Office of Sustainability

Green the Church 2019

By Courtney Chazen on December 10, 2019 in Climate, Environment, News, Sustainability, Video

St. Louis hosted the 2019 Green the Church Summit, the largest environmental justice and sustainability conference for the Black Church. Washington University was a co-sponsor of the event, which included an array of discussions including the Green New Deal, building efficiency and water conserva...

Lunch & Learn with Phil Valko

By myralopez on June 27, 2016 in

Lunch & Learn with Phil Valko, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Sustainability at Washington University. Join Valko for an informative session discussing the sustainability efforts of WUSTL and opportunities for graduate students within their programs. Lunch is limited to 12 students. Please RSV...

Green rehab: Making century-old brick buildings sustainable

By Public Affairs on May 3, 2016 in Energy, News, Sustainability

A six-percent upfront investment reduced energy consumption by 19 percent — and carbon emissions by 34 percent — in a pair of 100-year-old brick buildings. Add solar panels, and those numbers drop to 39 percent and 65 percent. These are among the findings of an ongoing experiment conducted by stu...

Green Rehab: Making Century-Old Brick Buildings Sustainable

By Public Affairs on April 22, 2016 in Video

A six-percent upfront investment reduced energy consumption by 19 percent — and carbon emissions by 34 percent — in a pair of 100-year-old brick buildings. Add solar panels and those numbers drop to 39 percent and 65 percent. These are among the findings of an ongoing experiment condu...

Spring 2016 Student Green Council

By myralopez on April 22, 2016 in

The Student Green Council event will include a brief presentation courtesy of the Office of Sustainability regarding the new Strategic Plan for Sustainability, a summary of student successes over the course of the past year, and a discussion session regarding areas needing improvement. This event...

Photo of Thomas and Jennifer Hillman Hall, the newest building for the Brown School. Cover page of the recent edition of the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan for Sustainable Operations.

2015-2020 Strategic Plan for Sustainable Operations

By campus on March 10, 2016 in News, Sustainability

Climate change and environmental degradation are among the greatest challenges humanity faces in the 21st century. Institutions of higher education have a crucial role to play and Washington University is fully committed to being part of the solution. Washington University created its first insti...

Climate Change and Public Health

By myralopez on January 21, 2016 in

Harvard Professor Joel Schwartz to deliver a lecture titled “Air Pollution, Temperature, and Climate Change: Health Risks and Benefits.” Panel session to follow. Click here for event flyer.