The University of Georgia Costa Rica 2014-2015 Sustainability Report UGA Costa Rica 2014 - 2015 Sustainability Report - Page 3

About this Report The UGA Costa Rica 2014 – 2015 Sustainability Report aims to highlight sustainability initiatives of the UGA Costa Rica campus, spread awareness of the importance of sustainable campus operations to the greater UGA community and beyond, and serve as an impetus for future advancements in sustainability at UGA Costa Rica. Our Mission Our Vision The mission of UGA Costa Rica is to advance our understanding– through instruction, research and outreach– of the interconnected nature of human and environmental systems, particularly the concepts of a socio-cultural, ecological and economic sustainability. The vision that guides the UGA Costa Rica campus is a world in which human and environmental systems are not seen as separate but operate in harmony with one another; where humans appreciate, protect and use nature in a sustainable way; and where people seek to understand and appreciate other cultures. This report is produced in collaboration with the University of Georgia Office of Sustainability. 2014 – 2015 Sustainability Report 3