Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

AASHE is the leading association for the advancement of sustainability in higher education. AASHE serves a full range of higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students who are change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. For many years, CURC offered our annual workshop in conjunction with the AASHE Annual Conference.

Center for EcoTechnology (CET)

CET work with partners throughout the country to address climate change by transforming the way we live and work – for a better community, economy, and environment. For more than 40 years, their innovative non-profit organization has offered practical solutions to save money, increase the health and comfort of our homes, and help businesses perform better. CURC enjoys working with them to connect campuses to relevant resources and information through webinars and advising.

US Composting Council (USCC)

The US Composting Council advances compost manufacturing, compost utilization, and organics recycling to benefit our members, society, and the environment. CURC is in the process of working with USCC to develop campus composting informational sessions and workshops.

Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)

NERC is a non-profit organization that conducts research, hands-on projects, training, and outreach on issues associated with source reduction, recycling, composting, environmentally preferable purchasing, and decreasing the toxicity of the solid waste stream. CURC has worked with NERC to provide resources and opportunities to learn and grow together as a group of recycling focused professionals.

National Recycling Coalition (Campus Council)

The NRC’s Campus Council works well to network college campus students and staff passionate about recycling with industry leaders to offer many opportunities. We look forward to continuing to share each other’s information and opportunities to create a vibrant network of sustainability leaders in higher education

Recyclemania/ Campus Race to Zero Waste

RecycleMania: Campus Race to Zero Waste is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over an 8-week period each spring, colleges across the United States and Canada report the amount of recycling and trash collected each week and are in turn ranked in various categories based on who recycles the most on a per capita basis, as well as which schools have the best recycling rate as a percentage of total waste and which schools generate the least amount of combined trash and recycling. This engaging way for campuses to work with students to reach zero waste goals works well in CURC’s mission and we enjoy cross promoting and sharing resources with each other through webinars.

Carolina Recycling Association: Collegiate Recyclers Council

The Collegiate Recyclers Coalition (CRC) promote sustainable resource use through waste reduction, reuse, and recycling on college campuses and to facilitate networking, exchange of information and strategic action. CURC enjoys sharing their efforts and ours with theres, and looks forward to possible hosting of workshops and collaborations.


Recycle Florida Today 

Recycle Florida Today, Inc. (RFT) is Florida’s premier recycling organization representing recycling and environmental professionals throughout Florida from both the public, private and non-profit sectors. RFT was formed to be a driving force to help Florida implement its recycling goals and objectives. RFT continues to provide educational and networking opportunities on the subject of recycling for all Floridians as well as support to local and state elected officials on laws and regulations affecting the recycling industry. CURC and RFT have promoted each others materials and look forward to continuing cooperation between our common interests in improving recycling policy.