Elon Sustainability

Sustainability explores the dynamic interconnections among environmental, social and economic systems in order to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Sustainability is an institution-wide effort and a key objective of the Elon Commitment strategic plan. Elon’s success in achieving its sustainability goals largely depends upon every member of the campus community taking an active role.

From operations to educational programs, sustainability is integrated throughout campus and campus life. Elon's environmental sustainability efforts are guided by the Sustainability Master Plan.

Elon is a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) participant. The STARS program measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.

Quick Links

Elon University's STARS Report

Campus Initiatives Overview

Self-guided campus tour of sustainability at Elon

Podcast files to accompany the sustainability tour

Recent Recognition

The Princeton Review names Elon a 'Green College'

Elon recognized as a 2016 Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education

Elon Experiential Learning highlighted in AASHE Sustainable Campus Index

Elon receives APPA’s 2016 Sustainability Award

Sports Turf Managers Association awards Environmental Facility Certification to Elon University Sports Complex

U.S. Green Building Council recognizes Elon for leadership in sustainability



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