The mission of the Naropa Sustainability Council (NSC) is to support the university in its endeavors as stated in Naropa’s Sustainability Statement and outlined in Naropa’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). Recognizing that sustainability is a core value of Naropa's mission, the NSC serves the university as a multi-stakeholder resource and advisory board promoting educational outreach and sustainability initiatives. This involves proposing and implementing projects, programs, events, etc., as well as providing strategic input on sustainability goals and planning. The NSC presents projects to advance the CAP on an annual basis to the Vice President for Operations. The NSC is also responsible for Sustainability Day and Earth Day event planning and hosting. Through this work the NSC serves to develop and engage students by providing leadership and campus engagement opportunities.
The is involved in a number of sustainability issues on campus and is open to any student from any campus or program. In the past, the NSC has consisted of several subcommittees focused on such issues as: