New bike shelter
The Student Office of Sustainability provided the funding to purchase a new enclosed bike parking shelter. The enclosure will house up to 14 bikes and provides covered parking at the back of Sutherland Hall. Bike lockers purchase by SOS are also installed at the same location. Contact Al Wiberg in the EAC if you would like to rent a bike locker.
The location provides easy access from Sutherland, Bridgman and Oak Ridge Halls. We really appreciate the help from SOS and facilities to make this additional sheltered bike parking available to housing residents.
SOS provides funding for new bins
SOS also provided the funds for us to purchase new outdoor recycling and landfill bins to make it easier for students to recycle on upper campus. The new bins come from a Wisconsin company, MaxR, and are made from reclaimed milk jugs. Look for the new bins in front of Towers Hall, Horan, Oak Ridge and Sutherland Halls. Thanks SOS for helping Housing make recycling convenient.
Other green initiatives in the residence halls
Low-flow shower heads installed in all res halls
Aerators installed on all the faucets in the res halls
Energy efficient washer and dryers in the laundry rooms
Upgraded HVAC systems in Oakridge, Sutherland and Bridgman Halls
Upgraded energy efficient windows in Governors, Horan, Bridgman, Oak Ridge and Sutherland Halls
Green seal certified or equivalent cleaners used in all the res halls