Stephen F. Austin State University

Sustainability

Campus Rec Sustainability Practices

Campus Recreation is dedicated to being sustainable, as well as promoting sustainability throughout the campus. A few of our sustainable practices at the Student Recreation Center include:

Use of Recycled Materials

• 30% of paper is recycled
• Leftover handbills and flyers are used as notepads
• Digital advertising is utilized
• Towels are washed and reused

Facility Fixtures that Conserve Energy

• Automatic toilets and sinks
• Self-powered equipment
• Energy-saving setting on copier
• Motion sensing lights in all offices and throughout the facility
• Automated washing machines
• Timed tennis court lights
• Opening sliding entry doors only halfway in colder weather

Recycling Practices

• Recycling printer cartridges and copier drums
• Recycling cardboard and paper by placing recycle bins around the office
• Recycling posters and bulletin boards as wrapping paper during Christmastime

Other Practices

• Advocating use of reusable water bottles by installing filling stations
• Turning off TVs and Racquetball Court lights when not in use
• Powering down and unplugging office equipment at night and over the weekend
• Washing a load of laundry only when the washer is full
• Emailing instead of writing notes when possible

Ideas for the Future

• Covering the spa
• Attaching power generators to the machines to generate power to run the facility
• Digital touchsreen kiosks to cut down on paper advertising
• Lining the roof with solar panels