OEMS focuses on supporting institution-wide, environmental- and social justice-focused projects initiated across the Ithaca College campus. We strive to integrate sustainability into every aspect of student, faculty, and staff life, with a focus on the following areas:
Institution: Ithaca College sets goals for our campus to improve environmental, social, and financial sustainability. We are committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2050 or sooner.
Academics: We strive to integrate holistic sustainability into curricula across all departments on campus.
Culture: We support and connect related groups and projects, nurture the community-wide conversation on sustainability, and host events. Our goal is to equip students, faculty, and staff with the tools to engage their communities in environmental stewardship and social justice.
Operations: Ithaca College establishes best practices for new campus development, retrofits, and building operations.