Sustainability stems from the understanding that long-term prosperity and ecological health are inseparable. Sustainable practices are those which are ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially just and humane.
Sustainability at the University of Minnesota is a continuous effort to integrate environmental, social, and economic goals through design, planning, and operational organization. The University is committed to incorportating sustainability into its teaching, research and outreach, and th eoperations that support them. Sustainability practices have been implemented in many areas of operation on University campuses, such as transportation, dining services, housing and residential life, and land care.
For information about sustainability practices at the University, refer to the following:
It All Adds Up, the Univeristy's sustainability campaign, aims at educating our community about how individuals can contribute to sustainability practices on campus.
The Institute on the Environment (IonE) is dedicated to supporting breakthrough research across multiple disciplines and developing partnerships across the globe to provide sustainable solutions.
The St. Anothony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) is an interdisciplinary fluids research and educational facility dedicated to the development of cost effective and sustainable solutions.
The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is an outreach program that helps Minnesota business develop and implement solutions to reduce energy use.