Reports and Publications

The Office of Sustainability, in partnership with various academic and administrative units of Johns Hopkins, as well colleges and universities across the Baltimore region, has produced a variety of documents that tell the story of sustainability action on campus and beyond, as well as those that reflect on key programs or initiatives, including:

Featured: University and Divisional Sustainability Progress Report: Fiscal Year 2016

Greenhouse Gas Data as of 2016

University and Divisional Sustainability Progress Report: Fiscal Year 2015

President’s Climate Change Task Force Report and President’s Climate Change Task Force Report Appendices

Climate Change Leadership for the Future: Implementation Plan for Achieving GHG Reduction Goals 

2010 Sustainability Report

Climate Showcase Reflection Report

Green Labs Report Summary

B-CaUSE Report

Five Year Greenhouse Gas Review

Sustaining Change: Stories of Success from 2012-2013

Climate Action Plan Five Year Review Report

ISCN Best Practice in Campus Sustainability: Case Study on Undergraduate Teaching Labs

Think Before You Toss: Homewood Recycling Video

Homewood Green Events Task Force Report

Homewood Green Events Task Force and Implementation Plan

Eco-Smart Moments

Monthly eNewsletter with news, updates, and tips from the Office of Sustainability.

Snapshots of Success

Before Eco-Smart Moments, there were Snapshots of Success. These quick glimpses highlighted all of the sustainable initiatives taking place across the various campuses and divisions.

Press Releases and Media Coverage

Making labs more eco-smart, January 26, 2018

Johns Hopkins University to divest holdings in major coal producers, December 12, 2017

Malone Hall receives LEED gold rating for its energy-conscious design, operations, December 4, 2017

Students discuss Standing Rock film, November 9, 2017

Students can play 'huge part' in climate movement, Al Gore says after documentary screening, October 27, 2017

SGA discusses mental health and sustainability, October 26, 2017

Students connect gender equity and sustainability, October 26, 2017

Behind the scenes with the Office of Sustainability, August 28, 2017

Annual sustainability report shows Johns Hopkins has reduced environmental impact while growing operations, July 24, 2017

Johns Hopkins joins 11 other universities in reaffirming commitment to tenets of Paris accord, June 5, 2017

Baltimore Bike Share stations set near JHU locations, June 5, 2017

U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate accord will have sweeping impacts, experts suggest, June 2, 2017

Pedal pushers, May 23, 2017

Ecosmart spring cleaning, May 12, 2017

Meet the Carey School's zero waste heroes, May 8, 2017

14 Green Blue Jay Awards, April 20, 2017

Cleaner, greener, ecosmarter: Earth Week fair highlights meaningful impact of little actions, April 20, 2017

Planting for the future, April 17, 2017

Compost, recycling, trash? Learn how to solve the mystery of what goes where, April 10, 2017

5 ways you can be eco-smart, April 4, 2017

10x20 Progress Report: Going Green, March 31, 2017

Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories building gets LEED platinum rating, January 20, 2017

Alum Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly leads Seafood Watch initiative, Winter 2016

Green Team Network tackles city park's vines, December 21, 2016

Recent Peabody graduate tackles man-made environmental destruction in mournful composition, December 16, 2016

Green party, December 9, 2016

Johns Hopkins volunteers turn plastic bags into sleeping mats for homeless, November 16, 2016

Michael Bloomberg Gives $300 Million to Johns Hopkins for Public-Health Effort, September 15, 2016

Getting your green credentials, August 19, 2016

JHU Students Tackle City's Litter and Win Abell Foundation Award, August 18, 2016

LED Project Illuminates Montgomery County Campus, Saves Energy, August 10, 2016

Johns Hopkins aquaponics testing ground gives way to urban teaching farm, July 18, 2016

100 Objects that Shaped Public Health, Summer 2016

In Search of Game Changers, Summer 2016

'Food Frontiers' documentary explores alternative ways to access fresh food, May 4, 2016

Johns Hopkins volunteer clean, green in East Baltimore for Earth Day, April 22, 2016

