Augsburg’s Climate Action Plan (2010) has been updated with a new Environmental Action Plan and accompanying initiatives for 2016-2019.
1) Guide campus practices and operations to minimize negative impacts on the natural environment.
Initiative: Eliminate the sale, reimbursement, and provision of bottled water on campus to reduce waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to supporting water as a human right and not a commodity, by using already available local tap water.
2) Support curriculum and scholarship that integrates environmental stewardship.
Initiative: Work in concert with General Education to strategize implementation and measurement of the institutional learning outcome on sustainability and wellness.
3) Cultivate personal ownership and a community culture of environmental stewardship.
Initiative: Institutionalize compost practices across campus through daily actions of every member of the Augsburg community to reduce landfill dependency and greenhouse gas emissions.