The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)


The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), is a membership-based association of colleges and universities working to advance sustainability in higher education in the US and Canada.  They work in partnership with businesses, NGO’s and government agencies that support their mission.

On this website you’ll find many resources to assist your campus sustainability efforts, including a sustainability policy bank, a campus sustainability professionals page, interest groups, publications, classroom resources, and useful links for virtually every aspect of campus operations.  Many of these resources are members-only. To see how your school or business can join AASHE and be part of this growing network, visit their membership page.

Written by John-Paul Maxfield

John-Paul Maxfield is the founder of Waste Farmers. Waste Farmers is a next generation sustainable agricultural company focused on helping humanity meet current and future food demands, while decreasing agriculture’s environmental footprint. The Company started in 2009 with $9,000 and a belief that idealism and capitalism can coexist. Today Waste Farmers has evolved into an innovator respected by leaders in the global community for developing simple solutions to the complex problems of modern agriculture and food security. Prior to starting Waste Farmers, John-Paul founded the "The Inspired Economist", a blog focused on covering the people, places, ideas, and technologies inspiring positive change and redefining capitalism.
In addition, John-Paul served as an Associate a private equity group specializing in small to mid cap service companies. In this capacity he focused on planning, forecasting, budgeting, and performance evaluation of MBH and its designated subsidiaries. Prior to joining MBH, John-Paul was an Analyst with Alvarez and Marsal where he spent the majority of his time on a team that aided Louisiana’s Recovery School District with the restoration of public schools post Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

John-Paul is active in the Colorado community, serving on the Board of the Rocky Mountain MS Center. In 2007 he was selected as one of the “Fifty for the Future” by the Colorado Statesman and is a graduate of the inaugural class of Impact Denver. John-Paul holds a BA from the University of Colorado.


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