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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Recycling Genius Volunteer Opportunities: Fall 2019

Recycling Genius Volunteer Opportunities: Fall 2019
Educate the WashU community about correct waste sorting while ensuring that events are truly zero waste. Volunteers are needed for first year Move-In, the WUSM Employee Picnic, and the Chancellor's Inauguration Celebration. First-year Student Move-In: August 17 For several years, the WashU Green Ambassadors have assisted the ResLife Housekeeping team with diverting massive amounts of […]

WashU Phasing in High Efficiency Ultra Low Temperature Freezers

WashU Phasing in High Efficiency Ultra Low Temperature Freezers
Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers (ULTs) are a critical piece of equipment in many research labs and are designed to protect valuable samples. Capable of reaching temperatures as low as -85 degrees Celsius (or -121 degrees Fahrenheit), ULTs require a significant amount of electricity to operate -- more than a typical American home -- and are thereby […]

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