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School name: Ohio Wesleyan University

Date submitted: July 21, 2010

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES

 

1)  Does your school have its own formal sustainability policy and/or sustainability plan? Check all that apply.

[  ]  No

[  ]  Yes, a sustainability policy. Please describe and provide the URL below.

[X]  Yes, a sustainability plan. Please describe and provide the URL below.

 

Description: Yes, Ohio Wesleyan's sustainability policy is in development at this time. In December 2008, Ohio Wesleyan President Rock Jones appointed The President’s Task Force on Campus Sustainability. In the spring of 2009, the task force submitted a series of recommendations to create a culture of sustainability on the Ohio Wesleyan campus. Those recommendations are being used now to create a road map and timeline for making Ohio Wesleyan more environmentally friendly. http://www.ohio5.org/GreenOWU%20slides.ppthttp://green.owu.edu/

 

2)  Has the president of your institution signed any commitments related to environmental stewardship and/or greenhouse gas reductions? Check all that apply.

[X]  None

[  ]  American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)

[  ]  Talloires Declaration
[  ]  Other. Please describe:


3)  Is there a sustainability component in your institution's master plan and/or strategic plan? Check all that apply.
[  ]  No
[X]  Yes, in the master plan. Please describe and provide the URL below.

[  ]  Yes, in the strategic plan. Please describe and provide the URL below.

 

Description: This is current under development.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

 

4)  Does your school have any administrative councils, committees or task forces that advise on and/or implement sustainability policies and programs?

You may provide detailed information for up to three committees. If you have one advisory committee that is broken down into subcommittees, please indicate that you have one committee and answer the questions on the following page for the entire committee (the sum of data for all subcommittees).

Yes

 

Please provide the number of committees: One committee

 

Committee I

 

5)  Please provide the name of the committee and note the number of meetings held since August 2009.

 

Committee name: The President’s Task Force on Campus Sustainability

Number of meetings: 5

 

6)  Please provide the number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.

When providing the data on each stakeholder group, you should provide the total number across all subcommittees (you do not need to numerate individual tallies for subcommittees).

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

2

Faculty

 

7

Staff

 

3

Students

 

5

Other. Please describe.   

 

One University Trustee and the Senior Director of Dining Services.

 

7)  Please provide the name of the chair(s) of the committee for the 2009-2010 academic year, and indicate which stakeholder group the chair(s) represents.

 

 

 

Name       

 

Position

Chair 1   

 

Laurel Anderson, Ph.D  

 

Faculty

Chair 2

 

   

 

Chair 3

 

   

 

 

8)  To whom does the committee report?
[X]  President/Chancellor
[  ]  Vice President/Vice Chancellor
[  ] Other:

 

9)  Please indicate the key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2009. For each issue addressed, please indicate and describe progress made.
“Moderate” progress indicates that issues were discussed thoroughly and projects are in the early stages of planning. “Significant” progress indicates that new policies or programs were implemented, or are in the final stages of planning and approval.

 

 

 

Addressed       

 

Progress     

 

Description

Academics

Examples: minor, major and concentration programs, curricular additions, research projects

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Major, minor, curriculum and research projects included at OWU. Ohio Wesleyan University has a strong academic commitment to issues related to sustainability.  ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH In May 2010 Ohio Wesleyan University was awarded a $494,980 grant to establish an ecological research and education network among 12 primarily undergraduate institutions. Laurel Anderson, Ph.D., OWU associate professor of botany-microbiology, is the principal investigator, and will chair the leadership working group. The network will develop collaborative research projects focused on regional to continental-scale ecological issues, engage students in authentic science while teaching them basic continental-scale ecology course module using research data that will be team- taught by educators from the participating institutions, and establish an online database of collaborative data collected during the project. For more information, visit:  http://news.owu.edu/2010/20100526-NSFGrant.html    Faculty and classes related to sustainability include: Anderson, Laurie [ljanders], Botany-Microbiology: BOMI 233: Ecology and the Human Future, BOMI 344: Plant Communities and Ecosystems, BOMI 300.6: Plant Responses to Global Change (taught in the past, will run as a Sagan Fellows course during the 2010-2011 academic year.  Downing, Amy [aldownin], Zoology : ZOOL 353: Conservation Biology, ZOOL 245: Marine Biology  Hickcox, Dave [dhhickco], Geography, Environmental Studies Coordinator: GEOG 235: Energy Resources, GEOG 347: Environmental Alteration, GEOG 375: Weather, Climate, and Climate Change ; GEOG 111: Physical Geography   Krygier, John [jbkrygie], Geography : GEOG 360: Environmental Geography  -Here is a link to Dr. Krygier’s Environmental Geography weblog.  It contains ideas from students from his Environmental Geography class and is open for public comments as well.http://environmentalgeography.wordpress.com/  -Here is Dr. Krygier’s GIS weblog that includes project information from students working on this Green Map that we have been doing for the past semester. http://gisci.wordpress.com/  Lance, Kim [kalance], Chemistry: CHEM 230: Environmental Chemistry   Meyer, Andrew [agmeyer], Economics: ECON 366: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics   Peoples, Jim [jgpeople], Sociology-Anthropology: SOAN 367: Human Ecology   Stone-Mediatore, Shari [ssstonem], Philosophy: PHIL 250: Environmental Ethics   Wolber, Tom [tkwolber], Modern Foreign Languages: HONS 190.4: Classics of the Environmental Movement   Other Courses:   PG 280: Environmental Politics may be offered in the future (taught in past years)  In Fall 2010 two Ohio Wesleyan University Sagan Fellows courses will be offered, which will provide students and faculty to study on-campus and on an international trip. These classes are: Sustainability, Ecotourism  and Eco Certification (Costa Rica), taught by Andrew Meyer in the Economics Department and Global Change Ecology and Environmental Sustainability (Brazil), taught by Laurel Anderson in the Botany-Microbiology Department.  Note: Ichida, Jann [jmichida], Botany-Microbiology, is Ohio Wesleyan University’s BioSafety & Chemical Hygiene Officer

Administration

Examples: procurement policies, institution-wide sustainability policy, sustainability-related staff positions

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

A university energy audit began in March 2010, and should be completed by September 2010.

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

In 2009-2010, a number of significant issues related to sustainability at OWU were under study. . Significant  X University Energy Audit began in March 2010, and should be completed by September 2010.

