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Clearloop Deepens Commitment to Sustainability with Higher Education Institutions

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 23, 2023) – Clearloop, a leading carbon solutions platform and Silicon Ranch Company, 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, Clearloop will be able to better understand and assist higher education institutions in advancing their sustainability initiatives.

“We’re excited to be a Business Leader Partner with AASHE, as we continue to work with colleges and universities across the country to not only cut their carbon footprint but do so in a way that directly and intentionally invests in an equitable transition to a decarbonized economy,” said Laura Zapata, co-founder and CEO of Clearloop. “We want to partner with universities to achieve their climate leadership goals and collaborate with them to grow the reach of their impact beyond the campus and into communities across our country. Clearloop is currently working with Vanderbilt University to commission new solar projects in communities where they can have the biggest carbon emissions reductions and promote significant socio-economic benefits as we work together to use this clean energy infrastructure investment to help extend Vanderbilt’s reach.” 

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. Membership covers the entire business, so everyone can take advantage of event discounts, access to member-only resources, and other benefits.

“We believe that everyone plays an important role in advancing sustainability, and we are grateful to have leaders such as Clearloop as part of the AASHE community,” said AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. “AASHE business members provide innovative products and services that are critical to colleges and universities working to improve their sustainability performance.”

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.

AASHE’s publications include the AASHE Bulletin weekly newsletter and annual Sustainable Campus Index., The organization also provides member-only resources that include best practices and case studies related to advancing sustainability at colleges and universities, which can be found in AASHE’s online Campus Sustainability Hub.

About the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
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 and Twitter.

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