For more than 150 years, Illinois State University has been preparing students to be informed and engaged citizens and leaders in their chosen fields. A strong commitment to a sustainable future ensures that the University’s tradition of excellence will continue well into the future. Promoting a healthy, safe and environmentally sustainable campus is a central goal of the Illinois State University Educating Illinois 2008-2014 strategic plan. Illinois State University strives toward a sustainable campus environment through teaching, research, and service to the people of Illinois, the nation and the world, by endeavoring to use environmentally sound business and operating practices and fostering a culture of sustainability among all members of the campus community.
Sustainability at Illinois State University is an evolving process which enhances quality of life and meets economic, social, and environmental needs of the present without compromising resources for future generations. At Illinois State University, this is accomplished through teaching, research, service, and administrative efforts that benefit our various communities.
Education is a lifelong process. Illinois State University seeks to enhance environmental stewardship and sustainability literacy among the Illinois State community and beyond. The University will seek to:
In campus planning, operations and activities, Illinois State University will use resources in a manner that takes into consideration environmental, social and economic impacts. The University will seek to integrate sustainability considerations into all business decisions, including but not limited to:
As a public institution of higher education, Illinois State University seeks to take a leadership role in the community.
The University supports an inclusive and collaborative approach to sustainability. The University will seek to:
Initiating body: The Green Team
Contact: Chuck Scott (309-438-2085)
Revised on: 1/1/2010