- Facilities & Construction
- UT Sustainability Policy
- Student Involvement & Resources
- Faculty/Staff Resources
- Community Resources
- Meet the SEED Team
- Current SEED Projects
In the Spotlight
- UT Weighs in with RecycleMania
- UT Participates in Give & Go
- Give & Go Highlight on CH 11
- Alcoa donates recycling bins
- Green Office Program
- UT celebrates Multi-Modal Week
- UT's EarthFest 2013
- UT RecycleMania Results
- Upgrades to CVA save money
- UT at Penta Green Career Day
- BG & UT Climate Progress
- Feasibility study looks into composting facility
- Electronics recycling drive to be held at UT March 16
- Have old electronics?
- Electronics recycling drive
- RecycleMania returns to campus
- Student groups save energy
- FNL saves energy and money
- UT Sustainable U conference
- Sustainable Steps for UT
- New cogen plant saves energy
As a University of Toledo student, you have ample opportunities to get involved in the sustainability movement. Whether it is with faculty doing research, with a student group working on projects, with friends writing a Green Fund application, or with SEED volunteering or interning, you can find something that with further your career aspirations while making a difference at UT. Below are ways you can get involved with SEED.
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Friday Night Lights: FNL is a group of student volunteers dedicated to helping UT conserve energy by turning
off lights in academic buildings on Friday nights. In addition to helping to conserve
energy and save money, volunteers have the opportunity to earn service hours that
may be able to be applied to other groups, fraternities, sororities, etc.
- Recycling: To strengthen UT's recycling program, we rely on volunteers. Depending on the time
of year, different volunteer opportunities are available. During football season,
volunteers can help with the Tailgate Recycling program. Starting in January with
RecycleMania, volunteers can help with basketball recycling events, electronic waste
events, clutter clean out days, and other miscellaneous tasks.
- Energy Conservation: At UT we take energy conservation very seriously. In order to keep our facilities
operating at our highest standard, we need help with various tasks around campus.
For example: helping with a light audit, inventorying equipment, etc.
Outdoor Classroom Garden: The UT Outdoor Classroom Garden relies on volunteers. Volunteers help with planning garden bed design, planting seeds and tending to seedlings, transplanting starts to the garden, weeding and tending garden beds, harvesting flowers and food, and in preparing the garden beds for winter plantings including cover crops and garlic. Volunteers can spend as little as a half hour per week, or up to 3-4 hours per week depending on interest. Most of our volunteer activities take place during our workdays.
- Sustainability Audits: In order to continually monitor our progress on a range of sustainability projects,
we undertake audits to make adjustments and improvements.
- Miscellaneous Projects: Depending on the day, SEED always has other miscellaneous projects we could use volunteers to help complete them.
- Friday Night Lights: FNL is a group of student volunteers dedicated to helping UT conserve energy by turning off lights in academic buildings on Friday nights. In addition to helping to conserve energy and save money, volunteers have the opportunity to earn service hours that may be able to be applied to other groups, fraternities, sororities, etc.
- Internship Opportunities
- There are a plethora of internship opportunities at SEED. Below is a list of projects we would like interns to work on. If you have an idea that is not listed, or if you want more information about interning with SEED, email us at email@example.com!
|Greenhouse Gas Inventory||Climate Action Plan||
|Improving Recycling||RecycleMania (Spring semesters)|
|BlackoUT (Fall semesters)||Campus Conservation Nationals (Spring semesters)|
|Green Event certification program||Green Lab certification/ pledge program|
|Office Supply Reuse Program||Battery Recycling Project|
|Zip Car Initiative||Education Outreach to students|
|Green Greeks certification program||Sustainability Ambassador certification program|
|Sustainable Purchasing guide||Putting more local food on campus feasibility study|
|Rain water harvesting feasibility study||Expanding recycling feasibility study/grant research|
|Green Fellows program feasibility study||Walk-ability study of the campuses|
Computer printing feasibility study
Sustainability Campus Tour/Map
Sustainability presentations to educate the UT community on how to get involved in energy reduction, recycling, etc.
Summer Sustainability Program for high school students feasibility study
- Project Support
- Have a great project idea (Green Fund, Senior Design, or other) you'd like to undertake to enhance sustainability at UT?
- Submit your project idea to the SEED team and we can offer guidance and support along the way!
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