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.
Sustainable WPI: A Self-Guided Tour
For many years WPI has been actively engaged in creating a sustainable campus. This self-guided tour will help you discover many of the ways we have worked to conserve energy and water, and promote sustainable activities within our campus community.
Eliminating the Idea of Waste with Tom Szaky
Join us on Thursday, September 19th to meet speaker Tom Szaky and hear more about the idea of eliminating waste. Stop by the Campus Center Chairman's Room from 12:00-1:00 pm for a brown bag lunch with Tom Szaky and Salisbury Labs 115 from 5:00-6:30 pm for his talk.
CLIMATE CHANGE: It's here, it's now, it's all around us
Join us for a climate change discussion with WPI faculty about the future of our planet.
This event is sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the Global Lab. Pizza will be provided.
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.