Your privacy is one of the Sustainable Schools Collaborative’s top concerns. We never rent, sell or otherwise give your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.

Information we collect

We collect your name, title, organization, state, city, country and email address if you sign up for our newsletters and choose to enter those items. We also collect non-personally identifiable information from visitors to our website, including the IP address of your server, what pages are visited and user behavior on our website, such as frequency of visits.

Use of information

We use your personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of communicating with you through our newsletters and occasional notices.

We may use the non-personal information we collect to compile general information about visitors to our site and our services so that we may improve our services. We may also create reports based on the information we collect to improve our website and services, but these reports will contain only aggregate user information and behaviors and will not contain any information that can personally identify you.

Please note that although it is unlikely, SSC by law may be required to disclose personal information. We may disclose personal information if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding or other legal process served on SSC or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

Changing your personal information

If you are signed up for our newsletter you may change your information by emailing your requested changes to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You also have the option of deactivating your account. To deactivate your account you may email your request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you deactivate your account with us, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our database.


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Changes to the privacy policy

SSC reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. The most current version of this policy will always be posted on our website.

Questions and comments

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


What is Sustainability?


The most common definition of sustainability:
“…meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

- United Nations Brundtland Commission, 1987


A Native American perspective:
“What about the seventh generation? Where are you taking them? What will they have?... We say that the faces of coming generations are looking up from the earth. So when you put your feet down, you put them down very carefully - because there are generations coming one after the other. If you think in these terms, then you'll walk a lot more carefully, be more respectful of this earth.”

- Oren Lyons, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Chief