Sustainability 2020 is organized around seven areas:
- Education and research
- Energy conservation and greenhouse gas mitigation
- Sustainable transportation
- Sustainable procurement
- Waste diversion
- Water conservation
The Sustainability 2020 Plan does not include any goals around University divestment activities.
Comprehensive research on best practices related to these areas has determined a variety of potential actions through which goals may be achieved. Research by the Steering Committee has also identified several ongoing university initiatives already aimed at improving sustainability.