The University of Toledo Office of Sustainability

UT Sustainability

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What is Sustainability?

"Sustainability meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (Brundtland, 1987).

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How Does UT Practice Sustainability?

The University of Toledo aspires to minimize its impact on our environment and maximize the effective use of resources by fostering safe, comfortable, and efficient environmental behavior amongst faculty, students, staff, and volunteers. Our goals are organized into the three pillars of sustainability. The first component for the University is the social aspect. With increased engagement from faculty/staff, students, and the greater community, we can meet our sustainability goals. The second component, the economy, provides a budget so that the University can continually make changes and implement sustainable projects. The third and final component is the environment. If the first two components are properly implemented, then the environmental benefits come naturally. It is critical to protect the environment because without it we cannot have an equitable society or a flourishing economy.

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Who Manages UT Sustainability?

SEED Initiative is the University of Toledo's Sustainability Department that is housed but not limited to Facilities & Construction. SEED focuses on Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, and Design to ensure the University is operating in a manner that betters our community, economy, and planet. Through environmental sustainability projects, energy conservation measures, innovative building renovation, and a comprehensive educational campaign, SEED commits itself to leaving behind a better planet than when we started.

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Last Updated: 6/30/19