Sustainability in WKU Residence Halls
Big Red has gone green at WKU, and the residence halls are no exception! Housing and Residence Life encourages all residents to engage in sustainable practices and opportunities, from simply remembering to turn off the lights and unplug cords, to going head to head with their neighbors and other universities in a competition to see who can conserve the most energy.
The Building Dashboard
The Building Dashboard was initially implemented so students can easily view and track their residence hall's energy usage, and has since spread campus-wide so energy consumption can be viewed all across the Hill from residence halls to academic buildings. Turn off your lights and shoot for the gold!
Housing and Residence Life offers several opportunities for students to participate in sustainability initiatives. Each year students in all residence halls compete in "Reduce Your Use" to see which building can use the least amount of energy! Winning halls celebrate their victories in style with an ice cream party with WKU President, Gary Ransdell!
At the end of every academic year, "Lighten Your Load" allows students to donate unwanted items so they don't end up in a landfill. In 2012, students donated a total of 4,634 items, and 1,793 lbs of food. All items and food were donated to the Housing Authority of Bowling Green to assist the approximately 30 families they serve.
With everyone's help, we can make WKU, and the world, more than just a place to live!