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Sustainability Open Forum

February 25th, 12-1pm; BTSU Room 306

Come to the Sustainability Open Forum to hear the latest updates on sustainability initiatives occuring here at BGSU as well as having an opportunity to share your own "green" ideas! Being an informal event, we encourage you to bring a snack or your lunch. All students, faculty, and staff are invited!


      
RecycleMania is Here, Help BGSU win!

RecycleMania is Here, Help BGSU win!

BGSU is competing against schools all across the country to see who can recycle the most! The campus Residence Halls are also competing between themselves to see who can recycle the most per person and the statistics will be updated weekly! Help us win by making sure you always recycle & telling your friends! Find Out More

Climate Action Plan Complete!

Climate Action Plan Complete!

In order to combat the detrimental effects of global climate change, BGSU pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040! See how we're going to make it happen Here

New Pre-Made Bulletin Boards

New Pre-Made Bulletin Boards

We teamed up with Residence Life to create a variety of fun and educational bulletin boards for you to use in your halls   Check them out here

Campus Sustainability

The Office of Campus Sustainability has been operating within Campus Operations since the fall of 2008 to fulfill its three main initiatives:

Greening

Greening

the practices and policies of the University through the PCC

improving

improving

the design and efficiency  of our facilities through smarter construction

Strengthening

Strengthening

a culture of environmental stewardship for the entire university community through active engagement

Student-Initiatives-Green-Fund

Funding For Sustainability Projects Available

Do you have an idea that can help make BGSU more environmentally-friendly? Learn how you can receive funding to make your green dream come true!

Find out more!
February

February

Always check with your recycling provider to see if they accept plastic bags before including them in the bin. Plastic bags are oftentimes a very detrimental contaminant in recycling because they easily get caught in the sorting machine, causing frequent jams. This threatens the success of the entire recycling operation! BGSU does not accept plastic bags

2nd Annual

2nd Annual "Green" College Rating

BGSU ranked as one of the top "green" colleges in 2013 & 2014 due to its commitment to sustainability. Our website will help you see why we received such a distinction.   Learn More

new recycling program

new recycling program

In the Fall, BGSU will featured a brand new recycling program: single stream recycling. This means recyclables no longer need to be sorted out by the type; all recyclables go into the recycling bin and non-recyclables go into the landfill bin. Recyclables will now include the previously denied plastics #1-7, metal, and glass! This makes recycling easier and more convenient for all BGSU students, staff, faculty, and guests! New bins and signage will be deployed to inform the campus community! Learn more

Green Office Certification program

Green Office Certification program

Find out how your office can do its part to reduce our carbon footprint Here