Burning Kumquat

Located on the South 40, the Burning Kumquat is an organic urban farm run entirely by students. Connect with them on Instagram and at theburningkumquat@gmail.com.

Green Action

Green Action focuses on environmental advocacy, promoting environmental justice in the St. Louis community and pushing for divestment through their Fossil Free WashU campaign. Connect with them on Facebook, on the Fossil Free WashU website, and at greenactionwashu@gmail.com.

Net Impact

Net Impact focuses on working with the University and St. Louis community to implement and expand sustainability initiatives through civic engagement and social entrepreneurship. Connect with them on Facebook, on their website, and at netimpact.wustl@gmail.com.

Sharing With A Purpose: SWAP

SWAP prioritizes upcycling and waste reduction on campus. They run the Trading Post store on the South 40 where you can donate items and pick up items for free. They also operate the WUpcycle fashion collective. Connect with them on SWAP’s Facebook, on WUpcycle’s Facebook, on their website, and at swapstl@gmail.com.

Student Sustainability Board

Student Sustainability Board is a branch of SEC and SU that offers free compostables for student group events. They also fund student-run environmental projects and collaborate with campus partners on various sustainable projects. Check out their Instagram and link tree to connect.

Tyson Conservation Corps (TCC)

The TCC conducts research on conservation and ecological restoration. Connect with them on their website and sign up to join.

Volunteers for Environmental Restoration, Development, and Education (VERDE)

VERDE educates local school children on interdisciplinary environmental topics and promotes environmental stewardship in our community. Connect with them on Facebook and at wustlverde@gmail.com.

WashU Green Associates (WUGAs)

WUGAs are the student leaders that bridge the gap between the Office of Sustainability and the student body. We are peer educators whose goal is to help WashU live more sustainably. This can take shape in a variety of ways: managing the residential compost program, being a crucial volunteer pool to prevent waste stream contamination, and facilitating WashU’s annual Green Cup competition. Follow us on Instagram, and check out our resources!

Gateway to the Great Outdoors (GGO)

Gateway to the Great Outdoors GGO aims to bring environmental, outdoor, and STEAM education to low-income elementary/middle schools. GGO volunteers teach weekly lessons on different topics ranging from sustainability, important camping skills, to general science lessons to kids who don’t have access to high quality parks and many of which have never been camping before.

Energy Alliance

The Washington University Energy Alliance exists to create a network of students, faculty, and staff at Washington University who have a desire to engage in respectful dialogue about energy.

Are you part of a student group that does work related to the environment? Connect with us at sec@su.wustl.edu