Gain the skills and experience to be a sustainability champion in your community!

 

As a member of the community, you can:

 
Sc3 - Student Conservation Corps and Congress
DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Develop leadership skills at our week-long Student Conservation Corps & Congress training.
FIND RESOURCES
FIND RESOURCES
Learn more about sustainability through over 1,000 links to field trips, games, competitions, infographics, documentaries, and more.
GET COLLABORATION SPACE
Get free online space, for groups of 2 or more, to organize and manage your student club efforts.
challenges and contests
PARTICIPATE IN CHALLENGES
Find nationwide competitions and challenges that your school or student club can participate in.
blog
READ AND WRITE BLOGS
Stay informed with what students are thinking about by reading their blogs. Maybe you can be a blogger!
community campaigns
RUN A CAMPAIGN
Take your efforts to the next level and get ideas for your a community campaign or project.
 


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"I discovered that all over the country, and all over the world, there are people who value nature and who really believe we can save the world. It gave me a new perspective; it showed me people are small, but the differences they can make are big!"  
— Sarah, Sc3 participant, 2015


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Check Out the Student Blogs

  • student climate conference PDS
    The Student Climate Conference At Princeton Day School
    On May 12th, the second annual Student Climate Conference was held at Princeton Day School. The program was complete with presentations by students, a fair with stands from environmental nonprofits, outdoor activities, and the Keynote Speaker: Delaware Riverkeeper, Maya von Rossum. The aim of this program was to inform and motivate youth in the area on environmental sustainability.        more
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    Utilizing Environmentalist Rage: A Letter Template
    I want my environmentalist rage and the rage of every environmentalist reading this to be more frequently put to good use. In my most recent blog, I shared a letter that I had written to the CEO of Hilton. This letter was a call to action that highlighted the economic and ecological inefficiency of investing in single-use plastic water bottles. I’ve created a template and tips below that will hopefully aid you in productively utilizing your societal frustrations. Solution-oriented mindsets are all that we need to make a difference. By tactfully proposing sustainable and economically advantageous alternatives to the managers and CEOs of waste-producing businesses, we can voice our desire as consumers to see sustainable practices put in place and spark consideration for environmental conscientiousness by tackling one issue at a time. I hope this letter template provides inspiration, guidance, and a vessel for your righteous environmentalist frustrations. Be creative, be bold, and the next time you see something wasteful, start writing. more
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    Taking Our Earth Day Mentality Beyond A Single Day
    The 2018 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival marked the 49th year anniversary of Santa Barbara hosting earth day celebrations. Some of the first ever Earth day festivities originated in Santa Barbara after the 1969 oil spill which, at the time, was the largest in the nation’s history. Today, the Santa Barbara Earth Day festival commemorates this devastating spill by reminding people to rethink their habits and their relationship with the planet. For most of the years that the festival has been around, it has been organized by the Community Environmental Council . The CEC formed in 1970 also in response to the oil spill and has been a major force in pushing for environmental regulations and sustainability initiatives in the Santa Barbara community with campaigns such as “Skip the Straw SB for the Sea.” The organization has visited Dos Pueblos on numerous occasions and was a driving force in helping install reusable water bottle stations with their program, “Rethink the Drink.” Kati King, CEC Director of Outreach and Education, proudly discussed Earth Day Festival has grown extremely successful and is now one of the largest and longest-running Earth Day festivals on the west coast. more