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Wellness—Sustainability

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Sustainable resources promote wellness through shared interests in protecting the environment, caring for campus, and advancing Butler’s future in sustainable ways.

Resources For Students

  • Sustainability at Butler—Butler University strives to serve as a sustainability leader in the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana. Consult this page for more information and strategic plans including recycling, the Climate Action Plan, Dining Services composting, and Student-Led Food Recovery Network.
  • Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES)—The Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES) is an academic center at Butler University dedicated to the science of urban ecology. CUES is inherently interdisciplinary and aspires to create a culture within Butler and in the city of Indianapolis that recognizes the fundamental importance of ecological knowledge for a sustainable society.
    • CUES Farm—The farm's mission is to serve as an example of sustainable urban farming for Butler University and the Indianapolis community by teaching the interconnectedness of life, the importance of food security, and the methods of growing local foods through organic farming.
  • Transportation—This is a comprehensive site on transportation needs, including information on driver’s licenses, public transportation, and Butler transportation.
  • Facilities—This department, within the Office of Operations, partners with members of the Butler community to provide high quality and cost-effective planning, design, construction, project management, maintenance, custodial, grounds, event setup, and environmental health and safety services.
    • Environmental Health and Safety—Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) works to ensure that Butler is in compliance with local, state and federal laws.
    • Sustainability and Facilities—Facilities strives to make sustainability a priority across campus from the inception of new projects to the improvement of current practices.
  • Smoking Policy—It is the policy of Butler University to allow smoking exclusively in a small number of designated outdoor smoking areas. Consult this page for more information.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

  • Sustainability at Butler—Butler University strives to serve as a sustainability leader in the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana. Consult this page for more information and strategic plans including recycling, the Climate Action Plan, Dining Services composting, and Student-Led Food Recovery Network.
  • ​Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES)—The Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (CUES) is an academic center at Butler University dedicated to the science of urban ecology. CUES is inherently interdisciplinary and aspires to create a culture within Butler and in the city of Indianapolis that recognizes the fundamental importance of ecological knowledge for a sustainable society.
    • CUES Farm—The farm's mission is to serve as an example of sustainable urban farming for Butler University and the Indianapolis community by teaching the interconnectedness of life, the importance of food security, and the methods of growing local foods through organic farming.

  • Transportation—This is a comprehensive site on transportation needs, including information on driver’s licenses, public transportation, and Butler transportation.
  • Facilities—This department, within the Office of Operations, partners with members of the Butler community to provide high quality and cost-effective planning, design, construction, project management, maintenance, custodial, grounds, event setup, and environmental health and safety services.
    • Environmental Health and Safety—Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) works to ensure that Butler is in compliance with local, state and federal laws.
    • Sustainability and Facilities—Facilities strives to make sustainability a priority across campus from the inception of new projects to the improvement of current practices.

  • Smoking Policy—It is the policy of Butler University to allow smoking exclusively in a small number of designated outdoor smoking areas. Consult this page for more information.