Sustainability: What's it all about?
Sustainability at PLU focuses on three key components: care for people, care for the planet, and prosperity, both now and in the future. These are values that emphasize the inseparable interrelation‐ships between environmental, economic, and ethical principles that call on all individuals and communities to ensure that our present way of life does not degrade that of future generations, but leaves the world a better place for all.
Much of the work on sustainability at PLU is supported by the Sustainability Committee with faculty, staff and student representation. Over the years, significant strides toward becoming an environmentally responsible and sustainable campus have been made. As we Lutes attempt to define what sustainability could look like on campus, we are fortunate to have several resources available to us. We can draw on strengths from our enthusiastic leadership, and informed student body, as well as tactical resources like the PLU Students Green Fund, Resource Conservation Management and Waste Diversion experts in Facilities Management.
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