Several years ago, University Recreation identified sustainability as one of its primary values. See how that investment is paying off.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]