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University of Missouri-Kansas City .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
  • Submitted by: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI)
  • Topic: Education
  • Keywords: education
  • Location: KANSAS CITY, United States (The)
  • Date of completion: 2015
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Deliverables & Resources
Action network
  • This voluntary initiative came from Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Leo Morton Chancellor
University of Missouri-Kansas City


University of Missouri-Kansas City

Description/achievement of initiative

The UMKC Sustainability Office is committed to enhancing awareness and understanding of the principles of sustainability throughout the University community using the framework of economic, social and environmental decision making.
UMKC commits to continue to move forward in 2012-2015 with its sustainability commitments and actions by promising to take action now or in the future, commit to transparency through annual reporting on progress, make progress on implementing the sustainability plan through time-bound targets/goals that can be measured for success, utilize resources and/or partners to achieve these targets.

Implementation methodologies

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Sustainability Principles and Actions:
UMKC signed on to the ACUPCC in 2009 and is a member in good standing in 2012. UMKC released its first Sustainability Emissions Inventory as part of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2010 followed by the UMKC Sustainability Plan in 2011 and the updated Sustainability Emissions Inventory in 2012. In the spring of 2012 UMKC join The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System' (STARS) which is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure the sustainability performance supported and provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). UMKC has been an active AASHE member since 2009.

For more information regarding the sustainability efforts at UMKC please visit:

Deliverable Date
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) 2015
Sustainability Emissions Inventory 2015
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Expertise of students and staff dedicated to sustainable practices
Copyright United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

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