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Sustainability

Environmental, Social, and Economic Sustainability

Pioneer Pride
  • Our big project for the end of the year is "When You Move Out, Don't Throw it Out."  Each year, students leave tons (literally tons) of items when they move out of the residence halls.  We collect those items to donate to a variety of non-profit organizations.

 

Student Biking on Campus

Facilities Improvements
  • Energy Star Certification of Johnson-McFarlane Hall
  • Motion Sensor Lights
  • Bottle Filling Stations
  • Bulb Exchanges
  • Energy Assessments
  • Environmentally Friendly Carpeting
  • Low-Flow Shower Heads
  • Faucet Aerators
  • Window Replacements
  • Click here for details on these projects and others!
Outside JMAC

Earth Month

April is Earth Month at DU.  Check out the Earth Month Calendar to see events and things that are happening every day throughout the month.

When You Move Out, Don't Throw it Out!

Each year, students leave tons (literally tons) of items when they move out of the residence halls at the end of the year. We collect those items to donate to a variety of non-profit organizations; last year we worked with six non profits and donated over 15,000 pounds of items. During finals week again this year (June 3-7), we are collecting gently used and clean clothing, supplies, etc. to donate.

See the list of items we accept.

See information about our partners: the Goodwill, the Community Ministry Food Bank, and the St. Francis Center.

Housing and Sustainability

We are always looking for ways to improve our facilities, educate our students and staff, and ensure that we are creating an environmentally and socially responsible living environment on campus. We hope you will join us in making our residence halls as sustainable as possible. Contact housing@du.edu to get involved!

Sustainability Value Statement

We, the students, staff, and community members of the Housing and Residential Education Department of the University of Denver, recognize the critical importance of sustainability. We commit to environmental, social, and economic sustainability by pledging to "meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs" (Brundtland, 1987). We, as agents of change, will reduce our environmental impact through activism, empowerment, collaboration, and educational programming. In doing so, we view equality, diversity, and social justice as essential components of sustainability. We will work to engage all residents and staff to actively participate in sustainable practices to be leaders in stewardship as global citizens serving the public good.