Recreation Center

  • Operate the campus bike share program to encourage sustainable transportation on and around campus.
  • Operate campus bike repair shop to help campus community with repairing and restoring bikes.
  • Staff unplugs all treadmills and televisions on the fitness floor at closing every day to save power overnight.
  • Lights in the gym and fitness center are left off during the day and the areas are lit by sunlight.
  • Solar panels pre-heat pool water to save on the use of natural gas.
  • Recycled paper is used in the copy machines and printers.
  • Utilize pool covers to minimize heat loss and evaporation when the pool is not being used.
  • Recycling containers are located around the building for the convenience of our users
  • Water fountains are equipped with bottle fillers to encourage the refilling and reuse of water bottles
  • Underwent a project last winter to replace weather stripping on all doors to protect the internal environment and save money on heating
  • We have installed the storage tank to pull the excess heat out of the pool solar system so we can store it for use in domestic hot water for the building (showers and sinks). As of last writing we were investigating pricing on that project.
  • The recreation center expansion referendum includes an initiative to improve and maintain the campus recreational trails system. This will include funding and oversight of the trails system by an advisory board and will focus on making the trail system safe and sustainable to the landscape while providing an outstanding recreational and fitness experience for the campus community.
  • This year we have also played a role, with a number of other campus departments, in the planning and implementation of bike to work day. This program encourages faculty, staff and students to utilize bicycles as an alternative transportation to campus.
  • We worked with OSA to be a part of their Earth Day festivities, by bringing over some of our rental bikes to showcase the campus bike share program.
  • Our outdoor office partnered with students in geography to host trail improvement days where volunteers worked on current campus recreational trails to make them safer, easier to follow, and lessen their impact on the environment.