“You know that it is only through work that you can achieve anything, either in college or in the world.” – Charles William Eliot

Academic Resources

The following tools are meant to help your campus educate climate leaders and champion sustainability, connecting students, academics, and the larger Los Angeles community.

  • The Massachusetts Department of Education 2008 report, “Campus Sustainability Best Practices,” outlines environmental programs and uses examples from universities and colleges across the US.
  • Green Guide for Universities, published by the International Alliance of Research Universities, presents key environmental issues and recommends courses of action for developing a culture of sustainability and environmental consciousness on university campuses.
  • The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s general resources page contains links to sustainability blogs, campus profiles, events, and more.
  • The California Student Sustainability Coalition provides resources for students to organize campus movements and information about intercollegiate sustainability events. The coalition has chapters in dozens of California schools and has seven overarching projects on topics like fossil fuel use and sustainability education.
  • The National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program works 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.