Center for Sustainability

"I feel like living in the most sustainable way possible makes me a better Christian Scientist, because it's a living prayer for the world." ~ Principia College Student

Principia is one of a growing cadre of colleges and universities taking the challenge of sustainability education seriously. By promoting an understanding of the fundamental linkages between ecological, political, social, and economic systems - and inspiring students to think critically about the diversity of ethical issues raised by human interactions with the environment - we prepare students to take the lead in solving some of the most important challenges of their generation.

Why not change the world? We believe in you!


Be Involved!

Carbon Neutrality

Environment & Water


Sustainable Food

Zero Waste

Documents & Standards

"Sustainability is mission-driven, and should be taught across the curriculum. The desire is to have students and staff members develop as change agents for a more sustainable world and for Principia to live and operate sustainably." ~ Principia Strategic Plan 2015-2020

"The Principia shall dedicate its service to the task of training its students to think — and to think clearly, vigorously, fearlessly, tolerantly, unselfishly." ~ Policy 6, Education at The Principia

Explore Our Sustainable Campus

Principia College is a community of practice, where joy-filled and Spirit-based service and shared responsibility for our campus home - and our global village - are encouraged, enabled, and celebrated. We welcome you!