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Ohio University defines "sustainability" as the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability 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 and, 3.) Prosperity/Economy.

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.