Sustainability at SRU

Slippery Rock University is committed to being at the forefront of preparing the next generation of thinkers, innovators and entrepreneurs to help the world meet its profound environmental challenges. We are also focused on meeting the sustainability goals set forth in our Climate Action Plan that is our road map to achieving carbon neutrality by the year 2037, in keeping with the President's Climate Commitment and our Strategic Plan, Trend Five: "The world is reaching a point of diminishing returns regarding resource utilization".

We are proud of our achievements to date, which include:

  • Sierra Club's Top 100 Cool Schools, Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges
  • A 22% reduction in GHG Emissions from 2005 to 2014
  • Silver Rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) - see our latest AASHE STARS report for a complete description of all our sustainability initiatives and curricula.

Many of the methods we're using to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and to prepare our students to be good stewards of our environment are summarized in the topic areas shown below, which also include reports on our progress in each area and additional resources relevant to that topic.

To get a flavor for some of our other sustainability events and initiatives, check out the following: