The Sustainable Campus Fee Committee (SCFC) awarded funds to install ten educational signs across campus where there are outdoor sustainability projects.
The projects range across a spectrum, from ecosystem preservation, to carbon footprint mitigation, to wildlife conservation. Some of the projects were funded by the SCFC and others are academic teaching and research projects. Yet another was initiated and funded by a grant from APSU.
The first four signs were installed in the summer of 2018 with the remaining signs to be installed in the fall and spring semester 2019. Enjoy!
Thanks to a generous donor, APSU installed Eastern Bluebird houses across campus in 2017-18. They serve to beautify our campus, ensure a healthy bird population, and support courses in Ecology and Ornithology. Once the boxes are established they will have the potential to support research projects.
In the fall of 2017, an APSU student won the Great Green Idea annual student competition with a concept for a bike-share program on campus. In the spring of 2018, the Sustainable Campus Fee Committee awarded funds to initiate BCycle bikes in partnership with the Clarksville Parks and Recreation BCycle program.
In 2013, APSU students funded two energy-reducing projects with the Sustainable Campus Fee. A car charging station and a nearby solar canopy were installed for Electric Vehicles (EV) in the Ninth Street parking lot. The cars are powered by the canopy which is powered by the sun, resulting in little environmental impact to drive!
While it may seem like a simple thing to do, keeping produce waste out of the trash can, and out of the landfill really adds up. In the course of a semester, the APSU compost keeps 3,380 dry gallons of produce waste out of landfills and turns it into plant food!