Useful Links

Below is a list of sustainability organizations that members of the Gallaudet University community can get involved with for volunteer, internship, and career opportunities.

Local Organizations

Sustainable DC
The Sustainable DC plan was launched in 2013 with the goal of making DC the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the United States. 

Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN)
CCAN is a grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The organization is working with students in the area to reduce their campuses' greenhouse gas emissions.

Student Focused Organizations

Energy Action Coalition
Energy Action is a coalition of 30 organizations working to support and strengthen the student and youth clean energy movement in North America. Currently Energy Action is working on the Campus Climate Challenge, a grassroots effort to organize and win hundreds of clean energy victories on college campuses throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Net Impact
Net Impact is a network of more than 10,000 new-generation leaders (MBAs, graduate students, and young professionals) committed to using the power of business to improve the world.

Roots and Shoots - University Network

Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute's international environmental and humanitarian program for youth of all ages. The Roots & Shoots University & College Program links institutions around the U.S. to further Jane Goodall's mission: empowering individuals to make a difference. The network is based out of Western Connecticut State University.

Sierra Student Coalition (SSC)
The Sierra Student Coalition is a broad network of high school and college students from around the U.S. working to protect the environment. It has over 250 affiliated groups based at schools around the country. The SSC is the student arm of the Sierra Club. Like the Sierra Club, the SSC is run by volunteers who work on national and local campaigns that promote smart energy solutions and protect the environment. It develops environmental leaders through grassroots training programs and works to maximize its campus-based effectiveness through the creation and maintenance of state and national networks of high school and college students. A small staff supports the work of the Sierra Student Coalition's volunteer-run activities.

SustainUS
SustainUS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of young people advancing sustainable development and youth empowerment in the United States. Through proactive education, research, and advocacy at the policy-making and grassroots levels, the organization is building a future in which all people recognize the inherent equality and interdependence of social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

Federal Agencies

United States Environmental Protection Agency
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment including ensuring that environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; and working with other nations to protect the global environment.

Regional/State Organizations

California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC)
The CSSC was established over the summer of 2002 by a group of student representatives from throughout the University of California system, for the purpose of uniting students to fight for a sustainable University of California.

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa
The Conservation Corps provides meaningful work for young people in managing natural resources, responding to disasters, conserving energy and leading volunteers. The organization provides training in resource management, safety, job-readiness and technical skills, and helps young people develop personal responsibility, a strong work ethic and greater awareness of environmental stewardship.

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE)
SACE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes responsible energy choices that solve global warming problems and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. The organization's campus program is helping students in the Southeast bring green power to their campuses.

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