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STLCC Deepens Commitment to Sustainability

March 29, 2011

St. Louis Community College recently became a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to further campus efforts toward building a healthy and just world. 

 

AASHE is an independent, non-profit association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations. 

 

To further empower higher education institutions to lead the sustainability transformation, AASHE provides resources, professional development and a network of support to practice sustainability in all areas, from governance and operations to education and research.

 

“We are delighted to have St. Louis Community College participating in the campus sustainability community,” said Paul Rowland, AASHE executive director. “This shows a real commitment to playing a leadership role in some of the biggest challenges of our time.”

 

AASHE supports the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Nearly 680 presidents and chancellors have committed to lead their institutions to climate neutrality as soon as possible. Marcia Pfeiffer, Florissant Valley president, and Zerrie Campbell, Meramec interim president, have signed this commitment.

 

AASHE also offers extensive online resources and discussion forums for professional development and information exchange.