As members of a broader community concerned with environmental issues, Augsburg College draws on the insights and work of many off-campus organizations, agencies, and groups. For more information, look to the links below.
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Environmental resource use
Waste reduction and recycling
Religion and environmental stewardship
Local, state, and regional agencies
National advocacy organizations
Environmental resource use
Ecological Footprint Quiz www.myfootprint.org - A quiz to find an individual’s “ecological footprint.”
Turn the Tide www.newdream.org/tttoffline - Simple actions anyone can take to make a difference for the environment.
U.S. Green Building Council www.usgbc.org - A building industry group promoting environmentally friendly design and building practices.
Natural Step www.naturalstep.org/en - A group working towards global sustainability.
Renewal Energy Policy Project www.repp.org/ – A group that promotes renewable energy.
Metro Transit www.metrotransit.org - Public transit provider for the Twin Cities.
The Hub Bike Co-op thehubbikecoop.org - A local bicycle co-op.
Freewheel Bicycle Store freewheelbike.com - A local bicycle store.
Midwest Mountaineering www.midwestmtn.com - A local outdoor equipment store with bicycling resources.
City of Minneapolis Bicycling website www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/bicycles - Information about biking in the Twin Cities. Provided by the City of Minneapolis.
Waste reduction and recycling
REDUCE.ORG www.reduce.org - Learn about ways to reduce waste. Provided by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Recycling Association of Minnesota http://recycleminnesota.org/ - Information about recycling in Minnesota, along with other waste reduction information.
The Freecycle Network www.freecycle.org - Listings of items being given away for free, allowing unwanted items to be reused.
Twin Cities FreeMarket www.twincitiesfreemarket.org - Listings of items being given away for free, allowing unwanted items to be reused.
Alliance for Environmental Sustainability www.alliancees.org - A group that provides information regarding sustainable practices to both consumers and industry.
Co-op America http://www.greenamerica.org/ - A group that provides consumer information with a focus on sustainability.
GreenBiz www.greenbiz.com - An environmental responsibility resource for businesses.
The Green Guide www.thegreenguide.com - A guide to help the individual consumer make environmentally sound choices.
The Green Life www.thegreenlife.org - A guide to help the individual consumer make environmentally sound choices.
Greener Cars www.greenercars.org – An environmental guide to cars and trucks.
Tesla Motors www.teslamotors.com - A manufacturer of electric sports cars.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) www.aashe.org - An organization of educational instituations working for sustainability.
Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future www.ulsf.org - An international nonprofit working with colleges and universities for sustainable practices.
Campus Greening Initiative http://netimpact.org/ - An organization that works with campuses on sustainability projects.
International Institute for Sustainable Devlopment http://www.iisd.org/educate/ - The Institute provides a toolkit for thinking about green campuses.
Second Nature www.secondnature.org - A consulting group that works with educational institutions for sustainability.
Religion and Environmental Stewardship
Center for Environmental Philosophy www.cep.unt.edu - An international journal of environment, culture and religion.
ELCA Social Statement on Caring for Creation http://www.elca.org/What-We-Believe/Social-Issues/Social-Statements/Environment.aspx - The ELCA’s social statement regarding care for the environment and additional resources
Evangelical Environmental Network www.creationcare.org - An evangelical ministry focused on care of the environment.
Eco-Justice Programs of the NCC http://nccecojustice.org/ - An office of the National Council of Churches.
Lutherans Restoring Creation www.lutheransrestoringcreation.org – a grassroots movement promoting care for creation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
National Religious Partnership for the Environment www.nrpe.org - An association of independent faith groups.
Center for Ecoliteracy www.ecoliteracy.org - A center dedicated to education regarding sustainable living.
Environmental Education and Training Partnership www.eetap.org - A partnership between the EPA and the University of Wisconsin.
Environmental Law Institute www.eli.org - An indpendent, non-partisan environmental education and policy research center.
Environmental Literacy Council www.enviroliteracy.org - Tools for teachers on environmental topics.
Global Footprint Network http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/ - A group advancing the use of the Ecological Footprint as a measure of impact.
An Inconvenient Truth www.climatecrisis.net - Information on global warming. Linked to the film An Inconvenient Truth.
