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Accomplishments

  A.S. Sustainable and Environmental Standards:

  • All 8 ½ x 11 standard copier and computer printer paper will be 100% post-consumer recycled paper
  • All toilet paper, seat covers and paper towels (rolled or folded) will be 100% recycled and Green Seal Certified
  • All small batteries will be rechargeable unless stored for emergency purposes or non-rechargeable batteries must be used for a specific reason
  • All cleaning chemicals used by the A.S. custodial contractor and A.S. staff will be Green Seal Certified
  • All trash containers will have a well-labeled companion recycling container for commingled single stream recycling
  • All computers will be replaced with EPEAT silver or higher units
  • All appliances rated by the U.S. Energy Star program will be replaced with Energy Star appliances when scheduled or sooner, if possible
  • All A.S. Facilities will ban the use of Styrofoam containers and plastic take away bags
  • All trash and recycle bin liners used by the A.S. and custodial contractor will be made out of recycled plastic
  • All sizes and colors of copy paper will be made out of 30%-100% post-consumer recycled paper

  Facilities:

  • Aztec Student Union LEED Platinum Certification 2014 356 kW Solar PV, Parking Structure 1
  • Mission Bay Aquatic Center LEED EB:OM Platinum Certification 2013 41kw Solar PV Solar Thermal Water Heating
  • Aztec Recreation Center 243 kW solar PV array Solar Thermal Water Heating Wireless HVAC –Case Study
  • Aztec Aquaplex 124 kW Solar PV Solar Thermal Water Heating Energy Efficient Variable Frequency Pump
  • Viejas Arena Wireless HVAC System LED Lighting Efficiency Project
  • Children’s Center 28kW Solar PV Trees Light efficiency upgrade Solar Thermal Water Heating

  Resolutions:

  • A Resolution in Support of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (Fall 2011, Passed)
  • A Resolution in Support of a Nine Square Mile Minimum Marine Reserve in South La Jolla (Spring 2010; Passed)
  • Resolution in Support of ModernSpace LEED Platinum (Spring 2009; Passed)
  • City of San Diego Paper and Plastic Bag Reduction Resolution (Spring 2009; Passed)

  Green Event Guidelines:

Sustainable Event Planning (PDF)

Green Love Bike-Lane Safety Guideline (PDF)

SDSU Green Love has created a set of guidelines for all Green Love events to follow. We hope that the guidelines can be utilized by other organizations as an example while aiding us in achieving our goals. Essentially, these require our events to be zero waste and as sustainable as possible.

This can be made possible through:

  • Doing the research on the companies and products you choose to support
  • Communicating and share your sustainability goals
  • Using all compostable materials and/or recyclable materials
  • Buying ethically sourced food- local, organic, fair trade, and vegetarian options
  • Supporting local business
  • Letting attendees know about our sustainability efforts
  • Market as a zero waste event

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  Hydration Stations:

One of our goals is to convert all SDSU students to reusable water bottle carriers instead of relying on plastic bottles. In hopes to make this a reality, we have installed hydration stations across campus in the following locations:

  • Aztec Student Union: 1st, 2nd, 3rd floors
  • EBA: 2nd, 3rd floors
  • Hepner Hall: 1st floor east and west, 2nd floor east
  • Communications: 1st floor east
  • North Education: 3rd floor
  • South Art: South Gallery
  • Athletics: 2nd floor
  • Love Library: 2nd floor east and north
  • Music: 1st floor
  • Manchester Hall: 1st floor
  • LLA: 1st floor
  • Housing: East dorms