Campus Sustainability

One of the bottle refilling stations on campus. (Alexander Welling/The Hatchet)

Planet Forward FAO Fellow | George Washington University
A task force aiming to eliminate the use of single-use plastics on campus produced a report in October 2020 recommending plans like cutting plastic bottles from vending machines and installing more water bottle fillers in residence halls.
George Washington University
While George Washington University has several LEED-certified buildings, what does the average student’s interaction with sustainability look like on campus?
Kalu Yala is located in the Tres Brazos valley.

Kalu Yala is located in the Tres Brazos valley — a tropical frontier only an hour away from downtown Panama City. (Photo courtesy of Neil Palmer (CIAT)/Wikimedia Commons)

University of Colorado, Boulder
The Kalu Yala Institute, located outside of Panama City, is trying to develop the world’s most eco-friendly modern town by allowing college students to come practice design and promote sustainability.
How to conserve water when living in a dorm room.
How to conserve water when living in a dorm room.
The George Washington University
A "how-to" on conserving water in a dorm.
Alumin8 bins will be place around the campus for students to donate.

Alumin8 bins will be placed around UNL's campus for students to donate. (Photo courtesy of Alumin8)

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Alumin8, an organization founded by students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is working to repurpose aluminum cans and donate the repurposed objects to local shelters.
The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability goes green.
The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability goes green.
Furman University
A tour of Furman University's Shi Center for Sustainability highlighting green building performed as a parody to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

American University
At Sierra Club D.C.'s screening of "The True Cost," American University students learned about the environmental and social impact of the fashion industry. 
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Victoria Burgos, a student at the University Of Mississippi, championed composting on her campus through a Green Fund.
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Furman University has embraced the selfie, and students have found sustainable innovations throughout their campus. From an innovative campus farm to gym equipment that heats the pool, take a look at how Furman is staying green.
University of Mississippi
Green Week is a community building relationship with the University of Mississippi to learn more about sustainability. Residents in Oxford, students at the University, and other guests come and join together to form a community built celebration of... Read More