Leaving and Sustaining a Legacy on Mount Union’s Campus
This past weekend several other sustainability student leaders and I were fortunate enough to present at the Student Leadership Conference, highlighting the importance of getting involved with sustainability on campus. The idea was to give all this valuable information, many of the concepts being ‘behind the scenes’ that students aren’t aware about (ie: our greenhouse gas emissions, geothermal heating units, solar arrays), to the student leaders in hope of promoting more initiatives with student groups on campus.
Sustainability at Mount Union Video! Watch here: Work that Lasts: Leaving & Sustaining a Legacy on Mount Union’s Campus
View/Download the presentation in full by clicking HERE!
What We’ve Done
“Assist in the decision making process of socially, ﬁnancially and environmentally sound opportunities in order to create a sustainable, eﬃcient and healthy atmosphere for students, faculty and staﬀ.” Here are just a few things that our group has most recently achieved…
- Attended the AASHE 2011 Conference in Pittsburgh, where we met Bill McKibben, founder of aspiring non-proﬁt 350.org.
- Developed the Eco-Rep manual and program that offers paid positions to student Eco-Reps in almost all residence halls.
- Coordinated Mount Union’s ﬁrst ever Game Day Challenge diverting 48% of waste from landﬁll at a home football game.
- And much, much more!
Becoming a Signatory Instiution
President Giese committed Mount Union to sustainability by signing the President’s Climate Commitment in 2007.
We are committed to Carbon Neutrality by 2046, including both the operations of our campus and our curriculum.
We submitted a Climate Action Plan as part of Campus Sustainability Plan in May of 2010.
Carbon Reduction Goals relative to 2008
- 25% by 2015 (3.9% by 2010)
- 50% by 2025
- 80% by 2035
- Neutrality by 2046
How’s our Campus Looking?