Who we are
Facilities & Services - Sustainability is the hub of sustainability efforts at South Dakota State University. Lead by the campus Sustainability Specialist, it strives to incorporate sustainability in operations, administration, academics, and outreach throughout campus.
What is Sustainability?
Sustainability is about doing more good and less harm. With a focus on helping people and the planet, sustainability offers guiding principles for how to provide everyone with basic human needs while living within the means of the natural world. SDSU strives to create a sustainable campus by using the three pillars approach to sustainability: living within the environmental boundaries, caring for people, and doing so in a way that maintains a viable economy.
STARS Silver Rating
Bee Campus USA member since 2018
Tree Campus USA member since 2009
3 LEED Gold & 16 LEED Silver buildings on campus
25.06% diversion rate
Over 600 signed sustainability pledge
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