Sustainability & Resources . . .
the library as a sustainable alternative to
purchasing books individually. Doing so builds
and strengthens community while saving natural
Dacus library has an excellent
resources that focus on
sustainability and the three dimensions of
sustainability: social, economic, and environmental.
The following resources are
not specific to any initiative at Winthrop and are
not an endorsement of any individual agency or
initiative. This information is only provided as a
resource that can
provide information about sustainability,
sustainable practices, and/or for research
Calculators . . .
The Energy Profile is a tool that can be used to
receive a comprehensive analysis of your home's
energy use and identify cost saving opportunities.
Piedmont Municipal Power Agency, PMPA, is a
joint-action agency incorporated in 1979. The agency
was formed by, and continues to provide wholesale
electric services to, ten municipal utilities in the
upstate of South Carolina.
Ecological Footprint Calculators . . .
Your ecological footprint is
a measure of biocapacity or human demand on the
planet's ecosystems and associated waste generated;
the measure of how much land and ocean is necessary
to maintain the resources humans consume and
ultimately dispose of. Do you know what your
ecological footprint is? Use the following
links to find out!
Carbon Footprint Calculators
. . .
A carbon footprint is a
measure of direct emissions of greenhouse gasses
(GHG) through transport, land clearance,
manufacturing, and the production and consumption of
food, fuels, consumables, wood, roads, buildings and
services that cause climate change into the
atmosphere. What is your carbon footprint?
Use the following links to find out!
Recycling . . .
Find a recycling center or
learn about the journey of those bottles and cans
Other Resouces . . .
As an institutional
member of the
Association for the Advancement of
Sustainability in Higher Education
University is committed to sustainability and to
serving as a positive example through sustainable
practices. AASHE is helping to create a brighter future of
opportunity for all by advancing sustainability in
higher education. By creating a diverse community
engaged in sharing ideas and promising practices,
AASHE provides administrators, faculty, staff and
students, as well as the business that serve them,
with: thought leadership and essential knowledge
resources; outstanding opportunities for
professional development; and a unique framework for
demonstrating the value and competitive edge created
by sustainability initiatives.
A project of the
Driftwood Wildlife Association
Have you have wondered what
other living organisms share our campus habitat?
Did you know that we have
living on campus? There are Chimney Swifts
living right here on campus two parents and their
offspring can consume over 12,000 flying insects
every day! Chimney Swifts typically arrive in the
United States late March and return to the Amazon
Basin of Peru in early November where they winter.
Chimney Swifts are protected by State Wildlife Codes
and Federal law under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
of 1916. However, the
Chimney Swift population is declining because of
habitat loss. For more information on Chimney
Swifts or how you can help increase the Chimney
Swift population, click on the link above. The
purpose of this site is to promote the conservation
of Chimney Swifts through public education,
preservation of existing habitat and creation of new
nesting and roosting sites.
Do you receive mail that you
really don't want or need? Is your
recycling bin filled with junk mail? If
answered yes to these two questions, you can take
action to reduce the amount of junk mail you
receive. One available source available is
an online tool developed by the Direct Marketing
Association to help you manage your mail.
Click on the logo below to access the DMAchoice™
website to get started reducing the junk mail you
receive in you mailbox.
Rock Hill Bicycle Club
(RHBC) represents a
collection of recreational riders, racers and
mountain bikers. As of 2005, the club has been
in existence for over 25 years, with a
membership of more than 100 riders. Known
for its growing sports market, York County is
one of the fastest growing regions in the United
States, just minutes south of Charlotte, NC.
While many RHBC members reside in York County
many others hail from neighboring Lancaster and
Chester Counties as well as North Carolina
cyclists from Mecklenburg, Gaston and Union
The mission of
(EPA) is to protect human health and the
environment. On-line resources are available
that provide information on a variety of
environmental topics including air, climate change,
green living, pesticides, chemicals, toxics, waste,
Partnership works with a wide
variety of leading organizations — from Fortune 500®
companies to local, state and federal governments,
and a growing number of colleges and universities.
The following Top Partner Rankings highlight the
annual green power use of leading Green Power
Partners within the United States and across
individual industry sectors.
The mission of
Builders of Hope
seeks to increase the availability of high-quality,
safe, affordable and workforce housing
options. Through innovative reuse and rehabilitation
we incorporate economic benefits, environmental
stewardship and social solutions. As social
entrepreneurs, Builders of Hope sustainably
revitalizes at-risk communities — one home, one
family, one life at a time.
Creation Justice Ministries
work in cooperation with national bodies of
Protestant denominations, Orthodox communions,
regional faith groups, and congregants to protect
and restore God's Creation. Variety of
resources are available.
Department of Health and Environmental Control
(DHEC) promotes and protects the health of the
public and environment. DHEC's website offers
information about healthy living, services,
regulatory compliance, environmental protection,
and education and community involvement.
Winthrop University is an
institutional member of the
Association (CRA). The CRA is a nonprofit
organization established and maintained by a
community of people - multi-national corporations,
small businesses, local government, state government
agencies, and individuals across the Carolinas who
are committed to waste reduction and recycling
Waste To Green
is an Electronic Waste (e-waste) collection and
recycling service in North Carolina dedicated to
converting as much e-waste into green by diverting
it from our landfills and overseas export as
Waste To Green
collects and process whatever e-waste they can
recycle, the rest is forwarded to appropriate
recycling facilities where it will be re-cycled for
Waste To Green
website offers information and tips about recycling
Green America's mission is to "harness economic
power—the strength of consumers, investors,
businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially
just and environmentally sustainable society."
Green America's website provides information on
serveral topics including climate, fair trade,
social investing, and living green.
Architecture 2030, a non-profit, non-partisan
and independent organization, was established in
response to the climate change crisis by architect
Edward Mazria in 2002. 2030’s mission is to rapidly
transform the U.S. and global Building Sector from
the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to
a central part of the solution to the climate
change, energy consumption, and economic crises. Our
goal is straightforward: to achieve a dramatic
reduction in the climate-change-causing greenhouse
gas (GHG) emissions of the Building Sector by
changing the way buildings and developments are
planned, designed and constructed.
Inhabitat.com is a
weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking
the innovations in technology, practices and
materials that are pushing architecture and home
design towards a smarter and more sustainable
future. Other topics posted include insigt
to a variety of social and environmental issues.
Test your paper recycling IQ by taking an online
quiz about how much you know about paper recycling.
is hosted by The American Forest &
Paper Association. Website provides
information about how to recycle paper in the
community, at the office, or at school.
Since its inception,
mission has remained the same: to provide
information about environmental issues and to share
ideas and resources so that readers can live more
sustainable lives and connect with ongoing efforts
The Center for Biological
Diversity provides information about the importance
of diversity and how human society can "secure the
future of all species . . ." Website offers
links to programs supporting endangered species,
climate, oceans, and urban wildlands.
"Clean Air Carolina envisions
a future in which residents understand the
connection between clean air and physical health and
are working to ensure NC’s air quality meets or
exceeds science-based air quality standards that
protect public, environmental and economic health."
Tips for Going Green at College
Created by Annie
Leonard and her friends at Free Range Studios in
The Story of
was an effort
to bring awareness to share "what she’d
learned about the way we make, use and throw
away Stuff." Consider how your buying
habits contribute to sustainability, i.e. how
what you buy
advance economic vitality, ecological integrity,
and social welfare.
believes environmental sustainability, when
combined with a pro-business approach benefits
the regional economy and is achieved through
perpetual, formal stewardship of defined
resources in the environment in the areas of
energy, water, air, and waste.