What is Sustainability?

The most widely accepted and used definition of sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

This means that when we talk about sustainability, we are talking about more than increasing recycling. We are talking about fostering environmental, social and economic sustainability.

While many of our campus programs focus on environmental stewardship, we are also striving to promote values such as community service and engagement, support our local economy with our purchasing choices, provide sustainable compensation to our employees, and ensure that inclusive engagement is a priority not only on our campus but in our community as a whole.