We lead the way to reduce our environmental impact at Illinois State.
What is Sustainability?
Sustainability is a practice in which we consider the implications of our individual and collective actions; the interconnectivity among people and ecosystems coexisting within communities and across the globe; and a vision for an equitable and thriving planet for generations to come.
At Illinois State, putting sustainability into practice means:
- fostering a culture of sustainability through leadership, commitments, engagement, and traditions
- finding solutions through diverse, interdisciplinary collaboration, teaching, research, and innovation
- integrating accessible environmental stewardship into campus operations
Explore Sustainability at Illinois State
There are a lot of people working hard to make our campus green. Learn about our initiatives and how you can participate.
We’re reducing waste by recycling, composting, and reusing.
Shop sustainability with one of our reusable, environmentally-friendly made products.
Sustainability has a strong presence in our dining centers and at campus events.
Play an Active Role
From joining a group to changing behavior, there are lots of ways you can make sustainability part of your daily routine.
We don’t just talk about sustainability at Illinois State. We make it part of our lives and the campus culture.
University Sustainability Designations
Campus Green Map
Find sustainability resources across campus.
Learn About Sustainability
Get some clarity on what sustainability is, what Illinois State is doing, and how you can make an impact.
Request a Presentation
We offer presentations on our efforts and any sustainability topic you want to learn more about. We’ll head to your class, student organization, or anywhere you need us.
Know the Lingo
There are lots of words associated with sustainability.
Faculty from across campus who share an interest in water-related scholarship and creative activities gather on the first Wednesday of every month for informal sharing and conversations around the common theme of water.
Donations made to the Office of Sustainability supports and advances environmental stewardship and sustainability programs across our campus.