Sustainability department urges students to respond to dining surveys

USD’s sustainability department has partnered with the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) to begin campaigning to reduce plastic use on campus. Campaign organizer Codylee Riedmann said the department is currently working to reduce waste created by USD dining services. USD’s contract with Aramark expires in May 2022, and the university wants to develop a new contract […]

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USD takes steps toward sustainability with PLAN

 The Post Action Landfill Network (PLAN) helps college students across the country by providing resources, educational courses and leadership training. USD students have access to all of these trainings at the website by using a USD e-mail. “PLAN empowers our generation to be changemakers. We really put our belief in students for this zero-waste […]

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Beyond Waste student summits seek to improve sustainability on campus

The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN), an inter-campus association of students concerned about sustainability, is hosting the Beyond Waste Student Summits from February through March. This comes after USD scored 37% overall on PLAN’s Zero Waste Atlas evaluation of sustainability, below the average score of 40 to 50% on college campuses. Anna Moore, Campus Recycling Coordinator […]

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USD graduate student examines sustainability practices on campus

A few months after finishing her undergraduate degree at Oberlin College, Anna Moore came to USD this past spring to be a sustainability coordinator and do research as a graduate student. One of Moore’s research projects included conducting a Zero Waste Assessment (ZWA) of the university’s waste management program over the summer. The assessment evaluates […]

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USD students work to build a culture of resourcefulness on campus

For years USD has not had many consistent recycling acts set in place. However, two sustainability students are planning to change that for good. Caitlin Reimers, a junior sustainability major and campus recycling coordinator, and Anna Moore, a graduate student, have been working together to plan a campus initiative for recycling. Starting with North Complex […]

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