Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about how to recycle?

Sustainability Services is the department on campus that coordinates all of the recycling, waste diversion, and donation needs on campus. Check out the recycling on campus guide to learn more about how to recycle on campus.

Interested in hosting a zero-waste event?

Zero-waste events means that all items consumed or used during the event do not end up in the landfill. Sustainability Services coordinates these events. If you'd like to make your next event zero-waste, email recycling@pugetsound.edu to make arrangements. Find out more information here.

Do you have items to donate?

To learn more about donation centers around Tacoma, you can visit the Pierce County donations webpage, or the Sustainability Services donations webpage to see a few of our favorite organizations.

Want tips on how to conserve energy?

Visit the Loggers Unplug homepage for more information about how you can reduce your energy usage in the dorms and in your office.

Interested in the divestment campaign?

The divestment campaign is run by Puget Sound's ECO Club, which functions to channel student voice regarding environmental concerns in the Puget Sound Community and to educate and raise awareness about environmental justice. You can read the Statement on Divestment, published by the Board of Trustees in May 2016, or join ECO by emailing eco@pugetsound.edu.

Have an idea for a sustainable project and need funding?

Each year, $3.00 from every Puget Sound student's tuition money is pooled together to form the Green Fund (also know as the Green Fee). It functions to support students seeking to implement projects improving campus sustainability. The Green Fund is managed by ASUPS and can be applied for each semester. To learn more about what projects the Green Fund can cover and how to apply, visit the Green Fund webpage.

If you have any other questions that were left unanswered, please do not hesitate to email sustainability@pugetsound.edu.