Reduce YOUR Carbon Footprint!
At Grand Valley's Service Building, bikes are available to faculty/staff for commutes across campus for a healthy and sustainable way of travel. In the past few years GVSU has taken a huge leap forward in terms of being a sustainable campus with its LEED buildings. Why not include faculty/staff transportation to the list? The Safety Department strives to use bicycles to cross campus, and lessen our carbon footprint.
Ready about the Safety Manager's Environmental Stride:
Grand Valley State University has taken a step towards lowering its emissions as it participates in the Michigan Air Emissions Reporting System that carefully monitors what it puts into the atmosphere. Along with the reporting system, GVSU uses low sulfur #2 diesel fuel to help power its campus.
Hazardous Materials Management
Mercury (Hg) Recycling Program
DID YOU KNOW: Fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury! On average, 3,648 fluorescent light bulbs are recycled each year. Grand Valley recycles enough fluorescent bulbs to keep the equivalent of 30 mercury thermometers from reaching the environment!
Properly Disposing of Hazardous Materials:
Grand Valley State University implements state and federal plans for preventing and managing polluting materials.