CCN 2014 Results

The results are in! We’d like to congratulate all the students, faculty, and staff of the Creative Arts building for winning this year’s Campus Conservation Nationals in the Campus Division. And let’s have another huge round of applause for Teton Apartments at College Park for winning the Residents Division!

Everyone did a great job this year. We had TONS of commitments to saving energy. Everything from turning off un-used lights to taking the bus to campus. Be sure you have a plan ready for next year so your building or residence hall can take the CCN trophy in 2015!

Aren’t we missing something? That’s right, you didn’t think we forgot about RecycleMania did you? Unfortunately the final results have yet to be posted but rest assured we will let you know ASAP. In the meantime, be sure to thank everyone at Physical Plant, Rumpke, and anyone else you know who contributed to either competition.

And last but certainly not least, we’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to You, big time recycler! We couldn’t have done any of this without your support.

Zip Cars: Car Sharing is Now on Campus!

WSU has recently partnered with Zip Car Inca car sharing corporation that helps students, staff, faculty, and local community members get around 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a cost-effective way run errands or to get to the doctor’s office from campus. No need to drive to campus, waste gas and time hunting for parking. Zip Cars are both convenient and cost effective.

Reservations can be made at any time and members can join for a one-time fee of just $25!

Read more to get the complete story as well as find out where to sign up >>

Departments of Economics and History to present "Environmental Crises: History, Economics, and Politics"

Wright State University is hosting an interdisciplinary symposium April 4th, 2014, on Environmental Crises: History, Economics, and Politics.

All too often academics' analyses of environmental issues are confined to the narrow bounds of individual disciplines. In an effort to address this challenge, the symposium will bring together scholars from a range of fields in an effort to explore issues of environmental problems at the intersections of urban and rural concerns, and to discuss their scholarship with a diverse audience. Symposium speakers and their topics include:

  • Joyce Barry, Hamilton College (Women's Studies Department), "Gender and Climate Change: Lessons from the Movement to End Mountaintop Removal"
  • Rachel Belz, Ohio Citizen Action, on local environmental activism
  • Harold Perkins, Ohio University (Geography Department), "Consent to Neoliberal Hegemony through Coercive Urban Environmental Governance"
  • Helen Scharber, Hampshire College (Economics Department), "Are We Poisoning the Most Vulnerable? Race and Pollution Exposure among Infants in the U. S."

Presentations and a roundtable-audience discussion will take place 1:30-5:30pm, in the Student Union Discovery Room (163). The event is open to the public, refreshments will be provided, and no registration fee is charged. The sponsors especially encourage participation by regional faculty, students, and the broader public.

Sponsors: Raj Soin College of Business; Office of Sustainability, Office of the President; College of Liberal Arts; College of Science and Mathematics; Honors Program; History Department; ODE, WSU Chapter; Economics Department.

View flyer (PDF) »

Updates on RecycleMania and Campus Conservation Nationals competitions:

WSU's Current Standings Improve! We’re at the halfway point in RecycleMania this year and our current standing is 91 out of 247 schools in the competition. Our total weekly recycling rate percentage is now 32.9%. That’s 1.04% higher than Wright State's recycling rate at the end of the competition last year! We want would to thank everyone for good recycling efforts and to encourage great continuing participation.

But we’re not done! We still have five more weeks to go. Remember to recycle as much as possible and help WSU Go for Gold this year. Not sure what can and can’t be recycled? Look what can be recycled >>

For regular updates on our current school ranking and to see our progression from last year, visit WSU's profile on RecycleMania’s Website

Curious about CCN Campus Conservation Nationals?
Here’s recent Standings:


Interested in volunteering for events? Questions about RecycleMania? Campus Conservation Nationals? Upcoming Green Sustainable Labs Week events? E-mail us at

Thanks again and keep up the Good Recycling and Energy Conservation Efforts!

New for 2014—Campus Conservation Nationals begins Feb. 24!

We are competing for the first time in the Campus Conservation Nationals. CCN is a 3-week competition that will pit our buildings against each other to conserve electricity usage. Competition begins February 24 and ends March 15. Total energy savings will also be used in the nationwide competition with a chance to win a free Energy Dashboard.

Introducing Safe, Green Labs

Coming Soon! A new shade of Green! Wright State’s Green Labs initiative—Safe Sustainable Labs Did you know that laboratories use 4-5 times more energy than an office space per square foot? Green your lab and display your efforts. Learn how to conserve energy and water use, reduce hazardous waste, recycle materials, purchase green, and stay safe.

Mar 24-28 is Eco-Raiders Safe Sustainable Labs Awareness Week.

Learn what an Eco-Raider is (PDF) >>

Looking Back Over the Summer!

Fall, 2013

Hope you all had an excellent summer and that Fall Semester is going well so far! I know I certainly did. Dr. Ramey and I did a lot in the summer months. From the building and planting of the additional plots in our community garden to Food Pantry donations. We were even interviewed and featured in the Dayton Daily News!
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What was perhaps the biggest challenge we had though, was the trail maintenance project. I wouldn't have been able to do it without the help of ROTC and the Grounds Crew here at WSU. Thanks to them we managed to clean up the trails and fix the main bridge. 

Woods I also worked with a group of student workers from the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) office on an electronic map of the trails in the WSU Woods. You can access the map at WSU Woods Trails via The more time I spent in the woods, the more I appreciate what a unique asset they are to our campus. I am taking this opportunity to learn as much as possible about the Biology Preserve and get out into the Woods to relax and enjoy their beauty this Fall.

Here's what I found out (PDF) >>

If anyone is interested, we will be harvesting and cleaning up the Community Garden soon for the WSU Food Pantry. If you'd like to volunteer make sure to send us an e-mail at:

Remember to take advantage of the warm weather while it lasts by spending a little time every day outside. Here's to another great year at WSU!

Lindsey Millsaps
"Gifts of Inspiration," Sustainability Intern

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Sustainability Events

Earth Day Events

April 23-Campus Cleanup-Woods Spring Cleanup
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Meet at the rocks acroos the street from Millet Hall

Get down and dirty in the woods with the WSU Army Raider Battalion.

The 4th Annual Army ROTC Campus Cleanup Event! Join us and about 200 strong ROTC Cadets and help clean up the Woods, Grounds and Parking areas on campus. If you’re interested in participating in one of the biggest sustainability events of the year to help keep WSU looking its best, please contact LTC Wolford at or email us at

Free food and t-shirt provided.

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