Washington University in St. Louis’ students are part of the bedrock of our institutional sustainability initiatives. Their knowledge, passion and action are behind every aspect of our work to steward resources wisely and to minimize potentially adverse public health impacts from university operations.

Learn how you can plug into student-driven educational, behavioral and volunteer initiatives across campus and in the community.

Guide for New Students

Welcome to WashU! We are a community committed to addressing climate change and improving global public health. Here’s how you can start making an impact.

Green Ambassadors

Starting Move-In Day and orientation week, WUGAs engage in peer-to-peer education, helping first-year students understand sustainable-living practices around campus.

Student Organizations

Join other students in promoting sustainability on the WashU campus and in the community.


Build your resume and contribute to sustainability at WashU as an Office of Sustainability Associate.

Green Cup

Green Cup is an annual competition to reduce energy use among Washington University’s South 40 Residential Colleges. This year, it takes place year-long!

Student Sustainability Board

Do you have an idea to promote sustainability on campus? Apply to receive funds and advising from the Student Sustainability Board.