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    WSU Annual Sustainability & Food Day Fair

    WSU Annual Sustainability & Food Day Fair

    1500 Attendees
    25 Lectures
    20 Vendors
    2 Farmers Markets
    1 Local Food BBQ

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    LEED Gold Certified Buildings


    We now have four LEED Gold certified buildings on campus.

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    Recycling at WSU

    Recycling at WSU

    16 tons of waste recycled each month.

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    Hydrations Stations at WSU

    26 Hydration Stations on Campus

    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.

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    Solar Energy at WSU

    Solar Energy

    Solar EV panels on top of two buildings and solar hot-water panels on top of the Wellness Center.

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    Environmental & Social Justice at WSU

    Environmental & Social Justice

    Conferences, lectures, movies, speakers like Dr. Robert Bullard and our 2019 Sustainability/Food Day Fair themed Climate Emergency: Learn and Act.

    Green College Award at WSU

    Green College Award

    We’ve won Princeton Review’s Green College Guide 6 years in a row and counting!

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    Charge your EV at WSU

    Charge your EV Here!

    WSU now has two dual-head charging stations for students, faculty, and staff.

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    Preventing Waste at WSU

    Preventing Waste

    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”.

    Smart Energy at WSU

    Smart Energy

    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.

    New Sustainability Concentration at WSU

    New Interdisciplinary Sustainability Concentration

    Environmental & Sustainability Studies started Fall of 2019.

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    Rainwater Collection at WSU

    Rainwater Collection

    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.

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    Green Transportation Options at WSU

    Green Transportation Options

    Bike share – Bikes available for the campus community to borrow at no charge.

    Responsible Food Choices at WSU

    Responsible Food Choices

    We grow hydroponic lettuce and herbs inside a shipping container. Vegetarian and vegan choices. New paper (not plastic) straws.

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