Sustainable Ca' Foscari


Accessibility, equity and inclusion at Ca Foscari

The University issued a declaration on Ca' Foscari’s commitment to promote actions and behaviours aimed at accessibility, equity and inclusion, the respect for all forms of human diversity: physical, psychological, social, linguistic and cultural. There are foreign students, students with disabilities or working students and it is the duty of all Universities to propose an inclusive university environment, where students of all kinds feel at the center. 

The Sustainable Development Agenda

It is the action program for people, planet and prosperity signed by UN member countries. By 2030, with the 17 SDGs - Sustainable Development Goals, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. Sustainability is a pillar of the Strategic Plan of Ca' Foscari, in which we have included the dissemination and implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with the 17 SDGs - Sustainable Development Goals.

Ca' Foscari's Water Bottle

Ca' Foscari University is going to give away free water bottles to all the members of the Ca’ Foscari community for a plastic free University. Students, faculty and staff members will receive a water bottle by 24Bottles. Sign up for the launch event on November 20, which will take place at 12.30 p.m. in the Aula Magna of the San Giobbe Economics Campus. The event is open to all the students enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs.

University BookCrossing

Ca’ Foscari University in partnership with the Departments, schools and the University Library Services promotes the development of many Book Crossing corners, which are located in many university buildings. In this way,  everyone could take one or more books and release others, for free. This initiative support the sharing of knowledge and the cultural exchange. Moreover, it is faithful to the sustainability politics of the University of re-using paper resources. Find out where is your closest corner!


LEED Certification

Palazzo Foscari has officially earned the LEED EB:O&M certification becoming one of the oldest “green”
buildings on the planet. The LEED certification attests the sustainability level of a building.

UI GreenMetric

In 2019 Ca' Foscari placed 99th in the international ranking of sustainable universities (out of 780 participants universities), turning out to be the third italian university.