We are committed to building on Brown’s past success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and implementing other sustainability goals through an ongoing planning process that makes sustainability a strategic priority of the university. The Brown campus is part of an eco-district: a conceptual framework that considers water, transportation, air quality, and energy in planning and design decisions at multiple levels, from individual buildings to the whole campus and the surrounding community. Brown’s goals and progress in this area will be captured in a comprehensive, accessible, and enduring data repository with a reporting interface for a set of key sustainability indicators that show the campus as a holistic and interconnected system. Brown seeks to carry interdisciplinary research on sustainability issues beyond the classroom and laboratory through mutually beneficial collaborations with campus operations and partners in the surrounding community.
The Office of Sustainability is currently working on the development of an interactive tool that further tracks sustainability initiatives across campus.