|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2014|
University of Dayton
ER-T2-4: Themed Housing
Environmental Sustainability Manager
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):
A first-year student Living Learning community focused on sustainability has existed on campus for the past 3 years. This self-selected group of first year students lives together on one floor of a residence hall, and has one course in common in which they explore sustainability topics. In addition, these students are required to attend speakers, film screenings, or other campus programs focused on sustainability. In August 2010, these students organized a teach-in about the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
For Juniors and Seniors, there are Sustainability themed houses on campus. Students apply to live in these houses which are advised by members of the faculty and staff. Residents design projects and educational opportunities for their peers in our student neighborhood. They also assist with the speakers and other events coordinated through the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Initiative. In the Fall of 2011, residents of these houses created an organic garden, installed rain barrels, and gave a workshop on creating backyard compost bins, among other projects.
The website URL where information about the themed housing is available:
The total number of residents in themed housing. :