Established in 2007, the School of Sustainability brings together multiple disciplines and leaders to create and share knowledge, train a new generation of scholars and practitioners, and develop practical solutions to the most pressing environmental, economic, and social challenges of sustainability - especially as they relate to urban areas.
Maryville College is currently an institutional member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and a Charter Participant in the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS), where Maryville College received a Bronze rating for sustainability on campus.
The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to coordinate strategic planning that emphasizes the intersection of academics and operations through a “campus as living laboratory” approach to sustainability, to implement the comprehensive University Sustainability Plan, and to advocate for sustainability efforts in university, regional, and national affairs through collaboration with students, faculty, staff, local community, and partners across higher education.
The Office of Sustainability, located within the University's Facilities Services department, was established in November 2008. Recognizing that a sustainable campus does not have borders, the Office of Sustainability is working to mitigate the University’s impact on the environment, raise visibility of sustainability issues on campus, and advance intellectual debate and analysis on the critical environmental issues of our time.
The University of Michigan, which has long been engaged in many aspects of sustainability, is coordinating and focusing its expertise and resources to spur progress and establish our leadership in this critical arena.
The Sustainability Office advances the triple bottom line of ecological integrity, economic prosperity and social equity. Staff members catalyze the development and implementation of sustainable policies, practices and curricula for all members of the University community.
The University of Tennessee's Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) seeks to promote the development of policies, technologies, and educational programs that cut across multiple disciplines, engage the university’s research faculty and staff, and grow in response to pressing environmental and security issues facing the state, the nation, and the globe.
SEI promotes the use of the University of the South's ecologically and culturally diverse 13,000-acre campus as a living laboratory for the interdisciplinary study of people and the land. SEI offers field-based educational programs at the undergraduate and pre-college level, and fosters faculty-mentored student research on the Cumberland Plateau and beyond.
SustainVU is an umbrella identity managed by the Vanderbilt University Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) for the wide variety of sustainability initiatives underway by students, staff and faculty groups.