As a public polytechnic research university, NJIT is committed to education, research, economic development and engagement, while contributing solutions for the sustainability challenges we face today. Our core values in civility, social responsibility and diversity guide us in our commitment to fulfilling our mission.  The university we develop responsibly and respect the needs of the future generations.

The 2025 Strategic Plan establishes a framework for the campus community on how to integrate sustainability into our mission. NJIT aims to make sustainability an institutional learning goal and ensure our students graduate as global citizens.

Currently, we are seeking collaborators across our community to achieve the goals established in our strategic plan, which include, but are not limited to, improving campus quality of life, engaging in service activities to enhance the University Heights community and providing more commuter-friendly activities on campus.

NJIT is Running on Renewable Energy

NJIT is making strides to reduce its carbon footprint. Our recent partnership with ENGIE North America has brought us one step closer to this goal. Currently 100% of the university's energy is obtained from a portfolio of hydropower facilities located along the North Carolina Tennessee border. [Read More]

Explore Sustainability at NJIT


NJIT aims to integrate sustainability into our community’s daily life.  A key step is recycling.

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Sustainability Subcommittee

The sustainability subcommittee of the NJIT University Senate consists of students, staff and faculty who promote sustainability and work to implement sustainability policies and other recommendations brought by the NJIT community.

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Sustainability Stories

NJIT’s newspaper, The Vector, covers the topic of sustainability at NJIT.

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Living Laboratory Campus

Many academic departments at NJIT are currently working towards making the university’s campus a living lab, where students have the opportunity to research and provide solutions to tackle the sustainability challenges on campus. 

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Urban Ecology Lab

The Urban Ecology Lab is a research lab at NJIT that takes campus environmental initiatives and does course-based research.

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NJIT is becoming a leading institute in practicing sustainability thanks to the vast research dedicated to it. Sustainability and the environment is one of the five research clusters at NJIT.

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Things You Can Do

NJIT is more determined than ever to transform into an eco-friendly campus, and achieving this objective necessitates a collective endeavor involving all members of the community. Discover ways you can contribute to the university's journey towards a sustainable future.

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NJIT has begun tracking, managing and sharing its sustainability efforts through the The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.

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Get Involved

NJIT Green


NJIT Green is a student-led initiative to bring sustainability to NJIT. The team behind the movement is working to build relationships among students, faculty and staff to promote green choices and practices on an institutional scale.

American Water Works Association (AWWA)
The AWWA Student Chapter at NJIT works closely with the civil engineering department to help members broaden their knowledge in the water industry, including areas such as water supply, distribution and quality. Members volunteer at nearby parks and streams, visit water and wastewater treatment plants and hosts events dedicated to bringing environmental awareness.

NJIT Solar Car Team

The NJIT Solar Car Team is a student-run organization which seeks to provide undergraduate and graduate students of all majors with real-world experience in systems engineering. The team emphasizes sustainable energy and the development of technical and soft skills in engineering, research, design and business




Sustainability Badges

NJIT earned recognition for its commitment towards carbon neutrality and integration of sustainability on campus.