COVID-19 and Sustainability

Miami is committed to sustainability. The overall principle guiding the safe return to campus is to protect the health of our community. This is one of the three tenets of sustainability: environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic viability.

President Crawford made a commitment to carbon neutrality for Miami’s Oxford campus.  He intends to sign the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitment (PCLC) and is currently forming the Climate Action Plan Task Force, which will be charged with satisfying the PCLC requirements.

In June, President Crawford established the President’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. Subcommittees will address the five pillars of his charge, including sustainability-related themes of social justice. 

We recognize that the shift in some campus practices and operations will impact how we advance sustainability — including carbon reduction action and environmental and social justice on campus. As we finalize plans for returning to campus, the university will post updates on these and other sustainability actions on the sustainability website.