Sustainable Development Leader Pledge
Sustainability Pledgers to Date: 450I pledge to make sustainability a priority in my life. I understand that my actions, behaviors, and choices make an impact on the society, environment, and our economy. I pledge to make intentional choices that will benefit the quality of life for myself and advocate for choices that benefit the lives of others. I will take this pledge with confidence in my decision and will not take this commitment lightly. I pledge to promote sustainability and sustainable development as a necessity to maintain and grow the quality of my life, my education, my profession, and my experience at UTRGV, the Americas, and the World.
What is the Sustainability Pledge?
The UTRGV Office for Sustainability (OFS) – Sustainable Development Leader Pledge is a commitment to support the building of a global community committed to social, economic, and environmental responsibility at UTRGV, the Americas, and the World, through behavioral changes and advocacy for sustaining life. Those who commit the Sustainable Development Leader Pledge will be formally recognized on the OFS Website and will receive a certificate of commitment by email
Why should I take the pledge?
This short video, created by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley showcases the universities mission to sustainable development in its operations, activities, and education for an unparalleled experience and commitment to a sustainable and equitable world.
Who can take the pledge?
Any and all students, staff, faculty, and alumni at UTRGV, and external community partners and agencies
What are the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals?
Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals to Transform our World
The UTRGV Office for Sustainability aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in recognition of the diverse factors that contribute to sustaining a quality of life on our planet. As the University grows and expands, it is within our interest that every department, college, office, and organization identify their own contributions for sustainable development.
Using the 17 Goals as a guideline makes it easy to see that every organization and department serves important contributions to our institution. Collaborating with our unique contributions and promoting communication and partnership across departments and organizations, moves us a step closer to our goals for sustainable development! The United Nations work website provides more information about their goals in sustainable development.
Click any of the goals below to learn more about it.
UTRGV celebrates the endeavors of student organizations, faculty research, campus departments, staff, and community organizations in the way they incorporate sustainable development into every facet of their activities.