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Sustainability Means U represents the idea that each and every person on campus is capable of making a difference in our community. Whether you are a student, faculty, or staff member here at SMU, there are many ways for you to learn more about sustainability and get involved on our campus! There are many opportunities not only on campus but in the larger Dallas area to get involved and make a difference in our community to conserve natural resources and preserve our planet for future generations. Check out the links on the right to see how you can get involved or scroll further for ongoing opportunities in our SMU and Dallas communities!

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Green Source DFW is an education project to bring together environmental groups, green businesses and the Dallas/Fort Worth community and provide them with a tool to communicate with each other. Check out this month's Green Source DFW's newsletter for tons of opportunities to get involved in green events all around Dallas!

Click here to view this month's newsletter.


Travel to Israel in August with the Embrey Human Rights Program!

Step outside the walls of your classrooms to take a journey that will inspire and challenge you. Be a traveler, not a tourist. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are always invited to take advantage of the travel opportunities offered through the Embrey Human Rights Program. The program will be traveling to Israel August 4-15, 2014. 

For itinerary and application form, contact


National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program is excited to announce the launch of the beta test for the EcoLeaders Initiative - a new online community for student environmental leaders to connect, share ideas and earn recognition for their project, programs and campaigns on campus or in the community. The site is now live and we are eager to hear what you think.(www.nwfecoleaders.orgIn order to get the community off to a great start, we need a dedicated group of student leaders to sign-on as community founders and beta testers. We are currently reaching out to select groups - like our partners in the TRACS network -  to invite key student leaders to help us launch the EcoLeader community. Please share this invitation with students on your campus that might be interested in this opportunity. Community founders play a critical role in shaping the first ever national online community for student sustainability leaders by:

  •      Providing thoughtful and essential feedback on community design, set-up, and content.
  •      Seeding the community with strong personal and project profiles to model and encourage future EcoLeaders to do the same.
  •      Helping to spread the word about the community when we open it up to additional users (please don’t share it too widely just yet though - we want to make sure we get the kinks out in the beta test first!)

You can enter the site here and login to create a profile sharing information about your personal environmental interests as well as a project profile for any groups, projects or campaigns you would like to share. Founders will have a powerful voice in shaping the future direction of the community and will have the first choice in the community such as the opportunity to moderate a forum for Texas studentsTo express our thanks to those willing to be beta testers, we will conduct a drawing of five Amazon or REI (student’s choice) gift cards among this first group of beta testers. Instructions for beta testers can be found on the site on the dashboard and in the forums. Please use a desktop or a laptop computer to begin beta-testing as we are still working on the mobile site. If you have trouble logging in, email and let us know the nature of your problem.


Green Apple Day of Service 2014 will take place October 27th. Green Apple gives individuals, companies and organizations the opportunity to transform all our schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient and productive learning places where students have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future. In just two years, this event has impacted more than 5 million students in 40 countries through 3,000 local acts of service. Find out how you can get involved or Plan a Day of Green Service at SMU today!