Sustainability is a vital part of all we do at Southeast
The University power plant is undergoing a major renovation and upgrade. Fifty year
old coal-fired boilers are being replaced with new natural gas-fired boilers. This
upgrade will us to better control energy consumption and steam production. The result
will be substantial reductions in carbon dioxide and particulate emissions.
- Car pooling to campus is being encouraged through the availability of special parking
decals and dedicated parking spaces available only to members of the campus community
that share a ride to the University. Those interested in the car pool program can
contact Beth Glaus (email@example.com 651-2215) in Public Safety to learn more about car pool parking.
- A campus-wide bicycle plan is under development by Dr. Mark Langenfeld (firstname.lastname@example.org 651-2461). The purpose is to improve cyclability and increase the use of bicycle
transportation by members of the University community. Dr. Langenfeld is also working
with the City of Cape Girardeau on the "Ride the City" program. This is an integrated
effort by "town and gown" to improve bicycle paths, lanes, and parking throughout
the city and campus.
Residence Halls and Dining
- The University has developed a "Green Office" program which promotes sustainability
efforts in every office on campus. Participating offices are recognized at the Gold,
Silver, and Bronze levels. Currently there are xx Green Offices on campus and the
number is growing. To learn more about the Green Office program contact Ms. Wilma
Huffman (email@example.com 651-2163).
- E-cycling has come to Southeast. Old computer equipment,office equipment, and telecommunications
equipment are being recycled through a certified electronics recycling company. Last
year the University recycled xx pounds of old electronics.