JHU Office of Sustainability honors 12 with Green Blue Jay Awards, April 22, 2016

Johns Hopkins honors sustainability efforts with campus-wide Earth Week celebration, April 21, 2016

Johns Hopkins sustainability report shows progress on greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal, April 15, 2016

Fresh fruits and vegetables ahead, April 18, 2016

Exploring how energy policies, climate change affect air quality-and our health, March 2, 2016

Environmentalist Naomi Klein calls Paris climate accord 'woefully inadequate,' February 24, 2016

Henderson-Hopkins school, Constellation partner for East Baltimore solar project, February 12, 2016

New Baltimore-grown app to help diners pay their check via smartphone, February 1, 2016

Experts gather at Johns Hopkins to discuss new age for climate policy, January 22, 2016

Spray Paint to Soak Up the Sun, January 2016

In Paris, Johns Hopkins team touts Meatless Monday as important part of climate conversation, December 10, 2015

Hopkins looks to the sun on clean energy projects, December 9, 2015

Animal Agriculture Is the Missing Climate Change Link at COP21, December 7, 2015

University Commits to Climate Action, November 19, 2015

Johns Hopkins to join other universities in signing Act on Climate pledge, November 19, 2015

JHU Honors CityLab Course with Green Blue Jay Award, November 12, 2015

Recycling Drive comes to Johns Hopkins as part of Campus Sustainability Month, October 28, 2015

Sustainability and Meatless Monday Campaign, Fall 2015

Johns Hopkins business student gets rooftop gardens off the ground, July 24, 2015

Urban agriculture startup founded by JHU students aims to bring future of farming to Baltimore, Jun 16, 2015

Watershed Consulting 101, June 10, 2015

Johns Hopkins marks Earth Day with campus-wide celebration, April 23, 2015

Johns Hopkins reports 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over five years, April 22, 2015

Eight JHU offices recognized for reducing their impact on the environment, February 11, 2015

'Real' improvement: Johns Hopkins brings more local, sustainable food to campus, February 11, 2015

The Food Issue of Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine, 2014

Lighting the Way at MCC, December 15, 2014

#ThinkB4UToss at Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus, September 11, 2014

Levering Hall Glass Pavilion - Window Film Case Study, September 2014

President Daniels Gives Warm Reception to Snuggie Closet, April 24, 2014

Daniels praises JHU's greening efforts, says there is more that can be done, April 22, 2014

Johns Hopkins recognized for commitment to environment, sustainability, April 21, 2014

Hopkins commits to go local in campus food, November 24, 2013

Johns Hopkins pledges commitment to local, sustainable food sources, November 4, 2013

Bike Share Coming to Montgomery County, Near JHU MCC, June 19, 2013

Bloomberg School Building Gets "Greener", May 14, 2013

Brody Learning Commons recognized for green construction, operations, May 2, 2013

Earth Day and Green Blue Jay Awards, April 24, 2013

Green Blue Jay Awards honor those helping to advance sustainability at JHU, April 22, 2013

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School's ‘Innovation for Humanity’ Course Earns University’s Sustainability Award, April 16, 2013

Stop Time: Opening of New Johns Hopkins Biorepository, Spring 2013

APL Cuts Energy Costs Through Conservation, September 14, 2012

Hopkins grabs rays from campus rooftops, May 7, 2012

Johns Hopkins Flips the Switch on a Large Solar Project, April 24, 2012

Cafe becomes first ‘zero waste’ dining facility at Homewood, November 13, 2011

Arts & Sciences Magazine: Green Horizons, Spring 2011

Green is Gold for Center for a Livable Future, Fall 2010

Barnes & Noble adds sweatshop-free apparel, November 11, 2010

Bold new plan for confronting climate change, March 15, 2010

JHU to halve CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in 15 years, March 11, 2010

LEEDing the way to a greener JHU, February 1, 2010

The Greening of Gilman, February 18, 2008

Ideas in Action

Think before you print.

Office paper is highly recyclable, but a lot gets wasted. Waste reduction is more cost-effective than recycling because it reduces the amount of material that needs to be collected, transported and processed.