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SUSTAINABILITY TEAM

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Facilities Sustainability Team was formed in February 2007.  The team expanded with the inclusion of student, faculty, and staff representation in December 2007.   We seek to promote the responsible management of resources through shared learning, community involvement and in the reduction of waste.  We are working to unite efforts on campus to promote a culture of sustainability that reduces our environmental footprint while contributing to the development of our students as leaders and responsible citizens.     

The Sustainability Team has implemented various environmentally friendly initiatives over the past few months including green cleaning and the installation of touch-less soap and paper dispensers in all administrative and academic buildings.  We have implemented nighttime temperature setbacks in large areas and have begun replacing incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lights.  We have committed to building all future buildings according to LEED certification standards.  Additional efforts are underway and include conducting a campus wide sustainability assessment, reviewing our recycling program, testing occupancy sensors and waterless urinals in Facilities as well as providing informational materials and awareness events for our campus community. 

 

MISSION STATEMENT


“To reduce, to the extent technologically and economically feasible, the environmental impacts associated with the operations of the Institute.”

 

 

WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY?

Our Team's Shared Definition of Sustainability

Sustainability is, "an attempt to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs".

 

Adapted from The Brundtland Report, World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainability

 

 

  

PRESIDENT'S CLIMATE COMMITMENT


On July 16, 2007, President Gerald Jakubowski signed the President's Climate Commitment.  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will now create a comprehensive institutional action plan to move toward climate neutrality.  The American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment is a high-visibility effort to address global warming by garnering institutional commitments to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions, and to accelerate the research and educational efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize the earth's climate.  Under the guidance and direction of the Leadership Circle of presidents, the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment is being supported and implemented by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Second Nature, and ecoAmerica.

www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org 

 

 

Rose is the new Green

 


 

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