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WSU initiated a single-stream recycling program in 2006. Blue recycling bins are located in all classrooms, offices, hallways, and high-traffic areas. All recyclable materials can be put into the same bin.
Download our recycling info-graphic to help remember what can and cannot be recycled.
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Hydration stations are bottle-filling stations that supplement traditional water bubblers around campus. Each campus building has at least one, and we also have installed them at the Sagamore Campus building.
They save our community money and reduce the use of plastic bottles as well as all the fossil fuel used to transport the water bottles to stores.
We have solar PV on top of the LRC and Wasylean Hall and we have solar hot water panels on top of the Wellness Center. This means when you take a shower in the Wellness Center your water has been warmed by the sun!
The LRC solar panels generate over 140,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, which is enough energy to supply electricity to 20 homes of about 2,800 square feet each.
See how much energy our LRC solar panels are producing here: WSU Solar Energy Dashboard
We have an app connected ChargePoint dual head charging station located near the Shaughnessy Administration building in Parking Lot H
Our second charger is a dual head WattZilla charger located in the bottom floor of the Parking Garage (#14 on campus map) near the exit.
We grow most of our lettuce on campus in our Leafy Green Machine. Our dining services provider, Chartwells is committed to the following practices:
Read more about Chartwells' committment to sustainability.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Buildings on Campus: