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College and University Sustainability
 
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  • The AASHE 
    Broward College is a proud member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. This is the premier site for information on all aspects of sustainability at colleges and universities. 

    *All employees and students at the Broward College can access these resources by using a BC email address as a user name. 

    AASHE Resource Center 
    Visit the AASHE Resource Center for databases containing thousands of course syllabi, campus sustainability initiatives, teaching methods & projects contributed by faculty, staff, administrators and students from across the U.S. and Canada.
  • MIT | Environmental Virtual Campus 
    MIT’s Environmental Virtual Campus aids colleges in complying with federal environmental regulations and implementing green practices such as recycling, pollution prevention and improving energy efficiency.
  • The NWF Campus Ecology Mini-Site 
    Part of the National Wildlife Federation, Campus Ecology supports efforts to transform the nation's college campuses into living models of an ecologically sustainable society, and is training a new generation of environmental leaders.
  • ClimateEdu : News for a Green Campus 
    ClimateEdu is a bi-monthly online newsletter by the NWF that covers campus projects that are breaking new ground in climate action and sustainability. Each issue includes a mix of resources, book reviews, tools, editorials and event listings. Click above for a free subscription.
  • Second Nature 
    Second Nature is committed "transforming higher education for a sustainable society". Their website provides resources covering topics from green buildings to sustainable purchasing and also highlights innovative, pragmatic approaches to sustainability taking place on campuses.
  • University Leaders for a Sustainable Future 
    Includes a searchable resource database of books, articles, journal reports, websites as well as articles on curriculum initiatives, faculty development and campus audits.

National & Global Sustainability
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  • ENN | Environmental News Network 
    Original articles, news from environmental journals, and the day's headlines to help you keep tabs on the state of the planet and ways to live an eco-friendly life.
  • Earth Share 
    A great site with environmental tips on air conditioners, lawn care, pesticides, organic gardening, lead poisoning, and more. Earth Share is a federation of America's leading non-profit environmental and conservation charities.
  • The National Library for the Environment | CRS Reports 
    The National Library for the Environment posts the most recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports online. Covering topics spanning the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species, the conservation Reserve Program, Global Change, Fishery Conservation and Management, etc., these CRS documents report on a wealth of current environmental information.

Pollution and Climate Change ocean and bridge
  • Broward Air Quality Site 
    The Broward County Department of Planning & Environmental Protections' Air Quality Division website features air quality index monthly results as well as alerts and a wealth of information on pollution prevention.
  • The EPA | Climate Change Mini-Site 
    Contains links to information regarding the causes and possible effects of global warming, actions that can be taken, and much more.
  • Scorecard | The Pollution Information Site 
    Environmental Defense created this site so that by entering your zip code, you'll see a map highlighting local sources of pollution and information about the effects of those chemicals. You may be surprised to learn what pollutants are being released in Broward County.

Information on Nature
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  • Earthtrends | The World Resources Institute 
    An " Environmental Portal" sponsored by the World Resources Institute that offers articles, research topics and all kinds of helpful information about the world's various environments.
  • EcoPort 
    An encyclopedia of information about every known plant and animal in the world developed by the University of Florida, United Nations, & the Natural History Museum of the Smithsonian.
  • eNature 
    Provides field guides to 4,800 plants & animals, complete with photos and information. Enter your zip code for a custom field guide to local species in your area.
  • The Encyclopedia of Earth 
    An electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments and their interaction with society; the encyclopedia is a free, expert-reviewed collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators and experts who collaborate and review each other's work. The articles are written in non-technical language and are extremely useful for students and educators as well as the general public.
  • The Lady Bird Johnson Native Plant Network 
    This prestigious Wildflower Center's Native Plant Information Network allows you to search for native plant info by traits or names, browse through a collection of 25,364 plant images, and even ask questions to be answered by their resident horticulturalist.

Conservation
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  • The Nature Conservancy 
    An organization devoted to preserving plants, animals and natural communities with an excellent website offering diverse and intriguing articles on everything from natural conservation to climate change. Check out the locator map to learn about conservation projects throughout the world and receive details on how to visit preserves, help restore natural area, and take guided walks through wildlife refuges and more.
  • The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 
    This organization is committed to "Conserving the Nature of America" and provides articles on wildlife conservation efforts around the country as well as an endangered species list and links to affiliated conservation organizations' websites.


Sustainability Advocates & Organizations
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  • The DEP 
    Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • The EPA 
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website.
  • The David Suzuki Foundation 
    The David Suzuki Foundation works "to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. Focusing on four program areas -- oceans and sustainable fishing, forests and wild lands, climate change and clean energy, and the web of life -- the Foundation uses science and education to promote solutions that help conserve nature.
  • Focus The Nation 
    A non-profit organization spreading a nationwide effort to engage the colleges and schools across the nation in forums on solutions to global warming in an effort to avert massive climate change and promote clean energy initiatives.
  • The National Council for Science 
    The National Council for Science and the Environment is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the scientific basis for environmental decision making.
  • The Worldwatch Institute 
    Researches at this organization are constantly putting out reports regarding the state of our world and possible actions to lead to a more sustainable future. Many excellent resources are available at this website.


