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Below is a list of off-campus sustainability resources.
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Green Student U
- Green Student U offers valuable green information, and stay up-to-date with the latest green topics to teach college students about sustainable living practices and worldwide green events.
Local Farmers’ Markets
- St. Paul Farmers' Market - This site lists the addresses and hours of many farmers’ markets located near Macalester College
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Minnesota Environmental Organizations
- Congregations Caring for Creation - A Minnesota-based, interfaith organization supporting congregations who want to include environmental stewardship at the congregational level.
- Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota - A coalition of groups that work in collaboration with communities to create equitable, healthful and sustainable futures for all generations.
- Experimental College of the Twin Cities (EXCO) - EXCOtc is a collective of Experimental Colleges in the Twin Cities that shares visions of a better world, offers free and open classes and is building a community around education for social change. EXCO classes that address climate change, sustainability issues, and community development are offered almost every semester and summer.
- Forum of Women in the Environmental Field - A professional networking group in the Twin Cities that hosts breakfast speakers and other events every other month. It is a good resource for graduating students.
- HIRE Minnesota (Healthcare, Infrastructure, and Renewable Energy) - A coalition of community organizations that are seeking public investments that jump-start our economy, provide access for all people to jobs, training and living wages, start to ease the climate crisis and promote healthy communities.
- Minnesota Environmental Partnership - A a coalition of 90 Minnesota environmental and conservation organizations working together to protect and preserve Minnesota's precious natural environment. The website includes links to all of the member organizations, policy priorities, and job listings. All of the mainline environmental organizations are part of this coalition.
- Sierra Student Coalition - A sister organization of the Sierra Club. The Student Coalition is a broad network of high school and college-aged youth from across the country working to protect the environment and to train, empower, and organize youth to run effective campaigns that result in tangible environmental victories and that develop leaders for the environmental movement.
- Women’s Environmental Institute - A non-profit organization, is an environmental research, renewal and retreat center designed to create and share knowledge about environmental issues and policies relevant to women, children and identified communities especially affected by environmental injustices; to promote agricultural justice, organic and sustainable agriculture and ecological awareness; and to support activism that influences public policy and promotes social change.
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National Organizations for Campus Sustainability
- AASHE - A detailed website that includes a tremendous amount of useful information for students, staff or faculty interested in campus sustainability. Macalester College is a member; students, staff and faculty can register for free access to their materials.
- National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program - This site includes a vast amount of information on campus greening projects. Students may also apply for a campus ecology fellowship that provides small amount of funding to begin projects.
- University Leaders for a Sustainable Future - This site assists colleges and universities in making sustainability an integral part of curriculum research operations and outreach. ULSF is also the secretariat for signatories of the Talloires Declaration 1990 which has been signed by more than 300 universities. The site also includes curriculum resources, including sustainability syllabi.
- US Partnership for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development - This sote consists of individuals, organizations and institutions in the United States dedicated to education for sustainable development. It acts as a convener, catalyst, and communicator working across all sectors of American society to fully integrate sustainable development into education in the United States.
- Global Higher Education for Sustainability Partnership - A collaboration dedicated to mobilizing universities and higher education institutions to support sustainable development in response to Chapter 36 of Agenda 21.
Sustainability Resources - Other
- Case Place - The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program CasePlace offers a wide range of business education materials in social impact management, sustainability and business ethics. The site contains cases and teaching notes, teaching modules, journal articles, course syllabi, books, and conference announcements.
- The Foundation for Sustainable Development is a 11 year-old 501(c)(3) non-profit that works closely with many universities, across academic disciplines, to facilitate undergrad and graduate students' project work and research in Latin America, East Africa, and India with locally-based NGOs. These students support community initiatives while also implementing projects of their own design in collaboration with their organization and our field staff.
- United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development - In 2002 the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO was designated as lead agency for the promotion of the Decade.
- Climate Counts Scorecard - Check out how different companies stack up against their competitors as far as sustainability.