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The mission of the Center for Sustainability is to create a more sustainable world through interdisciplinary education, research, and community engagement.

Interdisciplinary Education

  • Develop educational programs that integrate interdisciplinary theories, concepts, and models of sustainability.
  • Foster a holistic understanding of the complex causal forces creating sustainability-related issues. 
  • Prepare future sustainability practitioners and leaders, who are committed to a balanced pursuit of social, environmental, and economic development.


As part of the Center for Sustainability's mission to create a more sustainable world, faculty and students conduct interdisciplinary research to discover socially acceptable, environmentally responsible, and economically viable solutions to some of the world's most pressing sustainability-related issues.

Current areas of research include carbon dioxide and urban formclimate change, UAS/UAV and precision agriculturedeforestation and biodiversity and more. 

Learn more about the Center for Sustainability's research efforts. 

Community Engagement

  • Build external partnerships with businesses, government agencies, communities and academic institutions.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders within SLU to integrate sustainability into operations, internal processes and curriculum.
  • Encourage actions that improve quality of life

Higher purpose. Greater good.
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