- Tougaloo’s Sustainability Task Force will work to decrease the school’s carbon footprint, identify green policies, increase campus recycling, save water and energy, and encourage green construction and maintenance.
- The vice president for facilities works on making the campus more environmentally friendly.
- The collegeâ€™s strategic plan includes sustainability as a guiding principle.
- Tougaloo will reuse the wood floors, beams, and other building materials from a recently demolished building for other projects on campus.
- The school is using recycled materials in a current renovation project.
- Two future buildings, the Bennie G. Thompson Academic Center and Tougaloo Commons, will feature energy-efficient lighting and temperature controls as well as landscaping that will incorporate native plants.
- Efficiency technologies in existing buildings include energy management systems, LED lighting, variable speed drives, and chillers.
- To save water, buildings feature dual-flush toilets and efficient washing machines.
- Tougaloo recycles cardboard and some plastics as well as used computers.
- The campus aims to reduce its paper usage through centralized printing.
- Dining services purchases local foods.
- Food is grown in an on-campus garden.
- Excess food is used as feed at a local pig farm.
- The Facilities & Real Property Convocation educates students about environmental issues.
- Students work with professors on environmental research projects.