Campus Resources Links
Aquinas College Sustainable Business Program - https://www.aquinas.edu/academics/sustainable-business/
The Aquinas Sustainable Business Degree program fosters ecological and social intelligence in all business decisions and is the only undergraduate program of its kind in Michigan and possibly the United States. The website contains information about the academic program, the students, local events, and much more!
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) - www.aashe.org
AASHE is a "membership-based association of colleges and universities working to advance sustainability in higher education in the US and Canada." Aquinas College is a member of AASHE and as such, can access useful resources on their website. The AASHE site includes a campus sustainability professionals page, classroom resources, publications, interest groups, and a sustainability policy link. They also offer a free weekly e-newsletter covering campus sustainability news, events, and opportunities. AASHE's goal is to promote sustainability in every area of higher education, from governance and operations to curriculum and student life.
Laudato Si Action Platform- https://laudatosiactionplatform.org/
The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development’s Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a space for institutions, communities, and families to learn and grow together as we journey toward full sustainability in the holistic spirit of integral ecology. You are warmly invited to join this community. Your unique “culture, experience, involvements, and talents” are needed on our journey towards greater love for our Creator, each other, and the home we share. (LS 14)
National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program - www.nwf.org/campusecology
The Campus Ecology Program was established by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) in 1989 to help colleges and universities become sustainable systems. The website offers a monthly electronic newsletter, a database of campus projects within particular sustainability topics, a Campus Ecology Yearbook with college and university successes from the previous year, a climate blog, and much more. The organization provides workshops and teleconferences, printed and online resources, and consultation.
Second Nature - www.secondnature.org
Second Nature helps higher education institutions make the transformation to a sustainable community by providing workshops, publications, presentations, consultations, and networking opportunities. The website contains countless case studies describing the greening of colleges and universities.
University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF) - www.ulsf.org
ULSF is an international non-profit organization that works to make sustainability an integral part of every aspect of colleges and universities, from operations and student life to teaching and research. The site provides resources for incorporating sustainability into the curriculum, conducting a sustainability assessment, integrating sustainability into policies and mission statements, research, and tools for campus greening.
West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum (WMSBF) - www.wmsbf.org
West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum is a regional collaboration of business, government, non-profits, and academia dedicated to promoting business practices that demonstrate environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social responsibility.