Michigan Tech aims to be a leader in demonstrating sustainability through the campus experience. The campus is a member of the EPA Green Power Partnership and, through the Green Campus Enterprise, is actively accounting for the campus carbon footprint. There are composting and recycling initiatives on campus. The Sustainability Demonstration House at Michigan Tech provides an opportunity for experiential learning and living for Michigan Tech students. Michigan Tech is a member of The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and is ranked by AASHE as a STARS Silver campus. There are many student organizations on campus that focus on sustainability and engage in sustainability related activities. For the full list of student organizations on campus, see https://www.involvement.mtu.edu/organizations
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34.48 TonsMonthly Solid Waste Disposal July 2021
Monthly Waste Recycling July 2021
Monthly Diversion Rate July 2021
Interim Campus Goals for Sustainability
Under the guiding principles of reducing consumption and waste generation, Michigan Technological University will strive to achieve a solid waste diversion rate of 18%.
Under a cooperative approach to sustainability between campus operations, education, and research, the University will foster a culture of sustainability practitioners for students, faculty, and staff.
Utilizing proven best practices, the University will create a campus experience that ensures that students, faculty, and staff have consistent access to recycling resources.
Standardization and Collaboration
The University will coordinate campus recycling initiatives to ensure that practices are visible, consistent, and clearly communicated from a centralized sustainability hub.
- Campus Bike Initiative
- Campus Carbon Footprint
- Composting Initiatives
- EPA Green Power Partnership
- Green Campus Enterprise
- Husky Food Access Network (Husky FAN)
- Mr. Lid Program
- Recycling Initiatives
- Recycling Signage
- Sustainability Demonstration House
- The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)