For a Campus Sustainability Group, a Paler Shade of Green

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Paul Rowland recently stepped down as executive director of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, after several staff positions were cut. The group said at the time that it was "diligently working" to deal with concerns about its short- and long-term needs related to governance, financial standing, and services.

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Paul Rowland recently stepped down as executive director of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, after several staff positions were cut. The group said at the time that it was "diligently working" to deal with concerns about its short- and long-term needs related to governance, financial standing, and services.

As budgets at colleges across the country have been pinched in recent years, efforts to both cut costs and promote energy efficiency and other green projects have grown rapidly. Until recently, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has grown with them.

The organization, known as Aashe, was created in 2005, and it has increased its staff and its membership since then amid high demand for guidance in an uncharted area for many colleges. But as such