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Campus Sustainability Office

CSO fosters partnerships across departments and disciplines that nourish institutional stewardship of our environment and support a growing culture of sustainability within PSU. We aim to align operations, policies, and planning with University conservation and sustainability goals. CSO values reciprocal communication, striving both to educate as well as respond to the campus community.

To support this mission CSO

  • Leads planning efforts to ensure continuous improvement in resource conservation at PSU
  • Benchmarks PSU's sustainability performance
  • Facilitates collaboration and builds capacity to implement sustainability projects on campus
  • Supports students, faculty & staff in becoming conservation leaders 

Sustainability means

  • Resource conservation and stewardship
  • Living within the limits of our ecosystem
  • Understanding the interconnections among economy, society, and environment
  • An adaptive, changing process, not a finite destination



Learn about campus sustainability efforts in these categories:



Our self-guided, virtual sustainability tour

will take you to many of the innovative,

green features of our campus






Find out what's new with sustainability in PSU's operations.

Archive of past editions



View the Green Events Guide to learn how to make your next campus event more sustainable.






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