Sustainability Hub for Innovation & Environment (SHINE)
Supporting, encouraging, and contributing to a diverse and sustainable world
Our purpose is to improve planning and coordination for sustainability on campus, increase the implementation of sustainable initiatives and practices on campuses, and support education on sustainability inside and out of the classroom.
SHINE’s peer-to-peer education program offers students the resources and knowledge to solve sustainability issues and encourages habit modification to make a collective difference on campus.
On Campus Initiatives
SHINE strives to protect NMU’s beautiful physical surroundings by promoting awareness and responsibility and inspiring innovative sustainable solutions, behavioral changes, and environmental ethics.
SHINE writes sustainability narratives and implements transformational sustainability projects by providing insight and actionable recommendations based on research, strategy, and big picture ideas.
NMU Sustainability Rating
Northern Michigan University's STARS rating, determined by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education as a measure of universities' performance related to sustainability, advanced to silver in 2020. The rating system factors in academics and research, operations, administration/planning and engagement.
Please get in touch if you have questions, would like to learn more, or have an idea to share.
- General sustainability - Jes Thompson, Professor in College of Business and SHINE Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Energy-related - Kathy Richards, Associate VP Engineering/Planning/Facilities, email@example.com
- Recycling-related - Brandon Sager, Assistant Director-Facilities, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Food-related - Paul Schoonveld, Director of Dining Services
Campus Sustainability Updates
Join Campus Sustainability Updates that SHINE shares to its network to inform students, faculty, and community members. This network is a resources that includes how to become involved in sustainability on campus and the community, and the initiaves happening at NMU. Sign up here!