Topic Areas and Evergreen Goals

Listed below by Topic Area are the Evergreen Goals established in the 2018 Sustainability Master Plan.

Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Achieve a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per weighted campus user by 2030; achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

Stormwater Management

  • Minimize erosion and contaminants in stormwater runoff.

Campus Mobility

  • Minimize the number of total vehicle miles traveled by campus users.
  • Operate a campus fleet that minimizes demand for fossil fuels.

Built Environment and Site Design

  • Deliver the lowest life-cycle cost construction to build, operate, maintain and decommission through facility performance criteria.
  • Deliver biodiverse, connective landscapes that integrate campus lands into the larger eco-region through site design criteria.

Waste Management

  • Achieve zero waste to landfill by 2050.

Social Sustainability

  • Aggies demonstrate and promote a working and learning environment that welcomes, supports, and nurtures everyone's success.
  • Aggies maintain their health and wellness by taking care of the body, engaging the mind, and nurturing the spirit to improve their quality of life.
  • Foster a climate that encourages all Aggies to participate in the campus environment, policy planning, and decision-making to develop a university that is inclusive of its diverse constituents.
  • Aggies engage across local and state communities, and across national and cultural borders, to advance academic exchange, collaboration, and dialogue.

Education, Outreach, and Engagement

  • Expand the Aggie community's knowledge of sustainability to be inclusive of social, economic, and environmental factors while normalizing socially just and resource efficient behaviors.

Administrative Support

  • Develop and implement policies and practices that institutionalize sustainability efforts.
  • Align sustainability staffing and funding to the depth and breadth of work being done.

Instruction, Research, and Innovation

  • Produce sustainability-literate graduates from all fields of study who are competitive additions to the workforce and society.
  • Advance local, national, and global communities toward a more socially just, resource efficient future through discoveries at Texas A&M.