The University of New Mexico recently joined the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to further its campus efforts toward building a thriving, equitable, and ecologically just world. AASHE empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. Through membership in AASHE, UNM will receive support in advancing its sustainability initiatives throughout the institution and community.


“UNM’s strong commitment to sustainability is highlighted by its 2040 Strategic Framework, specifically Goal 4, Sustainability,” said Anne Jakle, UNM’s newly hired director of Sustainability. "AASHE’s community and resources will help everyone in the university community make continued progress towards creating and achieving long-term environmentally focused targets, including carbon emissions reductions.”

“AASHE counts on the support of progressive institutions like The University of New Mexico to fulfill its mission to inspire and catalyze higher education to lead the global sustainability transformation,” said AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. “As laboratories for experimentation and innovation, higher education institutions have a unique opportunity to make sustainability part of everyone’s agenda. I welcome UNM to our family of colleges, universities, associations and businesses driving the transformation to a sustainable world.”  

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

“We are happy to have UNM join AASHE and take an active role within this community as we all work to advance sustainability,” said Meghan Fay Zahniser. “We invite students, faculty and staff at the institution to visit our site and create an AASHE account. This will allow everyone to take advantage of the member-only resources, free webinars, and discounts to AASHE workshops.”

AASHE enables members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders. AASHE works with and for higher education to ensure that our world's future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges.

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