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

see endowment  report submitted

Energy

Examples: conservation/behavioral change programs, retrofits and efficiency improvements

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

In June 2010, Ohio Wesleyan University received a $375,000 American Recovery Act Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant: Local Governments and State Energy Program. An energy audit will be conducted of the entire campus, consisting of 1.4 million square feet in 57 facilities on 104 acres. A comprehensive energy efficiency and conservation strategy plan will then be developed for the University. The university energy audit began in March 2010, and should be completed by September 2010. One of the initiatives resulting from the grant will be the funding of a full-time Sustainability Coordinator during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Food

Examples: policies to increase purchase of local/sustainably produced foods, implementing campus gardens

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Spring-Summer 2010 OWU students planted and managed a campus vegetable garden, funded through a theory into practice grant from the University and donations from Chartwells (dining services company) and the Small Living Unit Programming Board.  A significant portion of food waste is transported to a local hog farm for use as feed.  Chartwells instituted the use of biodegradable silverware in the dining halls in fall 2009.

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

The Meek Aquatics Center will open in Fall 2010, and should receive Silver LEED Certification. To view the progress on construction and to learn more, visit http://bishops.owu.edu/marc/index.html  Ohio Wesleyan University plans to apply for LEED Certification for new construction and major renovation projects.   In fall 2010, lights will be installed for the first time in OWU’s historic outdoor stadium, Selby Field. : On September 25, 2010, Ohio Wesleyan’s historic outdoor stadium, Selby Field, will host its first night football game, which will be illuminated with a new Light-Structure Green TM technology lighting. Four light poles illuminating the 9,100 seat venue will use 50 percent less energy and create 50 percent less light spill than previous generation lighting systems. The Selby Field lighting project was funded with a lead donation from 1951 OWU graduate David E. Griffiths. The lights are manufactured by Musco Lighting, which is based in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  One large, historical dormitory, Stuyvesant Hall, will undergo a major renovation. The planners seek to obtain LEED certification for this project. This project is still in the early development phase. Feasibility studies are being conducted to evaluate the implementation of an open loop geothermal system consisting of three geothermal wells. The drilling of a test well is planned for summer 2010.

Student Involvement

Examples:  speaker series, peer-to-peer residential sustainability education programs, student guide to sustainable living on campus

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Extensive involvement by students includes peer-to-peer education programs; residency by some in the Tree House, a small living unit dedicated to sustainability-related issues; volunteering in various cleanup projects in the community; and registering for one of many academic courses that include sustainability-related information. (See later section about Student Involvement for more details.)

Transportation

Examples: incentives for use of environmentally-preferable commuting options, campus fleet improvements, connecting students with public transit     

 

[  ]

 

 

Ohio Wesleyan University is located in a small town with no regular public transportation. However, the government-subsidized DATA BUS service can be contacted to schedule a ride to anywhere in Delaware County for a minimal charge.

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

In addition to the placement of recycling containers throughout campus, the two waste management companies which pick up waste sort out the trash and recycling materials at an area recycling center.

 

Water

Examples: water conservation, reducing campus pollution, bottled water campaigns

 

[X]

 

Moderate

 

All showerheads have been replaced with low-flow showerheads.

Other

 

[X]

 

Significant

 

Ohio Wesleyan University also has three “living laboratories” where faculty and students can conduct research and study various environmental-related issues. The Bohannan Nature Preserve and the Kraus Nature Preserve are both located nearby. http://naturepreserves.owu.edu/  The Jane Decker Arboretum on Ohio Wesleyan’s campus is also regularly used for study by students and faculty, and community outreach tours of the arboretum were implemented in fall 2009. http://arboretum.owu.edu/

 

Committee II

 

5b)  Please provide the name of the committee and note the number of meetings held since August 2009.

 

Committee name:

Number of meetings:

 

6b)  Please provide the number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.

When providing the data on each stakeholder group, you should provide the total number across all subcommittees (you do not need to numerate individual tallies for subcommittees).

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

Faculty

 

Staff

 

Students

 

Other. Please describe.     

 

 

7b)  Please provide the name of the chair(s) of the committee for the 2009-2010 academic year, and indicate which stakeholder group the chair(s) represents.

 

 

 

Name      

 

Position

Chair 1    

 

 

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

8b)  To whom does the committee report?
[  ]  President/Chancellor
[  ]  Vice President/Vice Chancellor
[  ]  Other:  

 

9b)  Please indicate the key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2009. For each issue addressed, please indicate and describe progress made.
“Moderate” progress indicates that issues were discussed thoroughly and projects are in the early stages of planning. “Significant” progress indicates that new policies or programs were implemented, or are in the final stages of planning and approval.

 

 

 

Addressed  

 

Progress 

 

Description

Academics

Examples: minor, major and concentration programs, curricular additions, research projects

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Administration

Examples: procurement policies, institution-wide sustainability policy, sustainability-related staff positions

 

[  ]

 

 

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[  ]

 

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

Examples: conservation/behavioral change programs, retrofits and efficiency improvements

 

[  ]

 

 

Food

Examples: policies to increase purchase of local/sustainably produced foods, implementing campus gardens

 

[  ]

 

 

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[  ]

 

 

Student Involvement

Examples:  speaker series, peer-to-peer residential sustainability education programs, student guide to sustainable living on campus

 

[  ]

 

 

Transportation

Examples: incentives for use of environmentally-preferable commuting options, campus fleet improvements, connecting students with public transit     

 

[  ]

 

 

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

Water

Examples: water conservation, reducing campus pollution, bottled water campaigns

 

[  ]

 

 

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

Committee III

 

5c)  Please provide the name of the committee and note the number of meetings held since August 2009.

 

Committee name:

Number of meetings:

 

6c)  Please provide the number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.

When providing the data on each stakeholder group, you should provide the total number across all subcommittees (you do not need to numerate individual tallies for subcommittees).

 

 

 

Number of representatives

Administrators

 

Faculty

 

Staff

 

Students

 

Other. Please describe.     

 

 

7c)  Please provide the name of the chair(s) of the committee for the 2009-2010 academic year, and indicate which stakeholder group the chair(s) represents.

 

 

 

Name      

 

Position

Chair 1    

 

 

Chair 2

 

 

Chair 3

 

 

 

8c)  To whom does the committee report?
[  ]  President/Chancellor
[  ]  Vice President/Vice Chancellor
[  ]  Other: 

 

9c)  Please indicate the key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2009. For each issue addressed, please indicate and describe progress made.
“Moderate” progress indicates that issues were discussed thoroughly and projects are in the early stages of planning. “Significant” progress indicates that new policies or programs were implemented, or are in the final stages of planning and approval.

