Mission

The Office of Sustainability’s mission is to lead the integration of sustainability into the University of Oregon’s operations, curriculum, co-curriculum, research, and engagement with the broader community. We accomplish this by maintaining a diverse portfolio of activities that are organized into the following five focus areas. 

Leadership

Provide strategic advice, information, and resources to senior administrators, faculty, staff, and students working to integrate sustainability practices and policies into their programming. Facilitate broad collaboration necessary for decision-making and action.

Policy Development

Develop policies that promote environmentally sensitive behavior by campus users and environmentally responsible development and stewardship of campus assets.

Projects & Programs

Create, implement, and manage innovative programs and events, in partnership with other campus units whenever possible, that integrate sustainability into operations, research, curriculum, co-curriculum, and engagement with the broader community.

Monitoring

Establish metrics and track institutional sustainability performance.

Outreach

Share the University’s sustainability story and encourage the campus community to contribute to its growth and success.