The Office of Sustainability, located within the University's Facilities Services department, was established in November 2008. 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.
The Office of Sustainability has released a Sustainability Plan Baseline Report that outlines goals, progress, and next steps in nine areas of sustainability.
To realize our goal of a sustainable University of Chicago, we are committed to encouraging the collaborative efforts of students, faculty, and staff to share knowledge, develop skills, foster values, and initiate practices that contribute to sustainable, high standards for our campus and community.
There are many ways to get involved with sustainability efforts on campus. Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student, faculty, or staff member, your actions can make a difference.