Elon has a number of student groups that address sustainability and environmental interests. Any student organization can and should strive to be sustainable in their actions.  The Green Guide for student organizations highlights a variety of opportunities to be more sustainable.

Check out Phoenix Connect for the most up-to-date information on student organizations at Elon

Check out the Green Guide for information on how to host a sustainable meeting or event. 

Elon Community Garden

The Elon Community Garden is a place for Elon students, faculty, staff, children, and community to come together.  It was initiated by an environmental ethics course in the fall of 2006 to foster education, spirituality, service, community discussion and sustainability and was fully established by a student as part of a senior thesis project.

Learn more about the Elon Community Garden

Elon Outdoors

Elon Outdoors offers students several opportunities to experience the natural world each semester with programs such as canoeing, rock climbing, kayaking, backpacking, white water rafting and sailing.

Learn more about Elon Outdoors

Campus Kitchen

Campus Kitchen at Elon University was launched in February of 2011. It is also a part of the Elon Volunteers Program in the Kernodle Center for Civic Life. Campus Kitchen utilizes vegetables from Loy Farm as well as unserved food from campus dining facilities and engages students as volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to the community.

Learn more about Campus Kitchen

Habitat for Humanity

Elon’s Chapter of Habitat for Humanity focuses its efforts to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the local area by pledging to raise the cost of one house and build a house in Alamance County each year. 

Learn more about Habitat for Humanity

Sierra Student Coalition

The Sierra Student Coalition’s mission is to explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environmental and use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Learn more about the Sierra Student Coalition

Elon Animal Protection Alliance

Animal Protection Alliance strives to create a community of people who advocate for plant-based (vegan, vegetarian) options on campus, volunteer with animals in the community, and discuss issues regarding environmentalism, health, and animal rights.

Learn more about Animal Protection Alliance

Students for Peace & Social Justice

Students for Peace & Justice is a student run social activism organization that strives to educate and act to create a better world for all.

Learn more about Students for Peace and Social Justice


Enactus is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.

Learn more about Enactus

Elon Microfinance Initiative (EMI)

The Elon Microfinance Initiative (EMI) works locally and internationally to promote sustainable giving by providing support to small business owners. On a local scale, the group provides creative work and networking assistance to small business owners, while its international impact is made through Kiva.org loans to developing countries and businesses. 

Learn more about EMI