Sustainability Related Information

President’s Commission on Environmental Sustainability

Plymouth State Environmental Committee

Society for College and University Planning

Sustainability a foundation of higher ed learning and practice.

Sustainable Campus Task Force
committed to supporting the University’s
mission statement by promoting proactive, environmentally…

Green Building – Cost Issues
Effectively integrating sustainable design
elements into projects…

U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is the
nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry
working to promote buildings that are environmentally…

Sustainable Bowdoin
Concentrating on issues such as waste
reduction, recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, energy
conservation, and alternative transportation…

GSA U.S. General Services Administration
GSA has developed tools to assist agencies
in transforming the way they do business:

U.S. Environment Protection Agency
Sustainability is the ability to achieve
economic prosperity while protecting the natural systems of the planet,
and providing a higher quality of life for its people.

Energy Star
ENERGY STAR is a government-backed
program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through
superior energy efficiency.

Higher Education ENERGY STAR Overview
This presentation offers a broad
introduction to ENERGY STAR for colleges and universities. Learn about the
range of program offerings, including technical assistance for campus
building upgrades, purchasing strategies, IT system efficiency, …

Division of Capital Asset Management
Sustainable design is a
multi-disciplinary, integrated approach to construction that uses
material, energy, and water resources efficiently, minimizes site impacts,
addresses the health issues relating to construction and indoor
environments, and supports the use of local products.

Higher Education Associations Sustainability
Consortium (HEASC)
HEASC is an informal network of higher education
associations (HEAs) with a commitment to advancing sustainability within
their constituencies and within the system of higher education itself.

Office of Sustainability Programs
Linking the principles of
sustainability to community life.

Computer Energy Savings Guide
User Guide to Power Management in PCs and Monitors.


1. National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program (Home Page)

2. Info. on Training Clinics from NWF’s Campus Ecology Program

3. State of the Campus Environment:  A National Report Card on Environmental Performance and Sustainability in Higher Education (from the National Wildlife Federation’s
Campus Ecology Program)

4. Campus Sustainability [from National Assoc. of College and Univ. Business Officers (NACUBO); includes LOTS of links]

5. Sustainable Development on Campus Resource Links

6. Sustainable Campus Policy Bank [links to approx. 75 policies from U.S. and international institutions of higher education on recycling, solid waste management, sustainable
development, and general environmental policies]

7. University of Minnesota Sustainable Campus Initiative – Green Campus Resources [includes LOTS of links]

8. University Leaders for a Sustainable Future

9. Higher Education and Sustainable Human Development [from International Association of Universities]

10. Recycling and Beyond:  A College Campus Primer [from University of Oregon]

11. University of Oregon Comprehensive Environmental Policy

12. University of Oregon Environmental Audit, 1999-2000