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Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability strives to infuse sustainability concepts and practices across Champlain College by coordinating and promoting best practices within four areas: our institution, academics, operations, and culture.

Sustain Champlain

Our staff serves as internal consultants, educators, and resource people to the Champlain Community (within and beyond the College).

We also collaborate with and support other departments and groups to provide campus programs that enrich the campus experience. Sustainability affects every aspect of life across the campus.

  • Institution: We set goals on how to make the college more sustainable, including purchasing decisions.
  • Operations: We promote, implement, and maintain practices for buildings & grounds, energy, transportation, waste, water, and food & dining.
  • Academics: We support faculty in incorporating sustainability within existing curriculum through presentations, class projects, and course content.
  • Culture: We support and coordinate related groups, communicate with the campus community, and host events and activities. We also help support Service and Volunteering opportunities to get involved with the community.

Funds established by the Green Revolving Fund in 2013 to invest in proposals and projects that support energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainability efforts at Champlain College.


Average energy savings resulting from building rehab and renovations that include using energy efficient HVAC systems, upgrading windows, and other energy saving features.


Year after year, the Princeton Review has included Champlain College on its “Guide to Green Colleges.”

Campus Initiatives

See what Champlain College is doing to enhance sustainability on campus, and learn how YOU can get involved!


Champlain College has earned a Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Read Champlain College’s Star Report

Office of Sustainability

Skiff Annex, Room 203
163 South Willard Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Tuesday – Friday
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Email us to set up a meeting outside of the academic year