Campus Sustainability

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The Environmental Action Group (EAG) and Office of Campus Sustainability have worked to combat 12M for the past few years and has successfully moved BGSU in the direction of banning single-use plastic bags. Thanks to the Student Green Initiatives Fund, students can now proudly carry 100% recycled reusable bags with them around campus, at the grocery store, and when they buy goods from the Market Place locations, the Falcon’s Nest, the Sundial, and Falcon Outfitters.

If you haven’t claimed your free bag yet, please find EAG at Campus Fest or tabling in the Union. They can be reached at environmental.action.group.bg@gmail.com if you have questions on how to claim your own reusable bag. Also, it is possible to obtain a bag from any of the Marketplace dining locations! Thanks for your help in making our campus more sustainable! Use your reusable bag as a reminder to continue making green choices.

The Office of Campus Sustainability operates within Campus Operations to fulfill three overarching goals established through BGSU's "Climate Action Plan" and "Strategic Plan" to achieve institutional carbon-neutrality by the year 2040:

Waste reduction & resource conservation

Waste reduction & resource conservation

through recycling and re-use initiatives

Education, Awareness, & Outreach

Education, Awareness, & Outreach

through student involvement and programming

Office of Campus Sustainability Events

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Fund Your Sustainability Idea!

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!

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BGSU's recycling program

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.
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BGSU Climate Action Plan

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