 

 

 

Addressed  

 

Progress  

 

Description

Academics

Examples: minor, major and concentration programs, curricular additions, research projects

 

[  ]

 

 

Administration

Examples: procurement policies, institution-wide sustainability policy, sustainability-related staff positions

 

[  ]

 

 

Climate

Examples: draft climate action plan, greenhouse gas emissions inventory

 

[  ]

 

 

Endowment

Examples: proxy voting guidelines, investment advisory committees

 

[  ]

 

 

Energy

Examples: conservation/behavioral change programs, retrofits and efficiency improvements

 

[  ]

 

 

Food

Examples: policies to increase purchase of local/sustainably produced foods, implementing campus gardens     

 

[  ]

 

 

Green Building

Examples: design or construction policy

 

[  ]

 

 

Student Involvement

Examples:  speaker series, peer-to-peer residential sustainability education programs, student guide to sustainable living on campus

 

[  ]

 

 

Transportation

Examples: incentives for use of environmentally-preferable commuting options, campus fleet improvements, connecting students with public transit      

 

[  ]

 

 

Waste Reduction

Examples: recycling, composting, reducing consumption

 

[  ]

 

 

Water

Examples: water conservation, reducing campus pollution, bottled water campaigns

 

[  ]

 

 

Other

 

[  ]

 

 

 

 

OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT                                  


10) Does your school have an office or department exclusively dedicated to furthering sustainability on campus? Please note: this does not include academic programs focused on sustainability.
Please provide the number of staff in the office in terms of full-time equivalent (FTE). FTE for a full-time staff member would be 1, FTE for a half-time staff member would be 0.5.

No

 

Please provide details below.

 

Office name:

Year created:

Description:

Number of staff in office (in FTE):

 

SUSTAINABILITY STAFF

Please provide your answers to questions 11-12 in terms of full-time equivalent (FTE). For example, FTE for a half-time staff member would be 0.5.

 

11) Does your school employ a sustainability coordinator, director, or manager?

Your response may include faculty/staff who, in addition to their regular responsibilities, are overseeing campus sustainability initiatives (similar to the responsibilities of a full-time sustainability coordinator). For those faculty/staff partially assigned to sustainability work, please indicate time allotted for sustainability efforts in full-time equivalent (FTE).

Yes

 

Please provide details below.

 

Title: Associate Professor of Botany-Microbiology and Chairperson of The President’s Task Force on Campus Sustainability

Department: Botany-Microbiology

Time worked (in FTE):

Job description: A faculty member Laurel Anderson, Ph.D. has been coordinating the Sustainability Task Force, in addition to her teaching responsibilities. A two-year sustainability/energy management position will be hired in fall 2010 using grant funds. Title:   Associate Professor of Botany-Microbiology and Chairperson of The President’s Task Force on Campus Sustainability

 

12) Please list the titles and a brief job description for all other full- and part-time staff who are engaged in planning, implementing or managingsustainability initiatives on your campus (e.g. Assistant Sustainability Coordinator, Food Services Sustainability Coordinator, Green Office Program Manager).

Your response may include faculty/staff who, in addition to their regular responsibilities, are overseeing campus sustainability initiatives (similar to the responsibilities of a full-time sustainability coordinator). For those faculty/staff partially assigned to sustainability work, please indicate time allotted for sustainability efforts (in FTE).Your response may include graduate assistants.

 

Your response should exclude academic researchers, administrative assistants, technical support staff, and recycling/compost collections staff. Your response should also exclude information about undergraduate student interns and student employees. This information should be provided in the Student Involvement section of the survey (questions 56-61).

 

Title      

 

Department      

 

Time worked (in FTE)      

 

Job description

Director of Administrative Services

 

Purchasing

 

 

Director of Physical Plant

 

Buildings and Grounds

 

 

Faculty Advisor for Recycling

 

botany-Microbiology

 

 

Executive Director

 

Dining Services-Chartwells

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITE


13) Does your school have a website detailing its sustainability initiatives?

If yes, please provide URL

http://sustainability.owu.edu/homepage.html

 

GREEN PURCHASING


14) Does your school have a formal green purchasing policy?

No

 

If yes, please indicate the areas to which your policy pertains, and whether purchase is required or encouraged:

 

 

 

Required      

 

Encouraged      

Appliances

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Cleaning products

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Computers/electronics

 

[X]

 

[  ]

Lighting

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Office supplies

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Paper products

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Reduced packaging for purchases               

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Other. Please describe below.

 

[  ]

 

[  ]


Other description: During the 2009-2010 academic year, the University switched to using biodegradable silverware in all dining halls.

 

15) Please indicate in which categories you regularly purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products. Check all that apply.  If possible, provide the percentage of products purchased that are ENERGY STAR qualified for each category.

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage purchased  

 

Description

[X]

 

Appliances

 

80%

 

[  ]

 

Building products

 

 

[X]

 

Computers/electronics     

 

100%

 

[X]

 

Heating and cooling

 

30%

 

[X]

 

Lighting and fans

 

100%

 

[X]

 

Plumbing

 

100%

 

 

Additional comments: ENERGY STAR products are considered for new purchases, and are purchased if these products fit the needed technical specifications.OWU seeks to purchase energy-efficient models and equipment,when possible.

 

16)  Does your school purchase environmentally preferable paper products (e.g., 100 percent post-consumer recycled content, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council)?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

For each of the items below, please indicate the percentage of purchases that contain post-consumer recycled content, are chlorine-free processed, and/or are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. Please provide approximate data, to the best of your ability, if your institution uses a decentralized purchasing structure.

               

 

 

Percentage
post-consumer
recycled content     

 

Percentage
Forest Stewardship
Council certified   

 

Percentage
chlorine-free
 processed     

 

Description

Envelopes

 

 

 

 

Facial tissues

 

 

 

 

Napkins

 

 

 

 

Notepads

 

 

 

 

Office paper

 

 

 

 

Paper towels

 

 

 

 

Other. Please describe.

 

 

 

 

 

Additional comments: Specific details are not available for the past year.

 

17)  Does your school purchase computers or electronics that are Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certified?

Yes

 

If yes, please describe below.

Please indicate the portion of computer or electronics purchases that are EPEAT certified. Please provide the percentage of each product purchased that is EPEAT certified, where data are available. Note which products have been purchased in the “Product description” column (e.g., desktop computers, laptops).

 

 

 

Portion
EPEAT certified      

 

Percentage
EPEAT certified      

 

Product description (e.g. computers, printers)

Product 1

 

All

 

100%

 

Ohio Wesleyan’s preferred desktop/laptop computer providers, Lenovo and Apple, are fully EPEAT-compliant with all computers.

Product 2

 

All

 

100%

 

Product 3

 

Some

 

50%

 

 

FUNDING MECHANISMS

 

18)  What mechanisms does your school use to fund sustainability projects on campus? Check and describe all that apply. If no specific mechanisms are in place, indicate as such and move on to question 19.

