Transforming Universities into Green and Sustainable Campuses

The focus of this Toolkit is to provide University staff and students with a selection of strategies, tools and resources, gleaned from the literature, from global case studies and from practice which are intended to inspire, encourage and support Universities to develop and implement their own transformative strategies for establishing green, resource-efficient and low carbon campuses. This in turn, will promote “green campus” development; uptake of “green curricu­lum” and more sustainable communities.

This project has been developed by The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

UNEP work encompasses assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends, developing international and national environmental instruments and strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment.

More information:

- Greening Universities Toolkit




United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Avenue, Gigiri

PO Box 30552, 00100

Nairobi, Kenya


Knowledge Transmission
Resource Management
Sustainable Living
Level of education: 
Higher education