Sustainable Living on Campus
Mines Residence Life works hard to make living on campus as a freshmen or transfer student a social and educational experience. There are always ways to get involved on your dorm floor, building, or all of residence life to make a difference.
There is single stream recycling in each of the individual rooms, offices. The recycling bins are outside of each residence hall next to the trash bins, so students and faculty can easily remove of their waste properly. Students can also drop off their used, non-commercial batteries at conveinient locations in the residence halls.
Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. towards the end of March, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. During the 2015 Spring Semester students held the first Mines Earth Hour, which incorporated reducing electrical output in the Residence Halls across campus as well as turning the M off on Mt. Zion. In the 2016 Spring Semester students will be looking to expand the event to Mines Park Apartments and opening the event to the Golden Community to help spread awareness of sustainability.
Leading up to winter and spring move out there are donation boxes for items of food and clothing that are taken to local shelters.