Resources and Related Opportunities

Start your own Sustainable Business

Interested in “going green” but not sure where to start? Many businesses are taking an active role in sustainability by thinking about how they can turn “waste” into profits.

People often fail to realize that there are indeed opportunities that exist for new businesses to arise in these times. You can always choose to employ yourself by creating a sustainable business, no matter how far fetched it may seem. That is exactly what Jeff Denby did when he created his own sustainable underwear business. To learn more about Mr. Denby and other possible options that are out there, click here.

Do you have a Sustainable Business Idea?

MTVU and NYSE Euronext have come together to create Movers and Changers, a competition in which you submit a business plan that will benefit either the community, country, or world. However, it must be both profitable and sustainable. If entering for the sake of the world is not enough, there is a grand prize for 25,000 dollars US for the winner. Interested? Click here to join.

Get Involved with MillionTreesNYC

PlantATreeAre you interested in helping out with this citywide project? There are many ways to get involved in MillionTreesNYC:

  • Request a City street tree or street tree planting permit from the NYC Parks Department
  • Count a tree I just planted
  • Plant a tree in your yard or community
  • Volunteer to participate in a neighborhood tree planting or stewardship day

Learn more about MillionTreesNYC.

  • Become a part of the Stewardship Corps and adopt a tree in your neighborhood
  • Learn how to properly plant, water, mulch, and prune trees
  • Make a donation to support tree planting


Sustainability Initiatives Beyond Baruch College
City University of New York Building Performance Laboratory

The CUNY Building Performance Lab draws on technical and property management expertise from across the City University system to optimize efficiency and sustainability in real estate.

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

AASHE is an association of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada working to create a sustainable future. It was founded in 2006 with a mission to promote sustainability in all sectors of higher education through education, communication, research and professional development.

Green College Spotlight

For more information on college students around the United States supporting the green movement visit Earth First’s website.

“Green Ideas,”a new Inside Higher Ed feature, will spotlight different strategies, big and small, that colleges are adopting in attempts to reduce their environmental impact.

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