Improve stewardship of natural resources and advance the college’s dedication to sustainability.

Benchmark 1: Decrease energy consumption and waste in College of Family and Consumer Sciences buildings:

A: Increase awareness of recycling efforts.
B: Support initiatives to transform the campus from “high energy” to “low energy.”

Benchmark 2: Incorporate sustainable materials in the construction of the new College of Family and Consumer Sciences building:

A: Investigate opportunities for student involvement in designing the new building.
B: Work with university architects to ensure the new building is LEED certified.

Benchmark 3: Promote college and campus wide awareness of faculty and student leadership in sustainable living and learning:

A: Increase college involvement in sustainability-related community activities.
B: Identify and seek external funding opportunities for sustainability-related outreach and research efforts.
C: Increase course offerings with sustainability-related content.