At Drexel University, we feel that college and universities should be leading the way with sustainability initiatives that provide catalysts for change and provide models for society to follow. A successful university sustainability program can produce lasting cultural changes through a blend of macro elements (government program, university administrative and operational structures) and micro-level participation – and that’s where you come in.
There are myriad ways for Drexel students, faculty, professional staff, alumni, and community members to play a role in shifting the culture toward more sustainable practices and principles. Whether depositing waste paper in a recycling bin instead of the trash, volunteering for a neighborhood cleanup, submitting a “green idea” to the University, or becoming a member of the Sustainability Council, there are many opportunities big and small for you to get involved.
The first and easiest step in getting involved is to sign the Go Green! Pledge to take personal steps to incorporate sustainability into your everyday life, which will have a collective impact in improving the quality of life for everyone.
For more active involvement, consider joining a Sustainability Committee or the Sustainability Council, which is open to administrators, professional staff, and students. The Council meets periodically throughout the year to share information and make recommendations about products, services, policies, and procedures that will advance the University’s mission of being a better environmental citizen, communicate best practices in environmental management, and educate their peers about how they can promote greater sustainability.