Our office focuses on supporting institution-wide, environmental- and social justice-focused projects initiated across the Ithaca College campus. We strive to integrate sustainability from the grassroots level into every aspect of student, faculty, and staff life, including in 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 and are utilizing the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's (AASHE) STARS tracking system to help organize and report our work.
Academics: We strive to integrate holistic sustainability into curricula across all departments on campus. Please see our Faculty page to see which faculty are involved in sustainability research, or offer courses with a sustainability focus.
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. Visit the Engagement tab for more information on campus events, initiatives, and student organizations.
Operations: Ithaca College establishes best practices for new development, retrofits, and building operations. Please see the Campus Commitments section for more information.