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Sustainability at OU

OHIO defines sustainability as the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations.

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 more about our mission here: 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.