Data collected for this question is for informational purposes only and will not be evaluated for grading.

 

[  ]  No specific mechanisms are in place.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]

 

Alumni green fund

 

Ohio Wesleyan University is working to develop fund raising to finance renovation and new construction projects on campus, and this includes the planned emphasis on sustainability for these projects.

[X]

 

Capital budget

 

OWU recommends the purchase of appliances and equipment with Energy Star ratings, and plans to seek LEED certification for all major renovation or construction projects. Energy upgrades will be implemented through a study expensed from the capital budget.

[X]

 

Endowment investment in on-campus sustainability projects    

 

A number of options are currently under consideration .

[X]

 

Operating budget

 

OWU’s Operating Budget currently funds much of the expense related to sustainability initiatives, including the salaries of staff, the purchase of materials, and the upkeep and general maintenance of the living laboratories (two nature preserves and the OWU Arborteum).

[  ]

 

Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects

 

[  ]

 

Student green fee

 

[X]    

 

Other. Please describe.

 

In 2009-2010, faculty member Laurel Anderson and a student proposed the establishment of a green revolving fund, where money would be raised and set aside for energy efficient project implementation. They plan to continue to seek approval for the establishment of a green revolving fund.

 

EMPLOYEE OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

19) What programs does your school facilitate that encourage sustainable behavioral change among departments, offices, faculty and staff? Check all that apply.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]

 

Departmental sustainability liaisons

 

[  ]

 

Green office certification program

 

[  ]

 

Green office tips posted online or on staff bulletin boards

 

[  ]

 

Incorporation of sustainability issues into new employee orientation

 

[  ]

 

Other

 


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CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

 

Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, when providing data about greenhouse gas emissions levels, please provide data based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions. Scope 1 emissions refer to GHG emissions directly resulting from sources owned or operated by the institution (e.g. on-campus combustion of fossil fuels, emissions from campus vehicles). Scope 2 emissions refer to emissions generated indirectly due to the production of electricity that the institution consumes. Scope 3 emissions refer to all other indirect emissions that result from activities of the institution (e.g. employee travel).

 

GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY


20)Has your school completed a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory?Please check all that apply.

The year the inventory was started (rather than ended) should be the year of the inventory. For example, if you began an inventory in June 2008, this would be your 2008 inventory.

[  ]  No
[X]In progress. Please describe status and provide estimated completion date:

OWU has conducted a preliminary inventory that indicates emissions are approximately 17,000,000 MT CO2e. This inventory is 97-98 % complete to date. Link to inventory: http://www.ohio5.org/GreenOWU%20slides.ppt

[  ]  Yes.  Please provide total annual GHG emissions (Scopes 1 & 2, as well as scopes 1, 2 & 3 in metric tons of CO2e). Include the start date for each year as well as the URL to each inventory, if available online, or attach the document.

 

 

Start Date          

 

Emissions level

(Scopes 1 & 2)

 

Emissions level

(Scopes 1, 2 & 3)

 

URL          

 

Notes

2009

 

 

 

18,193.6

 

 

2008

 

 

 

17,517.8

 

 

2007

 

 

 

18,442.0

 

 

2006

 

 

 

18,261.2

 

 

2005

 

 

 

19,151.0

 

 

 

 

COMMITMENT TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION

 

21) Has your school made a commitment to reduce GHG emissions a specific amount by a target year?

The commitment should be to reducing actual campus greenhouse gas emissions, and does not include offsets or renewable energy credits (purchase of RECs is addressed in question 31). For example, if the university is committed to reaching carbon neutrality by 2030, and aims to do so by reducing campus emissions by 50 percent and buying offsets for the remaining 50 percent, you would indicate “50%” as the reduction level.

No


If yes, please list details below.

 

Reduction level (percentage):

Baseline year:

Baseline emissions level:

Target year:

 

Additional comments: This remains under review by the task force.

 

REALIZED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS

22) Has your school achieved a reduction in GHG emissions? Answer should be based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions.

Please indicate whether your school has achieved actual reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. This does not include the purchase of carbon offsets or renewable energy credits. (Purchase of RECs is considered in question 31.)

No


If yes, please list details below.

 

Percentage reduced:

Baseline year:

Baseline emissions level:

Year achieved:

 

Additional comments: No baseline emissions level has been established.

 

23) Please provide GHG emissions figures in terms of gross square feet on campus for the past four years. Answers should be based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions.
Per-gross-square-foot emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total maintained building space

 

The year the inventory was started (rather than ended) should be the year of the inventory. For example, if you began an inventory in June 2008, this would be your 2008 inventory.

 

 

 

2009:

 

12.4

2008:

 

11.97

2007:

 

12.62

2006:

 

12.49

2005:

 

13.1


24) Please provide GHG emissions figures per full-time student equivalent for the past four years. Answers should be based on scopes 1 & 2 emissions.

Per full-time student equivalent emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total number of full-time equivalent students.

 

The year the inventory was started (rather than ended) should be the year of the inventory. For example, if you began an inventory in June 2008, this would be your 2008 inventory.

 

 

 

2009:

 

10.1

2008:

 

9.49

2007:

 

10.05

2006:

 

9.73

2005:

 

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY                                                 

 

25) Has your school achieved a reduction in building energy consumption compared to a 2005 baseline?

No


If yes, please list details below.

Data must be provided in terms of MBtus (one thousand British thermal units) .

2005 baseline year
Building energy consumption:
  
Gross square feet of building space:

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)

Building energy consumption :

Gross square feet of building space :

26) Please indicate which programs or technologies your school has implemented to improve energy efficiency since 2000. Check all that apply.
[  ]    Cogeneration

[X]    Temperature setbacks

[X]    Steam trap systems

 

For the following technologies and programs, please indicate the percentage of possible campus building space in which they have been implemented.

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of building space

[  ]

 

Back pressure turbines

 

[X]

 

Economizers

 

35%

[X]

 

Energy management system; building automation system, energy information system, or monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) system

 

35%

[X]

 

Gas-fired hydronic heating systems

 

29%

[  ]

 

Heat recovery systems

 

[X]

 

LED lighting

 

2%

[X]

 

Lighting sensors

 

5%

[X]

 

Metering—chilled water

 

100%

[X]

 

Metering—electric

 

100%

[  ]

 

Metering—steam

 

[X]

 

Other energy-efficient lighting (e.g. T5 or T8)

 

60%

[  ]

 

Performing system tune-ups

 

[X]

 

Retrocommissioning of HVAC systems (buildings must have been commissioned, retrocommissioned or re-commissioned within the last 10 years)

 

20%

[  ]

 

Steam turbines

 

[X]

 

Steam-line insulation

 

95%

[  ]

 

Timers for temperature control

 

[X]

 

Variable speed drives

 

70%

[  ]

 

Vending machine sensors

 

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe below.

