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Campus Initiatives

It is the goal of the University of Mount Union to meet the growing concern for sustainability on our campus through education and communication. We encourage and facilitate awareness and action on our campus and throughout the Alliance community. 

The University has incorporated campus-wide sustainability initiatives, including a robust Environmental Science Program, access to a 141-acre Nature Center to conduct class, research, enjoy hiking, and experience nature, and the establishment of a Green Revolving Fund to support campus energy-saving projects, among others.

Campus Initiatives

  1. Solar Panels

    Solar panels cover a portion of the roof on the McPherson Field houseIn 2010, the Peterson Field House became home to the largest application of a thin film laminate solar voltaic array in Ohio. A total of 230 feet of the south facing roof is covered by the 19-foot solar panels. Each panel is less than 1/8 of an inch thick and is fastened to the metal roof. Overall, these panels make up a 54-kilowatt system and produce enough energy to power seven average-sized homes for one year. There is also a one-kilowatt solar panel on the
    roof of the Hoover-PriceCampus Center. 

    Sunny Portal- Mount Union Energy and Power

  2. Hydration Stations

    Hydration stations provide convenient hydration to faculty, staff, and students with a rapid fill of filtered water while reducing plastic water bottle waste. Hydration Station 

    Hydration stations are located in:

    • Bracy
    • Gallaher
    • Cope
    • HPCC
    • The MAAC
    • Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center (KHIC)
    • Tolerton-Hood/EBB
    • Shields
    • Cunningham
    • Ketchum
    • McMaster
    • Van den Eynden

    The MAAC boasts the highest usage to date. More stations will be installed in the future.  

  3. Recycling

    Click the link below for a simple guide provided by Kimble Recycling & Disposal to assist you with your Campus Recycling Decisions. 

    Kimble - What is Recyclable? 

    Located in Dover, Ohio, Kimble is a family-owned and operated business, committed to providing quality, convenient, and sustainable waste management and recycling solutions to Eastern Ohio, including the University of Mount Union.

  4. Green Revolving Fund

    In 2016, the University of Mount Union’s Board of Trustees showed a continuing commitment to sustainability by approving a Green Revolving Fund (GRF) to be used for energy-related projects on campus. The internal fund will be used to cycle back savings from energy efficiency improvements to fund new projects in the future. If you have an idea for a potential project please e-mail,  

    Green Revolving Fund Project Suggestion Form