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Resources & Blogroll

There are many sources available on the internet that can help students learn how to go green and live an eco lifestyle. Here are a few non-profit and environmental organizations that provide valuable information to college students:

Alliance for Sustainability

Organization that promotes sustainability education and training to diverse businesses, academic institutions and other groups.

Alliance to Save Energy Green Campus Program

Program that helps universities create student-led environmental campaigns and staff partnerships to explain the relationship between energy and the environment.

Back Bay Restoration Foundation

Promotes the preservation, enhancement and improvement of water quality and wetlands located in the Back Bay and North Landing River watersheds in Virginia Beach.

Biodiversity Project

Advocates for biodiversity by designing and implementing innovative communication strategies that build and motivate a broad constituency to protect biodiversity.

Big Green Purse

Website that offers specific information to help students and other consumers use their consumer clout to protect the environment.

Boots on the Roof

Boots on the Roof, a division of Unitek Education, offers market-ready training for contractors (Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Roofing, General), entrepreneurs, architects, engineers, salespeople and other business professionals entering the solar energy industry.

Celsias

Becoming the world’s leading action-based climate change website that enables individuals, organizations and companies to take real action against global warming.

Center for Environmental Information

Organization in New York that provides communication services, publications and educational programs dealing with environmental issues to the public.

Center for Sustainable Systems

University of Michigan organization that promotes the concept of sustainability through interdisciplinary research and education.

Center for Watershed Protection

Provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting some of the nation’s most precious natural resources.

The Climate Institute

Working with an extensive network of experts, the Institute has served as a bridge between the scientific community and policy-makers and has become a respected facilitator of dialogue to move the world toward more effective cooperation on climate change responses.

CollegeClickTV.com

Streams video content of students, local merchants, faculty and staff from over colleges and universities across the US.

Cooltribe

An international social networking site with a green conscience that aims to become the world number 1 eco-ethical online community. On the site like-minded people get to share their views or tips, post their pictures and videos, create groups, read daily news, and submit their news to the editor.

Earth Day Network

Coordinates worldwide efforts for yearly Earth Days and promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action.

Earth Island Institute

Supports and develops projects for the conservation, preservation and restoration of the global environment.

Earth Preservation Fund

Supports numerous community-based environmental, educational and cultural preservation programs.

EcoEarth.Info

Internet search tool that provides access to reviewed environmental sustainability news, information retrieval tools, and original analysis and action opportunities.

Environmental Careers Organization

Helps people find jobs in the environmental profession by starting them in paid internships.

Envocare

Based in the UK, this site was developed to encourage the preservation and improvement of the environment.

Free the Planet!

Network of thousands of students across the U.S. that strives to expand and strengthen the student environmental movement, provide resources for student activists and work with students to win campaigns for strong environmental protections.

Galapagos Conservancy

Promotes the conservation, protection and scientific research of the Galapagos Islands.

Go Green Initiative

A comprehensive program designed to create a culture of environmental responsibility on school campuses across the nation.

GREENandSAVE

GREENandSAVE provides daily green news and entertainment for individuals that care about saving money, energy and the planet.

Greenopia

Greenopia is a top ranked green business directory website whose listings are backed by extensive research and are rated against the best of the best. The website also offers the latest in green news and eco-lifestyle feature stories.

Greenpeace USA

Offers information about environmental issues such as global warming, the destruction of natural habitats and the deterioration of the ocean.

Harmony Foundation

Creates innovative training programs and educational materials about the environment and long-term ecological stability.

Information for Action

An automated lobbying website, environmental educational resource, database of world leaders and environment groups, quiz, fun page, kids website and chemicals website.

Keep America Beautiful

Nation’s largest, volunteer-based non-profit organization which combines education with hands-on stewardship to make America’s communites cleaner and greener.

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A Much Better Way

A Much Better Way provides tips, information and news about green and simple, natural family living, environmentally friendly lifestyles and natural family healthcare.

National Recycling Coalition

Advocacy group with members from all regions of the country that supports waste reduction, reuse and recycling in North America.

National Wildlife Federation – Campus Ecology

National network of campus activists that promote campus greening projects.

Oceana

Organization that campaigns to protect and restore the world’s oceans.

ONE.org

Non-partisan campaign that raises public awareness about the issues of global poverty, hunger, disease and efforts to fight such problems in the world’s poorest countries.

Pedals for Progress

Organization the collects used bicycles and bicycle parts in North America and donates them to non-profit agencies in Latin America, the Caribbean, coastal Africa and the South Pacific.

Replant

A yearly tree-planting event run by Texas A&M students that promotes environmental service and action.

Sierra Club

Grassroots organization that addresses environmental issues such as wildland protection, forest conservation and global warming.

St. Petersburg College Office of Sustainability

St. Petersburg College is a leader in the environmental movement by working to implement plans and programs to minimize global warming and provide graduates the knowledge to achieve a more sustainable future (sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

In addition to other initiatives, the SPC Office for Sustainability provides assistance and direction to the college as it implements environmental education programs, student activities and corporate training; and focuses on energy and natural resource conservation, green buildings and facilities, carbon emissions and recycling.

Student Environmental Action Coalition

Grassroots coalition of student and youth environmental groups that work together to protect the planet and promote environmental issues.

Student Public Interest Research Groups

Independent state-based student organizations that work to solve public interest problems related to the environment, consumer protection, and government reform.

Zero Waste America

Internet-based environmental research organization that offers information on associated legislative, legal, technical, environmental, health and consumer issues.

Blogroll

Since we’re a blog-style site, we’re happy to share with you other earth-friendly, environmentally-aware and college-oriented blogs. Here are a few that we like: