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External Student Organizations

Energy Action
Energy Action is a coalition of 30 organizations working to support and strengthen the student and youth clean energy movement in North America. Currently Energy Action is working on the Campus Climate Challenge, a grassroots effort to organize and win hundreds of clean energy victories on college campuses throughout the US and Canada.
Free The Planet! (FTP!)
FTP! works to expand and strengthen the student environmental movement, provide resources for student activists, and work with students to win campaigns for strong environmental protections.
Net Impact
Net Impact is a network of more than 10,000 new-generation leaders (MBAs, graduate students and young professionals) committed to using the power of business to improve the world. The organization recently started a Campus Greening Initiative to help Net Impact student members put their beliefs into action through campus environmental sustainability efforts.
Restoring Eden
Restoring Eden empowers tomorrow's church leaders at dozens of Christian colleges to address the biblical mandate to love, serve, and protect God's creation. This comes in several forms: 1) speaking at dozens of college campuses twice a year, preaching the vital need for the church to better tend God's creation, 2) convening "Restoring God's Creation," an annual week-long creation-care lobbying conference, and 3) providing tactical assistance and an online community for campus chapters to more effectively change the world. A parachurch ministry, Restoring Eden is dedicated to encouraging stewardship of the natural world as a biblical, moral, and wise value, through nature appreciation, environmental stewardship, and public advocacy.
Roots and Shoots - University Network
Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute's international environmental and humanitarian program for youth of all ages. Its mission is to foster respect and compassion for all living things, promote understanding of all cultures, and inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for the environment, animals, and the human community. The Roots & Shoots University & College Program links institutions around the US to further Jane Goodall's mission: empowering individuals to make a difference. The network is based out of Western Connecticut State University.
Sierra Student Coalition (SSC)
The Sierra Student Coalition is a broad network of high school and college students from around the U.S. working to protect the environment. It has over 250 affiliated groups based at schools around the country. The SSC is the student arm of the Sierra Club. Like the Sierra Club, the SSC is run by volunteers who work on national and local campaigns that promote smart energy solutions and protect the environment. It develops environmental leaders through grassroots training programs and works to maximize its campus-based effectiveness through the creation and maintenance of state and national networks of high school and college students. A small staff supports the work of the Sierra Student Coalition's volunteer-run activities.
Sierra Youth Coalition (SYC)
The Sierra Youth Coalition is a Canadian organization run by youth for youth, serving as the youth arm of the Sierra Club of Canada. SYC desires to see the working realities of sustainability integrated into the daily operations of life. Toward this end, it works with youth to challenge injustices, lobby decision-makers, and encourage youth to become decision-makers themselves, and most importantly, inspire Canadians to act. Alongside promoting sustainable lifestyle choices, SYC works to transform high schools, universities, and governments into models of sustainability.
Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)
SEAC is a student and youth-run national network of progressive organizations and individuals whose aim is to uproot environmental injustices through action and education. SEAC defines the environment to include the physical, economic, political, and cultural conditions in which humans live. By challenging the power structure that threatens these conditions, students in SEAC work to create progressive social change on both the local and global levels. SEAC builds networks, teaches skills, educates about issues, and puts ideas into practice with campaigns. It has conferences, email lists, a magazine, trainings, caucuses, campaign packets, and organizing guides.
Student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs)
The student PIRGs are independent state-based student organizations that work to solve public interest problems related to the environment, consumer protection, and government reform.
Students United for a Responsible Global Environment (SURGE)
SURGE is a nonviolent network led by students, but not limited to students, dedicated to achieving social, economic, political, and environmental justice through collective education and action.
United States Student Association (USSA)
USSA works to build grassroots power among students to win concrete victories that expand access to education at the federal, state and campus level. USSA is a voice for students on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and in the Department of Education.
United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)
USAS is an international student movement of campuses and individual students fighting for sweatshop free labor conditions and workers' rights. USAS' three cornerstone campaigns are the Sweat-Free Campus Campaign, the Ethical Contracting Campaign, and the Campus Living Wage Campaign.
United Students for Fair Trade (USFT)
USFT is a United States network of student organizations advocating around Fair Trade products, policies, and principles. They work to consolidate and coordinate the power of the over 100 active student Fair Trade organizations in the U.S. They also offer leadership development and capacity building, and serve as a resource group for student fair trade organizers.