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.