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Sustainability at Shippensburg University

Shippensburg University is committed to making university life more sustainable. That’s why we have so many projects, practices, events and learning experiences aimed at achieving this goal.


The Environmental Steering Committee, made up of faculty, staff and students, is an important part of campus environmental wellness. Student groups and the constantly growing Center for Land Use and Sustainability are also vital to campus and community efforts to find solutions to sustainability challenges.

Everyone is invited to get involved and we can't wait for you to do so!  Click the link below for a calendar of StewardSHIP Week 2024 Events.

Highlights from Earth Day 2023

Sustainability initiatives on campus include: 

  • Campus greenhouse gas inventory as part of the SU Climate Commitment
  • Developing and publishing a Campus Climate Action Plan (coming in spring 2023!) 
  • Recycling
  • Student-led initiatives such as ShipComposts
  • LEED Certification for Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School
  • Our Campus Farm
  • Annual StewardSHIP Week
  • Encouraging ride sharing, cycling, and public transportation
  • Offering environmental and sustainability academic programs, including the Geography/Earth Science Department's Sustainability major and minor

And more! 

StewardSHIP in our community

In our communities, Ship works to promote sustainable land use, economic development, and cultural and natural resource management through:

  • The Center for Land Use and Sustainability's efforts to seek grant funding for Student Fellows and Affiliate Scholars to collaborate on learning-based sustainability projects
  • Volunteer opportunities such as tree plantings and public space & stream cleanups
  • StewardShip in action -- Third Grade Stream Day
    Faculty, students and community partners hosted a Stream Day Field Trip for local third graders.