ASES Sustainability Division

Promotes the innovative development, exchange, and use of information on the environmental and socio-economic benefits of renewable energy combined with energy efficiency and conservation.

Welcome to the Sustainability Division – Join Us Today

(open to ASES Business, Professional, Student and Life members)

Chair: Paulette Middleton 

Go to Sustainability Division Forum

The Sustainability Division 

  • Provides a community platform for easily sharing innovative information with an ever-growing solar citizen movement dedicated to actions that help shape renewable energy and sustainable living policies and actions.
  • Expands the sustainability professional and volunteer workforce through educational opportunities and mentoring activities.
  • Reaches out to constituencies that are not already renewable energy advocates or professionals.

Topics We Consider

  • Energy – Environmental and Socio-economic Interrelationships and Impacts: Climate change, air-water-soil quality, social and economic justice, circular economy, energy security, climate and war refugees:
  • Technology Issues: recycling renewables, cradle to cradle business practices, land and water use concerns and solutions: and
  • Sustainable living – renewable energy actions at all levels (personal, community, region, statewide, national, international): consumer choices, political activism, investment decisions, pathways to 100% renewable energy world.

The Division supports incorporation of sustainability guidelines and JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) principles in all activities.

One 2022 focus will be engaging with constituencies who are not already renewable energy advocates or professionals. 

In addition, the Division is helping develop the technical program for SOLAR 2022, and will be organizing the 26th  Spirit and Sustainability Forum for the Conference. 

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How We Communicate with the World

  • Sustainability Division Offerings: Success Story Board (members can share their stories by emailing them to division leader(s) who will review and post, and consider them for articles, webinars, or conference presentations); Sustainability Tweets (leaders will initiate and grow these short alerts in creative language to inspire retweeting)
  • ASES communication channels: Solar@Work e-newsletter, Solar Today magazine, webinars, Division forum platform, conference contributions (Spirit and Sustainability Forum, Special Sessions on Sustainability Topics)

How We Build Our Division Community

  • JOIN the Division (no charge for Business, Life, Professional or Student members)
  • RESPOND to “Calls for Action”
  • MEET with division members and share ideas on Division calls
  • JOIN Division Meetups at Conferences
  • CONTRIBUTE to Sustainability Division forums
  • ATTEND webinars

Upcoming Sustainability Division Opportunities

  • SOLAR 2022 Conference – June 21-24, 2022. Spirit and Sustainability Forum – Submit suggestions for topics to the Call for Participation –



Here are a few highlights: please suggest more.

 Solar Today Articles 2020 Spring Edition


Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Improving Air Quality: Two Interrelated Global Challenges by Larry E. Erickson and Gary Brase.

On- and Off-the-Grid Living from a Human Being Perspective by Leaf Running-rabbit.


Solar Conference Presentations

SOLAR 2019 Keynote – Essential Minerals Roopali Phadke


Other Resources

Waste – Recycling, Carbon Sequestration and More

Earth911 provides comprehensive information on dealing with PV recycling.

Earth911 also provides information on do it yourself carbon sequestration – DIY.


Land Art Generator

The Land Art Generator provides a platform for artists, architects, landscape architects, and other creatives working with engineers and scientists to bring forward solutions for sustainable energy infrastructures that enhance the city as works of public art.


(open to ASES Business, Professional, Student and Life members – Join ASES)


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