Sustainability Initiative  
 

 

 

 

Campus Resources: Get Involved

 
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AQ Sustainability on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook to keep up with our most recent events, acheivements, or sustainable finds!
 
AQ Sustainability on Instagram

The Center for Sustainability is on Instagram! Along with our Facebook account “Center for Sustainability at Aquinas College,” we now have an account on Instagram! Follow us at “AQ_Sustainability” #aqsustains

 

Links to some of our favorite sustainability programs and organizations. >>More
 
 
 
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Sustainability Newsletter
Stay informed about the latest sustainability news on campus.
 
Re-Thinking the Way We Print (PDF)*
Paper use is, perhaps, the most common recurring issue in the sustainability discussion. Aquinas College uses over two tons of paper annually or 34 trees worth. Find out what you can do to reduce paper usage at AQ.
 
Faculty and Staff Sustainability Guide 2013
Download the 2013 Faculty and Staff Sustainability Guide. The guide contains basic information on campus sustainability programs, including more on how you can get involved.
 
Student Sustainability Guide 2013-14: Sustainable Saints

Download the 2013-14 edition of the Student Sustainability Guide! This guide offers tips for reducing waste, rethinking transportation, supporting local businesses, and taking action with policies and clubs in the campus community..

Click here to download the guide.
 
REDUCE before you RECYCLE your junk mail (PDF)*

Every year, Americans receive close to 4 million tons of junk mail. Some people have taken steps toward sustainability by recycling this junk mail instead of tossing it in the trash. While recycling is an appealing method, there is a more constructive action we can take: REDUCE.

 
 
 
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Zero Waste Initiative

Make it a priority to choose Zero Waste every time you are at the crossroads (compost or recycling?!). Get informed and then jump to action! . >More Information
 
Re-Think Transportation
Learn how to use the Grand Rapids bus system, view routes from AQ to popular destinations in the city, learn about bike rental programs and much more. >>More
 
Volunteer in the AQ Community Garden!

Volunteer in the summer for our AQ community garden! Come on out to the garden located east of the AMC to help with planting day, harvesting day, or become a regular volunteer! The garden is two raised beds tended square foot gardening style, which reduces the need for fertilizers and weed pulling! To be considered a "serious" volunteer the summer, all you have to do is commit to tending the garden one day per week for at least 30 minutes. . If interested, please contact Jessica Eimer.

 
Got Art?*
Be part of the community and share art! A web section on Moose where members of the Aquinas Community can post or request art pieces to be displayed on campus. On the Moose, select "Sustainability Initiative" In the right hand navigation section to access "GotArt?"
 
One Saint's Junk is Another Saint's Treasure*
Check out this online forum where members of the Aquinas Community can connect with others on campus to find items for donation and advertise unwanted goods. On the Moose, select "Sustainability Initiative" In the right hand navigation section to access "One Saint's Junk."
 
Aquinas College Tree Guide
Take the Tree Guide with you for your walk around campus! The Tree Guide shows the location of 108 types of trees on campus that are all native to Michigan. The guide is available online and can also be saved to your computer or printed.
 
 
*Note: These links are only accessible from the Aquinas computer network and AQNet.