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Sustainability at Worcester State
Modular Building, Room 113 508-929-8332
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We now have four LEED Gold certified buildings on campus.
16 tons of waste recycled each month.
Our hydration stations have refilled over 1 million water bottles at the rate of 90,000 refills per semester, helping the environment and saving our students money at the same time.
Solar EV panels on top of two buildings and solar hot-water panels on top of the Wellness Center.
Conferences, lectures, movies, speakers like Dr. Robert Bullard and our 2019 Sustainability/Food Day Fair themed Climate Emergency: Learn and Act.
We’ve won Princeton Review’s Green College Guide 6 years in a row and counting!
WSU now has two dual-head charging stations for students, faculty, and staff.
19% of Residence Hall waste is collected at semester’s end is diverted from landfills by our move out donation drive called “Ditch the Dumpster”.
WSU is helping to support two solar fields totaling 6.5 megawatts—the equivalent of taking 566 vehicles off Massachusetts roads—by purchasing net metering credits.
Environmental & Sustainability Studies started Fall of 2019.
Our Wellness Center roof collects rainwater and stores it in a 20,000 gallon tank for campus landscaping needs.
Worcester State has its own Stormwater Management Program run in accordance with Federal and State regulations.
Bike share – Bikes available for the campus community to borrow at no charge.
We grow hydroponic lettuce and herbs inside a shipping container. Vegetarian and vegan choices. New paper (not plastic) straws.