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Green Tip

Bring your mug.

Many coffee shops offer discounts to customers who bring their own mugs rather than using paper cups. Starbucks offers a 10 cent discount. If you're a regular coffee drinker that can really add up.

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Sustainability Plan Goal Examples

Sustainability Plan Goal Examples

Stewardship of the built environment

  • Progressive planning and smart growth
  • Green architecture and ecologically sensitive design
  • Efficient and reliable transportation systems

Stewardship of the natural environment
  • Environmentally and biodiversity friendly infrastructure and waste management
  • Maintenance and enhancement of biodiversity of plants and animals
  • Promotion of organic-regional agriculture
  • Energy conservation and enhancement of renewable energy
  • Advanced water conservation and efficiency
  • Elimination to the extent possible of human exposure to toxic and biologically active substances

Build a campus culture of sustainability

  • Communicate and market sustainable practices
  • Offer incentives and provide recognition of sustainability practices
  • Sponsor sustainability competitions
  • Integrate sustainable living information into student programs
  • Policies of sustainability

Integrate Sustainability into the curriculum and research

  • Integrate sustainability into the curriculum
  • Establish sustainability focused courses and academic programs
  • Promote sustainability research
  • Foster interdisciplinary research addressing community, regional, national and global sustainability issues

Engage with the community to advance sustainability

  • Partner with other higher education institutions in advancing sustainability learning, research and practices
  • Partner with Memphis community and region in sustainability initiatives

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