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Sustainability Timeline

1969

  • Former physical plant manager starts recycling program through student services

1973

1992

  • Students form the PSU Recycling Coalition, later renamed PSU Recycles!

1994

  • PSU begins tracking student and employee commuting habits

2001

  • First sustainability coordinator hired using student fees

2002

2003

  • Class completes first carbon inventory
  • New policy requires LEED certification for all new construction and major renovation of campus buildings

2005

2006

  • PSU becomes the first Salmon-Safe certified university campus
  • Engineering Building earns LEED Gold
  • Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices (now called the Institute for Sustainable Solutions) established, and facilitates $100,000 in funding for sustainability research proposals

2007

  • PSU begins tracking energy use and business travel for climate planning

2008

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2016