Timeline

  • 2013

    • KCUMB replaces traditional water fountains with new water bottle filling stations.

     2012

    • KCUMB adds more recycling bins on campus; Styrofoam boxes added to recycled materials collection.
    • Classroom annex renovations are reported to be LEED certification appropriate.
    • KCUMB initiates educational program for medicine drop-off centers in the northland.
    • KCP&L awards KCUMB with rebate incentives for projects in Smith Hall, SEP, D'Angelo Library and the Student Activities Center.

    2011 

    • Weekly green tips appear on the intranet. 
    • KCUMB initiates targeted recycling drives two to three times a year. 
    • KCUMB adds more recycling bins on campus; Cell phones, batteries, hangers and aluminum foil are added to added to recycled materials collection.
    • Cafeteria reduces waste by buying in bulk, offering stainless steel utensils along with plastic and staggering student lunch hours to reduce the number of to-go containers.
    • KCUMB commits to LEED certification for future buildings and renovations to current facilities. 
    • KCUMB conducts energy audit. 
    • Stickers added to light switches on campus to remind everyone to turn lights off.
    • Earth Day kicks off awareness campaign complete with recycling drive, green trivia contest and reusable bags for students. 
    • KCUMB participates in Northeast Neighborhood clean-up day.
    • Styrofoam cooler recycling initiated in Dybedal for the researchers and CRC.
    • Security switches lights in parking lot to LED for higher lighting output with less energy consumption.
    • KCUMB community garden starts compost.

    2010

    • KCUMB becomes a member of the Environmental Excellence Business Network of Kansas City.
    • KCUMB adds more recycling bins on campus.
    • Water jugs replace bottled water for meetings and Community Service Day to reduce waste.
    • KCUMB sees a significant drop in paper use thanks to several committees going paperless, the Go-Print system and the interlibrary loan service distributing electronic copies in lieu of paper whenever possible.
    • The Green Team becomes involved in the Community Garden.

    2009

    • Go Green Contest calls for ideas on how to be green.
    • KCUMB adds more recycling bins on campus.

    2008

    • KCUMB forms the Green Team.
    • KCUMB continues to recycle motor oil, cooking oil, batteries and tires as it has done for the past 15 years.