About Us

The Texas A&M University Office of Sustainability LogoFrom its inception as a land-grant institution in 1876 to the additional sea-grant and space-grant designations, Texas A&M University has been a leader in research and education for how we interact with - and impact - our environment. In March 2008, The Office of Sustainability was founded to enhance these efforts by creating a culture of sustainability in Aggieland.

What we do

We work to respect, protect, and preserve the financial, environmental, and people resources that make Texas A&M and our community so great, not only for today, but also for future generations of Aggies. When Aggies commit to a sustainable lifestyle, we bring Texas A&M's core values to life.

Mission

Our mission is to educate the campus and local community about the importance of sustainability. We will accomplish this by promoting sustainable practices both on and off campus in academic and non-academic settings, providing resources and support for people who wish to incorporate sustainable practices into their work and life, and advocating for sustainable programs and initiatives.

Vision

Our vision is to be recognized as a national campus leader in sustainability, to develop long-term programs around environmental, social, and financial stewardship for our earth that have measurable results, and for every member of the Aggie family to incorporate sustainable practices into their daily lives.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Texas A&M University (College Station) is situated on the land of multiple Native nations, past and present. These original homelands are the territory of Indigenous peoples who were largely dispossessed and removed. We specifically acknowledge the traditional stewardship of this land by the Tonkawa, Tawakoni, Hueco, Sana, Wichita, and Coahuiltecan peoples. We pledge to support and advocate for the histories, cultures, languages, and territorial rights of historic Indigenous peoples of Texas and the Indigenous people that live here now. This statement affirms continuous Indigenous presence and rights, acknowledges the ongoing effects of settler colonization, and supports Indigenous struggles for political, legal, and cultural sovereignty. (ISWG 7/20)

How We Define Sustainability

Texas A&M University defines sustainability as the efficient, deliberate, and responsible preservation of environmental, social, and economic resources to protect our earth for future generations of Texas Aggies, the Texas A&M University community and beyond.

 

Request a Presentation

We are happy to make presentations to large and small groups and look for opportunities to interact with our constituents.

If you would like to schedule a presentation, please email sustainability@tamu.edu. Include your name; department, organization or affiliation; and contact information.

Feel free to provide a brief summary of your group (the audience) and what you are interested in learning more about. Tell us how you would like to hear back from us - e-mail or phone call and your preferred scheduling.