Planet Forward Schools Consortium

The Planet Forward University Consortium is an alliance of colleges and universities that collaborate to engage students, faculty, and staff in opportunities around sustainability and science communication. Students learn to use storytelling and digital media, participate in events with experts and decision makers, and connect with the global conversation on environmental issues and solutions to move the planet forward.

"Columbia makes strides both large and small," said Columbia's Senior Executive Vice President Robert Kasdin, "from pilot projects to industry-leading research, toward reducing the University’s environmental footprint. Programs that touch upon... Read More
In the classroom, you'll find our students and faculty pursuing research and implementing innovative ideas that will lead our society toward a more sustainable future. Outside our lecture halls, we are reducing our environmental footprint and... Read More
The George Washington University is at the forefront of sustainability on college campuses, earning 12th place in the Sierra Club’s list of most environmentally friendly schools. The University offers over 250 courses related to sustainability, and... Read More
Jackson State University's Sustainable Campus promotes positive environmental changes in the behaviors and actions of JSU students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. We work to reduce negative environmental impacts and to create sustainable... Read More
At Middlebury, sustainability is about more than our renewable energy projects and 'green' buildings. It is an integral part of how we teach, work, and play. With innovative ideas from the campus community, a supportive administration, and the... Read More
As one of the world’s leading academic institutions, Northwestern University recognizes its role in addressing the global challenges of sustainability and climate change. Northwestern University’s strategic plan states that we will “Engage with the... Read More
Sewanee's office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (ESS) is responsible for shepherding the University’s commitment to sustainable living on campus and the environmentally sound management and educational use of its 13,000 acre... Read More
ESF is unique among colleges and universities in that all of its educational and research programs are oriented toward natural resources, and toward the natural and designed environments. All that ESF is and does serves the mission of achieving a... Read More
Tougaloo College, a historically black college on the edge of Jackson, Mississippi, has gained national respect for its high academic standards and level of social responsibility.  The College reached the ultimate demonstration of its social... Read More
The University of Arizona has been committed to sustainability since our beginning in 1885. There was no LEED certification then but our first building, Old Main, which is 120 years old and still in use today, was constructed with local materials... Read More
The mission of the University of Arkansas Office for Sustainability is to motivate, facilitate and coordinate innovation and change through partnerships with faculty, students and staff across administrative units to create a culture of... Read More
The University of Florida has a special obligation to meet the challenges of sustainability for three interrelated reasons. First, as educators we play a leading role in training the scientific, social, political, and cultural leaders, professionals... Read More
The University administration has set challenging goals for energy use, local foods purchasing, recycling and more. Fortunately, we have a plan (the Illinois Climate Action Plan) that will enable us to achieve those goals. Sustainability principles... Read More
The University of Minnesota Office of Sustainability provides direction and coordination for sustainability initiatives in the Twin Cities. We are committed to reaching our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 through inclusive projects, cross-... Read More
The University of Mississippi’s commitment to sustainability lies at the center of its values, as the institution’s creed states, “I believe in good stewardship of our resources.” UM has earned a spot in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green... Read More