Mission statement - NIU - Green Team

Mission Statement

The mission of the Northern Illinois University Task Force on Sustainable Campus Environment (Green Team) is to promote environmental responsibility and innovation throughout the institution, including its curricula, policies, operational practices, and external ties. "Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" is one widely accepted definition of sustainability. Stated differently, it involves reorganizing our life support systems - agriculture, transportation, energy production and consumption, etc. - so that life on Earth can be sustained indefinitely. Additionally, the task force will meet the requirements of State Law PA 95-0657.