Sustainability Network Memberships

Dalhousie benefits from valuable sustainability networks

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada

Dalhousie is a member of Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada. Housed at the University of Waterloo, SDSN Canada serves as the Canadian branch of the global United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN) - a global network of over 900 universities, colleges, research centres and knowledge institutions mobilizing scientific and technological expertise to promote practical problem solving for sustainable development. The SDSN is deeply engaged in the global discussions on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, their targets, and indicators, and supports members’ engagement in these important debates at the global, regional, and national level.

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

Dalhousie is a member of AASHE, a large organization of colleges and universities that are working to advance sustainability in higher education. There are many benefits of AASHE membership for Dalhousie students and employees.

Canadian Alliance of College and University Sustainability Professionals (CACUSP)

Dalhousie is a member of CACUSP. The idea for CACUSP was formed at an Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2008 conference session chaired by UBC. The CACUSP Steering Committee is an informal, flexible group formed from representation of regional networks across Canada.

Atlantic Canada Universities and Colleges Sustainability Network (AUCSN)

Dalhousie is member of AUCSN, created in 2008 to facilitate information sharing and cooperative initiatives among post-secondary institutions in the region.

Membership is open to the universities and community colleges located in Atlantic Canada. Institutions are represented primarily by staff responsible for sustainability initiatives on campus. Interuniversity Services Inc. serves as the administrative partner for the organization.

The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC)

Dalhousie is a member of NECSC which was established in October 2004 to advance education and action for sustainable development 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 areas vibrant and growing college and university sustainability practitioner community.

The NECSC represents more than forty institutions of higher education from the northeast United States and Eastern Canadian Provinces.