We are committed to creating a sustainable campus and culture through a framework that includes academics, research, energy, buildings and land use, food and dining, and community engagement.

Sustainability at Bryant promotes Bryant's global vision, our commitment to business innovation, and the arts and sciences. It also equips our students with skills and tools needed to compete and participate in this economy while providing opportunities for community involvement and learning. Cross-campus stakeholders include the Sustainability Committee and the student group SustainUs.

Bryant University has received a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Sustainability Committee

Sustainability Committee meetings are open to all interested members of the Bryant community and host a full calendar of events, including Recyclemania, Earth Day, Arbor Day, Farmers Markets, Green Office Clean Out, Office Supply Exchange, Shredding Day, Text Book Recycling, Student Group Recycling Day, orientation activities, and other campus-wide initiatives.

The committee is co-chaired by Professor of Environmental Policy, Gaytha Langlois, Ph.D., and John Ruppert, Deputy Director of Athletics. Additional members are:

  • Nicole Belton, Sodexo
  • Stefanie Boyer, Ph.D., Academics
  • William Doughty, Library
  • Jennifer Horan, Ph.D., Academics
  • Lorainne Letellier, Auxiliary Services
  • Ryan Marnane, Ph.D., Academics
  • Scott Paquin, Grounds Manager
  • Geoffrey Poirier, Facilities 
  • Marjorie Robidoux, Admission
  • Nicholas Schleicher, Athletics

Plans, Goals and Resources for Sustainability

To build a more sustainable future for Bryant, our initiatives focus on three areas: planning and policy; education and research; and operations. These three areas encompass eight domains. You can learn more about each in the sections below.