About Manchester


Green Campus Initiative

University Sustainability Policy

The University has its own sustainability policy. To read the policy, please click here.

Solar Panels Installed on MU Log Cabin

The University recently installed solar panels on the campus log cabin as part of the Environmental Studies Program Initiative and funded by the Mary A Cargill Foundation. To see how much energy it collects from the sun, please visit the system's reporting tool. All you need to do is click here.

Commemorative Tree Program

Please consider donating to the University's Commemorative Tree Program. In this way, you can honor someone you love and do something for the environment. For more information, please click here.

Food Service Sustainability Platform

Chartwells, a part of the Compass Group, is the University's food services provider. As such, one of their primary functions is to provide meals for the students. The Compass Group has developed a sustainability platform for their operations. The document is in Word 2007 format. To read the document, please click here


To view a comprehensive list of sites providing green information, please click here.

Natural Gas and Electricity Usage

The University publishes actual campus energy usage figures by way of a new system that monitors multiple meters around campus.

You can view this information by clicking here. You must have Java installed on your computer to see the figures on the page. Please be patient while Java loads.

Green Factoid

By 2050 the U.S. Forest Service estimates that the U.S. will lose 23 million acres of existing forest lands.

SourceU.S. Forest Service