- SU won the 2009 PLANT Green Award, the highest
sustainability award given by the Maryland Department of Natural
Resources Forest Service and Forestry Council.
- SU's recycling program began in 1990 through the
- New benches are made from recycled material.
- Since 2003, SU has recycled more than 111 tons of
computers and audio-visual equipment.
- In the greenhouse and interior spaces, Ivory soap and
water are used instead of typical chemicals to remove insects.
- Students weed planting beds to reduce the use of weed
- Mulching blades are used on SU
lawnmowers to reduce
waste and add nutrients to the soil.
- Bicycle racks are incorporated into campus design to
promote an alternative to driving.
- Greenhouse staff wash and reuse pots and bedding trays
instead of discarding.
- Campus trash containers are paired with recycling
receptacles so users have a choice.
- Maryland requires the University recycle 20 percent of
its trash; SU always far exceeds this standard.
- New battery recycling program to collect spent
batteries from campus operations and student residents.