Mills College strives to be a model of campus and community sustainability. We encourage our students, faculty, and staff to integrate principles of sustainability into all aspects of College life—academic, administrative, social, and operational. In so doing, we link our core mission of educating thoughtful, creative leaders with our role as responsible stewards of the world in which we live.
–President Alecia A. DeCoudreaux
Strengthening the Mills commitment to sustainability—and, inextricably, social justice—is outlined as an imperative in the Mills College Strategic Plan for 2013-2018. Mills College has a number of sustainability goals it has met or is on track to meet in areas including water conservation and waste reduction. Mills is a signatory of the American College and University Presidents’ Carbon Commitment to minimize our environmental impact, and the College has exceeded its goal of a 15% reduction of 2008 greenhouse gas emissions by 2015.
Ranked #18 in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges (2015)
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) STARS Silver Rating (2015)
LEED Platinum Certification, Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building (2007)
LEED Gold Certification, Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business (2010)
National RecycleMania Award: First Place, Food Service Organics Category (2008)
StopWaste Business Recognition Award (2007)
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