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Resources for the Clark Community

Sustainable Clark is a community effort. It takes all of us, faculty, staff and students together, to make a difference on campus and in our world with the choices we make. Clark is full of ‘green growing on’; just take a look at the detailed Resources pages here or take a walk across campus!

Students Get Involved

Student Resources for Sustainability

  • Solar Design Associates installed and manages the ASEC’s rooftop solar array. Check out the live feed of the sun making kilowatts as your read this…
  • Solar Flair, a local renewable energy company, provides Clark with solar energy credits from two solar farms in Charlton: live feeds here and here!
  • Clark University’s Graduate School of Management’s Green MBA Concentration and their qualifying United Nations’ Responsible Business Education PRME report
  • Worcester’s Clean Tech Incubator (formerly The Institute for Energy & Sustainability founded at Clark) is a green business incubator and solid University partner
  • Clark University’s Environmental Sustainability Task Force, advising the President and responsible for our Climate Action Plan
  • Second Nature tracks Clark’s and over 800 other institutions’ emissions – Second Nature manages the American College & University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) program and provides leadership, resources and support toward our climate action goals
  • SIMAP‘s Campus Carbon Calculator records our greenhouse gas emissions; UNH is a partner
  • Clark Dining Services partners with and received an A on PETA’s Vegan Report Card
  • Clark signed the Real Food Campus Commitment – we’re on our way to 20% real food by 2020
  • GRITS (Green Revolving Investment Tracking System) and the Sustainable Endowments Institute help us track sustainable campus improvements and support campus planning
  • As a proud member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, all of AASHE’s vast knowledge and networking resources are available to the entire Clark community – sign in with your Clark email ID
  • GreenerU and SynergE have provided a decade of campus energy efficiency projects
  • Innovated at Clark, the Council on the Uncertain Human Future and the New Earth Conversation bring the sciences and humanities together over issues of climate change and culture – how will we ‘be’ in our radically different future?
  • We donate excess books and textbooks to Better World BooksMore Than Words, and Friends of Goddard Library
  • We donate excess furniture and supplies to Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Worcester schools
  • Republic Services: compost, waste-to-energy and recycling for Clark since 2018
  • Clark is an award-winning EPA WasteWise partner
  • Clark’s electronics waste is responsibly recycled by PC Survivors of MA, a woman-owned green-certified local business
  • EPA’s ‘Soak Up the Rain’ website showcases Clark’s Rain Garden reducing storm water pollution
  • Clark’s Environmental Action Council: make a difference with systemic campus change
  • Be part of what’s growing on with the organic community garden with the Herban Gardeners
  • The Clark Sustainability Collaborative joins all Clark’s eco-oriented student groups – and provides free Shareware to Zero Waste your event!
  • The Arboretum Advocates of Clark speak for the trees of our campus and the beautiful Hadwen Arboretum
  • What’s the buzz: Beekeepers of Clark have hives and bees and honey and it’s all so good
  • Graduate and undergraduate chapters of Net Impact, the professional green business network
  • Student Sustainability Fund (SSF) provides $20,000 per year for student-designed, student-led projects to reduce the Clark footprint. What’s your idea? This is how make it real!
  • Help promote Clark’s free bike share, bike culture and learn bike repair: Cycles of Change
  • Climate Justice (formerly Divest Clark) wants to fix environmental injustice, starting here & now

IT TAKES A VILLAGE / Office Sustainability:

Here’s how you can help at work

While institutional support for composting is only available to residence halls, AC and UC, there is nothing stopping you and your departmental colleagues from composting all your food and soiled paper waste! Many departments are doing it already — Biology, Geography, IDCE, Psychology, Admissions to name a few. Why throw away when you can compost at Clark? Join the movement!

Sample Department Compost Plan
Compost Guidelines

You spend more waking hours at Clark than you do at home, probably. You have green habits at home to save money and be environmentally conscious. What about your habits at Clark?

Green Office Tips

If you have a desk lamp and promise to turn off wasteful overhead lights, Sustainable Clark will give you a free LED bulb for your lamp — just email or call x 7601.

Task Lighting Info & Benefits

If you must copy (and sometimes we must), please use recycled content copy paper, print 2-sided, print in draft mode, and recycle after use.

Recycled-Content Copy Paper Purchasing Policy
(scroll down to see WBMason Item#) & Data

Recycling Guidelines, including toner cartridges, batteries, etc. If you need a desk side blue paper recycling bin, please email or call x 7601.

COMMUNITY EFFORT

Other helpful resources

Links and information for green(er) transportation options:

Sustainable resources for food, fun, shopping and organizations around Worcester.

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A Piece of Paradise

Hadwen Arboretum

The Hadwen Arboretum, bequeathed to Clark University in 1907, contains 6.4 acres of unspoiled woodland green space in the heart of Worcester city. The Arboretum’s network of trails and beautiful scenery offer a delightful sanctuary for hiking, picnicking, photography, quiet contemplation or even dog-walking.