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All students are invited to join the Student Organization for Sustainability (SOS).

The purpose of SOS is to promote awareness of environmental issues ranging from the local to the global scale and to take actions that might alleviate unsustainable activities.

Goals of SOS:

  • Promote sustainability awareness
  • Organize activities
  • Educate and instruct the campus and greater community about what can be done to solve environmental problems
  • Promote the sustainability of natural resources through appropriate means that affect and/or are affected by the campus, surrounding community, and global community.

If you are interested in learning more about SOS, contact Dana Wynn Dana Wynn by email at or email or check out their social media sites -- Facebook, SOS Twitter, SOS Blog.

Students are also invited to join Natural Connections, a student organization concerned with community gardens and nutritional education for students. Email for more information.

Ten tips for being green on-campus

  • Turn off lights and turn down the thermostat
  • Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Enable sleep settings on monitors/computers and turn off copiers, computers, printers, fax machines, etc. when not in use
  • Turn off water when washing hands, brushing teeth and washing dishes
  • Walk, bike or use public transportation to get to campus, and beyond
  • Choose campus dining facilities that are "green"
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle
  • Buy EnergyStar electronics and appliances
  • Purchase environmentally friendly products - recycled content paper, nontoxic cleaning supplies, local food, etc.
  • Educate yourself and others about your ecological footprint

100 more ways to go green

Other Links of Interest

  • Green Tips - Tips for being green from Ball State University
  • Recyclemania - Contest for sustainability between universities.
  • Take Back the Tap - Food & Water Watch is working with students at colleges and universities across the United States to promote tap water over bottled water on their campuses.
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