IU’s commitment to sustainability is pervasive, and goes beyond an office of sustainability to ensure that together we are able to sustain IU throughout the university. Each campus stakeholder, embracing excellence, innovation, and stewardship of the resources entrusted to IU, has a role to play. Full integration means that IU is an authentic leader of sustainability nationally and globally and a catalyst for positive change across all scales.
Sustainability, as a desired outcome and a lens for problem solving, must become fully integrated into the university. Our office approaches the broad field of sustainability through seven commitments—evident throughout the University.
From our world-renowned Academics + Research, to our commitments to Sustainable IT, Food, Energy + the Built Environment, Resource Use + Recycling, Transportation, and Environmental Quality + Land Use, IU is focused on viable and indelible campus sustainability impact. These indicators are a set of key metrics to help us track our progress towards the long-term goals, and are intended to reflect the vision defined by Campus Master Plans and the Bicentennial Strategic Plan.