Presentation on theme: "University Housing Sustainability Initiatives Kerry Wallaert, Coordinator of Residential Leadership & Civic Engagement, University Housing."— Presentation transcript:
University Housing Sustainability Initiatives Kerry Wallaert, Coordinator of Residential Leadership & Civic Engagement, University Housing
University Housing Initiatives Residential Student Involvement RHA Go Green Week Campus Conservation Nationals 2012 (CCN) Go Green Survey
Survey Results Students do not perceive GSU as a green campus (68% 138/209) Students do not perceive GSU Housing to be green (78% 164/209) Ways to promote sustainability efforts Do it! Promote it! Follow through with suggestions!
Survey Results Students will use information from Go Green Week (61% 84/139) University Housing should create a Go Green/Sustainability Committee (72.5% 100/138) Students are motivated to support sustainability efforts – we need to follow through
University Housing Student Learning Outcomes [SLO] Institutional Effectiveness Plans [IEP] Activity Implement the 4R Initiative (reduce, reuse, recycle, renew) in University Housing SLO Demonstrate accountability for ones decisions and actions Measurement : behavior and participation in recycling and reduction activities (e.g. eco competition, donation drives, etc.) Criteria : 50% increase in student engagement IEP Provide resources for students to participate in recycling and energy reduction activities Measurement: number and use of recycling receptacle and recycling bags; number of opportunities for students to become involved in the 4-R Initiative Criteria: 100% of the residence halls will have recycling receptacles in common areas; each student room/apartments receive a recycling bag; At least four 4-R activities offered and 200+ students participating in activities during the academic year
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renew % of the residence halls will have recycling receptacles in common areas Each student room/apartments receive a recycling bag Occurred at the beginning of the Fall 2012 semester Campus Conservation Nationals 2013 Green Team
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renew RHA Go Green Events – Spring 2013 Social Media Campaign Twitter Instagram Facebook Educational Initiatives How to Recycle Where does the recycling go? The Impact of Recycling