Office of Sustainability

Green Team at Community Garden launch event
Unity Hall building
WasteWorks at Climate Action Fair 2022
Students and alumni chatting at Sustainable Careers Networking Night


The Office of Sustainability provides leadership and direction for sustainability programs at WPI. The Office coordinates efforts across WPI’s administrative, academic, and facilities areas in order to reach WPI’s sustainability goals. The Office includes a Director, an Energy & Sustainability Manager, a group of dedicated student interns and WPI’s Sustainability Advisory Committee.

Each year the office issues an Annual Report documenting WPI’s current status with regard to sustainability aspects ranging from greenhouse gas emissions to energy research projects and community engagement. Through these efforts, we strive to position WPI as a leader in sustainability efforts on campus, in the Worcester community, and globally.  

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Featured Sustainability Initiatives

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WPI's Sustainability Research

Through research innovation and entrepreneurship, WPI’s research and scholarship provide practical contributions in sustainability that encompass and integrate a range of disciplines. By incorporating cooperative systems and cross-disciplinary approaches, WPI seeks to provide leadership in sustainability far beyond our campus. Read about sustainability research taking place at WPI.


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Enjoy your to-go meal with a reusable container at the Morgan Dining Hall, Campus Center Food Court, Goat's Head Restaurant, and Gordon Library Class of 1970 Cafe!  This program encourages sustainability at WPI by reducing the amount of waste from disposable containers. Ask a staff member at any of these locations for more information. 

Transportation Options at WPI

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Gompei's Gears Bike Share

Members of the WPI community can rent bicycles for up to 12 hours with this free service. 

Student Night Assistance Patrol (SNAP)

Need to travel to the main campus or to residential halls that are farther away at night? Use SNAP!

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Gateway Shuttle

Hop on this shuttle to travel between Gateway and the main campus throughout the day

Sustainability Work Featured in WPI's University Magazine

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A Welcome Invasion of City Walls

Lizard-like robots sneak into small spaces for mapping and inspections.


Building Consensus in the Midst of Crisis

Julie Cerqueira ’02 brings the urgent call for clean energy to the international community


Student Project: Trash into Treasure

Henrique Checcucci ’24, Sol Giesso ’24, Can Guven ’24, and Efthymios Loukedes ’24 work to reduce waste on campus. 

Meet Some of Our Students

Shannon Henderson '23
Shannon Henderson '23
BS, Environmental Engineering, Creative Writing minor

Shannon dedicates herself to sustainability work both inside and outside the classroom. [...]

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Gabriel Espinosa ‘24
Gabriel Espinosa ‘24
BS in Mechanical Engineering

Gabriel works to pursue his passion for sustainability and engineering through WPI’s clubs and hands-on learning experiences. [...]

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Paige Agostini '25
Paige Agostini '25
BS in Chemical Engineering with Environmental concentration

Paige’s passion for sustainability and making a difference in the community gives her a sense of place at WPI.  [...]

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Megan DeSanty ’24
Megan DeSanty ’24
BS Robotics Engineering, minor in Computer Science

Community service projects and staying active are important parts of Megan’s life, both on and off campus.  [...]

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