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Center for Environmental Farming Systems

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

CEFS develops and promotes just and equitable food and farming systems that conserve natural resources, strengthen communities, improve health outcomes, and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond.

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New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

  • Tufts University (MA)

Working with new farmers to build strong businesses, expertise in the field, and a resilient food system. Programs include farmer training, food systems development, and a World Peas food hub.

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Agricultural Sustainability Institute

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis is a group of researchers, educators, and agricultural extension professionals working to answer big questions on how to make agriculture and food systems ...

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Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

  • University of California, Santa Cruz (CA)

The mission of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS or the Center) is to research, develop, and advance sustainable food and agricultural systems that are environmentally sound ...

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Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Program

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

ASAP’s current mission is to build and sustain an organization that empowers the on and off campus community working to advance sustainable and organic food and farming systems in ...

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Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

The Center has been working for two decades to bring sustainable solutions to the citizens and agricultural industry of Washington State. Its faculty and affiliates are working on exciting projects ...

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Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center

  • Goshen College (IN)

Merry Lea is a nature sanctuary located near Wolf Lake, Indiana. Most of the habitats found in northeastern Indiana are present in the 1,189 acres of Merry Lea. Unique ...

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West Central Research and Outreach Center

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

The West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) is part of the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). It is part of a ...

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AAS in Horticulture

  • College of Lake County (IL)

Today’s horticulture industry offers careers that go beyond landscaping and floral design. Associate degree graduates of horticulture programs can become natural area managers, arborists and owners and managers of ...

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AAS in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Central Carolina Community College (NC)

As a pioneer in innovative curriculum programs for the community college system, CCCC scored another winning effort with the establishment of its Sustainable Agriculture program in 2002. Developed in partnership ...

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AS in Environmental Landscaping

  • College of Marin (CA)

Students learn about soils, agriculture methods, and complementary business methods in specialized workshops and classes. A certificate is available in Landscape, Organic Farm, and Garden Production. Core courses address the ...

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AS in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Santa Rosa Junior College (CA)

The Sustainable Agriculture major is designed to train farmers and gardeners in the techniques of sustainable food production. It provides a foundation in plant and soil science, integrated pest management ...

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Sustainable Urban Agriculture (AS)

  • San Diego City College (CA)

The Sustainable Urban Agriculture program at City College offers you a hands-on approach to becoming a professional and/or academic in the fields of farming, gardening, gardening for the culinary ...

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Associate Degree in Farm & Food Systems

  • Greenfield Community College (MA)

The Farm & Food Systems program at GCC is a Liberal Arts advising option that explores the broad field of sustainable farming and local food systems. It provides students with ...

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Sustainable Agriculture Technology AAS

  • Triton College (IL)

Sustainable Agriculture Technology curriculum is designed to provide students the skills necessary to manage an environmentally sound and sustainable urban food production system. Graduates are qualified for numerous positions associated ...

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Sustainable Landscape Practices AAS

  • Triton College (IL)

Provides the student with training in sustainable agriculture and horticulture practices and the necessary background to pursue a career in sustainable agriculture technology. The program includes landscape and home gardening ...

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Watershed Science Technician AAS Program

  • Lane Community College (OR)

This program trains students for entry"level positions in environmental sustainability careers related to conserving, enhancing, restoring and protecting ecological processes in watersheds (stream drainage basins). Graduates will be able ...

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Agroecology (AS)

  • Northwest College (WY)

This degree is designed for students interested in the application and integration of biological and physical sciences with sustainable crop production. Students can transfer into Crop Science or Agronomy programs ...

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Agroecology (BS)

  • University of Wyoming (WY)

Agroecology, the study of agricultural ecosystems, is an interdisciplinary degree program within the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management and the Department of Plant Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in ...

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BA in Land, Farming & Community

  • Xavier University (OH)

Students in the Land, Farming and Community major will take a wide variety of courses (in such disciplines as history, theology, biology, and English) both within the Core Curriculum and ...

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BA in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Sterling College (VT)

The Sterling students who get a degree in Sustainable Agriculture will learn how to build a future of small farming that doesn’t exacerbate climate change, water scarcity, or pollution ...

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BA in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Production

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The way humans produce food can intensify problems like global warming, water scarcity and energy shortages. Farming methods can also become part of the solution for a more habitable world ...

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BA in Sustainable Food Systems

  • Sterling College (VT)

Studying sustainable food systems means taking an ecological approach to the future of food and food production. Students will examine the social, cultural, and ecological impacts of the way food ...

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BS in Agriculture with Emphasis in Sustainable Agriculture

  • University of Missouri (MO)

Increasingly, farmers are looking for creative ways to increase and diversify farm income, while consumers are seeking sustainably raised food produced close to home. Sustainable agriculture meets the needs of ...

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BS in Agroecology

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

AgroEcology is an interdisciplinary major shared between Penn State's Departments of Crop and Soil Sciences, Entomology and Plant Pathology. While our majors are rooted in the plant sciences, they ...

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BS in Horticultural Science

  • University of Florida (FL)

The Horticultural Sciences Department offers four undergraduate curriculum options: Horticultural Sciences - This is a flexible curriculum covering growth and development of horticultural crops and is tailored to individual students’ interest ...

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BS in Plant Science

  • University of Florida (FL)

Plant Science is a diverse major offered by the departments of Agronomy and Plant Pathology. Various specializations are available. Agronomy administers two of four options in the undergraduate Plant Science ...

