October is Campus Sustainability Month

October is Campus Sustainability Month! The goal of Campus Sustainability Month is to raise awareness of campus sustainability efforts and champion sustainability leadership on campus.   There is a lot going on in October here at Michigan Tech.  Here are some ways to get involved! 

  • Keep focused on minimizing waste and recycling when possible.  As an institution, we are committed to tracking and reducing our waste production, and increasing the amount of waste that we divert into recycling, composting, and other efforts. Currently, the University has a solid waste diversion rate goal of 18%, with a diversion rate for August of 15.45%.  Your thoughtful participation helps us reduce costs, assists in developing our current recycling programs, and aligns Michigan Tech with EGLE’s goals of achieving a statewide recycling rate of 45%.
  • Sign up for a 30 minute 1:1 meeting with Michigan Tech’s Director of Sustainability and Resilience, Alan Turnquist during the weeks of October 4 or October 25.
  • Learn more about the systems that support campus life and how to use them in more sustainable ways by watching the videos available on the campus sustainability website 
  • Learn more about the leadership and activities at the Sustainability Demonstration House, where MTU students lead by examples in more sustainable living.  Open House is on October 2 from 3-6 p.m.
  • Tell us more about why campus sustainability matters to you and what you’d like to see prioritized in Michigan Tech’s upcoming sustainability action plan here
  • Send your questions or comments to sustainability@mtu.edu

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