Guiding Principles of the Sustainability Working Group:

  • We will propose bold action and investment for climate action, including reducing and offsetting carbon emissions, supporting climate adaptation, and supporting equity and justice.
  • We seek outcomes that span operations, education, and community engagement.
  • We will seek and center input from people and groups advancing equity and justice for systemically marginalized communities.
  • We will align our commitments with Carleton’s strategic goals of building a community of belonging, advancing the liberal arts, and expanding the College’s reach to maximize opportunities for collective action.
  • We will find ways to support the special talents of our community and our location.
  • We will propose sustainability education strategies that support every discipline and work across disciplines.

If you have suggestions about guiding principles we should add, please submit your comments through the “Share Your Ideas” form!