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 at our week-long Student Conservation Corps & Congress training.
Learn more about sustainability through over 1,000 links to field trips, games, competitions, infographics, documentaries, and more.
Get free online space, for groups of 2 or more, to organize and manage your student club efforts.
challenges and contests
Find nationwide competitions and challenges that your school or student club can participate in.
Stay informed with what students are thinking about by reading their blogs. Maybe you can be a blogger!
community campaigns
Take your efforts to the next level and get ideas for your a community campaign or project.

Join the Community!


"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

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    Thankful For Sc3 On Thanksgiving
    So, It’s Thanksgiving. This time serves as a moment to slow down our busy lives, be with family, and recollect on what we are thankful for. This Thanksgiving especially, Sc3 has not left my mind when thinking about things I am grateful for. I am so fortunate to still be connected to many of my close friends from Sc3 after two years. They never fail to ... more
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    Chef’s Table With Dan Barber: A Sustainable Food Systems Film Review
    This episode of Chef’s Table (found on Netflix) discussed the idea of cooking in the world that we live in today through the lens of Dan Barber, the head chef of the Blue Hill Restaurants in Hudson Valley, New York (Stone Hill Farm) and in New York City. Dan is described as the ‘modern chef’ of our day and age and he thinks about not only how to feed his customers, but what experience they have when they come to his restaurant and what impact the food they eat there has on the rest of their life. Dan sees food from not only an artistic culinary view, but also through an ethical and biological view, asking: what is the responsibility we are supposed to have with the food we consume and how are we supposed to use the Earth? more
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    Writing To Businesses: A Guide
    Living as an environmentalist in a wasteful world can be at worst incredibly frustrating and at best rewarding and full of opportunities for improvement. I am frustrated constantly by the prevalence of single-use plastic and the normalcy of living in a society that creates such excessive waste. Sometimes, this frustration fuels the initiation of a passionate solution-oriented action plan. Other times, the overwhelming wastefulness inspires bitter ranting, long, guilt-filled showers, and binge-eating vegan desserts. On one of the more productive occasions, I turned my rage into a letter to the CEO of Hilton. Due to the fact that my dad is a Hilton Honors member, I realized that Hilton hotels give out two complimentary plastic water bottles to each of their honors guests. Upon noticing this, I pointed the issue out to my dad and began one of my rants about single-use plastic, the horrors of Nestle, etcetera. My dad, as usual, stopped my rant and cleverly redirected my anger toward the idea of writing a letter to Hilton about the issue. Together we brainstormed about alternatives for the plastic water bottles, and after some thought and research, I finished writing this letter to the CEO of Hilton. more