The mission of the College's sustainability initiative is to extend our reach and engage the Spelman community in authentic conversations that will increase awareness, knowledge and action on campus.
"Spelman has a choice to change the world. But before we can change the world, we have to change ourselves… Understanding our own environmental impact and seeking to reduce it is a choice that all of us can make every day."
"The sustainability theme continues to be important as we continue our work as signatories to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Our Sustainability Task Force, led by Art Frazier and Dr. Fatemeh Shafiei, is doing great work, and we will continue that effort this year as we look to reduce our carbon footprint and increase our stewardship of our natural resources such as clean water and clean air with the development of our Climate Action Plan."
-- Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College
Spelman's Strengthening the Core Strategic Plan for 2015 starts with a greener community by achieving the following GOALS:
Global Perspective, by working to achieve a “greener” Spelman, we are currently involved in a number of initiatives to create a more environmentally sustainable campus. Spelman College is committed to establish Spelman as a model academic institution in this regard, and our leadership will affect lives positive social change;
Operational Excellence, which will create an optimal experience for all campus visitors;
Accountability, evident in greater cross-institutional cooperation, improved efficiency, and consistently excellent service;
Leadership Opportunities, including professional development and training, for continued growth and development;
Service and Community Engagement beyond our gates.