Sustainability - Sustainability - Christopher Newport University


University Sustainability Statement

Christopher Newport University values sustainability and strives to operate in a manner that meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations. Campus-wide initiatives encompass energy efficiency, water use reduction, and waste reduction and management. The campus community is encouraged to take actions to reduce overall consumption and support Christopher Newport's commitment to conservation.

What is Sustainability?

We define sustainability as a process that maximizes the ability for people and our planet to thrive together in perpetuity.

We approach our work with our “Three Sails for Sustainability” model.


Developing and implementing operations and processes that are resilient, solution-forward and that work toward a net positive impact on both people and our planet.


Equipping our campus community with an understanding of social and ecological systems, holistically engaging them to apply that knowledge through immersive and peer-to-peer learning, and empowering them to affect change with 21st-century skills.


Connecting and engaging our hearts and minds on a foundation of prosperity for all and in ways that focus on well-being and instill value, respect and the desire to invest (physically, emotionally, financially) in the communities we inhabit.

Sustainability Focus Areas

Involvement and Programs

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