Environmental Sustainability at NDSU
Environmental sustainability is important at North Dakota State University to preserve precious natural resources and save money. NDSU’s Staff Senate recently formed a Sustainability Committee to raise awareness of current environmental sustainability efforts at NDSU.
What is sustainability? According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), “sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations.” Recycling is arguably the most well-known sustainability practice; however, true sustainability initiatives involve so much more. Here are a few examples of other initiatives:
· Reducing food waste
· Managing electronics and electrical use
· Reducing water use
· Building and renovating with products that are renewable and better for the environment
· Using environmentally friendly cleaning and lawn care products
Departments and individuals are encouraged to submit their sustainability practices, tips, and resources by filling out the Sustainability Submission Form.
Sustainability events on campus are listed below. If your department has an event to list, email them to NDSU.Sustain-Enviro@ndsu.edu.
DECEMBER 5, 2018 | Answers to Your Sustainable Technology Questions // 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. // Century Theater, Memorial Union
FEBRUARY | Bag Free Month at the NDSU Bookstore // Bring your own bag, bring back good condition plastic NDSU Bookstore bags for reuse
MARCH 6, 2018 | Sustainability: Beyond Recycling // 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. // Century Theater, Memorial Union
All faculty, staff, and students interested in Environmental Sustainability at NDSU are invited to attend these meetings as your schedule allows.
October 17, 2018 - Canceled
November 21, 2018 - 10 to 11 a.m. // Peace Garden Room // Memorial Union
December 19, 2018 - 10 to 11 a.m. // Peace Garden Room // Memorial Union
January 16, 2019 - 10 to 11 a.m. // Peace Garden Room // Memorial Union
February 20, 2019 - 10 to 11 a.m. // Peace Garden Room // Memorial Union
March 20, 2019 - 10 to 11 a.m. // Peace Garden Room // Memorial Union
April 17, 2019 - 10 to 11 a.m. // Peace Garden Room // Memorial Union
May 15, 2019 - 10 to 11 a.m. // Peace Garden Room // Memorial Union
Environmental Sustainability Committee Members:
When you contact the Environmental Sustainability Committee, one of the following committee members will respond as quickly as possible.
Connie Jadrny - Co-Chair
Kay Hopkins - Co-Chair