From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car and I.O.U.S.A. comes a relevant documentary that asks the question, “Should water be a commodity that bought and sold, or is it a basic human right?” Tapped, winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Eugene Film Festival, takes us behind the scenes to examine the big [...]
The 2014-2015 school year will mark the inaugural year of the Bike Voucher Program at Chapman University. Chapman’s Sustainability Manager, Mackenzie Crigger, has been hard at work bringing this new incentive program to the university.
This program, designed to incentivize the campus community ( Chapman students, faculty and staff) to engage in more [...]
Happy July, and Happy Smart Irrigation Month!
In the midst of California’s drought, it is important now more than ever that we exercise smart irrigation practices. In order to help you do so, here are a few of the many ways to lessen your water consumption and water waste:
If it is within your budget, [...]Continue Reading →
Summer- the season where the air conditioner is always on and the electricity bill always seems to increase. The increase in energy demand during the summer greatly affects levels of greenhouse gases and air pollutants in our atmosphere. In addition to polluting the air, summer is not a great time for water and the life [...]Continue Reading →
Chapman University has kicked off participation in the 2014 Recyclemania Tournament. Recyclemania, an 8-week recycling competition, helps promote recycling and reusing on 461 college campuses. During the competition, schools report the amount of recycling and trash that is collected during each week. Chapman University collected 12,116 tons of recyclables and 10,428 tons of trash during [...]Continue Reading →
In all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the average American produces 25% more waste than produced at any other time of year. However, there are plenty of ways to maintain a sustainable atmosphere and still enjoy all the goodies of the season!
By tradition, everyone has grown accustomed to receiving decorative holiday [...]Continue Reading →
Let’s keep the paper printing to a minimum! Beginning in spring 2014, all computers at Chapman, with the exception of the printers in the law school, Dodge College, and nine standalone printers associated with various departments, will be set to automatically print double-sided papers in an effort to save paper. This initiative towards paper conservation [...]Continue Reading →
Every two years, the U.S. Department of Energy sponsors The Solar Decathlon, a competition for students to showcase cutting-edge designs in sustainable living. Previously the prestigious competition was held on the National Mall in Washington, DC, but when organizers said they were looking for a new home, Chapman Political Science Professor Fred Smoller proposed [...]Continue Reading →
As a new school year starts there are always a lot of questions about how to get involved with sustainability initiatives on campus. Here are a few ways to get plugged into the sustainability community on Chapman’s Campus!
Help in the Community Garden: Chapman University has a community garden in the Davis Residence Quad. [...]Continue Reading →
The Chapman Campus Garden has been established by faculty, students and staff as to be an interdisciplinary learning space driven by student and faculty interests. With generous donations from 16 departments on campus, the garden has been started with fruit trees, planters for vegetables and herbs, and drought-friendly plants. The garden is a space for students, faculty, and staff to use in support of curriculum and in campus [...]Continue Reading →