Washington University in St. Louis is fully committed to being a national leader in sustainability, a core priority that runs through all aspects of our community, our operations, and our work as a leading teaching and research institution. Explore how we are addressing climate change and environmental degradation.

 

What We're Doing

We’ve invested heavily in cutting down our carbon footprint and promoting sustainable practices on campus.

What You Can Do

From joining an organization to changing everyday behaviors, you can join WashU in protecting environmental and public health.

 

Energy & Emissions
Energy & Emissions

Since 1990, energy use on the Danforth and Medical campuses has remained flat despite the square footage nearly doubling.

Learn How »

Metro UPass
Alternative Transportation

Cut down on your emissions, improve your heath and save money by biking, riding the metrolink or carpooling.

Find Out How »

WashU Green Ambassadors
WashU Green Ambassadors

WUGAs train first year students to sustainability, through engagement during orientation week and beyond!

Become a WUGA »


News

The Green Labs Program Gains Momentum

The Green Labs Program Gains Momentum
With over 200 people in attendance, the Green Labs Program was officially kicked-off with a party earlier this month.  Most of our lab supply vendors, local lab sustainability groups, and departments presented their options for greening our lab spaces. Some vendors displayed high-efficiency lab equipment, others had samples of products made with recycled content, and […]

Join “WashU Together” in the Online Earth Day Ecochallenge

Join “WashU Together” in the Online Earth Day Ecochallenge
Note: If you join after April 1,you can still back log your actions up to 4 days! On the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million people in the United States took a stand to demand a better way forward for our planet. Here we are fifty years later, and Earth Day is now recognized […]

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