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Our Projects

The HSI team works together towards a more sustainable campus and community. Check out the projects we have worked on in past years and current initiatives.

Campus Composting
During the summer and fall of 2017, HSI started working with facilities management and dining services to pilot ways in which we can start diverting some of our commercially composted waste to on-campus composting facilities. The efforts continue today.
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Energy GPA

Energy GPA program provides students in University-owned student neighborhood houses with a grade of their monthly energy use. Energy Chats have been added to help students understand the source and impact of energy use.

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Energy Team

This campus energy team, made up of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and facilities management staff, is determined to demonstrate that cost-effective clean energy solutions are not only possible, but also cost-effective. In Spring 2020, DP and L presented a check worth $1.2 million in rebates to UD for energy savings in the past decade.

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Green Office Initiative/Office Ecology
The goal of the Green Office Initiative (GOI) was to help administrative and academic offices at the University of Dayton practice the Catholic, Marianist philosophy of working towards social justice and care for creation. That simple self-audit program was replaced in late 2019 with the Office Ecology project. In this effort, HSI grad students perform audits of campus offices and help them realize best practice sustainability engagement.
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Kennedy Union Green Roof
Planning and design of the KU Green Roof was inspired and performed by work of environmental biology and sustainability, energy and the environment students and led by the Hanley Sustainability Institute. Efforts continue today to refine the work.
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Lincoln Hill

A 5-acre site was partially transformed into a sustainable site to increase neighborhood access to fresh, healthy foods and offer open green space for the community. Plans are being made to again transform the area as a community asset.

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Sustainability Education
The Sustainability Activation Program aims to educate the University of Dayton campus and beyond about the importance of living sustainably.
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Sustainability Mapping
The HSI Sustainability Mapping Team works to design, implement and maintain a campus sustainability map and also support community partners in the use of mapping and spatial analysis. In 2019, the team worked on a project to map trees at Cox Arboretum.
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Hanley Sustainability Institute

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2950