Programs & Initiatives

At Iowa State, we embrace a vision to be recognized as a national leader in developing and embodying sustainable practices, which integrate education and environment.

In commitment to this vision, the university will incorporate core environmental concepts throughout the curriculum, promote environmental literacy among students, faculty and staff, and ensure 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. These programs and initiatives, through their focus on discovery, learning, and application, address many critical elements of sustainability endeavors, namely the ethical, social, economic and environmental impact of our actions.

For an overall perspective of the many ways Iowa State University is involved in sustainability in terms of operations, curriculum, research, and campus and community engagement, review the Annual Sustainability Progress Report completed for the Iowa Board of Regents.

View Live Green! in Review for an overview of Live Green! initiatives and accomplishment from 2008-2011.