Green Careers
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  • Eco.org 
    Offers listings of internships in the environmental sector and also publishes The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers.
  • Environmental Career Center 
    Contains a comprehensive listing of jobs in the environmental field, career news, employer interviews, and career research reports.

National College Iniviates​

Arizona 
Northern Arizona University
Center for Sustainable Environments 

Prescott College
Sustainable Campus Initiative

 

California 
California Polytechnic State University 
Campus Sustainability Initiative 

California State University, Chico 
Environmental Affairs Council 

California Technical Institute 
Resnick Sustainability Institute 

Graduate Theological Union 
Theological Roundtable on Ecological
Ethics and Spirituality 


John F. Kennedy University 
MA Consciousness & Transformative Studies  

Occidental College 
Council for a Livable Campus 

Eco/Oxy 
Eco-LA 

Stanford University 
Students for a Sustainable Stanford 

University of La Verne
Sustainable Campus Task Force

 

Colorado 
Colorado College
Working Group for Campus Sustainability 

Fort Lewis College
Campus Ecology site 

University of Colorado
Environmental Center

 

Connecticut 
Connecticut College
C-Green Environmental Program

 

Florida 
University of Florida
Sustainable University of Florida

 

Georgia 
Emory University 
Committee on Environmental Stewardship 

 

Indiana 
Ball State University 
Council on the Environment 

Indiana University Bloomington 
Council for Environmental Stewardship

 

Louisiana 
Tulane University
Green.Tulane.edu

 

Maine 
Bates College 
Environmental Resources 

Bowdoin College 
Sustainability Office 

Colby College 
Environmental Advisory Group 

Unity College 
Sustainability Committee

 

Maryland 
Johns Hopkins University

The Greening of Johns Hopkins 

MICA
Sustainability Services 

 

Massachusetts 

Hampshire College 
Sustainable Campus Plan 

Harvard University
Green Campus Initiative 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Environmental Programs Task Force 

Mt. Holyoke University
Center for Environmental Literacy 

Tufts Universtiy 
Institute of the Environment 

Williams College 
Campus Environmental Advisory Committee

 

Michigan 

Michigan State University 
Committee for a Sustainable Campus 

University of Michigan 
The Sustainable University Initiative

 

Minneapolis 

Macalester College 
Campus Environmental Issues Committee 

University of Minnesota
Sustainable Campus Initiative

 

New Hampshire 

Dartmouth University 
Resource Working Group 

New Jersey 
Office of Sustainability Programs

 

New Jersey 

Princeton University 
Environmental Reform Committee 

Rutgers University 
Sustainable Rutgers

 

New York 

Clarkson University 
Environmental Sustainability 

Colgate University 
Campus Ecology Group 

Columbia University 
Columbia Conserves 

Cornell University 
Cornell Center for the Environment 

Daemen College 
Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
Ecological Economics, Values, and Policy Program 

St. Bonaventure University 
University Sustainability Program 

SUNY Buffalo 
UB Green

 

North Carolina 

Duke University 
Greening Initiative

North Carolina State University 
Environmental Sustainability 

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
Sustainability Coalition 

 

Ohio 

Bowling Green State University
Greeing the University

 

Oregon 

Lewis & Clark College
Student Site for Environmental Issues

Portland State University 
University Sustainability 

University of Oregon 
Environmental Issues Committee

 

Pennsylvania 

Carnegie Mellon 
Green Practices 

Chatham College 
Chatham College Sustainability 

Penn State
Green Destiny Council for Ecological Responsibility 

University of Pennsylvania 
Environmental Group

 

Rhode Island 

Brown University 
Campus Environmental Stewardship 

University of Rhode Island 
Campus Sustainability

 

South Carolina 

Clemson University 
Environmental Committee 

Furman University 
Habitat Earth 

Midlands Technical College 
MTC Green 

University of South Carolina
Environmental Advisory Committee

 

Tennessee 

University of Tennessee, Knoxville 
Committee on the Campus Environment

 

Texas 

University of Texas at Austin 
Campus Environmental Center 

University of Texas 
Health Science Center at Houston

 

Vermont  

University of Vermont 
Environmental Council

 

Washington 

University of Washington 
UrSus: Students for a Sustainable UW 

Whitman College 
Campus Ecology

 

Washington DC 

George Washington University 
Green University Initiative

 

Wisconsin 

University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Campus Ecology Program 

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 
Sustainability Committee 

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