General Sustainability

AUNE’s energy-saving tips for home and office

Carbon Dioxide Reduction Quick Tips – Carbon dioxide reduction tips for travel, home, work/office, garden, food, purchasing, and offsetting from

Energy Star – A guide to what the “Energy Star” government rating means and products that carry the rating. – Green search engine with over 6500 sites. – Tips on greening your life.

GreenPrint – Free software that eliminates unwanted pages when printing, saving money and resources. – Daily email tips on sustainable life. – Sustainability indicators – Sustainability projects, services, and resources – Urban sustainability resources and ideas – Forum for science applications in sustainable nature-society interactions – A sustainability content site with a variety of lifestyle blogs.

Yahoo! Green – A Yahoo content site providing information and news on climate change.

News and Publications – Recent and archived sustainability articles from around the world – Sustainability articles

Environmental Leader – Daily newsletter on environmental leadership topics. – A collection of environmental press releases from various organizations. – A humorous commentary on news related to the environment. – Sustainability research and reports by date or topic – Articles and blogs on current sustainability steps

Sustainability Publications

Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development
(Washington D.C.: Heldref Publications)

Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy
(Reston, VA: National Biological Information Infrastructure)

Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability
(London, UK: Routledge)

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
(Bingley, UK: Emerald)


Personal Footprint Calculator– Global Footprint Network
Use this and other footprint calculators at Global Footprint Network.

Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

Green Build International Conference and Expo (AASHE)

  • “Buildings play a critical role in protecting and improving our environment and the health of the people who occupy them. USGBC’s Greenbuild conference and expo is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with other green building peers, industry experts, and influential leaders as they share insights on the green building movement and its diverse specialties.”
    – Green Build Website
  • November 19-21, 2008 Boston, MA

9th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment

  • Biodiversity in a Rapidly Changing World.
  • Decemnber 8 – 10, 2008, Washington, D.C.

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

  • BuildingEnergy ’09
  • March 10 – 12, 2009 Seaport World Trade Center, Boston

National Association of College and University Business Officers

  • The 4th Annual Smart & Sustainable Campuses Conference
  • April 5 – 7, 2009; University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Networking – Higher education network advancing sustainablility – Job and volunteer opportunities enhancing the environment – Social networking site focused on environmental and social activism.

Net Impact – Net Impact is a global network of business school students and alumni who believe that businesses have not only a financial responsibility but also a social responsibility to their stakeholders. Net Impact members can participate in multiple job networking opportunities through an online community, job bulletin board, and national conference. – Social networking site for environmental and social activism.



Share the ride & share the fun: Consider your options: TrainBus, or Rideshare.

Your guide to three simple rideshare options:

  • Zimride
    Listing and matching rides across the US and Canada. Zimride is simple to use, has many users and offers ride preference/privacy settings. Zimride has been adopted by many universities and employers as their official rideboard. Links with Facebook and partners with Zipcar.
  • CVTC Rideshare Board 
    Toll-free: (877) 428-2882
    This easily searchable rideboard is run by Contoocook Valley Transportation Company in Peterborough, NH. CVTC focuses on transportation options in the Monadnock region. One-time and regular commuting rides are listed. Commuting rides offer a guaranteed ride home. Many rides to/from Keene are currently listed.