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.
Every Spring semester, WashU’s ResColleges face off in the annual Green Cup competition, a fun way for students living on campus to compete by engaging in a number of sustainable and energy efficient actions over the course of three weeks.
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.
Visit the Circularity Center, a space on North Campus that supports WashU’s reuse programs, which include Share Our Stuff, WashU’s annual move-out collection and move-in sales; the WashUReuse online platform; and Office Supply Exchange.