By Rev. Debora Jackson, DMin, Dean, WPI Business School –
WPI embraces a culture of sustainability from the WPI campus and across the globe, building on our project-based curriculum to advance innovative solutions that support all three broad goals of sustainability: environmental stewardship, economic security, and social justice. We advance this culture of sustainability by embracing our campus as a living and learning laboratory, developing our local and regional community as a sustainability innovation hub, and engaging with our partners worldwide to address global sustainability challenges throughout the WPI Community.
GOAL 1: ACADEMICS - Graduates will leave
campus with the mindset and abilities to develop sustainable solutions to the world’s problems.
WPI students have the awareness, ability, and motivation to integrate sustainability into their academic programs.
Through academic programs, students advance all aspects of sustainability in a way that will have meaningful, positive impact.
GOAL 2: OPERATIONS AND FACILITIES - Principles of sustainability guide our actions as well as our academic and research programs.
WPI reduces environmental impacts by reducing the use of energy, water, waste, and other resources, and by considering creative ideas to incentivize and promote efficiency.
WPI operaDons and facilities support the promotion of a healthy campus environment by assuring a safe, welcoming campus that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion, and by providing sustainable alternatives.
GOAL 3: RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP & INNOVATION - Our research and scholarship will make significant contributions to the technologies, the policies, and the mindset to help assure a sustainable world.
Through research innovation and entrepreneurship, WPI’s research and scholarship provide practical contributions in sustainability that encompasses and integrates a range of disciplines.
By incorporating cooperative systems approaches, WPI’s research and scholarship provides leadership in sustainability.
GOAL 4: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - Every member of the WPI community will engage in sustainability related education, awareness, action, and service, to achieve positive, long-lasting change.
WPI maintains a “culture of sustainability”, in which all WPI community members are engaged in activities that embrace and advance sustainability; and in which WPI recognizes and communicates sustainability impacts across all organizational, community, and academic activities.
WPI engages with communities beyond the WPI campus through effective dissemination, project engagement, partnering, and initiatives to support the communities in their sustainability efforts.
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