Guiding Principles

The following guiding principles steered the process and priorities to develop the Strategic Plan for Sustainable Practice. They represent conditions for success to ensure successful implementation of our goals.

Build a Culture of Sustainability | Sustainability is a journey, not a destination – achieving goals requires the establishment of new ones and embracing an ever greater vision of sustainable change.

People First | Everyone has a role to play in creating sustainable outcomes – the Institute should support each individual to make the greatest sustainable contribution in their respective role.

Effective Resourcing | Economics is a critical aspect of the “triple bottom line” of sustainability. The Strategic Plan for Sustainable Practice needs the right implementation strategy and resources to succeed.

Living Learning Laboratory | GT will lead by example and work with students, staff, and faculty to create a campus that visualizes sustainability principles in action, for use in academic and research studies and the benefit of student learning.

Collaboration and Partnership | A prerequisite to a sustainable culture is a collaborative spirit developed through partnerships. Tech will promote a collaborative environment where everyone has ownership over what we are doing and how we are doing it.

Communication | Transparency in communications of sustainability reporting, successes, and priorities builds dialogue, reputation, and successful outcomes.