About the Office of Sustainability
Sustainability activities have a long history at WPI, particularly through our Interactive Global Projects Program and in several research areas. However, the broad concept of sustainability was not explicitly addressed until the formation of the President’s Task Force on Sustainability in December, 2007. This group was chaired by the CFO and Provost and provided overall guidance, coordination, and stimulation for sustainability activities across our educational and research programs as well as in campus operations. The Task Force, together with the entire WPI community, produced the WPI Plan for Sustainability that was accepted by the Board of Trustees in February, 2014. A major recommendation of the Plan was for the establishment of a formal Office of Sustainability with a full-time director. This recommendation was implemented in May, 2014. The director position is currently implemented as two half-time positions. The efforts of the director and associate director are ably assisted by a group of student interns and the Advisory Committee on Sustainability. 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. For questions or comments please email email@example.com.