Many campuses still need a collective and shared definition of sustainability, a vision for sustainability, and a roadmap with clear goals and metrics.

A community generated definition and vision for sustainability are foundational elements of a strong initiative. The institutional adoption of this definition and vision bring clarity, direction, shared language, and consensus. With these key ingredients a campus is ready to outline a roadmap to achieve their vision. This roadmap or “action plan” articulates campus-wide commitments, goals, strategies, and metrics. This equips a school to execute effectively with purpose.