- Morehouse signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in February 2010. The college has also signed the Talloires declaration.
- The college’s sustainability programs are managed by the Environmental Health and Safety Department and Campus Operations. Their initiatives include improving recycling on campus and developing an environmental management system.
- The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has created a Sustainability Committee which is working on a formal sustainability policy for the college.
- Energy-efficiency technologies include lighting sensors as well as efficient lighting and HVAC systems. Buildings also feature insulated windows and reflective roofs.
- To save water, the college has installed tankless water heaters and low-flow faucets and showerheads.
- The campus uses well water and weather-informed irrigation for landscaping.
- Traditional materials recycled on campus include aluminum, cardboard, glass, paper, and some plastics.
- The college also recycles its used cell phones, computers, light bulbs, and printer cartridges.
- Recycling is single-stream to make it easier for members of the campus community to recycle.
- Sustainable foods, including local, organic peaches, are served in the dining halls.
- Dining halls recycle cooking oil for use as biofuel.
- Environmental sciences is offered as an academic minor.
- The college offers free transportation around campus and to local destinations, including downtown Atlanta, other schools, and local sports arenas.