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Relevant information, links, and resources about campus sustainability

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is the exploration of the dynamic interconnections among environmental, social and economic systems in order to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (adapted from the definition published in Our Common Future

For a deeper understanding, check out the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and United States Environmental Protection Agency Sustainability page.

Sustainability at Elon University

This guide covers sustainability at Elon and abroad. You'll find links, resources, and information to help you navigate difficult questions around an essential part of life.

For more information and updates about events and initiatives for campus sustainability, visit the Elon Sustainability website or connect with the team in Powell 220 or email them at You can also check out Elon's own Student Sustainability Project Database to learn more about what students are working on related to sustainability.


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