All campus bathrooms are making the switch to GOJO Green Certified Foam Hand Cleaner. The mild, biodegradable foam soap meets stringent standards for being environmentally responsible while still cleaning and sanitizing hands.
A switch to microfiber cleaning cloths and dust mops is resulting in cleaner surfaces using fewer chemicals and less water. The super-absorbent material makes it more effective at cleaning and removing soils and contaminants, allowing staff to use just enough cleaning agents to make the campus sparkle.
UA has gone clean and green, trading harsh chemicals for environmentally friendly cleaning products. Three-fourths of traditional cleaning supplies have been replaced with products developed for high performance, reduced environmental impact and enhanced safety. Staff has been trained in the best practices when it comes to cleaning and maintaining sustainable buildings.
While the expansive, grassy mall is a favorite spot for students to relax between classes, all that turf requires water. Starting in 2003, the UA made the switch to reclaimed water for sports fields and lawns. Reclaimed water allows the campus to remain green while reducing the impact on the environment.
Biosystems Engineering Club is teaming up with Gila Residence Hall's engineering leadership wing (ezone) to build a garden in the hall's backyard.
SFS built and planted a garden behind the Marshall Foundation on University to service some of the restaurants on University with fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Life Science Student Association (LSSA) currently has two greenhouses on campus. Both are located on the 6th floor of the 6th street garage. LSSA uses one greenhouse for the propagation and production of their house plants, desert plants and tropical plants. LSSA's other greenhouse is a showcase of the many capabilities of controlled environment agriculture. This greenhouse is designed to help further LSSA's education goals, and is open to the public.
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.