A Gold STARS Institution

Indiana Univeristy’s sustainability performance is recognized with a Gold rating by the international Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). IU is one of 122 institutions earning a gold STARS rating among nearly 1000 colleges and universities around the globe using the STARS reporting tool.

500+sustainability-related courses

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12sustainability-related research centers institutes

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60+interns, externs, and scholars mentored annually

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6working groups that bring faculty, staff, and students together to collaborate on sustainability solutions

500+ academic courses related to sustainability

 

Sustain IU identifies and promotes sustainable solutions that reduce environmental impacts while supporting an equitable and prosperous IU, now and into the future.

Sustain IU Mission Statement

Sustain IU Focus Areas

Food

With a goal of procuring 25% REAL food by 2025, we are working with farmers and suppliers to feed IU sustainably.

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Waste

Following a waste characterization study completed in 2019, we are implementing strategies from our Sustainable Materials Management Plan to reduce IU's waste footprint.

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Energy

From building consuction to day-to-day use, we are working on optimzing the energy use of our built environment.

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Internship

By using campus as a living-lab, our interns gain valuable hands-on experiences and contribute to real sustainablity work!

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…our precious islands of green and serenity—our most important physical asset, transcending even classrooms, libraries, and laboratories in their ability to inspire students to dream long dreams of future usefulness and achievement…

Herman B Wells, 1962

Sustain IU

Office of Sustainability
E-House
704 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone: 812.855.9195
sustain@iu.edu