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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

KU Recycling and KU Surplus have resumed services. As part of our efforts to reduce an on-campus presence and promote social distancing, we will continue to limit special collections that are not mission critical. For updated information on KU's response to COVID-19, visit protect.ku.edu

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