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Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium  Site Reviews(0)
Welcome to the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC). HEASC is an informal network of higher education associations (HEAs) with a commitment to advancing sustainability within their constituencies and within the system of higher education itself. HEASC was formed in December 2005 by leaders of several HEAs to support and enhance the capacity of higher education to fulfill its critical role in producing an educated and engaged citizenry and the knowledge needed for a thriving and civil society. These organizations recognize that fulfilling their mission in the 21st century requires a broader, systemic, collaborative approach to their own work and that of the constituents they serve. The societal challenges to create vibrant, secure communities and strong economies while preserving the life support system on which we all depend are daunting and will only increase as the world's population and our need to increase economic output grows. The HEAs that have formed HEASC see the need for developing in-depth capability to address sustainability issues through their associations and have decided to work together in this effort. Our purpose is to learn from each other, work together on joint projects, get access to the best expertise and information on sustainability, and to keep a collective, ongoing focus on advancing education for a sustainable future over time. HEASC hopes to involve all higher education associations to get the broadest perspectives and produce the greatest effectiveness and synergy in our efforts. We hope that this exciting development will help move sustainability to the center stage in higher education and enhance the considerable work that has been and is being done by students, faculty, operational staff and administrators in hundreds of colleges and universities to make a healthy, just and sustainable future a goal of all learning and practice. Second Nature, a leader in the effort to make sustainability a goal of all higher education learning and practice, has been asked to coordinate HEASC. Debra Rowe, a leader of the U.S. Partnership for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development has partnered with Anthony D. Cortese, president of Second Nature, in carrying out this role.
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American College Personnel Association (ACPA)  Site Reviews(0)
ACPA recognizes that colleges and universities provide students with the knowledge they need to make an impact in their personal, civic and professional lives. By educating them on sustainable development, they can make positive changes for society by making economically, environmentally and socially responsible choices that help create a flourishing ecosystem, healthier communities and stronger societies. How does sustainability reflect ACPA's core values? Among ACPA's stated core values are the following: Education and development of the total student; Diversity, multicultural competence and human dignity; and Free and open exchange of ideas in a context of mutual respect. ACPA is committed to the advancement of healthy and sustainable communities throughout the world. By supporting college student educators and the work they do with students, ACPA's core values will help solidify the action steps taken to achieve the mission of HEASC. By advocating the total development of students, ACPA plays a key role in the consortium by emphasizing the student development approach to teaching and learning with the national higher education community. * Sustainability
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National Association of College and Business Officiers  Site Reviews(0)
New sustainability resources
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