Frequently Asked Questions
- Net zero water usage means finding ways to reduce the use of drinking water and expand the use of reclaimed water (treated wastewater for non-drinking purposes).
- Zero waste to landfills calls for reducing the materials coming onto campus and maximizing efforts to reuse, recycle and compost.
- Net zero greenhouse gas emissions focuses on minimizing the use of hydrocarbons (such as coal, petroleum and natural gas); switching to renewable energy sources wherever practical; and increasing building energy efficiency.
The Three Zeros Environmental Inititative also has a student representative, Elizabeth Harvell ’17, who is working with student groups to align their missions with the Three Zeros goals and doing research for the Three Zeros team.
The Three Zeros Communications Working Group works on communications and outreach for the initiative, updating the website and producing Three Zeros-related content.
Learn more about the Campus Recycling Programs and Activities, like lab recycling, food waste composting and construction/demolition recycling.
Learn more about energy conservation projects like the Winter Holiday Energy Savings Initiative, the Building Optimization Program and Campus Lighting Upgrades.
If you or an organization you work with would like to learn more about how it can better align your/its work with the Three Zeros Environmental Inititative, please contact Tait Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.