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.
Marking a major milestone in Vassar College’s overall strategy and commitment to protecting the environment, the Board of Trustees has ramped-up its ongoing efforts to address climate change by amending its investment policy to explicitly include environmental and sustainability considerations.
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.
Research and Education
Every Vassar student has the opportunity to build sustainability into their curriculum. Learn more about our educational offerings inside an outside the classroom.
On Campus Action
Discover Vassar’s current sustainability efforts and the resources available to the campus community.
Zero Waste 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.