Title

Sustainable Living Guide for the University of the Pacific

Poster Number

50

Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Artist Statement

As more Universities become aware of the growing issues concerning the environment, preserving it through practices of sustainability has been a priority. To aid in promoting sustainability on campus, a guide to sustainable living provides a resource for students, faculty, and staff. These guides provide information on how to conserve resources that would ordinarily be dismissed due to habitual use, in categories such as energy, water, transportation, food, and waste.The University of the Pacific has been proactively working towards a more eco-friendly campus with achievements such as the first campus LEED certified Silver green building the DeRosa University Center and the upcoming John T. Chambers Technology Center in construction. The University has adopted a Sustainability commitment and updated its practices in landscaping, dining services, and recycling, but does provide a consolidated resource for students to improve their practices.As a student in the Environmental Studies major, I was given the opportunity to create such a guide. The process started by gathering guides from other universities as examples, examining how they proceeded in addressing the needs of their campus. After reviewing the examples, I found the sectors that would be addressed in the guide that would be made for Pacific. Two versions of the guide, a complete internet accessible and a pocket guide to be distributed to incoming students, would provide enough information and resources to help start up a sustainable habit, allowing the Pacific community to go forward in helping the environment.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

Start Date

1-5-2010 1:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2010 3:00 PM

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Sustainable Living Guide for the University of the Pacific

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom B

As more Universities become aware of the growing issues concerning the environment, preserving it through practices of sustainability has been a priority. To aid in promoting sustainability on campus, a guide to sustainable living provides a resource for students, faculty, and staff. These guides provide information on how to conserve resources that would ordinarily be dismissed due to habitual use, in categories such as energy, water, transportation, food, and waste.The University of the Pacific has been proactively working towards a more eco-friendly campus with achievements such as the first campus LEED certified Silver green building the DeRosa University Center and the upcoming John T. Chambers Technology Center in construction. The University has adopted a Sustainability commitment and updated its practices in landscaping, dining services, and recycling, but does provide a consolidated resource for students to improve their practices.As a student in the Environmental Studies major, I was given the opportunity to create such a guide. The process started by gathering guides from other universities as examples, examining how they proceeded in addressing the needs of their campus. After reviewing the examples, I found the sectors that would be addressed in the guide that would be made for Pacific. Two versions of the guide, a complete internet accessible and a pocket guide to be distributed to incoming students, would provide enough information and resources to help start up a sustainable habit, allowing the Pacific community to go forward in helping the environment.