Ohio University defines sustainability as the power to endure: an economy; an environment; as individuals; and, as a community. Healthy bodies, minds and spirits are fostered at Ohio University and individuals are provided with the resources and support needed to build collaborative communities that contribute to a vibrant economy and a healthy, thriving environment. This is done in a way that provides future generations with the ability to enjoy the same valuable experiences as the current generation. Sustainability is about being mindful of how we utilize resources; it allows us to critically analyze our own views of "needs" versus "wants" without diminishing quality of life now or into the future.
Ohio University's Office of Sustainability provides services and support to the campus community; advocates for innovation and research; and ensures fulfillment of institutional commitments to environmental, social and economic well-being.