Welcome, we’re glad that you are interested in learning more about our residence hall environmental sustainability initiatives and leadership opportunities. We hope, after exploring this website, you’ll want to get involved in our efforts.
Since the formation of the University of Delaware Sustainability Task Force in 2006 and reinforcement by President Harker’s signing of the Climate Action Plan in 2009, the University of Delaware has been very serious about going far beyond a mere perception of environmental sustainability and has developed an incredible array of initiatives in a short period of time. Although UD has continuously produced scientific breakthroughs in solar, fuel cell, clothing, agriculture, water, and policy research that impact practices around the globe, our current institutional leaders continue to make environmental sustainability a priority throughout all corners and facets of UD, including Residence Life & Housing.
The mission of the Residence Life Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) is to provide leadership to the department as it contributes to the accomplishment of UD’s Climate Action Plan. Attainment of this mission will occur through the use of environmental sustainability as a catalyst for student engagement and empowerment. The success of the ESC rests on expanding residence hall student awareness of and participation in unique initiatives. Moreover, initiatives are intended to be fun, educational, and creative in nature.
If students are interested in joining the committee, or learning more, contact the Residence Life & Housing.
UD's Office of Residence Life received national recognition for its commitment to sustainable practices, responsible growth and management, and education and conservation. This ACPA Commission for Housing and Residence Life Departmental Excellence in Sustainability award highlighted the work that the Environmental Sustainability Committee has done and continues to do to incorporate environmentally sustainable practices and education into the residence halls. Get Involved >>