Marquette Sustainability

Marquette Sustainability coordinates and advances sustainability at Marquette as it relates to academics, engagement, operations, and more – in pursuit of Marquette’s mission to discover knowledge and cultivate faithful leadership in service to others.

Sustainability means meeting the social, environmental, and financial/economic needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability includes conserving energy, water, and other resources; protecting and improving air, water, and habitat quality; preventing waste and pollution; and doing these activities in a manner that promotes social justice, health, environmental welfare, and economic security.

Marquette Sustainability’s work varies widely in breadth and depth based on needs, priorities, and goals:

  • Academics. Understanding and advancing sustainability in curriculum, research, and learning.
  • Engagement. Understanding and advancing sustainability through campus engagement, community and public engagement, communications, and programs.
  • Operations. Understanding and advancing the university’s sustainability performance as it relates to air and climate, buildings, energy, food and dining, grounds, purchasing, transportation, waste, and water.
  • Planning and Administration. Understanding and advancing the university’s sustainability efforts as they relate to coordination and planning, diversity and affordability, investment and finance, and wellbeing and work.
  • Innovation and Leadership: Understanding and advancing innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and demonstrating sustainability leadership through practices, policies, and outcomes that are exemplary, new, extraordinary, unique, groundbreaking, or uncommon.

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Contact

sustainability@marquette.edu

Brent Ribble
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
brent.ribble@marquette.edu

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RESOURCES


Transportation

Students can use their U-PASS to bus to and from Marquette University. To pick up and validate a new U-PASS, visit Union Station, AMU, 158. To learn more about U-PASS and MCTS (Milwaukee County Transit System), click here.

Recycling

Marquette University proudly provides single stream recycling, meaning you can dispose most recyclable items into the same bin without sorting. Click here for a list of acceptable materials.