Fox Cities Campus
The Fox Cities campus has identified sustainability as an important initiative. Sustainability is defined as living in a way that promotes activities that are ecologically sound, socially responsible, and economically viable. Our goal is to promote thought, discussion, activity and education throughout the campus and in the community on important and timely environmental, economic, societal and related issues of sustainability facing today’s rapidly changing world.
To promote sustainability on campus we have examined all aspects of building operations to reduce energy usage, conserve water, and reduce waste. Students can learn more about sustainability through numerous courses and can get involved in campus sustainability initiatives.
Visit Menasha Utilities Renewable Energy Kiosk for more information on Sustainability in the Fox Valley.
In 2012, students and staff joined the Omni Ecosystem and Rooftop Greenworks teams to install a 380 square feet of green roof on the Communication Arts Center (CAC). Watch the 2012 Green Roof Project Video.
Tree Campus USA
The Fox Cities campus has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation according to criteria established by the Arbor Day Foundation (Lincoln, NE). The honor and designation is awarded to a campus that effectively manages its trees. Tree Campus USA develops connectivity with the community beyond campus borders in order to foster healthy, urban forests; and strives to engage its student population to utilize service learning opportunities centered on the campus, community and forestry efforts. The Campus Tree USA program is a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota. Toyota helped launch the program and continues its generous financial support. Watch the 2013 Arbor Day ‘Tree Campus’ Recognition Video.
The Fox Cities campus’ LEED strategy reduces site and development impacts, transportation (vehicle) impacts, CO2 pollution, energy costs, material use/waste and harmful air contaminates. Learn more about the LEED strategy.
Through composting, using double-sided printing in all computer labs and offering reusable water bottles for sale at the bookstore instead of plastic bottles, our aim is to reduce waste on campus.