Welcome. We invite you to learn more about sustainability and efforts to develop a greener Wright State University campus. Visit often for the latest sustainability news, events, and information.
At Wright State University’s core is a set of values that drives our priorities and decision-making. Among these core values is the concept of Sustainability that the 2008 Wright State University Strategic Plan defines in part as “the necessity of preserving our planet [which] compels us to weigh the impact of our decisions, both short term and long term.”
How sustainable is your lifestyle now?
What actions and behaviors can you target to reduce your carbon footprint?
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A Committed University
In May 2010, President Hopkins signed the Talloires Declaration, committing Wright State to a series of sustainability initiatives, serving as a tangible sign of our continuing dedication to sustainability.
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Are you being responsible? Learn how you can make a difference. (PDF)
How you can make a difference every day
In this column we will explore more topics, people, ideas and projects related to sustainability during 2012 – 2013.
Earth Day 2013—43 years after the First Earth Day!
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Thankfully, the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 on April 2. Prior to 1970, there was very little regulation of industry in the U.S. The resulting damage was daily pollution and dumping of industrial waste. Environmental degradation led to disasters like chemical waste in the Cuyahoga River catching fire; the Love Canal disaster and many, many more.