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Sustainability Moving Forward in the Wright State University Dorms

The Wright State University dorms and the Office of Sustainability, in keeping with the goals of the university to make our campus greener, will be implementing programs targeting energy and resource conservation and waste reduction. We will be targeting reduced electricity and water use, as well as increased recycling. 

Dan Bertsos, director of Residence Services, and his staff are working with RAs to help dorm residents learn ways to save energy, like turning off lights and unplugging electronics when not in use. Developing sustainable thinking and behaviors go hand-in-hand with becoming a responsible community member both on campus and beyond.

Look for upcoming contests and events in the dorms and on campus to increase sustainability throughout the year.

Be sure to check this website for shuttle schedules and bike rack locations to assist you to get around campus and the local area without using your car. Less gas and more pedal power!

Sustainability Events

5th Annual Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care

Thursday, March 26 - WSU will be co-hosting the 5th Annual Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care at the Sharonville Convention Center. This yearly event is relevant to not only medical and nursing faculty, staff and students, but also to those involved in engineering and others with interests in sustainable design, construction and operation.

This year, SSHC will feature nationally renowned Health Care expert, Richard (Dick) Jackson, as the keynote speaker. He is a Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions in both environmental health and infectious disease with the California Health Department, including the highest as the State Health Officer. For nine years he was Director of the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta and received the Presidential Distinguished Service award. In October, 2011 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. The symposium has clinical and infrastructure panels as well.

More detailed information and a registration link can be found at: http://www.heapy.com/about/upcoming-events/item/224-symposium-on-sustainability-in-health-care-sshc-15.html.

"Growing Cities" Local Food Film at the Neon Theater!

Join us May 2nd 3:00 p.m. for the screening of "Growing Cities", a film about urban farming in America. This documentary examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power local food grown in cities has to revitalize our communities and change the way we think about food and eat.


Contact Linda Ramey (Linda.Ramey@wright.edu) for details and ticket information.

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