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Sustainability Highlight: Open Streets

Last Sunday, September 30th, Open Streets came to the University of Minnesota campus and the Motley neighborhood. Open Streets is a community event that closes streets to car traffic and opens it up for walking, biking and more! These events give the public the opportunity to explore their neighborhood safely while also getting to know local vendors. 

 

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Sustainable Core Principle #2: Creating Sustainable Food Systems

Fall semester is well underway and we’d like to continue discussing the four core principles of the Office of Sustainability. As you may remember from our last blog, these four principles include the stewardship of water resources, creating sustainable food systems, maintaining clean energy and providing sustainable systems management. All of these topics are major priorities of the University and contribute to the overall sustainability of campus. We want to break these topics down to explain the meaning of each sector and why each of them matters to us. 

 

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Sustainable Core Principle #1: Stewardship of Water Resources

Can you believe summer ends in less than a month? Whether you’re excited about the approaching school year or not, we thought it was a good time to remind students, faculty, and staff of the four core principles of the Office of Sustainability. This includes the Stewardship of Water Resources, Creating Sustainable Food Systems, Maintaining Clean Energy, and Providing Sustainable Materials Management on campus. These four topics are major priorities for the University and all contribute to the overall sustainability of campus.

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