Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.25
Liaison Rich Walker
Submission Date March 22, 2013
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
ER-T2-4: Themed Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kevin Adkins
Sustainability Officer
Vice Chancellor for Administration
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Does the institution have sustainability-themed housing (residential floor or hall, or theme house) where residents learn about sustainability together and to which residents must apply?:

A brief description of the themed housing, including name(s) and descriptions of theme(s):

Students Improving Society (SIS) is a community for first year SIUE students that desire a cohesive community that explores making the world a better place by focusing on living sustainably. SIS is intended to teach students how they can make choices in their daily lives that impact the world they live in. This community will teach students more about sustainability which is the ability for all people to live well without compromising the quality of life for future generations.

In addition to the SIS, SIUE Housing offers accomodations at the Eco-House, a small, upperclass community designed to support sustainable living, conservation, and community service conveniently located next to the Gardens at SIUE. Opportunities that are available to members of this FIC (focused interest community) include: volunteering with the Gardens at SIUE, creating and sustaining a community garden, practicing conservation efforts, participation in Recylemania, and potential community partnerships. Eco-House residents will work directly with University Housing to plan and implement "greening" projects and initiatives related to the Eco House and on-campus housing.

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The website URL where information about the themed housing is available:
The total number of residents in themed housing. :

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