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.

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Metro UPass
Alternative Transportation

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

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WashU Green Ambassadors
WashU Green Ambassadors

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

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News

Residential Compost Program Completes First Semester

Residential Compost Program Completes First Semester
In Fall 2019, the WashU Green Ambassadors kicked off the Residential Compost Program across the S40 Residential campus after numerous student-led and student-funded pilot programs. The program showcases how students can develop leadership and project management skills by working together with the university administration to institutionalize new initiatives. While this program has received the operational […]

WashU’s Student-Led Sustainability Efforts Recognized

WashU’s Student-Led Sustainability Efforts Recognized
This past November, eight WashU students representing the Congress of the South 40 (CS40) and the Luminescence Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) participated in the Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH) Regional Leadership Conference, hosted at Saint Louis University. This year, WashU won the regional Commitment to Sustainability award, […]

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