University of Minnesota Housing & Residential Life (HRL) is committed to doing what we can to conserve water and resources, as well as promoting recycling and green living in our residential communities. We have taken many steps in the right direction including the following:
- Recycling programs
- Low-flow toilets and showers
- Water and energy-saving laundry facilities
- Recycled material in hall offices
In addition, the HRL Sustainability Committee meets once a month to better understand and respond to sustainability issues and opportunities within our housing community.
Peer-to-Peer Staff & Volunteers
HRL has a Sustainability Education Coordinator (SEC) staff position and 10-15 volunteer Sustainability Advocates. The Sustainability Advocates meet regularly with and gain direction from the SEC. The SEC and Sustainability Advocates provide peer-to-peer sustainability outreach, help facilitate in-building sustainable community development, aid with public relations and advertising, and help foster campus-wide sustainability efforts.