 

 .

 

Description: Ohio Wesleyan performs system tune-ups and utilizes temperature setbacks. The university also has installed digital energy management systems in 10 buildings, which monitor performance and efficiency. As part of a $4 million energy retrofit program, Ohio Wesleyan utilized an Ohio air quality bond to convert its power plant boilers from coal to natural gas in 1998-99. A university-wide energy audit began in March 2010, and should be completed by September 2010.Buildings with sufficient control systems have temperature setbacks installed.In 2009, OWU started a new program to replace steam traps. They are also replaced on an as-needed basis.


27) What programs does your school facilitate that encourage members of the campus community to reduce energy use? Check all that apply.

[X]

 

Audits or investigations of individual energy use 

[  ]

 

Cash incentives for energy reductions among departments

[  ]

 

Energy monitoring website or dashboard displays for buildings

[  ]

 

Energy reduction competitions among departments and/or offices

[X]

 

Fume hoods in science buildings

[  ]

 

Green IT policies (e.g. enabling power management)

[X]

 

PR campaigns (increased/innovative signage, newsletters, slogans, saturation), demonstrations to raise awareness, pledge drives    

[  ]

 

Trade-in or rebate programs for inefficient appliances (e.g. CFLs, refrigerators)

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe:

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION

 

28) Does your school generate renewable energy?

No

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Please check all types of renewable energy that are generated, and provide data on the percentage of your total energy consumption fulfilled by each renewable source listed. If less than one percent is fulfilled by a given source, leave percent box blank. For each type of renewable energy, please describe the production source.

 

 

 

Renewable
energy type

 

Percent of
total energy
consumption    

 

Production
source description

[  ]

 

Biomass

 

 

[  ]

 

Concentrated solar power

 

 

[X]

 

Geothermal (shallow depth)

 

 

Meek Center – opening Fall 2010.

[  ]

 

Low-impact hydropower

 

 

[  ]

 

Photovoltaics

 

 

[  ]

 

Wind

 

 

[  ]

 

Other. Please specify below.    

 

 

 

Other description:


29) Does your school have solar hot water systems?

No

 

If yes, please specify number of systems and total MBtus generated annually, if available.

 

Number of systems:

Total MBtus generated annually:

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY PURCHASE

 

30) What is the fuel mix of electricity purchased from the grid for your campus? Please provide the percentage for each source.

If less than one percent of a source is purchased, leave the percent box blank.

 

Energy source

 

Percent of total energy purchase

Coal

 

Natural Gas

 

81.2%

Nuclear

 

Petroleum

 

18.8%

Renewables (biomass, solar, wind, low-impact hydropower, photovoltaics, geothermal)      

 

(geothermal) Meek Center opening in Fall 2010.

Other. Please specify:

 

Meek Center opening in Fall 2010.This will be a geothermal facility.

Percentage of overall electricity consumption purchased from the grid:


31) Has your school purchased electric energy from renewable sources or renewable energy credits (RECs)?
RECs and electricity from renewable sources must be Green-e Certified or meet the requirements of the Green-e standards .

No

 

If yes, please describe below.

Date of most recent purchase:
Length of contract:
Average annual quantity (kWh):
Average percentage of your total annual electric energy use that it represents:

 

ON-SITE COMBUSTION

 

32) Please provide total MBtus of energy for heating and cooling generated annually from on-site combustion:

113,908

 

33) Please list each fuel source used in on-site combustion for heating and cooling, and note the percentage of overall BTUs derived from that source:
If less than one percent of a source is purchased, leave the percent box blank.

 

Energy Source    

 

Percent of overall BTUs   

Biomass

 

Coal

 

Geothermal

 

Meek Center opening in Fall 2010

Natural gas

 

81.2%

Petroleum

 

18.8%

Other. Please specify:

 



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FOOD & RECYCLING

Please note: The food portion of this category and information about waste reduction in dining services is covered in a separate dining survey .

 

WASTE REDUCTION

 

34) Please provide the following information pertaining to trends in waste generation per weighted campus user.

2005 baseline year

Weighted campus users:
Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:

Total waste generated (garbage + recycling + compost):

 

RECYCLING OF TRADITIONAL MATERIALS

 

35) Please indicate which traditional materials your institution recycles. Check all that apply.

[  ]

 

None

[X]

 

Aluminum

[X]

 

Cardboard

[X]

 

Glass

[X]

 

Paper

[  ]

 

Plastics (all)

[X]

 

Plastics (some)

[X]

 

Other. Please list: http://recycle.owu.edu/recycling%20at%20owu.html In 2009-2010, 25 additional recycling bins were added throughout campus. In 2009-2010, staff from the OWU Building and Grounds department started picking up recycling on campus, in addition to the student recycling coordinator (who used to do this alone).In June 2010 Ohio Wesleyan purchased and started using a cardboard trash compactor.

 

36) Please indicate the campus-wide diversion rate of recyclable waste from traditional disposal.

The diversion rate should be calculated based on the diversion of traditional recyclables (paper, plastics, aluminum, cardboard, glass). Please do not include recycled electronic waste, recycled construction waste, or composted food and landscaping waste in the calculation of this figure.

The diversion rate is equal to the (total amount of traditional recycled materials) divided by the (total amount of landfill waste plus the total amount of traditional recycled materials).

 

RECYCLING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE


37) Does your institution have an electronics recycling program?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Please indicate recycling of the following items is available for students (through receptacles on campus, recycling drives, or other means), and/or for institutional electronics waste. Check all that apply.

 

 

 

For waste generated by students  

 

For waste generated by the institution

Batteries

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Cell phones

 

[  ]

 

[  ]

Computers

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Light bulbs

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Printer cartridges

 

[  ]

 

[X]

Other E-waste. Please list items:

 

[  ]

 

[  ]



If possible, describe the organization and/or company you are using to collect your e-waste for recycling, and the environmental and social safeguards that they take in disposal:

 

COMPOSTING (APART FROM DINING FACILITIES)


38) What percentage of your campus's landscaping waste is composted or mulched?

100%


39) Do you provide composting receptacles around campus in locations other than dining halls (e.g., in residence halls, offices, academic buildings)?

No

 

If yes, please provide details below.

[  ]  

 

Academic buildings

[  ]  

 

Offices

[  ]  

 

Outdoors

[  ]  

 

Residence halls

 

Description:

All landscaping waste is delivered to Price Organic farms for re-use as composting mulch.

