Conserving resources such as air, land and water in ways that are mutually beneficial to people and nature
Given the limited nature of these resources, it is imperative that we care for them in a way that ensures their longevity, while meeting the present needs of the community. Based in both operations and academics, this area implements initiatives aimed at improving the current and future health of both the IU community and environment. Collaborative research and implementation projects have helped IU assess the overall quality of our campus resources and potential impacts on campus well-being.
The 2020 Vision Goals includes three broad goals directly related to campus environmental quality: To increase the tree canopy by 1,000 native hardwood trees, to maintain at least 60% of the health and beauty of campus acreage organically, and to restore the Jordan River from its origin to Indiana Avenue as described in the Campus Master Plan.