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Key Commitments


Sustainability and the reduction of our ecological footprint are priorities for the Bloomberg School.

Global climate change threatens the health of the planet and endangers many species, including our own. Because of this—and the inability of planetary resources to sustain our current habits and lifestyles—it is imperative that we weave an ecological perspective into all of our activities including research, service, academics and operations.

We can consume cleaner energy, and less of it. We can purchase and use more ecologically friendly food and products. And we can reuse and recycle our resources.

Every researcher, manager, teacher, employee and student bears the responsibility of environmental stewardship. With concerted efforts, we can make a world of difference.

Environmental Education

The Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, with a cross-divisional affiliation between the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Whiting School of Engineering enables us to offer a range of interdisciplinary graduate programs at the intersection of public health and engineering. Students benefit from broad and deep expertise in areas ranging from the science of biological processes and environmental engineering to data analytics. Our interdisciplinary approach enables students to design a course of study that can be tailored to meet their specific career goals. Our graduates are leaders in academia and in the public and private sectors. Click here for more information on graduate degree programs in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering.

The Bloomberg School's MPH concentration in Global Environmental Sustainability and Health provides students with an understanding of how humans are impacting the earth. The concentration explores the main drivers of global environmental change (land use, energy use, food use, water use and population growth) and how they, in turn, threaten human health on local, regional and global scales. Students gain necessary skills to develop appropriate responses to these challenges through qualitative research methods and behavioral change interventions. Click here for more information on the MPH Concentration in Global Environmental Sustainability and Health.

Recycling and Composting

The Bloomberg School is proud of its efforts to date in recycling and composting. A single-stream recycling program, implemented on Earth Day 2008, increased the Bloomberg School's recycling rate is up from about 10 percent to 33.8 percent.

The Bloomberg School is also the first Johns Hopkins University division to offer electronic hardware recycling.

Real Time Solar Power Generation

Johns Hopkins collects and uses solar power to reduce CO2.
Click any building name below to see how much energy is being generated in real time.

Hampton House

Wolfe Street

Mattin Center

Recreation and Athletics Center

2024 Building

School of Nursing

Eastern Building