The Office of Sustainability provides leadership for the development and implementation of strategies in student life, academics and curriculum, campus operations, research, and community engagement to create a sustainable campus environment. The office supports a culture of greater environmental, social, and economic balance within higher education while serving as a facilitator and resource for sustainable efforts at Kansas State University.
Green Week is a student-led initiative to celebrate and educate the campus on the benefits of sustainability. Green Week will occur from Earth Day (April 21st) through Arbor Day (April 28th). It is sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, the Green Action Fund (from the Student Centered Tuition Enhancement committee), K-State Housing and Dining, and Students for Environmental Action.
The K-State EcoReps program is your opportunity to advance sustainability! EcoReps will help their departments to be more energy efficient, increase recycling and reduce waste, and pursue environmentally responsible purchasing practices. Participants serve as sustainability liaison(s) for their departments, provide feedback to improve programs, and attend semi-annual meetings with other sustainability representatives to share progress and upcoming initiatives related to departments. Learn more about K-State EcoReps.
The Green Action Fund is a joint project of the Office of Sustainability with the Student Governing Association to fund projects that enhance the sustainability of the K-State campuses. For more information on the fund and the guidelines for submitting a proposal, see the Green Action Fund webpage.
The Office of Sustainability sponsors or co-sponsors occasional seminars on topics related to Sustainability. These seminars are intended to provide education and engagement opportunities for faculty, staff and students.