Our campus sustainability initiative has three, highly inter-related aspects:

  • curriculum and research
  • campus operations
  • community outreach.

In our curricula, we work with faculty to help them to infuse more sustainability theory and practice into coursework across disciplines. We actively work with operational managers on campus and partner organizations in the local community to identify opportunities for our students to research more sustainable solutions for their operations.

In our campus operations, we constantly strive to create a "living-learning" environment that models and reinforces for our students what they learn about sustainability in their classrooms. As a learning organization, we strive to lighten our own "footprint" and become a more sustainable campus.

In terms of our community outreach efforts, we continually work to "spread the message" about the critical importance of more sustainable decision-making. Sustainability for Ithaca College is not a competitive advantage, it is an operational imperative, so it is important for us share what we have learned with others and to learn from others as well.

We invite you to learn more about some of the areas where progress is clearly being made in our ambitious goal to forge a vibrant, creative, and sustainable community.