 

SOURCE REDUCTION


40) Does your campus run any source-reduction initiatives (e.g., end-of-semester furniture or clothing swaps and collections)?

Yes

 

If yes, please check and describe all of the programs below that are in place at your institution:

 

 

 

 

Description

[X]  

 

Limited printing

 

Many offices and departments are placing more information on the OWU University Web site, and not printing as much information.

[X]  

 

Move-in waste reduction

 

[X]  

 

Move-out waste reduction

 

At the end of the school year, a Goodwill truck is brought to campus to receive usable items.

[  ]  

 

Year-round materials exchange programs     

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


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GREEN BUILDING

 

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION


41) Does your school have a formal green building policy pertaining to design and construction for new buildings and major renovations?

Yes

 

If yes, please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available:

Ohio Wesleyan University is committed to applying for LEED certification for any major renovation or new construction work in the future. We are currently in the design stages for a major renovation for Stuyvesant Hall, an OWU dormitory. This project will include LEED-certified specifications.


42) Please provide the following information about LEED-certified buildings on your campus:

Total number of LEED-certified buildings:

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:      

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level   

 

 

Silver-level

 

 

Gold-level

 

 

Platinum-level   

 

 

 

43) Please provide information about campus buildings that meet LEED certification criteria, but are not certified.

Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria :

 

 

 

Combined gross square footage:    

 

Building name(s):

Certified-level criteria met, but not certified

 

 

Silver-level criteria met, but not certified

 

 

Gold-level criteria met, but not certified

 

 

Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified   

 

 

 

44) Please provide information about buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.

Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings:

Combined gross square footage:
Building names:

 

45) Please provide information about buildings on your campus that meet the standards of other third-party green building certifications (e.g. Green Globes).

Certification type:

Total number of buildings:

Combined gross square footage: 

Building names:

 

46) For the 2009-2010 academic year, what percentage of your institution's non-hazardous construction and demolition waste was diverted from landfills?

 

ADAPTIVE REUSE

 

47) Please provide information about adaptive reuse projects your campus has completed since the year 2000.

Total number of adaptive reuse projects completed since the year 2000:  


Please provide additional details for up to ten of the most comprehensive projects:

 

Project name     

 

Square footage  

 

Former use       

 

Current use      

 

Additional details

R.W. Corns Building  (2000)

 

28,500

 

Student Union Building

 

Current use Business and Economics Department, the Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship, the Sagan Academic Resource Center, and Information Technology Offices.

 

Edgar Hall  (2001)

 

36,275

 

Student Health Services, classrooms

 

Fine Arts department offices, galleries and studios

 

Haycock Hall  (2001)

 

14,771

 

 

Fine Arts sculpture classroom and studios

 

Richard M. Ross Museum  (2002)

 

12,750

 

Fine Arts department

 

Museum for Fine Arts Exhibits

 

University Annex Building

 

6,200

 

University bookstore and information systems offices

 

Academic Annex offices

 

9 Williams Drive – Upperclass student housing

 

12,487

 

use   fraternity house – vacant – University-owned

 

Upperclass student housing

 

23 Williams Drive – Upperclass student housing

 

12,265

 

fraternity house – vacant – University-owned

 

Upper class student housing

 

35 Williams Drive – Upperclass student housing

 

14,214

 

fraternity house – vacant – University-owned

 

Upperclass student housing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


48) Please provide the student enrollment and gross square footage of buildings on campus in the 2000-2001 academic year.

 

Student enrollment (FTE): 1,825

Square footage: 1,406,400

 

49) Please provide the student enrollment and gross square footage of buildings on campus for the 2009-2010 academic year.

 

Student enrollment (FTE): 1,850

Square footage: 1,463,241

 

OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE


50) Does your school have a formal green building policy specifically pertaining to operations and maintenance?

No

 

If yes, please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available:


51) Please provide the following information about LEED-EB certified buildings on your campus:

Total number of LEED-EB certified buildings:
Combined gross square footage:
Building names:

 

52) Please provide the following information about buildings that meet LEED-EB certification criteria but are not certified:

Total number of buildings that meet LEED-EB criteria but are not certified:
Combined gross square footage:
Building names:

 

WATER MANAGEMENT

 

53) Has your institution reduced its water consumption per weighted campus user, as compared to a 2005 baseline?
Weighted campus users = (1 * number of on-campus residents) + (0.75 * number of non-residential or commuter full-time students, faculty and staff members) + (0.5 * number of non-residential or commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members) .

No

 

If yes, please provide the following information:

2005 baseline year
Weighted campus users:
2,275
Water consumed (gallons): 37,455,750

Performance year (most recent year for which data are available)
Weighted campus users:

Water consumed (gallons):

 

54) Please indicate which of the following water-conservation technologies have been installed in existing buildings on campus. Check all that apply. For each item, please indicate the percentage of possible campus building space in which the technology has been installed.

For example, if dual-flush toilets have been installed in all bathrooms on campus, you would indicate “100” as the percentage of building space in which the technology has been installed.

 

 

 

 

Percentage of building space     

[X]  

 

Building water metering

 

80%

[  ]  

 

Dual-flush toilets

 

[  ]  

 

Gray water systems

 

[X]  

 

Laundry technology

 

80%

[X]  

 

Leak detection and reduction  

 

100%

[X]  

 

Low-flow faucets

 

20%

[X]  

 

Low-flow showerheads

 

100%

[  ]  

 

Non-potable water usage

 

[  ]  

 

Waterless urinals

 

[  ]  

 

Xeriscaping

 

N/A

[  ]  

 

Weather-informed irrigation

 

N/A

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe below.  

 

 

Other description:

 

55) What stormwater management technologies or strategies are used on your campus?

[  ]

 

Living or vegetated roofs  

[  ]

 

Porous pavement

[X]

 

Retention ponds

[X]

 

Stone swales

[X]

 

Vegetated swales

[  ]

 

Other. Please describe:

 

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Information concerning energy management will be drawn from question 26 (Climate Change & Energy) . If you wish to provide any additional information about energy-efficiency technologies installed in campus buildings, please attach it in a supplemental document at the end of the survey.


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STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

 

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES

 

56) Please list sustainability-themed residential communities or housing options at your school.

 A sustainability-themed residential community is created specifically to provide students with a living-and-learning experience focused on sustainability.  Students must have actively selected or applied to live in the residence. Example: Synergy House at Colorado College .

