Ohio University

Sustainability at OU

Ohio University defines "sustainability" as the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations to meet their needs (adapted from the Brundtland definition).

We take a triple bottom line approach to this concept by ensuring that the actions of the University are inclusive of

  1. People/Equity
  2. Planet/Environment
  3. Prosperity/Economy.

Learn out more, check out our friends at the Ohio University Office of Sustainability.

The Sustainability Tracking and Evaluation Program (STEP) is a sustainability certification program which aims to recognize departments or offices across campus for their sustainable efforts, whether they be existing practices or new changes. The certification program consists of a series of items or tasks on a checklist that count as points toward becoming certified. Learn more about how to become STEP certified here.