Sustainability has been one of the core principles at Ozyegin University (OzU) since its establishment and is deeply embedded in its education and research strategy. For OzU, being a green university means decreasing our ecological footprint, prioritizing the environment and its future preservation in all our academic, scientific and operational pursuits and building an organic community constantly improving itself on every aspect of sustainability in collaboration with all its stakeholders. The emphasis of the university to be a green university is directly reflected in the architecture and construction of our campus. The three campus buildings out of four have been awarded highly acclaimed LEED GOLD certificates, showing the dedication of OzU to environmental sustainability.. In addition, the fourth was constructed within the scope of the NEED4B “New Energy Efficiency Demonstration for Buildings”, co-financed by the European Union. As a result, we lead the formation of standards for green buildings in Turkey by coordinating the Turkish Green Building Council. We try to restrict our carbon foot print. We use wind power and solar panels on all the non-green roofs, as well as trigeneration system for heating and cooling. OzU operations are carried out according to strict environmental principles. We established the first Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Unit and be the first to have ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 among all Turkish universities. Our academic endeavors reflect the importance attached to sustainability as well. 11% of the active courses content and 75% of research budget is devoted to projects on sustainability.