This richly detailed guide highlights how colleges and universities are playing a dynamic role protecting wildlife and restoring habitats in campus green spaces—including on-campus landscapes and natural areas, as well as distant campus-owned lands.
Campus Sustainability Case Studies
What are campuses doing to protect wildlife and advance sustainability on campus? Search through projects from campuses across the United States.
EcoLeaders: A Community for Young Leaders
Connect with students and other young leaders, start a project, access resources, and earn certification for leadership skills and impacts on the environment.
Browse through the reports produced by the National Wildlife Federation's EcoLeaders program.
Chill Out: Climate Action on Campus
Create a Campus Greening Project
Environmental Management Systems: A Framework for Planning Green Campuses
Higher Learning for a Higher Purpose: Part 1 (video)
Higher Learning for a Higher Purpose: Part 2 (video)
Hiring a Sustainability Coordinator (PDF)
National Trends in Sustainability Performance: Lessons for Facilities Leaders
Paper and Wood Procurement Toolkit (PDF)
Case Study Database (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education—AASHE)
Hands-On LEED: Guiding College Student Engagement (U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools)
Paper Steps on Campus: 9 Steps to Protecting the Climate (Environmental Paper Network's RePaper Project)
Roadmap to a Green Campus (U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools)
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