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eastern-ct-sustainability.pngEastern’s dedication to sustainability and environmental stewardship has been decades in the making. It features three fundamental, interrelated elements, including an academic arm (the Center for Sustainability Studies), a public outreach operation (the Institute for Sustainability) and a commitment to sustainability on campus (the Green Campus Committee and its programs). Through this multi-pronged approach, Eastern has established itself as a national Green Campus and a leader in sustainability in Connecticut.


Center for Sustainability Studies

The center and an endowed chair were created in 2004 to provide students with academic programming in sustainable energy studies and related courses within the liberal arts curriculum.

Sustainability Studies
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Institute for Sustainability

Since 2001, the IS has partnered with public and private entities across the state to implement practical solutions to increase sustainability. The center also collaborates with campus offices to incorporate sustainability into Eastern’s culture.

Institute for Sustainability (IS)
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A Green Campus

A commitment to carbon neutrality, LEED-certified buildings, an active recycling program, energy-efficient lighting and other systems, and the state’s largest geothermal residence hall are a few examples of Eastern’s commitment to being a green campus.

Green Campus Committee

Institute for Sustainability


Center for Sustainability Studies

Science Building, Room 258
85 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT 06226