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1 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Joe Campbell, Ed.D. Drexel University Sr. Associate Vice President Administrative Operations Vice Chair for Drexel Green Drexel University and Sustainability

2 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Colleges and Universities Lead the Way… Colleges and Universities actively engaged in Green, Sustainability initiatives are catalysts for change and provide models for society to follow. Actively teaching others to learn and apply simply green concepts will positively impact communities providing the engine that drives constructive cultural changes to improve the Earths Health.

3 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Formula for Successful University Sustainability Programs A Successful University Sustainability Program Blends Macro Elements with Micro Level Participation to Produce Lasting Cultural Changes

4 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Macro Elements Are: Government (Federal, State, and City) University Administrative Structures Operational and Mechanical Systems

5 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Micro Level Participation Includes: Students Faculty Staff Alumni Community

6 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee What is Cultural Change ? A shift within a culture resulting from outside influences

7 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Reasons for Joining Micro Initiatives to Macro Efforts… \ Responsibility shifts from yours to ours Blame becomes shared responsibilities Individuals feel empowered Desired outcomes increase New strategies emerge based on more eclectic perspectives Pride Resources (including $$$ ) are saved

8 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Drexels Position on Sustainability: Think Before You Think Green! Begin with a "Stop, Start, Continue approach to plan changes Know your limitations, do what you can do now and do what others are doing based on real results and data. Develop a long range plan and incorporate changes in projects when it makes sense and funding incentives are available.

9 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Drexel Universitys Sustainability Commitment Statement Drexel University is committed to protecting the needs of future generations, promoting excellence in environmental stewardship and sustainability, and encouraging individual members of the University community to develop approaches to their work and lifestyles that improve the Earths health. Advancing Sustainability requires education, research, planning, action, accountability, and leadership. Therefore, Drexel Universitys policies, practices, and curricula whenever possible will reflect approaches that encourage reductions in life cycle costs, safeguard or restore functioning natural systems, and enhance human well being.

10 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Drexel Joins American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment Validating its Pledge for a Greener U By signing the Presidents Climate Commitment, Drexel is firmly establishing itself as a forerunner in climate stewardship, and we are confident that this bold leadership will allow the University to serve as a model for environmental excellence at the national level… Kelsey Gibbons of the Drexel Sierra Clubs Executive Board

11 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Drexel Greens Sustainability Organizational Structure is Linked to the Board Board of Trustees Academic Buildings and Properties Student Life Board Subcommittees Drexel Green Steering Committee Academic Sustainability Council University Life Committee

12 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Goals for Drexel Green EFFICIENCY: Develop and implement strategies that support university priorities related to using water, energy, and transportation more efficiently. RECYCLING: Develop and implement strategies that support university priorities related to recycling paper, cans, bottles, plastic, glass, cardboard, cartridges, and other materials. REDUCTION: Develop and implement strategies that support university priorities related to reducing energy consumption, pollution, waste, and carbon footprints. RE-USE : Develop and implement strategies that support university priorities related the re-use of bags, mugs, and other products that can be donated or re-purposed and to promote purchasing recycled EDUCATION : Provide/share information and mechanisms for teaching others through class curriculum, programs, events and information sharing vehicles to help individuals adopt and apply green concepts.

13 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Drexel Greens Areas of Concentration Defined EFFICIENCY Electricity Water Transportation RECYCLE Cans & Bottles Paper Printer Cartridges Etc… REDUCTION Energy Pollution Waste RE-USE Bags Mugs Re-Purpose Buy Recycled EDUCATION Learn & Apply Investigate Solutions Teach Others

14 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee EFFICIENCY Lights Off : Electrical Energy Efficiencies Save Water Re-Think Transportation In addition to using LEED certification, Drexel University was the first University in the country to commit to using Green Globes.

15 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Drexels Recreation Center was designed to light 87% of interior occupied space using daylighting.

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17 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee April 2010 Installed controls on large motors Sharp reduction in May electrical consumption

18 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee RECYCLE Drexel recycles over 600,000 pounds of material a year Drexel Awarded 1 st place in Philadelphia in Recycle Mania

19 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee RECYCLE In addition to Recycling Paper, Cans, Bottles, and Printer Cartridges Drexel Recycles… Aluminum, Glass, Steel, Printer Cartridges Cardboard Plastics Batteries Auto and generator batteries are reused for their housings and lead content Light Bulbs/Ballast Computers & Other Electronics Refrigerators Motor Oil Tires Landscape Debris Ceiling Tiles

20 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee REDUCTION Energy Pollution Waste Drexels new Integrated Science Building will include a the 140,000-square- foot, multi-story living Bio Wall operating in conjunction with the buildings mechanical system using the natural respiratory properties of plants to cool the indoor air in summer, and function like a humidifier in the winter.

21 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee In 2011 Drexel will be 100% Wind Powered According to the Environmental Protection Agencys greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator, the environmental benefits are: Equivalent to the carbon sequestered by 12,904 acres of trees Equivalent to Removing 11,571 passenger vehicles from the road, according to the Environmental Protection Agencys greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator.

