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Chapman Sustainability

» Chapman's Commitment to Sustainability

Chapman University is committed to a campus culture that promotes a sustainable future. This commitment is instrumental to Chapman’s mission to educate ethical and informed global citizens. As such, it calls upon all constituencies of the University to carefully evaluate short- and long-term social, economic, and environmental impacts of decisions before acting. The University demonstrates this commitment through sustainable practices in strategic planning and ongoing operations as well as sustainability-focused educational programs, research, and community engagement.

-Chapman University Sustainability Policy, enacted in Fall 2014

Most Sustainable School in OC

2014 Eco Award.Chapman was awarded the honor of 2014 Most Sustainable School in Orange County by the U.S. Green Building Council. The USGBC is an organization dedicated to spreading its vision of a more sustainable future. It provides LEED certification to hundreds of buildings across America every year, promotes education on green buildings, advocates to policymakers for more sustainable government measures, and much more. Learn about the USGBC here.

Chapman's Sustainability Department

In 2011, the University hired its first Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager as a part of the Facilities Management Department to enhance, support, and promote existing efforts on campus. The following areas of sustainability are just a few of the efforts that have been implemented at Chapman: Recycling, Water Conservation, Environmental Audits, Energy Efficiency, Custodial Services.

Group of students at Orange Home Grown Farm.

Chapman University strives to foster a culture of sustainability in:

  • Our Facilities
  • Our Operations
  • Our Classrooms