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BS in Soils & Sustainable Crop Systems

  • Clemson University (SC)

Soils and Sustainable Crop Systems (SSCS) is a multi-disciplinary degree program in agriculture designed to provide students with expertise in soils, crop sciences, or applied agricultural biotechnology. SSCS offers students ...

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BS in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Unity College (ME)

Sustainable Agriculture majors are farm-focused and community-minded. They are interested in the ways in which local farmers and food enterprises contribute to a healthy food supply-from growing crops and raising ...

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BS in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

Students majoring in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SA&FS) focus on the social, economic and environmental aspects of food and agriculture - from farm to table and beyond. The program is ...

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Ecological Agriculture (BS)

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Ecological Agriculture (ECAG) is a degree that provides a foundation in the natural sciences with an emphasis on the application of ecological principles to the production of horticultural or agronomic ...

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Horticulture & Crop Science Major

  • California Polytechnic State University (CA)

Students in Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences begin with core courses that provide a thorough introduction to three concentrations: Environmental Horticultural Science, Fruit and Crop Science, and Plant Protection Science ...

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Organic Agriculture (BSc)

  • University of Guelph (ON)

A fresh wind is blowing at the University of Guelph, offering novel opportunities for students to make their mark in the rapidly evolving world of organic agriculture. Undergraduate students at ...

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Organic Agriculture Systems (BS)

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

Significantly different than conventional agriculture, organic food production is one of the fastest growing segments of agriculture, with retail sales increasing by 20 percent annually since 1991. In many ways ...

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Sustainable Agriculture (BS)

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

Students in the Sustainable Agriculture (SAG) Program experience a range of learning opportunities designed to immerse them in the world of sustainable agriculture, through a flexible and interdisciplinary curriculum tailored ...

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Sustainable Agriculture (BS)

  • University of Maine (ME)

The Sustainable Agriculture Program is an interdisciplinary program offered cooperatively by the faculties of the Departments of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Biology, and Resource Economics and Policy. In addition ...

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BS in Sustainable Food & Farming

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The concentration in Sustainable Food and Farming was developed in response to growing student demand and emerging job opportunities. If you care about good food, small farms, and local solutions ...

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Sustainable Food Systems (BS)

  • University of Idaho (ID)

Growing demand for food and fiber crops requires the need to maximize long-term sustainability of our agricultural systems and reimagine how we grow, market and transport food. This program is ...

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Sustainable Landscape Horticulture (BS)

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Sustainable Landscape Horticulture (SLH) provides a professional education in the use and care of trees, shrubs, flowers, lawn grasses, and other plants in the human environment. The program integrates professional ...

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Sustainable Parks, Recreation & Tourism Major

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The Department of Community Sustainability offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SPRT). By combining a body of specialized professional knowledge with the study of ...

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PhD in Agriculture, Food & Environment

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies, and public policy. It offers ...

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PhD in Plant & Soil Sciences

  • University of Vermont (VT)

The department of Plant and Soil Sciences at UVM offers several Master's degree options, including: Agroecology, Agronomy, Ecological Landscape Design, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Soil Science, Food Systems. Current ...

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Sustainable Agriculture (PhD)

  • Iowa State University (IA)

The Sustainable Agriculture Interdepartmental Graduate Program at Iowa State University builds on a solid foundation of agricultural science and provides students opportunities to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Our program was ...

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Certificate in Sustainable Food & Agricultural Systems

  • Pinchot University (WA)

Pinchot University offers a Certificate in Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems, a four-course sequence offering an integrated examination of food systems in the U.S. and the broader movement toward ...

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Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Washington State University, Pullman (WA)

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture provides post-baccalaureate students with an interdisciplinary understanding of practices and current issues in sustainable agriculture, along with the science that makes it work. Students ...

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Master in Design Studies: Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology

  • Harvard University (MA)

Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology combines the vision of long range effects and swiftness of short range responses to develop new modes of representation and new forms of investigation to enable new ...

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Master of Science in Ecological Design

  • Conway School of Landscape Design (MA)

The Conway School Graduate Program in Sustainable Landscape Planning + Design is the only institution of its kind in North America. Its focus is sustainable landscape planning and design. Each year ...

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Master of Sustainable Agriculture

  • Charles Sturt University (NSW)

The Sustainable Agriculture program brings together studies in the three key domains of sustainability: agricultural and natural systems; agribusiness; and the humanities. Through the development of creative and critical perspectives ...

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MS in Agricultural Engineering

  • Purdue University (IN)

Agricultural Engineering offers a unique perspective on environmental management that cannot be gained through other engineering or agricultural programs. Agricultural training provides students with insight into the many issues and ...

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MS in Agriculture, Food & Environment

  • Tufts University (MA)

The Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy fuses the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies, and public policy. It offers ...

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This tab provides access to data collected through AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community. Additional content and advanced benchmarking tools will be added to this tab over time.

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Arbor Day Foundation

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Carrier Class Green Infrastructure

Willow Grove, PA
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Demonstration Gardens @ UC Hastings College of the Law

San Francisco, CA
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Leonardo Academy

Madison, WI
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Max-R

Sussex, WI
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Max-R is the innovator of the customized waste and recycling bin.

WFF Facility Services

St. Louis, MO
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