The Initiative for the Planet

Our overarching objective is to make the University of Delaware a national and international resource for environmental research, technology, education, and policy—today and into the future.

In the opening decade of the 21st century, the constraints imposed by a common planet have come to the forefront. The University of Delaware, with a strong history of environmental research and education, is positioned to help lead the way in developing technological, social, political, and cultural solutions to these challenges. As a cornerstone of our commitment, we will undertake to become carbon-neutral.

The goals of this initiative are to promote sustainable practices and to support multidisciplinary efforts in research and education needed to develop solutions to significant, time-critical issues in energy, the environment, and resource sustainability. Our overarching objective is to make the University of Delaware a national and international resource for environmental research, technology, education, and policy—today and into the future.

  • Lead Path-breaking Environmental Research
  • Become “The Green University”
  • Develop and Demonstrate Alternative Energy Technologies
  • Integrate Environmental Programs Within the Curriculum