Recycling and reducing waste is one of Stevens' major sustainability initiatives. Through single stream recycling, water filling stations and the use of a biodigester, Stevens is committed to making the campus as green as possible.
Sustainability is based on a simple principle: everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. It is important to make sure that we have — and will continue to have — the water, materials and resources to protect human health and our environment.
In December 2015, Stevens Institute of Technology received a STARS (Sustainability Tracking and Rating System) Silver ranking from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a nearly 1,000-member group of universities striving for environmentally friendly campus facilities, social responsibility, and equitable work policies and work environments. The fact that this ranking was achieved just over one year after becoming an AASHE member speaks to Stevens' dedication to innovation and long-standing commitment to sustainability.