Green roof and view of Academic East


At Bucknell, sustainability isn't just something we study — although we are advancing our understanding of sustainability in disciplines from civil engineering to finance to philosophy. It's something we do.

Our definition of sustainability encompasses both principles and practices, at scales from local to global, that protect, maintain and increase the long-term viability and resilience of our environmental, social and economic support systems, so that we can create a more just, equitable and abundant future.

Our commitments include a pledge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 as a signatory of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment, a 2017 statement of the University's intent to continue supporting the action plan outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement and an affirmation of our resolve to be a safe and inclusive campus free from discrimination and prejudice.

Through it all, we strive for a brighter future for our University, our region and the world.

Contact the President's Sustainability Council