Annually, SU students join more than 400 colleges and
universities throughout the U.S. in competing to see who can
produce the most recycling through the national
RecycleMania program. During the 10-week competition,
SU students recycle some 4 tons of material, including glass,
aluminum, plastic, paper and cardboard.
SU students participate in many campus organizations
dedicated to protecting and preserving the environment,
including Bio Environs, the Environmental Health Club,
Environmental Students Association and the Student
in computer labs and in the library are defaulted to
An online suggestion box allows students to share
sustainability ideas with campus officials without using paper.
Annually in April, SU's Student Government Association,
Residence Hall Association, Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art and
Sustainability Office join forces to celebrate Earth
Week. The event promotes environmental awareness and
volunteer opportunities for students, faculty and staff.
In 2011, SU installed water bottle filling
stations in Henson Science Hall, Maggs Gym and
University Fitness Club. The stations were a suggestion by the
SGA to help reduce the number of disposable water bottles on
campus. The Joyce Agency donated the unit placed in Henson and
Halsey Taylor / The Noland Company donated the unit in Maggs.
From Thanksgiving 2011 until February 28th, 2012 the Henson unit
dispensed the equivalent of 4,074 sixteen ounce bottles of
In 2012, SU installed additional water bottle
filling stations in the University Center, the
Maintenance Building and Support Services. Additional locations
will be developed as budgeting permits.
The SGA sponsors Recycle Madness which is a
competition among student organizations to determine which group
is able to recycle the most weight of materials. Recycle Madness
occurs in October each year. In 2012, a total of 6616.5 pounds
of materials were recycled! These included 240 lbs. of aluminum,
420 lbs. of prepared steel, 220 lbs. of sheet metal and various