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, Associate Director, 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. For questions or comments please email email@example.com.
WPI's 12th Annual Sustainability Project Competition
WPI students have submitted sustainability-themed projects in one of three categories: first-year, undergraduate, or graduate. These projects each address a present societal need without compromising our ability to meet the needs of future generations. Projects address environmental, social, and/or economic topics that relate to sustainability. Judges for the competition include WPI staff and faculty as well as regional sustainability experts.
Please join us in the opportunity to share and celebrate the hard work and many ways in which the WPI community is contributing to a sustainable future by visiting the virtual exhibition!
Featured Projects / Initiatives
Green Revolving Fund
WPI’s GRF supports sustainability projects that will generate financial returns, reduce environmental impact or carbon emissions, enhance the academic climate, and engage the WPI community.
WPI'S SUSTAINABILITY PLAN
The WPI Sustainability Plan is an initiative launched by the WPI Task Force on Sustainability in the Spring of 2012. Our progress can be seen in the Annual Sustainability Reports listed on this page.
STARS Gold Rating
WPI is proud to announce that we have earned a STARS Gold rating! STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. With more than 800 participants on six continents, AASHE’s STARS program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for publicly reporting comprehensive information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance. Participants report achievements in four overall areas: 1) academics, 2) engagement, 3) operations, and 4) planning and administration.
Official Citation by The Massachusetts Senate
WPI has been recognized with an Official Citation from the Massachusetts Senate. The Senate congratulates WPI for its involvement in the MassEVolve program and its continued efforts for promoting clean transportation.
MassEVolve is a state-run program to help companies in Massachusetts to promote zero-emission vehicles (ZEV). Participates must create and implement a ZEV action plan to increase access to clean transportation. Over the last few years, WPI has participated with MassEVolve by facilitating the adoption of electric vehicles on campus with electric car shows and installing electric vehicle charging stations on campus.