Warrior sustainability

Wayne State University is committed to creating a sustainable environment on its Midtown Detroit campus. As part of our efforts to ensure an attractive, user-friendly campus that supports and accommodates the needs of students, faculty and staff, the university embraces the values of environmental stewardship. 

The strategic plan for the Office of Campus Sustainability provides a framework that guides environmental initiatives on campus. The document represents the vision and mission of the Wayne State Strategic Plan encompassing environmental justice, energy conservation, waste reduction, transportation, water quality, education, and food systems. The ten focus areas build upon the University's strategic planning commitment to be an institution known for academic and research excellence.

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Campus sustainability goals

  • Establish a campus-wide waste reduction initiative that encompasses reduction and reuse of materials.

  • Increase programs and opportunities of awareness related to alternative transportation options.

  • Develop and implement funding tools that directly support sustainability initiatives. 

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Wayne State University by 25% below 2014 average levels by 2022.

  • Increase sustainable food practices of campus foodservice operations through local sourcing.

  • Use the campus as a learning laboratory for sustainability while integrating environmentally-based learning into a broader cross-section of the academic curriculum.


    View the full strategic plan