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Green Campus Enterprise

Green Campus Enterprise is an organization of students working to make the Michigan Tech campus more sustainable through both low and high profile projects. We are collaborating with University personnel on many of our projects and gaining professional experience and leadership skills.

Green Campus Enterprise was created in fall, 2008 as a result of the Carbon Neutral Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) project. The Carbon Neutral AQIP project was initiated to improve the integration of sustainability into Michigan Tech's research and education. Under the AQIP project Green Campus is charged with estimating the University's carbon footprint and suggesting ways to reduce it. Green Campus works with the Executive Team and provides them with project progress reports at the end of each term. Determining the carbon footprint is instrumental in selecting energy reduction projects which will eventually reduce Michigan Tech's impact on the environment and save the University money.

We have several teams working on projects that target various aspects of energy usage on campus. These include computing practices, lighting and heating in buildings and energy efficiency in the dorms and dining halls. Green Campus believes that the attitudes and opinions of students, faculty and staff need to be considered when implementing new ideas on campus. Successfully reducing Michigan Tech's carbon footprint is going to require a commitment from the entire campus. For this reason, we also have a team dedicated to "campus culture" to ensure all are aware of the importance of being more "green".

Mission Statement:

To help Michigan Tech's Administration effectively engage the University community in reducing our carbon footprint. The Carbon Neutral AQIP project was initiated to improve the integration of sustainability into Michigan Tech's research and education.