Academics & Research

At Iowa State, we embrace a vision to be recognized as an international leader in developing and embodying sustainable practices that integrate education and the environment. In commitment to this vision, the university incorporates core environmental concepts throughout the curriculum, promotes environmental literacy among students, faculty and staff, and ensures that campus facilities, policies, planning and management are efficient and environmentally appropriate. A number of innovative programs and initiatives are already in place at ISU. Through their focus on discovery, learning and application, these programs and initiatives address many critical elements of sustainability endeavors--namely the ethical, social, economic and environmental impacts of our actions.