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Environmental Sustainability

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At CSM we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment. We will strive to improve our environmental performance over time and to initiate additional projects and activities that will further reduce our impacts on the environment. Our commitment to the environment extends to our students, our faculty, our staff and our community.

CSM's Environmental Sustainability Committee has identified the following goals to reduce the college’s environmental impact. 

  • Goal 1:  Increase energy efficiency and reduce energy costs
  • Goal 2: Decrease disposal of plastic bottles by promoting the use of on-campus filtered water filling stations through awareness campaign.
  • Goal 3:  Increase recycling by staff and students on campuses.
  • Goal 4:  Increase awareness of and promote sustainability efforts on campuses.

Environmental Sustainability Committee

Maryland Green Registry MemberCSM is committed to reducing its impact on the environment. We will strive to improve our environmental performance over time and to initiate additional projects and activities that will further reduce our impacts on the environment. Our commitment to the environment extends to our students, our faculty, our staff and our community. We are committed to:

  • Comply with all applicable environmental regulations;
  • Prevent pollution whenever possible;
  • Educate our staff and students on our environmental program and empower them to contribute and participate;
  • Communicate our environmental commitment and efforts to our students, staff and our community; and
  • Continually improve over time by striving to measure our environmental impacts and by setting goals to reduce these impacts each year. 

CSM has an Environmental Sustainability Committee, which meets regularly to evaluate and advise college administration and Board of Trustees on sustainability opportunities. This committee reflects the college’s commitment to responsible stewardship of environmental resources and aspires to work toward a sustainable campus life which protects and enhances the environment and health of the faculty, staff and students.

The committee membership includes staff, faculty and students, representing all campuses and a variety of divisions.

The committee provides leadership in all issues related to the college sustainability. The purpose of the committee is:

  1. Identify sustainability opportunities and issues and make recommendations to the administration for changes (advisory);
  2. Increase the campus-wide environmental awareness (education); and
  3. Coordinate current and future sustainability efforts (coordination).