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Learn. Lead. Conserve.

The University of Dayton is a leader in sustainability efforts, and we're committed to making the world a better place — for everyone.

Our work toward the University's sustainability goals crosses disciplines, programs and divisions, and the University earned a gold STARS rating for our sustainability achievements. The Princeton Review also named UD a "green college."

UD's Sustainability Outcomes

$1 Million

annual energy cost savings since 2022 through energy efficiencies

gold STARS

rating from AASHE for our sustainability achievements

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Sustainability Stories

Getting Their Hands Dirty

Flyers learn by doing and Ginny’s Garden and Greenhouse provides space for hands-on, faculty-mentored experiential learning opportunities.

Sustainability at UD

Dining Services

Through compostables and an on-campus in-vessel composter, UD Dining has successfully diverted several tons of waste from going to the landfill.

Explore Sustainability in Dining Services

Sustainability Scholars

Sustainability scholars across campus study various aspects of sustainability from climate change to religious practices and more.

View the List of Scholars

Green Revolving Fund

The Green Revolving Fund allows all community members to research and propose sustainability projects that will promote environmental stewardship.

Learn How to Apply
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Energy and Sustainability

Seeking Solutions

At the University of Dayton, we identify and promote sustainable solutions for energy efficiency, like the solar prairie in the front lawn of Daniel J. Curran Place.