The SU Bookstore offers a free reusable shopping bag
or "urban shopper" paper bags with each purchase. Customers
bringing either of these types of bags back for use during
subsequent trips earn a 10-cent discount on future purchases.
As of fall 2011, the SU Bookstore also offers a
printer ink refilling station.
By signing the American College and University
Presidents Climate Commitment, SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach
joined more than 677 other college and university presidents
nationwide in the fight against global warming by pledging to
move SU toward climate neutrality.
SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach was honored with the
Newton Marasco Foundation's inaugural award for Leading
Environmental Stewardship, which recognizes individuals and
organizations that are taking practical yet innovative
sustainable action in their local communities.
President Dudley-Eshbach was also honored with the
Mountaire Environmental Star Award for "outstanding contribution
to the advancement, promotion, awareness and improvement of our
SU contracted with Tandus, a Georgia-based floor
covering company, to re-carpet Blackwell Library. Carpet removed
from Blackwell was recycled into other Tandus products, and the
library's new carpet was made partially from recycled carpet
from other facilities. This type of recycling is now standard in
all of SU's carpeting Requests For Proposals.
Paper purchased for office use is made of 30 to 100
percent recycled materials and then recycled itself.
During a renovation project in Fulton Hall, SU piloted
a program using non-volatile organic compound paint, which
provides better air quality when compared to paints used in the
SU achieved LEED Gold certification for Pocomoke Hall.
In the renovation of Wicomico, Manokin and Nanticoke residence
halls, SU is seeking additional Gold certifications. A
geothermal system supplies heating and cooling for Wicomico,
Manokin and Nanticoke. In addition, the Nanticoke renovation
included another first - a roof-mounted solar hot water heater
to supply domestic hot water.
SU replaced the boilers in Maggs Physical Activity
Center with high-efficiency boilers. To support the new boilers,
variable frequency pump drives and associated control valve were
also replaced resulting in a significant improvement in HVAC
Since fall 2011, the caps and gowns worn by graduating
students have been made from recycled plastic bottles and are
supplied by GreenWeaver. Each year, GreenWeaver donates a
portion of the cost of these gowns to the University to fund