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Our Vision: A campus community that is empowered to protect natural ecosystems, create economic prosperity and treat all people with equity and respect. 

Our Mission: Empowering a sustainable campus community through planning, partnerships, education, and service

Our Values:

  • Collaboration: Sustainability requires that we all take responsibility and work across disciplines to solve the complex challenges we face.
  • Accountability: We must be able to demonstrate the impacts of our actions, follow through on our commitments, and expect the same of our partners.
  • Equity: We must ensure that ALL people are included in creating a more just and sustainable future.​
  • Wellness: A sustainable campus promotes physical and mental health and wellness.

We are constantly seeking input and involvement from the campus community. If you are involved in sustainability-related operations, education or research or would like to participate in building a more sustainable future for KU, please contact us!


Coronavirus Update

As part of our efforts to reduce an on-campus presence and promote social distancing, KU Surplus is ceasing all operations and KU Recycling is limiting any special collections that are not mission critical. For more information, email us at sustainability@ku.edu

Sustainability Plan

KU Bike Plan

KU Bike Plan

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