Participating Schools

University of California - Irvine

University of California Irvine

Irvine, California

"The University of California, Irvine is committed to sustainable practices that minimize the campus' "ecological footprint" and conserve finite resources for future generations." - Sustainability at University of California - Irvine

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

"Recognizing that a sustainable campus does not have borders, the Office of Sustainability is working to mitigate the University’s impact on the environment, raise visibility of sustainability issues on campus, and advance intellectual debate and analysis on the critical environmental issues of our time." - Sustainability at University of Chicago

University of Illinois - Chicago

University of Illinois - Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

"The University of Illinois at Chicago, as part of the local and global community, strives to be a responsible steward of the environment. As such, UIC seeks to minimize its environmental impact both now and in the future, consistent with the financial and social viability of the institution and the relevance of its academic programs." - Sustainability at University of Illinois - Chicago

University of Illinois at Urabana-Champaign

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, Illinois

"The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to position the University of Illinois as locally relevant and globally preeminent in helping societies meet the challenges associated with a sustainable future." - Sustainability at University of Illinois

Indiana University

University of Indiana

Bloomington, Indiana

"The mission of the Indiana University Office of Sustainability (IUOS) is to advance sustainable human-environment interactions within the Bloomington campus and community by facilitating collaborative academic and operational initiatives. IUOS defines sustainability as thriving within our means to achieve balance among environmental health, economic prosperity, and social equity." - Sustainability at Indiana University

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana

"The IUPUI Office of Sustainability is dedicated to creating a culture of campus sustainability, to making IUPUI a place where faculty, students, and staff are engaged in research, teaching, and learning about urban sustainability and its best practices." - Sustainability at IUPUI

University of Iowa

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

"University of Iowa President Sally Mason's visionary speech on sustainability was delivered on Earth Day 2008. In it, she called for a new-found commitment on the part of the University to achieve sustainability locally, in its own daily activities, and globally, in its work to serve Iowa and the world through education, research and service." - Sustainability at the University of Iowa

University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

"The University of Michigan, which has long been engaged in many aspects of sustainability, is coordinating and focusing its expertise and resources to spur progress and establish our leadership in this critical arena. In our educational programs, our goal is to inspire our students to acquire the knowledge and insight that will empower them to address the many complexities of sustainability in their chosen careers." - Sustainability at University of Michigan

Michigan State University

MSU Spartans

East Lansing, Michigan

"Today, MSU is one of the world’s top research universities and one of the nation’s top five sustainable campuses. And every day—through teaching, research, outreach, and campus innovation—Spartans are working to improve the quality of life at MSU and in communities around the globe." - Sustainability at Michigan State University

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

"Sustainability at the University of Minnesota is a continuous effort integrating environmental, social and economic goals through design, planning, and operational organization. The University of Minnesota is committed to incorporating sustainability into its teaching, research and outreach and the operations that support them." - Sustainability at the University of Minnesota

University of Nebraska

University of Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska

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University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana

"The University of Notre Dame recognizes its responsibility to conserve the natural environment while promoting long-term economic and social justice for all members of society. Accordingly, it has developed a sustainability strategy that maintains a balance between environmental, social and economic impacts." - Sustainability at the University of Notre Dame

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Northwestern University "promotes interdisciplinary education and research into economically, environmentally, and socially sound policies and practices that will help secure the earth's natural resources for use now and far into the future." - Sustainability at Northwestern University

The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

"Sustainability is one of the vital issues of our time, and I am absolutely convinced this university will lead the way in finding solutions. Our approach is comprehensive — engaging the vast intellectual resources of students, faculty, and staff. Through all of our efforts, we should be mindful of the Great Law of the Iroquois Nation: ‘In every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.’ In so doing, we are caretakers of the illimitable future." - President E. Gordon Gee on Sustainability at Ohio State University

The Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University

State College, Pennsylvania

"In May 2009, Penn State’s Board of Trustees adopted Priorities for Excellence—The Penn State Strategic Plan as its framework of goals andstrategies for 2009–10 through 2013–14. The University’sleaders statedthat one key to Penn State’s continuing success will be “creating a sustainability university, not just in conventional environmental terms, but in a wide array of resource dimensions, including fiscal responsibility." - Sustainability at Pennsylvania State

Purdue University

Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana

Sustainability at Purdue University

 

The University of Texas

University of Texas

Austin, Texas

"The Campus Sustainability Policy was adopted in April 2008. It requires that university policies, practices and curricula should, when possible, embody approaches that reduce life cycle costs, restore or maintain the functioning of natural systems, and enhance human well-being. The university is one of the first Texas public higher education institutions to introduce such a rigorous plan. The policy reflects our commitment to sustainability and serves to guide us as we work together toward more sustainable practices and services." - Sustainability at the University of Texas

University of Wisconsin - Madison

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin

"The University of Wisconsin–Madison is embarking on an ambitious plan to integrate and enhance research and education thrusts in sustainability science and practice across all parts of campus. The university has a long history of scholarship in a broad range of topics relevant to sustainability, ranging from using recycled industrial materials in infrastructure to ensuring the sustainability of rural agricultural communities." - Sustainability at the University of Wisconsin