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What is Sustainability?

At the University of Houston, sustainability involves social, environmental and economic dimensions applied to on-campus initiatives. Our goal at the Office of Sustainability is to educate campus and community members about the importance of thinking and acting sustainably so that we can use resources responsibly while improving the livelihood of present and future generations. Sustainability is a transition from short-term thinking to long-term seeing. It’s a shift in perspective where environmental, social and economic challenges are no longer viewed as separate and competing, but rather interconnected and complementary.

  • Committee

    The Campus Sustainability Committee serves as the shared governance body designed to advise university administration on sustainability initiatives. The committee evaluates campus sustainability challenges and represents University of Houston faculty, staff and students.

  • Projects

    The following year brought more attention to environmentally responsible practices with the implementation of tray-less dining in the dining halls, the installation of 300 outdoor recycling bins and the birth of green events on campus to get the students and UH community involved in the environmental movement.

  • Partners

    The University of Houston is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), which provides administrators, faculty, staff, and students, as well as the businesses that serve them, with thought leadership and essential knowledge resources.