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Washington University in St. Louis is a national leader in sustainability, a core priority that runs through all aspects of our campus community, our operations and our work as a leading research and teaching institution.

The inspiring work of our faculty, staff and students is helping to solve pressing global issues, including climate change, emissions and depletion of natural resources.

As a leader in the scientific community with a mission of teaching, research and service to society, WUSTL has a responsibility to develop new knowledge in research and education related to sustainability. At the same time, we are reducing our own environmental impact, making decisions in facilities, dining services, transportation and materials management that give sustainability the highest priority.

WUSTL is the hub of an international laboratory, training leaders while creating and nurturing ideas aimed at forging a more sustainable future. Significant global partnerships, including the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES) and the McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership (MAGEEP), are working to address issues of energy, environment and sustainability through international collaborative research efforts. The Tyson Living Learning Center was one of the first two buildings in the world to achieve Living Building Challenge certification.

The Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization is an international collaboration fostered through I-CARES and MAGEEP dedicated to addressing the scientific and technological challenges of ensuring that coal can be used in a clean and sustainable manner. The consortium’s mission is to be a resource to industry for the advancement of technologies that foster clean utilization of coal by creating an international partnership between universities, industries, foundations and government organizations.

For more information about WUSTL’s sustainability initiatives, please visit the Office of Sustainability’s website.