William Paterson University's (WPUNJ) sustainability efforts began over 15 years ago with efforts aimed at energy and emissions reduction. As leaders in education and environmental stewardship, students, faculty, and staff at WPUNJ are committed to protecting and sustaining the environment through institutional processes, management of facilities, and curriculum. This leadership extends across the environmental spectrum from greenhouse gas reduction to preventing pollution of natural resources. WPUNJ is committed to sustainability through a formal policy and plan. Goal 5f of the University’s Strategic Plan is to “Make the University a fully GREEN institution” over the next ten years.