At Concordia, you're joining a community that cares about the environment and about the future. We're rethinking how we do things and taking innovative action to create more sustainable ways of living.

Engage in sustainability and conservation efforts both in and outside the classroom. In this summer course, Concordia students tackled a problem facing many communities: with traditional sources of energy projected to become more scarce - and more expensive - how can cities secure their energy futures?

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Learn more about the many opportunities you'll have to explore your passion for sustainability at Concordia.

Sustainability @ Concordia

As a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Concordia is dedicated to infusing sustainability principles into all aspects of campus operations and the curriculum.

STARS Report

In 2014, the college joined the rigorous Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS), submitting its first comprehensive report. While significant progress in reducing the ecological impact of campus operations has been achieved so far, the college is constantly working to do more.

Living Sustainably

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Sustainability Swaps

Plastic will fully degrade in the landfill in roughly 1,000 years. This means that all the plastic that has ever been produced has not degraded yet.

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Top 7 Water Bottles for College

The Container Recycling Institute reports that Americans buy more than 42 billion single serving plastic water bottles annually, with almost eight out of 10 ending up in a landfill or incinerator.

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Jackie Klimek

Sustainability Coordinator Parke Student Leadership Center, Knutson Campus Center