Our family is growing!. Green Team Growth. 96 Teams and 737 members!. New Green Teams of 2013. Hort Woods. Penn State Altoona DUS Advising. Dutton e-Education Institute. Outreach Building . Athletics. Green Planners. Sparks. Psychology Department. Penn State Altoona Earth Angels.
Our family is growing!
96 Teams and 737 members!
Penn State Altoona DUS Advising
Dutton e-Education Institute
Penn State Altoona Earth Angels
Labor & Employment Relations
90% have support from their Supervisor
85% have identified their goals
40% have established communication systems
32% wrote a Mission Statement
93 Offices Registered and Participating!
We’re Getting There!
Dare to dream to be at 100%?
87% of participants found it easy to engage others!
84% of Green Team Members complete in the Holiday Shutdown!
56% of Green Team Members Complete in the 12% Challenge!
96% of participants are eager to try again next year!
After some surveying, we’ve found that Green Team Members, both at University Park and across the Commonwealth want to learn more about Recycling, Energy and Water.
Turning sustainable ideas
Four of our units completed the Green Paws Program level 4! Educational Equity was the first to do this- making us and President Erickson proud!
Educational Equity Green Team
Green Teams with Paws
The Larson Institute, also known as the Gregarious Green Lions, completed Level 4 of Green Paws as well this year!
Gregarious Green Lions with Erik Foley
On June 10, Penn State New Kensington’s Green Team set up a table at the Alcoa Green Fair to spread the word about sustainability!
Throughout the afternoon, they taught others about Green Paws, Green Teams, and how to participate in all the parts of sustainability at Penn State!
Penn State New Kensington also hosted a Composting Conference this past April to inform others on how to get composting programs started, what can and cannot be composted, and more in order to get themselves closer to Zero Waste!
Posting weekly "Green Minute Message & Photo" on electronic message boards on campus.
Implemented "energy saver button" project for all campus copiers.
Hosted a composting seminar with student Eco Club with nearly 30 campus/community members participating.
Sponsored an environmental photography exhibit
Co-sponsored Earth Day activities
Hosted Green Team meeting with lecturer Brandy Brooks, Boston-Metro West Regional Director for the Food Project
Worked with student marketing class who conducted research on signage and use of campus recycling bins.
Encouraged campus-wide participation in 12% Energy Challenge --- earned honorable mention.
Keep it up Penn State DuBois Green Team!
The Outreach Building Green Team held an Earth Day event for all of Innovation Park- with great activities, games, and chances to meet and mingle with the fellow Green Teamers!
Shaver’s Creek, who is constantly striving to be more sustainable, has done it again and added even more energy saving appliances to their premises! By using ductless mini-splits, they are able to heat and cool their water in one machine- saving energy and money!
The HUB Green Team has implemented an Appliance Policy for all Union and Student Activities Staff so that new appliances are energy efficient and used thoughtfully.
UHS has stopped the use of individual fridges- and rather uses 4 extra large fridges for the whole building, saving total energy and increasing the efficiencies of the fridges used!
“[We’ve put] ‘Landfillll - Are you sure?’ Stickers on every bag given to students attending New Student Orientation showing the recycling bins in the building and encouraging folks to join our efforts !”
HUB Green Team
At the Shenango Campus
“Creating a "paperless" orientation packet on USB drives for incoming students “
“We expanded from a department only Green Team to a building Green Team by recruiting members from the other department…”
“…We also started collecting yogurt cups and beauty products for Terracycle brigades.”
School of Languages and Literatures Green Team
With this simple sign, Smeal was able to stop
hundred of cups from life in a landfill!
The Registrar’s Office Green Team has reduced their waste through use of recycled-content paper, printing on both sides, and using more electronic files than printed paper ones!
They saved $4,000 in one year!
To make and meet strategic and long-lasting goals, the IT Leadership Council formed the Sustainability Working Group to assess and implement best practices for printing, purchasing, data storage and other IT initiatives!
These units have begun their own
Sustainability Strategic Plans!
Use rechargeable batteries!
Ask caterers not to bring new utensils-
or ask for compostable ones!
For food, make it local and organic!
And Reached over
3,000 Penn Staters
75% of teams organized formal programs
Energy reduction test – coming right up! Thursday, June 20th from 4 to 5pm