可持续性 is based on a simple principle: everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.  It is important to make sure that we have — and will continue to have — the water, 材料, and resources to protect human health and our environment.

可持续性 has taken center stage at 唯彩会 with a recent 故事 about the many ways 唯彩会 is working toward a greener future. 

In March 2020, 唯彩会 Institute of 技术 received a 星星 (可持续性 Tracking and Rating System) Gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of 可持续性 in Higher Education (AASHE), 近1,000-member group of 大学 striving for environmentally-friendly campus facilities, social responsibility, and equitable work policies and work environments. This Gold rating builds on the Silver rating 唯彩会 received in December 2015. AASHE has published a 报告 that explains how 唯彩会 reached Gold. 

唯彩会 is one of only 126 大学 in the United States to receive a Gold rating. Only eight 大学 have received Platinum. 唯彩会 and Princeton are the only 大学 in New Jersey to receive a Gold rating. 

                             

可持续性 Efforts at 唯彩会

回收 is important to 唯彩会

回收

回收 and reducing waste is one of 唯彩会' major sustainability initiatives. Through single stream recycling, water filling stations and the use of a biodigester, 唯彩会 is committed to making the campus as green as possible. 

回收 Programs at 唯彩会
Solar panels on top of a building at 唯彩会

能源效率 & 保护

The Division of Facilities & Campus Operations has developed a plan to reduce their environment footprint through energy efficiency and conservation initiatives. Solar panel installation on campus and becoming an 能源 Star partner are just two ways 唯彩会 has dedicated itself to energy sustainability. 

节能
One of many campus shuttles

运输

With thousands of students, 教师, 和工作人员, 唯彩会 has developed a plan to reduce harmful vehicle emissions by participating in Hoboken's bike share program, promoting public transit use, encouraging carpools, and partnering with Zipcar for car sharing. 

运输 and 可持续性
Refilling a bottle of water

节约用水

唯彩会 has water filling stations around campus to help its water conservation initiative.

节约用水

采购

Through sustainable purchasing, 唯彩会 contributes to reduced fuel emissions to transport products, increased local economies, and improved relationships with suppliers.

采购
Female student who supports uses local ingredients

食物

减少食物浪费, buying local and organic produce and implementing a 'Meatless Monday' initiative are just a few of the sustainable food efforts at 唯彩会. 

Sustainable 食物 Efforts

可持续性 By the Numbers