What does sustainability mean at Thayer?
Sustainability is living within the earth’s regenerative capacity such that future generations can thrive; it requires that environmental stewardship, social well-being, and economic viability be incorporated into individual and institutional decision-making and behavior, values, and operational practices.
Sustainability will be an inherent and intentional part of the community culture at Thayer amongst students, staff, administrators, faculty, parents, alumni, and trustees. It will be reflected in our actions on and off campus, woven into our mission and planning, and inform how we educate. Decisions will be made through the lens of environmental integrity, fiscal responsibility, inclusivity and access, and human health. Ultimately, sustainability will be ingrained in practice and behavior; because of this, Thayer will be a recognized leader.