 

For each sustainability-themed residential community, please provide the following information:

 

Name of program     

 

Type of community     

 

Number of students involved     

 

Additional details

The Tree House

 

House

 

13

 

Each student who lives in the Tree House is required to organize two programs per year to support the house’s mission to serve “as the focal point for environmental activism and concern on campus and the Delaware Community through educational programs to raise awareness about environmental issues as well as programs to get people actively involved.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION


57) Does a portion of your new student orientation specifically cover sustainability?

No

 

If yes, please check and describe all ways in which sustainability is incorporated into new student orientation:

[  ]  

 

Skits, speakers, or presentations that take place in large venues that most or all first-year students attend. Topics must include at least one of the following: promoting the Office of Sustainability, student campus sustainability groups, or sustainability as an important campus issue.

[  ]  

 

Incorporating sustainability information into presentations made by RAs to individual hallways.

[  ]  

 

Active engagement of students in activities that raise awareness about sustainability, highlight how sustainability occurs on campus, or in which students take part in a productive activity, such as volunteer work or projects (e.g., working in the on-campus garden).

[  ]  

 

Making orientation more sustainable through efforts such as a zero-waste meal or carbon offsets.

[X]  

 

Other. Please describe:

Incorporating sustainability information into presentations made by RAs to individual hallways.Each residence hall has collection areas for recycling materials. Student moderators or resident assistants occasionally offer programs that include sustainability themes. Active engagement of students in activities that raise awareness about sustainability, highlight how sustainability occurs on campus, or in which students take part in a productive activity, such as volunteer work or projects (e.g., working in the on-campus garden).

 

INTERNSHIPS/OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES


58) Does your school offer on-campus, office-based sustainability internships or jobs for students during the academic year?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide the number of students and average number of hours worked weekly per student below.

 

 

 

Number of students:     

 

Average hours worked weekly per student:    

Paid positions

 

3

 

5

Unpaid positions

 

13

 

8


59) Does your school have residence hall Eco-Reps or a similar program to promote behavioral change on campus?

 

If yes, please provide the URL to the program's website. If not, select “no.”

Students who live in any of Ohio Wesleyan’s themed small living units, which includes the Tree House, are required to participate in community service-education initiatives. The Tree House works to promote eco-friendly programs and lifestyles.

 

Please provide the following details about the number of students involved in program, their average working hours, and any compensation that they receive.

 

 

 

Number of students:     

 

Average hours worked weekly per student:

Paid positions.

 

 

Positions that award academic credit.  

 

 

Uncompensated positions.

 

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS

 

60) Does your school organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?

Yes, three or more competitions.

 

For each competition or challenge that is run on campus, please provide the details requested. You may provide detailed information for up to three competitions.

 

First Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Cross-Campus Energy Competition

Year Initiated: 2009

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run: Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[X]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[X]

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:

Lasting effects of competition:

Additional Information: The Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs (student government ) Environmental Committee coordinates OWU’s Ohio Student Environmentalist Community Chapter, which provides education for students, and participates in Cross-Campus Energy Competition with Denison University, Wooster College, and Oberlin College (held on April 16-23, 2009). This committee started meeting in January, 2009, and meets weekly. Cross-Campus Energy Competition goal is to reduce electricity and water use.

 

Second Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Recyclemania

Year Initiated: 2000

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run: Once annually

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

 

[  ]

 

Faculty

 

[  ]

 

Staff

 

[  ]

 

Administrators

 

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.  

 

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:  

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]   

 

Non-monetary prizes  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation

 

[X]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[  ]  

 

Water conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:

Lasting effects of competition:

Additional Information: Recyclemania goal to increase recycling efforts

 

Third Competition:

 

Competition Overview

 

Competition Name: Water Saving Competitions Between OWU Dorms

Year Initiated: 2010

Website:

 

Frequency that competition is run: Once each semester

 

Groups involved in coordinating the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, please describe.

 

Participants in the competition:

[X]

 

Students

[  ]

 

Faculty

[  ]

 

Staff

[  ]

 

Administrators

[  ]

 

Other, describe:

 

Incentives for participation:

 

 

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Cash

 

[  ]  

 

Non-monetary prizes

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

Goals of competition:

 

 

Describe:

[  ]  

 

Energy conservation  

 

[  ]  

 

Waste reduction

 

[X]  

 

Water conservation

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Percent of energy and/or resource use reduction resulting from the competition:

Lasting effects of competition:

Additional Information:

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS


61) Does your school have active student-run organizations devoted to sustainability efforts on campus?

Yes

 

If yes, please provide names of organizations, a brief description of each, and URLs for the organizations’ websites, if available:

Name

 

Description

 

URL

The Tree House

 

This small living unit for students has an environmental theme, and residents must complete environmental-related projects.Activities include: A. Sponsor speakers on various topics B. Environmental Outreach at Area Elementary School C. Tour local recycling plant

 

http://go.owu.edu/~tree/welcome.htm

 

 

 

 

 

OWU Recycling Program

 

student worker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environment and Wildlife Club

 

A. Planned Earthfest -- @ time of Earthday, a performing arts festival with a focus on sustainability. -- raised $400 to start small environmental revolving fund (proposed by student and Dr. Anderson). Hope to apply for grants to build fund for energy efficient projects. B. Planned Workshop Series on Sustainability (April 5 Recycling Education Expo) C. Club trips to raise awareness on mountaintop removal by visiting regional locations and participated in a mountaintop removal protest in Charleston West Virginia. D. Attended Ohio version of Powershift in Fall 2009 to meet counterparts from other universities and gain new project ideas. E. Studied regional and statewide environmental issues. F. Worked to incorporate sustainability into daily lives – Spring 2010 workshop series featured projects such as tie-dying with natural dyes, knitting with plastic bags and making recycled notebooks. G. Sponsored nonpartisan panel on energy and the environment with various professors from the university and organizations like Repower America for Earth Day. H. This Fall E & W will participate in Ohio’s Solar Tour to see renewable in different situations. This year they want to focus on learning more about energy and spreading this knowledge around campus. They also want to lobby to Congress to support a Climate Bill that supports a future with renewable at the forefront.I. Link to service article about OWU's Environment and Wildlife Club in OWU's Community Service Newsletter: http://service.owu.edu/pdfs/201002.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

WCSA Environment Committee

 

-- Water Saving Competitions between dormitories during Spring semester 2010  -- Potters for Peace demonstration related to water quality during Spring semester 2010 -- Delaware Earth Day 2010 -- Saving Water from Daily Life table display

 

 

 

 

 

 

OWU Bike Share Program

 

Started in Fall 2009

 

http://connect2.owu.edu/issues/20090826/newsAndViews/bikeMovement.html

 

 

 

 

 

Community Garden

 

OWU theory to practice grant funded -- started in spring 2010

 

http://owugarden.wordpress.com/2010/05/27/garden-is-official-and-growing-quick-update/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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TRANSPORTATION

 

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

 

62) How many vehicles are in your institution's fleet?
The fleet includes all vehicles owned by the campus such as cars, trucks, and carts. It does not include lawnmowers or other off-road vehicles.

