ATLANTA, September 14, 2023 - The Educated Choices Program (ECP) has recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), an association of colleges, universities, businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations working together to create a sustainable world. Through its membership in AASHE, ECP will be able to better understand and assist higher education institutions in advancing their sustainability initiatives.
ECP offers multiple educational packages designed to empower college students with critical information on how their diets affect the environment and solutions to reduce their impact. Some of ECP’s educational videos, including “The Planet and Our Plates” and “Future of Food,” have also been added as resources in the Course Materials section of AASHE’s Campus Sustainability Hub, a member-only resource library related to advancing sustainability at colleges and universities. “Our Carbon Footprint,” a new video being developed in collaboration with the Environmental Working Group, will also be added to this resource hub.
"Becoming a member of AASHE is a testament to our commitment to reach colleges and universities around the world with free educational resources regarding the role that our food system and personal food behaviors play in sustainable lifestyles and practices. It also further reinforces the growing understanding that education is a critical part of the solution to today's environmental crises." - ECP Chief Development and Partnerships Officer Karyn Knox
“We believe that everyone plays an important role in advancing sustainability, and we are grateful to have leaders such as the Educated Choices Program as part of the AASHE community. AASHE business members provide innovative products and services that are critical to colleges and universities working to improve their sustainability performance.” - AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser
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. Among AASHE’s major programs is the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS®), a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS is intended to engage and recognize the full spectrum of colleges and universities - from community colleges to research universities - and encompasses long-term sustainability goals for already high-achieving institutions as well as entry points of recognition for institutions that are taking first steps toward sustainability.
About the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
AASHE empowers higher education administrators, faculty, staff, and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. AASHE enables members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders. We work with and for higher education to ensure that our world's future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges. For more information, visit www.aashe.org. Follow AASHE on Facebook andTwitter.
About Educated Choices Program
The Educated Choices Program is an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free food literacy education to equip students and community members with critical knowledge to improve human and planetary health. Its educational packages have been viewed by more than 3 million people in three languages across thirty-eight countries and counting. Learn more at www.ecprogram.org.
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