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Sustainability at Butler

Butler University strives to serve as a sustainability leader in the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana. Butler is a signatory of Second Nature’s Carbon Commitment to become carbon neutral by 2050, a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and a member of the United States Green Building Council. Butler is also a Tree Campus USA University and a Gold Level Conservation Champion—the highest level of landscape conservation management identified by the Indiana Wildlife Federation.

Learn more about the Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability at Butler University or follow us on Facebook and @ButlerCUES on Twitter.

Butler University Sustainability and Climate Action Plan

The Butler University Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (BUSCA) is the roadmap and guiding document for Butler’s sustainability and carbon neutrality programs and projects. 

Sustainable Campus Competition LIVE! Winner

Butler University and IUPUI won $50,000 to implement a full-scale composting project between the two universities.




Sustainable Landscaping Plan

The Butler Sustainable Landscaping Plan describes Butler’s extensive sustainable landscaping practices.

Student-Led Food Recovery Network

You can volunteer to help rescue uneaten food from the dining halls and donate to area shelters.