Vassar College has numerous green initiatives that engage students in sustainability initiatives, reduce the environmental impact of the college’s operations, and work toward a carbon-neutral future.

Carbon Neutrality

Sunny Tree

Vassar is committed to achieving carbon neutrality no later than 2030. Explore the path we’re taking to get to net zero and check out our progress so far.

Campus Sustainability Map

Satellite map of Vassar College

Virtually tour the numerous locations on campus making Vassar greener through our Campus Sustainability Map.

On Campus Action

President at the bus.

Discover Vassar’s current sustainability efforts and the resources available to the campus community.

Zero Waste Vassar

Landfill and recycling bins at Vassar.

Vassar’s 2020 Climate Action Plan established a target of reducing our total annual campus waste tonnage while sharply increasing our recycling and composting rates.