Current Sustainability Efforts at Southeast

Sustainability is a vital part of all we do at Southeast

Campus Energy

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 ( 651-2215) in Public Safety to learn more about car pool parking.
  • A campus-wide bicycle plan is under development by Dr. Mark Langenfeld ( 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 ( 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.



Rhodes Hall, Room 107
Sustainability at Southeast
One University Plaza, MS 6800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701