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About the Center

Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Center for Sustainability at Aquinas College (C4S) is a student-run and faculty-directed organization providing a web-based clearinghouse of information for consumers, business people, non-profit organizations, students, and governmental agencies interested in sustainable practices. The Center is located at Aquinas College, the first institution in the United States to offer undergraduate degrees in sustainable business. In addition to collecting and disseminating information, the Center also conducts conferences and workshops, maintains an extensive list of publications on sustainability, and organizes the Campus Sustainability Initiative at Aquinas.

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The Center for Sustainability at Aquinas College is dedicated to the development and advancement of organizations and communities that promote economic viability, natural world kinship, and social responsibility.

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