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Sustainability at CWRU: A Timeline

Download a copy of our CWRU Sustainability Timeline here: Sustainability Timeline PDF | pdf | 134KB

Office for Sustainability Timeline

1990s: Energy conservation and cost savings measures began

2000: Recycling program launched

2005: Linda Robson, the first Energy Fellow, was hired to work on sustainability for the Facilities Department; 

          The Summer Undergraduate Research in Energy & Sustainability (SURES) program launched 

2006: Village at 115th, CWRU's first LEED certified building (silver & gold) opened

2008: President Snyder signed the ACUPCC, committing the University to climate neutrality by 2050; 

         The Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI) was created 

2009: First Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Assessment conducted;  

         CWRU began participating in RecycleMania;  

         First pervious pavement installation was piloted to keep stormwater on site 

2010: The University Farm begins growing and selling food to campus dining services, Bon Appetit;

         First BigBelly solar-powered trash compactors and recycling bins were installed on campus; 

         The wind turbine and first solar panels (Adelbert Gym) were installed; 

2011: Climate Action Plan published; 

         First full-time Director of Sustainability hired

         First temperature settings policy enacted

         The Garden@Case community garden began 

2012: Recycling Manager hired; 

         Second GHG assessment completed;  

         Tomlinson Renovation certified LEED silver; 

         Green your Event certification program launched 

2013: First sustainability-themed pre-orientation adventure held

2014: First Big Green Event held; 

         CNG-powered farm shuttle bus was purchased; 

         First Orientation at the farm event held;  

         Tinkham Veale University Center, certified LEED gold, opened; 

         Wyant Athletics and Wellness Center opened (projecting LEED silver);  

         CWRU awarded NOACA's Bronze Commuter Choice Award;  

         Assistant Director of Sustainability Position Created 

2015: Third GHG assessment completed; 

         think[box] opened (projecting LEED silver); 

         CWRU competed in Climate Conservation Nations (CCN) for the first time; 

         CWRU awarded NOACA's Gold Commuter Choice and "Most Improved" awards;  

         Green your Lab program launched

         First 4 Fixit stations installed