Sustainability at Texas State:

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2011 Texas State Leadership Institute

February 11
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12, 2011


Sustainability at Texas State:

What’s in Store for Us?

Dr. Richard Earl, Ms. Nicole Fisher, Ms. Nancy Nusbaum

Sustainability

“Meet the needs of the present
without compromising the
ability of future generations to
meet their own needs.”





Gro Harlem
Brundtland
,




Report to the United Nations,




“Our Common Future”


Sustainability:



Science, Policy, and



Opportunity

2010
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2011 Common Experience Theme

Upcoming Common Experience
Events

Ghetto Plainsman: One Man’s Journey towards
Ecological Health


February 10 (Thursday)


7
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9 p.m. Evans Liberal Arts 116

San Marcos Green Living Showcase


March 12 (Sunday)


10 a.m.
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4 p.m. City of San Marcos Convention

Center 3110 IH 35 S

Aquarena

Earth Day Celebration


April 30 (Saturday)


12
-
6 p.m.
Aquarena


Center


http://www.txstate.edu/esc/


Biology Greenhouse Rainwater Recycling:



A rainwater collection system will irrigate plants that are used for teaching,
research and landscaping.

Calories for Kilowatts:


By attaching power generators to the elliptical machines in the Student
Recreation Center has become the second largest human power generator in
the world.

Living Library Wildlife Habitat:



A terraced garden built around the Agriculture building is home to plants
which cannot be found on any other part of campus. Hundreds of hours Of
community service have been logged in the garden in just the past couple of
years.

Sustainability Virtual Tour

http://www.fss.txstate.edu/sustainability/virtualtour.html

Classes with a Sustainability Focus

May 18
-
19, 2010 Faculty Workshop:


Infusing Sustainability into the Curriculum

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Undergraduate Programs and Classes


Specific Classes:
A sampling

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Environmental Ethics

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Wildlife Biology

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Environmentally Conscious Design and Construction

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Environmental Chemistry



Undergrad Programs:
A sampling

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Resource and Environmental Studies

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Water Studies

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Aquatic Biology


Graduate Programs and Classes


Graduate Programs:
A sampling

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MSIS Sustainability

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MAG Resource and Environmental Studies

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Ph.D. Environmental Geography

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MS and Ph.D. Aquatic Resources
--
Biology



Graduate Classes:
A sampling


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Environmental Management

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Applied Water Resources

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Conservation Biology

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Environmental Impact Analysis

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Industrial Ecology


Student Organizations


Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO)



Net Impact Undergraduate



Water Aid



American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists


(AATCC)



Texas State Horticulture Club



United States Green Building Council Students


Student Environmental Leadership



Bobcat Blend



Water Aid

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World Water Day, March 22,

2011

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The World Walks For Water



Community Involvement

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Texas State Recycles Day

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Aquarena

Earth Day

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San Marcos Green Living Showcase

Student Environmental Leadership



Environmental Service Committee


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2000: Idea conceived by the SWT chapter of the

National

Association of Environmental


Professionals.


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Student leaders obtained student approval of

proposition.


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Approved by the University Administration


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Students presented the proposal our state

representative and state senator


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2003: Bill introduced in the Texas Legislature.


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2003: Bill signed by Governor Perry.


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2004: ESC approved by a 82% student vote.


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2004: ESC functioning in the Fall Semester.


Student Leaders Make A Difference!


Initiate programs Faculty and Staff
are too busy or too fearful to
introduce.


Provide leadership and mobilize
participation for organizing events.



Add energy, creativity, and
man power to campus
initiatives.

Pack it Up & Pass it On

Bike to School Day

Sustainability Exploration

S.W.I.G. Distributing Water Bottles

Bobcat Build Volunteers

Tree Planting in Honor of
Wangari

Maathaii

Arbor Day Observance

Cardboard Collection Campaign