The sustainability projects for a green university must be multifaceted and be capable of linking the study of sustainable engineering with the promotion and maintenance of the planet. These projects can be done in research as well as in educational settings. These projects must have a long-term impact on society as a whole. They should provide a benchmark of how sustainable engineering can work and how institutions and industries can adopt such engineering in general.
A green university will always have sustainability project ideas anchored from research work and conducted within the green institution. These projects may be based on the research results that suggest ways of ensuring the sustainability of an organization or even a factory. Other ideas may come from students who have conducted their independent research or have gathered information and put together their sustainable development idea. Whatever the case may be, the faculty and the students at such colleges and universities will always come up with sustainable project ideas grounded from sound environmental and planning principles.