Washington University in St. Louis’ campus sustainability efforts are guided by goals outlined in the university’s Strategic Plan for Sustainable Operations. Success in achieving these goals depends on the passion, hard work and creativity of our entire community of students, faculty, staff and regional partners.

The 2015-2020 Strategic Plan for Sustainable Operations does three key things: It highlights the progress we have made since our original sustainability plan was adopted in 2010, establishes new SMART goals and targets for 2015-2020, and it outlines in-depth action plans to achieve the goals. Over 100 stakeholders participated in the evaluation of progress against the 2010 baseline and in envisioning the steps necessary for visionary progress. The new plan defines Washington University’s institutional commitment to sustainability for the next five years.