership covers every individual at an institution, so the entire campus community can take advantage of member benefits.

“We are delighted to have SUNY Plattsburgh on board and participating in the campus sustainability community,” said Paul Rowland, executive director of AASHE. “This shows a real commitment to playing a leadership role in some of the biggest challenges of our time, and provides the campus community with access to thousands of examples of best practices in campus sustainability.”

AASHE hosts the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, a comprehensive campus sustainability rating system that enables institutions to measure their progress and learn from others. With STARS as a roadmap, institutions can select meaningful and appropriate pathways to sustainability while conserving valuable resources, combating global warming and building healthier communities. AASHE also offers extensive online resources and discussion forums for professional development and sharing knowledge.

AASHE is one of two supporting organizations for the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.

About AASHE

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).

Links

STARS – www.aashe.org/stars.

ACUPCC – www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org,

AASHE – www.aashe.org.

AASHE Discussion Forums – www.aashe.org/forums.

AASHE Resource Center - www.aashe.org/resources.

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