NKU hires first Sustainability Operations Coordinator
NKU joins the Cincinnati 2030 District, a powerhouse cohort dedicated to reducing energy and water usage by 50%, transportation emissions by 50%, and increasing occupant health in buildings by 50% by 2030.
Battery and ink cartridge recycling expanded to whole university
Sustainability Strategy is published and implementation begins.
Drafting of the 2017 Sustainability Strategy begins
The Office of Energy Management is created and the University’s first full-time sustainability practitioner is hired.
The President’s Climate Commitment Task Force publishes the first NKU Climate Action Plan
The Commonwealth of Kentucky adopts administrative regulations for high performance building standards NKU student volunteers complete the University’s first greenhouse gas emissions inventory.
NKU is the first university to be recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA.
NKU enters into an agreement with TANK, thereby allowing anyone with an NKU ID to access local bus routes for free NKU becomes a signatory of the American College and University’s Presidents’ Climate Commitment and, in doing so, commits to emitting net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
NKU enters into Energy Savings Performance Contract Students lobby for a formal recycling program and NKU begins to collect glass, plastic, books, and other recyclable items.
First official NKU Earth Day celebrations
NKU performs a campus-wide lighting retrofit project to reduce energy consumption and cost
The Animals, Plants, and Earth Society, a student organization now known as the Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students (ECOS), is founded.
Environmental Impact Committee formed to advocate for the preservation of natural greenspaces on the campus grounds.
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