UNCW Sustainability Committee
 Summary of Accomplishments
                 April 22, 2009


        www.uncw.edu/sustainab...
 What is Sustainability ?

 UNCW Sustainability Committee

 Accomplishments 2008-2009

 Goals

 Questions
 Meeting the needs of the present without
  compromising the ability of future generations to meet
  their needs
        ...
 Strong Commitment since 2007
 Diverse committee with representatives from all
  divisions and organizational levels at ...
 Seahawk Crossing - LEED certified
 Senior Class Gift – Sustainability Trust Fund
 Replace boilers with high efficiency...
 Replacement of housekeeping chemicals with “green” alternatives
 Campus Life buildings seeking LEED-EB certification
 ...
UNCW Accomplishments
UNCW Accomplishments
UNCW Accomplishments
 Utilize sustainability fund for mini-grant program
 Partner with regional and governmental agencies to provide
  sustai...
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    www.uncw.edu/sustainability
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  • Social Justice: Environmental Racism, Fair Trade, Living Wage, Domestic Partnerships, Corporate Responsibility, Gender Equity, Water Rights, Human Rights, Child Labor Issues, Sweatshops, Farming PracticesEconomic: Support local merchants, Buy local and sustainable foods, Invest in sustainable organizations, Turn power off, Green jobs, Greed, Stock market, Transportation, Stimulus Package, FearEnvironment: Global Warming, Extreme Weather, Fossil power to solar power, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Living off nature’s income, Rethink, From independence to interdependence, Wind Power, Vehicles, TransportationMYTHSSustainability is about the environmentSustainability is just another issue, like computer literacySustainability is secondary to the university’s core mission and functionSustainability always costs more moneySustainability is primarily a scientific and technical problem
  • Stan Harts, Co-Chair, Environmental Health & Safety, hartss@uncw.eduDiane Reed, Co-Chair, Career Center, reedd@uncw.eduRita Gordon, Auxiliary Services, gordonr@uncw.eduSteve Sharpe, Planning & Design, Facility Mechanical Engineer, sharpes@uncw.edu Phil Cooney, Campus Life, University Union / Facilities, cooneyp@uncw.eduAlyssa Halle, Student, Environmental Studies, ah8919@uncw.eduLindsey Cooper, Housing & Residence Life, cooperlb@uncw.eduJack Hall, College of Arts & Sciences, Environmental Studies, hallj@uncw.eduMark Lanier, Assistant to the Chancellor, lanierm@uncw.eduKathleen Miller, Landscaping, Recycling Crew Leader, millerk@uncw.eduKat Pohlman, Student Government Association, ksp4421@uncw.edu Roger Shew, Geography-Geology, shewr@uncw.eduPhoebe Tseh, ITSD, Technology Enhanced Learning, tsehp@uncw.eduLindsey Farwick, RHA Student, lmf9147@uncw.eduDan Noonan, ITSD, noonand@uncw.edu Clifton Williams, Housing & Residence Life, williamscd@uncw.edu Cindy Lawson, Marketing and Communications, lawsonc@uncw.eduLinda Matney , Auxiliary Services – Parking & Transportation, matneyl@uncw.eduEmily Beth Sheppard, Graduate Student, EVS, ebs5400@uncw.edu
  • Embracing education for sustainable development can:Improve teaching and learningPrepare students for citizenship and careerAttract students, faculty and fundingSave $$ and other resources for the institution and societyImprove the institution’s reputationEngender cooperation and satisfaction across the institutionHelp improve town/gown relationshipsFulfill moral and social responsibilityImprove strategic positioningKEY PLACES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ON CAMPUS:Mission statementBuilding policiesCurricula, ResearchCampus maps and signsOperationsOrientations and CommencementsPurchasingCampus / Student Life
  • See separate notes for Sustainability Week programmingI pledge to become an integral participant in the Sustainable UNCW program. I will consider the environmental, social and economic impact of my daily decisions and make every effort to reduce my ecological footprint. I will also share my individual sustainability efforts with others at UNCW.
  • Sustainability @ UNCW

    1. 1. UNCW Sustainability Committee Summary of Accomplishments April 22, 2009 www.uncw.edu/sustainability
    2. 2.  What is Sustainability ?  UNCW Sustainability Committee  Accomplishments 2008-2009  Goals  Questions
    3. 3.  Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs Environment  Imagine a stool where it must rest equally on three legs  Environment Economy  Economic SUSTAINABILITY  Social Justice/ Social Justice Community  Incorporating sustainability into our institutional commitment is now an expectation from alumni, students, faculty/staff, and the public - Enhance the quality of UNCW’s environment and provide a sustainable campus that is attractive, functional and, above all, safe
    4. 4.  Strong Commitment since 2007  Diverse committee with representatives from all divisions and organizational levels at UNCW  Committee Working Groups o Campus Dining o Green Buildings & Energy o Waste Reduction & Recycling o Transportation & Grounds o Academics & Culture o Outreach & Student Initiatives
    5. 5.  Seahawk Crossing - LEED certified  Senior Class Gift – Sustainability Trust Fund  Replace boilers with high efficiency units  Chancellors walk lighting switched to LED and improved storm water drainage  Replaced thermostats with programmable thermostats and faucets with low flow heads  Installation of storm water vaults for reuse  Installation of irrigation water distribution line  ECOteal Store and electric vehicle  Forest Stewardship Council certified paper  Participated in Recyclemania for first time ever  Installation of sustainable rain garden at Cultural Arts Trayless dining
    6. 6.  Replacement of housekeeping chemicals with “green” alternatives  Campus Life buildings seeking LEED-EB certification  Teaching several sustainability focused courses  Participate in National Teach-in  Presentations at several national conferences  Sustainability Film Series and discussions  Farmers market on campus  UNCW Sustainability Blog  Began benchmarking through AASHE STARS  Sustainability Week programs and educational presentations  Green Pledge  Pervious Pavement  Sustainable Green House next to Friday Hall  Campus Green Teams: ITSD, HRL, Campus Life  Galloway Goes Green and Tunnel of Awareness
    7. 7. UNCW Accomplishments
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    10. 10.  Utilize sustainability fund for mini-grant program  Partner with regional and governmental agencies to provide sustainability opportunities  Develop Sustainability Policy coordinating with UNC - GA  Promote sustainability efforts through signage & kiosks  Turn the light off conservation effort  Implement sustainability peer education  Gray water & storm water reuse  Sustainability research projects financial support  Complete STARS benchmarking with other institutions  Continued progress toward recommendations of forest stewardship committee  Continue to expand student involvement within residence halls and athletics
    11. 11. UNCW Sustainability Committee www.uncw.edu/sustainability

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