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.
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.
An annual friendly competition pitting residential colleges against each other to show who can get the most points across various categories, including energy consumption, events participation, and sustainable actions.
Share Our Stuff
Share Our Stuff (SOS) is WashU’s annual move-out collection drive. Students are able to donate their unwanted items in a manner that benefits our community and keeps usable goods out of the landfill.