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.


Sustainability Efforts at Stevens

Recycling is important to Stevens


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. 

Recycling Programs at Stevens
Solar panels on top of a building at Stevens

Energy Efficiency & Conservation

The Division of Campus Facilities & Operations as developed a plan to reduce their environment footprint through energy efficiency and conservation initiatives. Solar panel installation campus and becoming an Energy Star partner are just two ways Stevens has dedicated itself to energy sustainability. 

Energy Conservation
One of many campus shuttles


With thousands of students and staff, Stevens has developed a plan to reduce harm vehicle emissions by offering campus shuttles, participating in bike share programs, and a car share program through Zipcar. 

Transportation and Sustainability
Refilling a bottle of water

Water Conservation

Stevens has introduced water filling stations around campus to help its water conservation initiative. Learn more about how the university is conserving water. 

Water Conservation


Through sustainable purchasing, Stevens contributes to reduced fuel emissions to transport products, increased local economies, and improved relationships with suppliers.

Female student who supports uses local ingredients


Reducing food waste, buying local and organic produce and implementing a 'Meatless Monday' initiative are just a few of the sustainable food efforts at Stevens. 

Sustainable Food Efforts

Sustainability By the Numbers