As an institution of higher education, it is the University of Oklahoma's role and responsibility to develop the leaders and solutions for a more sustainable future. Through education, innovation and tangible actions, the university seeks to promote awareness of and progress toward sustainability.
- Education - Academic programs in Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering are preparing students to combat this generation's environmental problems.
- Research - Research initiatives develop the solutions needed to address sustainability concerns and are taking place at the forefront of the Earth's natural exchanges of carbon, solar cell technology, watershed restoration, management of climate variability, and much more.
- Operations - University departments are committed to design and operate a campus which seeks to minimize its impact on the surrounding environment. Operational best practices include sourcing 100% of purchased electricity from renewable energy, seeking LEED accreditation for all new construction, and providing free local public transportation for all students, faculty and staff.