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Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
AASHE is a membership-based association of colleges and universities working to advance sustainability in higher education in the U.S. and Canada. Their mission is to promote sustainability in all sectors of higher education - from governance and operations to curriculum and outreach - through education, communication, research and professional development

CasePlace.org is an “on-line resource for up-to-date case studies, syllabi, and innovative teaching materials on business and sustainability….” CasePlace.org is a project of the Aspen Institute and its Center for Business Education (CBE), which encourages schools and professors “to embrace the principles of corporate citizenship and sustainability.” The CBE and CasePlace.org focus mainly on MBA programs. In fact, Allegheny College is the only undergraduate institution featured – alongside B-school powerhouses like Duke, Notre Dame, and Stanford!

Creek Connections
In Creek Connections, our students and faculty collaborate with regional elementary and secondary schools in western Pennsylvania and New York, using the French Creek and Allegheny River watersheds as outdoor laboratories for ongoing water quality investigations done by students. School children and their teachers increase their awareness of natural resources and learn to appreciate their local waterways.

Green Building Alliance
GBA is a non-profit organization that drives market demand for green building through education programs, economic development initiatives, and project facilitation. In doing so, GBA enhances the human health, economic, environmental, and social value of new and existing development.

Green Kitchen Education Center
The Green Kitchen Education Center is a resource designed to fully education foodservice operators and owners about energy efficiency, water savings, pollution prevention, waste reduction and green cleaning.

Earth Island Institute
Earth Island Institute works for solutions to environmental problems by promoting citizen action and incubating a diverse network of projects. Founded in 1982, the Earth Island Institute develops and supports projects that counteract threats to the biological and cultural diversity that sustain the environment.

Project for Public Spaces
Founded in 1975, Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public places that build communities through providing technical assistance, training, research and other services.

Center for a New American Dream
The Center for a New American Dream helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice. It’s about getting more of what really matters—more time, more nature, more fairness, and more fun.

Second Nature
Since 1993, Second Nature (SN) has worked with over 4,000 faculty and administrators at more than 500 colleges and universities to help make the principles of sustainability the foundation of all learning, practice, and collaboration with local communities. Second Nature focuses its energy on initiating, advising, and supporting select high-leverage national and regional education for sustainability (EFS) activities for which there is a clear need and committed support.

Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Work is guided by a framework called “Conservation by Design” — a systematic approach that determines where to work, what to conserve, what strategies should be used and how effective the work has been.

Global Warming/Climate Change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The role of the IPCC is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. The IPCC does not carry out research nor does it monitor climate related data or other relevant parameters, rather it bases its assessment mainly on peer reviewed and published scientific/technical literature.

The Heartland Institute
The mission of The Heartland Institute is to discover and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Such solutions include parental choice in education, market-based approaches to environmental protection, privatization of public services, and deregulation in areas where property rights and markets do a better job than government bureaucracies.

Real Climate: Climate Science From Real Scientists
RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. We aim to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary.

National Center for Policy Analysis
The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983. The NCPA's goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector.

Stop Global Warming Now
Stop Global Warming Now is a Virtual March with currently more than 900,000 supporters demanding our leaders freeze and reduce carbon dioxide emissions now. It is a movement about change, as individuals, as a country, and as a global community.

Community Engagement

Project Pericles
Project Pericles works with institutions of higher education in order to promote and facilitate preparation for participatory citizenship as an essential part of the educational programs of colleges and universities.

ACCEL at Allegheny College
The Allegheny College Center for Experiential Learning (ACCEL) contributes to student learning by offering a variety of educational activities and services in career development, community service, international programs and leadership development. ACCEL is committed to fostering intellectual development, cross-cultural and global awareness, civic and social responsibility and ethical development as well as career exploration and personal growth.

Imagining America
Imagining America’s mission is to strengthen the public role and democratic purposes of the humanities, arts, and design. In order to fulfill this mission, Imagining America supports publicly-engaged academic work in the cultural disciplines and the structural changes in higher education that such work requires.

Civic Engagement at Allegheny College
Civic Engagement at Allegheny College consists of the Center for Political Participation (CPP), the Center for Economic and Environmental Development, Community Service and Service - Learning, Values, Ethics, and Social Action (VESA), Engagement through writing, and Community-based research.


Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC)
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) protects and restores the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education and advocacy. PEC believes in the value of partnerships with the private sector, government, communities and individuals to improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.

PA Home Energy
PA Home Energy is focused on helping Pennsylvania consumers reduce their home energy use.

Meadville Area Local Growers (MALG)
The Meadville Area Local Growers is a collaborative of approximately two dozen producers from Meadville, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas in Northwestern Pennsylvania and Northeastern Ohio. The mission of MALG is to provide wholesome, local foods to the community through the support of regional growers, and to assure producers a direct market for their goods.

French Creek Project
The French Creek Project’s goals are to raise public awareness about the value of the stream through an aggressive public education and outreach effort, serve as a catalyst for the development of a group of local people who are committed to protecting and enhancing water quality, and preserve habitat, maintain biological diversity, and protect some of the endangered species in the stream.

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Last update: 29 July 2010