"Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
- The Brundtland Report: Our Common Future, 1987
Texas State students have many opportunities through course work, research, and community involvement to address sustainability challenges whether they be environmental, economic, or social issues. Faculty and staff are working to green their departments by reducing material consumption, increasing recycling, reducing energy use, and encouraging other responsible behaviors.
Campus LEED-Certified Buildings
Gold Certification Buildings
North Campus Housing – Gold certification (190,047 gross square feet)
Silver Certification Buildings
Round Rock Higher Education Center School of Nursing – Silver certification (77,740 gross square feet)
Undergraduate Academic Center – Silver certification (129,700 gross square feet)
Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program Receives Award
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today presented the Department's 2013 Partners in Conservation awards at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The Secretary honored 20 partnership projects that have demonstrated exemplary natural resource conservation efforts through public-private cooperation. Four Partnerships nominated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service involving nearly sixty individuals and organizations located in California, Oregon, Kansas and Texas received awards. In Texas, the 2013 award went to the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program. Read about the award on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services website.
Chamber of Commerce Honors Texas State as 'Green Business of the Year'
Texas State University received the Green Business of the Year Award from the City of San Marcos Chamber of Commerce for our efforts of sustainable measures including; recycling, energy conservation and LEED design and construction. Link to the article.
Tree Campus USA
visit our Campus Trees and Tree Care Plan page to learn more.
Housing complex receives Gold LEED certification
The Department of Housing and Residential Life at Texas State University has announced that its two newest residence halls have received Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Link to the article.
Consolidated Landscape/Turf Irrigation and Management Program
To learn more about the Landscape/Turf Irrigation and Management Program for Texas State University, please visit the Water Conservation site.
Sustainable Stewardship: Whats in Motion to Improve Campus Energy Efficiency
This Spring Texas State University will be participating in RecycleMania. Go to the RecycleMania website for more information.
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