Sustainability Corner: Online survey promotes future campus sustainability

Johanna Poppel

Our campus is a great example of a college going green. There are many services and features on campus that allow students to be environmentally friendly. Take, for example, the various recycling bins throughout campus, bike repair and rental shops and access to the city bus by student ID. UMKC has been recognized for its sustainability efforts locally and nationally. This year, UMKC was ranked by the Sierra Club as a top 50 “Cool School.” In the National Recycle Mania competition, UMKC received 13th place in the Grand Champion category. In both 2011 and 2012, UMKC was awarded a Sustainable Success Story by Mid-America Regional Council. As the campus keeps striving to make UMKC as environmentally conscious as possible, the voice from students is necessary.

Campus Sustainability Coordinator Kaye Johnston sent students a sustainability survey regarding students’ approach and awareness of sustainable practices on campus this week via email. Responses will be used to improve the future actions taken to make the campus even more sustainable. The short survey is open until October 29th.

The survey can be found at

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