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.

International Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

InCEES encourages institutional, regional, and international research coordination to address environmental challenges that are critical to our society and planet.

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.

WU Climate Change Program

WUCCP aims to expand scientific research, education and public understanding of climate change by connecting and informing a global network of institutions, scholars, practitioners, and community members.

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.

McDonnell Academy Global Energy & Environment Partnership

MAGEEP is a consortium of 28 universities and corporate partners working together in energy, environmental and sustainability research, education, and operations.