PACES assessed the Center for Black Studies Research during Winter 2014, and outlined the results of the assessment as well as recommendations for future action in its Sustainability and Climate Action Plan.

Number of Staff: 4

Certification Level: Silver (45/86 points)

Areas of Leadership: 

  • Occupants actively participate in the campus Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
  • Occupants utilize natural light when possible, reducing the use of overhead lighting
  • Department uses recycled furniture in lobby space and student lounge
  • Department gives preference to Energy Star certified electronic equipment when making purchases
  • Department makes office supply purchases in bulk whenever possible, reducing waste from excess packaging
  • For events, the department supplies compostable plates and utensils, and gives preference to local food vendors
  • Department reduces paper waste by sending out flyers and announcements electronically


View: Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (Center for Black Studies Research)

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