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Mission Statement

The Monmouth University Sustainability Advisory Council (SAC) is an interdisciplinary work group comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators that promotes environmental awareness and encourages the development of an environmentally responsible and sustainable campus community in its operations, education, research, outreach, and services.

The SAC will propose and research energy and environmental sustainability policies and initiatives. The SAC will recommend that the University implement specific policies and initiatives that will advance the University’s goals to:

  • Reduce energy demand through conservation and efficiency measures
  • Increase the use of on-campus renewable energy resources
  • Provide an environmentally sustainable environment for the University’s students, faculty, staff, and administrators through land and water management, sustainability practices, procurement policies, and management of waste streams
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Establish education, research, communication, and community outreach programs to educate all campus and community stakeholders in responsible energy and environmental sustainability policies and practices
  • Identify opportunities to enhance focus on environmental sustainability in academic programs both in and outside of the classroom
  • Lower the operating costs of the University as a result of sustainability actions undertaken
  • Measure and verify sustainability actions undertaken to determine their success in meeting the University’s goals