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.
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Our work varies widely in breadth and depth based on needs, priorities, and goals:
Understanding and advancing sustainability in curriculum, research, and learning.
Understanding and advancing sustainability through campus engagement, community and public engagement, communications, and programs.
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.