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Sustainability at the University of Kansas Medical Center

Sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

This is the definition of sustainability as created by the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development.

Ongoing Sustainability Efforts & Initiatives

recycling imageRecycling

We strive for a green, clean and sustainable medical center through waste diversion and practicing the 3Rs - Reduce Reuse, Recycle.
Learn more about the Recycling Program.

energy water imageEnergy & Water Conservation

We implement conservation measures and use renewable sources of energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve the health of local water ecosystems.

diversity and inclusion imageDiversity & Inclusion

We believe diversity and inclusion are integral values that guide the way we envision our future. Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion.

botanic gardens imageBotanic Gardens & Landscaping

We create vibrant medically-based, finely manicured gardens and edible urban gardens while protecting natural habitats and conserving our environmental resources.
Learn more about Landscaping and Campus Beautification.

transportation imageTransportation

We provide facilities that support alternative modes of transportation and promote healthy lifestyles and preserve our environment.
Learn more about alternative transportation options to and from the Kansas City campus.

a healthy u imageA Healthy U

We create opportunities for our workforce to make healthy choices the easy choices. Learn more about A Healthy U.

Have an idea for ways campus can be more sustainable? Looking for someone to carpool to work with? Have old office furniture you're getting rid of, but don't want to send to the landfill?

Try the Sustainability Yammer Group for KUMC (University only)!

Last modified: Sep 12, 2019