The Office of Sustainability is professionally affiliated with the following organizations:
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
"An association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. Our mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. We do 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" -from AASHE's About page.
UVM has been an institutional member of AASHE since 2006. Students, staff, and faculty can access member-only resources by creating an account with their UVM email address.
The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC)
"The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC) was established in October 2004 to support sustainability officers in advancing education about and demonstration of sustainable systems on university campuses in the northeast and maritime region. Organized around the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, the NECSC members have committed to an annual meeting that advances campus sustainability by providing close networking opportunities, professional development, and access to the area’s vibrant and growing college and university sustainability practitioner community. With no formalized structure, the NECSC is a collaborative, participatory network serving sustainability professionals in higher education in the northeast region. Ongoing activities include monthly member-driven and facilitated calls, coordinated currently by the Princeton University Office of Sustainability." - from Yale's NECSC page.
Gioia Thompson, UVM Sustainability Director, was a steering committee member as the group was established; representing Vermont institutions. NECSC steering committee members committed to a decade of annual gatherings. UVM hosted the 6th Annual NECSC Conference on October 26-27, 2009; with more than 130 sustainability professionals in attendance from the Northeast region.
See also: partnerships associated with UVM's Climate Action Plan.