Green Gigawatt Partnership (GGP) is an effort to catalyze one gigawatt (GW) of green power development by 2020 by recognizing colleges and universities who have signed long term contracts to purchase green power and providing support to help more campuses enter into large scale power purchase agreements. The Partnership is an initiative of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and was developed in collaboration with a variety of partners.

Founding Partner


AASHE is helping to create a brighter future of opportunity for all by advancing sustainability in higher education. By creating a diverse community engaged in sharing ideas and promising practices, AASHE provides administrators, faculty, staff and students, as well as the businesses that serve them, with: thought leadership and essential knowledge resources; outstanding opportunities for professional development; and a unique framework for demonstrating the value and competitive edge created by sustainability initiatives.

Supporting Organizations


ACCO defines, develops and supports the functions, resources and communities necessary for effective organizational leadership in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities.


AWEA is the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry, with 1,000 member companies, including global leaders in wind power and energy development, wind turbine manufacturing, component and service suppliers, and the world's largest wind power trade show. AWEA is the voice of wind energy in the U.S., promoting renewable energy to power a cleaner, stronger America.

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology

National Wildlife Federation has a 25 year history of working with colleges and universities through its Campus Ecology program to protect wildlife and habitat, and improve campuses overall green educational programming and onsite sustainability. Founded in 1989, its student outreach programs, campus consulting, natural resource reduction competition, and educational events and resources reach about 1,000 campuses each year.

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference

The Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference provides the time and space for dialogue on experiences and challenges in an open and collaborative environment. It features in-depth presentations and workshops allowing for dialogue and participant-driven learning.  

Solar Energy Industries Association

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) is the driving force behind solar energy and is building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education. As the national trade association in the U.S., we represent all organizations that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of solar energy.

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is a community of over 130 institutions coming together from across sectors and regions to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a sustainable future. The Council’s resources and programs - including an ever-growing community of practice, principles, guidance, training, and soon, a rating system - help institutional purchasers by guiding, measuring, and benchmarking leadership in sustainable purchasing.


The U.S. Partnership consists of individuals, organizations and institutions in the United States dedicated to education for sustainable development (ESD). It acts as a convener, catalyst, and communicator working across all sectors of American society.


Market Services Provider


Altenex is the energy management network that Fortune 1000 companies, universities and municipalities use to source clean power for their power portfolios.

Customers rely on Altenex to provide comprehensive renewable energy advisory and procurement services. By working alongside customers, Altenex has been able to help guide them through the creation and implementation of a comprehensive renewable energy purchasing program that helps to control energy costs and improve the environmental performance of their operations.

Altenex has advised customers on the purchase of over 1 gigawatt of renewable energy and is proud to sponsor the Green Gigawatt Partnership.

Industry Supporters

Please contact us if your company is interested in supporting the Green Gigawatt Partnership.  


These individuals help guide the direction and activities of the Partnership:

Aaron Durnbaugh
Director of Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago
Mark Stewart
Senior Project Manager
Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
Chip Chisholm
Director of Sustainability
Howard University
Chris O'Brien
Director, Higher Education Programs
Altenex LLC
Christina Macken
Director of Programs
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC)
Daniel Kreeger
Executive Director
Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO)
Dave Newport
Director, Environmental Center
University of Colorado, Boulder
Debbie Rowe
US Partnership
Dennis Carlberg
Sustainability Director
Boston University
James Critchfield
Office of Air and Radiation, Energy Supply & Industry Branch
US EPA Green Power Partnership
Jenn Andrews
Project Director
Sustainability Institute, University of New Hampshire
Liesel Schwarz
Sustainability Manager
Villanova University
Peter Kelley
Vice President, Public Affairs
American Wind Energy Association
Sarah Zemanick
Director of Campus Sustainability
Cornell University

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