Student Sustainability Clubs and Organizations
Want to get involved? There are many student organizations that organize and participate in sustainability projects on campus.
Connecticut College Forest Justice promotes the conservation of our global forest ecosystems. By raising awareness about deforestation issues and the detrimental effects they have on climate change, on global biodiversity of all ecosystems and on resource availability for marginalized people around the world, Forest Justice raises funds and works to reduce the use of tree products on campus.
Connecticut College's Oceana is the first collegiate chapter of Oceana, the international organization. The group advocates for ocean health and the responsible use of marine resources by hosting film screenings, speaker events, and beach cleanups and other collaborative restoration projects with local non-profit groups to raise awareness of marine issues.
Sprout is the College's sustainable gardening initiative. The group educates the Connecticut College community about sustainable agriculture, promotes the purchase of locally and organically grown foods, supplies sustainably/organically grown foods to the dining halls and provides opportunities for students to learn about sustainable agriculture firsthand by working in the on-campus garden.
Spokespeople is a student-run bicycle collective based on the credo that bicycling is a sane, inexpensive and sustainable alternative to the reliance on motor vehicles. Bicycling promotes cleaner air, land and water and helps you stay active. Come on - grab those handlebars!
There are even more student organizations that handle issues of sustainability
Unity House, the multicultural center at Connecticut College, is affiliated with many of these organizations. To see a full list please visit the Unity-Affliated Student Organizations page.
The LBGTQ Resource Center also works with many different student organizations that can be found on their Student Groups page.
Still want more? Visit the Office of Volunteers for Community Service (OVCS), the Student Government Association (SGA), the Think S.A.F.E. Project and The Women's Center for even more ways to get involved!
Manager of Sustainability