LSSA propagates numerous species of flowers and herbs for sale at local farmer’s markets. LSSA aims to support itself through on and off campus plant sales. Proceeds from the plant sales will be directed towards vital expenses as determined by the presidency and advisor. LSSA also aims to support the mission of the Native Plant Nursery by providing species to increase biodiversity in urban areas. 

Research Theme:
Natural Environment and Biodiversity

The University of Arizona Facilities Management Motor Pool is excited to own the first all electric car for departments to rent while on University business. The 2011 All Electric Nissan Leaf has a range on one charge of approximately 100 miles and takes only 8 hours to fully charge. The operating cost to charge the Leaf is approximately .02 cents a mile, depending on utility rates. 60% of the interior of the Leaf is made from recycled materials including water bottles. The back of the Leaf has a small solar panel to help keep the 12 volt auxiliary battery charged. With more charging stations being installed throughout Tucson and surrounding areas, the reality of practical, all electric vehicles for campus use is moving ahead. 

Research Theme:
Energy, Urban Environment

The University of Arizona's Facilities Management Team began working with Merlin Organics to improve soil health and reduce water usage on campus with a pilot program which started in July 2011. Based on the early success of the Bear Down Pilot Program, the project is now being expanded to encompass the entire Mall area. The objective is to have all turf at the University under 100% organic management by the end of 2012 and to become the greenest campus in the U.S. 

Research Theme:
Public Health, Water

The UA Energy Dashboard tracks utility consumption and carbon dioxide emissions at the University of Arizona. Ever wondered how much electricity your Residence Hall uses? How about how much water the Chemical Sciences building goes through in a day, week, or month? What about how much energy the entire campus used this year? Now you can find out with a few clicks of your mouse, and this is the tool to help you! So look around, have fun, and be sure to check back often to monitor progress.

Research Theme:
Energy, Science Engagement, Water

Covering myriad topics, Resident Assistants, Desk Managers/Assistants, Hall Councils, and more are trained each year.

Research Theme:
Science Engagement

Advertisement developed to promote environmentally conscious purchases for residence hall rooms and involvement in the Eco-Rep program.

Research Theme:
Business and Economics, Energy, Science Engagement

Public commitment to cultivate sustainable communities that are environmentally aware, socially conscious, and fiscally responsible.

Research Theme:
Governance, Law, and Policy, Science Engagement

Educational sustainability program instructions -- including materials, time, participant size, facilitation directions, discussion questions, and more.

Research Theme:
Science Engagement

Resource developed to teach event planners how to make their programs more inclusive and sustainable.

Research Theme:
Science Engagement

A collaborative effort with the Office of Sustainability. In light of the institutional green purchasing policy, researching environmentally friendly purchasing habits in Residence Life, and the best ways to increase the percentage of green purchases. Partially funded by the UA Green Fund.

Research Theme:
Business and Economics, Energy, Science Engagement

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