Our Office

"The Colorado College mission commits us to provide the finest Liberal Arts education in the country by embodying our core values. Sustainability isn't optional at Colorado College; it's central to our community and to the examples we set through all of our work. We aspire to make Colorado College a model for sustainability at all levels - an academic community that lives its commitment to a thriving future, honoring the economic, social, and environmental narratives of our complex ecosystem."

Since 2008, Colorado College has been committed to becoming a carbon-neutral campus through the Carbon Commitment, formally known as the American College and University President's Climate Commitment. In 2020, Colorado College achieved this goal. Along with efforts in facilities, construction, and maintenance, the influence of the Office of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Council has been critical in the reduction of the college's carbon footprint.

The Office of Sustainability, created in 2013, is comprised of Director Ian Johnson, a coordinator, and teams of student interns paired with dedicated student volunteers who work on independent projects that are often embedded in different offices on the campus. The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to foster communication, collaboration, and coordination between the college and stakeholders in the broader community.

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