About Us

The Office of Sustainability works to make the campus life and operations environmentally friendly through different initiatives and policies. Sustainability addresses three key tenets:

1. Economic decisions aimed at secure livelihoods, social justice, and a better world for all generations.

2. Academic and policy investments that support ecological health and investigate interconnections among the economy, social well-being, and the environment, with attention to legacies of the past, constraints of the present, and well-being of the future; and

3. Environmental justice, encompassing a commitment to confront environmental racism, promote equity and advance transparency and democratic inclusion in institutions tasked with allocating costs and benefits of decisions associated with the environment.


The areas covered by the Office of Sustainability include:

  • Green Building Design
  • Clean Energy
  • Climate Protection
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Sustainable Building Operations
  • Zero Waste
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Sustainable Food Services
  • Sustainable Water Systems
  • General Sustainability Performance Assessment
  • Environmental Justice
  • Academic Initiatives