Institute for Sustainability 2020
Who We Are
Founded in 2008, the Institute for Sustainability works with stakeholders across campus to integrate sustainability into all aspects of the university from operations and infrastructure to outreach, education, and research. The Institute serves all the colleges of the university, working to increase interdisciplinary and cross-functional communication, education, and research on sustainability.
The Institute Priorities
Head up the development of sustainability curriculum collaboration with faculty. Assist with the coordination of SUST classes, the minor, and other formal Sustainability curricula.
Conduct outreach and events including the Footprint and social media; coordinate campus Sustainability Day and Water Day; participate in and support America Recycles Day and Earth Day; and conduct student and staff education through orientations, workshops, and tours.
Provide opportunities for students to participate in sustainability-related activities in the community through our partners. Conduct outreach and education about energy and water conservation and solar energy in the community.
Solicit external funds to expand education and outreach efforts and support interdisciplinary sustainability research. Encourage and support innovation and research in climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience.
Earth Month Event Calendar
Associated Students has collaborated with The Institute for Sustainability, Food Pantry, Health Education Student Organization, and other departments and orgs to create a month full of events and activities in honor of Earth Day (April 22). See the complete schedule of events.