Why is Sustainability Important?

A wide range of studies clearly demonstrates that humans are having an increasingly large impact on the health of the planet. From pollution to resource depletion to loss of biodiversity to climate change, a growing human footprint is evident. This is not sustainable. We need to act differently if the world and its myriad human and non-human inhabitants are to thrive well into the future.

We should act in ways that promote a sustainable future. The earth is not growing. Against this reality, the human population is growing and so are the legitimate aspirations for a better life among the worlds' billions in poverty. How can we accommodate the projected 2.5 billion more humans by 2050 and also generate a raised living standard for the poor without further stressing the planet? This is a major question for our time.

At Wright State, we strive to educate ourselves: students, faculty, staff, visitors and the larger Dayton area, about the critical issues we all face. We also need to share with others what we are doing on our campuses to promote a better future.

Your daily actions speak louder than words.

Welcome Back to Campus!

 

WSU is Going Green, Green, Green for Spring 2014
Green with Recycling
Green with Energy Conservation and
Green with Safe, Green Labs


RecycleMania 2104 volunteers needed for events. Contact us at sustainability@wright.edu to help out.


There is a new competition that we will be taking part in this Spring, the Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN). Starting in late March, for three weeks, WSU will be monitoring and working hard to reduce use of electricity on campus. Watch for more information and learn one more way to reduce your Energy Footprint.


Alert! Recycle Man is back and there will be another Super Hero joining him to reward folks for being Green. Watch for them around campus and at WSU basketball games at the Nutter Center.

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