Sustainability and Resiliency

Events and Campus Offerings

Find out what's happening on the Hill.

Virtual Sustainability Tour

If you are interested in the sustainability tour but are unable to attend in person, check out Brown’s new interactive virtual tour option. Move through a 3D rendering of Brown’s campus as the tour highlights a number of sustainability features, initiatives, and programs taking place in your favorite spaces and behind the scenes!

View Virtual Sustainability Tour

 Virtual Tour sreen shot of ERC.

Waste Management Trainings

The Office of Sustainability & Resiliency offers waste training sessions for faculty, staff and students throughout the academic year and summer. Waste trainings cover how to properly dispose of trash, recycling, compost and special waste at Brown and in RI. If you would like to request a training session for your office, department, class, student group, etc. please contact Missy Berry (

Sustainability Help Desk

Sustainability Showdown

Each semester the Office of Sustainability hosts an information panel about sustainability topics such as energy, waste, sustainable food choices and more. Faculty and staff are invited to speak about their expertise and their work at Brown and to answer questions from Brown community members.

See the presentation

Professor presenting at showdown

Earth Week

Every year during the week surrounding Earth Day, April 22, the Office of Sustainability & Resiliency hosts events to celebrate the earth and share how we can do our part to protect it and its life. The office also shares event information from student groups, other Brown departments, and non-Brown groups in the City of Providence. 

View the Earth Week 2024 Calendar!

Globe sculpture in front of UEL

Brown University Tree Map

Learn about the signature trees at Brown and explore their environmental values. For each tree, you can find a short description, the annual carbon sequestration of that individual tree and a fun fact. Carbon sequestration was calculated using the National Tree Benefit Calculator. This map was developed by the Office of Sustainability interns, who used geographic information system software to develop a self-guided interactive tour of different trees of interest on campus. 

View Brown University Tree Map

Screenshot of the tree map