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.
Looking for a career in sustainability? Explore our many degree options.
Sustainability-related courses are available in every school. Ask your academic advisor about sustainability courses in your program.
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
With a goal of procuring 25% REAL food by 2025, we are working with farmers and suppliers to feed IU sustainably.
Following a waste characterization study completed in 2019, we are implementing strategies from our Sustainable Materials Management Plan to reduce IU's waste footprint.
From building consuction to day-to-day use, we are working on optimzing the energy use of our built environment.
…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
Sustainability is supported throughout Indiana University by a collaborative network with focused initiatives supporting the IU Bicentennial Strategic Plan Core Value: Sustainability, stewardship and accountability for the natural, human, and economic resources and relationships entrusted to IU. The notion of a safe, vibrant, and healthy community is paramount, and it is characterized by a culture of care that is embodied by our students, staff, and faculty. Learn more about initiatives on our campuses:
Office of Sustainability
704 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408