| Jane Klug, director of Student Services at BHSU, talks about the self-guided tour through the David. B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union which highlights some of the University's sustainable efforts.
Black Hills State University will once again participate in national “Campus Sustainability Day” Wednesday, Oct. 23 with several events and booths dedicated to recognizing the successes, challenges and innovation of sustainability on campus.
University campuses across the country participate in the annual day which brings light to sustainability efforts in higher education.
From 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., there will be free coffee in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union for everyone who brings in a reusable container. A sustainability fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union. The fair will feature informational booths from campus organizations as well as local businesses.
A forum with campus and community presentations is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Student Union Club Buzz. Speakers include Kris Bjerke from Architecture Incorporated and a representative from Leave No Trace, an organization that teachers people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.
BHSU has been recognized for taking the lead in sustainability. BHSU was the first University in the state to join the American College and University President's Climate Commitment and has enrolled in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, known as STARS, to help assess progress in meeting sustainability goals. Two BHSU buildings have earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. In fact, the Student Union, which is certified LEED Gold, was the first state building to earn this standard.
For more information visit BHSU.edu/SustainabilityDay.