Eastern students learn energy auditing techniques such as using light meters to determine appropriate lighting levels in relation to available daylight.
Eastern President Elsa Núñez discusses Eastern's commitment to sustainable energy at the SolarizeU workshop in January 2015.
Environmental Earth Science students and faculty atop a small cinder cone in the San Francisco Peaks Volcanic field north of Flagstaff, Arizona.
Environmental Earth Science students demonstrate solar power cooking techniques during Campus Sustainability Week in October 2015.
Eastern President Elsa Núñez poses for a photo op in the 2012-2013 academic year, when Eastern was selected as one of only seven colleges and universities in the nation to participate in the Department of Homeland Security Campus Resilience Pilot Program.
Eastern students help to weed and winterize the on-campus Community Education Garden during Campus Sustainability Week in October 2015.
Students participate in a green campus tour of Eastern during Campus Sustainability Week in October 2015.
Eastern students, faculty and staff attend an on-campus talk given by Commissioner Rob Klee from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Dr. Paul Torcellini, Endowed Chair in Sustainable Energy Studies, gives a talk about building energy use.
Eastern Sustainable Energy and Environmental Earth Science students tour a local hydro power facility.
Interns from Eastern's Institute for Sustainable Energy attend the 2014 North American Student Energy Summit in New York City.
After a talk at Eastern on Connecticut's environmental initiatives, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Rob Klee poses with Rhona Free, Eastern President Elsa Núñez and Institute for Sustainable Energy Director Lynn Stoddard.
Children from a local middle school stop and learn about the fuel cell while on a green campus tour given by Eastern students.
Institute for Sustainable Energy intern Stephanie poses for a selfie with CT Department of Energy and Envronmental Protection Commissioner Rob Klee while at the #SustainU2015 conference at Eastern.
Institute for Sustainable Energy staff member Laura Miller makes opening remarks at the #SustainU2015 conference at Eastern, where over 100 students, faculty, staff and administrators from colleges and universities all over the state came to share ideas about sustainability in April 2015.
Welcome to Sustainability at Eastern! Here you will find plenty of information regarding Eastern’s role in being a green campus, opportunities in sustainable education as well as how you can help Eastern be more green.
Eastern’s leadership in sustainability has been recognized by The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Campuses in 2017 and each year since 2010. Our most recent accomplishments in greening our campus include assisting our community and state with sustainability solutions and bringing national energy efficiency best practices to Connecticut which are summarized in our Sustainability at Eastern brochure. Our sustainability timeline summarizes sustainability initiatives over the past 25 years. From President Núñez’s commitment to become a carbon neutral and resilient campus to specialized academic courses to energy efficient campus buildings, Eastern will continue to engage our students and campus community in creating a sustainable future.