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Campus Sustainability: Sustainable UD

Selected Films

Go Green Classroom Tips

Do your Part

Thanks to the library's ongoing "Go Green" initiative, paper use in the library decreased by about 50% in 5 years. How can you help improve our numbers even more?

How can I help?

  • Read on the computer screen rather than printing.
  • If you must print, use the CANON printers in the library, which automatically double-side. Faculty accept assignments printed this way, so don't worry!
  • Print PowerPoint slides multiple per page. Don't know how? Just ask! 
  • Faculty can save PowerPoint handouts as pdfs to ensure slides are printed multiple per page. Use dark text on a light background, which uses less toner.
  • Go paperless for class assignments by using UDOnline/ (Moodle) for assignment submission.
  • Always 'print preview' to make sure you're only printing pages you need.
  • If you print something long by mistake, ask a librarian to cancel your print right away.
  • Place unwanted copies in the trays provided near library printers. This paper is reused in offices for printing on the other side.
  • Scan instead of photocopying. There are 4 library scanners available for student use and instructions are posted next to each. It's free to scan and if necessary you can print using your print account. Scan-to-email is also available on the 2nd floor printer outside the Academic Success Center--no computer required!
  • The library also provides a free e-delivery service—we can scan up to 10% of a book & provide it to you electronically. Details & request forms available at:

We're sure you've already noticed, but the library's 1st-floor computers (near the coffee shop) print double-sided. Need to print single-sided or need help? Just ask!

Selected media

Selected articles

Agron, J. (2006, June). LEEDing the way. American School & University, 78(11), 6.

Aulisio, G. J. (2013). Green libraries are more than just buildings. Electronic Green Journal, 1(35), 1-10.

Brown, P., & Taylor, J. (2012). Sustainability in the union. New Directions for Student Services, (137), 53-65.

Brown, W. M., & Hamburger, M. W. (2012). Organizing for sustainability. New Directions for Student Services, (137), 83-96.

Buttenwieser, S. (2008, Winter). Greening the ivory tower. Earth Island Journal, 22(4), 34-38.

Carlson, S. (2008, January 18). Small colleges worry about cost of sustainability. Chronicle of Higher Education, 54(19), A14.

Carlson, S. (2008, September 5). Colleges get greener in operations, but teaching sustainability declines. Chronicle of Higher Education, 55(2), A25.

Herrmann, M. (2008, April). Getting a star for sustainability. University Business, 11(4), 16.

Horan, K. (2010). Sustainability trends on campus. University Business, 13(6), 49-52.

Johnson, L., & Castleden, H. (2011). Greening the campus without grass: Using visual methods to understand and integrate student perspectives in campus landscape development and water sustainability planning. Area, 43(3), 353-361.

Kerr, K. G., & Hart-Steffes, J. S. (2012). Sustainability, student affairs, and students. New Directions for Student Services, (137), 7-17.

Lipka, S. (2006, October 20). Students call for action on campuses. Chronicle of Higher Education, 53(9), 11.

McClure, A. (2011). The power of green: Campus sustainability policies and practices that make a big impact. University Business, 14(6), 63-64.

Messineo, M. (2012). Sustainability and first-year programs. New Directions for Student Services, (137), 67-81.

Monastersky, R. (2007, June 22). More college leaders sign climate pledge. Chronicle of Higher Education, 53(42), A30.

Newman, J. (2012). An organisational change management framework for sustainability. Greener Management International, (57), 65-75.

Newport, D. (2012). Campus sustainability: It's about people. Chronicle Of Higher Education, 58(31), A56.

Pursehouse, C. (2012). Sustainability in housing and dining operations. New Directions for Student Services, (137), 41-52.

Weissman, N. B. (2012). Sustainability & liberal education. Liberal Education, 98(4), 6-13.

Newsletter: Blue + Green

Campus Groups/Contacts

Web of Life

Student environmental organization.

Faculty advisor: Adam Hoffman (; 563-589-3746)

Green Team

An informal network of interested faculty, staff, & students.

Contact: Adam Hoffman (; 563-589-3746)

Get Connected!

Sample Projects

Selected organizations