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SCSU Featured in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition" 


Fruit Trees to Beautify, Nourish SCSU Campus by the New Haven Register, 7/15/11





Campus Conservation NationalsCompete to Reduce Logo

"Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is the largest nationwide electricity and water               reduction competition on college and university campuses. In its fourth year, CCN gives a common voice and motivation to hundreds of thousands of students, all working together to reduce consumption and mitigate the impacts of climate change."

SCSU's 2013 Campus Conservation Nationals yielded a vast amount of savings, with Neff Hall conserving the most energy, breaking Brownell Hall's two year winning streak! We're looking forward to another record-breaking year in 2014.

Sparked by the successful campus-wide response during the Campus Conservation Nationals and large energy reduction in nine residence halls, Southern won a "Power of Change Award" for innovation in energy efficiency. Read the full story here.


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Sustainability in the News

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Local Community Organizations

Check out these links to local community organizations that promote sustainability and ecologically-friendly activities and ways of life:

New Haven Bioregional/Transition Group
Sponsors walks, films, canoe trips, potlucks, and other events to help us connect with our natural and built environment, and to build community and local resilience.

Engages the community in growing an equitable, local food system that promotes economic development, community development and sustainable agriculture.

Urban Miners
A Hamden, CT-based organization that recycles building materials from residential and commercial sites and resells it.

Common Ground
A center for environmental learning and leadership in New Haven, Conn.  On a 20-acre site at the base of West Rock Ridge, a diverse community of children, young people, and adults cultivate habits of healthy living and sustainable environmental practice.

Solar Youth, Inc.
A New Haven-based non-profit environmental education and youth development organization.                  

A nonprofit organization of more than 400 advocates whose mission is to make the greater New Haven area friendlier and more accessible to cyclists, pedestrians, and other users of non-motorized transportation.

New Haven Office of Sustainability
Helping groups and individuals in the greater New Haven area to create together a sustainable community.

CT NOFA - Connecticut Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association
An independent non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the practices of ecologically sound farming and gardening, and to the development of local sustainable agriculture.

1000 Friends of Connecticut
Dedicated to growing a healthy economy with choice in transportation, housing and education; and respect for farmlands, open space, natural and historic resources.

Sierra Club - Connecticut Chapter
A non-profit member-supported, public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions -- legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.

Connecticut Science Center Collaborative
Educating the people of Connecticut about climate change science, impacts and solutions.

Urban Resources Initiative
A community not-for-profit that works in conjunction with the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. Its mission is to foster community-based land stewardship, promote environmental education, and advance the practice of urban forestry