Free access to Global Sustainability Conference for all students, faculty, and staff

We are pleased to announce that all CU Boulder faculty, staff and students will have full access to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE). The conference is the largest stage to exchange effective models, policies, research, collaborations and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities. Please use CU Boulder’s webform below to let us know that you are interested in participating and to receive registration instructions.

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The future is …

With the theme of “The future is …”, this year’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education reflects the uncertainty about the future that many feel and invites participants to recommit themselves to the urgent work of building a future that is sustainable, equitable, and resilient. We seek to highlight inspiring examples of higher education leadership that empower participants to envision and create such a future. Ultimately, the future is ours to make. Are you committed to leveraging the power of higher education to forge a brighter future? Join us at GSCHE! 

Participation is flexible

Live content is available October 12, 13 and 14. On-demand content is available through December 31.  Registration must be completed by October 14 to access on-demand content.  

Keynote presentations

In addition to more than 50 educational sessions, this year’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education features 10 keynote presenters, including:

Heather McGhee profile pictureHeather McGhee will discuss her new book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, with particular emphasis on the way in which racism hurts higher education and limits the prospects for climate action.


Zamzam Ibrahim profile pictureZamzam Ibrahim, along with Daphne Frias and Chloe Maxmin, will share inspiring examples of how young people are leading the way to a sustainable future on campus and beyond.


Michael Sorrel profile pictureDr. Michael J. Sorrell who was named one of America’s 10 Most Innovative College Presidents, will share a vision for a new model of higher education with poverty reduction as a core purpose.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker profile pictureDina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) will draw from her forthcoming book to argue that a sustainable future must simultaneously incorporate Indigenous knowledge and a decolonial ethic of political accountability to Indigenous nations for its ongoing genocidal settler structure.


Tracey Osborne profile pictureTracey Osborne inspired by a recent essay series entitled The Pedagogy of Transition: Educating for the Future We Want, Tracey, along with Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan and Dr. Stephen Sterling, will reflect on the shifts in educational policy and practice necessary to create a sustainable future.

Register for #GCSHE 2021

CU Boulder attendees will be provided access free-of-charge. CU Boulder attendees must be current students, faculty or staff with a valid account.  This opportunity is made possible by Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Sustainability and the CUSG Environmental Center.

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Dial-In Information

Register for #GCSHE 2021

Thursday, October 14

Virtual Event