Washington University in St. Louis is committed to sustainability action, a core priority that runs through all aspects of our campus community, our operations, and our work as a leading research and teaching institution.

Highlighted below are the key initiatives, departments, and research centers that comprise WashU’s institutional sustainability efforts.

Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability is the steward of sustainable operations and culture across WashU campuses.

Center for the Environment

The vision for the Center for the Environment is to mobilize the research and creative capacity of Washington University and the strength of interdisciplinary partnerships to advance knowledge that addresses complex environmental challenges.

Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies works to understand Earth’s dynamic systems and how they influence the biodiversity, our natural resources, the communities we live in, and local and global political systems.

Tyson Research Center

Tyson provides opportunities for environmental research and education by facilitating multi-scale research and teaching opportunities and collaboration across disciplines, institutions, and levels of academic training.

Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic

The IEC represents non-profit groups, communities, and individuals who pursue legal action to protect the environment and human health but lack the resources and scientific expertise to do so.