Chose Interior paints, fabrics, floor and wall coverings that emit low levels of volatile organic compounds for Welcome Center
Installed a shower in the building so staffers who bike to work can clean up on site before beginning their day
Substituted washable and reusable ceramic mugs for the styrofoam cups once used to serve coffee; mugs washed in an Energy Star dishwasher located in the new building
Began serving snacks purchased locally and in bulk instead of running vending machines to supply such food
Elimination of the Admissions Office’s staff automobiles; currently, recruiters drive their own vehicles to recruiting appointments and are reimbursed by IWU for the mileage involved in such travel
Making aggressive efforts to cut back on the amount of paper used by Admissions staff
Beginning to plan for paperless prospective student files using existing software
Would like to encourage Admissions staff to purchase fuel efficient and/or hybrid vehicles, possibly by offering staffers a cash incentive to make such a purchase (not likely given current economic situation)
Recommending establishing a green-space where extra-curricular activities for students such as LaCrosse and Ultimate Frisbee can be played
Support trying to get the campus to go trayless; believes there would be initial resistance to a trayless approach to campus meals that would, in the end, be accepted (previous changes such as May Term and campus building signage cited as precedents – they met initial resistance and then were accepted).
Interested in possibility of IWU joining a group of area businesses and the Town of Normal to set up a Zip Car system and believes students would be likely to use them.