Office of Sustainability

The specific role of the Office of Sustainability at IU Kokomo is to raise awareness, provide resources, and facilitate community involvement, in order to promote a sustainable future. 

A Brighter Future for All

IU Kokomo Offices opt to recycle only


Imagine a campus with no trash cans in its offices. Seem impossible? Not to the Office of Sustainability at Indiana University Kokomo. By April 2019, the goal is to recycle 75 percent of campus waste, by encouraging faculty, staff, and students in all offices to replace trash cans with recycling bins. The sustainability office and Physical Facilities are partnering to lead the education effort.

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Holy Bat Box!

Bat Boxes

What do a group of college students and an auto components producer have in common? The desire to conserve the bat population in order to help the environment. Students in an Indiana University Kokomo conservation class partnered with General Motors Components Holdings (GMCH) to build shelters for bats, which will be placed around the local factory, as well as on campus. And while some people may think bats are scary or dangerous, they’ve learned that the animals actually have an important role to play in the environment.

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Students perform ecological restoration on campus


Imagine a class project that provides shelter for deer and foxes, prevents soil erosion, and reduces air pollution. One Indiana University Kokomo class gives its students the opportunity to have a positive impact on the environment, by studying conservation issues and choosing one problem to solve.

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Students tackle food desert with food oasis

Food Oasis

Feeding a family is a difficult task if you don’t have easy access to a grocery store. A group of Indiana University Kokomo students did their part to solve the food desert problem on the north side of Kokomo, building and stocking what they’re calling a food oasis — a large wooden box filled with nonperishable food items, toiletries, diapers, and other items that are difficult to find when there aren’t grocery stores nearby.

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