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Energy & Sustainability

Learn, Lead, Serve: Share your Sustainability Passion


Join Neighborhood Composting or the Green Ambassadors, host a Zero Waste Event, find a home for Surplus furniture and equipment, support campus pollinator prairies, or learn the latest on Recycling, Move-Out, and reducing your carbon footprint.

The University of Dayton's commitment to the common good calls on all members of the campus community to work towards a more just and sustainable world. Complete the form linked below to share your interest in learning, leading, or serving with the Energy and Sustainability team. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome. There's something for everyone.

Campus Garden

A partnership of Facilities Management and HSI student leaders, the garden team welcomes volunteer groups from across campus. The partnerships are growing to include campus academics, student wellness and campus recreation while continuing to provide food for campus dining and catering. Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome!

The campus garden is a half acre space located less than a mile from the UD main campus. In 2020, the garden produced over 1000 pounds of veggies, herbs, berries and perennial, edible native plants. Join the garden team to learn and grow! 

Contact us to find out more.

Zero Waste Events

Want to host a zero waste event for your club, meeting, or celebration? A zero waste event, big or small, supports UD in meeting its waste reduction goals and diverts waste to second uses through recycling and composting. Complete the Join Us form to connect with the campus zero waste team. The team will guide and support you from planning through clean-up.


And Much More...

If it's sustainability and you have an interest, we want to hear from you. There are more ways to get involved. Complete the Join Us form for these initiatives or tell us what you are interested in.

  • Compost food waste with the student neighborhood program
  • Green your office, lab, and campus with the Green Ambassadors campus liaisons
  • Learn about and reduce your carbon footprint with the campus energy team
  • Join the prairie team to support campus pollinator areas
  • Propose a green initiative
  • ... what's your interest?

Student, staff, and faculty are all welcome to join with UD's energy and sustainability team to share a passion for a more sustainable campus.