Green Team hiking at the Meadowlands

Additional Resources

These resources will give students, faculty and staff more information about sustainable development and links to additional funding and research opportunities:

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015,the Agenda provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
The Global Indicator Framework for Sustainable Development
The global indicator framework for Sustainable Development Goals was developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) and agreed upon at the 48th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission held in March 2017. It is used for the follow up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), a division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies used this Framework to map (include link to the map) the SDGs to the work of the University’s Colleges and Schools.
Business for 2030
This site showcases business’ past and continuing contributions to sustainable development through the prism of the SDGs with the goal of stimulating a more productive partnership between the public and private sectors at the UN and at national levels and to demonstrate the need for a proportionate role for business in the negotiations, implementation and follow-up mechanisms of the 2030 Development Agenda at both the UN and at national levels.
The International Development Innovation Alliance
IDIA is a unique collaboration platform that brings together the senior leadership from the innovation teams, labs and departments of some of the world’s leading development agencies.
The International Science Council
The ISC is a non-governmental organization with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organizations including Academies and Research Councils. It is the only international non-governmental organization bringing together the natural and social sciences and the largest global science organization of its type.
The Global Innovation Exchange
Global Innovation Exchange (GIE) is a global development technology platform for innovations, funding and insights. GIE’s mission is to help scale the most promising global development innovations by utilizing its ever-growing database of information to serve as a reliable fundraising resource for social entrepreneurs in low-and-middle-income countries, as well as a source of credible innovation data for the international development community including funders, scaling partners and other ecosystem players.
SDG Funders aims to make data on philanthropic investments more accessible while enabling data to track progress and tell stories about effective collaboration. The website offers the most comprehensive representation available of foundations’ giving and official development assistance (ODA) aligned with the SDGs.
The site includes:

  • A dashboard of indicators displaying funding from philanthropy and the broader international development community by goal, region, country, and population group
  • A list of top funders and recipients globally, per region and by country
  • A knowledge hub with reports, background papers, case studies and outcome documents
  • A regularly updated bulletin board of the latest happenings including photos, press releases, and events
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS)
STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. It is intended to engage and recognize the full spectrum of higher education institutions, from community colleges to research universities. The framework encompasses long-term sustainability goals for already high-achieving institutions, as well as entry points of recognition for institutions that are taking first steps toward sustainability.