Marquette Sustainability coordinates green acitivites at Marquette and beyond. Our office promotes environmental and social responsbility through academics, engagement, operations, and leadership. We advance sustainability information, values, ideas, strategies, and activities; let us know how we can help you be green!

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.

Sustainability aligns deeply with Marquette's Jesuit mission to care for others (and the earth) through social responsibility and justice, and to develop leaders who demonstrate this care in their personal and professional lives.

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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.