23

 

63) Please indicate which of the following alternative-fuel vehicles are included in your fleet. Check all that apply. Please list the number of vehicles for each class.

 

 

 

 

Number of vehicles

[X]  

 

100 percent electric

 

2

[X]  

 

Diesel-electric hybrid

 

1

[  ]  

 

Fueled with B20 or higher biofuel for more than 6 months of the year

 

[  ]  

 

Fueled with E85 or higher ethanol for more than 6 months of the year    

 

[  ]  

 

Gasoline-electric hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

Hydrogen fueled

 

[  ]  

 

Plug-in hybrid

 

[  ]  

 

Other. Please describe:

 

 


COMMUTE MODAL SPLIT

64) What portion of the student body commutes via transportation methods other than single-occupancy vehicles (e.g., bicycle, walking, public transportation, carpool/vanpool)?

90%

 

If data are available, please provide the percentage of students who commute by each of the following means.

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

10%

Carpool/vanpool

 

Public transit

 

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

Walking

 

80%

 

65) What percentage of employees commute via transportation methods other than single-occupancy vehicles (e.g., bicycle, walking, public transportation, carpool)?

 

If data are available, please provide the percentage of employees who commute by each of the following means.

 

 

 

Percentage

Bicycle

 

5%

Carpool/vanpool

 

Public transit

 

Single-occupancy vehicle    

 

85%

Walking

 

10%

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES

 

66) Does your school offer incentives for carpooling to faculty, staff and/or students? Check all that apply, and describe below.

[X] No

[  ] Yes, to faculty and staff

[  ] Yes, to students

 

Description: SOME LOCAL RESIDENTS MIGHT WALK OR RIDE BICYCLES. OHIO WESLEYAN IS LOCATED IN A SMALL TOWN THAT DOES NOT HAVE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION THAT RUNS WITH SCHEDULED LOCAL STOPS AT SPECIFIC TIMES.


Please check and describe carpooling incentives provided for faculty/staff . Check all that apply.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]  

 

Carpool matching

 

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 


Please check and describe carpooling incentives provided for students . Check all that apply.

 

 

 

 

 

Description

[  ]  

 

Carpool matching

 

[  ]  

 

Financial remuneration  

 

[  ]  

 

Preferential parking

 

[  ]  

 

Other

 

 

67) Does your school offer subsidies for the use of public transportation?

 

 

 If not applicable, please explain: no regular public transportation available

 

 

 

Eligible community members:

 

Size of the discount (as a percent of full price)

[  ]  

 

Faculty

 

[  ]  

 

Staff

 

[  ]  

 

Students   

 


[  ] Check here if subsidy takes the form of pre-tax payroll deduction. Please describe below:

 

68) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?

 

 

 If not applicable, please explain: OWU is a small residential campus that covers a relatively small area.

 

69) Does your school operate a free transportation shuttle to local off-campus destinations?

 

No

 

 

BICYCLE PROGRAM

 

70) Does your school offer a bicycle sharing/rental program?

No

 

If yes, please provide details below.


Year created: 2009
Number of bikes available: 15
Usage fee per hour:
Usage fee per day:

 

Annual membership fee for students:  10

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators:

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description:

 

71) Does your school offer bicycle repair services?

No

 

If yes, please provide details below:


Year created:
Service fee:
Description:

 

CAR SHARING PROGRAM

 

72) Does your school partner with a car-sharing program?

No

 

If yes, please provide details below.

Year created:
Total number of vehicles: 
Number of hybrid vehicles:
Usage fee per hour:
Usage fee per day:


Annual membership fee for students: 

Annual membership fee for faculty, staff, and administrators: 

Other annual membership fee: 

 

Description:

 

PLANNING

 

73) Does your school have policies that support a pedestrian-friendly or bike-friendly campus (e.g., in the school's master plan, a policy prohibiting vehicles from the center of campus)?

OWU’s master plan recommends the future removal of vehicles and roadways from the core of academic campus, and will increase the amount of green space.

 

74) Do you offer the option of a condensed work week or telecommuting to at least ten percent of full-time employees? For each option, please indicate who is eligible.

 

 

 

 

Employees eligible

 

Description:

[  ]  

 

Telecommuting

 

 

[  ]  

 

Condensed work week  

 

 

 

Additional comments:


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STATISTICS

 

75) Campus setting:        

Suburban

 

76) Total number of buildings on campus:

57

 

77) Combined gross square footage of all buildings on campus: 

1,463,241

 

78) Full-time enrollment (undergraduate + graduate, headcount at start of academic year): 

1,850

 

79) Part-time enrollment (undergraduate + graduate, headcount at start of academic year): 

24

 

80) Percent of full-time students that live on campus: 

90%

 

 

OTHER AREAS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGAGEMENT

Question 81 is for informational purposes only; responses will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.

 

81) Please check all items that apply to your institution:

 

 

 

 

 

Description (optional)

[X]    

 

Campus garden or farm

 

arboretum, two nature preserves, and one community garden

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Disposable water bottle ban

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Environmental science/studies major (undergraduate-level)

 

Ohio Wesleyan University offers the Environmental Studies Program as part of its academic curriculum. Students may earn an Environmental Studies Major by combining required courses from this program with a traditional academic discipline (there are no restrictions on the choice of this second major). Students may also receive an Environmental Studies Minor by completing required courses.  For more information, visit  http://geo.owu.edu/environmentalStudies.html

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Environmental science/studies minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

Ohio Wesleyan University offers the Environmental Studies Program as part of its academic curriculum. Students may earn an Environmental Studies Major by combining required courses from this program with a traditional academic discipline (there are no restrictions on the choice of this second major). Students may also receive an Environmental Studies Minor by completing required courses.  For more information, visit  http://geo.owu.edu/environmentalStudies.html

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Graduate-level environmental studies program (graduate-level)

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Graduate-level sustainability studies program

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Outdoors club

 

Every year, Spring Break and Summer Vacation Wilderness Treks are sponsored for students by the University Chaplain’s Office. The “leave no trace” practices are followed for backpacking.

 

 

 

 

 

[X]     

 

Participation in Recyclemania

 

Annually for many years

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Single-stream recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

[X]    

 

Student trustee position

 

 

 

 

 

 

[  ]    

 

Sustainability major, minor or concentration (undergraduate-level)   

 

 


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