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To ensure that we are promoting the requirements of the Sustainability Plan in our own efforts and across campus, the four subcategories of SOUL (Sustainable OU Leaders) were developed, dividing the topics evenly into comprehensive groups. The four sub-categories are as follows:


Energy Efficiency
Waste Reduction
Outreach and Education
Built Environments


Each sub-group has within it approximately 9 benchmarks, which are grouped according to category and, thus, more easily tracked and managed. Within each benchmark, there are a varying number if initiatives we conduct and promote in order to ensure that we are reaching the goals of said benchmark. To learn more about these initiatives as well as corresponding data, follow the links above or find them within the Campus Initiatives tab.