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Sustainability in the Classroom

Ask Your Professors About Sustainability

Sustainability is about finding new ways for our society to operate to reach the goals of environmental, economic and social justice for the health and security of our generation and generations to come. Because of the breadth of these issues, every academic discipline must be engaged in reshaping many aspects of our communities. In your classes, take the opportunity to ask your professors how their work related to sustainability. Consider how lessons you learn relate to the challenges associated with having a growing population on a planet with finite resources.

Lights Out

If you are the last person to leave a classroom, please turn out the lights and shut any open windows. While a number of campus classrooms are equipped with motion sensors, many are not. If your class is the last one of the day, the lights may stay on all night.

Take Sustainability Electives

Think about how you can address sustainability in your discipline and take electives that will strengthen your understanding of sustainability issues.

Submit Your Green Ideas

Many people have ideas to make the campus more sustainable. Some of the ideas may be new. Submit your ideas to any member of the Sustainability Council.