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Hanley Sustainability Institute

Established in 2014 by a transformational gift from George and Amanda Hanley. The Hanley Sustainability Institute’s (HSI) shared vision builds on decades of environmental and sustainability education, research, and community outreach. HSI positions UD students, staff and faculty as leaders in the emerging and transdisciplinary field of sustainability. Through deepening existing partnerships and developing many new partnerships on and off campus, HSI is working with the University and Dayton community to make progress toward our goal of a more sustainable campus and community and becoming a leader in sustainability education and research. HSI's 2021 strategic plan describes that work as connecting to the four emphasis areas found below.

A focus on sustainability

The University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute and its Sustainability program provide students with a broad base of skills in the emerging field of sustainability. Students with majors or minors in sustainability learn how to work across disciplines to identify and solve sustainability problems.

Students from across the University of Dayton are involved in campus and community sustainability efforts through the Hanley Sustainability Institute and its Sustainability program. Courses based on experiential learning and student-run programs allow students to implement sustainability solutions in real-world situations.

University of Dayton students enjoy one-on-one mentorship opportunities to work with faculty on sustainability-related research projects. The Hanley Sustainability Institute and its Sustainability program offer internship and student-leader programs that allow students to create their own pathways to career success.

Passion and purpose

Through deepening existing partnerships and developing many new partnerships on and off campus, the Hanley Sustainability Institute is working with the University and Dayton community to make progress towards our goal of a more sustainable campus and community and becoming a leader in sustainability education.

HSI Blog
Sustainability 02.13.24

Staying involved in sustainability and social justice while juggling a full-time job and other commitments can be difficult.

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Sustainability 12.01.23

In the bustling world where convenience often trumps sustainability, Flyer Enterprises Sustainability Consulting is spearheading a transformative initiative.

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Sustainability 11.14.23

One of the 10 categories that the University of Dayton has identified as critical to its long-term sustainability goals is waste.

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In the news
Experiential Learning 08.21.23

Three University of Dayton students got first-hand experience this summer working as sustainability professionals for the City of Dayton.

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Campus and Community 07.13.23

University of Dayton faculty members are working in northwest Dayton through a community engagement program of the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community.

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