Student Lead Initiatives

"You set the earth on its foundations, so that it shall never be shaken ... O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures." Psalm 104:5, 24

Several student-lead initiatives have added to campus sustainability:

  • ACU Unplugged

The eleven resident halls compete for the greatest energy saving during a ten day period. Each residence hall’s energy usage is measured during the competition period and compared with the hall’s energy use in the previous fall. The hall with the greatest percentage reduction wins. In the process, students become more aware of smart energy usage. For more information, contact the coordinators at

  • Box-to-Bin

Each fall when students move into campus residence halls, they bring a tremendous amount of cardboard. The Box-to-Bin program redirects this cardboard to recycling bins and encourages new students to adopt green practices. For more information, contact the coordinators at

  • Recyclemania

When residence halls are being vacated in the Spring, Recyclemania gives students an opportunity to donate goods, swap tee-shirts and recycle paper and plastic. Recyclemania is completely student-run. For more information, contact the Year-End Committee in the Student Organizations office.

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