Vision & MissionFact Sheet (PDF)
Our vision is to foster sustainability on local-to-global scales by solving systemic problems at the human-environment interface that endanger ecosystems and the well-being of future generations.
Our mission as a Boundary Organization* is to connect academics, decision makers, and practitioners by facilitating sustained and vibrant interactions to solve wicked sustainability problems. We actively engage the campus community and external collaborators in novel, highly adaptive partnerships to better define complex problems, support participatory research, co-create knowledge and policy for practical application, develop innovative learning opportunities, and cultivate future sustainability leaders.
*Boundary organizations are institutions that bridge gaps among multiple domains and are able to facilitate multi-stakeholder collaborations while remaining accountable to all sides.