2013-14 New Initiatives
- More effort to let Facilities know when a room is not in use
- Sustainability forum with learning stations
- Installed “stuff swap” boxes in mods and elsewhere on campus
- “Integration to Globalization” now a course – sustainability a component
- Sustainability forum about how sustainability is incorporated into academics
- Charles Hall/Lemons Center HVAC was broken into zones which allows specific areas to be on or off. This not only improves efficiency but improves comfort.
- A Student Sustainability Club has formed.
- We have lost our outlet to give our dining hall food scraps to, so we are looking into ways to compost food waste ourselves.
- November 5th was, “Clean Your Plate Day” focused on reducing food waste. All week long food waste was measured and reported.
- November 8th had Sustainability Stations during the Friday Forum time. Students could visit at 10 different stations.
- President Keim ask his Administrative Assistant Cindy Loucks to do a study on how much we were saving by now having the “docket” papers for the Board of Directors meeting almost all electronic. Cindy reported that we have moved from a a per meeting cost of $400 to $18 and have reduced meeting prep time from 12 hours to 5 hours.
- In recent years we have worked at reducing paper usage. The numbers are:
2010 – 2011 1.394 million
2011 – 2012 1.318 million
2012 – 2013 1.2975 million