Green Campuses

 

Campus Ecology www.nwf.org/campusecology/

    Learn how the National Wildlife Federation promotes conservation projects on campuses that promote modeling ecologically sustainable societies. You may become a member, receive monthly e-news, check out conservation projects, visit the research station, or search for resources!

 

Ball State University (BSU) Council on the Environment

www.bsu.edu/cote/

    Check out the long list of Green Tips for on and off-campus students. They also have a university Sustainability Statement.

 

Tufts University 

www.tufts.edu/tci/EcoReps.html

    Tufts has a long history of involving students in reducing energy use. Look for their EcoReps project and also the “Do it in the dark” competition

    Tufts Climate Initiative and Climate Hero! (www.tufts.edu/tci ) includes an interesting idea on the Educate Yourself section of web site

 

SUNY Buffalo 

www.buffalo.edu/ubgreen  

    This site has a student manual for energy use and a list of other websites to check out.

 

Alliance to Save Energy www.ase.org/section/program/greencampus/

    The Alliance to Save Energy’s Green Campus Pilot Program supports nine campuses in their efforts to reduce energy consumption. Learn how students work to save energy by building awareness and incorporating energy conservation and efficiency into course curricula! Also find access to Green Campus newsletters and resources!

 

University of Wisconsin/Oshkosh Student Environment Action Committee

www.uwosh.edu/SEAC

    This site takes you to student actions on climate change and other initiatives.  The campus hosts the world’s largest Earth Charter Community Summit through the United Nations.

    UW Oshkosh is the largest purchaser of “Green Power” in Wisconsin – purchasing 11% through a renewable energy program. Their new Student Recreation and Wellness Center is designed to EPA LEED (Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design) criteria.  Press release at www.uwosh.edu/new_bureau/releases/march-06/naturewise.htm

    UW Oshkosh also won an EPA Energy Star Award for energy savings by putting computer monitors into the sleep mode when not in use saving $9,000 a year using a creative approach. Press release at  www.uwosh.edu/new_bureau/releases/feb06/computers.htm

 

California State University Chico

    A student group AS Recycling (www.aschico.com/?Page=28  and www.aschico.com/?Page=373)          

    Campuswide sustainability assessment report at:

www.csuchico.edu/sustainablefuture/practices/index.shtml

     Campus Sustainability Conference: http://rec.csuchico.edu/sustainability/

    “Creating Common Ground” – Provost’s speech on a sustainable campus at:  http://www.csuchico.edu/vpaa/Creating_Common_Ground_3-7-06.pdf

 

University of Minnesota – Sustainability and U program

www.uservices.umn.edu/sustainableU

    Look at the programs in dining services and residence halls. Good list of Additional Resources.

 

University of Massachusetts at Lowell

www.uml.edu/sustainability/default.html

Promotes full integration of sustainability in all they do and advocate

Building mission statement that include sustainability

http://intranet.uml.edu/transformation/documents/Charter_Sustainability.pdf#search=%22University%20Mission%20Statement%22

 

Campus Climate Challenge

Union of Concerned Scientists

www.campusclimatechallenge.org

    Click on Iowa and look at UNI’s listing in the Campus Climate Challenge.

    Check out the Fossil Fool’s Day idea.  

 

Global Action Plan – UK   

www.globalactionplan.org.uk

 “Environment Champions” program

  “EcoTeams@Work”

FYI - click on Energy Bike to see how it powers appliances

 

Harvard University

http://www.greencampus.harvard.edu/takeaction/

Provides list of things all of us can do today and everyday to reduce our energy use and our carbon footprint.  Check out the “Green Cup” award given on this campus http://www.greencampus.harvard.edu/greencup/index.php

along with more energy saving tips for students at

http://www.greencampus.harvard.edu/greencup/tips.php

 

Carlton College

http://apps.carleton.edu/campus/sustainability/education/#other

This link will take you to other campuses working on sustainability energy saving efforts.

 

Macalester College

http://www.macalester.edu/environmentalstudies/audits/envaudits.htm

students have produced energy audits for the campus in numerous areas.