2020 Transitions Lab

The 2020 Transitions Lab is an IU Office of Sustainability initiative that will generates outcomes supported in the Bicentennial plan; it represents a cost-effective, innovative way to position IU as a leader in sustainability research, learning, and operations. The 2020 Transitions Lab transcends traditional investments that are often categorized as student life/learning, faculty, or operations/infrastructure by tackling these challenges in a holistic manner that creates beneficial outcomes across all categories. In the short term, it will transform the life and work of faculty and students, while in the long term it will improve the resilience and competitiveness of Indiana University.

The lab fosters collaboration between IU faculty, operations, and the Hoosier community for high impact student learning and for improved sustainability.  Transitions lab projects engage students and faculty to advance existing strategic sustainability goals outlined by the Integrated Energy Master Plan or the Campus Master Plan.  They do so by unleashing the creative and innovative capacity of students and faculty in ways that benefit the operations side of the university.  Students benefit by putting their knowledge and skills to work in a real world context.  All Transitions lab projects must do the following: 1) create high impact learning for students; 2) improve campus or community sustainability; and 3) share the knowledge gained and/or sustainability innovations with the IU academic community and beyond.

  • Student Engagement

    Student Engagement

    There are a multitude of ways for students to be involved with sustainability at IU.

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  • Faculty Engagement

    Faculty Engagement

    Sustainability can be taught throughout all disciplines.

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  • Community Engagement

    Community Engagement

    Sustainable living affects more than just the campus - it includes the community, state, nation, and world.

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