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.
Marquette Sustainability’s work varies widely in breadth and depth based on needs, priorities, and goals:
- Academics. Understanding and advancing sustainability in curriculum, research, and learning.
- Engagement. Understanding and advancing sustainability through campus engagement, community and public engagement, communications, and programs.
- Operations. 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.