Loyola University Maryland

Office of Sustainability

What is Sustainability?

Humanities building and trees

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) defines sustainability...

in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations.   

What does sustainability mean to you?

"A sustainable world is one where everyone is able to enjoy a livable, viable and equitable world. Sustainable solutions lie at the intersection of people, planet and prosperity. Using this systematic approach we can tackle our world's most pressing problems and ensure a better world for future generations."

"acting in ways that will create a healthy environment for everyone, equally, now and in the future"

"a future"

"meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs"

"fulfilling Loyola’s mission and living out our core values in a way that reduces our impact on the environment, fosters ecological resilience, and supports social justice and economic viability"

"a societal goal that focuses on humans safety co-existing on Earth for a long time"


"fostering social justice and environmental prosperity"

"creating innovative ways to lessen waste in our daily lives"

At Loyola, we aim to become more sustainable through fulfilling our mission and core values in a way that reduces our environmental impact, fosters ecological resilience, and supports a culture of sustainability.