Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) http://www.aashe.org/ is a very forward-thinking non-profit which is melding sustainability ideas into the college and university systems
AASHE is an association of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada working to create a sustainable future. It was founded in 2006 with a mission to promote sustainability in all sectors of higher education – from governance and operations to curriculum and outreach – through education, communication, research and professional development. Businesses, NGO’s, and government agencies can participate as AASHE partner members.
AASHE aims to advance the efforts of the entire campus sustainability community by uniting diverse initiatives and connecting practitioners to resources and professional development opportunities. The association also provides a professional home for campus sustainability coordinators and directors.
AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations. I really like this definition and look forward to seeing how they bring the many constituencies together to mastermind solutions that will change the future.