Next Step www.nextstep.state.mn.us - An informational site about sustainability.
Rocky Mountain Institute www.rmi.org - An institute focused on energy policy.
Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge www.seek.state.mn.us - A Minnesota network of Environmental Education resources
SEDAC Environmental Sustainability http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/theme/sustainability - A central point to access data about sustainability.
Local, state, and regional agencies
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency www.pca.state.mn.us - State agency for pollution control.
Alliance for Sustainability www.afs.nonprofitoffice.com/ - A Minnesota-based non-profit supporting projects for local, national, and global sustainability.
Audobon Minnesota http://mn.audubon.org/ - The Minnesota chapter of the national conservation group.
Clean Water Action Alliance of Minnesota www.cleanwateraction.org/mn - The Minnesota chapter of the national organization Clean Water Action.
Envision Minnesota http://www.envisionmn.org/ - A nonprofit organization promoting environmentally responsible development.
Fresh Energy http://fresh-energy.org/ - A nonprofit working towards cleaner energy options.
Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area www.friends-bwca.org - A Minneapolis-based group dedicated to protecting the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area.
Friends of the Mississippi River www.fmr.org - A group working for a healthier Mississippi River, especially in the Twin Cities area.
Institute for Local Self-Reliamce www.ilsr.org - Assists organizations of all types to operate in environmentally friendly and sustainable ways.
Izaak Walton League www.minnesotaikes.org/ – A wildlife and environmental conservation group.
Land Stewardship Project http://www.landstewardshipproject.org/
- A group supporting stewardship of farmland and sustainable land use.
Minnesota Association for Environmental Education www.minnesotaee.org/ – An environmental education promoter and professional network.
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy www.mncenter.org - A Minnesota environmental advocacy group.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources www.dnr.state.mn.us - Our state’s Department of Natural Resources.
Minnesota Environmental Fund www.mnenvirofund.org - An organization that helps fund a number of environmental groups.
Minnesota Environmental Initiative www.environmental-initiative.org/ – An organization that uses partnerships to advance environmental projects.
Minnesota Environmental Partnership www.mepartnership.org - A coalition of environmental and conservation groups in Minnesota.
Minnesota Environmental Quality Board www.eqb.state.mn.us - A state policy group.
Minnesota Food Assocation www.mnfoodassociation.org - A group that works towards a more sustainable food system.
The Minnesota Project www.mnproject.org - A nonprofit organization working towards a range of sustainability initiatives.
Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota www.parksandtrails.org - For the management of Minnesota’s public parks and trails.
Recycling Association of Minnesota http://recycleminnesota.org/ – Resources for finding recycling centers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro and in out-state Minnesota
Sierra Club www.northstar.sierraclub.org - The Minnesota chapter of the national conservation organization.
The Tree Trust www.treetrust.org - A community forestry and tree-planting group.
Trust for Public Land www.tpl.org - A national land conservation organization.
Voyageurs National Park http://voyageurs.org/ - A significant national park in northern Minnesota.
White Earth Land Recovery Project www.nativeharvest.com - An organization dedicated to reclamation of land to more sustainable practices.
Wilderness Inquiry www.wildernessinquiry.org - A nature appreciation organization.
Women’s Environmental Network http://fwef.org/ - A professional organization for women with careers in the environmental field.
National environmental advocacy organizations
CLSP Environmental Advocacy Project http://www.nesl.edu/centers/clsr_environmental.cfm - A group coordinating efforts on environmental causes.
Environmental Defense Fund http://www.edf.org/ - A national advocacy group.
Friends of the Earth www.foe.org - The U.S. arm of the international organization.
National Resources Defence Council www.nrdc.org - A national advocacy group.
Campus Ecology Program http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology.aspx/ - A program of the National Wildlife Federation
The Nature Conservancy www.nature.org - A conservation organization.
Rainforest Action Network www.ran.org - A conservationn organization focused on the rainforests of the world.
Save Our Environment Action Center www.saveourenvironment.org - A site that coordinates efforts for environmental causes.
World Wildlife Fund http://worldwildlife.org/ - An organization dedicated to protecting endangered species and their habitats.