There is no cheaper, cleaner power than energy you don’t have to produce. That’s why energy conservation is our primary strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We use 30% less energy than universities of the same size in our climate.
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Our onsite facility annually turns 178,000 pounds of food waste into compost. The compost is spread in planting beds toimprove soil quality. The facility has won several awards for being located in a large city, adjacent to an apartment building and restaurants, and operating without odor issues.
Seattle University is a charter signatory of the American College & University President’s Climate Commitment. We believe higher education must educate students and conduct research to develop the social, economic and technological solutions to reverse global warming and lead byexample to reduce our campus’s operational emissions.