Are you interested in leading an Extension sustainability-focused program, but not sure what topics are already being covered? Do you want to learn who else is programming in this area so that you can learn from or collaborate with them? Perhaps you already are leading a program but may be feeling alone in your efforts.
With the help of a new national database of sustainability-focused Extension programs, connecting or getting inspired is made easy! Simply visit the database and discover over 170 entries with 41 states represented. Extension programs range from New York’s Consumer Education Program for Residential Energy Efficiency to New Mexico’s Master Composters program to Mississippi’s Sustainable Bioproducts Initiative.
All entries in the database fall into one or more of the following categories:
- Land (landfill and conservation issues)
- Air (quality and climate change)
- Food (sustainable and local food systems)
- Water (quality and conservation)
- Energy (efficiency and renewable).
In building the database, all states were contacted, sometimes several times. However, it is possible some programs were missed. If you do not see your program represented and would like to add it, there is an easy form that you can complete.
This project was made possible with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the National Network for Sustainable Living Education and Utah State University (USU) Extension Sustainability. States were contacted and entries were formatted by USU Extension Sustainability intern Claire Core and associate professor Roslynn Brain.
To connect with other Extension professionals working on sustainability, visit the National Network for Sustainable Living Education.