Frequently Asked Questions


What is sustainability?


Simply defined, it is the potential for long-term maintenance of wellbeing, which in turn depends on the wellbeing of the natural world and the responsible use of natural resources.


How does this apply to Baylor?


In accordance with its Christian mission and vision, Baylor University strives to be a community that fulfills its calling as stewards of God's gift of creation.


Who can I contact with questions concerning sustainability?


Contact Smith Getterman by E-mail at:


How can I help?


Check out our website for tips on what you can do to make Baylor more environmentally friendly.


What can I do on campus to go green?


Click here for a list of things you can do on campus to go green.


What can I recycle on campus?


You can recycle white paper, colored paper, cardboard, aluminum cans and plastic bottles. Click here for a list of recycling locations on campus.


What do the recycling bins look like?


We have three different kinds of recycling bins on campus, pictured below:




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Are there volunteer opportunities?


Yes! Click here to inquire about volunteer opportunities with Baylor Sustainability.


Are there green student organizations on campus?


Yes, there are: ECO Club, The Imagined Future, and NetImpact. For more information about these organizations, check out the student organizations page.


How can my organization get involved with the sustainability department?


You can contact Smith Getterman by E-mail at:


What is Dining Services doing to go green?


Check out the Dining Services website to see what they're doing to go green.