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Sustainability in Housing and Residence Life

A sustainable campus. A sustainable living area. A sustainable community. It starts with us.


Ways Housing and Residence Life Contributes to a Sustainable Campus and Community

  • We provide recycling bins in each residential space in all seven Housing Areas
  • We are in the process of retrofitting the lighting in both the exteriors and interiors of our Housing Areas to LED
  • We are committed to green chemical usage and consider sustainability when purchasing chemicals and paper products
  • We provide specially designed shower heads and aerators in our Housing Areas to reduce water waste
  • We utilize drought resistant landscaping features to lower water waste
  • We facilitate the annual Give & Go End of Year donation drive where we assist residents with getting their items to local charities instead of in the trash
  • We regularly pick up trash and clean the areas near the wetlands to mitigate impact to our natural environment from litter  

You Can Contribute By:

  • Reduce waste by reusing items instead of using one time (plastics)
  • Use reusable plates, cups, straws, utensils and food storage containers
  • Use reusable bags instead of plastic bags
  • Use reusable bottles instead of plastic water bottles
  • Recycle materials such as plastics and clean cardboard and paper
  • Don’t litter – our areas are surrounded by sensitive wetlands that are impacted by waste
  • Remember to turn your lights off to conserve electricity
  • Unplug or turn off electronics when they are not in use
  • Make sure to turn off your faucets and showers to conserve water
  • Set a shower timer
  • Take the shuttle, walk or ride a bike to class instead of driving your car 
  • Report any leaks or running toilets using the maintenance request work order system