In 2015, EKU developed aSustainability Strategic Plan complete with the organizational framework for executing a comprehensive University sustainability overhaul with this vision in mind:
"EKU will become a vibrant, productive living and learning community that exemplifies best practices in environmental stewardship through holistic application of sustainability principles across its functions as an academic institution. EKU will foster a culture of environmental responsibility on campus and in the community and become recognized as a leader in sustainability in higher education. " - EKU Sustainability Strategic Plan, 2015
In order to meet this vision, EKU is organizing its sustainability efforts around three key areas:
Campus - EKU will aspire to have a net-zero impact on the environment related to its campus and campus activities.
Community - EKU will actively engage its students, employees, and community members in productive educational outreach activities that increase awareness of local and global sustainability issues and elicit action.
Classroom - EKU will expand upon its number of sustainability focused courses, programs, and research while providing the educational framework for all students to enter their careers as informed, responsible environmental stewards.
- Click on the Explore links to learn more about what we're doing in each of these areas!