Reports

Recycling at University of Idaho Events - 2013
This report has been prepared as a tool for the University of Idaho to use as a resource for continued development of the Kibbie Dome Activity Center’s recycling program. Waste characterizations were conducted after footballs games and Jazz Festival in order to evaluate the current recycling infrastructure. 30% of the materials found in the landfill for football games were recyclable. This report also provides data on the potential for composting during events and outlines suggestions for improving the recycling rate at Kibbie Dome Activity Center.
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Greenhouse Gas Inventory - 2013
This report has been prepared as a step towards meeting the University of Idaho’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint. The report establishes a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions baseline, using data from2005, the first year for which comprehensive data are available. Data spans from 2005 to 2011, with 2008 being the peak year for emissions on the UI campus. Annual emissions have steadily declined subsequent to the 2008 peak, and since the baseline year of 2005 a 12.5 percent decrease in annual emissions has been recorded.
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Campus Sustainability Assessment - 2011
University of Idaho Moscow Sustainability Assessment. Prepared by CORE 175: Earth and Our Place On It. Taught by: Ed Krumpe. Spring 2011.
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UI Electronic Waste Disposal Fee Schedule & Guidelines - 2010
Due to recent legislation in Oregon, effective January 1, 2010 the landfill currently receiving the University of Idaho’s municipal solid waste will no longer accept Electronic Waste (E-Waste). This means that no E-Waste may be put in interior waste cans, exterior trash cans or dumpsters. For simplicity sake, if a unit has a plug, battery, or microchip, it will be considered E-Waste.
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Climate Action Plan - 2010
This report is the first University of Idaho Climate Action Plan (CAP). The CAP was developed to outline the steps the University of Idaho needs to take to become climate neutral by 2030. The steps towards climate neutrality are also steps towards greater fiscal responsibility. Energy conservation, higher performance buildings, reducing fossil fuel use, and other strategies outlined in this plan are cost‐effective, not only reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, but also reducing operational costs and the impacts of future increases in energy and fuel prices.
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University of Idaho Waste Characterization - 2009
The University of Idaho Sustainability Center organizes and supports efforts to create an active culture of sustainability on campus and in the communities where we operate, through projects that reduce our environmental footprint and increase participation and collaboration among students, faculty, staff and community members in addressing sustainability-related issues. We are committed to developing and maintain healthful educational living environments while fully integrating sustainable practices at the University of Idaho. Sustainability Involves reorganizing our life support systems; climate, energy, biodiversity, food, consumerism and consumption, waste, transportation and built environment.
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Action Plan for UI Surplus -2009
This proposal is a business case to increase the operational efficiency, profitability, and the environmental sustainability impact of University of Idaho's Surplus department. Our team has examined Surplus’s current business operations and compared it to WSU surplus’ profitable operations.
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Strategic Innnovation Initiative: Waste Minimization Proposal - 2009
Sustainability has to be more than just a word at the University of Idaho (UI), but rather a way of preparing students for a future that may include energy and water shortages, climate change, increased competition from abroad, and perhaps declining per capita income. US citizens cannot afford to continue wasting precious resources. This proposal will increase the sustainability of UI by reducing our overall waste stream. The focus on waste minimization and recycling is meant to be an example of the types of projects possible to advance sustainability, which are both cost effective and requisite for a healthy future for the young people educated at the UI. This Strategic Innovation Initiative submitted by Darin Saul, University of Idaho Sustainabiltiy Director, is being implemented.
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Greenhouse Gas Inventory - 2008
This report has been prepared as a step towards meeting University of Idaho’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint. The report establishes a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions baseline, using data from 2005, the first year for which comprehensive data are available. The report also presents emissions from 2006 and 2007.
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