The Office of Campus Sustainability operates within Campus Operations to fulfill three overarching goals established through BGSU's "Climate Action Plan" to achieve institutional carbon-neutrality by the year 2040:
ReUse Instead of Buying New!
Getting ready to move into the Residence Halls or your own apartment? Instead of buying brand-new furniture, appliances, and other supplies, consider buying gently-used items instead! They're oftentimes much less expensive and keep finite resources out of the landfill/ in our environment!
BGSU's recycling program
BGSU offers single-stream recycling throughout all of campus. This means all recyclables go into the recycling bin and non-recyclables go into the landfill bin. Recyclables include paper, plastics #1-7, cardboard, metal, and glass! Follow the guidelines provided on the signage to help ensure items are placed into the correct bin.
BGSU Climate Action Plan
BGSU has completed the Climate Action Plan, which drives sustainability at the University. The CAP has outlined the current status of sustainability as well as areas for planned improvement. The University has accepted the goal of being Carbon Neutral by the year 2040!
Read the plan here