TreeZero has recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), an association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable world. Through its membership in AASHE, TreeZero will be able to better understand and assist higher education institutions in advancing their sustainability initiatives.
“We are extremely fortunate for the opportunity to be a part of such a special association,” said Mike Nilan, TreeZero CEO. “Together, AASHE and TreeZero will provide colleges and universities with the resources they need to accomplish their green initiatives.”
AASHE enables colleges and universities to meet their sustainability goals by providing specialized resources, professional development, and a network for sharing information about sustainability products and services.
“We are delighted to have TreeZero on board and participating in the campus sustainability community,” said Paul Rowland, executive director of AASHE. “Their involvement in AASHE demonstrates a commitment to working with higher education to create a just and sustainable future for all.”
Among AASHE’s major programs is the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), which provides higher education with a standardized, comprehensive self-assessment instrument. STARS metrics cover every sector of a campus, from planning and administration, to operations, to education and research. With STARS as a guide, institutions can select meaningful and appropriate pathways to sustainability while conserving valuable resources and building healthier communities.
AASHE provides many of its resources free to the public, including a weekly newsletter, AASHE Bulletin, and a set of Campus Sustainability Discussion Forums on nearly 20 different topics. These can all be found in AASHE’s online Resource Center.
TreeZero (treezeropaper.com) is dedicated to providing the most environmentally-friendly paper products on Earth. All TreeZero products are 100 percent tree free, meaning they contain no wood or wood-based fibers including post-consumer waste that originated in wood. Founded in 2009 to address the growing need for environmentally sustainable practices in the paper industry, TreeZero is ISO 9001 certified and provides the highest quality products that eliminate the need to log forests for paper consumption. Striving to further its commitment to and responsibility for the environment, TreeZero currently offers a tree-free copy paper called TreeFrog.
AASHE is an association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. Its mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. It does this by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.
AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations. AASHE is a member-driven, independent 501©(3).