Interested in getting involved with other students who are involved with sustainability on campus? There are many student organizations that you can join that organize and participate in sustainability projects on campus.
Here are some of those organizations:
Connecticut College Forest Justice, founded in the spring of 2008, aims to promote the conservation of our global forest ecosystems through raising awareness about deforestation issues and the significant role that forests can play in mitigating climate change, as well as reducing the use of tree products on campus.
Oceana is the first college chapter of Oceana, the international organization. The group advocates for ocean health and the responsible use of marine resources by hosting beach cleanups and collaborative restoration projects with local non-profit groups, film screenings, and other speaker events to raise awareness of marine issues.
Sprout is the College's sustainable gardening initiative, educating the Connecticut College community about sustainable agriculture, promoting the purchase of locally and organically grown foods, supplying sustainably/organically grown foods to the dining halls, and providing a means to learn about sustainable agriculture firsthand by working in the on-campus garden.
Renewable Energy Club
The Renewable Energy Club was formed in the spring of 2001 during the efforts to persuade the College to purchase some of its electricity from clean, renewable sources. Today the group works on educating the campus about energy efficiency and conservation, as well as continuing the drive to switch the entire campus electric load to renewable energy.
Spokespeople is a student-run bicycle collective based on the credo that bicycling is a sane, inexpensive, and sustainable alternative to the reliance on motor vehicles promotes cleaner air, land, and water and helps you stay active. Come on - grab those handlebars!
Manager of Sustainability