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What is Sustainable Clark? It’s you. It’s me. It’s every one of us. We are all able to make a difference in the world — everything you do, every day, matters.

SUSTAINABLE-CLARK LOGOThe mission of Sustainable Clark’s Office of Sustainability is to cultivate a greener campus by facilitating collaboration among students, faculty, administrative departments, and staff. We offer resources to recognize system failures and help innovate solutions; empower the Clark community to collaborate on creating campus-based solutions and programs and to serve as an integral partner in their implementation; and strive to build community awareness around social, economic, and environmental issues. We make change happen. The campus is a learning laboratory; constructive ideas are welcome and viable projects are supported. With more than 130 courses addressing issues of sustainability and more than 10 sustainability-oriented student organizations, Sustainable Clark is fully engaged in proactive sustainability, on and off campus.

Sustainable Clark is invested in climate justice, environmental justice and equity. We recognize that the impacts of environmental degradation and climate change disproportionately affect marginalized and vulnerable communities. We know that the struggle for racial justice, disability justice, gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and all other forms of oppression are deeply intertwined with the fight against climate change. Climate change is without a doubt an equity and public health issue. We are committed to supporting the resources of our own community at Clark – among them knowledge, research, innovation and creativity – in the work of re-balancing injustice in our own neighborhood and across the globe to support resilient, healthy communities that thrive in concert with nature.

Sustainable Clark is a partner in the  Clark Presidents’ statements on justice, racism, diversity and equity

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A Commitment to Climate Neutrality

Clark University’s Climate Action Plan

In June 2007, Clark University became a charter signatory to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, an initiative aimed at mobilizing the resources of colleges and universities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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A History of Engagement

A Commitment to Sustainability

Clark’s long history of commitment to environmental issues, along with our current initiatives, are clear indicators of the University’s dedication to sustainability. We invite you to learn more about Sustainable Clark and how you can make a difference.

Clark’s Green Heart Shines

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Clark’s Green Heart Shines

Princeton Review: Clark among the most socially responsible colleges

sustainable clark logo“Clark is proud to be included among the most sustainable campuses in the 2017 Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for the seventh consecutive year, and in fact since the Guide has been published.”

—Jenny Isler, Director of Sustainability, Clark University

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Princeton Review Award

Sierra’s ‘Cool Schools’ ranks Clark #17 in the U.S.

Princeton Review gave Clark a score of 91 (A-) in its 2017 Green Colleges Guide, which means that Clark has been in the top tier of Green Colleges every year since the publication of the guide began.

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Sustainable Clark

Mailing Address:
  • Clark University
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • Office Location:
    Facilities Management (Gates House)
    501 Park Avenue

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