Campus Sustainability Office

The Campus Sustainability Office builds capacity for a sustainable and resilient PSU.


The Campus Sustainability Office (CSO) nourishes a growing culture of sustainability within PSU and enables a vibrant living laboratory for exploration and innovation. Through partnership and collaboration, we aim to align policy, practice, and planning with PSU's sustainability, resilience, equity, and educational goals.

To support this mission, CSO:

  • Leads planning efforts to ensure continuous progress towards sustainability and resilience
  • Facilitates collaboration and builds capacity to meet campus sustainability goals
  • Supports students, faculty & staff through educational and inclusive programming, responsiveness, and engagement
  • Provides guidance on best practices for campus operations, planning, and policy
  • Benchmarks PSU's sustainability performance

Our Values:

Sustainability is an adaptive, changing process, not a finite destination.

We value reciprocal communication, striving to both learn from and respond to the campus community.

We believe an equitable and regenerative future requires:

  • diverse perspectives
  • creative exploration
  • bold questions and innovative approaches
  • a continuous commitment to community well-being and environmental recovery and stability

CSO Reports

2018-2019 annual report

2017-2018 annual report

2016-2017 annual report

2015-2016 annual report

2014-2015 annual report


Learn about campus sustainability efforts in these categories:

Energy          Water         Purchasing       Waste          Dining        Land Use    Transport    Climate Action

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