Washington University in St. Louis is fully committed to being a national leader in sustainability, a core priority that runs through all aspects of our community, our operations, and our work as a leading teaching and research institution. Explore how we are addressing climate change and environmental degradation.

What We’re Doing

We’ve invested heavily in cutting down our carbon footprint and promoting sustainable practices on campus.

What You Can Do

From joining an organization to changing everyday behaviors, you can join WashU in protecting environmental and public health.

Energy & Emissions

Since 1990, energy use on the Danforth and Medical campuses has remained flat despite the square footage nearly doubling.

Move Out Donations

This year’s move-out donation drive is adapting to accommodate safety guidelines and a unique move-out situation.

WashU Green Ambassadors

WUGAs train first year students to sustainability, through engagement and waste diversion  during Move-In day, orientation week and beyond!


Smart Food Strategies During the Pandemic

Smart Food Strategies During the Pandemic
These tips and insights, collected from staff at the Office of Sustainability, are meant to optimize your grocery shopping trips in order to minimize future needs to go out.

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