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Tools to Make an Impact

Get started on your Path to Positive by taking steps to make an impact on your campus and in your community. If you’ve made the Solution Generation pledge, you can add actions to your plan below. Be sure to explore the list of engagement steps in our "Resources to Inspire Others" section, as well.

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Save money and energy by increasing the energy performance on your campus. Install cost effective upgrades to your facilities, improve occupants’ comfort, and free up funds for deferred maintenance projects.   > Get resources
Utah State University students use a bike maintenance station funded by the USU Blue Goes Green Fee.
  • Save Money
  • Improve Health
  • Good Steward
Make it easy for students and others to bike around campus and consider providing incentives to encourage the use of public transportation.   > Get resources
Students sort through garbage at the annual Garbage on the Green waste audit, organized by the University of North Florida’s Environmental Center.
  • Save Money
  • Good Steward
  • Build Community
Make recycling easy and accessible throughout campus and motivate student by organizing net zero waste events.   > Get resources
Energy Star
  • Save Money
  • Be Prepared
  • Good Steward
Establish or expand your green procurement program, ask suppliers for the most environmentally sound, high quality products and services, and purchase Energy Star equipment.   > Get resources
Northland students install solar arrays on the roof of the campus library as part of special May-term course in renewable energy systems.
  • Save Money
  • Be Prepared
  • Good Steward
  • Build Community
Power your campus with renewable energy by installing projects or purchasing a portion of your electricity from green power sources.   > Get resources
Students install a rain garden on campus to mitigate storm water run-off to the nearby James River.
  • Save Money
  • Improve Health
  • Good Steward
  • Build Community
Save money and water by growing native plants on your campus. Encourage students to plant gardens and trees on campus and in your community. A garden is a wonderful place for students to gather, learn, and be inspired.   > Get resources
The Mino Aki Farm and Community Garden on the Northland College campus provides some of the produce for the campus cafeteria and gives students valuable hands-on experience with food production.
  • Save Money
  • Improve Health
  • Build Community
Provide students, staff, and visitors with healthy, locally grown foods and encourage students to visit the local farmer's market.   > Get resources

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