Partners

The Tunzana Network serves as a way to augment and highlight the environmental work that North American youth are doing in the region while also connecting them to UNEP and its global Tunza Network. The Network also allows North American youth to showcase their environmental work on a regional and international platform.

The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a multi-campus initiative focused on higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. The project began in 2003 as an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), in partnership with The New York Times.

Founded in 2005, the Sustainable Endowments Institute is a Cambridge-based nonprofit organization that has pioneered research and education to advance sustainability in higher education. In 2011, SEI developed The Billion Dollar Green Challenge (The Challenge) that encourages colleges, universities, and other nonprofit institutions to invest a combined total of one billion dollars in self-managed revolving funds.

Building on momentum from last year when nearly 100 schools participated, the oneShirt National Collegiate Clothing Drive expects more than 200 schools in all 50 states to join the inter-school competition during Earth Week 2012. Campus groups will rally their campus and community to donate used clothing to benefit local charities. Schools will weigh donations and schools with the most total and per student amounts will be declared The Big Shirts on Campus.

The Cascade Climate Network is a community of youth across the Pacific Northwest working for social and environmental justice. As active global citizens, we are building a sustainable, just and prosperous future for all.

Since 1993, Second Nature has worked to create a healthy, just, and sustainable society by transforming higher education. Second Nature is the lead supporting organization of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, a growing network of over 670 signatory higher education institutions in all fifty states that have made a public commitment to neutralize their greenhouse gas emissions and provide the education, research, and community engagement to enable the rest of society to do the same.

AASHE is helping to create a brighter future of opportunity for all by advancing sustainability in higher education. By creating a diverse community engaged in sharing ideas and promising practices, AASHE provides administrators, faculty, staff and students, as well as the business that serve them, with: thought leadership and essential knowledge resources; outstanding opportunities for professional development; and a unique framework for demonstrating the value and competitive edge created by sustainability initiatives.

RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Each spring hundreds of schools across the US and Canada rally their campus to see who can recycle the most while promoting awareness of resource conservation issues.

Mobilize.org empowers and invests in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems. Utilizing technology and social networking to connect Millennials on and offline, Mobilize.org convenes Millennials from around the country to discuss issues impacting the Millennial Generation and to develop sustainable solutions to address them.

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, we are building a future in which all people recognize the inherent equality and interdependence of social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

The New Leaders Initiative (NLI) grows environmental leadership by raising the profile of young emerging environmental leaders in North America and providing them with the skills, resources, and relationships to lead effective campaigns and projects. The NLI hosts the annual Brower Youth Awards, which recognizes outstanding youth with a cash prize, a high-energy week of activities in San Francisco, and ongoing leadership support.

IMatterMarch is a youth-led campaign designed to empower youth to compel action on the climate crisis, awaken our leaders and inspire others to live as if the future matters through street actions, legal actions and political pressure. This Earth Day, iMatter will be organizing youth marches and flash mobs at Earth Day events around the world.

The RePaper Campus Challenge encourages campuses to voluntarily pledge to recover 75% of their paper waste for recycling by the year 2015! Recycling paper not only reduces the waste we send to landfills, it also reduces climate warming pollution, creates green jobs, and helps provide a sustainable resource to our recycled paper mills helping to close the loop for recycled paper. Pledge today to become a RePaper campus!