Denison University strives to be an exemplary steward of our natural world and a leader in sustainability. We take an intentionally multi-disciplinary approach to sustainability that balances environmental, economic and social responsibility. We believe that our approach to sustainability will support the well being of the college and the global community beyond. Our commitment to sustainability runs deep. Academic research, strategic investments in infrastructure and human resources, student-centered programming, plus community partnerships are central to our efforts. Whether in the classroom, the Licking County community or a country halfway around the globe, Denison students, staff and faculty lead by example. Together, we share a vision of a healthy future where people and the planet thrive.
Denison’s commitment to sustainability is not just something we talk about or say that we are doing.
Environmental stewardship and social responsibility are core components of Denison’s mission and of the Denison experience. Sustainability at Denison involves the whole campus community. Through proactive policies and procedures Denison has reinforced its commitment to moving the college towards a more sustainable future.
Green Buildings -- Denison will build to LEED Silver or better standards for all new construction, major renovation, and major repairs.
Non-Refrigerated Drinking Fountains -- Denison will phase out refrigerated drinking fountains on campus