The Healthy Green Campus: Our Mission

Our mission is to make human health an integral part of sustainability practices on college campuses. By raising awareness of the link between health and exposure to everyday toxic chemicals, we hope to inspire students and academic leaders to consider not only their carbon footprint, but also their chemical footprint. For what is the point in securing a sustainable environment for future generations to enjoy if we do not have our health?

Tips for College Students

If you’re a college student, chances are you’re a busy person – taking classes, running student clubs, maybe working part-time or playing sports. You may not have a lot of free time to think about chemicals in products you use and the impact they have on your health. We have some easy tips for you to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals in your everyday life, and how to advocate for a healthier college campus.

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Tips for College Administrators

Campus administrators have a big job. From operations to procurement to efficiency planning, your choices can impact health on campus. We have some resources for you to learn how to make changes for the better.

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Research Notes

For the past 20 years, Silent Spring Institute has been conducting research in the public interest. We provide the scientific evidence that policy-makers and advocates need to affect change. Our research partnership with college campus sustainability leaders will give campuses the evidence they need to create healthier environments for their communities.

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Enjoy this short video introduction to Silent Spring Institute's Healthy Green Campus Initiative.

Healthy Green Campus is a Silent Spring Institute project

Silent Spring Institute researches the environment and women’s health, with a focus on breast cancer prevention.