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Sustainable California

Keeping California's Colleges & Universities Clean, Green, and Sustainably Operated with Educational Programs and Campus Initiatives

  • Are you looking for a career in an environmental or sustainability-focused industry?
  • Do you want to be part of the solution in bringing sustainable practices and values to your campus?

California’s colleges and universities lead the way in environmental science, policy, and sustainability solutions.

About Sustainable California

Across California, from small private colleges to large public universities, many institutions of higher education are committed to promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship through education. When you study in California, you have many opportunities to affect the future landscape of sustainability, both at your school and beyond.

Here are just a few ways you can get involved:

  • Join teams doing innovative research projects
  • Work cooperatively with scientists, engineers, and business professionals
  • Help set the standard for environmental legislation and regulations

California schools are at the vanguard of the green movement and eco-friendly programs. From environmental law programs to marine science, you’ll find a college or university that fits your interests.

  • Alternative energy
  • Carbon-negative projects
  • Energy efficient building
  • Environmental law
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Marine science
  • Natural resources management
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable hospitality management
  • Urban planning
  • Waste management
  • And many related fields

Mission Statement

Study California member institutions commit to collaborate in equipping the next generation of leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a sustainable future locally and globally.


Member institutions share innovative resources, promote a culture of global responsibility on their campuses, and intentionally inspire sustainability values and practices across international student programs and operations.

California’s colleges and universities lead the way in environmental science, policy, and sustainability solutions.

Programs, Initiatives, and Events

Sustainability Spotlight!

Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Solar Panel Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Pacific Time

Location: MIS, Pierce Street Promenade

As we close out the work on the installation of our new solar panels, the MIIS Sustainability Council would like to take the opportunity to thank our Director of Facilities, Andrew Hernandez, and his contractors for their work in lowering our carbon footprint by as much as 60%. Sustainability is critical to the future of our school, and we want to get everyone together to celebrate that! The event will feature food, drinks, activities, a raffle, a plant exchange, short speeches from our leadership, and of course, a ribbon cutting!

Important- If you would like to participate in our plant exchange, feel free to bring your favorite (or not so favorite) indoor plant that you would be willing to exchange for a new plant with your fellow MIIS colleagues!

Check back here often for what’s going on.