University of Puget Sound

Description: Environmental Campus Outreach (ECO) functions to channel student voice regarding environmental concerns in the Puget Sound Community, works to educate and raise awareness about sustainable behavior and institutional initiatives on campus. We work with Sustainability Advisory Committee, Residence Life, Dining and Conference Services, Environmental Policy Department, The Garden Club and Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound to reduce negative environmental impacts on campus and in the surrounding community. Additionally, we utilize off campus interactions to apply our sustainability practices and ideals to real world situations and in order establish ourselves in a global environmental community.

We represent sustainability on campus because it helps to instill a sense of personal responsibility within the members of the Puget Sound community which hopefully resonates within these individuals and will carry over into their personal lives. We strive to be a catalyst for personal responsibility and sustainability projects in the broader campus community.

 

Successful Projects:
– Sustainability events during earth week:
– showing film on plastic bottles
      – panel of divestment with trustee members
– Student Market: twice a semester students can bring handmade products to sell, secondhand clothing,      or similar items
– Beyond Coal Campaign
– Tacoma Methanol Refinery
– Direct Action Training
– Food Salvage

 

Ongoing Projects as of 2015-2016:
– Banning/Limiting sale of bottled water
– Divestment from fossil fuels
– Save the bees campaign
– Solar Washington campaign

 

For 2016-2017
– Divestment (unless the end of this year is successful)
– Bottled water cont’d
– Save the bees
– Solar Washington