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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.

Sustainability Lunch and Learns

Join us for a Sustainability Lunch and Learn. Each semester in partnership with the Faculty/Staff Wellness Program we offer an easy way for you to expand your sustainability knowledge. With presenters from faculty, staff, students, and experts in the Dayton community, we cover topics from old growth forests to campus geology, reducing your carbon footprint to getting starting with solar, and more. Check out our latest offerings: UD Wellness Program Lunch and Learn Series. Health Activity Tracker points available.

 

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.