Jessica Davis has been named associate vice president and IU’s first chief sustainability officer, where she will lead efforts related to the university’s new Climate Action Plan.
Built over the past year through research and input from the university community, the plan establishes a pathway for IU to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.
IUPUI and IUB place in United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
IUPUI and IUB placed #8 and #22, respectively, in the US for delivering on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, the only global performance metric that assesses universities against the SDGs. This was IUB’s first year reporting, and IUPUI maintained its rank for the third year in a row, despite an additional 330+ universities participating.
The IU Climate Action Committee submitted its recommendations to President Whitten on April 30, 2023.
Celebrate Earth Month with events throughout April. From the Campus River Cleanup to the Sustainability Symposium to the Spring Stuff Swap, there's something for everyone.
Thomas A. Morrison, vice president for capital planning and facilities, presented an update on the work of the IU Climate Action Planning Committee.
Due to technical difficulties with Zoom, some individuals were unable to join the Nov. 3 Virtual Forum during the presentation portion of the event. The presentation portion of the forum has been provided so individuals may view this information.
To understand the many benefits IU’s trees provide to campus, IU student researchers are studying and mapping all of IU’s 13,000+ freestanding trees – research which will help preserve the iconic campus for generations of Hoosiers.
As afternoon turns to evening earlier each day, thanks to changing seasons and the end of daylight saving time Nov. 6, new LED lights in campus parking lots will help you see more clearly.
Learn more about the work of the Indiana University Climate Action Planning Committee and submit your questions about climate action at IU during this one-hour virtual forum. Join Thomas A. Morrison, IU Climate Action Planning Committee chair and vice president for capital planning and facilities along with members of the committee’s consultant team on Nov. 3 at 2:00 pm.
The Indiana University Climate Action Planning Committee has scheduled open forums for Indiana University students, faculty and staff to learn about the work of IU’s Climate Action Planning Committee and share ideas with committee members. Forums will be in-person and will not be available via broadcast.
IU’s Climate Action Planning Committee has several guiding principles to lead plan development for both short- and long-term opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions directly from IU’s campuses and units.
The committee has been meeting during the summer of 2022 to learn about several topics and also research plans and initiatives implemented at other colleges and universities.
The committee is tasked with recommending strategies for IU to build on its progress of reducing the impact of greenhouse gas emissions.