22 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Reduce Pollution In 2011 over 60,518 metric tons of CO2 will be avoided annually through purchase of Wind Generated Electricity Over 1,802,087 pounds of CO2 avoided annually through reductions in electric consumption utilizing building automation systems and upgrading building equipment Greenhouse Gas Inventory 5-Story Bio Filter Wall Green Roofs Solar Trash Compactors and Recycling Units

23 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee EPA Recognized Drexel University as one of the Nations Top 50 Leading Green Power Purchasers, 3 rd among all Colleges and Universities, and 1 st in the Colonial Athletic Association

24 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Citizens for Pennsylvanias Future recognized Drexel for leadership in energy efficiency including being the first university to deploy Viriditys VPower System

25 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Repairs to steam lines pays for itself, reduces energy consumption, and reduces greenhouse gases

26 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Reduce Waste Recycling Cooking Oil in Dining Locations Construction Waste Management Specifications Diverting Waste Stream From Landfills Composting Tray less Tuesdays Hydration Stations

27 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee RE-USE Bags, Mugs, and Other Products/Materials Buy Recycled Re-Purpose Vidas Field an 88,000 square foot outdoor surface uses 100% recycled rubber in-fill All carpet purchased for projects includes recycled materials.

28 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Hydration Stations at Drexel encourage use of reusable bottles…

29 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Re-Purposing encouraged at Drexel through Drexel Surplus Exchange

30 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee EDUCATION Learn & Apply Investigate Solutions Teach Others Drexel awarded $25,000 in grants to students through its My Green Cube Engagement Initiative Pledging Program

31 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Drexel Using education as a catalyst for change

32 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Drexels Pledge is on-line and encourages individuals to make environmentally responsible choices everyday

33 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Drexel Believes Sharing Green Responsibilities Maximizes Results Linking Systemic Responsibilities to Individual Responsibilities Avoiding the Us Verses Them Perception Blending Macro Elements with Micro Level Participation drives University Sustainability Program Success

34 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee How Does Drexel Grows Individual Engagement ? mygreencube.org Drexels My Green Cube Engagement Initiative Improving Our Environment One Person at a Time Three Fortune 500 Companies recently reported reductions in energy consumption by 15% – 25% through Individual Engagement Programs

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36 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Drexels Green Cube Model Simplifies Participation! 5 Concepts … 3 Actions… EFFICIENCY Lights Off Save Water Re-Think Transportation RECYCLE Cans & Bottles Paper Printer Cartridges REDUCTION Energy Pollution Waste RE-USE Bags Buy Recycled Mugs EDUCATION Learn & Apply Investigate Solutions Teach Others

37 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee The Power of the Cube The Cube is … An educational tool A daily reminder of individual responsibilities A powerful programming model for creating and organizing University-wide green programming directed specifically at engaging faculty, staff, and students. A promotional item for promoting the Universitys Green Initiatives

38 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Drexels My Green Cube is Tied to an Environmental Responsibility Pledge Pledge based on concepts and tasks on the cube Pledge emphasizes individual responsibility improving the environment Pledge focuses on making environmentally responsible choices everyday to improve Earths health Pledge triggers eligibility for access to grants or gift cards

39 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee My Green Cube Grows Participation with Event Programming Each side of the cube provides a theme for organizing events and activities. Activities focused on environmental awareness, sustainability, and education are planned around college sporting events, school events, community festivals, or state fairs using one day or five day formats

40 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee My Green Cube Starts Early with its K – 12 Program Lessons on each of the five tenets with a wealth of information and activities geared toward helping students understand the real-world implications and importance of being a sustainable citizen of the planet were developed. Lesson plans, pledge forms and event planning materials were already used by elementary and middle school students.

41 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Education drives change… Drexels My Green Cube was recognized by Penn Future for engaging individuals to make environmentally responsible choices everyday as well as learning about and changing what kind of energy they use and how they use it.

42 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Drexels Vision for the My Green Cube Engagement Initiative Nation-wide individual engagement in Green Initiatives that positively impact the environment. Encourage individual level, daily, environmentally responsible choices for improving the earth's health. Use simple, effective, fun tools to teach and reinforce "Green Concepts" to people of all ages. Utilize My Green Cube Engagement Events as a platform to market and disseminate additional Green/Sustainability practices, resources, and initiatives. Build a community of active, environmentally responsible individuals collectively working to bring about major improvements in the earth's health.

43 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Overall Community Building Strategy Develop Partnerships and Networks that Teach, Promote, Sponsor, Market, and Organize Events to engage individuals in daily actions for improving the Earths Health.

44 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Strategic Partners Education: Elementary, middle, and high schools, Colleges and Universities, Community Colleges, technical schools. Business: Small businesses to large companies from all business sectors. Organizations: Community organizations and Government Agencies that involve people of all ages. Athletics: Professional teams, Minor league/semi-pro teams, college sport teams, interscholastic sport teams, competitive youth groups/clubs.

45 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Final Comments Colleges and Universities are catalysts for change. Use a model for cultural change implementing green concepts on both Micro and Macro Levels Develop Partnerships to work together on your Initiative to Teach, Promote, Sponsor, Market, and Organize Events Begin with a "Stop, Start, Continue approach to plan changes Know your limitations, do what you can do now and do what others are doing based on real results and data. Develop a long range plan and incorporate changes in projects when it makes sense and funding incentives are available.

46 90 th Annual Meeting & Exposition April 3 – 6, 2011 Memphis, Tennessee Thank You!


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