Sustainability on Westminster's Campus
The college has many programs in place which address the challenge of sustainability. Browse the links to the left or check out the highlights below to learn more.
U Car Share comes to Westminster. The U Car Share program has placed one car on campus and two cars near by, allowing you to run errands, meet up with friends or go to the mall for as little as $4.95 per hour plus mileage, and reduce your carbon footprint while saving money. Visit their website for locations and to sign up.
President Bassis signs American College & University President's Climate Commitment. Under the President's leadership, the college pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strive for carbon neutrality. Read the Climate Action Plan to find out what Westminster is doing to become carbon neutral by 2030.
Campus Sustainable Food Survey Report. Initiated and carried out by the Sustainability Fellows, this document details the campus-wide survey that was administered to assess opinions and values regarding our current food provisions. This document has been presented to many important campus members and negotiations have begun to revise Westminster's food service.
Westminster First College in Utah with Solar. 42 panels on the roof of Dolores Dore Eccles Health Wellness and Athletic Center provide free, clean energy for part of the building. See real time data on what the panels produce - click here. More recently, the LEED Platinum Meldrum Science Center has come online with more than twice the solar electricity generation. Thanks to Rocky Mountain Power's Blue Sky Program for helping fund these projects.
Blue Sky Renewable Energy Partnership. Initiated by a student proposal, 10% of Westminster's electricity now comes from renewable sources like wind and solar.
Landscape Master Plan & Demonstration Gardens. Completed in 2005, the campus-wide plan targets areas for improved water conservation.
Campus Recycling Program. Campus collects all numbered plastics, paper, metals, and cardboard. Bins are located in every building and residence hall.
Westminster Wheels. Initiated by students and maintained by the Environmental Center, the campus free bike program promotes commuting without polluting. 10 beautiful cruisers are available for check-out to all students, faculty, and staff.
Paper Cut. The Sustainability Fellows campaign to reduce paper use 20% by 2010.
Campus Organic Garden. In the 2010 growing season, student, faculty, and staff volunteers grew nearly 500 lbs of fresh, organic produce on campus.
Do you have an idea for improving sustainability on Westminster's campus? Want to get involved in creating a greener college? Contact the Environmental Center (801)832-2813 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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