图片标题: A recent campus survey showed that only 12% of students arrive on campus in a car on their own; walking, ride-sharing and the city transit system free to students are preferred modes of transport.
Blugolds care a lot about the environment and issues surrounding sustainability, attitudes expressed in the many ways our students continually show up to both understand and educate on these important topics.
事实上, 今年秋季学期在威斯康星大学欧克莱尔分校, there are several sustainability programs that began as student-driven ideas and have been funded by Student Senate approval of student segregated fees.
越来越多, Blugolds not only put their passions and energy behind creating a healthier environment and a sustainable campus, but they also vote to put their money behind those efforts as well.
An exciting program this fall is an online learning module to introduce new students to the basics of campus sustainability efforts. 到目前为止, more than 375 students at the Eau Claire and Barron County campuses have chosen to complete the module as part of their orientation. 在这里了解更多美高梅在线登录网址定向的信息.
This sustainability orientation was an idea initiated by students in recent years and built last spring in the campus virtual learning platform Canvas by geology and environmental studies student Ben Young.
“Students at the Eau Claire and Barron County campuses can now quickly and easily learn about important campus efforts in overall campus sustainability, 垃圾分类, transportation and the BluBox program — four topics that impact their lives on campus.”
“As a geology major, the environment is an important aspect of what I do every day. Our hope is that students will complete this orientation and become more interested in university efforts and explore more they can do themselves.——本·扬
Young’s interest in sustainability was amplified by work on a collaborative student-教师 research project looking at student waste patterns in Davies Center, “零浪费”的努力. 斯科特·克拉克，地质与环境科学教授.
“我为他去年的设想和创造感到自豪. 本是一个勤奋的人。, dedicated student and I look forward to seeing what he does next in life,克拉克说。.
One of the first students to begin developing the sustainability module was Lily Strehlow, 2020年Blugold经济学和文科专业毕业生. She is now the campus sustainability coordinator with the Office of 风险管理，安全和可持续发展.
“I started brainstorming this concept in 2018 with other students in SOS,” Strehlow says. “We knew there was no aspect of new student orientation that highlighted sustainability efforts on campus, 但我们知道这些问题对许多学生来说很重要. Ben did an excellent job creating a finished product that emphasizes student needs and priorities.”
Whether it is through work in SOS or research projects like Young’s, UW-Eau克莱尔 students continue to raise the bar on expectations for a sustainable campus.
- Upcycling vinyl signage and flags from the National Conference on Undergraduate Research last spring into reusable bags.
- 一名“绿色实验室”实习生专注于省钱, 保持实验室组织有序，减少实验室浪费.
- A data collection intern who will collect greenhouse gas and other data.
- An equity and food security student coordinator who will partner with the Campus Harvest food pantry and the hydroponics project.
- A waste reduction student coordinator who will work specifically with Strehlow on the composting pilot in the Towers halls.
If you have questions about the projects above or want to become more involved with general sustainability and green energy efforts on campus, 请与可持续发展学生办公室联系，电话 email@example.com 或者莉莉·斯特罗 firstname.lastname@example.org.