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Campus Sustainability Initiatives 2008 – 2009

Campus Sustainability Initiatives 2008 – 2009

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  1. Campus Sustainability Initiatives2008 – 2009

  2. Sustainability Subcommittees • Green Cleaning • Food • Earth Week • Academic • Department of Environmental Affairs • Recycling • Green Landscaping • Public Relations • Energy Conservation • Green Building

  3. Recycling Subcommittee

  4. New Recycling Programs • New campus-wide combined recycling program • one container; no sorting • Containers made from recycled materials • Expanding recyclable materials: • Printer ink collection centers • University Common, Williams Center • Plastic bag recycling containers

  5. New Recycling Programs • New recycling options: • Over 3,000 recycling toters • campus rooms/offices, Residence Halls • new recycling locations • all Residence Halls • new Centre Point Lounge • 120 interior, 18 exterior collection containers

  6. Recycling Locations & Events • 16 New Recycling Dumpsters • 2 Abitibi Paper Retriever Dumpsters • on campus and public use • Special Event Recycling • Commencement, FredFest, Homecoming, Concerts

  7. New Combined Recycling Dumpsters placed at all Residence Halls, near several academic buildings

  8. Construction Project Recycling • McGinnies Hall doors • Habitat for Humanity • Construction/demolition debris • Summer construction projects materials • Alumni Hall, Williams Center basement • Scrap metal • Used tires, motor oil, automotive batteries

  9. Additional Recycling Programs • RecycleMania 2009! • Move-in weekend collections • residence halls • Using 100% recycled paper

  10. What can be Recycled COMBINED RECYCLING Simply place all acceptable items in the recycle bin • Plastics #1 – 7 (#‘s marked in the recycle logo) • Glass Bottles and Jars (all colors) • Aluminum and Tin Cans – Food or Beverage Containers • Aluminum Foils, Pie Plates, Roaster Pans • Gift Wrapping Paper (except the metallic style) • Office Paper, Colored Paper, Card Stock, Post-it Notes • Newspaper and all Inserts • Clean Paper Towels, Napkins and Plates • Envelopes (manila and regular) • File Folders • Telephone Books • Magazines, Catalogs, Junk Mail • Soft Covered Books • Hard Covered Books with Cover Removed • Flattened B ox Board (cereal, gift, shoe boxes, etc.) • Clean Cardboard (with the corrugated wafer in the middle) • Moving Boxes, Banker Boxes, Shipping Boxes All items must be rinsed Boxes must be broken down Waste Items • Food Waste, Pizza Boxes, Styrofoam, Ceramics • Plastic Cups, Plates or Utensils if soiled • Paper Towels, Plates or Napkins if soiled Plastic Grocery Bags should be returned to the store • Distributed to faculty & staff • Located at recycling centers, in residence halls

  11. Green LandscapingSubcommittee

  12. Plantings • Over 100 trees in 2008 • Perennial planting beds • reduces maintenance labor • saves cost of plantings • Native planting area • reduces maintenance costs • reduces water usage

  13. Additional Projects • EPA approved ice melter: Ice B’Gone • decreases costs • provides safer roadways and walkways • protects lawn areas on campus • Additional bike racks • reduces energy uses • encourages healthful lifestyles

  14. Public RelationsSubcommittee

  15. Mission • Publicize on-campus events and initiatives • SUNY Fredonia • proactive and environmentally responsible • internal and external audiences • thought-leader on sustainability

  16. 2008-09 Accomplishments • Go Green website: www.fredonia.edu/gogreen • Earth Week programming • Weekly “Sustainability Comment” ads: The Leader • Media opportunities on- and off-campus • Monthly e-newsletter: tips and initiatives • Departmental partnerships • Extra-curricular events

  17. Sustainability Partners Program • Generate dept. awareness: • current practices • possible new practices • Build camaraderie • Create soft pressure on others

  18. Goals for 2009-10 • Create campus events • leverage success of existing events • Build on-campus media relations • recurring interactions • Allow students to take lead • peer-led initiatives • work with student groups • best ambassadors for cause

  19. Energy ConservationSubcommittee

  20. Energy Management Programs • Expanded Energy Management System • remote temperature settings • staging of street lights • Goal: • include and control exhaust fans • domestic hot water

  21. Lighting Control Programs • Automatic timers • mechanical rooms • Occupancy sensors • residence hall laundry rooms • Residence halls program • student CFL exchange • Goal: • identify additional areas for occupancy sensors

