The America East Conference provides member schools and their athletic programs a platform where student-athletes can achieve both collegiate and life success through athletic excellence, academic achievement and leadership, on and off the field across 18 sports with 10 member institutions. America East is prioritizing sustainability and has established the America East Sustainability Network (AESN), a collaboration of the conference’s  member institutions, developed to advance member institution environmental profiles, and further the conference’s collective sustainability goals. The group will identify shared goals and synergies that are unique to the America East and work collectively to implement them while creating ways to expand programming for students and student leaders to connect across the membership.

The AESN collaboration paves the way for the inaugural in-person America East Sustainability Conference hosted on UMass Lowell’s campus June 7-9, 2022. This comprehensive event will bring together students, faculty and staff from America East institutions, as well as national and international experts from industry to explore ways that our stakeholders and conference participants can work together to drive sustainable practices forward in their own programs, leverage additional resources and funding opportunities, and to help create joint research and teaching projects focused on sustainability.