Entries by jennifer

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Earth Week 2017!

Join Sustainability at SOU for an educational, engaging, and inspiring week full of a variety of events, workshops, and film screenings.The week takes place between the dates of Saturday, April 15th to Sunday, April 23rd.

Sustainable Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you have a significant other, best friend, or just want to treat yo self this holiday, make sure you do it sustainably. We’ve got some great tips to show that special someone you care while also being friendly to the environment and to the human body!

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Zipcars at SOU

Ever noticed the parking spots by Greensprings and the Hawk on Wightman that say “Zipcars Only”? Well, what is a Zipcar?: A Zipcar is a car that belongs to SOU that students can rent for as little as 1 hour, to as long as 7 days!

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Snapchat Contest

Calling all digital designers!!! Sustainability at SOU is having a contest to see who can design the best Snapchat geofilters for five different sustainable aspects of our campus! All the guidelines are included in this poster, as well as Snapchat’s parameters for the actual image.

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Sustainable Landscape: SOU Bioswale

Did you know that SOU has a bioswale? A bioswale is a biofilter that collects and removes pollutants from a parking lot using natural elements similar to the way a wetland purifies water. Plants, rocks, soil, and microscopic organisms filter pollutants out of the water before it enters our streams.

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Recycling at SOU 411

Did you know that recycling is one of the easiest and most accessible ways for you to reduce your carbon footprint? According to the EPA, recycling provides an annual benefit of 49.7 million metric tons of carbon equivalent emissions reduced! That is comparable to removing 39.4 million passenger cars from the road each year!