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Sustainability

As an institution of higher education, the University of Oklahoma recognizes our unique role and responsibility to serve as a committed steward of the earth and its resources.  Through education, innovation and tangible actions, the university seeks to provide for its students, faculty and staff awareness of and progress toward sustainability.

Accolades

Environmental Excellence – In the spring of 2016 the university received an Environmental Excellence Award from the Earth Month Network to acknowledge OU’s campus, community and global outreach efforts to provide environmental programming and events during the time period of World Water Day, March 25th, through Earth Day, April 22nd.  For more information related to OU’s Earth Month, check here.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partnership College and University Challenge - the University of Oklahoma currently ranks first in the Big 12 and sixth in the nation among higher education institutions in the EPA’s Green Power Partnership.  The University was also honored by the EPA as the 2012 Green Power Partner of the Year and became a member of the Green Power Leadership Club in 2011.  For more information related to the EPA ’s Green Power Partnership, check here.

Princeton Review Green Campus Green College – The University was selected by the Princeton Review to be featured in the 2017 Green Guide based on data from the 2016-17 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the school’s commitments to the environment and sustainability.  To view the Green Guide, check here.

Bicycle Friendly Community - the University of Oklahoma was recognized by the Bike League as a Bicycle Friendly University in 2014.  A press release detailing the University’s designation can be accessed here.    For more information related to Bicycle Friendly University program, check here.

Nerd Scholar Report “Most Widespread” Campus Environmental-Activist Groups – Nerd Scholar recognized OU’s environmental student groups’ activism and promotional efforts as being the “Most Widespread.”  For more information related to the recognition, check here.