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.
Guide for New Students
Becoming a part of WashU means joining a community committed to addressing climate change and improving global public health. Learn how you can make an impact.
Zero Waste Dining
A compilation of programs that enable low impact dining, including reusable to-go containers “eco2go”, the distribution of free utensil sets, and more.
Tour campus virtually
Discover dozens of locations showcasing WashU’s efforts to more its historic campuses truly sustainable through these interactive Sustainability Tours.