Lamar University Office of Sustainability

  • Green Squad Gear Tee Shirt

    LUGreenSquad members need gear! Get yours here.

  • LU recycles

    LU recycles paper, plastic, cardboard and cans. Click to find out more.

  • Volunteer at the Garden

    We always need volunteers at the Garden! Food is donated to various not-for-profits throughout Southeast Texas. Click to learn more.

  • Car Pool - sustainability

    Share a ride! Save money and the environment. Please sign up so that we can track LU's participation; you might even win a prize.

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is most often defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Brundtland Commission of the United Nations, March 20, 1987).

At Lamar University, that means making wise use of energy and other natural resources to minimize our environmental impact while still accomplishing the educational goals of our institution. Please check out the many things we are doing to reach our goals.