Through our Blue is Green” program, we work to minimize Drake University's environmental impact by continuously evolving our sustainability goals to protect the planet and all organisms who inhabit it.

Sustainability is the practice of meeting the needs of the present while protecting the ability for future generations to do so as well. Drake recognizes the need for immediate and long-lasting actions that sustain environmental health, promote social equity, and encourage economic vitality, and seeks to incorporate these ideals through our campus operations, student engagement, and community outreach. Drake is committed to bettering our campus and our community by doing our part to ensure a better future for all.


courses that focus on sustainability


sustainable buildings on campus (3 GG certified, 1 LEED, and solar panels)


Greenhouse Gas Reduction every 10 years


student clubs dedicated to sustainability

reduce, reuse, recycle