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.

So many changes with sustainability on campus!

Fall is in full swing so be sure you get outside and enjoy the beauty of our natural areas including our 200 acres of Woods. Share your best pix with us at sustainability@wright.edu.

So many Sustainability changes on campus!

As of August 31st, Mr. Hunt Brown retired as the Director for the Office of Sustainability. We will miss Hunt's dedication to sustainability but in the spirit of sustainability here at WSU, we will continue to Green our campus.

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Welcome Back to Campus!

As you arrive or return to campus this for the start of Fall Semester 2014, be sure you look around campus.

Look around as you come on to campus and as you walk from class to class. In addition to even more recycle containers around campus, we now have 2 Zip Cars.

And two new charging stations for EV's (electric vehicles) in 2 locations.

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