Guiding Sustainability Documents

We've worked to compile documents and resources essential to campus sustainability planning and program development. If you have a resource you'd like to add or modify, email us at


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  • (Updated) Campus Sustainability Report (2013)
    • The Indiana University Office of Sustainability released this document in March of 2013 on its fourth year aniversary. 
    • Campus Sustainability Report
  • Vision 2020 Goals (2010)
    • This document lists the Office of Sustainability's twenty goals for the year 2020 set by a collection of campus leaders during a vision summit in 2010. The goals are currently under revision. 
    • Vision 2020 Goals
  • Transportation Demand Management Study (2013)
    • This Transportation Demand Management Study makes recommendations for a transportation demand management plan for the IU Bloomington campus, aimed at reducing single occupancy vehicle use. 
    • Transportation Demand Management Study
  • Integrated Energy Master Plan (2012)
  • SPEA V600 Office of Sustainability Program Evaluation (2011)
    • In the fall of 2011 a V600 capstone course in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs completed an evaluation of the Office of Sustainability's progress over the previous two years.
    • Executive Summary | Full Report 
  • Campus Master Plan (2010)
    • The Campus Master Plan maps the development of campus infrastructure, landscape and character and includes several calls for sustainability measures including an 80% reduction in carbon emmissions by 2050.
    • Campus Master Plan
  • (Original) Campus Sustainability Report (2008)
    • The Indiana University Task Force on Sustainability released this first blueprint for campus sustainability measurement and initiatives in January 2008. The primary recommendation of the report was the creation of an office of sustainability and the hiring of a director of sustainability.
    • Campus Sustainability Report
  • Greening of the Indiana Memorial Union Charrette Report (2009)
    • This report documents the recommendations resulting from a three day charrette focused on greening the Indiana Memorial Union. Recommendations suggest LEED Exisiting Buildings Operations and Maintenance Certification would be attainable. 
    • Greening of the IMU

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  • Green Office Certification System
  • Green Event Planning System
    • This system provides a framework for non-professional and professional event planners to green their events. Greening metrics span a diverse set of criteria from water and energy conservation to sustainable food catering. Click here to visit the system.
  • Green Office Toolkit
  • Green Room Certification System
    • This system provides students living in the residence halls with a framework for greening their rooms. Criteria range from water and energy conservation to student activism and engagement. Click here to visit the system.
  • Conservation in the Classroom Resources
    • This is a set of resources aimed at supporting instructor efforts to reduce the environmental impact of classroom spaces. Resources include readymade PowerPoint presentations, checklists and more to encourage student stewardship. Click here to view the resource page.