Programs, Organizations, and Initiatives


To facilitate the integration and infusion of sustainability across research and teaching, the Office for Sustainability has compiled the following selected digital resources list. If you come across a great digital resource in your research, please let us know so we can add it to the list.

Academic Progams in Sustainability

Examples of Sustainability Programs and Initiatives

Support Organizations

National Campus Sustainability Ratings and Rankings

Funding Sustainability Initiatives

START ll  Faculty Learning Community


Academic programs in sustainability

Proquest database of educational institutions offering sustainability degree programs worldwide


Examples of campus sustainability programs

Arizona State University (Institute)

Dalhousie University

Harvard University

Indiana University

Portland State University Institute for Sustainable Solutions

The University of Michigan (Institute)


Examples of sustainability programs and initiatives

American University

Emory University

Indiana University

Michigan State University

Northern Arizona University Ponderosa Project

Ohio University


Support organizations

Presidents' Climate Commitment

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Campus Environmental Resources Center

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology

Second Nature

University Leaders for a Sustainable Future


National campus sustainability ratings and rankings

Sustainable Endowments Institute College Sustainability Report Card (suspended)

Princeton Review Green Colleges

Sierra Club America's Coolest Schools

Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System


How do we fund "sustainability" efforts?

External (academics and research)

Michigan State University Environmental Science and Policy Program Funding Opportunity Compilation

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Science Foundation (list of projects, funding details, and deadlines)

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Internal (operations)

Billion Dollar Green Challenge

Green Revolving Funds on Campus

Presidents' Climate Commitment


The Office for Sustainability is reviewing research and funding opportunities in order to recommend or compile a research and funding strategy guide.  Our goal is to provide information useful for sustainability efforts in the curriculum, research, operations, and outreach beyond the campus community.


Where can I get regular news updates?

Science Daily

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education


Who writes about the campus / higher ed. sustainability movement?

Reference the StART Annotated Bibliography for books and journals or refer to materials provided during StART Initiative Luncheons.  Visit the StART main page or contact the Office for Sustainability for more details.

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