Sustainability Clubs

The student-run clubs below, are just a few that focus on environmental and sustainability issues. Join an organization to make a positive change on campus and in the community. Looking for more info?


Active Students for a Healthy Environment

Active Students for a Healthy Environment (A.S.H.E.) is UNC Asheville’s oldest student environmental organization. Formerly known as the “ecology club”, we focus on raising environmental awareness, leadership development, and initiating proactive, progressive action to make positive sustainable changes in our environment. We are involved with and often help organize a wide range of campus and community events having to do with conservation, political action, and celebration of our environment and our role as stewards. We help students to think globally while acting locally. ASHE can be reached by e-mail and found on Instagram at @ashe_unca

Director: Lucy Jones

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a student-activist group that promotes human rights, with sustainability and environmental justice as one of the core pillars of our work. As part of our focus on human rights, we work for a world where clean water, fresh air, and a healthy environment are seen as human rights, and that these rights are respected and protected.. Amnesty International can be reached by email and found on Instagram at amnesty_unca

Co-presidents: Tristan Leisten and Camryn Turner


Audubon’s mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. 

Faculty Advisor: Andrew Laughlin


The UNCA Divestment Coalition is a group of students working to uphold the university’s mission to “incorporate economic, social and environmental sustainability into our institutional practices and curriculum” through the divestment of endowment funds from fossil fuel companies. Divest can be reached by email.

Director: Mars Zappia

Fair Trade

Fair Trade Club is a collection of UNC Asheville students working along faculty and staff, specifically on-campus dining, that are committed to sustainability and the consumption of ethically sourced products and ingredients. As an on-campus organization, the Fair Trade Club will maintain UNC Asheville’s standing as a Fair Trade certified campus, which involves the hosting of two fair trade events per academic semester.

President: Nicole Mooradian

Sunrise Movement

Sunrise Movement is youth-led climate action group. Sunrise UNCA promotes and provides actions to further campus and local dedication to climate justice. Sunrise Movement can be reached by email and found on Instagram at @sunrisemvmtunca

President: Tess Parker