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Center for Sustainable Systems

Center for Sustainable Systems

HISTORY The Center for Sustainable Systems is an evolution of the National Pollution Prevention Center for Higher Education (NPPC), which was created in 1991 by a US EPA competitive grant between 28 colleges and universities. NPPC's primary mission was to collect, develop, and disseminate educational materials on pollution prevention.  Click here to watch the NPPC Overview video [11:51 minutes].In 1997 the center's scope was broadened to focus on systems analysis and sustainability. The new name, Center for Sustainable Systems, reflected the shift in focus. Research became the primary activity, with education and outreach continuing as key goals.Besides the growing library of research reports, journal articles and conference proceedings, our most popular publications are the Factsheets,... Show More
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