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Green Campus Tour: Smith Memorial Student Union

Smith is a hub of student activity and is also home to many sustainability innovations.

Green Screen

Located in the Smith lobby, this interactive dashboard allows visitors to see real-time water and energy use for the building. Look for another one near the east entrance of Lincoln Hall.

Green Roots Cafe and Student Green Space

Tucked in the basement of Smith is the student-run Green Roots Cafe. This sustainability-focused cafe oers local, organic, vegan, and vegetarian cuisine, and features ethically traded coffee from a local roaster that employs adults with disabilities. The cafe’s durable dishware and compost stations cut down on unnecessary waste. In the Green Space next door, student groups like the Environmental Club gather to share ideas.

Hydration Stations

Help PSU “Take Back the Tap” by refilling your reusable water bottle at one of more than 20 filtered water stations on campus (look for one in the Smith lobby). Initiated by a student campaign, these refilling stations are helping to reduce plastic waste from disposable water bottles.

Composting Station – Viking Food Court

PSU’s commitment to diverting food waste from landfills is exemplified through this creative recycling and compost station. 

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15. Science Research Center
16. South Park Blocks
17. PSU ReUse Room
18. Lincoln Hall
19. Broadway Cycle Track 
20. Geothermal & District Energy Loop