Sustainability is an ambitious ideal that will require the cooperation of the entire university community. Everybody should embrace sustainability because sustainability aims for the social well-being of everybody. The president's sustainability commission will ensure that the university continuously makes progress toward the ideal of sustainability, but your involvement is needed and a diverse group of participants can only improve our efforts. The simplest way to get involved is through emailing [email protected] or our Facebook page. We are looking for a large number of volunteers to help with our efforts in recycling, social media relations, developing marketing materials, supporting events, fundraising and much more. Internships, research and consultation for class projects are available, which can help facilitate sustainability at EMU and help our rating system. Getting involved is also a good way to meet people in a low-risk manner. Alternative involvement can also be gained by joining one of the following organizations.
President's Sustainability Commission
If you are interested in joining the President's Sustainability Commission, please submit a resume and a statement of interest to [email protected]. Please contact the chairperson of the sustainability commission, Tom Kovacs ([email protected]), if you have any questions about getting involved with the commission. Use our Facebook page to provide feedback or post information helpful to the mission of the commission.
Solar Options for EMU Community Members
Eastern Michigan University has teamed up with EnergySage to help EMU employees, faculty, and alumni explore solar options in an easy, online, apples-to-apples format for free. Simply sign up (no phone calls required!) and receive multiple quotes to compare in one place. EnergySage's competitive marketplace helps deliver up to 20-30% savings compared to the broader market, and their team of unbiased expert Energy Advisors can help you review your proposals and answer any questions you have along the way.
Can't put panels on your property? If you live outside Michigan (eg. alumni, former EMU employees/faculty) consider community solar! Subscribe to a large solar project in your area and save between 10-20% on your electric bill. Simply enter your zip code to browse projects near you on the EnergySage Community Solar Marketplace.
Going solar via EnergySage’s competitive marketplaces is a win-win for EMU, too. The University receives a contribution from EnergySage for every installed residential solar and battery storage system or community solar subscription. This will help fund upcoming campus sustainability projects and initiatives.
EMU will be tracking our impact beyond the campus through this partnership. If you’re interested in spreading the word and engaging more of the community, please email us at [email protected] or follow along for more sustainability tips at emich.edu/sustainability.
Swoops Food Pantry
Looking to make a non-perishable item or cash donation? Or simply interested in volunteering your services? If so, visit our donate or volunteer page. Do you want to receive updates about pantry news and how you can help? Sign up to receive our Friends of Swoop’s Newsletter by sending an email to our listserv at [email protected] with the subject line "subscribe".