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Sustainability Involvement Opportunities

Each section below outlines an environmental sustainability initiative that is being executed on campus this year. Each initiative requires student involvement to be successful. Each initiative will form a task force of students and staff to ensure successful implementation.

If you are interested in any of the below opportunities, please e-mail us with the initiative in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!

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The H.E.N.Stock event is an environmental sustainbility-themed, annual event hosted by Residence Life & Housing. The event features:

  • a used clothing and items sale/swap
  • community and student performances
  • community/student interest tables.

Earn credit by donating items to the sale! Items will be accepted even at H.E.N.Stock.

Green Committees

Each Complex Community Council in our residential areas have a Green Committee. The purpose of the Green Team is to encourage students to participate in hands-on sustainable practices while living on campus and to expose students to meaningful environmental sustainability education early in their college career so that they will continue living sustainably and responsibly throughout their adult lives. Students involved in this initiative will represent their complex in the education and development of a more environmentally sustainable complex.

For more information about getting involved with Green Committees, please contact Residence Life & Housing.

Green Chair

Each Complex Community Council (CCC) in our residential areas have a Green Chair position on the executive board. Individuals will have the opportunity to run for this position during CCC recruitment and, if selected, will chair the Green Committee. Green Chairs will also engage in monthly development related to environmental sustainability.

Single Stream Initiatives

Students involved with this initiative will focus on promoting campaigns designed to encourage proper deposits into the single-stream recycling system. If the group feels that basic education around using single-stream is necessary, efforts can focus there. In addition, creative efforts such as “Trash Chats,” or making a video regarding what happens to recycling at a sorting facility, are encouraged.

Green Room Challenge

Each year Residence Life & Housing encourages students to participate in the Green Room Challenge by utilizing the Green Room Inventory to measure their impact. The inventory opens on Campus Sustainability Day in October and closes on Earth Day in April. The residential community with the highest percentage of rooms certified receive a prize and congratulatory event. To measure your environmental impact in the residence hall visit the Green Room Challenge Inventory.

Carpet Recycling Program

At the end of the semester, Facilities, Real Estate & Auxiliary Services, with the support of the Residence Life & Housing Environmental Sustainability Committee, will be offering ways for students to dispose of unwanted items responsibly. Students involved with this initiative will help organize and execute the collection of carpets. Even if you are not interested in working with the group on the project, please consider participating in the program!