Sustainability Resources

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  • Books and reports on sustainability topics. List compiled by John Betton and Jean Bonde.


  • AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)
    • AASHE is an association of colleges and universities in the US and Canada working to create a sustainable future.
  • American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment
    • Colleges and universities that believe they must exercise leadership in their communities and throughout society by modeling ways to minimize global warming emissions, and by providing the knowledge and the educated graduates to achieve climate neutrality.
  • BBC Water Usage Calculator
    • Determine how much water your household uses each day.
  • Coulee Partners for Sustainability
    • Coulee Partners for Sustainability (CPS) is a group of La Crosse area residents who are interested in promoting lifestyles that are environmentally sustainable, economically viable, and socially just.
  • Dumb eco-questions you were afraid to ask.
    • New Scientist offers the definitive guide to everything you wanted to know about being green but were too embarrassed to ask.
  • Earth Day Network Footprint Calculator
    • Find out how many planets it takes to support your lifestyle.
  • EarthTrends Environmental Information
    • EarthTrends is a comprehensive online database, maintained by the World Resources Institute, that focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world.
  • Environment: Global Issues, Regional Applications
    • Environment: global issues/regional applications was funded by a grant from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The purpose of the grant and of this site is to encourage cross-disciplinary awareness of environmental issues.
  • Environmental News Network
    • Information that will help people understand and communicate the environmental issues and solutions that face us and hopefully inspire them to get involved
  • Green La
    • Green La Crosse is a group of Public, Private and Non-Profit organizations working together to improve the quality of the environment in the Upper Mississippi River Valley.
  • Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization by Lester R. Brown (PDF)
    • Plan B 4.0 is a comprehensive plan for reversing the trends that are fast undermining our future. Its four overriding goals are to stabilize climate, stabilize population, eradicate poverty, and restore the earth’s damaged ecosystems.
  • Sustainable La Crosse
    • Sustainability website of the city and county of La Crosse, Wisconsin.
  • Talloires Declaration
    • The Talloires Declaration (TD) is a ten-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities. UW-La Crosse is one of the signatories.
  • Think Green, Live Clean
    • From the website: "Think Green Live Clean provides people with the simplest, easiest, and smartest solutions for living a ‘greener’ lifestyle."
  • 350
    • Organization to inform our community, engage our world leaders and build an international movement to solve the climate crisis.