Aspects of WellU - Practice Sustainability

Practice Sustainability

Practicing sustainability, or going green as many call it, is the overall process of consciousness and conservation of the environment around us. Knowledge will help better prepare us for the future impact of the material decisions we are making today.

Campus Resources

  • Earth Action: An environmental justice student group at CSS.
    • Meetings are held Mondays at 8PM in the Center for Just Living.

Community Resources

  • Duluth Farmer's Market: Provides information and history of the Duluth Farmer's Market.
  • Do it Green: Educates and motivates Minnesotans to live green, sustainably and help build healthy communities.
  • Whole Foods Co-op: Find organic and natural foods right here in the Northland.
  • Sustainable Table: Celebrates local sustainable foods, builds community, and educates consumers about issues.
  • The Daily Green: A customer's guide to being green.

How CSS Stewards Practice Sustainability

  • Both The Greenview and Storm's Den promote reducing your carbon footprint by opting not to use a tray.
  • The College of St. Scholastica has been awarded gold level LEED (Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification for the addition to the Science building.
  • Compostable paper products are used in both food service locations as well as in catering services.
  • Cans, plastic, glass, and cardboard are recycled in all food service locations, while food waste is recycled in partnership with the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District using their food waste recycling program.
  • The Food Service Department uses local vendors when possible.

Interactive Tool

Footprint Calculator: Take this fun, simple quiz to find out your ecological footprint, identify your largest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to tread more lightly on the earth.

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