15 ways to explore sustainability on campus.
At Worcester State University, we care about making our campus–and world–as sustainable as possible. Find out what you can do to get involved.
Follow Sustainability & Volunteer
Modular Building, Room 113
Annual Sustainability & Food Day Fair
2 Farmers Markets
1 Local Food BBQ
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.
Solar EV panels on top of two buildings and solar hot-water panels on top of the Wellness Center.
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
Worcester State has been mentioned in Princeton Review’s Green College Guide 6 years in a row and counting!
Charge your EV Here!
Worcester State now has eight dual-head charging stations for students, faculty, and staff.
19% of residence hall waste collected at the end of each semester is diverted from landfills by our move out donation drive called “Ditch the Dumpster”.
Worcester State 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.
Interdisciplinary Sustainability Concentration
The Environmental & Sustainability Studies concentration program 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.
Green Transportation Options
Bike share – Bikes available for the campus community to borrow at no charge.
Responsible Food Choices
We grow hydroponic lettuce and herbs inside a shipping container. Vegetarian and vegan choices. New paper (not plastic) straws.