Wayne State University is committed to the implementation of sustainable initiatives that benefit the campus and surrounding community. WSU's sustainable initiatives are guided by the University's Sustainability Strategic Plan that has led to progress in a number of areas including waste reduction, energy conservation, transportation, green building and green offices. Our office strives to create programs that are oriented towards and accessible to all students, faculty and staff members as well as community members in some capacity. Our programs work towards the United Nation's 17 sustainable development goals, which can be found in extensive detail here


Current projects and sustainable initiatives can be found throughout the left-most selection area of this page:

  • Green Office Program
    • Enrollment and Certifications
    • Signage
  • Waste Reduction
    • Recycling program
    • Hydration stations
    • Audits and standardization
  • Energy Conservation
    • Current projects
    • Inventories
    • Renewable Energies
  • Transportation
    • Public transit 
    • Foot/ bicycle traffic on and around campus
    • Electric vehicles
  • Green Building
    • Current projects and certifications
    • LEED buildings
  • Compost Pilot Program
    • Processes
    • To-Date Data