A National Leader in Sustainability

Sustainability is a core priority at Washington University in St. Louis. It runs through all aspects of our campus community, our operations and our work as a leading research and teaching institution.

Washington University is committed to action on sustainability. Human health and environmental sustainability are inextricably linked. To improve both, one of the most important things we can do is consume less. Consuming less reduces greenhouse gas emissions; cuts down on fossil fuel consumption; and positively impacts air and water quality, public health, climate patterns, agricultural production and more.