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University ofMinnesotaSustainabilityMay 2012Amy ShortSustainability DirectorUniversity of Minnesota
The Twin Cities campus is…          Urban             Research Intensive   Older than the state of Minnesota       ….more ...
Sustainability Matters Because…• Sustainability Unifies• Sustainability Inspires and Transforms• Sustainability Pays
Sustainability Matters to Students          69% of Students Say a Schools Commitment to the            Environment   Influ...
Sustainability Matters to Faculty2011 Twin Cities data reveals…247    Faculty engaged in sustainability research 37    Aca...
Sustainability Matters ….Internal Measures      External Measures• Climate Action Plans • President’s Climate• Annual Repo...
Campus SustainabilityMeasurement• Administration and Planning• Curriculum & Research• Operations   • Energy – Use of, Sour...
Systemwide                                        Sustainability Goals                                        Reporting   ...
SustainabilityStructure                                   Systemwide Strategic                                            ...
Sustainability Unifies:                    Workteams Energy
Sustainability Unifies:Student Leaders“This inspired me to thinkabout the U as a wholesystem and I want to makesure that i...
Sustainability TransformsCurriculumand Research
Sustainability TransformsCampusClick photos for a virtual sustainability tours!
Sustainability Transforms  Transforming Campus    ....a Living Laboratory                               UMC Nature Nook   ...
Sustainability Pays
Climate Action Planning Process         Years 2011 - 2016                                                                 ...
Sustainability Pays
6,600 Campus Residents                                             • Purchases: green                                     ...
Sustainability Pays Conservation • Annually recycled 6 million pounds    and reduced costs by $180,000 Build Local Economi...
Sustainability Inspires and Transforms                                       http://www1.umn.edu/italladdsup/ Follow “It A...
Coffman UnionGarbage Dump and Sort:Recycling and ReuseAwareness EventsMN Team Recycle
80,000 visitors to campus per day.• Fleet 73 hybrid vehicles & 2 hybrid buses• UPass discounted unlimited bus access• Bike...
Click images for more!Step It Up!ZAP Twin Cities!Bicycle Commuters:40 round trips = 50 points
It All Adds Up “Refresh” 2012:
President Kaler driving Centaurus II Solar Car Built by Students!    Follow UMN Sustainability on Facebook and Twitter
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  1. 1. University ofMinnesotaSustainabilityMay 2012Amy ShortSustainability DirectorUniversity of Minnesota
  2. 2. The Twin Cities campus is… Urban Research Intensive Older than the state of Minnesota ….more than 150 years old Host to 80,000 people dailyBisected by one of the world’s great rivers and a national park 250+ buildings In a climate of extremes Spending $45 Million per year on Energy
  3. 3. Sustainability Matters Because…• Sustainability Unifies• Sustainability Inspires and Transforms• Sustainability Pays
  4. 4. Sustainability Matters to Students 69% of Students Say a Schools Commitment to the Environment Influences College Decisions“College-bound students are increasingly interested in sustainability issues. Among 8,200 collegeapplicants who participated in our spring 2011 ‘College Hopes & Worries Survey,’ nearly 7 out of10 (69%) told us that having information about a school’s commitment to the environment wouldinfluence their decision to apply to or attend the school.” - Robert Franek, Princeton Review
  5. 5. Sustainability Matters to Faculty2011 Twin Cities data reveals…247 Faculty engaged in sustainability research 37 Academic departments involved in sustainability 73 Departments offer sustainability-related undergraduate courses
  6. 6. Sustainability Matters ….Internal Measures External Measures• Climate Action Plans • President’s Climate• Annual Reports Commitment (ACUPCC)• Goals & Measures • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE STARS) • Surveys
  7. 7. Campus SustainabilityMeasurement• Administration and Planning• Curriculum & Research• Operations • Energy – Use of, Source, Buildings • Waste (recycle, water, food) • Dining • Residential Living • Purchasing• Transportation• Student Involvement• Social Concerns• Carbon Footprint Assn for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education – AASHE http://www.aashe.org/index.php
  8. 8. Systemwide Sustainability Goals Reporting • Framed by 2004 Regents Policy • 35 Goals and 95 Measures • Annual Reporting Policy Guiding PrinciplesLeadership * Modeling * Operational Improvements * Energy * Research * Education and Outreach
  9. 9. SustainabilityStructure Systemwide Strategic Sustainability Committee Connect the dots: Campus Sustainability • goals • measures Committees • communications Work Teams, Grass Roots, and Subcommittees Policy Guiding PrinciplesLeadership * Modeling * Operational Improvements * Energy * Research * Education and Outreach
  10. 10. Sustainability Unifies: Workteams Energy
  11. 11. Sustainability Unifies:Student Leaders“This inspired me to thinkabout the U as a wholesystem and I want to makesure that if students on onecampus are working on acampaign or project, otherscould learn from them andutilize their resources.” – Emma Wright,student employee & leader 2011 Student Engagement Leadership Workshop
  12. 12. Sustainability TransformsCurriculumand Research
  13. 13. Sustainability TransformsCampusClick photos for a virtual sustainability tours!
  14. 14. Sustainability Transforms Transforming Campus ....a Living Laboratory UMC Nature Nook Nature Nook Raingardens Edible Landscape Organic GardensUMM Three Sisters Garden Renewable Energy Projects
  15. 15. Sustainability Pays
  16. 16. Climate Action Planning Process Years 2011 - 2016 CO2 Reduction GoalsStrategy Est. Tons 700000Description Reduced EstimatedComputer 4,000 600000 Reduction by 2016 ReductionEfficiency Goal from CAP 1.1 500000Lighting 5,400 Metric Tons of CO2e -29%Efficiency 400000Building 48,000Recomissioning -49% 300000 ProjectedSustainable 35,900 200000 ReductionBuilding from StrategiesLab Efficiency 55,900 100000 TBDReduce Campus 11,000 0Size 2008 2016 2021 2026 2031 2036 2041 2046 2050Reduce Coal 27,300 YearUseACUPCC - Climate Action Plans
  17. 17. Sustainability Pays
  18. 18. 6,600 Campus Residents • Purchases: green cleaners, sustainable carpet, furniture, compostable dining ware • 162 energy efficient washers • 200,000 loads! = 3.5 million gallons water saved annuallyhttp://www.housing.umn.edu/sustainability/
  19. 19. Sustainability Pays Conservation • Annually recycled 6 million pounds and reduced costs by $180,000 Build Local Economies • Food from local providers (2010) – 183,000 pounds local produce – 920,000 gallons local dairy – 22,000 pounds local bakery • $200,000 Corn Cob Contract for Biofuel
  20. 20. Sustainability Inspires and Transforms http://www1.umn.edu/italladdsup/ Follow “It All Adds Up” on Facebook
  21. 21. Coffman UnionGarbage Dump and Sort:Recycling and ReuseAwareness EventsMN Team Recycle
  22. 22. 80,000 visitors to campus per day.• Fleet 73 hybrid vehicles & 2 hybrid buses• UPass discounted unlimited bus access• Bike Share with city and Nice Ride MN
  23. 23. Click images for more!Step It Up!ZAP Twin Cities!Bicycle Commuters:40 round trips = 50 points
  24. 24. It All Adds Up “Refresh” 2012:
  25. 25. President Kaler driving Centaurus II Solar Car Built by Students! Follow UMN Sustainability on Facebook and Twitter
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