Marquette follows the Brundtland Report's definition of sustainability — meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We also look to the triple bottom-line by concentrating our sustainability efforts on social, economic and environment aspects.
More and more institutions of higher education are recognizing their impact on the world around us. Not only from an environmental standpoint, but an economic and social one. As with all higher education, Marquette has the opportunity to help facilitate positive change by educating our students, faculty and staff about living responsibly.
Even though Marquette resides in an urban location, there are still tremendous opportunities to lead our community in a sustainable direction. We also have the opportunity to work with other institutions of higher education in our area to push sustainability throughout Milwaukee.