The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC)

The Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium (NECSC) was established in October 2004 to support sustainability officers in advancing education about and demonstration of sustainable systems on university campuses in the northeast and maritime region. Organized around the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, the NECSC members have committed to an annual meeting that advances campus sustainability by providing close networking opportunities, professional development, and access to the area’s vibrant and growing college and university sustainability practitioner community. With no formalized structure, the NECSC is a collaborative, participatory network serving sustainability professionals in higher education in the northeast region. 

To be added to the NECSC google group, please contact [email protected]. The google group is to be used for idea-sharing and collaboration, facilitating calls about a particular topic, planning efforts associated with the annual meeting, and reminders of upcoming activities.

Conference History

Since 2004, NECSC steering committee members have committed to hosting annual gatherings. As planning continues for the next 10 years, additional host institutions will emerge.

2004 New Hampshire 2014 Rhode Island (Brown University)
2005 Massachusetts (Harvard) 2015 Massachusetts (University of Massachusetts)
2006 Connecticut 2016 Massachusetts (Wellesley College and Babson College)
2007 Maine (Bowdoin College) 2017 New Hampshire (Dartmouth College)
2008 New Jersey (Princeton) 2018 Connecticut (Wesleyan University)
2009 Vermont (Middlebury and the University of Vermont) 2019 Maine (University of Southern Maine)
2010 Montreal (McGill University) 2020 Online Connector Session hosted by Dalhousie University and Dallase Scott of Trust
2011 Pennsylvania (Carnegie Mellon) 2021 Online Network Connector Session with a focus on campus trees
2012 New York (Syracuse University) 2022 Canada (Dalhousie University)
2013 Maryland 2023 University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth


Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium

2023 NECSC In-Person Conference!

Location: University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (near New Bedford)
Dates: July 11-13, 2023
REGISTRATION LINK (open to higher education representatives only - no vendors please)


For general information or questions about the NECSC, contact Dano Weisbord (Tufts) or Shana Weber (Princeton).


This informal Consortium supports sustainability representatives from across all higher education institutions primarily in northeastern North America. To foster open dialogue we limit listserv access to higher education representatives only.