Take Action: Get Involved

Getting involved in Elon’s sustainability efforts is easy.


Utilize the Sustainable Living Guide to help you reduce your environmental impact!

Join one of several student groups with a focus on sustainability.

Apply to be an Eco-Rep and educate your peers about sustainability.

Live in a learning community with others that have your same interests.

Learn about ways to lighten your environmental impact and share your knowledge with others.

Apply to be a Sustainability Research Scholar, if you are doing research related to sustainability. 

Faculty and Staff

Reduce, reuse and recycle. It is that simple! Encourage your colleagues to do the same by setting a good example with your own actions.  Click here for tips on what you can do.

Click here for a quick guide to employee sustainability information, tips and resources.

Brainstorm ways your department can contribute to Elon's sustainability efforts. Contact us if you need help implementing your great idea. Remember to let us know about the wonderful things you are doing!

The Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the Leadership and Professional Development Office, offers a program entitled Creating a More Sustainable Workplace. Four sessions were offered during the 11-12 academic year, and additional sessions will be offered in the 12-13 academic year. In the sessions, participants are provided with an overview of the University’s sustainability efforts and strategies to help them be a Sustainability Leader in their office. After each session, participants are provided with a Sustainable Workplace Assessment Tool to help them assess the environmental sustainability of their offices. All session participants are invited to attend a Sustainability Leaders gathering once a semester to share experiences and resources. 

The following offices have completed and returned a Sustainable Workplace Assessment Tool:
Academic Support and Advising
Accounting (Administrative Office)
Application Technologies
Campus Center Operations
Dining Services
Environmental Services
Graduate Admissions
Health and Human Performance and Exercise Science Departments
Human Resources
Information Technology
Institutional Research
Mathematics and Statistics Departments
Physician Assistant Studies
Residence Life
Residence Life Colonnades Area Office
Residence Life West Area Office
Teaching and Learning Technologies
University Advancement

If you want to learn more about this program or would like to use the Sustainable Workplace Assessment Tool in your office, please contact us.

Incorporate sustainability into your courses with the assistance of the Sustainability Faculty Scholars program.


Calculate your carbon footprint with an online carbon calculator.

Email us your ideas for a more sustainable campus.

Share your sustainability stories with us.