The Office of Campus Sustainability has been operating within Campus Operations to fulfill the three main goals of the Sustainability Strategy:
No Ice, No Toxins: Consider using non-toxic de-icing substances such as clean clay cat litter, sand, or fireplace/stove ash to prevent hazardous waste from chemicals. Chemical de-icers can be hazardous to pets, trees and shrubs, and the environment. Antifreeze that leaks from car engines and chemical snow melters on driveways, roads, and runways can pollute surface waters and groundwater through the soil. For More Winter Tips
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