The University of Toledo Office of Sustainability

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Help to spread the nutrients and to create deeper roots within the community of sustainability. SEED commits itself to not only leaving behind a better planet, but by helping people to be better equipped to live on it.

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HOW DOES UToledo PRACTICE SUSTAINABILITY?

The University of Toledo aspires to minimize its impact on our environment and maximize the effective use of resources by fostering safe, comfortable, and efficient environmental behavior among faculty, students, staff, and volunteers. Our goals are organized into the three pillars of sustainability. The first component for the University is the social aspect. With increased engagement from faculty/staff, students, and the greater community, we can meet our sustainability goals. The second component, the economy, provides a budget so that the University can continually make changes and implement sustainable projects. The third and final component is the environment. If the first two components are properly implemented, then the environmental benefits come naturally. It is critical to protect the environment because without it we cannot have an equitable society or a flourishing economy.

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WHO MANAGES UToledo SUSTAINABILITY?

SEED Initiative is the University of Toledo's Office of Sustainability that is housed but not limited to Facilities & Construction. SEED focuses on Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, and Design to ensure the University is operating in a manner that betters our community, economy, and planet. Through environmental sustainability projects, energy conservation measures, innovative building renovation, and a comprehensive educational campaign, SEED commits itself to leaving behind a better planet than when we started.

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WHAT'S THE LATEST NEWS?

HEALTH SCIENCE CAMPUS TECH PARK SOLAR RIBBON CUTTING

The event is 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 at the HSC Tech Park Solar Field, located off of Arlington Avenue along Main Technology Drive near the Facilities Support Building.
A new 2.3-acre, 332-kilowatt solar array on Health Science Campus is expected to save The University of Toledo nearly $30,000 a year while increasing the amount of renewable energy powering the University.
A senior design team made up of UToledo students studying mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineering worked with UToledo Facilities and Construction to identify the site and prepared construction engineering drawings with assistance from JDRM Engineering. The UToledo Student Green Fund approved spending $350,000 to cover the costs to install the array. The construction contract was awarded to Solscient Energy LLC after a public bidding of the project.

THANK YOU STUDENTS FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE FOR THE NEXT 25+ YEARS OF STUDENTS - TRULY A SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVE

 

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The University of Toledo Office of Sustainability
Facilities & Construction

419-530-1036

Website: seed@utoledo.edu 

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Volunteer opportunities: www.utoledo.edu/sustainability/webforms/volunteer-application

Last Updated: 8/14/20