Welcome to the Office of Sustainability
Ditch the Dumpster!
2nd Annual Move Out Donation Drive May 7th-17th
Worcester State University and the Office of Sustainability have implemented numerous projects over the past few years to promote a more sustainable campus environment. Some of the most recent accomplishments include starting a food waste composting program, building a teaching garden, participating in the RecycleMania competition, and installing LED lighting in the parking garage.
WSU also has plans to build two new buildings beginning in 2013. The first building is a residence and dining hall, called Sheehan Hall, and the second building is a 100,000 sq. ft Wellness Center. Both buildings will be at least LEED Silver for achieving green building standards in construction and design.
President Maloney has continued the University’s commitment to the ACUPCC, along with more than 600 institutions nationwide. All schools pledge to become climate neutral by reducing greenhouse gas emissions on campus, and by promoting scholarship and research. In 2012 WSU published its first climate action plan, a big step forward to reaching our goals of becoming carbon nuetral.
Nationally recognized in 2010 and 2011 as a "Most Environmentally Responsible School" by the Princeton Review, Worcester State University strives to develop practices and strategic priorities to continue reducing its carbon footprint.