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Sustainability at Queens

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2024 Sustain Charlotte Awards

Queens Wins Inspiring Nonprofit Award

Queens received the prestigious 2024 Inspiring Nonprofit Award for its commitment to sustainability through a comprehensive plan geared toward reducing the university’s environmental footprint, promoting social equity through access to education, and fostering a culture of sustainability through education, awareness, opportunity, and action.

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What is Sustainability at Queens?

Sustainability is a holistic, inclusive, and collaborative, people-driven effort centered on improving the way people and communities interact with and impact the earth’s resources and support systems by reducing environmental impacts while maintaining economic feasibility and emphasizing the importance of social justice and equity thereby providing an enduring future for all.

Our Plan

Sustainability requires a collective effort from everyone.
Let’s work together towards a sustainable future!

Mission & Objectives Areas of Focus

Our Progress

Tracking Progress on Our Specific Goals

Check our progress on the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS)!

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Sustainability Upgrades to Campus Buildings

See how we’re improving the sustainability of our campus!

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Task Force Work & Progress to Date

(July 2023)

Coming Soon!

QU Day of Service – January 2024

720 hours of volunteer work serving our community!

  • 120 dog toys for Humane Society
  • 70 blankets for Project Linus
  • 144 Homework kits for Classroom Central
  • 50 door decorations for Ronald McDonald House
  • 100 flash cards and 100 notes of encouragement for Classroom Central
  • 30 Welcome Home Kits for Charlotte Family Housing
  • 700 sandwiches made for Roof Above

Thank you QUC for making a difference in our community!

Students. faculty, and staff working on projects


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