Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Partners have played a strategic role in the development of the GSA by providing guidance, leadership, outreach and content to the GSA community.
350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Their online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries.
AASHE's mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. They do this by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.
ACE's mission is to educate high school students on the science behind climate change and inspire them to take action to curb global warming. ACE is committed to building a generational shift to solve climate change. By starting with education, ACE grooms leaders who are influencing peers and leading change.
The signatories of the ACUPCC, and the higher education industry as a whole, are leading society by driving the thought and defining the cutting edge of what is necessary and what is possible in effectively fighting climate change. The ACUPCC serves as a catalyst in leveraging all of the individual efforts being taken so that the higher education sector as a whole will continue to be the societal leader in addressing climate change.
The mission of Captain Planet Foundation is to promote and support high quality, educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities.
Established in 1921, CEFPI is a worldwide professional 501 (c)(3) non-profit association whose sole mission is improving the places where children learn. CEFPI members, individuals, institutions and corporations are actively involved in planning, designing, building, equipping and maintaining schools and colleges.
CELF’s mission is to make sustainability education an integral part of every school’s curricula and culture, from kindergarten through high school. Their approach is comprehensive, engaging students, teachers and administrators, parents, communities and businesses through professional development, consulting services, and experiential programs.
The U.S. Green Building Council has a vision: green schools for everyone within this generation. For this reason, they formed the Center for Green Schools to expand their efforts to drive change in how we design, construct and operate our schools and campuses so they will enhance student learning experiences. The Center at USGBC is helping to engage educators in creating sustainable learning environments and is working with state and local governments to draft smart, practical policies.
The USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. Their community of leaders is working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.
The William J. Clinton Foundation launched the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) to create and advance solutions to the core issues driving climate change. CCI takes a holistic approach, addressing the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions and the people, policies, and practices that impact them. Working with governments and businesses around the world, CCI focuses on three strategic program areas: reducing emissions in cities, catalyzing the large-scale supply of clean energy, and working to stop deforestation.
Chewonki provides a challenging academic program for a small number of highly motivated and academically capable students. At Chewonki, students live on a 400-acre peninsula, and connect to the natural world while linking practical experiences to the intellectual work of academic pursuits -- exploring rocky intertidal zones and sandy shores or snowshoe alongside moose tracks, kayak to Hungry Island, or scale Mt. Katahdin.
Conserve School is a non-sectarian school aimed at students who feel a strong attachment to the natural world and who are motivated to conserve it. This semester-long immersion in environmental studies and outdoor activities deepens students’ love of nature, reinforces their commitment to conservation, and equips them to take meaningful action as environmental stewards.
Earthwatch's mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education in order to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Their Vision is a world in which we live within our means and in balance with nature. Their Belief is that future decisions regarding the environment must be based on objective science and must engage and empower people and organizations to act responsibly if they are to be sustainable.
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Junior Energy Junior Energy's mission is to work in classrooms and schools to help children discover how they can positively impact the planet by engaging their parents, family, friends and neighbors in small, simple actions.
The National Business Officers Association (NBOA) is the national voice of independent school business officers. NBOA is a professional resource and leading advocate for independent school business officers. Through programs, online tools, and research on emerging issues, NBOA helps to develop solutions for effective and sustainable operations in independent schools.
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a membership organization with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. NAIS's mission is to be the national voice of independent schools and the center for collective action on their behalf. NAIS represents approximately 1,400 independent schools and associations in the United States, and affiliates with independent schools abroad as well.
The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.
PVAS, a sponsor of Sc3, is a chapter of the National Audubon Society and draws its members from Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties in West Virginia and Washington County, Maryland. PVAS's programs and activities are focused on promoting greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world.
The Parent Teacher Association® mission and overall purpose is “To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.” A powerful voice for children, Members work toward PTA's goal of a quality education and nurturing environment for every child.
RMI’s vision is a world thriving, verdant, and secure, for all, for ever. Their mission is to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources, executed through specific initiatives, is to map and drive the transition from coal and oil to efficiency and renewables, to create abundance by design and to apply the framework of natural capitalism.
Second Nature's mission is to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education. They accelerate movement toward a sustainable future by serving and supporting senior college and university leaders in making healthy, just, and sustainable living the foundation of all learning and practice in higher education.
Solar One's mission is to empower people with the knowledge and resources to unleash and build sustainability in urban communities. S1 seeks to make the urban environment more sustainable, catalyze movements to reduce carbon emissions, and educate people of all ages about innovative solutions to deeply-entrenched environmental challenges.
Formerly Tata Energy Research Institute, TERI is a leading Indian non government organization (NGO), a global think tank conducting research and analysis on energy, environment and sustainable development. It's University focus ranges from micro organisms to global climate change and everything in between. In its 38 years of existence, TERI has completed more than 2600 projects and has about 20 divisions.
"There is a growing sense of ethics. We see a clear cutting in an old growth forest we say "that's wrong." We see fish that are deformed from PCBs and we know that it's wrong. We are waking up to the environmental ethics of living in paradise."
- Ray Anderson
Chairman & CEO
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Green Clean Tip #1:
It doesn't have to smell strong to clean effectively.
Green Clean Tip #2:
Adopt a "no-shoes indoors" policy at home to help keep your space cleaner and healthier.
Green Clean Tip #3:
Clean indoor air naturally with houseplants such as Boston ferns, chrysanthemums and English ivy.
Green Clean Tip #4:
If your cleaning service refuses to use non-toxic cleaning supplies, it's time to get a new cleaning service.