Sustainability Committee Annual Reports

Miami's Commitment to Sustainability

Miami University is committed to sustainability in our academic programs, physical campus and operations, and university mission by promoting environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic viability for current and future generations.

The Miami University Sustainability Commitments and Goals (SCAG) were first established in 2010 with broad stakeholder input and later endorsed by former President Hodge.

Through concerted efforts in energy and infrastructure planning, changes to operations and practices, and the development and enhancement of academic programs, most of the 2010 goals had been met by 2015, and as such the University drafted a new set of goals in 2016.

The Sustainability Committee will draft a set of 2021 goals, based on the objectives set forth in the report: A Commitment to Lead, June 2019.

Role of Sustainability Committee

While Miami University’s Sustainability Committee does not implement the SCAG, their role includes communicating with entities that implement these policies and programs, and also to report on progress in these areas.

The 2020-2021 Sustainability Committee is chaired by Helaine Alessio, chair and professor of kinesiology, and Suzanne Zazycki, associate director, Institute for the Environment and Sustainability.

Additional Reports

For copies of reports for 2011 or 2013-2016, please contact Adam Sizemore.