Welcome! The Sustainability Advisory Committee serves to facilitate the successful design, implementation and evaluation of the Triple Bottom Line (social justice, healthy environments and strong economies) to promote and support sustainability education, policies, and practices throughout ACPA.

Advisory Committee members review, assess, plan, and recommend sustainability educational programming and scholarship for ACPA membership to advance members knowledge, skills and awareness on sustainability and provide them with the tools necessary to make change on their campuses. In addition, the Sustainability Advisory Committee seeks to identify and advise ACPA regarding practices and policies to allow Association to function as a more sustainable organization.

Sustainability and ACPA Core Values 

Sustainability Venndiagram

ACPA is one of several associations which co-founded the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEAC) in 2005 as part of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development. ACPA plays a key role in the consortium by emphasizing the student development approach to teaching and learning with the national higher education community.

Among ACPA's stated core values are the following:

  • Education and development of the total student;
  • Diversity, multicultural competence and human dignity; and
  • Free and open exchange of ideas in a context of mutual respect.

ACPA is committed to the advancement of healthy and sustainable communities throughout the world.

Sustainability Advisory Committee Leadership

The ACPA Sustainability Advisory Committee is led by a committee chair and four team leaders. Each team is focused on meeting key sustainability initiatives within the Association.

  • Sustainability Advisory Committee Chair Dr. Jim Tweedy University of Delaware tweedy@udel.edu

Member Education Team - Develops and disseminates a variety of means and methods for ACPA member education on sustainability including publication, best practices, and research.

Convention Sustainability Team - Develops a strong, visible presence at the ACPA annual convention through programming, sponsored program tracks, member forums, and focus groups. The team also promotes sustainable practices related to convention participation.

Sustainability Institute Team - works with the ACPA Senior Director for Professional Development to envision, develop, and lead the annual ACPA Sustainability Institute.

Organizational Infusion Team – Analyzes ACPA organizational systems and identifies opportunities for the organization and its communities to embed sustainability philosophies and practices in the organization. The team also leads and coordinates the annual “Champion of Sustainability” ACPA award in association with the annual convention.