Sustainability at the University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati recognizes its role as a leader in sustainable practice, research, and education. UC seeks to consider the environmental, social, and economic impacts of its decisions and commits to incorporating the concept of sustainability into its academic and research programs; the design, operation, and maintenance of its buildings and landscapes; and its organizational structure and management.
Student Sustainability Co-Director Jacob Holden was recently interviewed for Make Peace With Nature, a syndicated, public affairs television show which looks at solutions to problems of conservation, energy, and the environment.
Recently approved by the University’s Board of Trustees and the Administration, Scioto Hall will be renovated. This renovation will be very similar to the recent renovation of Morgen’s Hall. There will be one notable difference and that is a connection to the new building to be constructed adjacent to Scioto. Like Morgen’s Hall, the University will work towards LEED certification, an important goal of the for our collective sustainability objectives. The design team has recently started on the construction documents and looking at the credits.
UC has officially achieved a rating of Silver in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS)! Read the whole report at the link and see how we compare to other schools.
The Princeton Review, in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the USGBC, has released the fifth annual edition of its free Guide to Green Colleges. The guide recognizes the nation's 332 most environmentally responsible colleges, but does not provide rankings. UC has been included in the guide each year it has been published. UC received an overall green score of 91.