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Guiding Principles

Concordia University acknowledges that institutions have an impact on earth resources and our environment. We, as a Christian University preparing leaders for the transformation of society, are committed to be stewards of these resources and minimize our impact by:

  • Minimizing overall consumption of goods and resources.
  • Repurposing no longer needed, yet useable items.
  • Recycling all waste material possible.
  • Avoiding the use of non-compostable or non-sustainable products.
  • Using "Green" and post-consumable products when possible.
  • Supporting vendors committed to sustainability.
  • Contributing to Carbon Neutral offset programs.

Concordia University is putting these principles into action as we grow and expand our campus. The George R. White Library & Learning Center, opened in 2009, was the first LEED certified building on campus. The Concordia University School of Law building in Boise, Idaho, opened in 2012, and earned LEED™ Silver certification. Other staff and student led initiatives, on and off campus, further our desire to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own.