Sustainability is one of Champlain College's core values and we attempt to infuse sustainability practices and concepts throughout our institution.
The Sustain Champlain initiative coordinates and to further promotes best practices within four areas: our institution, academics, operations, and culture. Sustain Champlain collaborates with various departments on events, programs, and planning.
Defining Sustainability at Champlain College
Champlain views sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations, as defined by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). At Champlain College, sustainability is a central value and we strive to infuse it throughout our other core values of distinctive excellence, innovation, human touch, global engagement, diversity and inclusion.
Sustainability Value Statement
Champlain College will be a sustainable institution, in our operational practices, our campus culture, our curriculum, and in our relationships with our greater community. It is our belief that as we support students to be 21st century global citizens, they need to be well informed about sustainability concepts and practices as it relates to their field and profession. Further, we must create a campus where fully engaging in these concepts and practices is a part of life for our whole community. Additionally, we will be a model for other institutions and communities as we create an example of positive impact on the planet and its inhabitants. Because sustainability is a holistic and interdependent concept, our application of sustainability on campus and within our institution will demonstrate this and be INFUSED into all that we do.