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INSTITUTE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
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OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
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The Office of Sustainability (OS) focuses on the pursuit of excellence in environmental performance and sustainability at UConn. Leveraging the Sustainability Framework Plan in UConn’s Campus Master Plan (2015) and Climate Action Plan (2009), the OS works with key administrators, faculty and staff members, and students to set and achieve strategic sustainability goals. Consequently, UConn is internationally recognized as a leader in campus sustainability, consistently placing in the top 10 of the Sierra Club’s Cool Schools ranking and possessing a Gold Rating with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System. By convening the Environmental Policy Advisory Council, the OS provides a platform for dialogue on energy and environmental issues, and has been integral to the successful planning and implementation of environmental sustainability initiatives. The OS hosts a number of outreach and engagement activities throughout the year including Green Game Day, Earth Day Spring Fling, and EcoMadness. It also engage future leaders in climate science and policy by sending students and faculty members to the UN summit on climate change Conference of the Parties.