Sustainability Initiative at UDC

Sustainability calls for policies and strategies that meet society’s present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. - US Environmental Protection Agency

UDC has launched a sustainability initiative to expand and enhance our academic offerings to prepare our students for some of our world’s greatest challenges:  climate change, biodiversity loss, global urbanization, natural resource scarcity, and energy demand. We will green our physical campus and our operations to reduce our impact on the environment while providing opportunities for students to live and learn in a sustainable manner. UDC will expand its partnerships with local and regional organizations leveraging shared interests and fully utilizing our location in the nation’s capital.

“UDC will serve as a sustainability leader among institutions of higher education and    as a national model for urban sustainability in both campus operations and educational offerings.” – Dr. Allen L. Sessoms, President