Making sustainable purchasing a priority

By Janice DeMonsi, Director of Recreation Santa Clara University, Co-Chair of NIRSA’s Strategic Values Commission for Sustainable Communities

Has your campus recreation program made a commitment to operating sustainably? Do you want to learn how to make it easier to buy green? For example, simple changes—like purchasing recycled paper, green cleaning supplies, or fair trade sports […]

By | 2016-10-23T20:49:40+00:00 October 5, 2015|Categories: Sustainability|Tags: , , , |

A Culture of Clean: Wall to wall, ceiling to floor—WSU’s Student Recreation Center strives to stay immaculate

By Steve Nakata, Washington State University’s Administrative Services

When Washington State University opened the doors to its Student Recreation Center (SRC) in 2001, students were in awe of the state-of-the-art $40-million facility. It quickly became the hot spot on campus. Fast forward 14 years and it’s still one of the most heavily-used buildings at WSU.

What keeps […]

Meeting the needs of our environment at NIRSA 2015

By Sierra Smith

NIRSA members are conscious of whether or not their actions are having a positive effect on the environment. It is for this reason that promoting sustainable communities is one of NIRSA’s strategic values. The Association is invested in a sustainable future and is intentional in selecting for its professional development opportunities event […]

By | 2016-10-29T00:05:25+00:00 February 20, 2015|Categories: Conference, Sustainability|

Consider becoming a NIRSA Sustainability Ambassador

By Maureen McGonagle, Centers LLC at DePaul University In 2012, NIRSA’s Strategic Values Commission for Sustainable Communities refined a model of sustainability and developed a list of guiding questions to help NIRSA members understand the what, why, and how of sustainability. Since developing those foundational materials, the Commission’s priority has been educating […]