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 in significantly reducing our carbon footprint and promoting sustainable practices on our campuses and beyond.

What you can do

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

Share Our Stuff

Share Our Stuff is WashU’s annual move-out collections drive, this year from April 15 to May 20. This collaborative effort makes it easy for students to donate their unwanted items at move-out in a way that benefits our community and keeps usable goods out of the landfill.


SPARK: Sustainability Leadership Training Program brings together environmentally-minded students to learn and network. It will take place August 16-24 and includes an overnight retreat, guest lectures, volunteer work, and day trips to local organizations.

Community Supported Agriculture

CSA programs provide a convenient and affordable way for community members to access fresh, healthy and seasonal food while supporting and connecting with local farmers. WashU’s CSA program is managed by HOSCO.


Sustainability Staff at Neuroscience Research Building

Sustainability Staff at Neuroscience Research Building
The newly occupied Jeffrey T. Fort Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) is a state-of-the-art facility for WashU School of Medicine researchers, with many amenities and a team of dedicated staff. As of late March, Alicia Hubert has joined the NRB team as the newly appointed program manager and NRB operations liaison to research labs and green […]

Environmental Justice Work With Metropolitan Congregations United

Environmental Justice Work With Metropolitan Congregations United
Environmental Studies’ Impact Internship program places a WashU student with Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU) to support their regional environmental justice work. Impact Intern, Allie Lively, shares a reflection on her semester working with MCU. During my internship with Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU) I noticed how little I initially knew about the environmental justice issues that […]

WashU Installs Two E-mobility Charging Hubs

WashU Installs Two E-mobility Charging Hubs
Written by Office of Sustainability student associate, Wissal Boudaoud, Class of 2025 WashU is moving into a new era for e-mobility devices on campus. Gone are the days of scrambling to find an outlet to charge your electric bikes, skateboards, or scooters. Thanks to WashU’s initiatives to support a more sustainable campus, two e-mobility charging […]


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