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Outside Resources

The Association for Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)*: Villanova is a member of AASHE. If you have a Villanova email, you can create an account on AASHE's website to view member only resources.

Affordable Colleges Online: "Turning Green Degrees into Sustainable Careers" lists out the most common green degrees and sustainable careers. Giving you a better sense of what jobs are out there for your area of interest.

B Corp: Provides a framework and certification for companies wishing to benefit society as well as their shareholders.

Delaware Green Building Council (DVGBC): The Delaware Valley Green Building Council works to inspire, educate, and connect people around green building practices that will transform our communities into healthier, more prosperous places for people to live, work, and learn.

Fair Trade: Fair Trade USA enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry, and the earth. We achieve our mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products.

Grid: Grid is a free, monthly print publication focused on sustainability issues and initiatives in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Mayor's Office of Sustainability: Stay up to date with the City of Philadelphia's green initiatives and progress. Sign up for the Greenworks Newsletter and get monthly updates from the City's Office of Sustainability.

National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)*: The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking.

Pennsylvania Green Colleges (PERC)*: PERC enables Pennsylvania's colleges and universities to share knowledge and take action towards a sustainable future.

Second Nature: Second Nature's mission is to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education.

Sierra Club: Sierra Club looks to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; and educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Small Food: A guide to small food artisans, growers, and markets in Philly & its western 'burbs.

Sustainability and Faith Guide: Put together by a Villanova staff member, this site helps guide those interested in learning more about faith and sustainability relationships.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)*: Work to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

Vehicles For Veterans: is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit vehicle donation program that auctions and recycles vehicles to benefit disabled veterans. Our car donation program offers a simple alternative to selling or trading in your unwanted vehicle and provides you with free towing and a tax deduction.

Wheels For Wishes: is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Northern Delaware, and Susquehanna Valley. Wheels for Wishes provides an easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child.

* Villanova is a proud member of


Villanova University, as a community of learned and learning scholars, respecting the sacredness of all creation, accepts its responsibility to the integrity of Earth and its biodiversity, to the heritage of future generations, and to the security of nations. By utilizing the Augustinian values of Unitas, Veritas, and Caritas, meaning love thy neighbor, promote community unity, and live life in moderation through our curriculum, work environment, and operations, Villanova’s approach to sustainability exemplifies an emphasis on social justice and community service.

For questions regarding campus sustainability email Liesel Schwarz

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