  22. AdditionalCommittee Goals • Bio-diesel Processing Unit • waste cooking oil • All appliances on campus Energy Star labeled • Alternate funding methods for energy related projects • NYSERDA, utility companies • Energy efficient LED type lamps for exit signs

  23. Green Building Subcommittee

  24. Green Building Standards • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) • Executive Order No. 111

  25. Building Construction Innovations • Construction Waste Reduction & Recycling • Technology Incubator Project • Benefits of Sustainable Construction • Energy efficiency • Water conservation • Buildings more durable, last longer • Healthy and productive work environments • Conservation • Positive community relations

  26. Green Building Initiatives • Design & Construction Sustainable Guidelines • Science Technology Building Project

  27. Green Cleaning Subcommittee

  28. Environmentally-Friendly Products • New Green Cleaning Program • Touch-less paper towel dispensers • improves hygiene • increases operational efficiency • reduces waste

  29. Environmentally-Friendly Products • Green Seal Certified toilet tissue, paper towels • Foam soap • saves costs • reduces waste

  30. Food Subcommittee

  31. Dining Services • Sustainability Program • Reducing Customer Waste • Earth Week initiatives: Meatless Monday, Trayless Tuesday •  Reducing Operational Waste •  Action plan: • alternative disposable materials • alternative packaging materials

  32. National Recognition • PETA2 competition “Most-Vegetarian-Friendly College” • advanced to second round • honorable mention: “In recognition of exceptional strides made in vegan and vegetarian dining on campus” • Evaluating “green” initiatives • Focus on triangle: People, Planet, Profitability

  33. Earth WeekSubcommittee

  34. Earth Week • 7 Days, 30 events • environmental film series • 4 major campus/ College Lodge events • 3 “keynote” presentations • 5 “long-term change” events

  35. Earth Day • 13 hour teach-in, 12 events • 16 professors – 9 fields, 5 students – 7+ orgs • prominent NYSC activist, area teachers • town-hall meeting, activism workshop • poetry readings, eco-fashion show

  36. Earth Week Practices • Use sustainability principles for events • Complement campus-wide projects • Involve community members, regional speakers • Debut “Rethink. React. Restore.” slogan

  37. AcademicSubcommittee

  38. Goals & Events • Goal: integrating sustainability content, practices • campus curricula • student life • individual courses • campus events programming • Supported over ten educational events • climate change teach-in • presidential candidates’ environmental records • earth week

  39. Additional Accomplishments • Conducted sustainability course inventory • Comprised of students, staff, and faculty • Exploration of Environmental Studies degree • Creating Reed Library sustainability collection • twenty-five new books and films • Participation in sustainability conferences

  40. Department of Environmental Affairs Subcommittee

  41. Presidents’ Climate Commitment • 2008: SUNY Fredonia joined American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment  • What are presidents & chancellors committing to? • eliminating campus’ greenhouse gas emissions in a reasonable period of time • Creation of the Campus Climate Challenge

  42. Powervote Campaign • Worked with Campus Climate Challenge • Urged voters to consider energy, environmental issues • Hosted open mic • voter registration • the Powervote pledge

  43. Educational Campaigns • Teach-in series • educated newly registered voters • taught about energy, environmental policy • Visiting speaker presentations • [[topic of event here – can list 2-3 if you want]] • mountain-top removal (MTR)

  44. Off-Campus Initiatives • Dunkirk High School • environmental issues • what students can do to help • Washington, D.C. • Powershift environmental training • Park Place Apartments • recycling program for students

  45. Earth Week 2009 Rethink. React. Restore. www.fredonia.edu/gogreen/

  46. Questions or Interest? • Green Cleaning SubcommitteeChair: Mark Delcamp, Assistant Director, Facilities Services - Custodial • Food SubcommitteeChair: Mike Proffer, Director of Dining Services, Faculty Student Association • Earth Week SubcommitteeChair: Christina Jarvis, Associate Professor, English • Academic SubcommitteeChair: Christina Jarvis, Associate Professor, English • Department of Environmental AffairsChair: Adam Malchoff, Student, History & Geology • Recycling SubcommitteeCo-Chairs: Kevin Cloos, Director of Facilities Services, SoterisTzitzis, Director of University Services • Green Landscaping SubcommitteeChair: Kevin Cloos, Director of Facilities Services • Public Relations SubcommitteeChair: Sarah Laurie, Environmental Health and Safety • Energy Conservation SubcommitteeChair: Robert Lawson, Assistant Director, Facilities Services • Green Building SubcommitteeChair: Markus Kessler, Director, Facilities Planning

  47. Thank You Think Green Work Green Live Green Build Green