Welcome to Sustainability!
VIU is committed to sustainable development.
reduce our environmental footprint
foster a strong sustainability ethic in the VIU community
increase our leadership role in advancing comprehensive environmental, social, economic and cultural sustainability best practices on our campuses and in the communities we serve
What is sustainable development?
Sustainable development “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
World Commission on Environment and Development
(Brundtland Commission), 1987
How will we achieve our goals?
sharing information about sustainability issues
working with individuals
celebrating the efforts and contributions toward sustainable development by the VIU community
By demonstrating and developing sustainability best practices and helping coordinate all the great ways individuals contribute to sustainability every day, significant, positive change will happen!